Have you tried using System Restore
to return to a previous state before your problems began?
What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using?
When doing a search on the net for your particular problem, you will find this is a common complaint with various causes and possible solutions. What works for one person may not work for another. Microsoft even mentions it here
In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically
when a fatal error occurs. You should be able to see the error by looking in the Event Log
. Read "How To Use the Event Viewer Applet
An alternative is to turn off the automatic reboot feature so you can actually see the error code/STOP Message when it happens - this is also known as the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD).
To change the recovery settings and Disable Automatic Rebooting
, go to Start > Run and type: sysdm.cpl
Click Ok or just press WINKEY + Pause/Break
keys to bring up System Properties.
- Go to the Advanced tab and under "Startup and Recovery", click on the "Settings" button and go to "System failure".
- Make sure "Write an event to the system log" is checked and that "Automatically restart" is UNchecked.
- Click "OK" and reboot for the changes to take effect.
Doing this won't cure your problem but instead of crashing and restarting you will get a blue diagnostic screen with an error code and other information that will allow you to better trace your problem.
When you get that information, please post it back here.
Edited by quietman7, 17 October 2007 - 10:16 AM.