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Crashing once per day

By lucaspweb
Feb 27, 2009
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  1. I usually keep my computer on the entire day and only shut it down during the night.

    But once every time I boot my computer, it crashes and restarts itself. It usually happens 2-3 minutes after I've opened Firefox or some other program, but is not tied to any particular program.

    Also, it doesn't occur after that, only once. If I keep my computer running there are no problems, but this automatic restart crash is still annoying.

    I'm using two memories as of recently but my computer worked perfectly fine several months before it started having this problem.

    I have updated my BIOS, scanned for new drivers, my interior is not dusty or very hot and I have no USBs connected apart from my wireless adapter which has been there for a year now and not caused any problems.

    The crash is not a bluescreen, it just freezes the screen and it gets all pixely, and then it restarts. I'm using VIsta 32 by the way.

    Any help appreciated thanks.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Begin with this..

    Cleanup Temps and Registry
    Run CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds (get SLIM at bottom no Yahoo toolbar)
    Run twice or more on Cleanup temps, then on left click Registry then Scan for issues also repeat till clean.

    Run ATF-Cleaner http://majorgeeks.com/ATF_Cleaner_d4949.html Temp and Registry, repeatedly until no more found.

    KCleaner ftp://ftp2.kcsoftwares.com/kcsoftwa/files/kcleaner.exe
    Fantastic cleaner. (When installing uncheck Relevant Knowledge do not install)

    Reboot then continue below

    Do the TechSpot 8 steps: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

    Skip no steps (do not install another virus scanner if you already have one, ask me before installing a Firewall).

    Most importantly update MalwareBytes (MBAM) and SuperAntiSpyware (SAS)!

    Before you scan with either MalwareBytes or SuperAntiSpyWare do the Extra Configs below these have become most important lately

    SuperAntispyware extra config

    After installed double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.

    Update the program definitions.

    Click the Preferences button.

    Then Scanning Control.

    In Scanner Options make sure all boxes are checked except #3 Ignore System Restore.. are checked:

    MalwareBytes extra config

    After update but before running
    Click settings and confirm all are Checked.

    I repeat Update these 2 programs.

    Run them and attach their logs.

    Mike
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