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Why does my PC randomly restart itself?

By JasonBekus24
Mar 19, 2014
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  1. Every few days my PC randomly restarts itself. When I look-up my system errors under Event Viewer, the following error is displayed:

    Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003, parameter2 895838b8, parameter3 89583a2c, parameter4 805d1142.

    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 30 30 30 30 30 30 66 000000f
    0020: 34 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 4 Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
    0030: 30 30 30 30 30 33 2c 20 000003,
    0038: 38 39 35 38 33 38 62 38 895838b8
    0040: 2c 20 38 39 35 38 33 61 , 89583a
    0048: 32 63 2c 20 38 30 35 64 2c, 805d
    0050: 31 31 34 32 1142

    I've tried researching how to resolve this, but have unable to find an example of someone with the exact same issue. I'm not too technically inclined, but I'd really appreciate a response.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    Could be caused by a failing power supply. What are the complete specs of this computer?
     
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  3. JasonBekus24

    JasonBekus24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    AMD Anthlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual
    Core Processor 3800+
    2.00GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM

    Hard Drive: 200 GB

    ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    (512.0 MB memory)

    I don't know if that's what you're looking for. This is the first time I've been asked to give Specs.
    I've had a new Power Supply since November (2013). Strange thing is, it only restarts 5-10 minutes after booting into Windows. If it doesn't restart within that time, then I don't get any problems. It also only occurs once every 3-5 days +-.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    Are you running XP, Service Pack 3?
     
  5. JasonBekus24

    JasonBekus24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, Windows XP Professional
    Service Pack 2.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    Why no Service Pack 3?
     
  7. JasonBekus24

    JasonBekus24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No particular reason I guess. I have two other computers which have the same installed, & I had not problems with them. My last OS reinstall was last year.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    You should run Windows Update until no more updates are found. It is important to do this before April 14, when MS will stop support for XP. Please note there are almost 200 updates after you install SP3. These updates may fix your problem...
     


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