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Zanghor

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I recently just built a new computer with the following specs.

AMD 64 3700+ (socket 939)
2GB dual channel Kingston ram ( 2 1GB stix )
160GB Seagate 7200rpm Sata HDD
BFG nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX OC
Thermaltake 480 watt PSU

I believe that the computer is properly cooled. I am using a thermaltake case including 7 80mm fans with correct air flow. On occasion this system will lock up, or just restart. Is there some kinda of program i can run to figure out what is wrong, or does someone know what is wrong with my computer. I do not consider myself by any means a computer 'noob'. I have put together many computers. My last computer are the specs in my profile. That computer works great and has worked great. If someone could help me find and fix my problem that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

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To check for a couple of things, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get a blue bar, after the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

You would need to look at hardware if the PC still does not run correctly after this
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How would i go about finding out what piece of hardware would be the problem?
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Is it still not running
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It still occasionaly restarts....not all the time, and not at specific points when i do something.
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Click start then right click my computer, click properties, click advanced, click settings for start up and recovery, remove tick from automatically restart, click apply etc.

Instead of restarting you will get a screen with a list of reasons.
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Ok, it finally restarted and stopped at the BSOD. Here is what the screen shows

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

STOP: 0X000000D1 ( 0X000000EC, 0X00000002, 0X0000001, 0XA55D88D4 )

HTTP.SYS - ADDRESS A55D88D4 BASE AT A55C7000, DATESTAMP 41672744
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It restarted again with the same error message :tazz:
it looks to me like maybe a driver IRQ is bad possibly from a bad driver?
Most likely it is a video card driver but if you know for certain that would be great :)

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Have you installed SP2
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Yes, i have SP2 and am currently up to date with all windows updates.
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Try here,

http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

This will establish whether it is hardware

Your data, programmes and settings will remain in place
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