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Computer Lags And Restarts At Random

Q: Computer Lags And Restarts At Random

Hi.. hope someone can help me troubleshoot this issue.. computer is REAl slow .. and decides te re-start randomly at times. attached hijackthis log.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 02:17:28 p.m., on 30/03/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Archivos de programa\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exeC:\Archivos de programa\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Archivos de programa\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Archivos de programa\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXEC:\Archivos de programa\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exeC:\Archivos de programa\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\Archivos de programa\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exec:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Archivos de programa\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WISPTIS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exeC:\Archivos de programa\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Ares\Ares.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exeC:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.t1msn.com.mx/0SEESMX/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBRR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://g.t1msn.com.mx/0SEESMX/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBRR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.t1msn.com.mx/0SEESMX/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBRR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = V?nculosO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Archivos de programa\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\ARCHIV~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dllO2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Archivos de programa\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dllO2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - C:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dllO2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\archivos de programa\google\googletoolbar1.dllO2 - BHO: PCTools Browser Monitor - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\ARCHIV~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dllO2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Archivos de programa\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dllO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {F5881F8D-DD85-4663-B157-9A008A0AA045} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: LEC - {1DBAB667-A486-421e-AFE4-CF07DD0088E5} - C:\Archivos de programa\Power Translator\Applications\LEC IE Translation Extension.dllO3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - C:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dllO3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\archivos de programa\google\googletoolbar1.dllO3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Archivos de programa\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD08] "c:\Archivos de programa\HP\Digital Imaging\{33D6CC28-9F75-4d1b-A11D-98895B3A3729}\hphupd08.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPBootOp] "C:\Archivos de programa\Hewlett-Packard\HP Boot Optimizer\HPBootOp.exe" /runO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] "c:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\InstallShield\UpdateService\isuspm.exe" -startupO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -startO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Archivos de programa\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Archivos de programa\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottimeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Archivos de programa\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /backgroundO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exeO4 - Startup: Azureus Ultra Accelerator.lnk = C:\Archivos de programa\Azureus Ultra Accelerator\Azureus Ultra Accelerator.exeO8 - Extra context menu item: &Windows Live Search - res://C:\Archivos de programa\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\ARCHIV~1\MICROS~4\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xportar a Microsoft Excel - res://C:\ARCHIV~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Archivos de programa\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Consola de Sun Java - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Archivos de programa\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\ARCHIV~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dllO9 - Extra button: Referencia - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\ARCHIV~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {B205A35E-1FC4-4CE3-818B-899DBBB3388C} - c:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Search Bar\ENCSBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: Run IMVU - {d9288080-1baa-4bc4-9cf8-a92d743db949} - C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Propietario\Men? Inicio\Programas\IMVU\Run IMVU.lnkO9 - Extra button: Ayuda para la conexi?n - {E2D4D26B-0180-43a4-B05F-462D6D54C789} - C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\IEButton\support.htmO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Ayuda para la conexi?n - {E2D4D26B-0180-43a4-B05F-462D6D54C789} - C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\IEButton\support.htmO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Archivos de programa\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Archivos de programa\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CABO16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204O16 - DPF: {AB86CE53-AC9F-449F-9399-D8ABCA09EC09} (Get_ActiveX Control) - https://h17000.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/Secur...loadManager.ocxO16 - DPF: {CD995117-98E5-4169-9920-6C12D4C0B548} (HGPlugin9USA Class) - http://gamedownload.ijjimax.com/gamedownlo...GPlugin9USA.cabO18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\ARCHIV~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLLO18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\ARCHIV~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLLO20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dllO20 - Winlogon Notify: WRNotifier - WRLogonNTF.dll (file missing)O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dllO23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exeO23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeO23 - Service: Canon Camera Access Library 8 (CCALib8) - Canon Inc. - C:\Archivos de programa\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exeO23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeO23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeO23 - Service: CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) (CLCapSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Archivos de programa\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exeO23 - Service: CyberLink Task Scheduler (CTS) (CLSched) - Unknown owner - C:\Archivos de programa\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exeO23 - Service: Crypkey License - Kenonic Controls Ltd. - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\crypserv.exeO23 - Service: CyberLink Media Library Service - Cyberlink - C:\Archivos de programa\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exeO23 - Service: Servicio del iPod (iPod Service) - Apple Inc. - C:\Archivos de programa\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeO23 - Service: LEC TranslateDotNet Server - Language Engineering Corporation, LLC - C:\Archivos de programa\Power Translator\LogoMedia TranslateDotNet Server.exeO23 - Service: Servicio Auto-Protect de Norton AntiVirus (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeO23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service (NPFMntor) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeO23 - Service: Norton Protection Center Service (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXEO23 - Service: O&O Defrag - O&O Software GmbH - C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exeO23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeO23 - Service: PC Tools Spyware Doctor (SDhelper) - PC Tools Research Pty Ltd - C:\Archivos de programa\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exeO23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeO23 - Service: SPBBCSvc - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeO23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exethanks in advance for helping!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preferred Solution: Computer Lags And Restarts At Random

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Computer Lags And Restarts At Random

Hello mickeymontes and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log.There are a couple of housekeeping entries that we can remove that do not have any files associated with them so let's do that while you are here.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {F5881F8D-DD85-4663-B157-9A008A0AA045} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.For non-malware related performance issues I suggest posting a question in the XP forum here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/56/windows-xp-home-and-professional/ . They can help analyze the system to determine what, if anything, might be causing poor performance. Let them know that you have been to this forum and that no malware was found.Cheers.OT

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I have been experiencing a problem where my laptop Freezes or Restarts and sometimes even shutdowns when I open my comp and it happens at Random times so I don't know when the exact time of it Shutting off when I boot my computer. Weird thing is it doesn't happen when I'm on battery power but only happens when I'm plugged in. Please help me out. Thanks.
Computer Specs:
MiniToolBox Report which shows:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files

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The only other symptom is a screwed up mouse cursor which sometimes has a rainbow hue and looks like a vertical line with two arrows pointing up and down on each end respectively, I forget the name of the cursor icon (the same one to change the size of program windows when you hover of the edge/corner) Games take forever to load but will run smoothly once they are opened. Sometimes it happens minutes after a complete shutdown and restart sometimes it takes a few days to reappear and may go away without any intervention at all. I ran memtest86 overnight (because of the slow loading of games) and I removed all my Nvidia drivers and ran DriverSweeper then reinstalled just the graphics driver (reason being the only significant change I made to my PC that I am aware of was I installed "The Ge-force experience" program from the Nvidia website. I have had problems with Maleware before which were solved and this new problem didn't appear until months after.

