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Vista Reboots Unexpectedly?

Q: Vista Reboots Unexpectedly?

My apologies if this has already been covered in another thread.

On my freshly built new computer, everything has been running nicely from day one. The only flaw is that from time to time, seemingly with no warning, the machine suddenly reboots. This happens say once every three or four days. It's odd because:
1) I don't "download" on this machine
2) No pirated software
3) Asus Probe and Speedfan show normal temperatures

So could it be something in Vista itself? Anybody else have this problem?

Thanks for your input,
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A:Connect Vista laptop to XP wireless home network

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Will it boot from the OS disc?

Unfortunately, if this is not the case, your hard drive has probably failed. Run this diagnostic from the hard drive manufacturer. You will need to use another PC to download the ISO and burn it to a disk.





Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.

http://www.isoimageburner.com/



ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

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Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Please provide the model number of your drive if it is Toshiba Fujitsu for further instructions, this does not run on Windows 7. I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...


 

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This sounds like a problem with drivers, as I suspect you don't know the history of this PC I would run through some basic checks. Follow this first guide to clean out any redundant drivers.

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Reinstall all the chipset drivers.

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A:Computer stuck at loading screen (Windows Vista)

Can this be the cause of my problem?Click to expand...

Yup. Start a new thread in the Malware forum on this site and the experts will help you to clean it.
 

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Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.255.53.64(Preferred)Click to expand...

this occures when there is no response to the DHCP request.

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router address and DHCP range
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Is the laptop getting hot under normal use?

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I saw someone mention something about going to the Registry Editor to remove dependencies but I couldn't figure out the registry (looked like lots of gobblegook to me) but since all of my dependent processes are running just fine, I don't think that would be the answer anyway.Click to expand...

You're absolutely right. DON'T try modifying the registry for this problem. Is far more likely to do damage then any good

A few thoughts...

1. I'd first attempt to simply uninstall then reinstall your audio drivers. To uninstall, look in Ctrl Panel->Program and Features and look for your audio to uninstall. Locate the driver download from the vendor website for your computer to reinstall

2. If reinstalling doesn't solve it Also, take a look at Reference Guide to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards

3. Tho I'll also mention that SOMETIMES malware can be what interferes with audio service and prevents it from running. I mention this to also keep in mind because you say Windows Update is also reporting errors. Both your audio and Windows update problem might due to malware.

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A:Dell Studio 1536 with Vista 64 has a continuous beep and BSOD

Have you checked for crud in your keyboard... any cause for a sticking key, sticking space bar, etc.

Don't see how the hard drive could cause the problem.

Have you looked at all the Dell Beep Codes... They are posted elsewhere on this TechSpot forum... that could give you a starting point.
 

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Hi there,

first of please excuse my bad english (grammatics).

The Problem is i have Reboots when i load or play 3D-Games or watch some HD clips on Youtube.

I disabled "Automatic Restart" but there comes no Bluscreen at all.
from Everest

Temperature

Motherboard 27 °C (81 °F)
GPU 32 °C (90 °F)
Seagate ST3500418AS 32 °C (90 °F)

Voltage Values:

CPU Core 2.27 V
Aux 3.58 V
+3.3 V 2.80 V <---- This Value is Marked RED in BIOS (AMI)
+5 V 4.70 V
+12 V 8.51 V
-12 V -10.57 V
-5 V -2.99 V

My Hardware:

Xilence Power 480W
Intel Pentium Dual Core, 2x 3000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (1024 MB)
ST3500418AS
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS40
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

NO USB what ever connected


Maybe you can help me, that would be superb.

Thanks in Advance, for your time and effort

If you got any questions, please ask!!
 

A:Reboots as a result of heavyload using (3D-Games)

Check the temperatures of the CPU and GPU under heavy load to see if that's what's causing the issue. It certainly could be a PSU problem but the heat is easier to investigate.
 

