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PC shuts down and restarts several times a day

Q: PC shuts down and restarts several times a day

My PC just goes off as though the power has been cut-off and then restarts again. It is worse if I'm also talking on MSN or Skype, it will even do it with no programmes running.

It has done this more or less from the moment I bought it, I know very little about the workings of a PC and would be gratefull if someone could suggest a possible cause and solution.

Thanks

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A: PC shuts down and restarts several times a day

the problem with your OS
the problem is on your Operating process the win32 file is missing from your programing files its persist,on by virus it should take many effects just you run a good anti virus software or else just format it ........
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Hello i replaced my graphice card. My english is bad sorry. But i dont have money to buy a new pc. I have a

AMD Athlon XP 2800+
GB RAM
Asus AH 3650 Silence

I installed this new graphic card i asked to the buyer i need to add a cooler into my pc he said NO their is already a cooler into the graphic card. My problem. When i play a game my pc restarts. The strange of it is. Sometimes when i play my 2nd account i can play hours. And when i login on my first account after login in my pc restarts immediately. Then it says " Your pc recovered from a serious error". This one

BCCode : 1000007f BCP1 : 0000000D BCP2 : 00000000 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 768_1

C:\DOCUME~1\PROPRI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1fc6.dir00\Mini051509-09.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\PROPRI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1fc6.dir00\sysdata.xml

I tough first my pc is over heating so i opened my pc. And i added an Coller from another pc and connected it. But its never turns even the big coller only turns when pc is realy hot. I dont feel the pc is hot. And the seller told me a graphic card cannot be to strong for my old processor. I have no money so i buyed this graphic card whit the only i have before i had Nvidea MX 440 But it wa srealy bad. I play only gta san andreas.
 

A:PC restarts a lot of times

0x0000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

One of three types of problems occurred in kernel-mode: (1) Hardware failures. (2) Software problems. (3) A bound trap (i.e., a condition that the kernel is not allowed to have or intercept).

Hardware failures are the most common cause and, of these, memory hardware failures are the most common.

1. You should get Memtest and run it. Look at this thread... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html

2. Your problems started after the installation of the video card? Drivers could the problem.
Try Diver Sweeper and then reinstall your video drivers... http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4266-driver-sweeper.html
 

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Since video card burned up and I replaced it with ATI 9550 , reinstalled Windows three times did not makes any difference.
It had been restarting for every other day or twice a week.
I don't think it is memory because I have no problem playing Doom3 or making DVD by using Nero, never restarted when make DVD.
Ok here is the boot message:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was:
0x0000001e (0xc0000005, 0xbfbfe955, 0x00000000, 0x00780011)
Microsoft Windows 2000. A dump was saved in C etc etc.

I want to found out what the message means. Appreciate for any help.
Thank you
 

A:PC restarts 1 or 2 times a week

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Every morning or afternoon we turn on the computer, I start using it and the give or take 2 minutes it shuts down and restarts itself. And then again it happens. I've had this problem for some time now. And now it's getting to be a hassle and frustration. Can anyone help me please? What do I have to do to fix this? Or why is this going on, Can anyone explain to me? Me Event log Has Errors: 10010, 7026, 7001, 1003. Please help.

A:Computer restarts itself 3-4 times a day

sounds like it might be overheating. is this a desktop or a laptop? if its a laptop check your fans make sure dust is cleaned out. Use a airduster of some kind to get rid of the dust. your event log errors dont appear to be related at all.

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I have been looking into this computer restarting. I have downloaded recent drivers and updates. I looked at Microsofts suggestions. I am curious if any of you have a suggestion. After the bsod if comes back up and the error reports says they are not sure what it is but it has something to do with antivirus.
Here is the event. It seems to happen whenever they are playing games or online. sometimes they will just go back to the desktop and the program will close.
This is a windows xp home computer

Asus m2nbp motherboard
Amd athlon x2 4400
2 gigabytes of crucial ram
Thanks

Error code 1000007e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 b73fb1ce, parameter3 b4dd7c40, parameter4 b4dd793c.

