I've had a BSOD which stays on the screen for around 1/2 a second, even though I've told Windows to keep them up, and I know that option is working, because it works for other BSODs. All I can get that does stay on screen is the tech info of the 'Serious Error' tech info. So, what is it and how do I stop Windows restarting every single time I run my brother's PC?
Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery settings -> Uncheck "Automatically Restart".
Done. As for the BSOD itself, can you see if you can grab a screenshot? Could be useful in determining what the problem is.
I already checked, 'Automatically Restart' is unchecked. And it's so quick, I'm not nimble enough to grab one, I tried.
Now that is strange. When did this problem begin? Have you installed any new hardware recently?
Nope. And the problem started about... 5 mins ago.
In that case, might be wise to do a virus scan - assuming you can't keep Windows up long enough to do that, try Trend Micro SysClean - a freebie command line scanner which you can stick on a floppy disk and boot from. If that checks out, try performing a repair operation from your XP disk.
Okay... Couple of problems, Rookz. 1.) His PC has no floppy drive. Damn. I knew I shold have got one for my brother. 2.) My virus scanner is failing. Another problem that we need to find out how to fix. Presumably related? S'pose we'll find out soon enough.