Win2k sp4

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I upgraded my hp vectra machine(running w2k) to service pack 4, now it is behaving erraticaly. It reboots it self, produce blue screen of death very often. Before the sp4 it was not behaving this way, though it was hanging for a while when restarting windows or at login. I update all drivers that had update available online, but it is not helping. can anybody help? thanks.

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It could be a co-incidence that you may have experienced a fault in your RAM as you were conducting the SP upgrade.(I’ve had weirder eventualities)

Try downloading the Memory Diagnostics test available from the Microsoft site

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Then I would investigate BIOS revisions and software driver updates.

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  • Perk32725
    I have found that Symantec's System Works is quite useful to clean up windows machines (from about Win98 on); flaky registry entries, broken shortcuts, etc. can all cause these problems as well. Also, carefully scan the machine for viruses and adware and spyware; I would recommend Symantec for antivirus and AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy for the last two. You didn't say what the machine is used for; I'm assuming typical desktop applications (email, web browsing, spreadsheets, and word processing). Is this the case?
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