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    Unexpected boots (XP Pro SP1)

    Has anyone seen unexpected "automatic" reboots while various jobs are in process, or immediately after a boot instead of stopping at the desktop the machine boots again? I am wondering if this might be some sort of hardware problem. Thanks

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    Re: Unexpected boots (XP Pro SP1)

    yup hardware. The two most common causes are probably 1) overheating and 2) memory problems, although it could be any number of things, including not being a hardware problem at all. Have you made any changes recently? How's the physical environment? Hot? Dusty? Cold and Wet? Enclosed (no air circulation)? Is everything plugged all the way in?

    Time for some troubleshooting....
    good luck,
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    Re: Unexpected boots (XP Pro SP1)

    Oh I had this problem just few days ago. Someone played around w/ Bios settings.

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    Re: Unexpected boots (XP Pro SP1)

    I've seen a bad video driver do this. You can stop the automatic re-boot and get some information from a blue screen by right clicking My computer. Then select Properties | Advanced | Start and Recovery Settings. Make sure that 'Automatically restart' is clear. OK your way out. Next time the system re-boots from an error it will stop and you can record the information to porst it.

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    Re: Unexpected boots (XP Pro SP1)

    thanks for the response. I'll look in to that.

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