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When quitting game the system will restart..scandisk...

by arnold816 / February 23, 2004 4:06 AM PST

XP Pro sp1 Pentium 3 1 ghz 256 ram
Whenever I hit ''quit game the system will automatically restart (games in particular)FIFA Football 2002,Halflife..etc.
any ideas from the experts.. thanks Arnold

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This screams WARRANTY. P3 at 3+GHz is new and you need to pester the maker.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 4:37 AM PST

Why should you fix this?

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NT Bob, it is a 1Ghz P3 not 3ghz

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Re:NT Bob, it is a 1Ghz P3 not 3ghz
by arnold816 / February 23, 2004 4:52 AM PST

Thanks Bob,sorry yes it's a Pentium 3 1ghz
I use to play the same game in my WinME System just fine.. thanks

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Truly missed that one. Here's some items to look at.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 5:14 AM PST

1. Be sure the machine is COOL! Remove that case cover and point a fan at it.

2. Be free from all PARASITES noted with the tools at http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=1313&start=0

3. After 1 and 2, review the XP Shutdown Articles two clicks off the Shutdown link at http://www.aumha.org/articles.htm

4. After 1, 2, 3 I'd look at POWER SUPPLY RATING (read http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20040122/

5. After 1, 2, 3, and 4, I'd look at a run of http://www.memtest86.com for about an hour. Regardless of runtime, the only answer is ZERO errors.

Off to find the coffee.

Bob

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