Random shut downs

  Josquius 19:21 24 Sep 04
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Whilst on games my computer has recently started to randomly restart itself.
A error comes up so its someting in windows and not a loose wire as I originally thought.
The error report says these files are involved-
C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini092404-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Craig\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER3.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml

That one in temp- temp isn't critical is it? Could this be some form of virus?
If not how do I fix whatever it is?

  Noelg23 19:24 24 Sep 04

you can delete stuff in the temp directory...but if your getting random shtudowns especially after isntalling a game then uninstall the game...what game is it by the way?

  stonerose 19:51 24 Sep 04

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

HELP!

This is a response I've started getting increasingly. The PC shuts down and reboots or now doesn't even get that far.

It gives this.

***STOP:0x0000000A (0x88550394, 0x00000007, 0x00000000, 0x805329DD)

A friend of mine used to use partition magic with WIN 98 on my PC to run Boot Magic so I could run seperate installations of drivers (for a sound card). However, we fell out and now I have a better card that doesn't require seperate drivers, but I dont think I've ever got rid of this relic, despite trying as I no longer boot with bootmagic.
1 thing I notice is that my 60Gig HD is only ever recognised as 55 and my 120Gig HD is about the same amount down. Could it be that there is a hidded load of win98/boot magic/partition magic/ghost files that I just want removed.
I am a little bit scared to rumage around, is there a safe way I can start afresh, like re-installing everything and wiping my HD's clean (after saving all my music and word files of course)?
P.S. I have XP pro, office 2003 and run Cubase SX2 for music.

  Dan the Confused 20:48 24 Sep 04

Could be a prob with your hard drive, try running a diagnostic prog on it such as HD Tune click here

  Josquius 21:26 24 Sep 04

It was happening since before I installed a new game with a old game. The new game has nothing to do with it I don't think.
So the temp directory is safe to totally cleanse? (thats just where zip stuff and install files et all go right?)

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