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computer reboots before windows startup

by jsizzle2006 / July 5, 2007 8:03 AM PDT

first off i'm not 100% sure of my system specs. i bought some parts off a friend and built a media center computer with them. here goes, i have an amd athalon 1.24 with a gig of corsair high performance ram, a antec 420W power supply,a samsung dvd-ram drive, no floppy, i'm unsure about the mobo though, in an antec case with six drives in the case for a total of approx. 2.7 terabytes of storage. all drives are seagate or hitachi. i also have some of the drives connected through splitters because the power supply doesn't have enough connectors. i've already tried to disconnect the drives (all except c:) to see if it was the drives draining too much power from the pwr supply but it still happened. here is the prob.

when i start my pc, sometimes it restarts within 5 seconds, sometimes it goes all the way to the windows startup screen before it restarts. it passes mem chk and all the drives are displayed. sometimes it just shuts down. i've had this problem for around 8 months and it's really dynamic, it changes slightly every time. for the most part i just keep starting the pc until it boots properly and then it works for a day, week, month but the problem always returns. please help.

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by caktus / July 5, 2007 12:08 PM PDT

Assuming you are using Window XP, have you tried disabling Auto restart? Right click on My Computer > select Properties > Advance tab. Under Startup and recovery, click on Settings. Under System failure clear the checkmark beside "Automatically restart. Also place a checkmark beside "Write an event to the system log." Click OK > Apply > OK.

If you get a error next time you restart the computer, be sure and post it here.

Also, Next time you have trouble restarting Windows be sure and post any errors in the Event Viewer, even if you have to check from Safe Mode. In either Safe or Normal mode go to Start > All Programs > Control Panel > Administrative tools > Event Viewer. See if any errors have been entered in the System event log at of near the time there was trouble restarting Windows.

Charlie

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reboot issue
by jsizzle2006 / July 5, 2007 12:31 PM PDT

yes i'm running xp. sorry i'm new to the forum thing. and yes i have disabled the auto restart function and i have checked the event viewer. i dont even get a bsod. it's almost like i pull the plug out of the wall. i have been working this problem for a while. i have looked all over the net for solutions and none have helped.

thanks

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by jsizzle2006 / July 5, 2007 6:15 PM PDT

ok i checked the event viewer

here are the most recent errors (today)

error w32time event : 29
error w32time event : 17
error w32time event : 29
error w32time event : 17

warning dhcp event : 1007
warning dhcp event : 1003

went to hyperlink provided in "properties" and it was no help.
any ideas???

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by tomron / July 5, 2007 10:07 PM PDT
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Also in event viewer there is a column for the source,what is the source?

These errors seem to indicate a firewall or network connectivity issue.

Tom

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reboot issue
by jsizzle2006 / July 5, 2007 10:49 PM PDT
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the source is w32time and dhcp

tomorrow i'm going to swap the pwr supply and check all connections again.

any ideas???

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by caktus / July 6, 2007 2:14 AM PDT
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Try the following.

While you are online double click on the clock in the lower right corner of the screen This will bring up Date and Time Properties. Click on the "Internet time" tab. Select "Synchronize with an Internet time server." Select a server from the drop-down menu. (I use time.windows.com.) Click on the Update button > Apply > OK.

Also go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Insure that DHCP is set to Automatic. If not, double click on DHCP and set the Startup type to Automatic. Then click on Start > Apply > OK.

Then Scroll down to "Windows time" and do the same.

Download, install and run WinSock XP Fix.

Also, what firewall are you using.

Charlie

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boot issue cont....
by jsizzle2006 / July 6, 2007 3:39 PM PDT
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okay, i haven't tried anything new yet but when i got home i turned on my tv and found this bsod,

the problem caused by file "ntfs.sys"

page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

technical info

0x00000050

(0x8784a00,0x00000001,0xf7386f77,0x00000000)

ntfs.sys- address f7386f77 base at f7385000, datestamp 45cc5964


HELP!!!

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by jsizzle2006 / July 6, 2007 3:40 PM PDT
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also i'm using zonealarm

thanks for all the help so far!

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by tomron / July 6, 2007 4:10 PM PDT
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by caktus / July 6, 2007 5:10 PM PDT
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