Windows XP Freezing & Rebooting

  the don 14:25 03 Sep 2003
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My WinXP (Home) has been working fine for as long as I can remember, I've not added any new hardware, I check for MS Updates weekly and Virus updates (Norton Internet Security 2003) every time I go online. I run the Virus Scan at least weekly and haven't found one yet!. I also run Lavasoft's Ad-Aware regularly to catch spy ware.

Around the same time as installing MS Digital Media Plus pack, my PC suddenly started freezing (particularly using IE - but then I use this most anyway), needing a resest - or suddenly rebooting without clean shutdown. In either case, XP doesn't report any abnormal shutdown / crash like it would normally.

Obviously I unistalled the Plus pack, but the problem is still happening.

Anyone got any idea's?

  harry_b 19:21 03 Sep 2003

Try going to control panel, system, advanced, startup and recovery and uncheck the box "automatically restart", hopefully when this fault occurs you may then see a blue screen error message instead of it restarting and take it from there.

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