XP 64bit spontaneous reboot

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Nightryno, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Nightryno

    Nightryno Guest

    About 2 days ago I reformatted my computer and loaded XP 64 bit onto it.
    Today it rebooted itself about 3 times while I was working on it. Has
    anybody experienced this problem or can anyone give me guidance as to what
    would be causing this and/or how to fix this issue? Thanks!

    Nightryno, Oct 12, 2008
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  2. Nightryno

    Zootal Guest

    I had this problem. I had to increase the voltage for the memory to get it
    to stabalize. That dropped the reboots to maybe once a day. I yanked the
    memory, bought a set of 2GB sticks that were on my motherboards manufactures
    "approved" list, and now it is rock solid.

    Moral of the story - bad memory, bios settings, cheap memory - and a whole
    slew of things that don't have anything to do with memory - can cause this.
    Zootal, Oct 12, 2008
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  3. Please set the system to not automatically reboot on error so that you can
    read the error message. Then report back. Also, check the Event viewer for
    possible reports there. (I'm not hopeful, but maybe there's a clue)
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 12, 2008
  4. Nightryno

    philo Guest

    Usually some type of hardware problem.

    Just curious as to why you reformatted the machine?

    If you did so due to problems...and a fresh install did not clear it up...
    leads me even more to conclude the H/W is at fault.

    I'd run a RAM test
    and also the manufacturer's harddrive diagnostic
    philo, Oct 12, 2008
  5. Nightryno

    Zootal Guest

    With about 90% of my Win2000+ machines, they ignore this setting. They all
    verily happily reboot after a BSOD, regardless of this setting. Am I lucky,
    or have others noticed this?
    Zootal, Oct 12, 2008
  6. I don't have any issues with this. IF it actually generates a BSOD, it's
    maintained. The problem is when there's no BSOD because of a spontaneous
    hardware failure.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 12, 2008
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