My computer keeps restarting

March 9, 2009 at 13:58:43
Specs: Windows XP
Last night I was sitting at my computer desk doing homework. In frustration, I slammed my elbows onto the desk. This sudden jolt made the computer blue screen and restart. (At the time the computer was only running Windows Media player and everything was running fine.) After restarting the computer did a disk check, and then restarted again. After booting back up to the windows logo screen with the loading bar, it finished with that screen and then a few seconds after that, a flash of blue with 2-4 lines of white text appeared on the screen too quick for me to read. Immediately after the flash the computer restarted and ran that whole process over and over and over until finally (I’m guessing) the cpu overheated and then the entire system shut down. I waited a few hours to let the computer cool down, hoping it was a temperature issue. But later, when I tried to start the computer it continued the same restarting process that it had earlier.

Any information on how to solve my daunting issue would be immensely appreciated.

System specs:

CPU: 2.2ghz dual core
Pwr Supply: 500watt
Ram: 3 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTS8600

If you require any additional information, please leave a reply and I shall respond as quickly as I am able.


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#1
March 10, 2009 at 15:40:41
This really has nothing to do with Security/Virus. Does your computer tower sit on the desk? If so, you probably jolted it enough that either a connector came loose, or you damaged the HDD or other hardware inside the case.

EEOC


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#2
March 11, 2009 at 07:40:33
ahhh... the "blue screen of death" Quit downloading porn as a preface to my suggestion...
sounds like a memory or motherboard issue possibly even cpu. memory is most likely however.One important question; Have you tried running the computer in safe-mode? To do that reboot your computer and hit f8 over and over like it's one-dollar a stroke... or some kind of enticing analogy. Anywho, I would bet that (seeing how you had Media Player open) you download a lot of s--- so it's probably memory. If you don't get the blue screen of death in safe-mode than I'll bet that's it, if so its definatly hardware. try changing memory first (borrow some if you can) then if more testing is needed i would recommend taking it to a computer shop if you dont feel confident enough to mess with changing the motherboard. They will run you up the ass but still cheaper than buying a new computer. If it's just f---ed up though and you need to get a new computer, get a Mac. As I always say 'Microsoft Works' is an oxymoron!!!;)



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#3
March 11, 2009 at 15:36:20
I posted on another website, the advice they gave me there came to a conclusion that my cpu was improperly seated, two of the twist hooks had come loose, raising one side.

Ive tried entering in safe mode, and that does not work, nor does last good configuration.

Im going to get a can of air today to disapate the vast quantitys of dust accumulating in all crevices of my pc. And i also will buy some thermal paste, hopefully this will resolve the issue.

BTW the error message that flashed on the screen after the windows loading screen was..


STOP: Coooo21a {Fatal System Error} The Session Manager Initialization System process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000026c (0x00000000 0x00000000). The system has been shut down.


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#4
March 11, 2009 at 15:37:40
yes, the computer does sit on the desk

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#5
March 11, 2009 at 17:57:24
OK, after giving everything a good blast of canned air and replacing the thermal paste on my cpu I still get the same error message.

Any thoughts?


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#6
March 12, 2009 at 14:29:24
any suggestions?

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#7
March 12, 2009 at 14:54:37
See my Response number 1.

EEOC


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#8
March 14, 2009 at 15:52:41
I ran a full lifeguard diagnostics test on my HDD using the file provided by the manufactuer, the test completed stating that there were no errors.

I use a Western Digital Caviar SE

Model # WD800AAJS


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