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Windows XP suddenly in reboot cycle [closed]

A friend called me up today. Everything was normal yesterday, she browsed with Firefox only and didn't go to any unusual sites. Shut down normally last night. This morning whenever she boots she ...
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Application hangs. Need auto reboot [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Pro SP2. On this I have an application that requires a HASP4 parallel dongle. This works fine. Problem is after a random amount of time, the computer comes back with a HASP not ...
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My desktop is restarted automatically

I have been using my PC for the last 6 years, but now suddenly it keeps restarting and then it stops detecting my hard drive. When I switch on my PC next day, it will detect the hard drive again and ...
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1answer
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Windows XP won't boot, not even in Safe Mode

If I try to start it normally, it will restart without even showing the boot logo. But in safe mode, it stucks while loading the System32\Config\SYSTEM registry hive. I know that usually this means ...
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2answers
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What is the Cause of Random Freezing/Blue Screen/Restarting?

Problem: Freezing/blue screen/restarting happens randomly on my Desktop PC. Sometimes it just freezes suddenly. Sometimes a freezing, then a blue screen. Sometimes a blue screen, followed with a ...
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How can I tell when my PC was restarted?

My office PC restarts every Sunday at an unknown time for unknown reason. I wish to know when my PC restarts and most importantly reason for which it restarts. I suspect that there is a third party ...
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WinXP - forced root filesystem check skipped during reboot

The forced system drive (or root filesystem or in this case c:) filesystem check by HDD properties->tools->check now or by chkdsk c: /f is not executed at the next reboot. I'm aware I could check the ...
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1answer
105 views

Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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113 views

computer restarted if I have power off the monitor only

I have installed windows XP 32 bit with intel quad core process and 2GB of RAM. From last few months I have noticed wired behavior of my system. During the work if I am off the monitor noly (not CPU) ...
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1answer
51 views

How can I recover from UNMOUNTALBE_BOOT_VOLUME error on Windows XP?

My win XP machine was running really slow so i decided (not a great idea in hindsight) to download and run CCleaner. I cleaned up files and registry settings (it makes you save a backup) and then i ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I remotely restart a Windows XP machine?

I would like to restart a remote XP machine by executing a script on my Windows machine. Any help would be appreciated.
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1answer
795 views

Holding shift to disable autorun programs doesn't work?

I'm running windows XP SP3. I read that if you hold down Shift while starting up windows it should disable startup programs but it does not. What's going on? Thanks
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1answer
43 views

System restore - System crash

I had a problem with my Outlook Express program. I tried everything with it, but I couldn't start it (OE encountered program, so it will close). I tried to copy out the deleted e-mails.dbx from the ...
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1answer
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After XP SP3 System Restore Point Used Reboot Stalls

About 1.5 hours ago I set an XP SP3 box to reset to a system restore point. This appeared to go as usual until the "Windows is shutting down" screen appeared. THe machine has not continued the ...
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apache error message on every system restart

Every time I restart my computer, Apache "has encountered a problem and needs to close". I have Windows XP Professional SP3, and am running Apache 2.2. Here is the screen I get when I click the "more ...
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4answers
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HP laptop doesn't boot, endlessly restarts

My HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop (running Windows XP) won't boot - it just keeps going into a restart cycle. I've tried to turn it on without the hard drive inside but I still get to the same rebooting ...
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0answers
477 views

Reboot after power failure

REBOOTING PROBLEM A few days ago I finished using my computer system, disconnected from the Internet, and turned my monitor off. When I returned home I found my monitor turned on and displaying a ...
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1answer
92 views

My PC takes more than 10 minutes to enter OS choice menu

I have PC with following configuration Intel Dual core processor 1 GB RAM 160 GB hard disk 256mb inbuilt graphics Recently I have been using UBUNTU 10.04 liveCd and after the restart ...
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4answers
4k views

What should I do when chkdsk “cannot open volume” during restart?

On my my Windows XP SP3 box, when running Windows normally, from the command prompt I type chkdsk C: /R (or, equivalently, in Windows Explorer, right-click on the C: drive->Properties->Tools->Check ...
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1answer
727 views

My system restarts on pressing Windows key and mutes/unmutes on pressing Ctrl key

Two days ago, I was trying to download software from http://download.cnet.com/ Cnet asked to install cnet toolbar and I thought that I wouldn't be able to download the software unless and until I ...
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3answers
465 views

Workstation restarts randomly - no BSOD - temperature/power supply problem?

I have a high-end dual CPU workstation that has started rebooting itself several times per day. It has no history of doing this - it just started in the last few days. It hasn't had any hardware ...
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4answers
6k views

Windows: Automatically restart application when closes

I have a server application that I want to be running whenever the computer is running and usually this is the case, except sometimes I'll find it to have closed by itself. Is there a bat or script I ...
1
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1answer
1k views

File and print sharing disabled after each reboot

I have an XP Pro SP3 fully patched, T60 notebook with recent install of the OS, all drivers present and updated. It is set up with local home network. In my Local area connection properties, the ...
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0answers
71 views

Windows restarting certain applications after a Windows Update

So I've come across this strange function in Windows where after a Windows Update and the reboot it tries to restore your session prior to restarting. This though only works with Microsoft's own ...
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2answers
72 views

XP Laptop Restarting

I have a Dell 1525 which I reinstalled xp on recently due to a hard disk problem. Apparently I've missed something, it's taken to restarting for no apparent reason (I believe it's too frequent for ...
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0answers
370 views

windows xp error, restarts on enabling LAN connection

Sometimes when I enable my LAN connection then the System restarts with a blue screen showing "A problem has occurred" and processes something. Then, Windows restarts properly, but a message ...
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2answers
1k views

Why does my Windows XP machine reboot itself every morning?

My computer runs Windows XP SP3. It restarts itself every morning at 8am, judging by the Windows logs; all apps log a startup at 8am every day. Whenever I get to the machine in the morning (around ...
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1answer
669 views

PC set to Wake On LAN (WOL) continually keeps starting up by itself. Cause? Solution?

I've recently set my PC to be booted by WOL in its BIOS. This was fine for a few weeks but now it seems to continually restart itself whenever it is shutdown or the power off button is used. The only ...
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3answers
578 views

Windows XP computer reboots at start

I have trouble with a Windows XP computer. After Windows is started and I can see the desktop background (sometimes I can use the system a few seconds), then the system is rebooted before I can do ...
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2answers
358 views

After Windows XP install, I get an infinite reboot

I removed some malware and after restart, I get the infinite reboot. I have all the files saved, so I formated and reinstalled XP. That caused it to hang without ever booting. I then tried Windows ...
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2answers
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Windows XP Timezone getting changed automatically on restart

I am in Mauritius (GMT+4), and in 2008, the Government tested working with daylight saving changes in our country. A new timezone was created specifically for Mauritius. Since it was applicable for ...
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2answers
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How can I prevent fonts installed by me from disappearing on windows reboot?

This is similar to this question in SF, except that this is happenning on my laptop where my user id is part of the administrators group. The fonts that I install disappear after a reboot. I need ...
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1answer
1k views

Why did my computer reboot last night?

I left my PC running overnight only to find this morning that that it had rebooted for some reason. Is there some log somewhere that will tell me why my PC shut down?
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4answers
1k views

firefox causes my system to reboot, again and again and again

because i was told it was a Windows problem, i wiped the hard drive and have a fresh Windows XP SP3 install. because the computer tech was able to install SP2 and SP3 using IE at their shop, it led me ...
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2answers
135 views

windows xp randomly reboots while transcoding videos with mencoder

A WinXP box (SP3, 32-bit) reboots randomly after I initiate batch transcoding of some videos using console mencoder. Event log has the following record: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. ...
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Restart Hangs, Power Down and Power Up Work Fine - XP SP3

BACKGROUND I'm Running Win XP SP3. I can power down fine. I can power up fine. PROBLEM Restart (warmboot) hangs. SYMPTOMS The HDD LED blinks on and off about twice a second. This is a ...
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2answers
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XP reboots when I use uTorrent

Maybe it's a hard-disk fault, but I don't think so. Ran some tests and all says the HDD is in green condition, all test passed. Memory is a Geil ULTRA, guess that's not a problem either. Basically ...
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1answer
663 views

WindowsXP won't start on my COMPAQ Presario - restarting help

Help my windows xp is dying all of a sudden. When I start it in normal mode - I get as far as the windows loading screen. Then for a split microsecond teh blue screen of death shows up and the system ...
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5answers
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Setting language for non-Unicode programs broke Windows?

I occasionally use programs originally designed to run in Japan using Microsoft AppLocale. When loading a program this way, AppLocale specifies that it's only designed to be a temporary solution and ...
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3answers
835 views

Windows Wont Boot After Power Outage?

I have a computer that I was installing Service Pack 3 on, and then someone drove into a power pole and took out my power. Now my computer will not boot into Windows, it goes to the loading screen ...
0
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1answer
215 views

System restarting after pressing scan on rootkit revealer

My pc is affected with sality virus and after lot of investigation i could get to permanently enable regedit and taskmanager and clean infected files. But i wanted to remove it from the core so i used ...
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3answers
318 views

BSOD / Reboot Cycling (possibly after windows update?)

Windows XP SP3 Hi Guys, My desktop PC rebooted during the night (presumably due to an automated Windows update) and was stuck on a file system check. I forced a reboot as it had been stuck for ...
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Windows fails to restart on reboot

We have many machines running windows xp embedded. The machines are configured to reboot if any problems should occur. But our problem now is that in some cases the machines seems to shut down, but ...
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2answers
263 views

Hard Drive Compatibility with Motherboard

Here are the current specs to put things in context: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2100 DDR266 SDRAM Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB PATA (IDE) HDD Gigabyte 52x CD-ROM ...
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1answer
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Only some motherboards can support faster RAM?

This is a question relating to one of my builds. Here are the specs: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 motherboard Intel P4 Northwood 2.8 GHz (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2) 2x 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM Maxtor 300GB IDE HDD 16 ...
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2answers
154 views

Possible reasons that Windows XP dies on install?

I'm trying to install Windows XP on an older computer. (note, it meets the system requirements) My problem is that it keeps rebooting during the "Registering Components" stage. What can cause this? ...
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3answers
490 views

Windows XP reboots immediately

Disclaimer: This is happening on my grandma's computer, I'm looking for a few tips before I go over there and try to fix it. This is the thing: Last night there was a storm. For some reason, my ...
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2answers
91 views

Unusual Restart

I am currently running Windows XP Professional on my computer. My configuration is Intel Dual Core 3.00 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 160 GB HDD. Sometimes, the computer just restarts without any particular ...
0
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1answer
825 views

HP c6180 driver refuses to install - “must reboot to continue delete files and continue install” loops

User called me last night, can't get HP drivers to install for printer. 500 meg download for latest c6180 driver. PC says "computer must be restarted to delete some files, then setup will continue." ...
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1answer
318 views

Windows XP restarting repeatedly after a fresh restore

I don't normally deal with Windows but someone wanted me to fix their computer with Windows XP on it. It was just restarting every time it tried to boot. It would not go into safe mode, the result was ...