I've got another PC problem. I am running Windows 7 Utlimate 32bit on my Shuttle xPC. The specs are below: Shuttle XPC Barebone
2GB DDR2 Ram
Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT Video Card (has an S-video port so I can plug it into the TV)
500GB Seagate HDD
AMD Athlon 64 X2
Originally, I had Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on the computer, but I kept getting BSOD's/random restarts when trying to watch Netflix. I diagnosed the BSOD's and found that they were caused by my TV tuner driver. When I removed the driver, I didn't get another BSOD, but the random restarts continued. Since the drivers are mainly for 32bit systems, I decided to reinstall Windows 32bit to see if that would fix the issue. Alas, no. The TV tuner driver works and I don't get any blue screens, but when I try to watch Netflix, the computer still restarts randomly. I checked event viewer for anything, but no errors were present or none were related to the crash. The issue seems to only happen with Netflix, because I tried watching videos from other websites for hours and nothing happened.
The restarts are erratic. Sometimes they happen only minutes into watching or something. Sometimes it takes a few hours.
No mini dump files are made after the PC restarts. It just goes black and boots through the POST again.
Side note, I don't know why, but there's something wrong with the boot animation on the computer. For some reason, when windows 7 is booting up, the vista loading bar is there instead of the Windows 7 glowing logo. Reinstalling windows didn't change it back to normal (it was still the vista bar even when booting from the CD). I don't know what changed it to the vista boot, because it used to be the windows 7 version and I've never put vista on this computer. *Solved this. It was because of the pc being plugged into the tv. Boot resolution was below 1024x768.*
I'm at a bit of a loss here. Any help or info would be deeply appreciated. Please let me know if I need to give more details.