Computer keeps restarting.

September 21, 2009 at 18:03:11
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3
My computer has been blue screening and restarting at random. I ran disk cleanup yesterday and now my computer can't make it to the loading screen without restarting several times. When given the option to start windows normally or on safe mode, if I choose "normally" my computer restarts. However, I can access safe mode with no problems.

I ran Avira and nothing changed. Not sure what to do from there.

By the way, my OS isn't a typical windows XP; it's some bizarre thing an acquaintance installed that looks like 2000, runs kind of like XP.


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#1
September 21, 2009 at 18:52:16
Start in normal mode and let it reboot. Then use safe mode, when up use event viewer logs to find out what is causing the reboots.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
September 21, 2009 at 19:10:03
Dcom got error "this service cannot be started in safe mode" attempting to start the service eventsystem with arguments "''" in order to run the server: (1BE1F766-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF)

Event ID: 10005


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#3
September 21, 2009 at 23:25:24
Have you tried to see if restoring your computer to its normal state will get back to it's old condition?

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#4
September 22, 2009 at 13:10:20
You need to look at the time it rebooted, not when you got it booted. It should be a red mark.

NOTE TIME.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#5
September 23, 2009 at 00:33:12
Jefro

Thanks about that i forgot to not him about that.

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#6
September 23, 2009 at 00:50:04
remove this disk & join cliar m/c boot the other{2nd} m/c then go to this {1st m/c} on cdrive then righ click properties then tools click chek desk then mark 1 st & 2nd option then start

all phes are comlpit then boot your feliur hdd


i hop its work


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#7
September 23, 2009 at 23:26:16
Sofmg

What were you advising to him?

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#8
September 23, 2009 at 23:41:54
mmm There are more than a few reasons why one can gat BSOD (BlueScreeOfDeath)...

Regardless of the what/why etc.. you likely have files/data on the system you'd like to preserve/safeguard etc.?

Presuming so... get a Linux on CD variant (Knoppix and Ubuntu are the two usual flavours). Boot with that CD; transfer (as in copy ) all data etc. to optical-media and verify they will read/play on at one other system. Then set about resolving your main problem?

Failing drive may cause this (bad sectors); failing RAM - or RAM not securely seated etc...; overheating in the past - check coolng fans (especially the cpu fan)...

Can you get a last known good config to work? Do you have access to Recovery Console?

And if you have an odd-ball OS (is w2k - is XP - is it abird???) who knows what is really going on...? But regardless of that conundrum... one of the above is likely involved?


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