Win XP sudden shutdown

  hgrock 08:03 27 Jul 2003

i am running XP been working fine for over a year, now when i turn the PC on it suddenly switches itself off, then the usual sacndisk etc. sometimes it does this 2 or 3 times then its ok, i have turned off the scteen saver and the wallpaper, still no joy. I would be grateful for any suggestions

  hgrock 09:30 27 Jul 2003

Xp actually reboots suddenly

  VoG II 09:36 27 Jul 2003

click here may help you to diagnose the error that is causing this.

  powerless 09:39 27 Jul 2003

Press and keep tapping F8 when the computer is starting.

Choose safe mode.

Start > Run > Type:


Click ok.

Then click advanced > Settings (Third one) > Remove the tick from Automatically Restart > Click ok.

Let it boot into windows. Next time the computer shuts down you'll see a blue screen. Write down all the information. Post back and we'll see what we can do form their.

When your in Normal Windows (as above) but click, Hardware > Device Manager > Are there and ! marks?

Also scan for a virus.

  powerless 09:41 27 Jul 2003

arrghh you chnaged it. Ok when it reboots.

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