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Im having trouble with my old computer(500 mhz, 192 ram). Windows xp loads fine but occasionally whenever i try to start a program or something it restarts itself immediatly....i tried re-installing xp but it does the same thing :tazz: Anyone have any ideas??

Edited by cyberjunkie, 24 May 2005 - 04:08 PM.

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Howdy:

Did the system always have this problem with XP??

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no just recently. i set it up because i bought a router and a pci adapter. it worked great for like a week and now its doing this
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Suggest you invest in some more ram.. XP will use up a minimum of 256megs in no time flat 512megs is the most common recommendation now..

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i noticed it does it after being idle for a little while..........
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Go into Device Manager.. anything in there showing a yellow or red mark??

Have you ever checked your system for malware??

What are you running for an anti-virus program and when did you update it last??

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clean install xp havent installed any internet connection yet
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Still sounds like a hardware problem.. Did you check Device Manager??

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This is definitely a hardware problem
Update ur drivers, most important ones for now are:
-Mainboard
-VGA-card
-the new PCI adapter

That is the only thing u have to do to get rid of this problem.

If the latest drivers dont work try a lil older ones.
What u can also do first is put the original cd in it and install and then update.
I think it is ur mainboard, got specs or do u know where to find the drivers urself?
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i can find the drivers ty for your help guys
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Ok

If u updated ur drivers and u still have a problem, u prolly have to update ur bios also. This is the question if u want to do this. Sumtimes it works sumtimes it makes the hardware broken.

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my friend went on vacation and left me his pc to fix. so i formated it and decided hey ill use this for a while and put my pci card in it and now its doing the same thing as my other computer!!!!!is it possible that my windows xp disc is corrupted or is it the device driver?


****so go figure i goto the PCI cards support page and it says nice and big"original software not fully compatiable with SP2 please update ur firm ware"....go figure :tazz:

Edited by cyberjunkie, 27 May 2005 - 09:16 PM.

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