0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 37 1000007
0020: 65 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d e Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 63 30 eters c0
0030: 30 30 30 30 30 35 2c 20 000005,
0038: 62 37 33 66 62 31 63 65 b73fb1ce
0040: 2c 20 62 34 64 64 37 63 , b4dd7c
0048: 34 30 2c 20 62 34 64 64 40, b4dd
0050: 37 39 33 63 793c
 

A:Computer restarts about 4 times a day

Is the restart at the same times each day? Could be an update that is set to do a restart each time.

Also, I have run into several motherboards that develop a hairline crack. As the board heats up, the crack expands causing a circut to the power supply auto On/0ff to open. I forget what that line is called as the moment.

Steve-x8086
 

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I am not usre if this is a hardware issue or windows but i just built this computer so i figure it may be hardware related. First here are the specs:

Intel P4 2.40c GHz
800MHz Front Side Bus; 512 kb L2 Advanced Transfer Cache

Hard Drive Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB 7200 rpm; ATA; 9.4ms seek time; requires 80 wire IDE cable(i on lyhave a 40 wore cable i think. i am putting in an 80 wire today)
Power Supply Startech.com 450 Watt ATX Power Supply (ATXPOW450PRO)

Motherboard ABIT
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 processor w/ 800/533/400 MHz System Data Bus
Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset: Intel 82865PE (MCH) + 82801EB (ICH5R)

I have a GeForceFX 5600 Graphics card, SoundBlaster Audigy sound card, modemblaster PCI card, 1 DVDROM, 1 CDRW, one Floppy drive

My BIOS are updated as ABIT web site recommended

This is the error message I get from Microsoft:
The following files will be included in the report:
C:\WINDOWS|Minidump\Mini071703-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Magdi\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml

I did not send the error report to Microsoft

What happens is I will be working and all of the sudden the computer just shuts down and restarts on its own. When wqindows comes back up everything seems fine and the Error window comes up saying Windows just recovered from a seriou error.

If anyone has any ideas please help.
WinXP is updated from Windows updates to SP1 and other security updates.

I appreicate any input. I dont know how serious this is. It has happe... Read more

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Hi Folks I am new here and have the following problem....we just moved and the computer died...it was shutting off ...it was determined it was 4-5 years old and the fans weren't working properly and decided to get a new system
which is as follows:

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X2 240
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Drives

760.15 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
673.47 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
with 2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Anyway...this computer is now shutting down on a regular 2-4 times a day and then restarting with an error report sent.... one thing is BC code 24
I changed where i plug in ...there do not appear to be any electrical surged occurring....whats going on and do you think its the wiring in this house we are renting?

A:Computer shuts off 2-4 times a day

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Hi guys,

A couple of times my PC suddenly shuts down while I'm working on it. And I immediately switch the power off and then turn it on again after a couplea minutes and then it'll go to the black screen with the option "Start Windows Normally" which I always choose and everything is ok and all but then in a couplea days it happens again.

This has been going on for quite sometime as everytime it happens, I get really nervous coz i dont know the cause of the problem.

Would really appreciate your expert advice on to wat may be causing this sudden shut down and is it causing harm to my PC and how i can prevent it and all.

I'm using Win XP.

Thanks guys!
 

A:PC shuts off on me a couple of times

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For the last week having a problem with my XP, IE seems to be running slower than normal and also the computer shuts down on its own with a window popping up saying have like 20 seconds before shutdown, in the pop up window says it is shutdown.exe that is running. I suspect a virus because I have not made any changes to the computer on my own. Here is a HyjackThis log file. Any help would be great. Thank you.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:11:24 PM, on 4/6/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehS... Read more

A:XP shuts down on it's own at random times.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please download OT... Read more

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Whenecer I am working on IE, it sometimes shuts down. A send error and don't send error comes up if I close out of a pop-up or something (though thank you Windows Firewall for pop-up blocking). What is the cause of this and is there anyway that I can keep it from happening? Also, it takes a lonk time to load even though it is just a homepage (http://www.optonline.net/Home ). Is there someway that I can speed this up?
 

A:My IE Shuts Down at Wierd Times...

A couple of things to try...

On the message window of send or don't send, click on the details and look to see if you can follow the links and investigate the problem and any suggestions for correcting.

You could also try going to Add/Remove programs-->Windows components-->uncheck Internet Explorer as though you were going to remove it and a option to repair IE along with remove. Try the repair option.
 

