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Getting plagued by reboots lately.


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I'm having this problem for a year now, but it's never been as bad as in the last few weeks. The computer will reboot when I'm working on the PC, watching a video, or playing a game. It's getting frustrating.
I'm dedicated to take action now.
I looked in eventvwr, and an error that ALWAYS returns right before the event logger starts again, is:
Adapter Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection: adapter connection available.
It's also always the first event after a few hours, then the "event viewer stared" event follows, and then many other things that start, logged as events, because the computer reboots.
It could also be a result of the computer rebooting, though, that my connection gets available again. and that the thing that causes my computer to reboot isn't logged. I turned logging system errors on, though. And I get no blue screen... I never do, even though I turned "automatically reboot" off.
If you need any additional info to better answer my question, just ask :whistling:

I hope to get this problem resolved, thanks.

Edited by Cerberus_e, 09 September 2006 - 12:06 PM.

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I would guess that it may be a graphics card/driver problem or you could have a issue to do with heat ether on your CPU/RAM/GPU/Hard Drive.

1. Try installing updated drivers for your graphics card.
2. Install and run a motherboard momitoring software that will tell you the Temp of things like CPU.
3. If you are awhere how to download and use MEMTest

Try those and tell me how it go's. Hope it helps.
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Why do you think it's a graphics card issue? It doesn't always happen while playing.

1. Try installing updated drivers for your graphics card.


My drivers are up to date, the crashing happened using various drivers, and even different graphics cards.

2. Install and run a motherboard momitoring software that will tell you the Temp of things like CPU.


When I bought my computer a got a few CD ROMs and one of them has "Intel Active Monitor". It monitors the temperature and voltage of my computer constantly. The program works really good from my experience, I've had problems with the computer getting warm 2 months ago, but it's almost autums now and the program gives me a temperature for 46 on average for the CPU, which is normal, it has always been like that. Then there are two system zones getting monitored and they idle around 40. The core of my graphics card is 55 degrees (Asus nVidia Geforce 6600GT), other sources told me that's normal. I don't think there is rebooting because of overheating.

3. If you are awhere how to download and use MEMTest


I tried that last time in my desperate try to resolve the rebooting. I gave up back then but at least I know my memory is fine. I let it run a full night and it gave me zero errors.

Edited by Cerberus_e, 09 September 2006 - 06:59 PM.

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Video drivers and temperatures are two very common causes of involuntary reboots

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

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

If you do not have an XP CD and are unable to borrow one, run the scan, click skip if it asks for the CD, if it keeps asking, click cancel.

If it kept asking for the XP CD then system files are missing


Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Odd, I found disabling VSync doesn't make the game crash. Of course, that doesn't fix the crashing during normal use of the computer, I guess I'll have to do the maintenance above :whistling:
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PSU was the bandit of my phantom reboots, im not an electronical guy but I tryed my mobo on another and it worked fine :whistling:
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Thank You for letting me know
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