Solved

Service Pack 4

Posted on 2003-12-04
6
174 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I recently installed Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 on my system. Now if I lock my computer for a long duration and then when I unlock it. It restarts automatically. What could the possible problem be? Even if I leave the system idle for a little while and then get back to it, it restarts automatically. I haev checked for viruses and stuff, but found none. This problem has only arrrived after I  installed Service Pack 4. Any help??
0
Comment
Question by:arshana
6 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
sunray_2003 earned 100 total points
ID: 9879543


Try doing this

Right-click "my computer"
go to properties
go to advanced
go to settings under "startup and recovery"
and uncheck "automatically restart"

I would suspect some system failure hence this might happen

Now try opening and check to see if the computer gives any error


Sunray
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:shaharidzal
ID: 9879704
Yes, sunray_2003 step is right.
Your screensaver might have a problem, try changing to other screensaver. But if it is not a screensaver then it might due to your hardware APM/ACPI function.
MAYBE after the SP4 upgrade, certain hardware preferences are also changed. Try updating your VGA, NIC, sound card and the motherboard chipset drivers.
During screensaver/idle process, certain hardware will go to 'sleep mode'. When you try to wake them up, it might refuse causing a general hardware error and will just reboot.
Good luck.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 9881384
Have you tried rolling back to SP3 to see if the problem persists afterwards?

Also run SFC /SCANNOW to see if that brings up any errors.
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
How do we balance the user experience (UX) with reasonable security measures? It can be done, if you keep these fundamentals in mind.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now