Windows XP forum: Computer Automatically Shuts Down After Starting Up!!!

by: mad0maxx December 20, 2003 4:22 PM PST

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Computer Automatically Shuts Down After Starting Up!!!

by mad0maxx - 12/20/03 4:22 PM

Ok, I brought this topic up a while back but I can not find the thread and since this site does not support the search command... but the problems is decribed in the topic... As soon as my computer starts up it automatically shuts down within 5 - 10 seconds. Sometimes in the middle of use but most when the computer starts up. My system spec's are

AMD Athlon XP 1800+
GA-7VTXE+ (VIA KT266A chipset) (Updated Drivers)
1024 megs PC233 DDR Ram
80 Gig 7200 RPM Western Digital Hard Drive (WinXP Drivers)
ATI Radeon 9600 SE (3.10 catalyst drivers) (Updated Drivers)
RealTek AC'97 On Board Sound (Updated Drivers)
Generic DVD-Rom (WinXP Drivers)
JustLink 16x/10x/32x CD-RW (WinXP Drivers)
Windows XP Professional Edition
(With all windows update patches installed)
SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI (SMC 1211 Series) (WinXP Drivers)
5 Port USB PCI Card (Factory Drivers)
Logitech USB Wheelmouse (WinXP Drivers)
NEC AccuSync 95F (Updated Drivers)

Other Attached Devices are:
Panwest Lebeca Web Cam (Updated Drivers)
X85 Lexmark All-In-One-Printer (Updated Drivers)
Hewlett Packard DeskJet 722c (Updated Drivers)

VIA 4-In-1 Drivers and Service Pack Installed

Thats all my system spec's. The listings that say WinXP Drivers are the drivers that come from Windows XP and the ones that say Updated Drivers mean I got the latest drivers off the internet off the companies website. I recently did a restore so my registry can't really be that bad. I use to have my PC crash everytime I search my registry it still does it at times but not every time.

These are the softwares installed in my PC:

@BIOS Updater From Gigabytes Website
AD-Aware 6 Personal Edition
Acrobat Reader 6
Advanced Networking Pack for WinXP
Ahead InCD
Ahead Nero Burning Rom
Ahead NeroMix
ATI Software Uninstall Utility
ATI Control Panel
CloneCD
Cue Club (game)
Divx Player
Divx Pro Codec Adaware (removed adaware)
HighMAT Extension to MS WinXP CD Writing
DreamWeaver (Preview Edition)
Microsoft Office XP
eDonkey2000
PowerDVD
QuickTime
RealOne Player
Roger Wilco
ShockWave
Steam (game)
Trillian (chat program)
WinAmp 3
WinISO 3
WinRAR
Yahoo Messenger!

Got Patches for WinXP and Windows Media Player...

I use these websites to keep my computer running good...

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://www.pcpitstop.com/

When I installed the WebCam I got this driver is not XP signed but off the website it says it is XP signed. I never had problems with the webcam before like this but only when I searched the registry. But now the computer automatically restarts upon staring up. Two things I could think of right now is the WebCam(?) or AD-Aware(?)

I have also done the sfc /scannow or whatever command that was... any suggestions is greatly appreciated... thanks happy

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