red band crash
May 12, 2005 6:51 PM Subscribe
my computer is freezing and rebooting
posted by hayeled to Computers & Internet (18 answers total)
this occurs mainly with the use of musicmatch, but has also occured when i try to copy data from, or burn to, a dvd.
in regard to musicmatch, when it gets to the end of playing an mp3, the screen will freeze, a red band covers the top inch of the screen, and 3 seconds later it reboots. sometimes i'll be able to get through ten songs in a row before this happens, but eventually it'll happen.
did a format & windows reinstall, still happens. i'd recently had an upgrade, so thought it may be hardware related. i took it back to the guys who did the upgrade, but they were extremely resistant to this suggestion, and instead repeated my act of format/install. no fix.
anyone seen this red band before? is that indicative of something specific?
am using xp-home, and it's behaving fine otherwise. mm had never given me problems before the upgrade.