> anis wrote:-
> old jon Wrote:-
> "anis" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message
> system specs- AMD athlon 3000 Xp, 1 gig ddr 400 ram, creative ati
> pro graphics card, maxtor 80 gig hard drive, asrock K7S8XE
> psu 450w. windows xp service pack 2.
> recently my sytem started to shutdown by itself this could be during
> whiel surfing the net or when playing games. after the system
> it tries to boot up but shutsdown straight away and will continue
> this untill it finally loads windows. Once on windows it will then
> and restart again automatically, sometimes i can stay on windows for
> few hours till it happens. ive scanned various anti virus tools,
> antispyware , ms maulicous tools and so on. i did a system restore
> try and fix the problem which it did it for a while for it to
> then i decided to reformat but the problem still came back.
> do a system restore or use the last known good configuration on boot
> menu i can get a few good hours on the pc.i have also ticked off the
> auto restart in the strat up recovery options. any ideas guys thnx
> Always the quickest and easiest thing to do is, check for event
> to your Event Viewer, and check for errors\warnings. see if there is
> anything amiss systemwise.
> best wishes..OJ-
> thn for reply,
> i have checkd event viewer but only error i cud find was "Faulting
> application drwtsn32.exe, version 5.1.2600.0, faulting module
> dbghelp.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x0001295d."
> as i am a pc newbie i decided to hand my pc in to local pc shop. They
> phoned back saying it was infected with 37 virus so i got it back and
> tried it at home it booted up normally first time, installed
> and then had to reboot for it to work. then i decided to connect to
> internet using my bt adsl usb modem in which a second of connecting
> system shut down by itself. once i tried pressing the power button it
> starts up (fans, hd, led,and drives)and then powers off sumtimes
> seconds of powering up. sometimes i can get onto windows desktop for
> to shutdown and repeat the process above. so i again gave it ack to
> shop who ran the pc for 2-3 days non stop with no problems along with
> the modem.
> i have taken of autorestart when a problem is detectd in the system
> properties an for the first time when booting up i was given the a
> screen sayin about windowsn will shut down to prevent damage and a
> message saying DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS or EQUAl it said a bit more but
> power went off before i could note anything else down.
> The cpu temp is around 48-55 while playin games, cpu fans running at
> around 2961-2987rpm, mobo temo 30,hard drive temp 34.
> voltage values : cpu core 1.66v, +3.3 V = 3.26 V,+5 V = 4.89 V,
> +12 V = 12.60 V,+5 V Standby = 4.92 V
> does this sound like a faulty psu problem?
> You're a newbie?! Giving the voltages on PSU rails and CPU temp,
> doesn't sound like any newbie i've ever heard of.
> Don't assume it's PSU yet. It's not te most likely thing.
> If you got a blue screen while you were booting up, then you should
> a Windows Repair. Perhaps the virus corrupted some windows files.
> Either way, do a windows xp repair. It requires the win xp cd.
> Note. The CD has 2 repair options. ignore the "repair from recovery
> console option". you gotta press ENTER as if you're gonna install
> windows, ten it'll give you the repair option you want. Those
> instructions at that link explain.
thnx for reply james,
recently i updated my sound card and graphics card drivers but problem
occured again. i then updated the bios for my mobo ( was 3 years old)
along with its sis ethernet cards and agp chipsets, it has been running
2 days without a problem. If the problem occurs again, i will go ahead
with what u suggested. again thnx