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Something causing PC restart

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ferdy, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Ferdy

    Ferdy Flightless Bird

    My PC has suddenly started to reboot now and again, particularly if a game is
    being played ("Board" type games), but has done it othertimes as well. I
    stopped the windows search sytem as it was logged several times in the error
    log. However it still resets and also, after switching the socket on I don't
    have to press the PC button as it is starting on it's own. The latest log at
    reset shows Service Control manager-the session launcher failed to start. I
    have all the latest updates and use Norton Internet Security 2010. I replaced
    by Norton 360 in January with Kaspersky but returned to Norton in March -
    just in case this helps?
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    Sounds like a heat issue. When's the last time you opened the case? It is
    the Easter season and those dust bunnies can be brutal. Your power supply
    and/or graphics card could also be going tits-up.

    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    "Ferdy" <Ferdy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F7E34E52-E14D-4AE6-B297-D24D31ADF37A@microsoft.com...
    > My PC has suddenly started to reboot now and again, particularly if a game
    > is
    > being played ("Board" type games), but has done it othertimes as well. I
    > stopped the windows search sytem as it was logged several times in the
    > error
    > log. However it still resets and also, after switching the socket on I
    > don't
    > have to press the PC button as it is starting on it's own. The latest log
    > at
    > reset shows Service Control manager-the session launcher failed to start.
    > I
    > have all the latest updates and use Norton Internet Security 2010. I
    > replaced
    > by Norton 360 in January with Kaspersky but returned to Norton in March -
    > just in case this helps?
     
  3. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "Ferdy" <Ferdy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F7E34E52-E14D-4AE6-B297-D24D31ADF37A@microsoft.com...

    > My PC has suddenly started to reboot now and again, particularly if a game

    is
    > being played ("Board" type games), but has done it othertimes as well.


    A failing Power Supply Unit seems the most common cause
    of spotaneous reboots. Most PC repair stores can test a PSU
    free and replace it for about $35.

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  4. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Go to control panel---system---on advanced tab click settings for recovery
    and remove X from reboot
    on error. This will allow you to trap the error.
    "Ferdy" <Ferdy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F7E34E52-E14D-4AE6-B297-D24D31ADF37A@microsoft.com...
    > My PC has suddenly started to reboot now and again, particularly if a game
    > is
    > being played ("Board" type games), but has done it othertimes as well. I
    > stopped the windows search sytem as it was logged several times in the
    > error
    > log. However it still resets and also, after switching the socket on I
    > don't
    > have to press the PC button as it is starting on it's own. The latest log
    > at
    > reset shows Service Control manager-the session launcher failed to start.
    > I
    > have all the latest updates and use Norton Internet Security 2010. I
    > replaced
    > by Norton 360 in January with Kaspersky but returned to Norton in March -
    > just in case this helps?
     

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