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Consistent Yet Random Restarts, Perhaps Associated with Overheating

By killias2
Mar 10, 2006
  1. Hello, I've been having a lot of problems with my computer as of late. Here are its stats:

    OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP 2 w/ all updates
    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2400+
    RAM: 512 mb ddr
    Brand: Compaq Presario
    Video Card: Nvidia GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

    The problem: Basically, until recently, my computer worked fine. However, I recently installed a Pioneer DVR-110 DVD-RW drive and a Seagate 160 gb hard drive. After this installation, the computer began to restart itself automatically seemingly at random. It would restart if on for long periods of time, and, once it restarted once, it had to be left off for hours in order to get it working again. In addition, it was far more likely to restart with the computer casing on than off.

    My guess is that it might be overheating, and that the case just makes it worse. This would explain why it restarts if on for long periods, and, if its already overheated, why it wouldn't work on quick attempts to restart the computer.

    Nonetheless, I'm not sure how to make sure of this, and I'm not sure about the best way to fix the problem.

    Here is the information from windows event log. I turned automatic reboot off, so there will be more information once it restarts again.

    Error code 1000000a, parameter1 00000008, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 806ffa08.

    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 1000000
    0020: 61 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d a Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
    0030: 30 30 30 30 30 38 2c 20 000008,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 32 00000002
    0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
    0048: 30 31 2c 20 38 30 36 66 01, 806f
    0050: 66 61 30 38 fa08


    Can anyone help me with this?
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

  3. killias2

    killias2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I couldn't get that ASPI program to work. Is there any other way to accomplish that task? Is there any reason why this happens more often with the case on than off?
     
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    If it happens less often when the case is open then its a heat problem. Make sure all the fans are running. You may have unplugged one when you installed the new parts.The XP 2400 runs very hot. Make sure there is no dust cloggin the processor heatsink/fan. But it may just be old and failing. New ones are less then $10.
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    can your PSU support the additional hardware?
     
  6. Shadowrunner

    Shadowrunner TS Rookie Posts: 106

    If this is a lappy situation, I know a friend that screwed his on the first day because he sat on the cooling ducts. Try and not to have it in your lap...if that makes sense...
     
  7. killias2

    killias2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think I had a new kind of error this kind. Here is the info:

    Error code 1000000a, parameter1 00000000, parameter2 000000ff, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 804db8e6.

    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 1000000
    0020: 61 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d a Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
    0030: 30 30 30 30 30 30 2c 20 000000,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 66 66 000000ff
    0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
    0048: 30 30 2c 20 38 30 34 64 00, 804d
    0050: 62 38 65 36 b8e6


    And, no, this isn't a laptop.
     
  8. killias2

    killias2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Another error

    Here's another error, please help if you know anything. I'm starting to doubt that its overheating.

    Error code 10000050, parameter1 ff59d6bc, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 bf805741, parameter4 00000000.

    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 35 1000005
    0020: 30 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 0 Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 66 66 eters ff
    0030: 35 39 64 36 62 63 2c 20 59d6bc,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 00000000
    0040: 2c 20 62 66 38 30 35 37 , bf8057
    0048: 34 31 2c 20 30 30 30 30 41, 0000
    0050: 30 30 30 30 0000

    and

    Error code 100000d1, parameter1 00000014, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 f85609c6.

    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 64 100000d
    0020: 31 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 1 Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
    0030: 30 30 30 30 31 34 2c 20 000014,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 32 00000002
    0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
    0048: 30 30 2c 20 66 38 35 36 00, f856
    0050: 30 39 63 36 09c6


    Can anyone help? If you need more information, just ask for it, and I'll get/give it.
     
  9. gixelz

    gixelz TS Rookie

    possibly...

    i once had this problem with a computer awhile ago. go into bios and check the CPU temp, should be in the 60's or so. if its not, most likely is overheating.

    but i found out mine was overheating as i thought. it was bad ram. take a stick out, see if it restarts. try the other stick. swap a random stick. see if it works.
     
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