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XP Pro - Random Restarts....


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#1 GaryT85

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 06:47 AM

i have an XP pro system that instantly reboots.

when i say instantly, i mean too quick to see any blue screen or anything, just goes straight to POST and reloads windows.

this is obviously quite annoying :flowers:

"windows has recovered from a serious error" message occaisionally appears, though not everytime, which makes it a little more odd. also, when i look at the option to diagnose (or whatever, cant remember what its actually called..) but it says the error is unknown.

so, any ideas as to find out (+hopefully sort) the problem?

(i know i could re-install windows and then find out if its windows' fault or the hard drive, but that isnt ideal for time/logistic reasons)


- i already moved the hard drive to another pc to eliminate possibilities of the PSU, mobo etc being at fault... still the same issue - telling me its either the hard drive itself or the windows installation :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:59 PM

My two cents is try running disc check to see if any bad sectors can be found. However, I'm no expert so someone with better knowledge will probably be able to better help.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:14 AM

My two cents is try running disc check to see if any bad sectors can be found. However, I'm no expert so someone with better knowledge will probably be able to better help.


cheers funnytim but i already ran that, forgot to write it in my post..

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:53 PM

Have you tried booting in safe mode?




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