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By Chester Peterson ·
I have a P4 1.5 30gb 256mb PC here running win me.
I have major problems starting the machine. it tells me a different error message every time i start but the main one in Windows protction error. I found out that when I take the power cable out and put back in, it normally works. i have changed cable to no avail. It also reboots by itself sometimes when i do get in.
Please help.

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by TheChas In reply to power

Is this a fresh install of Me for this PC?
Or, did you move the hard drive from another PC?

If you moved the hard drive, I would start by going into device manager, and looking for driver conflicts.

If this is a fresh install of Me, you may still have a driver problem.
Start by making sure that the latest drivers for the motherboard are installed, then update the video card driver.

Chas

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by sonnguyen In reply to power

If you can bear it, save all your personal file, reformat the drive and reload windows. In the long run this is possibly the best cure, all hard ware fault will show up during or just after installing windows as it can not be software error while windows is a fresh copy.
Good luck

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by Chester Peterson In reply to power

Hi All,
This is not a fresh copy and the hard drive has not been moved. There are no conflicts in device manager. is there another way apart from reinstall windows?

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by Lord Ago 1 In reply to power

I have seen similar problems with my previous computers. Mostly the reboot by itself problem. That one always seems magical at first!!! Anyway, I would suggest trying all your parts, minus the motherboard, in another computer. As it turns out, that's exactly what I got stuck with doing although I was able to use the same casing/power supply. Depending on how long you have had that computer, it could even be a case of pot luck(all bad) you got a fluke motherboard or something went bad on it already. Also, I would take the above suggestion of using a fresh windows install.

Have Fun!!!

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by TrubbleMaker In reply to power

Sounds like a power supply issue to me, however you might want to also try the following...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q149962

Cheers

TrubbleMaker

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