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Reboots without warning

My computor reboots without warning and all mediaplayers are stoped after some time when we start a new programme.It is P IV of intel and using 512 rRAM

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Re: reboots without warning

Spyware and temp file overload usually are to blame here.

Look and install these two applications:
ccleaner (
Spy-Bot Seek and Destroy

Make sure to close all programs specially anti-virus programs before you install them. Then run them in SAFE MODE.

How to enter safe mode:
Reboot your PC and RIGHT AFTER your PC startup BIOS logo and before Windows kicks in tap the F8 key and a Startup Menu should appear, use your arrow keys to select SAFE MODE and run the above applications. Clean any temp files and clear out any spyware.

Hope That Helps!

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When you did the upgrade, the key would be on the packet the CD came in and also with a sticker for your computer itself. Operating systems never 'self activate', you always have to enter the key and you are usually prompted every time you boot the computer. This should not have come as a shock to you.

If you have lost that CD, or if it was a pirated copy, you will need to contact Microsoft.

There are keys out there and key generators, but fairly shortly M$ will shut you down as they realise different computers with different IP addresses are using the same activation key..

If you use your computer a lot, you should at least pay for the OS that lets all this happen. Just my view.

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0x00000124 Machine Check Exception, Windows 8

There you go! Sometimes there is not much that can be done sitting behind a keyboard.

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Im having fixing my prodoct key to mz computor

some product keys can only be use one time and others can be installed multiple times. if yours is a one time use on a purchased machine it wont be possible to reinstall it without purchasing an upgrade.
not sure what mz computor is though.

Aug 31, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I purchased AVG but it didn't install properly so I cancelled the installation. Now how did I install the product I've already purchased? I have the license number.

Most probably it seems to be a low ram problem but you should match the specifications with your machine to find the culprit.
here are the specifications

Processor Intel Pentium 1.5 GHz Memory 512 MB RAM Hard disk free space (for installation) 750 MB HDD Recommended system requirements
Processor Intel Pentium 1.8 GHz Memory 512 MB RAM Hard disk free space (for installation) 1200 MB HDDI guess you lack something among them please verify them .
If you re still not able to resolve just comment with error message

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I am using Microsoft Office 2003. My problem is that I can't open programmes (Word, Exel, Powerpoint etc..). Each time I attemp to open or work on a programme described above, the message with SKU

The Office install was corrupted. First uninstall it; then run a system cleaner like CCleaner, then reboot and run it again.
Now reinstall using the latest installer that you can download from here

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My computer is restart automatically when i am on my work

This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  1. Software issue or error.
  2. Hardware issue or error.
  3. Heat related issue.
  4. Computer virus.
  5. Issue with operating system.
Answer:Software issue or error
Errors generated by software programs can cause a computer to reboot unexpectedly or without warning. If you are running Windows XP see the below section "For Windows XP users" before continuing.
If you are not running Windows XP or following the below steps still cause your computer to reboot without warning. Boot your computer into Safe Mode, and let the computer run in Safe Mode. Additional information and help with getting into Safe Mode can be found on document CHSAFE.
If the computer is still rebooting in Safe Mode the issue is likely not software related but something else, skip to the next section. If the computer is not rebooting in Safe Mode it is likely you have software related issue. We would recommend you run through the basic troubleshooting section for your operating system.
For Windows XP users
Windows XP is designed to automatically reboot each time an error occurs such as a BSoD. Although this may be nice for errors that do not occur often, users who have a re-occurring error may wish to identify the error to troubleshoot it. Below are the steps on how this feature can be disabled and enabled in Windows XP.
  1. From the desktop right-click on My Computer.
  2. Click the Properties option.
  3. In the System Properties window click the Advanced tab.
  4. In Advanced click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery.
  5. In the Startup and Recovery window uncheck the Automatically restart check box.
  6. Click Ok.
Now if the computer generates and error it should not automatically restart and enable you to display any errors your computer may be experiencing.
Hardware issue or error
Any failing hardware component in your computer could cause your computer to unexpectedly generate an error and/or reboot without warning. If you have recently attempted to add a new hardware device, remove that device to make sure it is not causing your issues.
Make sure you are not encountering any hardware conflicts by viewing Device Manager for errors. Additional information about Device Manager can be found on our Device Manager page.
New drivers can also cause this issue, if you have recently performed any hardware driver updates you may wish to try an earlier version of the drivers. Additional information and help with computer drivers can be found on our drivers page.
If you have updated drivers and removed any hardware that could be causing this issue and continue to experience random reboots, it's possible that the memory is bad in the computer. Additional information about testing computers memory can be found on document CH000708.
Finally, hardware devices that are not installed properly in the computer can also cause random reboots. Make sure all the cables and expansion cards are connected properly to the computer. The best way to determine this is to disconnect and reconnect all cables and expansion cards.
Computer virus
Computer viruses such as the blaster virus are written to reboot your computer without warning. Usually these viruses will make the computer reboot ever 5, 10, 15 or 30 minutes after the computer has booted.
If you believe your computer may be infected with a virus or are uncertain if your computer is infected with a virus make sure your virus scanner definitions are up to date. Additional information about checking this can be found in document CH000533.
Heat related issue
Many computer today are designed to turn off or automatically reboot if the computer, processor, or other device in your computer gets to hot. If you have heard any abnormal noises coming from your computer recently such as a high squealing this could indicate a fan may be failing in your computer.
You can first start by verifying the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and seeing if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer you will need to either open the computer and make sure the fan are working (processor fan and case fan) and/or if your BIOS monitors the RPM of the fans enter BIOS and make sure the BIOS does not report any errors.
Users may also be able to determine how hot their computer is by onboard thermal sensors, if your computer comes equipped with these sensors make sure your CPU is not running to hot, additional information about how hot your CPU should be running can be found on document CH000687.
Issue with operating system
If after following each of the above recommendations your computer still continues to reboot it is likely that you are experiencing a Microsoft Windows operating system related issue that cannot be explained. To help make sure this is the case please try the below steps.
  1. Reboot the computer and enter CMOS setup as the computer is booting. If you are not familiar with how to enter CMOS please read through document CH000192.
  2. After you have loaded the computer in CMOS setup let the computer sit.
If the computer does not reboot while letting the computer sit in CMOS it is likely that you are in fact experiencing an issue with Microsoft Windows and it is recommend that if you have followed all of the above recommendations that you reinstall your version of Microsoft Windows. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.

Jun 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Help needed !!! opened Windown media center earlier today, and now even with all applications shut down, the file wmpnetwk.exe is constantly using ~ 50% of my CPU. I Have ended the process with task...

Wmpnetwk.exe is a media player network sharing service. It is annoying and useless(as you have already noticed).
Click start->Run->Type in "services.msc"(without the quotes). Then click on the services tab, and uncheck the box next to wmpnetwk.exe. Click apply, close the configuration utility and reboot your computer. If you ever want to start the media sharing service again you can start it from windows media player.

Hope this helps,

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SamsungG600 - PC Studio programme

Go to START then Control Panel then Add/Remove Programs
now remove ALL installs that you see there. Once that is done Restart your pc and go back there to make sure that there is not a copy still in there. If so Remove it If not Reinstall your program. You probably have either past versions running or pieces of past installs running.


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