Comuter automatically restarts.

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August 22, 2011 at 17:17:04
Specs: XP, pentium 4 1GHz/2 gigs
When I login my computer automatically restarts. why?

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August 22, 2011 at 21:25:18
Windows is set by default to automatically Restart when it encounters a fatal error - an error it can't recover from.

Press F8 repeatedly while booting, don't hold down the key, and when the Windows loading choices menu appears, choose
Disable automatic restart.......

When you see a blue screen with a message on it
- quote the STOP: 0Xx0000xx error (we don't need the stuff in brackets beside it)
- if there is a problem file named, tell us what it is.
- if the text mentions it made a mini dump file, that can be analyzed..

On some computers, they have a different use for the F8 key while booting, e.g you'll see a menu of devices to boot the computer from.
If you see that, read the text on the screen, press the key that exits that menu, then immediately press F8 repeatedly to get the Windows loading choices menu.

You can also try the other choices on the Windows loading choices menu, but they probably won't help in this case.

If you NEVER see the Windows loading choices menu when you press F8 repeatedly and get another blue screen message instead, you need a Windows CD to possibly fix your problem.

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