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I have a pavillion beats laptop and sometimes my screen just goes blank or the computer shuts off in the middle of me using it. Is there anything I should be looking out for or can do to stop this?

A:Computer shuts off at times

Hi there @Bwriter,  Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! I read your post on the HP Support Forums. I wanted to reach out to you and help! I understand that your HP Pavilion Notebook PC is randomly shutting down on you.  I am going to provide you with troubleshooting steps even though at this point I do not have which Operating System you are using. The steps could still help you resolve the issue.  Did you receive any error messages?Do you have any beep codes or blinking LED lights? How long has this been happening for?Have you done a BIOS reset?Do you have the Notebook ventilated? What do you sit your Notebook on when you are using it?Is the fan noise louder or constantly spinning?Have you done any updates using Windows Updates or the HP Support Assistant? Updating your Notebook computer including the BIOS has been the solution for some, stopping apps from starting when the Notebook powers on for others. Some people have found that the Accepted Solution was simply doing another Windows Update. Here are some links so that you can perform the steps above: Updating your Notebook computer BIOS - This document provides step by step instructions for you to follow. Using Windows Task Manager to identify corrupt processes: Services that you do not use ... Read more

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I just formatted my Systemax with XP PRO.
Now it keeps shutting down and restarting every few seconds/minutes. Sometimes if I stay on a site it will work for a long while - then boom!
When I sent error message to MSFt they said it was a device driver error.
Any ideas?
I am NOT a comp maven in any way, shape or form.
Talk slow please....
Thanks in advance
 

A:XP PRO shuts down and restarts

First, turn off the auto-reboot so you'll get a blue screen with some information on it that should give you (and us) a clue as to what's causing the problem.

Right click on My Computer, go to Properties, then the Advanced tab, then click on the "Settings" button in the "Start up and Recovery" category. Uncheck "Automatically Restart," click OK.

Next time it crashes, you'll get the blue screen. A lot of it will be meaningless stuff (well, meaningless to anybody by an MS programmer) but it will usually reference a file near or at the bottom as causing the problem. Write down anything you think is pertinent information (don't worry, it'll be clear to you what that is once you see the screen...write down the stuff that's in English )and post it back here.
 

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I have this PC running on XP which 98% of the time automatically shuts down & restarts after either 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours or 4 hours of use. The power supply has already been replaced. The RAM has also been replaced after the technician run a memtest. But the problem is still there. Tried boot-time scan with Avast & I observed the problem was somehow solved. But after using the internet & running the PC for 2 hours, it's back to its old problem. There are very rare times the PC wouldn't experience the problem. Is this due to a virus? pls help me solve this.

A:PC shuts down & restarts

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




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link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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My comupter will just shut down while I am on the net, working in programs, or just any time. It restarts and sometimes the cd drive will pop out and go back in. I did a system recovery and it worked for a couple days and it does it again. I am using the AVG 8.0 trial version internet security, but it is not helping. I also need to know how to get rid of tracking cookies. AVG picks the same cookies up everytime I scan my PC but it doesn't take them away. I need help!

A:My Pc Shuts Down And Restarts!

http://www.malwareremoval.com/tutorials/safemodeboot.phpuse avg to run a scan in safe modepost the log herewhat operating system are you using?

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my sons comp had mobile phone tools on it i uninstalled them but they wouldn't so i removed all traces of them however now when i shut down it shuts down and turns back on again any help appreciated thanks
 

A:shuts down then restarts

Getting any BSODs.

Sounds like you removed a system file that Windows needs (or a driver).

If you can get an error or exception code it would tell us exactly what was missing.
 

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Running windows xp, latest service pack with all of the patches. I have changed the option that forces it to restart on system failure so i can see the code, it says STOP: c00021a System Failure blah blah blah 0x00000000a etc.. if you need more i can get it to say it again and write down in more detail. that blue screen pops up on any shut down or restart, right when the computer should be shutting off. Before I switched the option, it would just restart no matter what, due to it 'restarting' after a system failure.

