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XP Restart problem

By yadavbangera
Jul 21, 2008
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  1. Hi there,

    My pc shuts down itself after a few minutes of booting, I have formatted the HDD and reinstalled XP, but the problem persists. The shutdown shows usual 'saving your settings' message. I checked my power options. I am unble to connect to internet.
    Pls help.
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Have you checked that your cpu heatsink is clean and firmly attached?

    Have you added any new hardware recently or had a major storm?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Any new hardware?

    Unplug all unnecessary devices (e.g. USB cams and external disks)

    Try using a fan to blow cool air into the pc just in case it's a heating issue.

    Does the same problem exist if you boot into XP Safe Mode?

    Finally, i would suggest you look at the Windows Event Log files (probably just the Application and Systems Log for interesting entries.)

    Here's a tool Event Log Explorer that makes them even easier to read/save/search through
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