A:My computer lags a semingly random intevals i.e after restart / or 2 days later.

System restore to before the problem occurred? Only solution I can think of.

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.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files (x86)\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinService.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe -k AkamaiC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonationC:\Program Files (x86)\Giraffic\GirafficWatchdog.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrA.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrB.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:When in full screen/playing games, computer lags and random ads on websites

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I have been having this problem for a very long time. My computer likes to randomly restart on me. I started with Windows XP Professional and the set-up you will see below. Once the problems began, a computer technician told me it was my motherboard so I replaced my Abit kD7-Raid with an Asus A7V333 w/ Raid. I am now running Windows 2000 Pro as well. Basically, the problem oocurs when I am using my TDK Velo drive. For instance, tonight, I tried installing Adobe Photoshop from CD and 10% into the install, my computer just rebooted. Sometimes, I won't be doing anything and it just reboots. What the hell could be wrong here?

-- Harry

Error Messages:

Stop: 0x0000001e in ntoskrnl.exe
Stop: 0x0000000a - IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Disk I/O Error: Status = 00001028

Save Dumps:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xc0000005, 0x80469288, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini070803-01.dmp.

Computer Setup:

Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1666 MHz (6.25 x 267) 2000+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V333 (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8367 Apollo KT333
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (03/25/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communica... Read more

A:Random Computer Restarts

Howdy there sevendustweb...

The service pack for W2K should be @ 4
From what I'm reading SP 4, should take care of the trap error "Stop: 0x0000001e in ntoskrnl.exe"...

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My grandmother was recently having a problem with her computer,
It is about a 5-year old IBM NetVista with a 1ghz Celeron

She wanted a reinstall of Windows, which i did, but now i cannot install any updates such as SP2 because computer just resets unexpectedly every few minutes.

Later I reformatted, and tried to see if Windows 2000 would work. Unfortunately during installation, the same thing happens. The computer resets while win2000 is installing network components.

Can anyone give me any ideas of what to look at?


A:Random Computer Restarts??

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I have been having this problem for a very long time. My computer likes to randomly restart on me. I started with Windows XP Professional and the set-up you will see below. Once the problems began, a computer technician told me it was my motherboard so I replaced my Abit kD7-Raid with an Asus A7V333 w/ Raid. I am now running Windows 2000 Pro as well. Basically, the problem oocurs when I am using my TDK Velo drive. For instance, tonight, I tried installing Adobe Photoshop from CD and 10% into the install, my computer just rebooted. Sometimes, I won't be doing anything and it just reboots. What the hell could be wrong here?

-- Harry

Error Messages:

Stop: 0x0000001e in ntoskrnl.exe
Stop: 0x0000000a - IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Disk I/O Error: Status = 00001028

Save Dumps:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xc0000005, 0x80469288, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini070803-01.dmp.

Computer Setup:

Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1666 MHz (6.25 x 267) 2000+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V333 (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8367 Apollo KT333
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (03/25/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communica... Read more

A:Random Computer Restarts

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BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : 00000404 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : F71CB507 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1


After the computer restarts it shows the error report that is wanting to send to Microsoft (The one that says Send or Don't Send). The only thing I noticed is that most of the times the computer restarts when I click Refresh Status from my "Belkin Wireless Network Utility" and then it just locks up and restarts...while other times it simply restarts while I'm watching a movie. Above of this message I posted the error code and it also gave me the .dmp & .xml file. Not sure what to do with them, but if anyone can help me out on this, much will be appreciated.

Operating System: XP-SP3

A:Computer restarts at random

Run through the steps given here:How to receive help diagnosing Blue Screens and Windows crashes

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I've been having problems with my computer. It keeps restarting itself randomly. At first I thought it was a ram problem. So I went ahead and tested all three rams and two failed. I thought that was weird so i retested those two rams in another computer and it pasted! Now I knew it was a motherboard problem. So I figured I would try to reset the cmos battery since thats the only thing I can do. Once it reset I retested the Ram and all three rams passed. I thought I fixed the problem but again it restarted when I was playing Starcraft. Now I was truely stumped. So I decided to deassemble the computer and dust all the components. I've moved the hard drive to a cooler location and reapplied thermal paste to my cpu. Again it didn't help! I've also tried to update bios, checked for virus, ran spybot and ad-aware with no luck! I've put alot of stress on my cpu with prime95 with no restarts. Its totally random! Please any advise would help. Please note that I've unchecked automatic restart under system and recovery. (no blue screen). Also my power supply is a thermal take 480 W butterfly which was purchased less than 2 months ago.

Here are my specs

Windows XP (service pack 1)
Gigabyte sinxp1394 (motherboard)
2X512 Samsung Ram + 256 Elixir Ram
P4 2.53 MHZ (Not overclocked)
128 Sapphire Radeon 9800
1 120 gig Serial ATA Hard drive Maxtor
1 120 gig IDE Hitachi Hard drive (set to primary master)
Sony Dru - 530A DVDRW (set to primary slave)
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A:Computer Random Restarts why?

