I had a bad virus on my computer and I wanted to boot it into safe mode. So I tried and everytime I tried it wouldn't work. I kept getting this message on a blue screen saying my video driver failed to initialize and it shut down automatically but it would boot up normal if I didn't try to go into safe mode.So I read that you could set your computer to automatically boot into safe mode from msconfig so I went in and set it to boot into safe mode automatically every time I powered up. So I turned off my computer and tried to.No matter what I do, no matter what option I select the blue screen with the error about my video driver comes up and it shuts down automatically.
i was using spybot search an destroy to get rid of some spyware and it said id need to restart to fix one of the problems so i tried but now my aptop is not starting. because of the spyware on it im not bothered about fixing it properly and just want to format the c drive and start again but i need to copy some files from my documents to the second partition on the harddrive first. iv tried using the xp start disc using the repair current windows instalation with repair console thing but that wont let me access my docs. i also tried starting in safe mode with command prompt but it has the same problem as starting normaly it gets to the screen after the scrolling loader bar but before u get the list of acounts to log into then it shutsdown. this is the first time iv had a problem with my laptop before i just had a pc and would use a win98 boot disc to copy the files but my laptop doesnt have a floppy drive is it possible to use a memory stick or something similar.
This PC is a brand new custom build, I was installing windows XP on it for the very first time. The setup loads everything but after it says "Starting up windows" A new screen comes up with this error "A problem has been detected and windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer."
Since the last 4-5 days my computer has been shutting down by itself. No warning nothing at all. Just Kaput.I mean windows doesn't show shut down message either.Also I feel it has something to do with my power settings( which are set down to never shut down/hibernate/standby), but I feel that if I leave it idle for some time.. that's when it goes.. if I keep working, it'll stay on.What's more, I think it started after an adobe flash player update( or maybe a windows update, both happened at the same time. Some kinda software distribution service 3.0).. System restore is not working either.I'm running Windows XP home on a compaq 2500 series laptop with P IV 2.4 Gigs processor, 512 mb RAM and 120 GB IDE HDD.
I have a Toshiba Satellite computer and when I run it wireless it seems to shut down for no reason at all. I can use it for about a half hour and then it will turn off and when I turn it back on it will shut down about 10-15 min later.
My computer keeps shutting down after less than a minute and gives some type error message,don't recall right now what it said,am not at the computer that is shutting down.What could be the problem? Seems like is says it is shutting down to protect itself or something.
A while ago, I posted a problem about my computer shutting down and throught I had it fixed after scanning/removing spyware and running disk check. But the last few days it's been happening again. It just shuts down while I'm working on something, either surfing the net, working in psp, working in windows movie maker, checking email, etc. Then I can't turn it back on by pushing the button on the tower. When I look in the back of the tower, the green light for the power isn't on, so I have to push the power cord in and out and jiggle it around a bit to get the green light to turn on and the computer to start up. What could be wrong?
I turn on the computer and it starts to load.I see the Windows screen then the computer just shuts down and restarts again.It has done this around 40 times now in 4 days and just wont turn on.Is this some kind of short somewhere in the computer.I also disconnected it from the power source and tried a new one and still the same thing.
i had to purchase a new hard drive due to multiple errors on my hard drive. My brand new drive is the same exact model as my old one but when i try to install xp on the new drive i get as far as formatting the drive and the computer shuts off and wont turn back on. I have to unplug it, let it sit for a little but and then plug it back in and it will start up again.
This system, for whatever reason, is having some weird issues. 1. Applications keep shutting down 2. The computer randomly shuts off 3. Computer screen will go black, and the cursor will turn into a larger cursor like the cursor looks like when it is in safe mode, and I won't even be able to move the cursor; the fans also started kicking in when it did this as if it were starting to work really hard (only did this once).I've scanned for viruses and spyware. It was relatively clean. Then I did a sfc /scannow. Seemed to work for a while, but now it's acting weird again.
Recently Ive been having a problem when shutting down windows. I have XP. When I shutdown my computer it goes to the blue screen and says your Computer is Shutting down. Like normal the computer makes a little clicking noise like it does when it usually shuts down but the fans and stuff are still running and it doesn't shut down all the way. The screen still says Windows is shutting down and the light on the computer stops blinking. How can I fix this?
This has been an ongoing problem now for about a month. Every so often and usually when I'm playing a game, my computer will abruptly shut off. Because it seemed to happen while playing games, I assumed it was my EVGA GeForce 9800 card that was causing the shutdown. However, last night I was just mindlessly surfing and I had the same issue. When I tried to restart, it took a few times before it 'took' this has happend before in the past when the computer has abruptly crashed as for the GeForce, I've uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled.I've also checked to see if it's the fans, but they all seem to be working fine, no obstructions. Is it possible that with it being summer, the room might be getting too hot and in turn causing the computer to run hotter than usual? I don't keep the air on all the time in that room as it's a window unit and I'm conserving energy.
I am trying to install windows xp professional on a partition on my laptop. At random points during the install it shuts down my computer. It usually shuts down at loading Keyboard layout dll thing after it says starting windows. I have re-tried and got to the point of formatting my Partition to NTFS. Why is this problem happening? I have an HP G60 120US laptop currently running windows vista home premium.
When I leave my computer on and return to it after 30 minutes or so, instead of a screensaver I find that my computer has shut down and I have to restart. Can I change something to keep computer from shutting down? My OS is WindowsXP SP2.
