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Dell Dimension 5100 shuts down then reboots automatically, This is one bugger of a problem. Had continual problem with unit shutting down no rhyme or reason, cant see BSOD message off too fast. Did change video caqrd and then it only did it once every day or two. Changed memory then not at all for a week then it started to do it again. No viruses or malware on computer checked by several methods and programs. BIOS settings changed for the computer to stay off after power loss stopped that restarting automatically problem but now computer does not start all the time and powers off intermittently now. Again no seeming rhyme or reason. Even checked for rootkits on computer none found. Power supply changeout was same result. Hard disk is noisy but o.k. for now. Would like to know how to get the choice for showing any BSOD without the automatic reboot or plain old shutdown. Am going to see if I can install Recovery console if you think it would help.

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Try rebooting to Safe Mode. Right-click on My Computer and hit Properties. In the System Properties window, click on Advanced. Then click on Startup/Recovery Settings. Uncheck Automatic Restart. Then post the BSOD Stop Code here.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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