Windows XP sudden shutdown

  Aquarrian 17:53 11 Apr 2006

Windows XP SP2 has been running for some time with no problems. There have been no hardware changes or software installs for some time. Windows closes down with no error messages. On reboot it initially started up normally. The latest crash reported a change in hardware and attempted a reboot. The reboot stopped with a garbled screen and attempted a reboot. This repeated several times and I was left with a blank screen. All through this the computer keeps running, the monitor goes in to stand by mode. The only way to shut down is by the PC button. The only way to restart is through the PC's on button or restart button which then brings me back to the garbled screen again.

  phono 18:07 11 Apr 2006

Does your computer run okay in Safe Mode, to restart in Safe Mode keep tapping the F8 key as the PC boots up, choose Safe Mode from the resulting menu, report back if your computer now boots up and works okay so that we can take things further.

  Aquarrian 18:08 12 Apr 2006

Computer boots up in Safe Mode. There is a black screen with enlarged icons. Previously I have seen the screen wallpaper in Safe Mode. Computer appears to be working OK in Safe Mode, programs load and internet runs. Rebooting in normal mode and the intro Windows XP screen is shaking and follows procedure previously explained.

  VoG II 18:11 12 Apr 2006

Try a repair click here

  phono 23:28 12 Apr 2006

Try a repair, as suggested by VoG™.

  Aquarrian 17:46 20 Apr 2006

It turned out that the fan on my graphics card had collected dust. After cleaning, PC is working OK now.

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