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pink floyd fan

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my computer randomly restarts itself for unkown reasons. sometimes after it reboots it will come up with error message that says the system recovered from a serious error and that it was caused by a driver, although it will not tell me which driver it is. :tazz: any suggestions, ive searched endlessy through threads trying to fix it but none are from a driver. any suggestions wil help thanks
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Try starting in SAFE MODE by holding down F8 as the PC boots and choosing SAFE MODE from the menu. Then go to DEVICE MANAGER and remove (uninstall) one of the third-party drivers (eg soundcard, scanner, printer,), then restart NORMALLY to see if problem has gone. Only remove one item at a time. If no change, restart again in SAFE MODE and remove another third-party driver, then restart normal again. When system runs stable, the LAST driver you removed must be the bad one (make a note of what device it was for). Re-install the drivers which you know were okay, then see if any new driver is available on the web to replace the bad one.
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you might also consider
Start > run type
eventvwr.msc

then looking under SYSTEM for RED Xs at the time of the reboot.


Reboots tend to be memory related, driver related, or sometimes heat related
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thanks for the info guys appreciate it, ill try and see if it works if not ill let you know
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