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Computer Reboots Every 5 Mins Or So


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#1 dapnac3

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 03:06 PM

Computer is constantly rebooting.

Recently, as I was opening files downloaded from Rapidshare, my computer rebooted on it's own. Since then it reboots at will continously. Every 5 minutes or so.

Of course I'll get an notice from M$ about how the system shut down improperly and did I want to send a report which I did. Their reply was that it was a device driver improperly installed.

Then I received this message:

BCCode: 10000071 BCP1: 00000008 BCP2:80042000 BCP3: 00000000 BCP4: 00000000 Osver: 5_1_5 SP: 2_0

Question, does anyone have a clue as to what this means or how to fix the problem?

I also ran a trojan remover program which came up with this:

"The following file was called by the Windows Registry at boot time:

D:\INSTALL\GMSIPCI.SYS

An executable file with this name *has not* been found (it may be hidden).

The following program is called from the following Registry Key:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GMSIPCI

Does that help anything ?

I've tried system restore but it didn't help. The computer rebooted near the very end so even though it said the system was restored, I'm not sure how true that is.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:21 AM

Check in the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). See if there are any yellow "!"s or red "X"s listed next to any of the devices. If so, try updating the drivers for those devices.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:32 AM

Link to the error message: http://www.osronline.com/ddkx/ddtools/bccodes_2d5z.htm But it's not much help. Related articles refer to corrupt drivers or corrupt Windows files (which is a rather broad range!)

I suspect that the GMSIPCI.SYS error is due to a missing file for an MSI motherboard or device that you may be using. Should this be the case, then there's an issue with it loading during startup (since it can't find the file when it goes looking for it).

Since you also mention filesharing - I'd first double check to see if there's any viruses remaining on your system by using one of these free, online scans:
http://safety.live.com (requires IE)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

Once you're sure that you're clean, then I'd suspect that it was a driver issue related to the MSI devices on your system. I'd suggest uninstalling them and reinstalling a freshly downloaded copy from the MSI website.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:16 AM

gmsipci.sys GMSIPCI.SYS is related to MSI motherboard.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:54 PM

I suspect that the GMSIPCI.SYS error is due to a missing file for an MSI motherboard or device that you may be using. Should this be the case, then there's an issue with it loading during startup (since it can't find the file when it goes looking for it).

Since you also mention filesharing - I'd first double check to see if there's any viruses remaining on your system by using one of these free, online scans:
http://safety.live.com (requires IE)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com


Asus motherboard with a MSI video card and dvd-drive.

Device manager has a question mark next to PCI Controller (video card?); Raid controller (no raid set-up) and USB controller (USB 1). But this is in other devices not system devices. Does that make a difference? I would think it does but I am not sure.

The MS safety.live.com found something in the registry and corrected. I'm trying housecall for the 4th time. I've been impatient which I know is not good with a 250 GB HD in two partitions. I'll get back to you later tonight I hope.

Edited by dapnac3, 06 August 2007 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:42 PM

Do you have a Display Adapter shown in Device Manager? Is it the MSI video card? If not, then the PCI controller could be it - but I'd suggest that you check by using this free program ( http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html ) It'll give you info on all your unknown devices.

Actually, the PCI device is likely to be an onboard controller in your system - I'd suggest that you go to the Asus website and download the drivers for your motherboard from there and install them. Then I'd download a driver for your MSI video card and install it also - but this is a bit more sticky than the motherboard drivers.

Also, is your hard drive IDE or SATA? If it's SATA, then the RAID drivers are likely to actually be the system looking for the SATA drivers for the hard drive controller on the motherboard (that'll be in a download from the Asus website).
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