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Before you instantly reply I did a search on these forums and no seems to have answered the question.

What question you ask?

Well my computer reboots seemingly randomly and always with an error message to some degree like 'you computer has just recovered from a serious error'. When I follow every possible link I learn only a few things:

1) It's supposed to be a driver problem. Ok if it is but how do I narrow down the possibilites short of uninstalling everything and installing it again? Also something interesting happened that cause me to doubt XP's error messege.

I pulled a plug on my power strip and it was actually my computer (which was powered on at the time). When I reboted I got the exact same error message saying it was a driver problem but now I know it wasn't (it was a me problem or can it still be attributed to a driver?).

2) I tried to link it to a specific program but if say I leave the computer running overnight I can hear it rebooting in my sleep and obviously since it just rebooted there are no programs running. Not only that but since it's XP no users are logged on.

On another note that may or may not be related, Windows never shuts down but always reboots whenever I send the shutdown command. Hopefully the problems are related and can be solved in the same fix.

Speaking of fixes, I've been to the Windows website and downloaded every fix and update available and all the drivers seem to be compatible in that none show (!) or (?) in the device driver window from Control Pannel.

OK I beleive that's all the details, if I think of more or when it happens again I'll add more.

Finally I'm running and AMD XP 1.34ghz with 512mb Ram on Windows XP
 

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Do you have a cd-burner?

Do you have Adaptec Easy Cd Creator or Roxio CD creator installed?

Remove all the Adaptec software including the InCD or other UDF file software made by either Adaptec or Roxio.

I didn't see that you mentioned those in your post. Hopefully this points you in some kind of "right" direction.
 

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I do have a burner but no Adeptec Software because the version I own is incompatible with XP.

Keep 'em comin folks :sealy:
 

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Do you have any special VPN software installed? Sonicwalls VPN software was another service that Had caused reboots on my system.

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CyberSoldier,
how old is the system?
It could be bad memory or bad power supply.
If you have any spare, try replacing them one at the time.

Also, the message you get:
"..you computer has just recovered from a serious error.."
that message it's refering to the "reboot" itself.
It doesn't refer to the "cause" or "event" that caused the system to reboot. Understand?

By the way, have you checked "Event Viewer"?
 

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CyberSoldier-

I'm having the same problem except whenever my power settings kick in to put my computer on stand-by, it automatically shuts down then restarts with the "system has recovered from a critical error message" - i was having this problem a few months ago when i received the w32.Kwbot.C.worm - got rid of it and got it fixed - so today for the heck of it i checked my registry for:

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Krypton

and lo and behold found it again - the worm was back and norton didn't pick it up even after being paranoid and running live update and intelligent virus defs.... so check out

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.kwbot.c.worm.html

and try the steps - i'm still having the critical error/reboot problem, but needless to say, getting rid of the worm the first time fixed it.. make sense? lol
 

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Bloody Computer......

I've got a similar problem, my computer reboots only when running processor intensive applications and ON THE INTERNET. I even managed to check to be sure that it wasn't my ISP that is doing this (and it isn't, I had the same problem after I switched ISPs). :upset: I'm at a loss as to what is making it do this, like the above, windows keeps telling me that it is a driver problem. I even went so far (silly me) as to pay attention and try to track the error down to the specific driver. This failing, I reinstalled windows with a fresh format on the HDD (no big loss as I just finished building my comp). After it woke back up and detected the modem drivers automaticaly and before I installed any software I gave it a chance, SAME BLOODY PROBLEM!!
Suffice to say I'm at a loss, I'll give you folks an updtate when I'm not a work, say in 12 hrs or so when I get home and can take a closer look in the event viewer. I'll also post the modem logs from when the system crash occours, I/O errors start up just before it crashes.
 

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Stupid Error

Alright, here's the error message it logs in event viewer EVERY CRASH

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 9/14/2003
Time: 8:00:09 PM
User: N/A
Computer: somecomputer
Description:
The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

***?!?

Any ideas folks?
 
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