XP restart itself

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nismo83, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    My PC automatically restart whenever I defragment my primary partition(The drive in which i install Win XP Pro). Can someone help me with this prob?
     
  2. danmmr

    danmmr Guest

    This happened to me. It ended up that my hard drive was going bad. I ran the diagnositc provided by the manufacturer and sure it enough it was bad.

    Got a new HD and the reboot problem went away.

    -d
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    are you using a third party defragger?
     
  4. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    nope... I'm using the built-in defragmenter.. BTW, i just bought this hard disk
     
  5. danmmr

    danmmr Guest

    The hard disk that went out on me was less than a month old. Go to the manufactures home page and download their diagnostic utility and see what the results are. Takes less than 5 minutes....
     
  6. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Try running the defrag in safemode, this should disable all background progs and enable the defrag to run without any interruptions, also Try - Right Click 'My Computer'/Properties/Advanced/Start Up and Recovery. Remove the tick from System Failure/Automatic Restart. This should enable you to see exactly which prog is causing the prob by giving you a Error Message.