Windows XP Pro System Failure

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HoVnO, Jan 30, 2002.

  1. HoVnO

    HoVnO Guest

    Is there any way to completely turn off the auto-shutdown option in Windows XP Pro??? It's really making me mad because I always try to download a bunch of songs and then the computer just shuts down on me because of a system failure! I've tried looking for an option to turn it off, but all I found was an option to stop the restarting or the memory dump. It's really causing me a lot of stress, so can you please tell me if there is a way or not to turn this annoying thing off?
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    um...there is no way to turn it off because it is a system failure as you said!...you might focus on finding the problem as that is the only way to stop it from restarting or giving you a blue screen

    I wish they had a don't crash option :)
     
  3. HoVnO

    HoVnO Guest

    yeah, that would be nice to have a no-crash option, but I used to use Windows ME and it never did anything like this to me, it never crashed or anything, so why would XP suddenly do it to me?
     
  4. Lonman

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    Need to find out what's causing the crash. What kind of messages are you getting? Is there anything in the event viewer logs that catalog the crashes?
     
  5. HoVnO

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    I basically know what the problem is, I think it might be an overload of CPU usage or something like that, because it always happens when I have a bunch of programs opening or like downloading a lot of songs. The computer just stops and shuts down, and I get like a"Blue Screen of Death" type of thing, but it has different things written on it, I don't remember exactly what though. I also know that it does write an error log but I'm not to sure about what to do with that.
     
  6. Lonman

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  7. HoVnO

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    Thank You :D
     
  8. Shover Bot

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    What kind of processor is it, and do you have any temp monitoring software installed? That "problems under heavy cpu load" *might* be a temperature problem.
     
  9. HoVnO

    HoVnO Guest

    I've got an AMD 500MHz processor (I know, it's crappy) And no temperature monitoring software. But I dont really think it would be the temperature because I usually have my computer on for very long periods of time and I never get anything like this...and its also never happened to me with windows ME....
     
  10. Lonman

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    Take special note of any bsod 'Stop: 0x000....' codes. Those can nail it down pretty quick if you're getting any of those.
     
  11. HoVnO

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    yeah yeah, thats on the blue screen that comes up. Its kinda long though, its like stop: 00x000x000x0. But its in a different combination. How are those gonna help me though?
     
  12. Lonman

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    When it happens, write it down. Then you can take the number and do a search at M'soft's Knowledge Base to help find the answer.
     
  13. HoVnO

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    Ok, thank you. I'll try that. :)