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i fairly recently got windows vista home premium

it's been working fine for a month

but now, about every half hour it keeps restarting. it goes straight to the bios, none of the "windows is shutting down..." stuff. then it says

DISK BOOT ERROR, PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

pressing enter does nothing

then i have to cold boot the pc for it to work

i'm also running windows xp in dual boot, it has never had this problem, and isn't at the moment even though vista does

having to cold boot sort of makes me think it might be a hardware/driver error, so just in case, i have a logitech quickcam messenger, netgear wpn311 adapter, realtek RTL8169/8110 ethernet and intel 92815g graphics on a gigabyte ga-8i915g-mf motherboard and working drivers, reinstalling drivers made no difference

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i fairly recently got windows vista home premium

it's been working fine for a month

but now, about every half hour it keeps restarting. it goes straight to the bios, none of the "windows is shutting down..." stuff. then it says

DISK BOOT ERROR, PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

pressing enter does nothing

then i have to cold boot the pc for it to work

i'm also running windows xp in dual boot, it has never had this problem, and isn't at the moment even though vista does

having to cold boot sort of makes me think it might be a hardware/driver error, so just in case, i have a logitech quickcam messenger, netgear wpn311 adapter, realtek RTL8169/8110 ethernet and intel 92815g graphics on a gigabyte ga-8i915g-mf motherboard and working drivers, reinstalling drivers made no difference

You're getting a suppressed Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

In Vista:

Start -> Control Panel -> System (in Classic View) -> Advanced System Settings -> under "Startup and Recovery", click "Settings" -> uncheck "Automatically restart" -> Apply -> OK.

Next time your computer "restarts," it won't restart...it'll give you a true BSOD.

Write down EVERYTHING on the BSOD and post it here.

Edited by killerb255
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