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Buffer Overrun & Other Problems

By glittagirl06
Apr 5, 2006
  1. I am having a few computer problems and was hoping someone here could help me out.

    1st: I cannot access control panel, internet explorer and alot of other programs on my computer. I click on their Icons and my computer will either freeze up or do absolutely nothing.

    2nd: When typing in a search at Yahoo or Google I get a buffer overrun message and my AOL shuts down.

    3rd: When burning Cd's my computer crashes.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Check your system for viruses etc.

    Maybe try a system restore to a point before your problems began.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. glittagirl06

    glittagirl06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thats the first thing I tried was to run a Virus Scan. I used Pc-cillin and one that came with AOL, they both came back with "0 Viruses".

    How does the System Restore work? Does that mean I will loose everything I have downloaded recently?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    See HERE for an explanation for system restore.

    Any of your programmes etc, that you have installed/downloaded won`t work if the system restore point you choose is before you installed these programmes.

    However, you can always reinstall them.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    You could also try creating a new user account,and see if the problem persists in that one.
     
  6. glittagirl06

    glittagirl06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried System Restore and it could not complete because it says my system has not changed.
    I also tried creating a new user account and when I click to open it it never opens.

    Anything else I can try?
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    run several anti-trojan horse programs like spybot and ad-aware, and ewido (All free)
     
  8. glittagirl06

    glittagirl06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't know if this would make a difference, but also my computer will sometimes shut down while Im in the middle of something and I have to jiggle the plug around to get it to come back on. The back of my computer gets hot, even if its on just a couple hours.
     
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if your computer gets real hot, the thermal shutdown circuit will turn it off to protect your motherboard. Sounds like you have a bad fan internally, or the ventilation is bad.
     
  10. glittagirl06

    glittagirl06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Will a bad fan cause the other problems I have been having, like the buffer overrun?
    Or is that a whole other set of problems?
     
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