XP desktop crashing after boot up
by grumpygeezer - 5/25/12 7:38 AM
My desktop is a Gateway DX442XP
Win XP pro SP3
Intel Core 2 Quad
2.97 Gb Ram
The machine will boot up normally to the desktop screen and will exhibit the hour glass for a minute or so and then shut down. Full unrecoverable black screen, but the power light stays on.
In order to restart I have to shut off the UPS because I can't even make the computer shut down.
After it restarts the same thing goes again and sometimes it will stay on, sometimes it will shut down as before. That can happen 3 or 4 times and then it will stay up and work normally all day long.
I use Microsoft Security Essential and keep it up to date. I have also run the free Norton Security scan and it only finds tracking cookies.
I'm wondering if anyone has had the same experience and if they fixed it.