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my pc keeps restarting regularly i am on xp after it has restarted a error report pops up. Here is what it looks like:-
Hardware failure: replace failed component
Thank you for submitting an error report.
The error was caused by an unrecoverable hardware error which forced the operating system to stop functioning.
Although we know the problem is caused by a hardware component, unfortunately the error report does not contain enough information to tell us the specific component. More than likely the problem is being caused by problems with one or more of the following computer components:
Random Access Memory (RAM)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
If you have received this error more than once, it could indicate a serious problem with your computer. We recommend that you do the following:
Back up your files to avoid data loss in case of a complete hardware failures.
Contact the original manufacturer of your computer or your local computer repair shop. Either will have advanced hardware diagnostics to determine the specific component which is failing.
How do we solve this problem, and is it serious enough to get an engineer in?
Cheers Totally-brainded for the prompt reply,
The answer to your first question is yes it does it randomly,
How do i find out if the fans are running?
Further to my last posting i have now found this;
Error code 0000009c,
" 2 8054d370,
" 3 c4084000,
" 4 00000136.
Does anybody have any ideas as to what this means.
The Pentium and Pentium Pro processors provide a mechanism to detect and to report hardware-related problems such as memory parity errors and cache errors. To signal a hardware error, the processor signals the detection of a machine check error by generating a machine check exception (Interrupt 18). Windows NT simply reports the fact that the error occurred and displays parameters that you can use to decode the exception. Contact your hardware vendor or processor manufacturer for information regarding the Machine Check Architecture or consult the Intel Pentium Pro Family Developer's Manual - Volume 3: Operating System Writer's Manual.
Most likely and easiest to try is faulty memory stick, try memtest click here
I will try memtest an see what it comes up with.
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