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    Problem with My Desktop

    I've been getting problems with my PC lately and it just restarts after every 10 minutes which is really annoying. I'm not sure what is the problem but I'm assuming there is something wrong with HDD. Every thing else is working just fine (except this off course lol).

    What do you guys think? Lets see how many techperts (I mean experts) are here

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    Could be a wide range of things. I am assuming you are using vista since this is a setting in vista that in the case of a crash it will auto reboot. My system does this but only when running a certain program. Might look into what your cpu usage is in task manager prior to it rebooting if the cpu usage is hanging at 100% then find the program causing this issue.

    Do a complete virus scan as I had read a report that a certain virus will also cause this.

    When it reboots do you get any reports of missing drivers as this will also cause this.

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    I'm using Windows XP SP2 (professional).

    My system does this but only when running a certain program
    Hmm, this reboot usually happens when I open a specific site with Firefox (mostly Hotmail.com). I guess we can't assume there is a virus there

    When it reboots do you get any reports of missing drivers as this will also cause this.
    Nop, I don't get any missing drivers message but it asks me to continue with disk checking even if PC is normally shut down.

    Looks like I'll have to refresh Windows (I hate doing that)

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    You can disable this in XP also and then do a full virus scan and disk check. As I am assuming you cant if its rebooting every 10 minutes. Does this happen if you use IE and/or FF. Could be something is furbared with your FF. Might be as simple as removing FF and installing one of the newer versions.

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    Go to Run and type shutdown -a then click ok. This trick helped me in past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    You can disable this in XP also and then do a full virus scan and disk check. As I am assuming you cant if its rebooting every 10 minutes. Does this happen if you use IE and/or FF. Could be something is furbared with your FF. Might be as simple as removing FF and installing one of the newer versions.
    It rarely happens when I'm not using Firefox which means there seems to be a bug with firefox. Maybe it's eating up too much memory

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    Go to Run and type shutdown -a then click ok. This trick helped me in past
    I know what you are talking about but my problem is a bit different here.

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    Did you resolved your problem?
    Maybe I can help you to save some money you want to give for repairs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    Did you resolved your problem?
    Maybe I can help you to save some money you want to give for repairs?
    Not Yet. I was thinking to install a new copy of windows but I would like to k now what you have in mind.

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    Have you tried using the hard drive in another computer? Have you done any mucking around in the BIOS? What model computer are you using, have you done any research to see if others have experienced the same problem?

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    Ok first thing, since your pc resets and you doubt on hdd.

    Insert your Boot win xp cd rom. Go to Repair mode and
    type CHKDSK /r, wait 1 hour or more if hdd is bigger to end.

    Reset PC and check is reseting happening again. If yes.
    Download Ultimate Boot disk, burn the iso and check your hdd with appropriate brand tool
    and also run memory test. If still resetting try to turn off auto reset after error and get more data so we can se what is the problem. Use Google to find out how can you turn off reset on error. After that you will see blue screen of death, and will know is it some hardware related issue or it is system problem.

    And yes if you dont want to repair system you can always reinstall windows then you will know for sure is it system or hardware.

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