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Windows XP opens and reopens again... [Solved]


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2 preceeding screens, maybe it can help :


Thanks, let me see if I can fix that...
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Hi Jo,

Download this copy of SeaTools burn it to a CD and try to boot, lets see if this one works in your machine.
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Hi Jo,

Download this copy of SeaTools burn it to a CD and try to boot, lets see if this one works in your machine.

burn it as an image this time also ? => Yes, found the answer when I clicked on the file...

Edited by Jo21a, 14 November 2013 - 12:56 PM.

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burn it as an image this time also ? => Yes, found the answer when I clicked on the file...


Exactly. :)
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Good news 1 : it worked, I don't know how you managed to but seetools for dos has worked properly :)
Good news 2 : the PC passed the 2 tests :)
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Good news 1 : it worked, I don't know how you managed to but seetools for dos has worked properly :)
Good news 2 : the PC passed the 2 tests :)

1: I'm old school and know about DOS problems... :)
2: Very good news indeed. :thumbsup:


The Bad News are that we didn't find yet the source of the problem!

I should test the RAM with Memtest86. Download one of the Windows Images for CD, USB or floppy according to the support you can use.
Boot the computer from the CD/USB flash drive and you will see a screen similar to this one:
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Let the test run until you see the message: Pass Complete...
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The test was running, already at least 66% had occurred without problem. I left the Pc for 2 minutes, and when I came back the pc had shut down by itself...
Now I have reopened it and relainched the test
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This time it has shut down at 33%
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Is it running in windows or from the boot disk?
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This time it has shut down at 33%

so I suppose we can call this a good news this time ?
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Is it running in windows or from the boot disk?

from the boot CD
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This time it has shut down at 33%

so I suppose we can call this a good news this time ?


Yes now we have something to work on. Bad news for you because something is broken...
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When the computer shutdown like that it could be a heat problem or eventually a bad PSU...

You tell me that the machine have the cover open, can you visually check that all the coolers are working freely without any fuzz on them.
Make sure you check all the coolers CPU, Case, PSU and graphic card, some of them can be missing in your machine.
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Still difficult to evaluate how bad... So I understand probably smthing linked to the memory. You seem to think that the windows update that was the start of all this, was maybe not the real cause, that cause being the 'broken' something. But I am trying to have answers probably too fast, no ?
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Still difficult to evaluate how bad... So I understand probably smthing linked to the memory. You seem to think that the windows update that was the start of all this, was maybe not the real cause, that cause being the 'broken' something. But I am trying to have answers probably too fast, no ?

If there are problems with the memory, files can get corrupted when written to the disk generating errors not related to the fact you are installing new files...

Do you remember exactly how much memory is installed in the machine? How many dimms of memory you have installed?
I have seen some cases with 2 dimms, one of them stops being detected by the motherboard and this can provoke all kinds of problems. When this happens Windows will not report the full amount of RAM installed.
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