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A:Problem with Compaq laptop or Vista Business - blank screen after log on

Vista Display Problems

Hi, Your problem does seem to stem from the graphic driver update from Microsoft.
You uninstalled it, got desktop back, but now it looks like Windows 98.
In 'Search box' type 'appearance' (enter)
You should see a box with options about the quality of the display.
I would think you will have the option 'adjust for best performance' (A dot next to it)
That means (on a Laptop) you will have a minimum quality, but fast screen display.
It's still most likely you don't have the best Graphic drivers installed.
Tick the option, 'Let windows decide what's best for my computer'
That should give you a better display. (If no better then........)
You need to find out what graphics chip you have. In 'Search' box type 'dxdiag'
In the window you see, click on the Display Tab. Note down the NAME,
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Go to 'downloads' and search for your option, get the best match you can see.
Download the package to 'Desktop' or somewhere you can find again.
Right click on it's icon, choose 'Run as administator', and follow prompts.
You might need to reboot, but your display should be 'as new'.

#1. (You may prefer this step) If you think drivers are wrong or old, download the program 'Drivereasy', run it, and it will find all the problem drivers. See if your network adapter driver, and Graphic adapter are in that list. Download and install. Hope that helps.
 

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A:RAM dropped from 6GB to 4GB, Vista 64, Asus P6T SE motherboard

I would personally remove all the RAM except for one stick (no power to the pc first) and then reset the bios, either by the board jumper, or by removing the cmos battery.
Boot the computer to make sure it starts ok.
Do this again adding one stick at a time.
Once you have all your RAM in, reset the bios again and then power up the pc.

Fingers crossed.
 

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A:Yet another external HDD slow transfer rate under Vista

Try How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers

And you don't say, or i missed in my skim of your post, but does your HD work consistently as USB 2.0 on other computers???
 

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A:Vista doesn't recognize USB devices

Please don't use any registry repair programs. They are as likely to destroy as to repair.
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A:Dell 1520 Windows Vista problem

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A:Black boot-up screen on Windows Vista

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A:Switching hard drives with Vista

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A:Vista Home Premium, HP Pavilion laptop keyboard not working

kimsland said:





Cleaning Laptop KeyboardClick to expand...

Other than cleaning
You may need to physically remove the keyboard (usually via removing screws underneath laptop)
And disconnect it then reconnect it

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A:DualBoot Vista-Fedora (1 OS on externall USB HDD)

It works now

In case it might be helpful to somebody, here is what I`ve done to get it work.
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A:Please help me with adjusting the resolution for Windows Vista Basic Acer laptop

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A:Computer reboots after 5 sec

Try replacing the motherboard battery.

Did you try booting with only a single stick of memory installed in the first memory slot? It could also be a power supply issue. If you have a spare working PSU put it in the system and see if it POSTs.
 

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A:Help computer shows blue screen and reboots after playing any video?

please do a mem test on the ram
however the graphics card looks like it requires an update
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How old are you, may I ask?
 

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Hi and welcome to TS, this is the welcome section, not a place to post your problem.

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A:Vista Home Network

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A:Nv4_disp.dll IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL reboots

All minidumps point to:




BugCheck 1000000A
nv4_disp.dllClick to expand...

Looks like a driver issue, for your nVidia Video Card Try confirming they are updated:




kimsland said:





nVidia Video Card Drivers
Click to expand...

You should also update to XP SP3, all is well with this now, for many.many months
 

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We install a great number of Wireless cards, and have very few troubles with any of them. Just look for the enhanced ones made by Linksys (Cisco), D-Link, Black ASUS, Netgear, SIIG and Intellinet if you want to be more selective. I would avoid the Rosewill, ATT, GrandTec, and Belkin as too varied in their quality, performance, and long term reliability
 

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Hi lechevarria89,

Is the drive SATA or IDE? You've established that it is getting power to the driver, but not the information. And since it is not showing in BIOS, but was previously. We start looking at the physical information connector. SATA cables quite often fail, plus make sure the cable isn't bent at a 90 degree angle, with SATA the rule of thumb is "Mess is good!"

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