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Old 05-19-2006, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Here is a tricky one...

My brother has an emachine running XP home. The problem is that it reboots itself. I know for a fact it does it when I try running spybot or download Windows defender. It also encountered an error the first time I tried running the error check tool, but ran the second time.

The only errors I've seen are these on the reboot....
"wer836f.dir00\svchost.exe.mdmp"
"wer836f.dir00\appcompat.txt"

"wer8824.dir00\mini051906-12.dmp"
"wer8824.dir00\sysdata.xml"

As well as some error that popped up, but it was written in german for some reason.

You are the man/woman if you can figure this one out.
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Here is a tricky one...

Is the copy of Windows legit?
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:04 PM   #3
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Is the copy of Windows legit?
Yeah, XP came with the system and I've got all the updates for it. He's had the system for about 2 or 3 years and it just now started acting like this.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:01 PM   #4
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virsus? it def sounds like one.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:03 PM   #5
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try running it in safemode and THEN running spybot etc.
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Default Re: Here is a tricky one...

That or bad PSU. Do you have a windows disk?

Well, you should reformat if you do. Because that will narrow it down. And if its not that, might wanna try checking your ram. And finally check your PSU.
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Default Re: Here is a tricky one...

I have had two emachines, both had the same problem. Both had the psu blow out a short time later and fry the whole system, buy a new psu asap, unless you don't want a computer anymore.
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Default Re: Here is a tricky one...

it also could be overheating since it is summer and all...check the temps and tell us what they are, if u dont have any program for that i recommend everest which u can get from www.majorgeeks.com
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that really sounds like a virus. Like someone said before, boot up in safe mode (press f8 while your computer is booting up) and run antivirus and spyware programs from there. If you find nothing doing that, then it narrows it down for us.
Another question, is the machine overclocked by any chance?
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