Thank you so much
 

A:Never shuts down, only restarts

no clue without the code and other information
 

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After a clean reinstall of xp home my pc has started shuting down mid game or on sites like myspac or facebook, but it stays on if im just browsing the net. I have had a few blue screen errors and have followed the instructions as best my ability to no avail. Most often than not ther is no blu screen error, it just reboots. I have checked the evnt logs and found several entries from event 1000-1004. all my drivers are updated and my windows updates are current. my pc specs are in my profile and im currently using norton 360. Im going nuts can any 1 help.
I hope ive posted this in the correct place.
 

A:XP shuts down and restarts

rowey, the mods may move this to the BSOD forum. Anyway, in your next post attach your five most recent minidumps.

How to find your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.
 

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by HP_Owner on 2008-06-14 14:38:33Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as HP_Owner.exe) --------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:38:40 PM, on 6/14/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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\Explorer.EXEc:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdccoms.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\s... Read more

A:My Computer Restarts At Randpom Times

Hello bob12x,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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I attempted to fix my younger brother's computer by exchanging ram sticks to see if ram was the problem. After i put my own ram sticks back my computer gave 3 short beeps and restarted. I tried to look up the problem and it seemed to be in my ram, but i removed and cleaned them and the slots many times to no avail. After a while i realized it beeps 3 times and restarts regardless of whether or not i had the sticks in or not. Please help.
 

A:Computet beeps 3 times then restarts

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When I bootup xp pro explorer loads and unloads 3 times and then I get a blank desktop with only the background and no icons or taskbar. I open task manager and run explorer and it does the same thing as it does during startup.The same problem in safe mode as well.I have run spybot s & d and adaware 2007 with lall updates with no luck.Here is the hijackthis logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:46:55 AM, on 7/19/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)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\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exeC:\Program Files\WDC\SetIcon.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\m... Read more

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I don't know why but it takes approximately 7 restarts before my computer restarts. It cannot be malware because I formatted my hard drive.
However I DID have a virus before it was removed. And when I had it, it messed up my partitions. So I used a program to fix partitions and get my data back. Although formatting should of worked, I still think its this.
When installing my OS, it didn't let me use all of my 600 something GBs. It kept 100MBs for system blah blah. So idk.

Can anyone help me with this trouble?
I was told it could be hardware. Now I can see that, MAYBE the program messed up my hard drive physically. But my computer has no dust and the newest component added was done 6 months ago.

A:Computer Restarts 7 Times Before Boot

I'd suggest you format the drive once more, deleting your partitions and start over. Reinstall OS, rebuild partitions. If the problem still occurs it's definitely the hardware.

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Hi I am fairly new here and I have been having major issue's with my PC here is the problem:

Ok so basically when I switch my power on it will instantly turn off from 1-10 seconds
the time is random, sometimes I get to windows loading screen, sometimes I don't.
This repeats from 1-100 times until it finally becomes stable and stays on.
However sometimes it will stay on completely such as right now, the only reason I am posting this topic is because my PC has stayed on, tomorrow might be a different story.

The problem accrued around 1 month ago, my PC would do this problem exactly but would only need to restart 2 times, rather than a random amount of times until it works.

Things I have tried, or done to help the situation:
I have a graphics card which has been replaced, the problem persisted with both of them which leads me to believe its not that.

I have 4 Ram slots, 3 off which are used and 1 ram was recently installed, but again the problem persisted before I bought the RAM.

I have reset my BIOS and I took out the battery for it to reset, the problem still accrued.

I formatted Windows, the problem still accrued.

The only thing I have not done is replace my PSU, the power cables ect.

While doing this process I did get a beep code which has now gone, but the beep code was 1 long 3 short (Asus motherboard) which apparently was (VGA Card) but I never touched the VGA Card to solve the problem....weird right?

My Question:
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A:PC Restarts 100 times before booting correctly

Go ahead and replace the power supply
 

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When I was using my computer it turn off by itself and when it turn on said that there was an error and a startup repair windows open and whether i send the information or not it went work, it also says that windows cannot repair the computer automatically. 

A:My computer says error and it restarts many times....

laptop model?OS installed?

