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Windows 7: Computer resets after ~10 minutes, BSOD

05 Sep 2012   #1

Win 7 32 bit
Computer resets after ~10 minutes, BSOD

so on a ~5 year old HP desktop with Vista, the computer cannot stay on for longer than 10 minutes, not even in safe mode. it simply resets, goes into "Windows did not shutdown properly" message at the boot menu. i've checked all vents, everything is clean and there is enough thermal paste on the cpu, and the fan is working. do you guys think a fresh install of windows 7 would solve this easily? if not, what can the problem be? thanks in advance!

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08 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Its a 5 year old laptop..(Almost on its way to heaven = quite old)

The code you are getting STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and the Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS.

Before you to a clean install of windows 7, I'd suggest you to do a Repair Install For Vista - Vista Forums and check if the laptop will handle windows 7 using Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

Let us know what you did..if you're ever coming back to this thread

PS: Back your stuff up!
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