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#1 MacDiesel

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:21 PM

I have an older Pentium 4 Gateway pc that has a wierd problem. When you power it on, once it starts to load windows it will power off. I tried goin in through safe mode and it powers off after trying to load the agp44.sys driver. I figured ok well it must have a software issue. I was just going to reload windows and be done with it, but it would not read my windows cd on boot up. It would check the drive and then continue on past. I did have the cd drive set to the first boot device. Anyway, I was in the bios for about ten minutes, and then exited and the pc booted right into windows and works fine. I can reboot multiple times and it works every time. When I power it off for the night I am back to windows not loading and powering off on its own, until I go into the bios so that the pc stays powered on for about ten minutes and then it boots all the way up and is fine again. It seems like something just needs to warm up and then it works. I think that is really odd and didn't know if anyone has seen this before, and what can be done about it.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:29 PM

That's very odd. What power supply do you have?
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:38 PM

300W if thats what you mean.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:46 PM

That's what I meant.
And what are your system specs?
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:53 PM

When you go into the BIOS do you reset the date and time when you're in there? If the answer is yes, replace the CMOS battery
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#6 MacDiesel

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:56 PM

XP SP2
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No I dont reset the time.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:06 PM

Mother board, graphic card, processor?
Have you installed any hardware recently?
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 06:13 PM

well, before this issue happened, what was the last thing you did on the machine in question?

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:11 AM

Here's a thought.
On some older p4 you need to install the motherboard agp driver for the pc to function. If that agp44 thingy is the one, that's responsible for windows hanging, I would look for an updated version on manufaturers site.

Also try google "agp44.sys".

Good luck. :thumbsup:




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