CPU is restarting repeatedly help!

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January 16, 2009 at 15:00:05
Specs: Windows XP 2002 SP2, 4CPU/3.4GHz
My PC has been restarting over and over and I do not know what to do. I ran it in safe mode, disabled the automatic restart, then it restarted again. But this time, I got a blue error screen. I've also tried running virus scans in safe mode. No viruses... I've vaccuumed my fans too. Can you please help me? Thanks.

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January 16, 2009 at 15:04:44
"I've vaccuumed my fans too". At what point did you use a vacuum on the computer?

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January 16, 2009 at 15:08:28
You need to post the blue screen error

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January 16, 2009 at 15:12:28
I turned off the computer and vacuumed outside the fans when it kept on restarting and it didnt work pretty much

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January 16, 2009 at 15:17:29
Well, don't use a vacuum on any computer. Static electricity builds up in the hose and can jump to the sensitive components and ruin them.

You need to boot into the BIOS (setup) screens and go to PC Health to check the system temperatures. Leave the computer set with that screen open for at least ten minutes.

And as wanderer stated, post the message on the blue screen.

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January 16, 2009 at 15:18:29
The error says:
*** STOP: 0x0000000D1
How do you get into BIOS btw?

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January 16, 2009 at 15:45:12
>> The error says:
*** STOP: 0x0000000D1 <<

There's a bit more to it than that. Google the error. There are lots of ifs and buts.

As OtheHill suggested, that vacuum probably screwed up anything that was left.


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January 16, 2009 at 15:45:39
Is that all it says or is there more to the message, such as DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL?

Scroll way down this page & find your code:


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January 16, 2009 at 15:49:32
usually that error also lists the driver or hardware associated with that error.

It's a bad device driver corrupting memory.

Make sure all of your hardware is working

run chkdsk /r on the OS partition to make sure you don't have disk corruption which will lead to a bad memory load of the driver.

If you can't figure out which device or driver I would suggest a repair install of xp

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