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I recently installed XP Pro and now that I've installed the drivers and a few programs, but my computer has become increasingly unstable. Is there a program that will log everything my computer does? Because I have no idea what is causing my computer to restart randomly and freeze up?
Thanks.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 10 December 2006 - 08:30 PM.

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hello and welcome, to g's2go.

if you are still having issues and suspect that it is malware related I would start with our malware forum and see if they can make sure you don't have any malware installed.

http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

cheers...xxx1
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go to control panel...system..hardware..device manger...update any yellow or red marks you see..right click then update

it would be good to know the model and make of computer
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go to control panel...system..hardware..device manger...update any yellow or red marks you see..right click then update

it would be good to know the model and make of computer


I'm not sure what you mean by yellow or red marks. Although there is one yellow ? mark for a RAID controller so I assume thats what your talking about. I updated it and its not a ? mark anymore.

Sorry I forgot to post my specs. I built the computer myself. Here's the specs:

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
eVGA GeForce 7900GT
GeIL 1GB (2 x 512MB)

If you need anymore specs just ask.
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Also it restarted/crashed again this time it did it when I inserted the installation disk for Microsoft Office.
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Here since you said you restart randomly, lets try and figure out why you are restarting..

Right Click My Computer
Scroll down to Properties
Choose the "advanced Tab"
Than click the button "Start up And Recovery"
Than uncheck "Automatically Restart"

Now we can figure out why you keep restarting.. as for the freezes... it is most likely a driver issue and so is the random restarts.


Hope this helps.

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Here since you said you restart randomly, lets try and figure out why you are restarting..

Right Click My Computer
Scroll down to Properties
Choose the "advanced Tab"
Than click the button "Start up And Recovery"
Than uncheck "Automatically Restart"

Now we can figure out why you keep restarting.. as for the freezes... it is most likely a driver issue and so is the random restarts.


Hope this helps.

-Yield22

OK I did that.
But how exactly is disabling the auto restart going to tell me what is wrong? Or is the auto restart replacing a BSOD?

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 10 December 2006 - 03:49 PM.

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Exactly. It will replace it with a BSOD. So we can figure out what is causing this matter.
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Oooooh nice. Ill keep my digital camera at the ready. BTW got another freeze.
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Okay we got a blue screen :whistling:

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sorry about the huge photo size.
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No problem. I can see that cleary.

I did google that, all I got so far is that it is a driver located in the c:\windows/system32/drivers.

So one of the drivers is corrupted or needs a upgrade. We need to figure out which one though....
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you can check info at this site

http://support.micro...=315335&sd=RMVP
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you can check info at this site
http://support.micro...=315335&sd=RMVP


Its nice to see that Microsoft knows that this error exists but the context they present the problem and the its solution in the wrong context. (I didn't get this error while installing XP, but after when I was using it)
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there a download at this site for your

eVGA GeForce 7900GT

read about it here

http://downloads.gur...ad.php?det=1315

click i agree and the download begins here

http://downloads.gur...fa60b3613c81209
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Wait, what is this and why am I downloading it?

Also, would it help if I told you guys what I was doing when the computer freezes as well?

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 10 December 2006 - 08:42 PM.

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the download was to update your drivers you installed its your choice good luck

Wait, what is this and why am I downloading it?

Als

Here since you said you restart randomly, lets try and figure out why you are restarting..

Right Click My Computer
Scroll down to Properties
Choose the "advanced Tab"
Than click the button "Start up And Recovery"
Than uncheck "Automatically Restart"

Now we can figure out why you keep restarting.. as for the freezes... it is most likely a driver issue and so is the random restarts.


Hope this helps.

-Yield22

OK I did that.
But how exactly is disabling the auto restart going to tell me what is wrong? Or is the auto restart replacing a BSOD?

o, would it help if I told you guys what I was doing when the computer freezes as well?


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