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Hey, my computer has been randomly restarting. i believe its not a heating problem because it the sensors say its in a good range around 37. doesn't matter what im doing at the time it restarts. I could be typing up a paper due tommorrow, reading things online, chatting, playing a game, and it would just restart.

i have changed the original ram that was in there, because i read it could be bad ram but it didn't change a thing. the stats of the computer are:

Gigabyte K8nf-9 mobo
Amd athlon 3000+ socket 939
Corsair 1 gb pc3200 dual channel
seagate 60 gig sata hdd
ati radeon x300 pci-E
windows xp pro
1 cooling fan - front
1 cooling fan - rear
1 cooling fan - side
1 pci cooling ran - rear
1 foxconn heatsink and fan
420 watt psu raid max
ultra uv side panel case

note; the northbridge chipset gets really hot. there's no fan on it. but gigabyte isn't stupid to put passive cooling on it if it would get hot enough to damage it. i did a reinstall of xp and it still restarts randomly, as far as i can see all drivers are installed correctly.

right now im thinking the power supply is unstable. i can't think of anything else.

but if anyone can help me out. it would be great

A:Random Restarts of the computer

CPU-Z it and attach here HTML report


please use cpu-z and go to the last tab of it ABOUT and generate an HTML report, then upload this file here.

here's a link for CPUZ. Just scroll down and download it from either of the links. I think this link is working

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hi, thnx for reading...
Ive built my first PC with the following specs:
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939
TWINX1024-3200C2 / DDR-400 (XMS-3200C2) / 2-3-3-6
AMD 3700+
eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Seagate 200GB Drive
430 Watt Supply

Ive installed Windows XP, and am having random computer restarts. Power and overheating do not seem to be issues and ive checked for loose connections. I have not tweaked timing or voltage settings in my BIOS. Ive updated my BIOS and drivers. Anyone have any insight to what could be the problem?

A:RANDOM Computer RESTARTS......help please

Do you know what psu you have(make/model), and the aperages it puts out. You could have an malfuntioning psu(or a very low quality one that doesn't output it's rated capacity) causing the problem.

Welcome to Techspot.

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I am stumped with this one
I started getting messages saying that my computer will restart in 1 minute, etc...
it sais that this was triggered by Remote Procedure Call terminating unexpectantly. This began occuring frequently (such as within 30 minutes of restarting). After trying a few simple things in vain I just reformatted my Hard Drive and reinstalled windows. I figured this would be a sure fire way of squashing this bug. Yet, it did it again! My geuss is that it would be a driver or some software I had installed.

At the time that it happened I had Installed the following:
Detonator 44.03 Drivers
Soundblaster Extigy Drivers
Soundblaster Extigy firmware and software patch
Windows Media Player 9
Rise Of Nations

Please help

A:Random computer restarts

d/l and install the rpc patch from ms
you need to install the 4 in 1 drivers before the video drivers or it can cause problems

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Brand new computer no more that 2 months old. Custom built. I bought a barebone kit from tiger direct and I didn't add anything new... Computer worked good for a month and then after that it started to turn off or restart. It doesn not display any errors or bsod's. It doesn't give an error when the computer starts.

Troubleshooting so far:
Replaced the motherboard with identical model number... Same issue
Replaced the processor and heatsink... Same issue..
Replaced power supply.. Same issue
Reset cmos battery and the little short circuit that has two pins (I forgot what that is called)
Replaced memory with lower frequenzy (1333 DDR3)

I know that I pretty much replaced everything. I am planning on building a computer without using the hard drive of this system as everything else works... Oh and the front panel is connected properly so I know there are no mistakes there. Thanks in advanced for any advice!!

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In the last few days my computer has started restarting itself periodically, sometimes its every hour, others its once a day, or not at all. I don't know what's happening, but it SUCKS!!! HELP ME PLEASE!! I ran Hijack this, and here is my log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:25:35 PM, on 12/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
O4 - HKL... Read more

A:My computer restarts itself @ random, please help!!!

This log appears as though it was taken from Safe Mode. If that's the case, please post a new log, taken from normal mode.

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I've looked over everything that I can think of yet this keeps on happening...

I will randomly get a blue screen of death for about 1-2 sec. (I can only read that there is something wrong with my ntfs.sys file) and then the computer will restart. I have run checkdisk and found my HD error free, and also updated windows XP as much as possible. I also virus scanned...still nothing. This is the 2nd HD that I have used...both of them new. The first one I RMA'ed because I thought the fault was with it. Now I am not so sure...I recently checked the system error logs...and I believe that the problem(?) is one of these two errors?

a Save Dump - event 1001 - it says the following:

"The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x10000050 (0xa2e90cc8, 0x00000000, 0xf76e4720, 0x00000000)"

or from this one...a system error log - event 1003 category 102 - it says:

"Error code 10000050, parameter1 a2e90cc8, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 f76e4720, parameter4 00000000."

The specs of my system are as follows:

Athlon 64 3200+
Hightech Radeon 9800 Pro
Corsair 1 gig PC3200
Thermaltake 480W Butterfly PSU

I've been trying to get this fixed for a long time...has anyone else had a similar problem to this? I'm beginning to think it's either something wrong with my mobo, or ram? Please help me someone. Anything is much appreciated.

A:Random Computer Restarts

Hi meistershutze.
I think that your problem might be your memory, Remove one (unless it is a 1gig stick) and try, then switch with the other and try. Always remember to unplug the power supply prior to installing or removing memory sticks..
Or you can try MEMTEST 86
Good luck and keep us informed.

