AVG rebooting my computer?

By Jimbo420
Apr 2, 2006
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  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Formatting may well solve the problem. However, I do understand your reluctance to do this.

    Regards Howard :)
  2. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 484

    Mostly because I am being lazy and I have a lot of software to reinstall that I am not really looking forward to doing right now. :p
  3. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 484

    Well just walked in the door at home had about enough time to open my email client and open up my browser and stuff then the darn computer when blank screen on my and after a few seconds started to give me an alternation beeping like something was over heating. Not really sure how that could happen when it has been sitting here idling all day long. That pretty much did it though I think. Going to start backing up my stuff and probably format the drive on Thursday.

    Thanks again for the help Howard. In the end I htink I just got one of those little gremlins in there that you can only get rid of by starting over from scratch.
  4. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 484

    Well I turned off my AVG scan that runs as night to see if that helps at all. The first night didn't lock up. This morning it is locked up again. Double checked the AVG settings and the scan was still set as disabled. Still no Minidumps though. So on Thursday I am going to run a repair installation cause I still don't really have to format and do the whole thing from scrath. That takes a long time :(.
  5. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 484

    Well not the AVG

    Lockup, reboots, and freeze ups happening a little more frequently now. Was talking to some others that mentioned that it would be a problems with my psu. That sound likly to anyone else or would it make a little more since to be Windows maybe? Problems didn't really start happening until I started using the DVI head on my video card and running two monitors :( .

    Well I guess after tomorrow we will find out more for sure :confused:

    Probably time to rename this thread and move it to a differen sub-forum too :suspiciou
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    It is possible that your psu is at fault. But that is only a guess.

    What psu do you have?

    BTW. there`s no point in me moving this thread yet, as we still don`t know what the problem is.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 484

    It is a no name brand that came with my cube case which isn't made anymore which means can't be found anymore.
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    If you open your case, there should be a label on the psu, that says what wattage it is.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 484

    Yeah I know. Small case and I would have to take the whole computer appart to see that. I want to say it is a 220W. At least that is what I want to remember it was from when I bot it. Low wattage but not much really in there.

    Was doing some other thinking last night. Which is probably why I didn't sleep that much (got to learn to stop doing that), but I have a couple of other theories that I am going to try before I format the drive, and well so far so good this morning so I guess just wait a day or two and see how this works out ;)
  10. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 484

    Looks like the problem is something else

    Well since it doesn't look like problem was with AVG rather more likely a hardware or windows problems I have started a new thread to hopefully get more insight and see if anyone else has had this problem or at least heard of this kind of problem.

    The new thread can be found here. Thread not really needed anymore can be locked even if mods see fit.
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