Installed XP, now frequent reboots

I have a Asus P4S333/PA/WOL board with a Intle 1.5 GHz BX80531NK150G processor. I had been running Win98 with little problems. Got some kind of worm/virus so I decided to just start over with XP. I loaded XP, but now I get frequent reboots (system just shuts down and restarts with no warning).

I thought maybe it was my XP, so I loaded 2000 and got the same results. I put 98 back on and it was stable. Any idea what would cause the system to reboot with XP or 2000 but not 98?

Thanks, Jay
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  1. Did you do a clean format then install?

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  2. Yes. I used the XP disk to format the entire disk, partitioned it and then loaded XP.

    Thanks for helping!
  3. Have you tried safe mode? if you can get into safe mode look in the event logs and look for errors. Repost with more info. when you get a chance.

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  4. it could possibly be a power issue, no?
  5. Frankly, it sounds like the usual m.o. for the Sasser worm. I know someone who timed it- it took less than 30 seconds after hooking up to the Internet before they got hit by the worm. So, if you didn't have an up to date firewall and anti-virus program running before that point, then you're screwed and you'll have to start all over.

    Yo can try one of the removal tools, but why chance it on a new install?

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  6. I ran a check and no sasser. I did notice that it usually re-boots when:
    1) I just intalled something and it required a reboot. When it gets ready to load XP, it will re-boot again.
    2) I am trying to install something (like office).

    Also, when it does one of these phantom re-boots, the clock gets reset to around 7:30. Very weird.
  7. Ah! Well, I don't think you mentioned THAT first time around! Now I'm thinking that the trouble is hardware. I start to suspect the motherboard! That's definitely not normal. Have you checked the event logs?

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  8. Sorry about that. I didn't realize the clock was resetting until last night.

    Stupid question, but how do I check the event log?
  9. Either use a util-

    Or, see these instructions-

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  10. This is what the event log states:

    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000008e (0xc0000005, 0xf82af78e, 0xf87940f0, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini082604-01.dmp.

    I installed 512 MB of new memory and it seemed to help a little, but then it rebooted again.

    Any ideas? I am ready to just reload 98 and call it a day.
  11. I just noticed that I get a W32Time warning a few hours before each re-boot:

    The time service has not been able to synchronize the system time for 49152 seconds because none of the time providers has been able to provide a usable time stamp. The system clock is unsynchronized.

    The clock is 2 hours off after the re-boot.
  12. See the entry in the Microsoft Knowledgebase - .

    It seems to center on a driver error. Make sure all your drivers are up to date.

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  13. Stupid question, perhaps... but did you set your time zone correctly? That's the only way Windows will reset your clock.

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  14. Also, if you want to see the actual blue screen error come up and it not just reboot.. try this.

    Open System Properties
    - Advanced tab
    - Startup and Recovery
    - Uncheck "Automatically Restart"

    This will at least halt the pc when you get the reboot and show ya onscreen... Just for SHITS and GIGGLES...

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  15. I originally did not reset the time zone after installing XP. I changed it and it still reboots about every 23 hours.

    I will get to the blue screen and let you know what is says.

    Usually get the W32time error after 17 hours or so and then it reboots about 8 hours after that and starts over. Very strange.
  16. Oh, yeah. FYI:

    Did not have the problem with WIN 98.
    Had the problem with WIN 2000.
    Had the problem with XP, XPSP1 and now XPSP2.

    I saw that SP2 had a fix for W32time and was hoping it would solve the problem, but no.

    Thanks all for looking.
  17. OK, now we are getting somewhere. The blue screen showed that it is not W32time that is causing the reboot, it is my audio driver.

    I have an ASUS P4S3333 motherboard with on-board audio (C-Media CMI8738). I had already updated it to use the XP driver from the ASUS site, so now what?

    I went ahead and downloaded the XP driver and installed it agian just to make sure, but if that doesn't work, what do I do?

  18. Goto this site for more detail info.

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    A kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didn’t catch. These are nearly always hardware compability issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade).
    “STOP 0x0000008e” Error Message During Windows XP Setup {KB 315335} Win XP
    Games: “Stop” Error Message That References Nv4_disp.dll {KB 325730} Flight Simulator, other games (wth Nvidia-based video adapter)
    Your Computer Stops Responding When You Use the Highlighter Feature & the Font Color Feature {KB 829578} Win XP
    0x00000092: UP_DRIVER_ON_MP_SYSTEM
    0x0000009B: UDFS_FILE_SYSTEM

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