Random Reboots. Error Codes: 1000008e, 1000000a, 0000004e
Hello all. For about the past 4 days, my computer has been randomly rebooting by itself. I am running WindowsXP SP3. I did a system restore to roll back my system to a date when everything was running fine. Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem.
Here are the relevant messages from Event viewer from the first system error event to the most recent (4 in total so far):
To stop it rebooting, go to Control Panel>System, then click "Advanced System settings" in the left-hand pane. In the System Properties dialog, click Settings under "Startup and Recovery", and then uncheck "Automatically restart". After that it will give a Blue Screen error which is easier to troubleshoot.
Then download UBCD and burn it to CD, it has all the memory testing and disk diagnostic utilities on it plus many more besides. Run MemTest and Windows Memory Diagnostic, as well as the disk utility for your brand of hard drive (or Seatools if you aren't sure). All you have to do is to boot up with the disc in the drive, select the utility that you want to use, and it will run.