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I need help. My computer has recently begun to feel the need to restart itself often. im not sure what the problem is. I dont think it is my processor overheating because everytime i check it, its only at about 42 degrees C. If ou could help me, that would sure be swell.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:36:03 AM, on 6/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1150242867\ee\AOLSoftware.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exec:\program files\common files\aol\1150242867\ee\aim6.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Documents and Settings\David\My Documents\Maintainence stuf... Read more

A:Random Computer Restarts

Hi ever_looking_up and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!I cant see anything malicious in your HijackThis log.Lets do a couple of checks to rule out Malware as the source of the restarts.Go to the HijackThis folder and right click HijackThis.exeSelect rename and rename it to Look.exeDouble Click Look.exe to launch HijackThisDo a System Scan and Save a Logfile.Post those results in the next reply.Download Dr.Web CureIt to the desktop:ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/cureit/drweb-cureit.exeDoubleclick the drweb-cureit.exe file and Allow to run the express scanThis will scan the files currently running in memory and when something is found, click the yes button when it asks you if you want to cure it. This is only a short scan.Once the short scan has finished, mark the drives that you want to scan.Select all drives. A red dot shows which drives have been chosen.Click the green arrow at the right, and the scan will start.Click 'Yes to all' if it asks if you want to cure/move the file.When the scan has finished, in the menu, click file and choose save report listSave the report to your desktop. The report will be called DrWeb.csvClose Dr.Web Cureit.Post the fresh HijackThis log and the report from CureIt.

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i have a problem with my computer making random restarts...it happens mostly when i play games (first happened after i installed World Of Warcraft) and its been going on ever since.
i thought it was a hardware issue so i sent it to the lab, when they told me that my fan was messed up so they replaced it. but it seems as though that was not the problem because it keeps restarting even after i got it back from the lab.
could it be a virus or an infection? i dont think its dust or cooling issues because the lab cleaned the dust off.

b.t.w my specs are:
Intel Pentium 4 3.40 Ghz
Windows XP professional (english)
NVidia GeForce 6600
1024 RAM
Intel 82801G Ultra ATA (i think that's the motherboard :monkey: )

A:Computer random restarts

Do you have the latest Geforce drivers installed, from the Nvidia website?

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Hey guys, hope you can help me.
So, it's been almost 3 weeks since my laptop started restarting itself randomly, no errors were shown, it just crashed, shut down and immediately start again.
After the first restart I couldn't connect to a WiFi network anymore, i noticed my WiFi driver was gone, but after restarting the device a few times the driver was back and i could connect again.
However, the restarts continued, it happens more often when I move the laptop but it restarts even when it is just still in a table or a desk, it takes a little longer for it to restart but at the end it happens.
After some time I got a blue screen, which showed an ACPI_BIOS_ERROR. I restarted again and everything worked properly, but the random restarts were still there. This blue screen appeared at least 3 times again.
I updated the BIOS and that blue screen hasn't appeared again since then, but the restarts are still happening and the WiFi problem too.
I was told to do a system recovery to factory settings, so I did it, but it didn't work either.
I don't know what else to do at this point so any help you guys can give is appreciated. Sorry if I said something wrong, english isn't my main language .

A:Random restarts on my computer.

Your English is fine.
I would run a Memtest on the Ram to begin with, to rule that out, test one stick of Ram at a time, at least 6 runs.
Check all drivers are up to date also in Device Manager.

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So for the last month my computer has been acting strange, randomly restarting and nothing can be pinned to the taskbar or start menu.

the restarts mainly happen when im playing games, BF4 or world of warcraft mainly. they are at random times between 30 secs and 30 mins roughly.

Things ive checked.
Temperatures, nothing is exceeding anything strange.
Ram, i have 4x4gb, so i used 1 by one, but its restarted no matter which stick i had in.

i made sure there was no loose connetions anywhere, on/off button, Gpu, Cpu etc.

im leaning towards the power supply, its about 2 years old. its a Corsair TX650M

A:Random Computer Restarts

Hi and welcome to TSF I would suggest you try bench testing http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...em-171424.html

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For the past few months my comp has been restarting randomly. I've replaced the mother board, processor, hard drive and reformatted my comp since they started and it still does it. I've also tried a diffrent power supply and switched to my on board video and it still did it so that rules out the PSU and video card. This left the last thing, my ram but memtest86+ same back with no error so I'm at a loss right now on whats wrong, any help?

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM
Processor: AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core Processor
Ram: 2, 1 gb sticks of PC-6400 ram
Video card:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB 550MHz
Hard drive: WD caviar black 500GB
PSU: SilverStone ST65ZF 650W
OSL Windows XP home

A:Random computer restarts

Just out of curiosity, do you have automatic updates turned on?

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Hello,Ok, I have a big problem with my computer that seems pretty much unfixable.Over the past week or so our computer has been randomly restarting when we try and play games on it, it comes up with the error: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0xe16e7ebc, 0x000000ff, 0x00000000, 0x8223f3be). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP.(from Event Viewer)Anyway this is a problem and we have no idea what to do about it, we installed Norton Internet Security 2006 2 days before this but I cant see how this is the cause of the problem, and we dont have any back-up anti-virus software to use instead. Our computer is Windows XP if that helps...So im thinking of reformatting the computer as a last resort, I have done many system checks and nothing seems to work, my first question is: would this solve the problem do you think?Here is the logfile for our computer:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:22:28, on 08/01/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Progra... Read more

A:Random Computer Restarts During Gameplay.

any ideas?

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please people, bear with me. im sure you have seen a ton of these, but this one isn't like any one i have heard of. i cant figure it out and its driving me up a wall.

An interesting thing is that when i run Team Fortress 2 in the background, it doesnt seem to freeze at all. i have 2 GB of RAM, TF2 takes up approx 450mb of RAM. i dont know why my computer would run so well with that much ram being taken up. I tried doing a harddisk error read through windows, but it froze 40% through the scan of the free space (part 5 of 5).

i couldn't seem to get a RAM scan to run properly. i tried using the WINDIAG device put out by windows, but none of the commands worked. any other possible ways to scan my memory for errors?

