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i was wondering my computer restarts every couple of days i dont kno why its usaly does it when im doing something like playing a game but i dont kno for sure since im always on lol i know its not overheating my cpu runs at 40 degress cels on full load like playing battlefield 2 can anyone help?
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Hi. Random reboots are usually caused by heat, memory, driver issues or the power supply. You need to examine each possible cause to rule it out or fix it. Make sure all of your fans are working and clean. Test the memory (http://www.memtest.org/). Use the event log to check for possible clues for driver issues. Go to start, my computer, right click manage and view the event log. Look at the ones with a red x at the time of the reboot. Right click on those, properites for details. You can also send a report to M$ and view their knowledge base for possbile fix. And finally, does your power supply provide enough power for your system during heavy draw, such as gaming? A good resource for examining this is at http://www.hardforum...isplay.php?f=93
Read the sticky posts at the top of the forum.
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well i check the logs and this is what i got

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000c2 (0x00000040, 0x00000000, 0x80000000, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini100305-02.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.

what does it mean?

Edited by computermaker, 03 October 2005 - 07:28 PM.

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That error usually indicates a bad driver or software thats not compatible with XP, so if you recently added any software try and remove it to see if it helps.

If you recently added any new hardware update the driver for it by going to the manufactuers website and finding the latest driver.

If you did not add anything recently then you should look for updated drivers for all your hardware, I would start with the video card as you mentioned it does it in games.

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well i still dont kno now it restarts during gameplay i benched marked all my computer with computer wizard 2005 but everytime i try to bench mark the video/dirext 3d it does the first process and shows a a picture of a water guser but with blocks and then after that it gives and error and i have to ctrl alt dlt and close it i dunno whats wrong can it be my dirext x?
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This gives us a clue to whats going on. First make sure you have the latest directx version 9.0c I believe.

Get the latest driver for your video card

Then get http://drivercleaner and remove any drivers related to video.

Then reboot and install the latest driver and try the bench marks again.

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i did what u said i downloaded that program unistalled my video drivers then reinstalled everything then benchedmarked the dirext x 3d this time it finished it :tazz: thanks alot everything benchmarks fine now to see if it restarts again
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Your welcome, thats good news and I think the restarts should go away as well because you can run/complete the bench mark.

I thought this was a messed up driver all along.

Good luck Rick
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it restarted again :tazz: my temp raises about 5 degress playing games my moptherboard is supposed to have a shut down protection on it so when it overheats it shuts down but i have no idea how to see at what temp it shuts down i cant find the program for this i have a asrock k7s41gx any other help? its a pain that it restarts for no reason heres also the error code that is listed under a red x circle Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 10/5/2005
Time: 10:25:53 PM
User: N/A
Computer: SKATER-E209C723
Description:
Error code 100000c5, parameter1 00000000, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 8054b207. also the file that caused it was faultrep.dll
this is the same code i posted before so i dunno whats going on

Edited by computermaker, 05 October 2005 - 08:42 PM.

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What is your idle temp? normally when a cpu goes from idle to full load the temp will rise 5c to 10c so if you have a good idle temp say around 40c to 42c you are good.

List all the temps you can like the video card or system if its avilable.

List your voltages from bios, 12v 3.3 and 5v for now may need others later

List your full system specs, mobo, cpu, ram and psu and we can go from there.

After I see the specs we can download some programs to check the ram and other components
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my computer idle is about 38
i have 1gb ram
60gb western hard drive
asrock k7s41gx is my mobo
duron 1.8mghz processor
480w psu i think its a silence brand came with case but it works great
i dont kno what the temp of the vid card is but it has a fan on it and 2 case fans blowing on it also the voltage all seem normal
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also my case comes with heat sensors but i dont kno where on the vga to put them i was worried i would damage it so i didnt connect them where would i put the heat sensor for the vid card?
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Your temps good not the problem. need the ram specs, is it PC 3200 or PC 2700 or PC 2100????

Download and install Everest

Then from within everest open computer and click on summary then post the info here.

Then click on senser and post the info here
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the ram is pc 2700

Field Value
Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name SKATER-E209C723
User Name skater

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Duron, 1800 MHz (13.5 x 133)
Motherboard Name ASRock K7S41GX (2 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 741GX
System Memory 1024 MB
BIOS Type AMI (10/28/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6600 (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 6600 AGP
Monitor Compaq CV535 [15" CRT] (10381094203184)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device

Storage
IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD600BB-00CAA1 (55 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive ATAPI CD-RW 32/12/40X
Optical Drive COMPAQ CD-ROM LTN403 (40x CD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 57231 MB (40402 MB free)

Input
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network
Network Adapter SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1244TX V2) (68.207.121.148)

Peripherals
USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB2 Controller SiS 7002 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device

Edited by computermaker, 06 October 2005 - 09:22 PM.

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also heres the volt and temps

Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type Winbond W83697HF (ISA 290h)
Motherboard Name ASRock 775V88 / K7S41 / K7S8XE+ / K7Upgrade-600/880 / K7VT4A / K8S8X Series

Temperatures
Motherboard 32 C (90 F)
CPU 41 C (106 F)

Cooling Fans
CPU 4688 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.52 V
+3.3 V 3.36 V
+5 V 5.00 V
+12 V 12.80 V
+5 V Standby 5.04 V
Debug Info F FF 24 FF
Debug Info T 32 41 255
Debug Info V 5F 01 D2 BA C7 D3 E7 (01)
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