Random, repeated UT reboots.....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DaMaN, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. DaMaN

    DaMaN Guest

    While in the middle of a fragfest battle of Capture the Flag in an Internet multiplay of Unreal Tournament, my game suddenly got minimized, then closed and eventually rebooted my Win XP box several times (at least eight!). I couldn't get it to stop rebooting so I eventually got it to stop by initiating a power off and I removed the network cable from my cable modem (packets were flying) and I powered off for 5min. I then reconnected everything and was fine. Could this be a UT issue?
    Or was I hacked by a script in UT / General?

    Here is my setup:

    P4 1.8 (Socket 423)
    DFI WT70-EC Mobo
    256 RDRam PC800
    30gb Maxtor HD
    GForce 3 Ti200
    3 Com Nic
    Lite On 24X CDRW
     
  2. waddy

    waddy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Xp will keep rebooting if there is a problem , its microsoft's way of saying theres no more BSOD anymore :)

    Sounds like a hardware driver fault or something generally failed

    Try DOCmemory its a free memory checker

    You can stop XP rebooting on error by right click on My Computer > properties > Advanced > Start up and recovery > settings

    And turn off Automatically restart

    9/10 doing the above just gives you the BSOD instead :(
     
  3. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    this happens during the game?? might be an error with the drivers... are u experiencing similar stuff in others games??? are u running in opengl? or DX?

    what video drivers are you using?
     
  4. DaMaN

    DaMaN Guest

    I think it was a flaky Power Cable in my Power Supply. I swapped it and all is cool. (Crosses fingers)

    NVIDIA (9/14/01) 2.1.8.3

    Using Direct 3D, Not open GL

    DX8


    ~DaMaN