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Is this a Software/Config/Hardware Problem ?

When I boot up PC and go through usual Switch-on/log-in procedure and begin using the PC randomly goes through some sort of reset/re-boot procedure which results in the monitor switching to stand-by/hibernate mode with the PC on. I have to press and hold the power buton down in order to get PC to switch off and thus re-booting in order to switch the monitor back on.

This happens with both CRT and LCD monitor types.

Any ideas/solutions welcome.........................???

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Re: Is this a Software/Config/Hardware Problem ?

Apparently someone must have went into your properties, By right clicking anywhere on the desktop, Choose properties and then screen saver and then power options, Once there look into the setting for hibernation,standby,sleep make sure that they are set so not shut monitor off after so many minutes. What I am thinking is when you quit using your mouse for any amount of time it turns the monitor off. I hope that gets you going, If not you can Write back here and ask me again we can look for another solution. Thanks

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(1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
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When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

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Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate

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To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.

Use the Recovery Console Tool
To restore a damaged registry hive, use the Recovery Console to restore the backup copy of the hive from the Repair folder. The Repair folder contains a copy of the system's registry hives that were created after the first successful startup of Windows XP.

WARNING : Although data should not be affected by the following procedure, you may need to restore changes you previously made to programs or system settings since the first time you successfully started Windows XP.

To replace the damaged registry hive and restore the backup copy of the hive from the Repair folder: Start your computer to the Recovery Console.

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In Recovery Console, change to the c:\Windows folder.

Type cd sytem32\config , and then press ENTER.

Type dir system , and then press ENTER.

If you cannot run the preceding command successfully (because the file is missing), skip to step 3. If you can run the preceding command successfully, type ren system system.bak , and then press ENTER.

NOTE : If the message that you received referred to the software file, replace "system" with "software" in the preceding command. For example, you would type ren software software.bak (instead of ren system system.bak ), and then press ENTER.

Type copy c:\windows\repair\system , and then press ENTER.

NOTE : If the message that you received referred to the software file, replace "system" with "software" in the preceding command. For example, you would type copy c:\windows\repair\software (instead of copy c:\windows\repair\system ), and then press ENTER.

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Q307654 HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console for Windows XP

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