A driver fault or hardware component failing is the most likely cause, but
details are needed to diagnose the problem. Go to the Control Panel/System
and open the advanced system properties from the left column. On the
advanced tab, click the startup and recovery settings. Set the failure to
create a minidump file (small memory dump), and uncheck the line to restart
automatically on system failure. Apply/ok your way out.
Next time it happens, jot down the text of the error screen before
restarting it. Mainly the error codes and types. Once restarted, open
Windows Explorer to C:\Windows\Minidump (this is a hidden system folder, so
set folder options accordingly) and send the most recently created file to
me via email. Use a subject line of 'per req' to get past filters (or I
won't see it at all) and send to rick_at_mvps_dot_org. I'll see if there's
anything in there to identify the culprit.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"tednelson83" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> ok... so how do i find out witch one? all drivers were the latest pulled
> off the internet at the time of the install, and have all been checked
> for newer updates. all are up to date. hardware, i haven't had these
> problems in the past, ant there are no indications that any thing is
> failing,so how do you narrow it down. that was a awfully vague reply.