Random reboots, possible driver problem

By Daveskater
Jul 1, 2007
  1. Hi, lately i've had the problem of random rebooting. The other day it did it when i was installing the latest version of iTunes. It's happened a couple of other times but i can't remember what i was doing when it happened. If i remember i'll post again.

    I was thinking maybe it could be a driver problem. I've also had the problem of firefox closing itself, but i don't think it would be related.

    Any help appreciated, thanks.
  2. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Sounds like spyware. It's my #1 service call with my business. I advise my customers to use 3 anti-spy utils. I recommend the following:

    • Ad-Aware 2007
    • Spybot Search & Destroy
    • AVG Anti-Spyware

    All are free and can be downloaded vai the Internet.
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    i have al 3 of those programs so i'll run them all in safe mode tomorrow morning (when my cpu's cooled down ;) - it runs slower over about 38C for some reason) and put another post up

    thanks for the quick reply :)
  4. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Oops! That could be yoru problem! Overheating!! That can cause crashing and rebooting!

    Do you have Lavalys EVEREST Home Edition? If not, download & install it and monitor the temp sensor reading and see if it crashes when it gets to a certain temp. I had that problem once. My BIOS would pull the power whenever the MoBo went above 45 deg-C
  5. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    i don't think it's an overheating issue because i have an athlon xp mobile and the temp has gotten to 45C before and run fine. as far as i can remember these cpu's can take temps of up to 90C or something. plus i have a zalman cnps 7000b on the way ;)
  6. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Still, I'd monitor the temp and note what it is when your system crashes. Laptops are notorious for high temps and overheating issues.
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    i suppose i could do that. i have a desktop pc though, athlon xp-m is still socket a like my mobo and is basically a better cpu than a normal xp (can handle higher temps, runs cooler with lower voltages) which is why i went for it
  8. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    hi again, sorry i kpet forgetting to post :D

    i did the scans in safe mode with all 3 programs the other day and found nothing but i could do them again on monday, because 2 of my programs (that i've seen so far) have reset all their settings after i turned the UAC of
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