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Okay peeps since this is already off topic I need HELP!

I have a P4 1.8Ghz
EliteGroup MB
off beat shitting PC2700 mem (half a gig of it)

GeForce card
RealMagic Hollywood+ DVD card (not even hooked up)
SB Live
WinFast PVR TV/FM card

Pioneer DVD Drive (dead)
HP Ol' Skool burner (2X!!....it's dead too, wont even read a disc)

The case is a something I bought that's blue with neons, nothing special, but the PowerSupply is a 400watt supply.


Okay here's the prob: My computer will randomly shut itself down. Mid counter strike it beeps like the button got it and restarts. Usually mentions something about an error but I can never find out what's causing it because my version of XP Pro is a rip that MS locked out the key on.

Anyone have any idea's or know if the service packs that wont install could fix it? Anyone have a XP Pro or Office that they could "give" me since I'm poor-than-sh!t ?
 

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do you keep up on the regular tasks that you've gotta do periodically? like defrag or ever consider formatting the h.d.?

whenever my system goes to hell, i just back up everything i wanna keep onto a cd-r (ya know, music, porno, random applications, word documents...), and reformat my system. bam, good as new.

oh yeah, they have key generators for your ripped version of XP. a program that automatically searches thousands of different keys to see which ones weren't used yet. try looking on those hacker web sites or find a buddy you work with who knows a lot about computers.

everytime i think about that, i can imagine some guy sitting at home after just installing his rightfully purchased version of XP, and not understanding why his valid key won't work because of guys like us who pirate the keys for our ripped XP opersting system. hehehh, good times....
 

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Yeah I thought about that but my version of XP is so pirated that I still have the alpha version around somewhere where the windows still say Win2000 in the background.

Yeah I backed everything up...last semester I went through this and it took out a hard drive, so I'm on an 80gig for about 2 months now.
 

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By default, Win XP reboots or shuts down when it encounters a critical error. It would take some research to figure out what is causing the error though. You can change that so that it asks you to reboot first before it does it on its own; its one of the services that youll need to change and I cant remember which one right off the top of my head. Your best bet would be to find out what is causing the error and fix that. I know you can enable some kind of error logging that will show you what is causing the problem the next time you boot up, but again, I cant remember how to find that off the top of my head. Even then, deciphering the messages is usually a bit difficult sometimes. Microsofts knowledge base is usually a good tool to help you familiarize yourself with exploring your computer. Just search around there or try to search for some info on Windows services in WinXP. Good luck.
 

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Look around on the web my only mother board, would reboot out of the blue and would like to restart periodically. What it is there were some Shitting compositors that were released into the market …. Faulty ones that how my board got fired. Once it restarted for the last time the compositor was ticking and smoke came from the mb. :D
 

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If I read correctly your PC speaker beeps than shuts down? If so, that might be your computer overheating and it is shutting down. Most new motherboards have on board temperature monitoring and emergency shut down - one of the many bonus' of an ATX power supply. I had that happen to me a few times until I just took off the case. Nothing was going to melt but the components and bad case design created a lot of head with no air flow.

Go into your BIOS (CMOS) setup and take a look to see if you have temperatures being listed somewhere and that could give you an idea as to what exactly is overheating. If it's your CPU you have to tend to it immediately with either cleaning the CPU fan or replacing it. Anything else can usually be solved by removing the case to let air flow freely unless you want to put a case fan in there.
 
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