PC Crash

  talia 20:07 25 Feb 2007

My PC has started to crash after a few minutes of use. I am running XP Home SP2 and I will be working away when I suddenly get a blue screen with a warning that windows for security is going to shut down. It asks if I have installed new hardware and it also states that it is dumping memory and counts down from 100 be restarting. Once it restarts all is fine for a while.

I have not installed any new hardware?

  Technotiger 20:16 25 Feb 2007

Hi, try a System Restore back to before this started happening.

  skidzy 20:24 25 Feb 2007

Do you have any error codes that appear on screen.

Possibly memory failure,or a driver issue.

Can you check Device manager for any yellow exclaimation marks

Windows key+Pausebreak/Hardware/Device Manager.

  BEN MARSHALL 20:25 25 Feb 2007

I surgest testing your computers memory (RAM)
and testing the hard drive just in case

Download both tests and burn each to CD / floppy disk.
See website for more information.

Memtest: click here

Seagate HDD Test: click here

Maxtor HDD Test: click here

  talia 21:38 25 Feb 2007

Thanks everyone.
I have tried restore and an over the top repair.

I will try the two test recommended by Ben and let you all know.

  skidzy 21:45 25 Feb 2007

Have you checked device manager ?
Do you have any error codes ?

You could try to stop the restarting by:

Windows key+pausebreak/Advanced/Startup and Recovery/
Untick automatically restart and ok.

  boon_intheuk 15:56 24 May 2007


  skidzy 17:13 24 May 2007

Wow ?

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