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Here's the Microsoft report after the computer is restarted. http://oca.microsoft...?...dacc&SID=10
It will shut off randomly, just started a couple days ago. So I went to system restore and every point I try to restore to it is unable to complete, so I guess all my restore points are corrupted.
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Have you installed / uninstalled anything around the time it started?

Have you run any registry ceaners, run disc clean up, or cleared the Windows Temp folder
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I haven't installed anything lately. I've ran.....

My Computer's "Error-checking" scan
Defragmentation
NoAdware 4.0 (paid for)
Trend Micro Antivirus (paid for)
Webroot Spy Sweeper (paid for)
Spyware Blaster (freeware)
Lavasoft Adaware 6.0 (freeware)
Spybot (freeware)
Microsoft Updates

My computer is a 2002 HP pavilion 7966, Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2, Intel Pentium 4, 1.7GHz with 1.00 GB of RAM.

I may just end up going and buying Windows XP Home Edition again and do a hard format. Even when it is running good I can tell it is slower than it should be. It's probably all clogged up with Spyware from the past 4 years.
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Run disc clean up, click more options, click clean up restore points, confirm

Set a restore point then reboot and see if you can use the restore point you just created

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then sensor, give it a minute to show the temperatures, post those please

Then click summary

Look on the right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything
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I went out and bought Windows XP Home Edition full version did a full format and discovered that my hard drive was bad. So I installed a new hard drive and installed Windows XP after the format. Did all the windows updates, installed my Trend Micro anti virus and Spy Sweeper and everything looked good. Then it restarted on me a couple times and after one the display decreased and stuck. It's stuck on 640 x 480 and 4 bit color quality and it won't let me change it.

Edited by My name is Tony, 22 July 2006 - 09:07 PM.

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You would need to install / re-install the video adapter software now
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I don't have any software for it. Can I get it through downloads from the Hewlett Packard website?
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Yes, HP are good with providing software

http://h10025.www1.h...r...7009&os=228

Although they don't seem to list the video card, what does Everest have for it
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I don't know where to get software for this issue.

In my device manager it says... Dell 1905FP (analog) under "Monitors" and NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro under "Display adaptors"
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You need, graphics drivers, Geforce and TNT2, Windows XP, click go

http://www.nvidia.co...ers/drivers.asp

Read this, but download and save the new ones before uninstalling

http://www.nvidia.co...tion_hints.html

Choose the primary download site
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I didn't have to use that download, I just uninstalled the graphics driver and when I restarted windows xp popped up with new hardware found.

Thanks for all your help Keith, this is a great site.
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Thank You for letting me know
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It's restarted on it's own a couples times now and given me no error reports or anything. I hope my mother board isn't dieing.
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In Everest, click the + next to computer then sensor, give it a minute to show the temperatures, post any it gives, minimize Everest then check it every ten minutes to see if the temperatures are going up
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Motherboard - 30*C (86*F)
CPU - 46*C (115*F)
Maxtor Drive - 38*C (99*F)
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