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Computer restarts after few minutes in Windows


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SoWhy

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Hi there,

my PC is bent on driving me nuts it seems. Or rather, my Windows is. :)
I have re-installed Windows after some problem caused it to be fried and have re-added those things I need (drivers etc., same ones that worked fine for months on the old one). But now something weird happens: After few minutes of working, usually with some CPU load, the PC just resets and starts anew. No error message, nothing. I could replicate the problem both in normal and in safe mode using a simple PERL script that causes an infinite loop and thus uses 100% CPU time.
Which naturally let me think my CPU was defective and overheating. But when I booted up RIPLinux and performed the same experiment there, the PC ran for over an hour at 100% CPU without any problem, which leads me to believe that it has to be a problem with Windows...
...but what is it? :)

TIA
SoWhy

Edited by SoWhy, 27 July 2009 - 04:06 AM.

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Nvm, I think I fixed it by restoring my old registry (I made a backup right after installing, just in case), it was probably either a driver or registry problem causing the CPU to think it is overheating
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So would this issue have been caused by you trying to get a program to work by editing the registry??

His other Post on editing the registry.
http://www.geekstogo...XP-t246753.html
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