Just had a bit of a problem with some newly installed software locking up my PC and refusing to do a clean reboot, so I've taken it off and used System Restore to get back to a previous working environment
After restore I got
Microsoft Windows The system has recovered from a serious error
And then the option to send Microsoft an error report. I chose not to, and assumed that was it. But now every time I log on I get the same message, and this time from a normal, succesfull boot up?
You Receive a "System Has Recovered from a Serious Error" Message After Every Restart
SYMPTOMS If Windows XP restarts because of a serious error, the Windows Error Reporting tool prompts you to report the problem to Microsoft for troubleshooting purposes. Windows may begin prompting you to report this information every time you restart the computer, even if no error occurred during the previous session. After this problem begins to occur, you are prompted to send the information after every restart, even if you choose not to send the information.
CAUSE This problem occurs because after a Minidump (or memory dump) file is written, the paging file continues to have a flag set that indicates that a memory dump file needs to be written.
RESOLUTION To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: