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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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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
102 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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1answer
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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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777 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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
663 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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571 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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
792 views

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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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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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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1answer
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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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467 views

Must I reboot after installing software when I know I need to install a 2nd package that requires reboot?

Say I install software package A which says I must reboot to finish the install. I also need to install package B which will also require a reboot. Is it advisable to reboot after installing A and ...
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7answers
834 views

My computer reboots very frequently

I have a problem with one computer. It restarts very frequently after some time of being powered up, even being idle sometimes. Moreover, (only in some occasions) when i push the power button it ...
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WinXP: Difference between Log Off and Restart

Other than the obvious.. What's happening behind the scenes when you log off? Why is it necessary to restart the computer for certain configurations to take effect?
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Reboot loop after Windows XP Service Pack 3 update

Recently I upgraded to Service Pack 3, and now it seems that something has gone terribly wrong with the update. After logging in, my computer will blue screen after about 5 minutes and then go into a ...
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Suggestions for troubleshooting intermittent power failures <DELL Dimension Desktop>

I have an aging Dell Dimension 4700 (Windows XP SP3) that reports a Dell 0M3918 motherboard with a Prescot Pentium 4 (2.8GHz) CPU. After several power outages, the machine is not stable. It will run ...
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1answer
266 views

Identifying when a Windows Xp Machine Crashed/Rebooted

I have a Windows Xp SP3 box (doing the duty of a server) that is having uptime problems due to either power outages in the office, or some unexplained crashing. How can I find out the last time ...
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2answers
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New MOBO + old Harddrive = NO BOOT

My old mobo died, i bought a new one and swapped it. Plugged my old Harddrive and fired it up. I get a POST screen, the Windows logo ... and then the system restarts. Any ideas?
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PC reboots regularly

Windows XP RAID 5 drives Intel Dual Core processor 2 GB Ram I am running a processor temperature monitor. It does not appear to be overheating. I do not have virus. The PC freezes and reboots. I do ...