Computer Keeps Restarting

By peeboy ยท 41 replies
Nov 4, 2004
  1. keiiyondaime

    keiiyondaime TS Rookie

    i think im having the same problem as stupidcomputer..
    i recently installed a new PSU(Antec TruePower 650w) and a new video card(geforce 8600 gts). At first I still got to play HL2 in high settings before the problem started. I tried to play vegas but then it hanged up. I thought it was nothing so I just restarted my pc. But then it will either hang up after loading windows xp(before the welcome screen) and show a black screen or automatically restarts after loading win xp or show the blue screen error something after loading.. so i tried reformatting it thought it might solve the prob but after it reformats te drive for win xp.. it would hang up when its loading the set up files.
    is the problem my video card?
    is it the hard drive or mobo?
    will reseting CMOS help?
    i need a reply please.. i need to use my pc for a project.
    thanks in advance.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You guys should start your own threads...not piggy back on someone elses. Your problems may NOT be exactly the same

    Post your computer specs!

    did you use the video drivers off a supplied CD? if you did, go to the Nvidia website and download the latest driver for your video card.

    save you pennies and replace that CD drive... That is the cause of your problem
  3. Don415

    Don415 TS Rookie

    PC restarts during games....

    Hello..all..........firstly these are my PC's specs

    Intel MB
    Core 2 duo 2.0 ghz
    Ati Radeon 1950 Pro 512 MB
    1 GB ram Kingston
    60 GB harddrive
    and windows XP professional

    the problem is that during games the PC will keep restarting like after every 15-45 min......and when the windows boots again i get the Microsoft error message saying send or Dont send......When i checked the details it said that the temp files in Local Settings are causing the Error.........

    Any idea whats going on......
    I just built this PC abt a month agao....
  4. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    Have you tried deleting all the temp files? Go to control panel / folder options. Open the view tab and check the spot to show hidden files and folders. Go to start / my computer / Root drive (the one your OS is on) / documents and settings / your user name / Local Settings. Open the Temp file and delete everything it will delete. You might have a few that won't. That's OK. Don't delete the temp folder, just the contents. Now go to Temporary Internet Files open that and delete everything in that one as well.

    Go to control panel / internet options / advanced tab. Scroll down towards the bottom and fine thebox for Empty temporary internet files folder when the browser closes. See how that works for you. Don't forget when you're done to uncheck the box to show hidden files.
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    in other words, download a program called ccleaner, and run it. :D
  6. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    CrapCleaner is OK, but it's better to do it by hand if for no other reason than to learn. IMO (and yes I have crap cleaner on my system too)
  7. Don415

    Don415 TS Rookie

    no change

    hey thnx for the info but no change it still does the same thing.....

    it seems to be these two file...


    And it only restarts during games u think there is something wrong with the Graphics card or the drivers.....
  8. Don415

    Don415 TS Rookie

    I also have 600W power supply..... so there shouldnt be any less power prob...
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Open up your computer and check that all fans are clean, free of dust and debris. Make sure the fans are runnning normally.

    Those files you posted are not harmful, and the Mini100607-01.dmp reference means that your computer has some problems, but we know that already, don't we

    "When I checked the details it said that the temp files in Local Settings are causing the Error"...

    I really think this is bogus. I have never heard of "TEMP files in Local Settings" causing this type of error. This system may simply be infected with the usual Virus, spyware and malware nasties
  10. Bigbat8300

    Bigbat8300 TS Rookie

    I have a similar problem, but my comp is still messing up

    anytime i use a ram heavy program the comp shuts down.... any suggestions... I have 2 gbs of ram a 3.2 p4 processor and two hard drives totaling 500gb of space

    i should note that i built it myself over a year and a half ago, and it has worked for the most part without a hitch for that time (some random shutdowns here and there but never like this) i installed a new 450w power supply but that didn't seem to change the performance

    any suggestions
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So Bigbat8300,
    What is this computer's make and model? Specs like motherboard make and model, video card? If it shuts down while your doing stuff, this may point to video driver problems or a malware infection too
  12. Bigbat8300

    Bigbat8300 TS Rookie

    motherboard info

    that is a link to my specific open box with info on everything i have an updated graphics card 512 radeon 1300x and two hard drives

    if you go to and enter this in the search you will see my barebones specs: MSI MBOX RC410M-L
    that has all my info all i have other than that is the 2gb of ram a 512 radeon graphics card and two hdd i tried to cancel restarts and just get error messages and it still crashed on me

    thanks for the quick response
  13. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    If it is only during RAM intensive programs, then that begs the question "have you tested your RAM"? Go here and download Memtest86 and run the diagnostic to see if you have a stick of RAM going bad. If so, this is a great time to buy new memory as it's dirt cheap right now.

    Another question. If it freezes up, can you reboot right away, or does the unit have to sit for a few moments. If it's the second, then it could be pointing to a heat issue.
  14. Bigbat8300

    Bigbat8300 TS Rookie

    Prob with memtest

    I am a total newb to certain programs and cant figure out how to get memtest86 installed and running properly if you have any suggestions or a simpler program for mem test please let me know....
  15. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    Does your computer have a floppy disk player? Try the MS Memory Diagnostic. It's a little more user friendly in terms of walking you through the whole process. If you still have questions post back.
  16. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I use Memtest+. It's based off the original that has already been linked but it should be a more up two date version of the program.

    Download the Pre-Compiled package for Floppy (DOS - Win). Insert a floppy into your floppy drive and run the program. It will format the floppy and create a bootable disk for you that includes the Memtest+ program.

    Now shutdown your computer, and place the floppy into your drive. You will have to go into your BIOS and set your floppy drive as the first boot device if it isn't set as the first device already. Don't change anything else and then save the changes as you exit the BIOS. Don't worry if you've never done this before. If you just look around your BIOS and read the comments it will become apparent what you need to change if anything. Let your computer boot into the floppy and the program will automatically run. Let it run for seven or more complete passes. Plan to run the program overnight.
  17. Dominique

    Dominique TS Rookie


    As i saw you read dump as a guru I have mine in a thread under Windows OS:

    What is issue? It is happening on all Windows 2000 workstations when I try to connect remotely and if the user trying to login does not have already a profile created locally....

    Thank you,
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