My computer had been working fine for over a year. I finally upgraded to SP2(Windows XP Pro) but my computer would keep auto-restarting after I upgraded. After multiple reformats later and the problem not solved, I decided I would stick to SP1. Just a side note, each time I would format, I would upgrade windows all the way to SP2, then upgrade the video driver.
I thought I had the problem solved staying under SP2. I did not have the graphics driver installed, and before I installed it, my computer did not auto shutoff at all. As soon as I installed the graphics driver, my computer started doing the same thing as before. Therefore I apparantly have a different problem than SP2. Could this be a driver problem? Or could my graphics card be going bad?? The only reason I wouldn't think it was the graphics card going bad is b/c my computer had been running fine before SP2(over a year), but ever since I tried upgrading, I can't get my graphics driver to work pre or post sp2(but I have been known to be wrong). Could it be something else besides my graphics card? Like my proc or memory?
here are my specs:
Asus P4P800-E Deluxe
1GB memory(not sure of exact type, but can check later if you need to know)
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB
2 WD HDD's
Sony DVD writable drive
any help would be greatly appreciated as i dearly miss my PC!
Edited by Doorslam, 23 January 2006 - 07:40 AM.