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Restarting without orders?


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My computer just restarts and it stays at the Compaq screen. I cant do anyting but pull out the plug. This happens about 3 hours or so.
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Hi

There are several causes for this.
  • Dust in your tower causing too much heat.
    Open the computer case and clean it out.
  • Not enough page file.
    Get some more by reading This
  • Corrupt files.
    Go
    Start Run and Type sfc /scannow this will give a blue bar what it goes reboot. This needs the XP CD so have it in you computer before you start.
If that dose not help please post back with a bit more information about your problem.
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I dont have XP disc
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[quote]''Start Run and Type sfc /scannow this will give a blue bar what it goes reboot. This needs the XP CD so have it in you computer before you start''[/quote] what does that do for me?[quote]
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I went into Properties from my computer, then chose advanced,then system and recovery settings and turned off automaticaly restart. i then shut down and recieved an error - Kernal_Stack_Inpage_Error. What IS THIS? I then turned the automaicaly restart back on.

More info: It also seems to occur when I shutdown. Instead of shutting down, it gets all black and two seconds later the word COMPAQ in big red bold appears and nothing else happens.
I can only see compaq and nothing loads.
(letters Compaq has always been like that since i bought the Computer)

Edited by John_S, 20 October 2005 - 09:22 PM.

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I then shut down and recieved an error - Kernal_Stack_Inpage_Error. What IS THIS? I then turned the automaicaly restart back on.


That dose help me! This is can be caused me a boot sector virus. Please read This and then post a HiJack This Log Here not here. Please say in you post that you have been told that you many have a boot sector virus. Once they say you are clean and if you are still haveing this problem come back here and I will help you with the other posabilaties.

I hope this helps.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 20 October 2005 - 11:03 PM.

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So i just post my hijack log
[ http://www.geekstogo...o_Here-f37.html ]on here then they'll help me from there?
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Yes that is what I asked.

I have done some more research on this, and it is more likely that it is a Hard Drive error, and you will have to get a new hard drive or something like that. But it could also be a Virus, though not the most likely cause.
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