The following is repeat of a previous post I put out there. I am still having the same problem and my anti virus, when it does run, says my computer is virus free. Whenever I run McAfee virus scan version 10 my computer completely shuts down at some point during the scan. However if I reboot and run scan a second time it runs fine. I am using Windows XP with all updates installed.
my computer suddenly displays a message."entering sleep mode" and restarts. I have my settings in power management in control panel set at never for turn of hard drive etc, etc...so in theory, my pc should never shut down on its own??....also, both IE and firefox from time to time get a message "...has encountered a problem and needs to shut down.." when this happens I send the report to whereever. and restart my browser...I've tried running in safe mode and still get the same problems....more ofter w/IE than firefox
I am having a really irritating problem with my computer. It happens when the computer is left on for awhile, and then suddenly the computer shuts off out of nowhere. After it shuts off, it makes a weird noise(like a high pitch then low pitch), it seems like its coming from the motherboard or something.I can't even turn it off or on using the power button so I have to pull the plug from the back of the tower and restart.
When ever I put my flash drive in USB port, my computer shuts down and a blue screen appears, and in that blue screen it says that for protection of computer will be shut down in so and so minute, but when I use the same drive at work I have no problem with the drive neither with computer, Is there anything wrong with my computer?
When I switch on the main power, the computers starts automatically ie. without switching the CPU. The following message is displayed on the screen 'CMOS settings wrong.Press F1 to restore defaults and continue' Upon pressing F1 the machine starts. I do'nt know how to set CMOS settings right Time/Date settings change automatically.
I cannot install any software.Messages like file missing.Cannot open installer pkg.Contact your vendor etc. I do'nt have the installation cs availablewith me.However when I try to repair/reinstall with the help of my other win xp cd, i get the message 'key no. is wrong.I cannot format the c: drive from within.
this is rather annoying, at random times my computer automatically turns off. sometimes it restarts but other times i have to repeatedly press the power "on" button in order for it to turn on again. why might this occur and is there any solution?
everytime I boot my computer up it just logs off, I click the log in, and then it just goes off again. this happens in all modes, safe mode, networking mode, iv tried just about everything.I tried to use my xp disk and it doesnt load it, I have set it too boot from the disk aswell, and it makes no difference it just loads as normal and then logs out againIv made a boot floppy disk, and it lets me get to a form of DOS screen, but its useless, all the commands dont work, I have put the xp disk in, and tried too use the dos too install xp but it doesnt do anything
I am running a computer on Windows XP originally designed for Windows 98. Once I put it on there everytime I go to shutdown the computer will say "It is safe to turn off your computer" and I have to shut it down manually by the power button. The older operating systems would shut down automatically when I went to shut down but for some reason XP won't on this computer. How can I make the computer shutdown automatically?
I have a xp sp2 and Norton internet security suite 2007 installed computer.It restarts automatically. I did a full system scan with Norton."No spywares, malwares, viruses detected." But the computer restarts automatically.
This one is for all you gamers who LOVE to LAN. It is much faster than finding an ip on the server, then typing in that longwinded address, and hoping your fingers didn't slip. Anyway, all you have to do is type the name of the computer you want to connect to in the "ip" place of any game. Your computer will automatically detect its ip, and you're ready to play!This will only work if you are playing across a private network and not across the internet.
computer now takes half an hour to an hour to reboot. in doing so, it tells me that it does not do the startup and services. it is so slow it is unbelievable. sometimes even being so slow that the words we type take a few seconds to show up on the screen. after working for a time it will invariably hang. or it will shut itself down. in either case we have to reboot, it takes that half an hour to an hour again
my problem is that wen i turn on my computer it loads for like 5-10 seconds then it turns off. i have replaced the motherboard and the power box because of this and it still does it. i have unplugged the cd drive and all the fans and everythin cuz i thought it waznt enough power and ive tryed only loading one HD at a time and it still turns off. please contact me through AIM: PIMPstashi0 or just PM me through here
hi there, can anyone please help me find out why my pc keeps re-booting. there seems to be no one thing that makes it do it, as it can happen at any time and while doing anything. DRIVING ME NUTS! Dont know where to start looking to find out why. please can anyone suggest anything that i could do. thankyou. also tryed running a defrag and it is telling me that it is scheduled to do a Chkdsk /f and wont let me defrag. what does this mean??
I am putting my computer on standby but it comes out after a few seconds. I have set the adapter to WOL (Wake on LAN). How to tell what is waking it up? I only want it to wake up when I access the IP address myself.
I have had this problem for a long time. Every time I put my computer on Hibernation mode, it automatically wakes up after a random period of time, sometimes ten minutes to half and hour or sometimes only thirty seconds. I tried everything: unplugging my mouse, keyboard, Ethernet cable from my computer during Hibernation, and it still wakes up. Stand By mode also affected. This started to happen about one year ago (my computer is two years old). I have asked this question many times at other places, and the most common answer I got is: "your computer is possessed" NOT IT'S NOT
I've got a laptop with windows XP. About a half hour ago, it shut itself off. When I tried to restart it, I got the error window that explains something went wrong, and offers to start it in normal mode or safe mode. I select normal mode, it'll show the loading screen, then shut itself off. Rinse, repeat, same result. This laptop is about 3 1/2 years old.
. When I choose to shutdown, it tells me it's shutting down but then restarts. It gave me the option to go back to the last settings that worked, which solved the problem for a little while. Then it started doing it again, and I have no idea why it keeps restarting.