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Gaming and misc reboots - need advice please

By 3vilthing
Sep 16, 2006
  1. sultan_emerr

    sultan_emerr TS Rookie Posts: 61

    In case anything happens to your other thread, this is what I posted there =

    Random restarts/reboots/resets/crashes/freezes could be due to several reasons, including overheating, RAM, hardware issues, etc., but rather than playing "20 question" type guessing games, just do the following and post back with the info so that we can narrow it down some.::

    Try rebooting(restarting) in safe mode, then go to control panel/ system / advanced Tab/ startup and recovery box/ settings button/ sytem failure and uncheck "restart on system failure" ( take the check out of automatically restart box ) , and check the Write a system event, and the Admin alert boxes (check "send admin alert"). This will force a BSOD on the next crash (freezes/restarts = crashing) that posts the Stop Error Code. On the next crash write down the exact Stop Error Code and post that exact error here back on this thread. (While you're waiting for a reply, you can put that error code in Google search, and in the MS Support Knowledge Base (KB) = http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1]http to check it out.)

    Also go to your device manager (devmgmt.msc) and check the properties and look for anything suspicious and check that the settings are where they should be.

    Edit: Go to and put in your system specs at = http://www.crucial.com/support/install.asp = "Eliminate the hassle and risk of getting the wrong memory — In just 3 easy steps our Memory Advisor™ tool will show you exactly the right upgrade for your computer."
    =" The Crucial System Scanner automatically detects your computer's information and gives you the details you need to purchase a compatible upgrade. To run the Crucial System Scanner, you need Microsoft Windows 95 or higher. " http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner

    + 4allmemory.com]http://www.4allmemory.com


    Test your ram with these: = Memtest86+ here: http://www.memtest.org/]http://www.memtest.org + Memory Diagnostic Page = http://www.memtest86.com

    RAM Reliability Test = http://hcidesign.com/memtest

    Ram Idle = http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=1423

    Everest Home Edition Successor to AIDA32: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html = Find out what speed ram you have and how many open slots you have. Get the same speed RAM and add it to a vacant slot.
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