P4 Shutting Down

By javiap
Jun 15, 2005
  1. HI
    I got a problem when Im trying to run a game in my new computer, this shutting down and all data is lose.
    can somebody help me, my computer is an P4 2.4GHz,mother board intel 685GBF, 512RAM, ATI rage 128 and I have 2 fans, I dont know how to do cuz I change my old computer cuz this one sometimes stays bloked and the solution was restars (shut down)
    Please Somebody Help me
  2. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    Hello and welcome to techspot :wave: :wave:

    question: by blocked did u mean complete freezing??

    if so then it cleary a question of over heating, use some temperature monitring software and check ur su=ystem temperature.

    also if ur cabine is dirty(inside) or dusty try cleaning it make sure u r properly grounded before doing any such operation
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You might want to test your ram.

    Download and run the Memtest86+ programme from

    Let it run for at leaset seven passes. If you don`t have a floppy drive, there is an iso version that you can burn to cd, and then boot from that.

    Also to stop your computer from automatically rebooting, which is what I think you are saying.

    Right click my computer, and select properties. Now click on the advanced tab, and under startup and recovery, click on settings. Make sure that the box that says automatically restart is unticked. Click ok, apply, ok, and restart your system.

    Now instead of your system rebooting when there`s a problem, you should receive an error message(BSOD) telling you what caused the problem.

    Pay particular attention to any drivers identified in the stop message.

    If when you get one of these stop messages, you don`t understand them, then please post the error message here, including all the numbers.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. javiap

    javiap TS Rookie Topic Starter


    when Im talking about shut down is turning off, no freezing, for example Im trying to open the game sims 2 and the temperature of processor zone is around 60°C degrees, in the next moment the computer rebooting, no freezing, no blue screen, apeer like when you turn on the computer in first time charging the OS (win2000).
    the computer is new(5 days) , and the worst is that I change my old computer cuz this one some times could be freezing :knock: :knock: .

  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Ok well if you get no screen, no lock ups, just a reboot, then it very well could be heat realted. Check to see if there any any obvious signs (ex. fans not spinning) Also, if you dont think heat is an issue, check the Power Supply, as that could go faulty.

  6. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    It seems that ur system is set to reboot after the specific temp is reached, check your BIOS for this setting and change it to something higher, meanwhile are u reunning a presscott that is pretty high for a pros. :suspiciou
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take your computer back, and have it sorted out under the terms of the warranty.

    This shoudn`t be happening with a brand new computer.

    Regards Howard :)
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