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tennisboy

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my computer just randomly restarts out of no where, it gets really annoying when your in the middle of something..... argh can someone help me out?

thnxs guys =0

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1. Dell dimension 4550, 2.4 ghz
2. 768 mb ram
3. ge force fx 5500 video card
4. windows xp home sp 2
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This happened on my old computer and I re-installed the driver then it worked fine! or maybe try Updating your driver!
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still no luck =( man keeps restarting when i'm talking on msn and doing homework its annoying!!
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So you tried re-installing and updating your driver?
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drivers u mean by like video card, ram pieces, sound card? if yes then ya i did it all =(
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No that is the actual hardware I mean the drivers like in software?
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yea i updated all my software no luck =/
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We need to first figure out whether its a software or hardware problem.
Do u get an error message before it restarts? Or, it just restarts without warning(out of the blue)?
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In my old computer it usually freezes first then restarts and comes back saying it was a video card problem! I get that Microsoft Error message!
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it just eandomly restarts and sometimes it turns off and sometimes it goes to this blue screen saying an error has occured in a device
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Actually, a lot of video cards contribute to problems such as these. Make sure you have the latest nVidia drivers, I believe 77.72? Once those are installed, do you still have the same problem? Also, do you have an on-board video card? If you do, I'd try removing the FX5500 and testing the onboard, if it works, then you've narowed it down to the video card.

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when i go here : http://www.nvidia.co...ers/drivers.asp
for the drivers i dont know if i should click on (windows XP / 2000) or (Windows 95/98/ ME). I check my properties of my computer it says "microsoft windows xp home edition"

* sorry for asking this dumb question i donno which one to click b4 i download*
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it just eandomly restarts and sometimes it turns off and sometimes it goes to this blue screen saying an error has occured in a device

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If you could get the error code that would help a lot.

Best wishes.

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Clicky

That is the link, now download the driver. That is the latest forceware, with all the updates to date.

Best wishes.

-SkyHi

Edited by SkyHi, 17 August 2005 - 08:18 PM.

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it says page cannot be displayed =/, ya once the ble screen comes up ill write it down
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