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Anonymous
October 12, 2004 9:01:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hello: I have windows XP, just purchased the computer less than a year ago
and I am having problems. my computer shuts down for no reason then restarts
itself, I tried running my antivirus but it freezes 3/4 the way through. I
have my disk to install Windows XP home addition which this is and my
motherboard disk and a few others If I reformat my puter from scratch would
that help and? I tried reduingcomputer but i get a fresh xp version but alot
of files have been transfered over from before i would like to restart fresh
if that is possible how do i go about doing that as i dont mind losing all i
have on puter if this will help. Thank you for your time and patience.
Email me also if you can at backup_has_arrived@hotmail.com

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Anonymous
October 12, 2004 2:25:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

In addition to the virus scan, you need to check for malware as well,
download, install and run Ad Aware:
www.lavasoftusa.com

If your system is clear of viruses, open Control Panel, open System, go to
the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery, remove the
check from "Automatically Restart" under System Failure. This will cause
the system to blue screen instead of restarting on errors and the
information on the blue screen may give a clue as to the source of the
issue.

Open Control Panel, open Administrative Tools, open Event Viewer, look for
errors corresponding to the crash, double click the error, the information
contained within may give a clue as to the
source of the problem. If you don't understand the information inside, the
third button down in that dialog box will copy the information,
you can then paste it into a message and post it here and maybe we can
figure out what is going on.

Assuming you have an XP CD and not a recovery CD, place the XP CD in the
drive, when the setup screen appears, select "Check System Compatibility,"
the report it generates may point to problem hardware or software on your
system. If you do not have an XP CD, you can download this application
known as the Upgrade Advisor from the following site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgradi...
Note: If you have access to a broadband connection it might be best to
download using that as this is a rather large download.

Check for the latest drivers for your hardware, especially your graphics
card and soundcard and all peripherals connected to your system. Do not use
Windows Update for this, go to the device manufacturer's web sites and if
you install updated drivers, ignore the message about drivers being unsigned
by Microsoft. *Before installing any drivers, be sure you are well backed
up and it's probably a good idea to manually create a restore point in
System Restore in case you have problems as a result of the driver update
and note, System Restore is not a substitute for a backup. Start\All
Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore


--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"backup_has_arrived" <backup_has_arrived@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:2F023217-6EEA-4AF5-9E93-02E17FCBE111@microsoft.com...
> Hello: I have windows XP, just purchased the computer less than a year ago
> and I am having problems. my computer shuts down for no reason then
> restarts
> itself, I tried running my antivirus but it freezes 3/4 the way through. I
> have my disk to install Windows XP home addition which this is and my
> motherboard disk and a few others If I reformat my puter from scratch
> would
> that help and? I tried reduingcomputer but i get a fresh xp version but
> alot
> of files have been transfered over from before i would like to restart
> fresh
> if that is possible how do i go about doing that as i dont mind losing all
> i
> have on puter if this will help. Thank you for your time and patience.
> Email me also if you can at backup_has_arrived@hotmail.com
!