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I attempted to fix my younger brother's computer by exchanging ram sticks to see if ram was the problem. After i put my own ram sticks back my computer gave 3 short beeps and restarted. I tried to look up the problem and it seemed to be in my ram, but i removed and cleaned them and the slots many times to no avail. After a while i realized it beeps 3 times and restarts regardless of whether or not i had the sticks in or not. Please help.
 

A:Computer beeps 3 times then restarts

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.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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Help my computer restarts at random times !!! No Bsod.

A:Windows 7 Restarts at random times.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Xnefoo


Help my computer restarts at random times !!! No Bsod.


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Could we get a bit more information? computer specs, network setup, OS, etc

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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: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
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:
E:\Windows\Minidump\062112-17093-01.dmp
E:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-46281-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
E:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt
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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I am running Windows 7 on an HP G60 Notebook 32 bit laptop.

For the last week the computer has began restarting at random times and I can't figure out why. I have flashed the bios and started with updating the video driver then uninstalled and reinstalled the video driver. I always get the same error in the event log.

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2010-12-11T17:32:33.470000000Z

EventRecordID 72759

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Angi-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18


- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0
 

A:My laptop restarts at random times

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.

How old is this system?
 

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Hi, i have been in strange problem. I searched many issues about restarting xp and also encountered with, but now strange restarting problem, my xp suddenly restarts after ever exact hour... last night restarted at 03:32am, then at 04:32am after that 5:32 am and now at 6:32am.. i scanned with kaspersky , and it didn't get any virus indication.. i am totally confused..if any one can help me about to solve this issue...it would be really great full..

Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:36:17 AM, on 3/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
G:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
G:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
G:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
G:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
G:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
G:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\avp.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
G:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\avp.exe
G:\WINDOWS\VMSnap326.exe
G:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
G:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03... Read more

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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
Mark

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BSOD at random times and at restarts

used Blue Screen View and ntsokrnl.exe and ntfs.sys and RzDxgk.sys are the ones highlighted in red I just updated the Razer (which is something to do with Rz) and that one only happened once

I attached using the requested method

The cpu is overclocked slightly which i will remove in a few hours 2.66 -> 2.76

After each BSOD except 1 it had to do a start up repair as well.

The first one happened while playing league of legends, the second after doing a windows update, the third while watching a youtube video, and the fourth going into or coming outve hibernation

After running a test on the drive C the WD lifeguard drive test failed it for too many bad sectors so I am assuiming this is the base of the problem?

Also did a mem check using windows program at reboot, no problems were found

any help would be amazing

A:BSOD at random times and at restarts

Hello and welcome to SevenForums!

Remove the Razer Overlay driver, it is known to cause BSODs and while you are on it run sfc /scannow.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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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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My PC is an XP Home, service pack 2.
My internet has been acting strangely lately. Sometimes it comes up with a white page or takes a couple of trys, also difficult to close at times.
These messages are now showing and the pages closes down even when I try to debug, also it closes down immediately at times when I click on something and sometimes I can't type on the search line.

dbgheap.c, line 1132, debug errorm debug assertion failed, breakpoint.
Expression:-CH1sValidHeapPointer(pUserData)

I have disabled 3rd party browser extensions, and have took off Google as my search engine.
I'm clean of malware or viruses.

Go easy on explaining to me, I'm a senior and a little slower then I'd like to be at times understanding.
Thank you.

A:Internet shuts down suddenly, at times won't.

Hi .

What browser? What version?

You realize that not having SP3 installed...makes your system more vulnerable to malware....than it would be if you had SP3 installed?

Louis

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I have a perplexing issue.

The internet at a clients office, they lose their internet at exactly 4:30pm, and they get it back at exactly 4:45pm

I already checked the router, not only is the time restriction not set, it doesn't even exist, there is also no third party firewall. I would normally suspect virus, but this is odd behavior that i've never seen a virus do.

Any thoughts?

EDIT: Malwarebytes reports no infection

A:Internet shuts off at set times consistantly

Exactly what happens?

What is the frequency..."consistently" is pretty vague, IMO.

How many systems are involved?

If others...do they lose connectivity?

Anyone consult the ISP?

