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Windows 7: Windows Randomly Reboots


08 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
 
 
Windows Randomly Reboots

Hi, First may I apologise if the answer has already been posted to this. I'm pretty much illiterate when it comes to solving issues involving Windows.

My PC is rebooting constantly at random times. I can not link any specific action to when this happens. It even happens when the PC is idle.

My first thought was overheating do I have cleaned all the dudt from the heatsink, fan etc. But the issue still occurs.

I have checked Event manager & there are many critical errors there, all showing something to do with Kernel 41 error.

I've followed the link to the MS site and read about this but I do not understand it I am afraid.

I'd be thankful for any help.


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08 Jul 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Threepints View Post
Hi, First may I apologise if the answer has already been posted to this. I'm pretty much illiterate when it comes to solving issues involving Windows.

My PC is rebooting constantly at random times. I can not link any specific action to when this happens. It even happens when the PC is idle.

My first thought was overheating do I have cleaned all the dudt from the heatsink, fan etc. But the issue still occurs.

I have checked Event manager & there are many critical errors there, all showing something to do with Kernel 41 error.

I've followed the link to the MS site and read about this but I do not understand it I am afraid.

I'd be thankful for any help.
Happy to help can you




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08 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the prompt reply. I've done the above. The minidump folder is empty.
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09 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
 
 

Hi,

just wondering if anyone could help any further.
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09 Jul 2011   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Threepints View Post
Thanks for the prompt reply. I've done the above. The minidump folder is empty.
did you ensure they were enabled? have you had a bsod since enabling it?
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09 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Threepints View Post
Thanks for the prompt reply. I've done the above. The minidump folder is empty.
did you ensure they were enabled? have you had a bsod since enabling it?
Yes enable is in place. I'm not getting a bsod. I'm an old windows 95 etc, etc user so when I read bsod I obviously refer to the actual blue screen from those days. I'm not actually getting any blue screen crashes.

I am literally getting random reboots. My machine just reboots itself.
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10 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
 
 

Not sure if the information below will help. It is from the critical error in my Event Viewer.

<Event xmlns="Error">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />

<EventID>41</EventID>

<Version>2</Version>

<Level>1</Level>

<Task>63</Task>

<Opcode>0</Opcode>

<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-07-09T23:01:05.312500000Z" />

<EventRecordID>4448670</EventRecordID>

<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />

<Channel>System</Channel>

<Computer>Resurrected</Computer>

<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />

</System>


- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>

<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>

</EventData>


</Event>
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11 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
 
 

Anyone have any ideas please?
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11 Jul 2011   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Threepints View Post
Anyone have any ideas please?
Sorry about the slow reply but I was forced offline

event id 41 means there was a problem coming in the last sleep cycle. For reading about it and possible fixes go here. Windows Kernel event ID 41 error in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2&#58; “The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first”
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11 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
 
 

ZigZag,

Once again thanks for the reply. I did read the above but I just got lost when it talked about using bugcheckcode & then using Programmer & HEX codes.

Sorry to sound so stupid but it all just went over my head.
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