I see some missing details.
1. What OS?
2. Do we have sad OS CD to use?
3. What PC?
4. Did you reinstall the OS and Drivers when this happened?
5. Did you reinstall the drivers when this happened?
6. Do you suspect a software issue?
7. Did you take Grif's advice at 7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421
Hope item 7 finds something.
My PC started rebooting on its own about a year ago. It would happen about once a month. Now it is becoming alarmingly often. Sometimes I can be on the PC for hours before it reboots. But removing a flash drive or a memory card adapter (with memory card in it) seems to be the number one way to cause reboot.
Below is the EXACT message I get at time of reboot (was told how to set the message to stay on screen from another tech help site) I also ran a memtest at their suggestion-no problem indicated. I was given so many answers as to the possible problem at the other site, that I wanted to try CNET to see if there might be more of a consenses.
Note: I have not installed any new hardware. And I was told at the other site not to mess around with the BIOS because I could completly disable my PC by doing so.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software.Disable BIOS memory options
such as caching or shadowing.If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.
*** Stop: 0x00000050 (0xF561D068, 0x00000001, 0x829040F5, 0x00000002)
Collecting data for crash dump...
Initializing disk for crash dump...
Beginning dump of physical memory...
Dumping physical memory to disk: 100
Pysical memory dump complete.
Contact your system admin or technical support group for further assistance.