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By guns888
Jul 19, 2007
  1. Hi All.

    Recently my PSU decided to pass out so I bought a newer, slightly more powerful (old one 350W, new one 450W) PSU for the machine.

    Now, when left on say overnight, or even for a few hours I come to the computer to find that the screen has frozen and I have to restart using the power button on the tower.

    When I log back into XP Pro I am told that windows recovered from a serious error and I am given various codes along with a sysdata.xml and a .dmp file.

    Does anyone have an idea what I should do and whether I could use the files that were created to diagnose the problem?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    It is possible that this problem is caused by the PSU, if you just went out and bought the cheapest PSU out there.

    You might want to post the .dmp file in the Windows part of this forums, you might get better help there.
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    You get "Start Windows Normally" or "The last config that worked" or various forms of "safe mode". In your case use "Start windows normally". You aren't going to lose anything. I wouldn't leave that PC alone for too long until you find out why it's stoppimg.
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    which is exactly why he is here in the first place.
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