Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:00 PM
Turn off auto restart, right click my computer, click properties, click advanced at the top, now look for startup and recovery and click settings next to it. Uncheck auto restart, this will allow you to see the blue screen error.
Check your system event logs; right click my computer and select manage, click the plus sign by event viewer and click system, now look at the log on the right hand pane. Double click the red ones and look specifically for disk errors, I would make sure it is not your hard drive going out on you. Earlier this week I had the same symptoms on a clients computer and saw a few entries in the system event log concerning read errors and bad blocks. Luckily I caught it before it crashed and after a few attempts was successful at ghosting the hard drive, didn't lose any data, didn't have to reinstall anything. If you do see disk errors shut the PC down immediately and make getting a backup a top priority. Let us know what you find or if you need more help, good luck!