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guffyuk

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Hi all,

I'm brand new to this board, this is my first post. Seems friendly and helpful, very nice so far!

To my problem - for the last couple of weeks, my system has been rebooting itself at fairly random times. Often it's when I'm running a program which would require a lot of memory, such as a game with good graphics, but other times I've left it on overnight to download something, and it's happened then, when the system should be relatively idle.

When it boots back up, it always comes up with a 'windows has recovered from a serious error' message.

I've checked the temperature in BIOS settings, it appears fine, and I've ran spyware (spy doctor) and virus (nod) scans.

Does anyone have any ideas what else could be causing it? I've not installed any new hardware recently, or any major software changes. I'm running XP SP2.

Thanks to anyone who can help!
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Hello,
Please
  • Click on the start button.
  • Select control panel.
  • Open system.
  • Select advanced.
  • Select start up and recovery.
  • uncheck automaticly restart.
This will give you a blue screen with an error code. Post this error code here please.
It may be a heat issue. The system may start to get hot under heavy loads and shuts down.
Do you know how to remove the dust from your heatsink?
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Thank you for the quick response hfcg.

This time, I got the traditional blue screen, with the error:

**STOP 0x0000007F (0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000)
Dump physical memory.

Does this help at all?
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It does help.
Please read this.
It may be a bad memory issue.
Please give more information about your computer.
(CPU, MEmory,Etc...)
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