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Windows XP Serious Error


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bobbobagan

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Hi there,

Every now and again my PC will automatically reboot itself, no "windows is shutting down" It will just restart itself.

When I log back in again, a message pops up saying "Windows has recovered from a serious error".

I have no idea what all the stuff inside this error report means, but I have posted 2 pictures to try and help you help me. :whistling:

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It is quite werid and I have no idea what is making it happen. For example it just happened a few minutes ago while I was playing a game.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Bobbobagan

Edited by bobbobagan, 24 November 2006 - 06:35 PM.

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bmwboy

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Has it happened when you are not playing a game?

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an idea, since those are temp files which you don't need one could start by clearing out the temp folder

deleting internet cookies, files and history

- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history
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give this a try


CAUSE
You may receive this error message when Windows attempts to use device drivers that are incompatible with Windows XP.
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RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, verify that each device in your computer uses a driver that is compatible with Windows XP. To do so, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
3. For each device, use the following steps to verify that it is using a Windows XP-compatible driver.NOTE: To narrow down the search, begin with devices that have been disabled. A disabled device has its icon overlaid with a red X.

a. Double-click the device name to open the device Properties dialog box, and then click the Driver tab.
b. Examine the driver version. All Windows XP drivers should be version 5.1.2600 or later.
c. If you are not sure about the displayed version, examine the driver date. Drivers created before the year 2001 may not be compatible with Windows XP.

4. After you identify an outdated device driver that may be causing the problem, follow these steps to update the driver:a. Insert your Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive. If Setup starts automatically, quit it.
b. In the device Properties dialog box, click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard.
c. Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
d. Click to select the Include this location in the search box, and then type your CD-ROM drive letter in the space below. For example, type D:.
e. Click Next.
f. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish updating the driver.

5. Restart your computer if prompted.
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I recently installed AnyDVD by slysoft, and both times ive tried using that program windows has restarted, although I have only installed AnyDVD today, so something else is causing it aswell.
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Rushin1nd, My HDD is out of date, it is version 5.1.2535.0 and the date is 1/07/2001. I inserted my Windows XP disc as you said, and done the update driver thing, but the wizard said it could not find a newer version for an update.

now what?
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is this a online game or a game you installed


dont comprimise your computer with games
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check your ram dude, download microsofts memory diagnostic here

http://oca.microsoft.../en/windiag.asp

no matter what your doing this should not happen to your computer. The fact that its just turning off seems to suggest its not just a software issue.
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I know its not the game coz ive had the game on my pc for many years. but the game is Counter-Strike source.

But like I said before, it happened also with AnyDVD.

Could it be a virus or domething?
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did you check your ram? did you get passes? when it ran the tests?
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It may be the computer overheating, but that doesn't explain why the things in the recovery logs are turning up.

~Matt
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No I have not yet checked my RAM. I dont want to waste a CD so when I go out later today I will buy a Floopy Disc. (I like to use my CDs for music :whistling:)
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OK... the problem has gotten a heck of a lot worse... I just booted up my PC about 20 minutes ago and during start up (after I had logged in) I got blue screened, telling me windows has stopped a serious error and will now shut down.

I now have another window in front of me telling me windows has recovered from a serious error, I will show you what is in the error report below. I have no idea if its any different from the original one I gave at the start of this post.

error4.JPG

I will do a virus, spyware and a trojan scan. I was also wondering if I should do a backup of my pc? (Would this be wise? Because there is something wrong with it)

Does anyone know what to do now? the problems getting worse by the day lol!

Note: I just saved over one of the pictures (oops) so I only have one of them now >.<
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Ok try 2 things,

1. If this is a windows issue and not a hardware issue just reinstall Not worth the headache of not having your computer work. You can try an inplace install if you want that could fix things http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

2. I honestly believe this is a hardware problem, eat the 13 cents a cd costs and check your ram. :-)

(that sounded kinda mean, but it wasnt intended to be)

Edited by guyonphone, 04 December 2006 - 03:00 PM.

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Lol yeh ok... I will... I think it could be my RAM aye, coz the blue screen did say to remove any newly installed software. Not to worry though... I am getting some new RAM very shortly.
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