Louis

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When I try to install Windows XP onto my computer, my computer shuts down. I'm pretty sure I have enough power, as I am using a Intel i3 and the only other things that require power are my CD Drive and my Graphics card (NVidia GeForce 210, which can be seen here http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5271085&CatId=28). They are all low profile things, and I am running on a 300 watt power supply. All fans are spinning, and I connected everything correctly. No noises happen when it shuts down, it just does it.Do I have to buy a new PSU?
 

A:Computer Shuts Off Multiple Times

A 300w power supply would not be considered enough power. It may be tht you need a new power supply. More along the lines of a quality manufacturer 450 or 500 watt power supply. Corsair, OCZ, Thermaltake, Enermax, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling are quality manufacturers among a few others.
 

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We have Win7 Home Premium on a Compaq CQ2014...AMD E300, Radeon graphics, 3gb RAM, 500gb HDD, Realtek HD audio. About 3.5 yrs old, faithfully updated, but I'm sure there are other, largely hidden issues I don't know about, or would take much too long to find out.

Antivirus is MSSE, and I also have Malwarebytes products (needed their rootkit one just the other day when some **** dumped something in our application data folder)

Lately there are times of the day, mostly late at night around 11pm to 12mid, when it gets nearly to the end of shutdown, then stops. No disk activity at all. (Turned verbose on, it says "shutting down" when this happens.) If the power is shut off manually at said point, there are no visible problems if/when it is restarted in the morning.

Should I look into, say, M'soft SDK for a trace?

Thanks for anything you can suggest/provide.

Bob

A:Shuts down most times, but not late at night

If the problem occurred AFTER installing Malwarebytes then uninstall it and give System Restore a try.

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I built the following computer:

Antec SLK2650-BQE with 350W PS
Asus P5GL-MX MB
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
Two Corsair ValueSelect 256 MB DDR400
ATI Radeon X550
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum with Front Panel Jacks
SATA HD
DVD/CD-RW

It's running a fresh install of Windows XP Home. At random times, it will shut off by itself with no error message -- sometimes after an hour, sometimes after a day or two, sometimes with applications running, sometimes with nothing running. It boots back up fine and has no other issues. All drivers and BIOS are latest and nothing is flagged in the hardware manager.

The ASUS PC Probe reports CPU temperatures no higher than 53 C, even under continuous heavy load, and all voltages stay very close to spec (within 0.3 V).

Any ideas?

Thanks. Larry
 

A:Computer shuts off at random times

Forgot to mention

I forgot to mention that the Intel Pentium 4 630 didn't come with any thermal paste, so I didn't apply that below the stock heatsink.

Is that an issue?

Would the ASUS Probe report a false heat score and the CPU actually be considerably hotter?

Thanks in advance. Larry
 

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I has been doing this for a while. I am surfing the net and it will shut down with no warning, then sometimes it turns back on on it's own and immediately shuts down again then repeats this sometimes. Sometimes i will turn it off and it will turn on in the middle of the night on it's own.

Here is a hijackthis log. please help this is annoying.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:03:01 PM, on 9/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
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Sadly my Advent 9215 has a habit of shutting off sometimes and it is annoying.
I am aware of my laptop being fairly warm but no where near too hot!
Weirdly it refuses to turn on afterwards sometimes without the power lead plugged in. Weird or what... and it wasn't low on battery! Is a cooler pad worth a try. I cleaned the fan in January, shall I clean it again?

Hope you can help!

Willp789

A:Laptop Shuts off at unexpected times

That's unusual. Follow this tutorial to check whether your laptop battery is functional or not.
Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report

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While online through AOL dialup my computer will randomly shut down and leave the blue screen message that Zorro had in another problem. I could not find if Zorro got a solution but I hope he did.

This problem origninally occurred anytime but has refined itself now to just when we are online.

This is a new computer, home built, XP PRo, Pentium 4, 586 ram, 1.2 G harddrive...anything else you need to know, please advise.

Help.
 

A:[Resolved] CPU shuts down at random times

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Ok as the title says it is what it is.
I just starting to notice my laptop shuts down at random times and the first of today started and when i turn my laptop back on while booting, it shuts down again. Even when its plugged. i did notice it started doing this when i installed a driver for a pc controller from phillips brand but i deleted that and it still happens. it happend twice yesterday and the day before that and 1 just happend 5 mminutes ago...any suggestions?

A:My laptop shuts down at random times and...

