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PC Reboots

By koshi832
Feb 21, 2009
  1. This pc keep rebooting. It can be on for 3 minutes or 20 and nothing seems to trigger it. There are no system errors in the log. I am checking the RAM now but any other suggestions? I have all the latest drivers etc.

    Thank you


    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name LIAM-C20C6888E1
    System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model GA-MA74GM-S2
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2705 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F3, 12/31/2008
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
    User Name LIAM-C20C6888E1\Liam
    Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 1.62 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 3.84 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys


    PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge OK
    Evga geforce 8400gs 512mb pci-e
    PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge OK
    Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    AMD SATA Controller(Native IDE Mode) OK
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller OK
    PCI Class USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller OK
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller OK
    PCI Class USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller OK
    Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio OK
     
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Boot to Safe Mode with Networking. Where the issue may not happen but I would like to know if it is here also.

    Do this first

    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.

    Then only after the aboove..

    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 and SuperAntiSpyware!

    Any reboots return to Safe Mode networking.

    Mike
     
  3. koshi832

    koshi832 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    The RAM is bad as there were several errors on the diag. Do you still want me to do the above?
     
  4. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Not until Ram is replaced!

    But it would be a good idea then. The bad ram could cover up Malware and Malware could incur the bad ram therefore causing more than would happen normally.

    Mike
     
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