Recently, my Window XP Notebook keeps restarting. When I turn it on, before I can type my password to log into my account, the screen turns blue for a second and says : A fatal error has occured. Windows has been shut down to protect your files. Then, it restarts and repeats the entire process.
I tried going into Safe mode when Windows starts up but it still restarts and I can't log in. I have also tried Last Known Good Configuration, Safe mode with Networking, Safe mode with Command Prompt, Start Windows Normally and Reboot but it still does not work.
Please advice me on what to do next. (Should I try "Disable auto-restart when system fails" ?)
my windows xp keeps restarting,
i have tried to go to safe mode, last known configurstion etc, but nothing happens,
i formatted my hard disk,(80gb) when I finished and I power it up, it keeps restarting
that kind of error is of two type hard disk failure or ram failure
i think you won't repair it by setting up windows xp because
appearing blue screen is very dangerous problem
that is.. hard ware problem
as the blue screen error occure in the process of booting
the possible error is of ram because booting process is the
the process of receiving the data from hard disk to ram
in this case there is very less possibility of hard disk failure
so in my view you have to test your ram by installing it to your another friend
I agree with kliker, it is a hardware problem, but my guess is ram
try testing RAM memmory, use goldmemmory or memtest (if you can find Hirensboot - there you have those programms - it's a bootable cd which contains a lot of usefull testing and repair tools, and you can find them under testing tools -> ram testing tool , or something like that )
if the test's pass (which I seriously doubt) and say the memmory is good, test your hard disk (you have powermaxtor, and a lot of similar testing tool on the same disc)
with those tests you do not have to pull the memmory out of your comp, just put the disc and boot from it, you should get arround with it
if the harddisk is good, and the memmory is good, backup your data somehow and reinstall XP
i have this problem however when my computer restarts if quickly flases a blue screen of death. ive tried formatting my PC by putting the windows XP disk in however the disk does not start, it just shows an error message....
If anyone knows why it will not recognise the disk please help me out!
Sometimes faulty hardware will result in BSOD, sometimes bad drivers is the culprit and most of the time it was XP registry was the cause.
How do we fix the BSOD probs? Not so simple but actually not very hard either. Using a couple of prevention measure, we can fix this prob in a jiffy.
First: Do Backup (Macrium Reflect is a good one, free edition available).
2nd: Don't mess your settings (Tweaking XP, OC memory/display/mobo/cpu)
3rd: Do Backup
YES only good backup will help you if you face bad hardware (hdd with bad cluster for example)
For good and handy tools, go grap a copy of Hiren Boot CD (ver 10 I think...) and make a bootable Hiren CD. This will be handy if you want to check and double check your hardware/software.
IM GETTING UPSET BECAUSWE I AS WELL AHVE THE SAME ISSUE LIKE EVERYBODY ON THIS PAGE AND NOT ONE ANSWER IS HELPING ME OUT..ALL IM READING IS DO THIS DO THAT...NOT EVERYBODY IS INTO COMPUTER TECH. LIKE THAT HOW BOUT SOMEONE GIVE A DECENT ANSWER "STEP BY STEP" MAYBE EVERYONE DONT HAVE TO POST THE SAME THING WITHOUT ANY SOLUTION..,
In my opinion someone has sent you a virus .it does not harm the computer but it pops up this message not because there is a real fatal error but it is just a really annoying joke.now the restarting problem. this virus is a batch file the asshole who has sent it to you has inserted a command that is ordering the batch file to copy it self in startup file
correct it : when you open your pc you have to enter boot menu there you can find an line which sais opening files while booting if you find something strange uncheck it