Apparently, my "spontaneous rebooting" problem has not been "quelled."
I'm so sick of this. I don't know what to do anymore. I just lost hours worth of work.
Everything was fine until I tried to install one of these, a Koutech PCI to USB2.0 card. (Yup, that's my review on the right!)
The card, depending on the slot into which it was inserted, caused reboots during startup (specifically, when items were loading into the systray), or lots of freezes. I tried everything... and then finally raised the white flag and decided to send it back.
But now my system is farked. It reboots at odd times. It asks for fax.msi at startup (I'm going to try reinstalling my hp printer/fax to see if that fixes that problem-- I think it should). And firefox simply hates me (but that's nothing new).
Here's the stop error I get when it reboots:
Event Type: Information
Event Source: Save Dump
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xc0000005, 0xa00fb0f8, 0x00000000, 0x00000048). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: E:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini113006-01.dmp.
I've also been getting these:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7026
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Microsoft has this to say (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=195857):
While shutting down an application the system may stop with a STOP 0x0000001E or STOP 0x00000024 error message. In the case of the STOP 0x0000001E the first parameter will always be C0000005.
This problem occurs when an application opens a lot of handles but never closes them. This has been seen when an application continually opens a registry key but never closes it. When the application is closed the system attempts to close all of the keys but runs out of system resources while doing it.
To resolve this problem, the application has to be modified to close the registry key when it is done with it.
Well, gosh, that's helpful, ain't it.
This has become such a hassle that I've even ordered two full versions of registry cleaners. I returned the first one when it didn't help. I may still return the second.