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Windows Restart Problem

Hello! I'm having a strange problem lately. When I boot my PC, during loading Windows XP it restarts the first few times until it finally gets into Windows. Then the system is really unstable! I mean it would either stop responding, me not being able to even move the mouse pointer and therefore I am being forced to push the reset button on my case, or it would just automatically restart because of a critical stop error. Most often it is MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION, but sometimes there are other signs also. I tried replacing all of my RAM chips so as to check if the problem is faulty RAM, but there was no result.The system was still unstable.I tried removing all components (LAN Cards, CD ROM-s, etc.) and left my system with only the video card plugged in my motherboard (no peripherial PCI devices) and it still did the problem. It also did it when I changed to an older Windows version (I tried ME, 2000, 98). All of them did the same thing - restarted a few times until they finally logged into Windows and then stayed unstable. I am having the feeling that the longer the system goes, the more stable it gets. But after I leave it Power-off for a while and start it again - Windows again needs to restart a few times in order to boot. My configuration is: Motherboard : Gigabyte 7ZXE CPU : AMD Duron 900Mhz Sound Card : AC97 Chip on the Motherboard Video Card : AGP GeForce 2 MX400 64MB, TV Out RAM : 64+128+256 = 448MB 2xLAN Cards Realtek TV Tuner FlyVideo 98 HP CD-ROM/R/RW I have absolutely no idea what the cause might be. So please help! I would appreciate it guys...Thank you very much in advance!

Posted by Dimitar Dimitrov on

  • Dimitar Dimitrov Dec 07, 2006

    Thank you guys. But I have further inspected my mainboard and I identified the problem's cause. It's those bad capacitors on the voltage stabelizer. This capacitor plague is such a crap indeed. I guess I shall have to replace the mainboard anyway. Thanks again and if anyone has the same problem - inspect the capacitors first!

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    crashed sevaral times?

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Try ti upgrate RAM!

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If the crashes are becoming more often it is probably a processor overheating problem or it's on its way out. Leave the side of the computer off when its got going and see if it lasts any longer before crashing. To give you more of a clue as to what is crashing the pc go to My computer>properties>advanced tab>Startup & Recovery Settings>automatically restart; and untick the box. This will bring up a blue screen next time it crashes to give you a clue to the problem. PLease rate solution.

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