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Scans in safemode cause reboot

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I have a new computer put together by a friend who does that sort of thing. I know little about hardware, I will admit, but I do NOT think I am one of those dummies who bought a lemon from somone for an outrageous price.

The computer runs rather well, but does occasionally crash. I have run many trusted AV AS aps as advised by geeks to go and found nothing.

In normal mode aside from the occasional freeze due to multiple aps running (which I also don't like) there are few problems, if any. This is regardless of the number of processes I am running.

In safe mode, any kind of scan seems to crash the machine, causing a restart. This means AV, AS, Defrag. All cause machine to restart.

Such scans in normal mode do not cause the problem.

Sending the error report to microsoft leads me to the following page:


I can hear my fan running and the CPU/Room it is in is rather cool, so I dont' think it is reheating.

Again, I am hardware stupid but I can tell you this much:

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+
1.8 Ghz 960 MB of ram
XP home sp 2

My pal who set it up has not had time to look at it, and since it runs well in normal mode I have not bugged him more.

Please advise, or let me know if more information is needed. Thanks so much.

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