Computer shutdown

  Solitary Recluse 15:50 12 Mar 05

Hi, my computer has a habit of just shutting down and rebooting seemingly on its own accord. When I return to windows I receive a send error log request.

What can I do to stop this from reoccurring?

  Graham ® 16:46 12 Mar 05

You're not the only one.

Open System in Control Panel.

On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.

Under System Failure, select the check boxes that correspond to the actions you want Windows to perform if a Stop error occurs.

You want to Write an event, but not Automatically reboot.

Now you will get an error message and an entry in Event Viewer.

  Solitary Recluse 18:26 13 Mar 05

Cheers Graham, but can you tell me why my computer just reboots itself? Software problem?

  Graham ® 20:07 13 Mar 05

Windows has shut down to protect itself. There are many causes for this. If you follow my suggestion, an entry will be made in the Event Viewer which will indicate the cause and allow you to investigate.

i had the same problem. i had a gigabyte ga7n-400pro2 rev2.0. 2x512mb ddr500 crucila ballistix, msi nx6600gt @ 550/1100mhz and my old faithfull 3200+barton. i changed the powersupply. changed my broadband router, channged the ram... iv now got 2x512mb ddr400 crucial ballistix. found out that the motherboard was up the shoot! so i sent it back to ebuyer!

  VoG II 20:41 13 Mar 05

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  Solitary Recluse 22:31 14 Mar 05

Graham: I have followed your instructions and I find under
Application: 750 events
Security: 1800 events
System: 2600 events
Is that normal? Most of the Application events relate to ESENT but there are also a few errors relating to an Application Error.

3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

As for the temperatures:
Censor 1: 9
Censor 2: 95
Censor 3: 47

After following the instructions and checking the temperature an alarm went off and now the fan is going like crazy. How to proceed?


  Graham ® 22:42 14 Mar 05

Look for events with a white cross on a red button - Errors. Click to highlight, Action, Properties.

This may reveal the problem area.

  Solitary Recluse 23:50 14 Mar 05

Thanks Graham. But im concerned with the fan, everytime I use MBM5 to measure the temperature the fan never stops...why?

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