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Computer randomly reboots

By spehling
Nov 5, 2007
  1. this message is old
     
  2. from my experience with random reboots, there are a few factors to look at:

    1) corrupt memory
    2) corrupt hard drive
    3) heat
    4) viruses

    i highly doubt viruses are causing this, and you already ruled out heat. more often than not, it ends up being due to corrupt memory. there's a few ways to check if its corrupt or not, the simplest being memtest. download the memtest software. it's free, so don't worry. have it do a quick check. if you start seeing any errors whatsoever, that means it's the memory that's causing you problems. easiest solution == buy some new memory. it's cheap these days, thank god. G.skill 2x 1 gig sticks 65.00 on newegg.com and free shipping if i'm not mistaken.

    if thats not the case, look into the hard drive. do a disk check and try it on another computer to see if it's running ok. if not, 50 bucks for a 160 gig hard drive from western digital off newegg.com.

    from there, if neither of those are causing your problems, DOUBLE check the heat. make sure that your temp readings are accurate and that there aren't any broken fans, dust, or anything else contributing to heat buildup. try opening the case and pointing a room fan in there just to make sure heat is definitely not it.

    if all that fails, i'm not sure what to tell you because i've only ever had experience working with shutdowns due to the causes i just outlined.

    keep us posted.
     
  3. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 90

    reboots

    this is old
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Your system is infected with malware and you`re running an outdated version of HJT.

    I have therefore moved this thread to our security forum.

    All log files must be posted as attachments and not copy and pasted.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as Attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the Panda Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of spehling only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  5. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 90

    o.k. new updates

    this is old
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Your system is infected with malware.

    You haven`t renamed HijackThis.exe as per the instructions.

    Go and follow all the instructions, then, post all the requested log files etc.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of spehling only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
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