Windows rebooting repeatedly at startup, later every few hours

By lami58
Mar 26, 2012
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  1. I'm in Europe.
    I've read all the typical advice for automatic rebooting.
    It's early spring and there is no overheating of my CPU.
    I've uninstalled the Akamai software (provided with Adobe Flash Player), a possible cause of the reboots.
    I've reinstalled the Flash Player software.
    The problem persists, however.
    My computer is 6 years old, Windows XP, no repairs during that time.
    I just can't put my finger on the problem.
    I've attached two dumps from today and three from Friday when the real problems started - I mean 5-6 automatic reboots, especially at startup, which sometimes end in success and sometimes in a still screen of uncompleted startup.
    What do you think?

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    What antivirus program are you using? Looks like a Norton product. Is XP updated to Service Pack 3 and beyond?
  3. lami58

    lami58 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    the following

    Norton Internet Security 2012 (which wants the Windows Firewall to be disabled) and Windows XP Service Pack 3
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

  5. lami58

    lami58 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Norton

    I've been using Norton products on this computer since 2006 without problems.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    I haven't used Norton since 2006! I told you that Norton is contributing to your computers instability. If you want to leave it that way, so be it


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