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SP-2 Problem??

About a week ago I downloaded SP-2 and everything seemed to do okay, but have since detected a funny (not Ha Ha) problem. After turning on my PC it runs for about two minutes and then shuts down and restarts all by its self. It does not happen every time, but about 80-90% of the time. Everything seems to run okay after that for 2-3 hours, but I have not been on line longer. I have not added any new programs or games in many months.

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1. The article [Q307973] suggests that users configure the actions that Windows takes when a severe error (also called a fatal system error, or Stop error) occurs. Also, please read the article, "A Description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP (Q315222)," for accessing a system that will not boot normally.

2. The article [Q308427] states that an "event" is any significant occurrence in the system or in a program that requires users to be notified or an entry be added to one of three logs that can help identify and diagnose the source of current system problems, or help predict potential system problems.

3. The article [Q314084] describes how to gather more information about an error message using Pstat.exe, a Resource Kit utility run from the command line that gives a picture of the processes and drivers that are currently running.

4. If you identify an applicable error code, access the TechNet "Windows XP Events and Errors" page and enter either the "Source" or the "Error Code". -- the two most important items of information concerning an Event.

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patwack1 to cursorcowboy,your advice is dead on correct,but,yumpin' yiminy!,give the newbies(on occasion, that includes me, too), a break in ,your tone.If you scare people to death about these souped up transistor radios called computers,they are going to feel foolish and maybe afraid to ask.Your very bright,and thanks,but I want to be dried off and given a lump of sugar when I'm put up in the barn!

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I had a similar problem. After spending hours upon hours trying to get to the bottom. It turned out that one of my RAM modules was faulty and the minute I swapped it, things were fine again.

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hi

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thanks

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reinstall windows xp service pack 1 sp2 has a lot of corrupted files it locks your comp. up and your service provider changes your ip addresses and other problems so i think you should put xp serv. pack 1 back in i did i found out the hard way i have been trying to fix my comp. for the past 2 weeks i downloaded xp sp2 and found out the hard way i reinstalled xp sp1 back in my comp. and i have not had any problems yet.

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