I am in a dorm at Ohio State, and i had these same problems last year living in a dorm. they eventually went away, and now that i am back here i am having issues again. except now, i have to restart my comp at least 20 times a day just to get things done. running itunes seems to make it freeze within 5 minutes.

possible causes i have come up with that i really have no idea how to check either because it freezes before scan is complete, or i cant get the check running, or i just dont know how to:

Bad PSU connection to outlet
Bad PSU overall (it is a 400w PSU for the record...)
RAM Failure
HDD Failure

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A:computer freezes/random restarts, and nothing seems to fix it.

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Ok, so i'll start the machine up (stupid phillips freeline, 3ghz with 1 gig ram and 128mg graphics) it's works fine, it's happy, let it be for a while and it loves you, start doing things, it's ok still a bit of whirring. Just when you think it's all safe...BAM!!!...*pstow* (monitor off machine has just restarted. ?! this happens roughly every 4 hours, bvut it sometimes can be a few days or minutes. I've been through almost everything i could think of, tried reinstalling the whole damn lot, didn't work, tried new ram as that can cause problems, still didn't work. stopped it restarting, came up with blue screen of death with some error which when i looked up made no sense and told me to buy a new pc!. tried upgrading the drivers, seing if the don't work well, when i get to the sound driver, i update it and it stops bloody working. this is the only thing i can think of. heat doesn't seem to be a problem, i have heat checking software which monitors it, same with power consumption and such forth. can't be a virus as i use mcaffee, with all the trimmings, ad aware, spybot and such forth. kills all on sight, but it even shuts down when searching sometimes mad: grrr!!!). has anyone got any ideas? other than buy a new motherboard or pc? this is driving me nuts

...oh yea, it's also happening on my laptop now!?! yet neither are linked together or share files and the laptop doesn't use the internet.

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A:Computer restarts at random intervals?!

Good Morning Bigdaveshea, with machines like this with a history as you mention it can be extremely difficult to pin down the cause.
Rather than get into trying to analyse what may have happened I would suggest you try running a Linux Live CD (Puppy Linux) and observe if any problem is present in it.
This will immediately determine if it is a software or hardware issue.
It is possible that there is other hidden damage in your M/B.

Others will have different ideas.

Cheers, qldit.

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Hello, my name is Jonny and I'm here to find out why my computer randomly restarts (I believe its because it overheats but don't know what) and when it turns back on all I hear is all the fans in my computer blowing but my monitor is pitch black and the light is blinking as if its not even on. I turn it off, then I leave it for 2 or 3 minutes and turn it back on and it works normally again I hear everything booting but I also have to leave my fan blowing into the case or else it would turn off again. I want to know what is overheating and if there are any sorts of hardware problems as I've read in some of the other forums. This has been going on for about 6 months and since school has been starting i do not want this to happen while i am in the middle of my schoolwork.

My video card is a Ge-Force 7900 GS, I have SP2 of windows XP, Core 2 Duo processor, Seagate 320 GB harddrive, 1 gig of DDR2 corsair memory and 2 gigs of Ballistix memory. I have a arctic cooler freezer pro 7 so im pretty sure its not my processor overheating.. and i have a zalman ZM-600HP power supply and i have a Gigabyte S-series 965P-DS3 motherboard. please get back to me asap

thank you

A:Random computer restarts and no displays afterwards

Does your GeForce video card have a fan on it? Does the fan spin? Pull the CPU heatsink off, clean off the old thermal compound using alcohol, and apply a small amount of arctic cooler freezer pro 7 once more. Also, check the thermal shut off settings for the CPU in the bios. You might want to reset the CMOS settings

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I've had this computer for almost a year and had been working fine. All of a sudden it started restarting on its own. The first few times I thought I had pulled the power cable, or touched some button. I formatted the hard drive and made a clean install, but the crashes continue. They come randomly, and since my clean install the crashes have occurred on: Sept 11(3 times), Sept 17(once), Sept 21(twice), Sept 24(once), Sept 27(once), Sept 28(once).

The CPU temperature at the crash is always around 60 degrees, the GPU temp at the crash has been between 40 degrees and 80 degrees(it crashed while gaming). I have run memtest86 for a few hours with all the sticks, and then alternating sticks, and then alternating slots. No error has occurred. My GPU has worked fine with another system.

Tried to make the computer post a BSOD on crash, but it just restarts, as if someone had unplugged it, and plugged it back again. There is also no dump file created. I have only the keyboard, and mouse connected to usb ports. I think this may be a MOBO or PSU problem but am not really sure. If anyone has any help they can give it would be greatly appreciated.

My specs are:
MOBO: ASUS P6x58d-e
GPU: Nvidia GTX 470
CPU: Core i7 950
Hard drive: WD Caviar Black 1TB
RAM: GSkill F3-12800CL9-6GBNQ
PSU: Corsair TX750

A:Random computer restarts with no BSOD

Im attaching the files of perfomn and the NT6_BSOD. Yesterday I had a BSOD but it was caused by a failed sleep, and as far as I know the two crashes are unrelated.

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Ever since I let it update on shutdown, the computer's been running really slowly. It takes a long time to open the start menu after clicking on it, and even opening folders or programs. I tried scanning with Avg antivirus and the computer shuts down and restarts in the middle of it. So I scanned in safe mode and was able to do that. But it didn't help. So I tried disk cleanup, disk defragment, sfc /scan and disk repair but its still running very slow. I haven't downloaded anything except changing the windows theme but I don't know if thats the issue since there wasn't any problem until after windows update.

A:Really slow computer and random restarts

Do you still need help with this problem?

