Serious Problems Please Help!!!

  pb457 18:38 16 Sep 2005

Hi, my computer is playing up seriously, for a while now the computer keeps restarting for no apparent reason, certain things will trigger this like trying to play flight simulator 2004, but it seems to be getting worse, just by pressing ctrl Alt and delete sets it off. When windows reboots it tells me i have recovered from a serious error, but gives me no details, does anyone have the same problem or have a solution, thanks guys

  Jackcoms 18:41 16 Sep 2005

It would have been better if you had used a rather more descriptive title to start your thread.

When did you last carry out basic housekeeping on your PC such as clearing all the crap files and defragging?

  Yoda Knight 18:43 16 Sep 2005

Could be quite a few things....

Lets start with RAM. If you have more than 1 stick of RAM, try remove the extras and try them 1 at a time until you find a faulty stick.

Other things may be graphics card, heat, harddrive....

Try the RAM 1st

  Graham ® 19:09 16 Sep 2005

Check in the Event Viewer: Start, right click My Computer, Manage, Event Viewer, System. Select an Event, Action, Properties. You will get an opportunity to send to Microsoft for an explanation.

  961 19:10 16 Sep 2005

What virus checker and spywarefoils do you have?

Could be heat. How old is computer? Can you get into BIOS to check processor temperature?

  pb457 19:14 16 Sep 2005

I'll check the ram now, it can't be heat the case has 7 fans and generally the CPU temp is below 50 degrees, i use crap cleaner all the time and i defraged last week, i don'tknow about the hard drive how do i check? I use AVG virus scanner this is up to date and recent scans show no viruses. I'll tell you about the ram in a minute. thanks for your quick respnses.

  polish 19:49 16 Sep 2005

what size is your power supply with all the fans plus what ever else is running maybe under powered you could try to work out your needs sorry dont no how to post threads

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:03 16 Sep 2005

Repair XP by replacing corrupt files

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
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  pb457 11:30 17 Sep 2005

Thanks, The Ram isn't faulty, ichecked that i'll try your repair job i'll get back to you later, thnaks for your help guys

  pb457 11:37 17 Sep 2005

Wattage is fine says i need 266 i have 350 psu, i'll try the repair but i can't do it now i don't have the disk on me, i'll close the thread now and i'll open another if this doesn't work.
Thanks for your help greatly appreciated

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