View Full Version : Random Restarting

14-11-2003, 09:52 PM
Hi guys
I have a problem. I have been using Windows 2000 for a while but sometimes it just randomly restarts!? I have started using Windows Me instead. The problem does not occur anymore. My friend had the same problem using Windows XP. He said it might be not enough RAM. I thought it might be something to do with the chipset? I have a 731 MHz Pentium III with 128 MB of RAM. I cant exactly remember the chipset: is Intel 815something. Another friend has an AMD based system, he is running Windows 2000 and has no problems. Does this happen to any of you guys? any suggestions? any help?


14-11-2003, 10:02 PM
this (http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22windows+2000+restarts%22&btnG=Google+Search&meta=) may help you

Jen C
15-11-2003, 04:13 PM
Is your W2K fully up to date with Microsoft patches? You don't get countdown messages until the system reboots? All unpatched NT based PC's (NT4, W2K & XP) are vunerable to the blaster worm and its variants which cause the system to reboot when you go online.

Just something else to consider.

16-11-2003, 03:39 PM
blaster is a good one to consider especially if your system is not up to date with patches

17-11-2003, 07:47 AM
my friend had the same thing (not related to blaster the restarts can happen anytime) his computers an intel 466mhz 20 gig hd 128megs of ram running windows xp it used to do it under win98 but not as often as xp

17-11-2003, 08:29 AM
I get random restarts on XP heaps! I think I have a driver problem somewhere.

18-11-2003, 12:35 PM
A cpu fan that is not working fully can cause reboots because of overheating. ME would not stress the cpu as much as 2000. Doesn't sound like this but worth a look.