Spontaneous Restarting

Gigabyte / Awrdacpi
January 25, 2009 at 06:04:03
Specs: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4, 3.215 GHz / 2047 MB
Hi folks.

I thought I posted this yesterday but it hasn't appeared to here we go again, hoping it's not a double post!

My system has been running for years with very few problems ...... until this week.

Last few days it has been doing spontaneous restarts once or twice a day, usually at the most inopportune moments!!

No error messages, just restarts.

In my Startup and Recovery settings I have all three boxes checked, viz:-

1) "Write an event to the system log"
2) "Send an administrive alert"
3) "Automatically reboot"

My questions are:-

1) Where do I find the 'system log'? I've spent a long time searching to no avail!

2) What is an 'administrive alert" and do I need to uncheck 'Automatically Reboot' in order to get one?

Any advice will be much appreciated.

Regards

Stuart


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#1
January 25, 2009 at 10:50:26
If you uncheck 'Automatically Reboot', an error message will be displayed rather than rebooting. That error message will give you a clue as to what's causing the problem.

One common cause to randowm reboots is an overheating CPU. Have you checked the temp? When's the last time you blew the dust out of the case, especially the heatsinks & fans. And just FYI, do NOT use a vacuum on electronic components.


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#2
January 25, 2009 at 11:17:01
Thanks for reply jam.

OK, I will unset autoreboot and see if any clues present themselves.

BTW yes. I have been down the overheat road but no problem there.

Regards

Stuart


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#3
January 29, 2009 at 06:01:43
I was beginning to think that simply by posting here I had frightened my machine into behaving itself ..... but No.

Whilst flying online with MSFS2004 last night, my conversations with Vancouver ATC were rudely interrupted by the BSOD!!

Date 29/01/2009 Time 01:17

BSOD:- Stop: 0x000000d1 (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

EVENT LOG

Source:- Save Dump

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). Microsoft Windows 2000

[v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini012909-01.dmp.


Source:- Eventlog

Microsoft (R) Windows 2000 (R) 5.0 2195 Service Pack 4 Multiprocessor Free.


Source:- Eventlog

The Event log service was started.


Source:- NETLOGON

This Windows NT computer is configured as a member of a workgroup, not as a member of a domain. The Netlogon service does not need to run in this

configuration.

Source:- Service Control Manager

The Net Logon service terminated with service-specific error 3095.


Source:- Service Control Manager

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Avg7Core
Avg7RsNT
Avg7RsW
AvgClean

Source:- b57w2k

Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet: Driver initialized successfully.

Source:- b57w2k

Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet: Network controller configured for 100Mb full-duplex link.

Source:- Print

Printer Microsoft Office Live Meeting Document Writer failed to initialize because a suitable Microsoft Office Live Meeting Document Writer Driver

driver could not be found.

Source:- Removable Storage

RSM was stopped.

Printer Microsoft Office Live Meeting Document Writer failed to initialize because a suitable Microsoft Office Live Meeting Document Writer Driver

driver could not be found.

Any clues there folks?

Regards

Stuart


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#4
January 29, 2009 at 23:04:12
Things like that are really hard to tell from over a forum. It can be a number of things, a failing components (everything fails eventually) and bad driver update or a bad Windows update. You'll probably have to have a professional come look at it.

If your feeling really adventurous, though, you may want to download Microsoft's debugging tools which includes a memory dump reader to read the dump file and look for clues in there.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devto...

Assume that I already did an Internet search.


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