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Windows XP HELP!

Post by Decible on Sun 11 Jan 2015, 2:11 pm

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I'm having a problem with Windows XP locking up and auto restarting. This only occurs when I'm watching movies off the HD or on NetFlix. The system is completely clean of viruses and malware, this is something that has started in the last 4 or 5 weeks. I can't figure it out! If I'm on the internet or doing other work it runs beautifully no problems but as soon as I start to watch a movie, it may run great for an hour and either lock up or restart on its own. I can be on netflix and watch it for 2 hours and no problem and then the next day it may lock up or restart 4-6 times. Im STUMPED :-/

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Superdave on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 10:49 am

Something must have re-directed when you hit the link. It takes me right to the Speedfan site. Try downloading it on another computer.

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Post by Decible on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 10:51 am

It took me too the speedfan site but when I click the download button on the site it pops up a download for 7zip.exe

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Post by Superdave on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 10:57 am

I tried it again and saved it to my computer. The file is called instsF450.exe

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Post by Decible on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 11:05 am

K lemme try agsin

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Decible on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 11:07 am

It worked that time

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Decible on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 11:14 am

Is there a way to create a log to show you?

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Superdave on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 1:53 pm

Decible wrote:Is there a way to create a log to show you?
No, just check to see if any are flaming. You can check the website of your computer to see the normal operating temps.

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Decible on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 1:56 pm

Temp 2 is 2* - 4* Higher than the suggested temp. Not sure what temp 2 is measuring

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Superdave on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 4:10 am

I'm stumped. It's not overheating so I can't figure this out unless I'm sitting in front of the computer which is impossible. Does it still freeze and restart or just freezes?

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Decible on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 4:14 am

As long as I'm watching off the HD it seems to not do either. I'm going to reinstall the silver light plugin for Netflix and see if there is an issue with that....if not...I'm in the same boat as you, I'll also watch the temps and see if the spike when on netflix

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Decible on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 12:56 pm

Dave,

I figured out the problem. It was the power supply. It was going out and the system was getting a voltage drop. It crapped out 3 days ago and since I have replaced it, it's ran flawless and cooler too....14 degrees at that. I'd have never thought to check voltage.

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Post by Superdave on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 1:08 pm

That is good news. Who would have thought about checking that.

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Re: Windows XP HELP!

Post by Decible on Tue 03 Feb 2015, 12:43 pm

Well...in the future if you exhaust all options and still can't figure out why a pc is restarting and freezing for no reason you can tell the next guy to bust out the volt meter! Lol

Honestly I'd have never thought to check voltage, it makes perfect since now...but I'd have sworn it was a software issue way before I'd have thought to check voltage. Not one freeze or restart in 5 days and runs between 94 to 101 degrees.

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