Re: Frequent shutdown and restart after about 3 to 10 minutes from sta

Roy Mayo wrote:


I run Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 on a well equipped Abit AV8 socket
939 AGP motherboard.

Recently, about 3 to 10 minutes after startup and while running quite
common programs, the computer suddenly shuts down, restarts up to the
point where i have to enter the password. After it is running again, a
window appears which says " The computer has recovered from an unexpected
shutdown" (or words very similar to that).

All work not saved is lost, and it is very frustrating.

The first thing to do is disable the automatic restart so you can get the
Stop Error (BSOD).

Start Orb>Control Panel

Or Start Orb>Search box>type: System
Click on System that appears in the list of results.

In Control Panel Vista-style - click on System and Maintenance.
In Control Panel Classic View - double-click the System applet.

In the task pane on the left, click the Advanced system settings link.
Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.

In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to
Automatically restart. OK your way out.

Once you've done this, when you get the Blue Screen with the Stop Error you
can research it here:

If you take a look at that page, it will also give you an idea of the amount
of the Stop Error you need to post here if you need more help.

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