It could be your battery is not working right or your charger... some kinda short circuit messed either up, but im not sure though. Or you didnt remove the driver properly if thats whats causing it.

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A message suddenly appears on screen saying that my computer has encountered a problem & needs to restart. It does not say what the problem is but this is now happening several times daily.  I copied & pasted the summary of the most recent event below:  Appreciate any assistance here! Log Name: SystemSource: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PowerDate: 30/11/2016 5:27:08 PMEvent ID: 41Task Category: (63)Level: CriticalKeywords: (70368744177664),(2)User: SYSTEMComputer: SupercomputerDescription:The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.Event Xml:<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"><System><Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" /><EventID>41</EventID><Version>4</Version><Level>1</Level><Task>63</Task><Opcode>0</Opcode><Keywords>0x8000400000000002</Keywords><TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-11-30T06:27:08.640849400Z" /><EventRecordID>8131</EventRecordID><Correlation /><Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" /><Channel>System</Channel><Computer>Supercomputer</Computer><Security UserID="S-1-5-18" /></System><EventData><Data Name="BugcheckCode">126</Data><Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0... Read more

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Hey folks, great forum you have here. Well, the issue I am having is my explorer shuts down and restarts over and over. I attempted to shut things down via the msconfig however to no avail. Just before the problem started, I got one of those pop-ups telling me I should install some bogus virus protection and I closed it using the X in the corner. Next thing I notice is my command box open. So I reached over and pulled the plug from my computer. (is that normally a bad idea?) When I restarted it, I did so in safe-mode. I did a virus scan which found a trojan. (big surprise) Don't remember the name, but it was in my sys32 files. Deleted and rebooted. Went to my C-drive to see if I could temporarily move norton from the start-up folder and as I clicked on it... the rest is history. I have since Run the ComboFix. This seems to have worked however, 1. what other steps do I need to take to ensure that this menace is gone? And 2. how can I prevent it from happening again? This bleeping computer has been a long head-ache since Dec. when while manually removing a virus my power went out and my computer had to be restored. It still has not fully recovered. (still missing some drivers, and refuse to pay for suggested bios update) Grrr. Just let me know whose fingers I can break for creating this and I will be happy enough. :^( Thanks for your time in advance.

A:Explorer Shuts Down And Restarts Over And Over

Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum. You should not be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Acan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives sele... Read more

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When trying to use the spreadsheet on MS Works, the computer shuts off and restarts. I used the restore disk and restored it back to the original software etc. but it still does this. Compaq tech support said the BIOS needed updated. This was done but it is still shutting down and restarting.

Don't know where to go next.
 

A:XP shuts off and restarts with certain apps

With a BIOS update it sets everything back to default settings so chances are you are going to have to find the part that deals with Ram and set it so RAM speed is auto (PC Managed) cause if it is set to a certain speed ie 400Mhz and it require a spike just above that amoutn then reboots will happen
Peter
 

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Hi,I recently bought HP envy 15-af155salaptop and it keeps shutting down without any warning and restarting.Can anyone help?

A:Laptop shuts down and restarts

Can you take it back to where you bought it?

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Today, booted up the pc, all was fine for abour 30 mins, since 09.00 this am now 14.20.

The pc has shut down/restarted 7 times.
I have no idea why

Nothing new installed as far as I can see, just shuts down and restarts.

I have followed the posting instructions for logfiles etc. I am going to paste / attache the attach.tx file and the dds file in this window.
I will try to add the ark.tx file though so far this has been a prob.
The job runs until examining windows/winsxs/manifests. Then pc shuts down
If it ever completes I will add
Thanks in advance.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by rob at 12:55:30.37 on 28/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Business 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.1919.871 [GMT 0:00]

AV: Total Protection Service *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {8C354827-2F54-4E28-90DC-AD391E77808C}
SP: Total Protection Service *enabled* (Updated) {DEBE977C-6A5A-49CC-937A-9E8BB3202260}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Total Protection Service *enabled* {259FBE35-46BE-45F3-8F2F-4DB67BBBC614}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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A:My PC shuts down / restarts every 30 40 mins

Since posting I have found sns.exe. Does anyone have any suggestions for removing?===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or m... Read more

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