Constant, sudden shutdowns
Posted 18 May 2008 - 04:51 PM
Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:39 PM
Go to Start
In 'Startup and Recovery'
Uncheck the 'Automatically restart' check box
then click OK and OK
Now when there is a problem it may not shutdown.
It should give you an error message and/or an entry in your system logs.
Then from there let's see what's going on.
Please report your findings.
Edited by cmpm, 18 May 2008 - 07:40 PM.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:05 PM
Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:52 PM
Open the computer and blow out the dust.
Turn the power off and unplug it first.
It may be getting hot.
Hopefully a real geek will post soon.
but, do you have an XP cd for that machine?
Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:59 PM
Edited by ColtsFan18, 18 May 2008 - 08:59 PM.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:18 PM
Now would be a good time to backup any data you need from it.
Run these programs in safe mode with networking.
If you find a virus or other problem that these programs do not resolve.
Post in this forum-
Though we may be able to figure it out here.
You may need to downl;oad these programs to a disk on another computer and install them from the disk on the problem computer.
These will help also-run the cleaners till nothing shows up on both the cleaner and registry cleaners
Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:28 AM
So I'm not recommending programs that don't work or get good results.
Some of these may take a while to scan your computer. But that's what it takes to do it right sometimes.
One thing I didn't say to do was to run chkdsk.
You can either boot to a command prompt and type in chkdsk /f or /r.
Make sure there is a space between the k and /.
Or while in safe mode, open 'my computer'.
Right click drive c.
Click properties-tools tab.
Click check now.
If you get a message about you must reboot, click yes and restart the computer.
I'm not sure if that will work booting into safe mode but it will with a normal boot.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:42 AM
Posted 19 May 2008 - 08:26 AM
Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:46 AM
From Safe Mode, run a System Restore to a date just prior to installing SP3. If it runs ok without the Service Pack, we'll make it so it won't download it again until they've got a patch for some of the install problems associated with it.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:07 AM
Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:25 AM
Edited by The Skeptic, 19 May 2008 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:38 AM
Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:44 PM
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