How to repair PC rebooting in Windows XP?

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Windows XP Professional
My P.C keeps on rebooting on Windows XP. I freshly installed Operating system. We tested with new HDD, RAM, Power Supply,new motherboard but still keeps rebooting.

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sata HDD, 2GBRAM, Windows xp sp3

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This is a simple case of an error occuring stemming from the install. Format and clean install is all you need.

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  • Face
    Have tried the following suggested, even without any data, but I will retry just the O/S & standard office applications again,
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  • Rakei
    It sounds like you have installed all new hardware to your P.C. We might be looking at your Operating system copy corrupt or any of your sofware programs. Try re-installing them one by one an see if the issues still persist... If any of those doesnt work, then is it possibly that their is some power fluctuation in your area causing power failure or inconsistancy to yr P.C. pls keep me updated....or if deas any1 out their dat myte have any solutions...
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  • jinteik
    usually there is a setting on the motherboard if the cpu reaches a certain number of degree the pc will restart. one of the best way is to enter bios and look for that option and also check what is the temp of the cpu when it is started and give it about another 5-10degrees when running apps. since it is a new setup i don't think it can be a virus issue...but if it is then please run a full scan and see if you have a virus infecting your pc. If i am not wrong last time windows xp has 1 virus that will keep on rebooting the pc. but since you are running on xp sp3 it shud already be patch... if you have the time can you try reinstalling your windows?
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  • Face
    Ive reset the cpu fan frequency from the bios to default and the cpu temp is constant..ive done a full scan with my document files and also reisntalled windows at couple of times but the problem still persist..especialy when playing movie files or opening 2 or more programs at once the p.c reboots or blue screened.....
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  • Rakei
    you may have some driver issues...try reinstalling them individualy andplay the movie n see if itstill plays up...you might want to look for the right drivers im guesin...
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  • c007
    You almost din anything from formatting of HDD, replace RAM, motherboard, etc... why not try to use other XP installer or instead of XP try other OS and checked if it will reboot again. just for isolation
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  • jinteik
    yeah if you have xp sp1 or sp2 can you try to install that before installing xp sp3? from what i know when i used xp sp3 on a testing computer, at times the computer will just drop the network connection and when you ping to the computer it shows request time out even though it is connected... one of my friends who played games on xp sp3 always tell me his game will crash too..but i am not sure what game he play though... do you install your graphics card driver, sound card driver and other drivers needed for the pc? oh yeah one more thing, check the event viewer system logs and see if you can find any errors.
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  • Face
    ive tested my copy of my windows and works fine on my other test machine..i have tested with service pack 2 and the problem still persist... however, my machine with no drivers installed doesnt reboot or plays up while playing videos on vlc or opening multiple programs...i would agree it had to be some drivers issues?????
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  • Rakei
    Have you figured out which driver is causing your machine from rebooting??
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  • jinteik
    another thing was last time my friends Power supply had problems and cause the pc to restart..so after changing the power supply it was ok..but since you mention the psu is also new, then it could be other problems.. is your other hardware like sound card, graphics card ext or build in? what other hardware do you have on your pc?
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  • Face
    my P.C seems fine after installing the graphics, but after playing movie files to vlc it will reboots..Otherwise the P.C will run fine for while....any other solutions?????
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  • Face
    i have a built in graphics and the only hardware i have is my dvd Writer and hdd, jsut the standard machine thats all...
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  • Face
    I dont know, ive tested sofware vlc on a different P.C and works fine....all my other programs plays normally but when playing with vlc sofware it reboots... could it related to my in-built graphics even with the new motherboard....
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  • jinteik
    What type of motherboard are you using? if lets say you don't use VLC to play that show, can you use other softwares like windows media player? what is the memory size that you set for your graphics card?from what I know internal at times default it is 8MB. since you have 2GB, can you try to set the graphics memory to 32mb?
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  • Face
    GA-G41-ES2L...Ive tested with many of my clients and works perfectly fine..just this unit having issues with. Graphics ive already checked and set to deafult..
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  • Rakei
    Why not try with a Graphics Card see if the issues still persist..If it turns out to work perfectly fine then you could send back your new motherboard for Warranty check, that of course if its a new motherboard???... If it regards playing video that causes it to reboot..then it is highly expected to have some sort of fault with internal graphics(driver or harware) and memory chip...
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Please reboot the problem computer in "SAFE mode without network" by pressing F8. and work for some time or a long time, and see if the computer behaves like the same. 1. If it doesn't behave like earlier, then some of the background service may creating problem, when u run in Normal mode or Last known good.... option. 2. If the problem persists, try unloading SP3 and reinstall SP2 and see the result. One more request, if possible, try loading Windows 98 SE and observe the result. If possible, would u supply the full configuration of the problematic computer. Please keep update about the problems ! Thanks--
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  • Face
    yes ive tried all the requsted suggestion..still persist.. however it operates fine with graphics card installed jus as Rakei requested. it is my motherboard inbuilt graphics that was faulty causing such problem....i'll just send it back for warranty just as Rakei suggested.. thanks for all your help..
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  • Rakei
    that will save you from all those labour...hehe, joks.. all the best...
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  • Wombledung
    i get an xp (sp3) reboot anytime i connect to internet with my mobile broadband stick. any tips? i just canjt connect to web without reboot happening.
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  • Pjs700
    HOW TO STOP ENDLESS LOOP REBOOT FROM SP3 1.) First, boot into Safe Mode. Tap the F8 key a few times once you see the Windows splash screen pop up on your screen. 2.) Once you're in Safe Mode, go to Start, Run and type in "regedit" (without the quotes). 3.) That will launch the Registry Editor. Next, you'll need to navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicesIntelppm4.) Once you're there, look in the right hand side pane for an entry that says Start. Right click it and select Modify.5.) In the Value Data box, replace the 1 with a 4. Hit OK to exit the Registry Editor and then reboot your computer.
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