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    Windows is really annoying me

    Ok, I leave my computer running all the time, because I have programs running that I want to have running all the time. My question is, how do I tell me computer that I NEVER want it to restart without me telling it to? So far it's restarted because of automaitc updates and because of something called a Stop error? How do I make it stop doing that?

    P.S. I'm writing this at 1:30 in the morning because my computer just restarted itself and I had to get up and reset everything to how I want it.
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    Well first things first. You need to change your automatic update settings. Currently they are downloading and installing automatically. You should make it to where there are new updates that you download yourself and then install this way you will be at your computer to avoid restarts. Second is going to the power options under your Control Panel. Click on the Power Schemes tab and go to the part that says when plugged in. Your system may vary but I have them all set to never except the turn hard disks off. I have that set to 30min. If you have a laptop you need to click on the advanced tab and adjust settings there as well.
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    I did all that, and it still restarted without asking me. It keeps doing something called a "Windows stop error." And it seems like it started happening after I put in more memory. Why would that happen?
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    It does seem that stop errors usually come about from hardware being installed incorrectly or actually being faulty. More info here http://www.aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php
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    Take the new memory out and then leave the pc on for a few days and monitor it. If it runs stable with just the old memory in it, then you've found the cause.

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    I have done that before. It never happened while the memory was out. But I put it back in because, well, I wanted more memory. Why would more memory cause a "stop error?"
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    There are several reasons why RAM would cause a BSOD (stop error) in windows. RAM that can not be read or written to properly etc etc would cause a stop error. The best thing to find the exact error is to go through the event log and find the exact error with the parameters etc. Then you can analyse the error and find out why it is happening.

    Download and use Memtest (http://www.memtest86.com/) to check your memory. It comes in the form of a bootable iso image.

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    What event log would that be, and what's a bootable iso image?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger3000
    What event log would that be, and what's a bootable iso image?
    Something tells me if you have no idea what the above are then you really shouldn't be messing with any hardware in your system. There is a log that gets created when a stop error occurs. Its explained in that link I gave you if you even read it. You did read it right? A bootable iso is a .iso file that you can burn to a blank cd or dvd and then restart your system and boot into the cd. Its usually a type of linux disc that has memtest on it.
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    Hey, I know what I'm doing with computer hardware. I just didn't go to that link because I assumed it was where I'd download that thing. Don't say "the error log" like I know what that is. Just because I've never heard of any error log doesn't mean I don't know anything about computer hardware.
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    Also, there's nothing about an error log on that page. All I see is "Change Log."
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    Did you even read these?
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php
    General Troubleshooting of STOP Messages

    If you can’t find a specific reference to your problem, running through the following checklist stands a good chance of resolving the problem for you. This checklist is also usually the best approach to troubleshooting some specific Stop messages, such as 0x0A and 0x50.

    1. Examine the “System” and “Application” logs in Event Viewer for other recent errors that might give further clues. To do this, launch EventVwr.msc from a Run box; or open “Administrative Tools” in the Control Panel then launch Event Viewer.
    2. If you’ve recently added new hardware, remove it and retest.
    3. Run hardware diagnostics supplied by the manufacturer.
    4. Make sure device drivers and system BIOS are up-to-date.
    5. However, if you’ve installed new drivers just before the problem appeared, try rolling them back to the older ones.
    6. Open the box and make sure all hardware is correctly installed, well seated, and solidly connected.
    7. Confirm that all of your hardware is on the Hardware Compatibility List. If some of it isn’t, then pay particular attention to the non-HCL hardware in your troubleshooting.
    8. Check for viruses.
    9. Investigate recently added software.
    10. Examine (and try disabling) BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
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    I don't see that on http://www.memtest86.com/
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    Ok, there is a system error in the event viewer, but what does it tell me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger3000
    I don't see that on http://www.memtest86.com/
    Weazel and I are not the same person. I posted a totally different link that has a lot of info on stop errors. Guess I'll post it again.

    http://www.aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php
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