Spontaneous restarts and crashes

  power-up 00:09 31 May 04

Over the last few months ive been having problems with my PC. Basically it theres 2 problems. PC crahes, where windows xp closes and i see a blue screen with a message saying "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down toprevent damage to your computer - DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
or the pc restarts by itself when im in the middle of something.

can anyone help or advise?

  Dan the Confused 00:30 31 May 04

Have a look at click here

  hugh-265156 01:32 31 May 04

the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error has been doing the rounds for a while now with xp and there seems to be a lot of things that can cause it,software and hardware and no one solution unfortunatly.

get windows a all up to date click here

ensure you have all the latest drivers installed for your motherboard graphics and sound etc from manufacturers websites.

have a look at click here click here also have a look click here= may help a bit.

try clicking start/control panel/system/advanced/start up and recovery/settings and untick the 'automaticaly restart' box

next time you get a critical error you will be presented with an error displayed on screen instead of a restart.look it up by typing it into the searchKb box click here maybe

  power-up 19:10 01 Jun 04

thanks for the tips regarding the start up and recovery settings because its not restarted by itself since. However the latest error messages say:

0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x805ABAA3, 0xF453ABFC, 0x00000000)

0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x0012D289, 0xF34FC820, 0x00000000)

ive got no idea what these mean and they're not mentioned on the windows knwledge database! re-installing windows dosnt help either

  Fruit Bat 19:37 01 Jun 04

click here try this knowledge base item sounds simular to your fault

  hugh-265156 00:05 02 Jun 04

click here might help a bit

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