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Frustrating when trying to play d3 lol, this is the error from the window. Copy/pasted

Using windows 7 and just got this computer like a month ago, was a custom build so i'm sure it's something simple i am just not good with these kind of things. Any feedback is appreciated

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 856A2510
BCP2: 94691EEE
BCP3: C000009A
BCP4: 00000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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It ONLY happens when i play diablo 3, i asked on another forum and they suggested i had a broken stick of ram. My computer is more than sufficient to run diablo 3 and this just started happening recently so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

I can't check my windows/minidump with notepad, a window pops up saying "access denied"

A:My computer restarts at random times :(

Well I can't tell you why it's randomly shutting down only during that game but are you admin?

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OMG my coputer restarts after a few minutes of logging in.

The screen just goes black, shuts off really quickly (from the sound) and it starts to reboot again.

I've just reformatted my comp with XP thinking it would solve my problem, how wrong i was.

SO its not malware viruses etc coz i just reformatted it, havent downloaded anything except things for my normal programs, SAS, SPybot and avira a/v gave me the all clear just before this happened. ALsop not a system failure- disabled the restart on system failure option just in case and it not that.

Any ideas? I reckon its the hardware.

Please help>>>am very annoyed

A:Computer Restarts At Random Times

After reformatting, did you download the motherboard drivers? Either from the computer maker's site or the maker of your motherboard? Can you get to Device Manager before it reboots? If so, check for yellow exclamation points

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When I am not in safe mode, it will restart in about 3-5 minutes after restart. I was wondering why. Attached is my HighJackThis Log. If you see anything in it, let me know how to remove it.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:58:44 PM, on 8/22/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.conduit.com?SearchSource=10&ctid=CT3227975
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {687578b9-7132-4a7a-80e4-30ee31099e03} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: appbario2 Toolbar - {cdf97ee2-ded0-4369-835e-99dd08225fa5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\appbario2\prxtbappb.dll
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A:Computer Restarts at random times...

No one?

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So i just recovered from a massive spyware infestation. I completely cleaned my computer of all spyware and i thought everything was back to normal. But now my computer restarts itself ALL the time. If i leave it on overnight it restarts itself. I browse the internet, it restarts itself. And the next morning when i turn it on i get a system message "The system has recovered from a serious error" I dont know how to fix this, i think it has something to do with my virtual memory, but im not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:Random restarts are ruining my computer!! Please help!

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Over the past few days, my desktop computer has restarted twice randomly. Both times have been during times of low demand on the computer. The first time on 7/20/12 I was browsing the internet. The second was on 7/21/12 during a time when I left the computer idle on a browser for a phone call and came back to find my computer restarted with no information about windows updates or anything that I would expect to cause an automatic restart.

I have not run into this problem before so I checked a few things which I thought may be a problem. First I did a virus scan because I have had a few problems with infections in the past. I ran several virus programs including malwarebytes, hitmanpro 3.6.0 (trial), microsoft security essentials, and spybot. After the first restart, I found a bootkit with hitman pro (Master Boot Record (Sector 0) in C:$MBR) which was deleted successfully according to the program. I thought this was the cause of the issue.

To be safe, I restarted and reran all the virus scans and found no further infection. I restarted another time in safe mode and ran them again and still found nothing else. However, the computer restarted today for a second time despite this infection being cleared. I reran the virus scans and found nothing again.

Additionally, I loaded a hardware monitor program to check my computer temperatures and found them to be quite comfortable. My video card idle is running at 45C and my processor is running at 28C. I am ru... Read more

A:Random computer restarts in Windows 7 64 bit

In addition, I get no messages or popups when the computer restarts. It just shuts off and then comes right back on as if I had instructed it to restart.

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My computer freezes or restarts at random. Its an AMD Athlon XP 3200 2.20GHz, 960 MB or ram. I believe its a Dell. Its running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service pack 2. Any ideas of why it would be freezing/restarting would be wonderful.

A:Computer freezes/restarts at random

Do you think you would be able to take the side of the case of and inspect for dust. It may be overheating. An old computer like that could have gathered a lot of dust over the years.

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My friend just built his computer a few weeks ago, had no problems for the first week and a half, but now for some reason his computer will restart w/o warning while he's playing any game. It doesn't happen while streaming videos, or doing any other task. He has already checked his BIOS to make sure his computer doesn't shutdown on blue screens, and he monitored his temperatures while he's in game and they all are normal. None of his stuff is over clocked either.

680W Power Supply
Q6600 @ 2.4
ASUS P5N32-E 680i nForce board
EVGA 8800gts
2 gigs of Corsair XMS2
10k RPM 150g Western Digital Raptor

A:Random computer restarts while in game

What's the brand on the power supply?

Run memtest for at least 7 passes to stress-test the RAM (even though Corsair is usually problem-free).

Make sure all drivers are updated. Especially the video driver (since it crashes in-game). The latest Forceware driver is 169.21

Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Go to the "Advanced" tab and click "Settings" under "Startup and Recovery". Make sure "Automatically Restart" is NOT checked.

Good luck.

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here is my hijack this log,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:13:57 PM, on 11/23/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\patterson\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.co.uk/
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A:Computer restarts at random times!

Your log is clean.....system is very well protected.....I would post this question in the hardware forum.

Good luck


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My computer has recently been going very slow and has been crashing at random times. I've scanned my computer with malware bytes, ad-aware scanner, spybot S&D but they haven't found anything although during my Spybot S&D scans I've seen some strange names that the scanner was running through and I googled them and many websites said they were malware. I want to ensure that I'm not affected. I have a hijack this log below. Thanks for any help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:02:03 PM, on 24/09/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Smart Defrag 2\SmartDefrag.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Carbonite\CarbonitePreinstaller.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Well I had trouble finding anyone else with this exact problem. I'll try explaining this the best I can.

