Windows XP reset itself?

By Luckymasu
Apr 27, 2010
  1. I'm not sure if it's a virus yet but I'll need to scan my computer. Meanwhile, DXDIAG:

    Processor (dual core, I think?): AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow
    BIOS: Default System
    Videocard: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

    All temperatures (measured using Speedfan) are just above safe levels.

    1024MB RAM. I can provide more info if required.
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,423   +77

    Could be a temperature protection action, in which case it will happen again. Check the system event log at around the time it happened, there should be a warning or error with a yellow or red flag.

    Could also be malware, which needs to restart your PC to install itself as a loaded 'service' app. See out malware section.
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