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Windowsxp Restarts On It Self.


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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:55 AM

it was fine up until I set AGP to 8x. now it keeps restart on its own and leave me no option to stop this wierd thing... it restarts before I can even see my mouse and I am using a radeon 9600pro.

is there anything else I can do besides reformatting the whole thing ?

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:19 AM

Have you tried starting in safe mode? If so delete the drivers from the Device Manager and restart. If will restart in VGA mode, more than likely 640x480 and you can reinstall the drivers to a useable setting.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:21 AM

Have you tried starting in safe mode? If so delete the drivers from the Device Manager and restart. If will restart in VGA mode, more than likely 640x480 and you can reinstall the drivers to a useable setting.



didnt help. it restarts on it
s own with safe mode as well.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:26 AM

How long after you changed the settings did it begin to this problem?
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:28 AM

How long after you changed the settings did it begin to this problem?



when I change it to 8x, it asked me to restart, the problem began right there. I wasnt able to do anything every since.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:40 AM

Can you enter the BIOS? If so try to change from x8 to x4.
Try removing the card and booting. Then turn the computer off and place the card and see if it will prompt you for the drivers.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:48 AM

Can you enter the BIOS? If so try to change from x8 to x4.
Try removing the card and booting. Then turn the computer off and place the card and see if it will prompt you for the drivers.


I dont know where in the BIOS to set it back to x4.... its a asus mb

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:53 AM

When you first start your computer tap F2 or delete. If you are prompted to "press XX to enter setup", press whatever appears on the boot screen. You could also remove the BIOS (motherboard) battery for a few minutes and that will reset the BIOS tot he default settings.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:39 AM

When you first start your computer tap F2 or delete. If you are prompted to "press XX to enter setup", press whatever appears on the boot screen. You could also remove the BIOS (motherboard) battery for a few minutes and that will reset the BIOS tot he default settings.


ok...I just formated my computer and here comes a new problem.

I tried to set it to 8x again, and this time it doesn't restart on its own. instead, it asks me to reboot to "test" the new setting then disregarded all my AGP changes without stating a reason what soever..


why is that ?

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:54 AM

Windows ask you this to allow you to chance your mind in the event you have made a mistake or do not like the new settings.
If these settings cause problems you should use a lower setting.
Are you sure your computer is compatible with that video card? What brand and make computer do you have? What form factor is your video card, AGP, PCI, PCIs..?
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