Well when I start my computer, it sometimes goes to the last known configuration page. The one that looks like this:

No matter which option I choose, when it gets to the Windows XP loading screen, it lags when the windows xp logo fades in, and then the computer restarts.
I did find a temporary way around this. When the computer starts up I hit F8 and i'm shown this screen:

Then, if I choose my hard drive, the loading screen comes up, and everything works fine. I figured this may be a hard drive issue, so I ordered a new hard drive. (I needed one anyway)

My original HDD is a Western Digital 75GB Raptor, the new one i bought is a Western Digital 640GB, both SATA. I tried setting them both up on my computer so I could transfer over some important files, but when I booted the computer with both of them installed, the computer would lag on the windows xp loading screen no matter what I did.

So I took that out and now i'm in the same position I was before. Anyone have any advice?

A:Windows XP Lags on Loading Screen... Restarts

Install your new drive and set the jumpers as master. Set the old drive as slave and Make sure it is disconnected. I assume you have your XP install CD? Make sure the CD/ROM Is set for first boot in the bios and install XP anew in the new drive. After the install shutdown the computer and connect the old drive and boot up the computer. Now you should be able to access the old drive and transfer your data to the new drive. Once done and confirmed that the data is transferred, you can delete, or format the old drive.

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Hi all,

Any help you can offer me on this would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using WindowsXP Home Ed, SP2. Once into Windows and doing my own thing, the computer will reset itself seemingly at random. Never after the same amount of time, just randomly. Initially it would restart, before I shut option off. Now I get the BSOD with:



0x0000000A (0xF7DFF050, 0x000000FF, 0x00000000, 0x8053E5E5)

Does anybody have any ideas? It just keeps happening. I'm surprised I got to type this much already without it happening again! Run memtest86+ with no issues, no spyware or viruses either. BIOS is up to date...

AMD Athlon 64 Processor
GIGABYTE motherboard: K8 Triton Series - GA-K8NMF-9

thanks in advance for any advice!!

~ Gizmo

EDIT: in addition, if it does not reset in this manner, XP will occasionally hang and leave me unable to do anything, even ctrl+alt+delete

A:Computer random restarts (optional BSOD)

generally attributed to bad or failing ram. run memtest 86+ booted from a CD or a floppy for at least 7 passes. Any errors are bad and require ram replacement. pay attention to the error block #s, they will tell you which stick(s) have failed.

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I have 3 problems. I am wondering if they are all related.

1. When I click start>shut down, computer hangs up for about 5 minutes before the box, shut down, restart, etc. shows up-computer then shuts down normally.
2. When I print documents, the first will print, then it takes a long time before another will print. The printer is new and works fine. It is connected to this computer, but shared over a home network. Does the same with the other computers in the network.
3. The computer screen will occasionally go dark and just reboot.

A:Computer slow to shut down, random restarts

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Some of the important background for this post is in Computer gets power, shuts off, gets power, repeats, never boots from late 2011.

But in quick form, I have a decent home-built computer that last year had the Gigabyte motherboard go bad, take the processor with it, and a new Gigabyte MB and Intel I3 processor were put in after a lot of trial and error, and I was back in business.

For 12 months anyway.

Last week, I turned the computer on and the lights and fan came on for a couple seconds, then it turned off. Turned it on again, and the lights and fan came on and stayed on, but no POST, no boot, nothing.

Took it to a really great repair shop who fixed me up last year and in an hour they'd called me to say it just needed a new power supply. "We've got you running, and you're all set."

My old PSU had been a 400 watt Corsair. This one was a 350 watt, not sure of the brand, but this repair shop doesn't deal in junk, so I assume it was a decent brand. They said that I could keep the 350 watt one, which was $25, or they had 500 watt ones that would cost quite a bit more, but that 350 should be fine.

Got the computer home, connected it, powered up, all good - and then after about 2 1/2 hours, boom, screen went black, and it went through a restart cycle. Ten minutes later, same thing.

A check of the event viewer showed that there had been no errors or critical events until yesterday morning at the repair place, when presumably they powered it up with all the p... Read more

A:Computer does random restarts after putting in a 350 watt PSU

With power supplies, you want a bit of headroom, so you aren't running the PSU at 100% full time. if the calculator said 299-325 then I would stick with 400-450. Power supplies degrade over time and lose about 10% of their capacity.

Even just running for a few hours, will not stress a computer, you need to actually use it as you would in normal conditions. or run a stress testing program so it is at full load.

The cord could be the culprit, or the power strip itself. One reason for going with a more expensive power supply is that they have overvolt and undervolt protection features. these keep spikes and lags in current from damaging your other components.

I would not go with a $25 power supply at any capacity. Get a good power supply that is reliable.

This is a good article on the PSU basics. read the part about PFC (cause that's pretty geeky) and overvolt protection.
Newegg.com - Learning Center,Power Supplies

also, having too much is not a problem, if the computer draws ~325, a 400W and 500W will still only draw that much, its just that they won't be running at 100% or 90% capacity thus less wear on the PSU.

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Just built a new computer and it ran great for about a week or so.

ASUS P5K-V LGA 775 Intel G33 ATX Intel Motherboard
GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX Power SupplyIntel core 2 quad q6600
OCZ (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

also running Windows XP Professional with sp2

the computer is randomly restarting while in Windows, while loading the OS, while going through the normal boot process, and even restarted once while in the bios. No blue screen or anything. any idea on what it might be?

Can't currently post a link but here's the info:
Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91 950W Power Supply 100 - 240 V TUV, FCC, UL, CE, ROHS
i must have cut some things out when i posted

A:Random Restarts on newly built computer

Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX ??? Never heard of it. With the specs of your rig, your PSU is about the second most important component (after cpu).
Can you give us the spec of this psu? Amps on each Rail (12V, 5V) and over all wattage please.

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Hi, first of all thanks for the help, and I attached a full Everest report for my system. (tell me if you need a different report...)

