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My PC keeps restarting for no reason!


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Ok now that I know that what I was getting at is, take out all harddrives except a known good harddrive and install it then do a full format on it and a fresh copy of windows.

The one that your trying to use might be a bad harddrive for installing the os onto.

You will need to find another harddrive somewhere that you know is good and only install it, no others..
Do a full format and install windows xp.

If it still crashes after this then it has to be the motherboard or the bios is failing.
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OK, trying Memory diagnostic tool option now ...
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Is there any program to determine which of my harddrives might be broken/damaged/corrupt?
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hehheeh...yeah...chckdsk that i tried to have you run before....but if you can't get into windows...(or the recovery console) it's really hard to run...

can you get into safe mode long enough to do start > run > cmd > checkdsk /r /f ? if you can try that...
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hehheeh...yeah...chckdsk that i tried to have you run before....but if you can't get into windows...(or the recovery console) it's really hard to run...

can you get into safe mode long enough to do start > run > cmd > checkdsk /r /f ? if you can try that...


i tried chkdsk/r and it was all OK but there was something wrong with F parameter (or something like that)

running Memory diagnostic tool and so far

MATS+ ON SUCCEEDED
INVC ON ACTIVE


but it appears not to be running anymore (pressing X or P doesn't do anything). Should i be like that?
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memory diagnostic is running now ... how many passes before it ends???

Edited by Buttercuff, 15 March 2006 - 03:13 PM.

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You are going to have to troubleshoot and risk loosing your data on that good harddrive with your data or either copy it to the portable if it has the room. (You will probably need another pc for doing this data transfer option or a friends pc.) If it doesnt have room then you will have to go out and buy a new harddrive just to see if your machine will run without any problems or restarts.


You basically need to try a GOOD Harddrive that is known to be good and ONLY hook that up to your pc. DONT install any other harddrives only a Drive C: harddrive. DONT even hook up your portable.

If you continue to have problems the next thing to do would be to try a new motherboard. No bios options will cause a pc to do that but it wouldnt hurt to look through the bios if you are pretty knowledgeable of the bios.
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OMG ... i can live if harddrive ob drive C is corrupt/damaged but if my harddrive on drive D is broken i can just commit suicide!!! All my work is located there!!! I even transfered everything usable from C on D!!!
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If i press F2 at the begining how do i know what is wrong there (BIOS; if anything). As you may have witnessed i'm pretty clueless about everything!
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I was talking about going into the bios like The Skeptic said and report the voltage in system health.
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I was talking about going into the bios like The Skeptic said and report the voltage in system health.


Sorry, i would need step by step :tazz:

i haven't done that before :)
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I highly doubt its a memory error. Have you ever gotten an error that said DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL any of the times you tried to load windows?

If not your memory is going to be fine and has nothing to do with your problems.

Has to be either the harddrive or the motherboard..
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do you know what make and model your hard drive is? (the main c: drive)
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I highly doubt its a memory error. Have you ever gotten an error that said DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL any of the times you tried to load windows?

If not your memory is going to be fine and has nothing to do with your problems.

Has to be either the harddrive or the motherboard..


not sure but i remember something similar :tazz:
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do you know what make and model your hard drive is? (the main c: drive)


When i pushed F11 and needed to chose from where to boot there were some names for harddrives ... will that help?

memory diagnostic is still running - should i quit now?
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