Random Crashes XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by one.123, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. one.123

    one.123 -0-;;

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    hey guys, im getting random crashes on xp sp3, the pc will usually crash about 5 minutes after the os has loaded, no error message, just restarts, but won't come back up. i then have to start it a couple of times before it will load windows again, like it will crash while loading windows 2-4 times, i have to manually shutdown and start it up again, then finally after loading to windows it will usually run fine until i shutdown and then the process repeats.
    anyone know what might be causing this?
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    check drive for errors and grab memtest86 and test your pcs memory
     
  3. Arniestan1

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    Give me a bit more info please. How old is it, any recent hardware changes, last time reinstall OS? ect.. everybit helps but my shot in the dark with what little info I have is (power supply).
     
  4. Shamus MacNoob

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    I would look at the capacitors on the motherboard for leaks
     
  5. one.123

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    umm fairly new system, about 1-2 years old, replaced the hard drive because the other one was dying, the os install is about 5 months old

    shamus - how would i check for problems with that?
     
  6. Dark Atheist

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    discolouration around the capacitors and on the board