Here is the situation:

I have this computer for +/- 3 years and this problem occured about 6 months ago. I first noticed it when I left my computer running and when I came back (1-2 hours later), it was restarting by itself. It just lets the screen open and then restarts over and over again. Sometimes it's gonna keep looping, or other times (when I shutdown and restart it myself) it's gonna loop 4-5 times and then give me the "Overclocking Failed! Please enter Setup to re-configure your system.
Press F1 to Run SETUP
Press F2 to load default values and continue"

So I press F2, then I can use the computer, but it can then randomly shutdown and redo the auto restart again. I'm not doing anything specific when it shutdowns, sometimes it can take 15 min or 3 hours before it shutsdown.

Things I tried:
-Reformat: I keep having the same problem;
-Memtest: No errors;
-I ran Avast, spybot, etc.: No virus or spyware, etc.;

- I replaced the Cmos Battery and a strange thing happened when doing so: After changing the battery and resetting date&time, The computer worked great, I could manually restart my cpu without having the error msg or loop problem, I tested it all night and it never gave me any problem. But the next moring I tried again and it gave me the same error message...and now I have the same problem (so I'm... Read more

A:Computer random shutdown & repeatedly restarts.

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Hey there,

I've just been recently getting this irritating error; Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bf27d019, parameter3 abec6a04, parameter4 00000000.

Anyway, usually happens when I'm playing the game FlyFF.

Uhm.. computer specifications will follow. Lemme know if you need the DxDiag

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ 3.0GHz dual core
MOBO: Abit AN-M2HD socket Am2
VGA: ATI Radeon x1950Pro 512MB 256-bit
HDD: Seagate Barracuda model 7200 RPM, 250 GB
PSU: Rosewill Performance series 600 watt PSU
Audio: Sound Blaster Audigy 2.1-7.1 Card
RAM: OCZ Gaming 240-pin 2 GB RAM (2x1GB)

This is getting REALLY irritating.

A:Random Error; Force restarts my computer

Hi. . .

Prior to the system restarts, has there been a blue screen - BSOD?

Regards. . .


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I used this forum a few years ago for another problem an the guy that helped me was amazingly helpful.

My computer is relatively new. It's a little over a year old Dell Vostro with Windows 7. Lately it's gotten extremely slow, restarts randomly and basically doesn't act the way it should. I've done the virus scan (I have Trend Micro). Everything looks alright but the computer is still a bit of a mess. Any advice/ideas?

Thank you so much for your help. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

A:Slow computer restarts at random times

Hi charles ruff..

Check event viewer and see what errors you are getting

How To Use the Event Viewer Applet

You may also have malware/virus that is causing the slowdown and reboots...I would recommend posting in the malware forum here and having it checked.

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Have tried running memtest but results in BSOD.

Also this happens much more frequently when the computer is gaming or streaming a video or something. I'm running Vista, btw.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

(Edit: Just saw forum sticky with posting protocol will brb with more details.)

A:BSOD, random restarts whenever computer put under stress

OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Vista.
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 32 bit
? What was original installed OS on system? Yes.
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) 3 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 yearish

? CPU - 2.10 GHz AMD Sempron SI-42 (1 cores)
? Video Card - GeForce 8200M
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage -

? System Manufacturer - COMPAQ
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - Presario CQ60 410SA

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I have this problem for some months, that i get random BSODs/computer restarts
First of all, a problem i have for some months: When i use mozila firefox browser, the computer crashes after a few minutes
And when i start BFBC2, it instantly reboots

But lately, it is happening more often, the computer restarts randomly when browsing in chrome, or playing in games (such as garrysmod and fallout new vegas)

And i'm not sure that it is a BSOD, because i only have two minidumps that are pretty old

I don't know if this is a software or hardware problem, because i tried installing drivers and it didn't help, and some months ago i reformatted windows and it didn't help either

The GPU Temperature is about 60*C after the computer restarts which is normal
And the CPU Temperature is about 59*C too

I'm planning on upgrading the hardware, probably the GPU
but i don't know if it is the problem, or is it the processor/psu/ram/motherboard/etc..

Included perfmon and bsod dump/system report file, but i'm not sure if the problems i have are BSODs since i don't get the actual blue screen and i only have two old minidumps
The computer just randomly restarts

A:Computer restarts at random times, bsods

Temps seem ok...

You also have some problems with Windows Update

Please go to your Maintenance Center and check the Windows Update status. Make sure you are up to date, do them one by one manually if needed.
For help or reset see: Windows Update - Reset

Furthermore... you might want to free some space on D:

Dumps are old...but the Aug 3rd one points to problems with your graphics drivers.
Please renew: ati driver

Make SURE you delete old first.
When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Driver Sweeper

Driver Sweeper is a fast tool to remove driver leftovers from your system. It's very important to remove your drivers on a proper way, because driver leftovers can cause problems like stability and startup problems. You can use it if you want to update/remove drivers from your system.

How to use ?

There are two methods to use Driver Sweeper.
Both methods achieve the same results. This method is always able to clean all files.

This method will delete remaining files upon reboot (if deleting failed). You can clean your drivers this way:

- Use the official uninstaller(s) of the driver(s) you want to uninstall.
- Reboot your PC in Safe Mode.
- Run Driver Sweeper and select what to clean.
- Analyse lists all the entries possible to remove, cleaning removes the entries selected.
- More drivers can be selected for the same cleaning process.

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what is going on with my system... First things first, when it does finally boot, there are times it will randomly just restart... then there are times when it loses all power completely and shuts down instantly, then there are times my monitor loses a single from my video card but my computer is still on and i need to hold in the power button to restart it... any ideas so far? also... when it trys to post... occasionaly I get a 1 long beep code error that on my current MOBO means video card is not inserted properly.... now i am thinking it is my motherboard that is bad, but if anyone has any suggestions im open for any help.. Windows vista is my os

A:computer random power fail and restarts

I had the same problem and it was the PSU

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