Completly random crashes and restarts.

By rapier8
Aug 22, 2006
  1. I recently reinstalled windows xp about a month or so ago. It is recently restarting for no reason at all. I'll be reading things online, listening to music, and it just restarts. when it boots back up, i get no option to boot into safemode and i get not messages saying "windows recovered from a serious system error". It's as if my computer never knew it was on.

    I am also having many programs crash for no specific reason. Firefox will crash while doing nothing. I notice the most crashes while playering Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, (as a side note, it runs at about 5 fps unless i disable my internet connection).

    I also had all of my settings in firefox reset for no reason, but i don't know if this is rellivent.

    is there anything i can do short of reinstallnig windows to fix these problems?
  2. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    To stop the reboots, do the following:

    Right-click My Computer - PROPERTIES
    Select ADVANCE tab
    Under Startup & Recovery - SETTINGS
    Clear the AUTOMATICALLY RESTART checkbox.

    When your PC crashes next time you will get a blue screen rather than a restart. Note the error msg and either google it or reply back.

    Good luck :grinthumb
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