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Computer Crash (every 10 min)


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Help me!
My computer crashes within 5 to 10 minuites of boot up!
Everything just stops what it was doing, I can't (just crashed) click on anything or [bleep], so I reboot.
I don't think I've changed anything about my computer, so what could it be...
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Have you checked the video card drivers, Everest will tell you which ones if you don't know

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on the right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything
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Try restarting the computer in Safe-Mode and use System Restore. Work for me when I have problems.
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What will System Restore do?
Will it change my computer back to what it was like a long time ago?
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It appears restoring to a good time would be bad because that's the day that I installed a big program.
I could also just reinstall it.

Does system restore make you loose data such as music files, documents, files and such?
If so, then what does system restore do?
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By the way, it's crashed 2 times since I started this topic.
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Update

I got a program that tells you what things are in your Task Manager.
It found a weird .exe file that said it was a Torjan, I googled it too and they said it was.
I removed it, I hope everything is fine now!
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Which program were you using to see running processes? If it was an actual virus and not just spyware (spyware in some cases) then there is a good chance that was not the only file that the virus had infected. Check out our malware forums here: http://www.geekstogo...o_Here-f37.html. Be sure to read the stickies at the top before posting a log.


Usually with crashing/freezing issues I suggest that the computer be cleaned of dust. Dust is a major cause of overheating. Even if it is not the problem it should still be done regularly (atleast twice a year). Cans of air are sold at most computer and office stores for around $6.

Edited by Titan8990, 01 May 2007 - 03:22 PM.

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It's some program that was doing it.
I ran all my spyware things, and got a program called Security Task Manager.
Nothing is happening anymore.
Thank god!
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