Computer Restarting Itself

By Goatman455 · 14 replies
Mar 3, 2008
  1. I am not sure if it is the RAM, I did add a stick, but it is identical type, though I couldn't get the same brand. Thing is, this didn't happen for awhile (years) after I got the memory and memtest seems to have no errors (I know memtest isn't perfect).

    This problem started happening a lot so I reformatted the computer. It has been fine for a few days although it restarted itself again today once and has since been fine for a couple hours.

    The system error log shows this message:

    "The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000000a (0x00000004, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x804ff322). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini030308-01.dmp."

    I have included the only dumpfile I have post reformat, as I have only had 1 restart.

    Should this ever happen on a normally functioning computer? (Could it be coincidence that this happened?)

    I am not willing to run this machine with anything less than 1gb of ram. Right now the two slots are filled with 512mb sticks of 2700 i believe. I really just want to figure out what the problem is so I can fix it or forget it. Thanks very much for the help.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Inside the 1 MiniDump:

    BugCheck 1000000A, {4, 2, 1, 804ff322}
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlpa.exe

    Can be Ram (Run Memtest)
    Or Drivers requiring updating
  3. Goatman455

    Goatman455 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Any idea which drivers? This is an OEM motherboard and when I used the 5.11 nforce3 drivers (not OEM) pre-format it seemed to make things worse with the rebooting. It has not done it since I first posted, do you think I should mess with it?
  4. gpenu

    gpenu TS Rookie

    Laptop Reboots Itself

    Hi All.

    I am having a major problem with our laptops rebooting themselves. I have attached the minidump and error log from today after the reboot occurred. The hardware is Panasonic Toughbook CF-29. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    All drivers normally, from your motherboards (or computers) manufactures support website.

    True some updated drivers can cause issues
    But when you already have a fault (if it re-occurs) then it is ok to update the drivers

    Hang on
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Inside the MiniDump (Now Removed by original poster Gpenu)
    Product: Prolific USB-to-Serial Bridge Cable
    Description: USB-to-Serial Cable Driver
  7. Goatman455

    Goatman455 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey Gpen, I can appreciate your issue and I would have no problem helping you with your problem, but I have hardly asked this question and you come in here with another. I think in this situation it would be best if you started your own thread. I think you would receive more help that way as well, and I know I certainly would.


    The problem has only happened once since the format. I worry now that if I go messing with things it may start happening again. Anything else?

    Thanks for all the help btw kimsland.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Holly Sh!#

    I replied thinking that was You

    gpenu you need to start your own thread (and don't reply here either!

    Sorry Goatman455
  9. gpenu

    gpenu TS Rookie

    Thank you kimsland for the information. I suspected that prolific usb-to-serial adaptor driver, but that is the only driver that USB GPS devices use. I will see if there is any update available.

    P.S. what are you using to view the .dmp file and to find the problem?
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Didn't seem to register
  11. Goatman455

    Goatman455 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've been Hijacked!

    Maybe this will register Hey gpenu listen carefully, I have the answer to all your problems: You are an *****!

    My motherboard is: K8N8X-LA I have researched this is nforce 3 150 motherboard. Are the regular nvidia drivers ok for this board, right now I have it decently stable using the drivers from the HP website, but it seems like Nvidia's latest build would be better. They were pretty weak too, after installation you had to go into device manager and manually add the mboard components, nice HP!
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Goatman455 remove your attack on gpenu (basically Edit out the capitals) (capitals removed, but not abuse)

    Then I'll continue with helping you
  13. Goatman455

    Goatman455 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is too late, but if you don't like jokes that happen to be true or I insult you in this way, then I can always receive help elsewhere. I will repost the message and request a user with better communication with me to help me with this issue. Thank you for your help, and thank you gpenu for ruining my thread. I hope you were not too insulted by my joke.

    Please close this thread, I do not want this to keep getting bumped when I have another.

    Thanks all,
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

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    I confirm that Goatman455 (now banned by Moderator) says thanks through PM to myself
  15. be_patient

    be_patient TS Rookie Posts: 103

    I don't know if this will help, but on 2 seperate occasions during the life of my current pc it has run into similar issues or random restarts without warning.

    the first time was my power supply (antec truepower sp2 550w), the second time a was a faulty graphics card (256mb 7900gt)

    maybe look into these...
    good luck

    be patient
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