Windows Creshes After Login

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April 21, 2010 at 20:07:00
Specs: Windows XP, 64 Mb/Pentium 266

I Have A Compaq TC1100, 1 Gb. Ram, 40 Gb. HDD, 1 GHz Pentium M. When I Login To Windows, It Will Either Automatically Restart Or Display A Message, (The shutdown -r -t 600 -c "xxx" command message) Saying "WARNING, system is going down!!!". It Will Restart After About 5 Seconds Of Displaying That Message, Even Though It Says 10 Minutes. This Started Happening After A BSOD With "IRQ_LEVEL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS" Message, Which I Get Often, Particularly When Using The Wireless Card. I Do Have Norton Ghost 12 On It. When Ever I Plug In My Flashdrive, Ghost Crashes.


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April 21, 2010 at 20:42:37
If you have the install medium, try uninstalling Norton Ghost. Also eliminate most programs from running in the background (begin at start up) and only launch when you need them. Uninstall anything you no longer use. Use disk clean up and then defrag features of your system tools. You need to run this machine lean for it to run well with XP, especially with today's updates and browsers (stay away from IE8 if you can help it).

If these do not help, run Memtest to check your memory for problems, if you find a problem, rerun with one stick at a time.

If that does not find an error, you might consider a clean install of Windows XP for a clean start (back up your files first of course).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 22, 2010 at 21:01:37
OK. I will try that. I have a friend with a Memtest disk. I don't use IE, I use Firefox. I will also uninstall Ghost, I don't use it anyway.


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May 18, 2010 at 17:33:34
try going to start | run, then type shutdown -a to see if that will abort the system shutdown, this may give you a little more time to work...

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November 4, 2010 at 21:40:19
The problem was the Wireless Card was failing. I removed the wireless card because it quit detecting networks and I haven't had a crash since. I verified this by using nirsoft blue screen veiw and the problem was the WiFi card every time.

Thanks for the help!

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