Windows XP shutting down unexpectadly

By mmjf2112 ·
I'll have my computer on, then suddendly it restarts. On start up, I get the message; "PXE-E01: PCI VENDOR & DEVICE IDS DO NOT MATCH". I went into Bios and changed my settings on 1st and 2nd boot up. I have 2 separate hard drives in my computer; 1 Sata and 1 Ata Hard Drive. Can anyone help me so as my computer stops acting up?



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My best guess is a faulty Power Supply

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows XP shutting down ...

You really should replace it before it fails as sometimes when an unbranded PS dies it destroys all the internals of the case, well just the expensive stuff like the M'Board, CPU and RAM.

It wouldn't hurt to change the BIOS Battery either as when they get flat computers behave strangely.


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Definitely power supply

by jrieck In reply to Windows XP shutting down ...

I just had that happen at my office. System finally crashed and corrupted the operating system. Had to reinstall o/s but luckily didn't lose any data.

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Probably not power supply

by techrepublic.cur In reply to Windows XP shutting down ...

This message is usually a conflict between the net adapter and another card. In my case a Sound Blaster FATAL1TY ExtremeGamer Professional. I have seen recommendations to update BIOS but mine is current. I am still looking for a fix.

PXE-E01: PCI Vendor and Device IDs do not match!
This message should never be seen in a production BIOS. When the system BIOS initializes a PCI option ROM, it is supposed to pass the PCI bus/device/function numbers in the AX register. If the PCI device defined in the AX register does not match the UNDI device, this error is displayed.

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