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Hi! I don't know what is wrong with my computer. Sometimes, whenever I try to access one of my folders on the computer, it would automatically restart. The same thing also happens whenever I try to access the start menu. It is really getting on my nerves. :) Though, I can still use firefox, able to play online games, listen to music, etc. So if I stay away from going near a folder, I stay fine. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
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How long has this been going on?
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1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab (Vista: click Advanced system settings).
3. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
4. Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.
5. Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

You may see some BSOD message. Post, what it says.
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A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x00000050 ( 0xE39F1000, 0x00000000, 0xF76758D6, 0x00000001 )

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.
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You may have RAM problem.

Run memtest: http://www.techspot....topic62524.html
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I've ran memtest before and there weren't any problems with my RAM. Should I do it again?
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Did you run it overnight?

Also....
Navigate to: C:\Windows\Minidump folder.
If you see any .dmp files, zip all of them, and attach zipped file to your next reply.
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Yes I ran it overnight, over 100%.

There are a lot of DMP files, the zip is 2.19 MB and the maximum upload size is 500k. What should I do?
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The dump file will look like this:
Mini022109-01.dmp
where 022109 is a date: 2/21/09
Zip only files from this month. The number will start with 03
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It couldn't fit all from March so I just deleted a few from the earlier dates.
Attached File  Minidump.zip   489.55KB   29 downloads

Edited by babolona, 24 March 2009 - 05:35 PM.

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I checked quiet a few dump files, and all of them point to avgmfx86.sys
If you're currently using AVG, I suggest, you totally uninstall it, using AVG Remover: http://www.avg.com/download-tools, and you switch to something else.
AVG simply became troublesome program.
Your options:

- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com...avast-home.html
- Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.c...load/index.html

- free PC Tools Firewall Plus: http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

- free Comodo Internet Security (firewall + AV): http://www.personalf...all.comodo.com/

If you decide to install Avast, or Avira, make sure, Windows firewall is turned on, or use PC Tools Firewall Plus.
If you decide to install Comodo, make sure, Windows firewall is turned off.

IMPORTANT! Make sure, you use only ONE antivirus, and ONE firewall.
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I uninstalled AVG with the AVG Remover, then installed Avira afterward. No crashes so far! Thank you so much!

Though I don't get why sometimes Windows would play several consecutive error sounds, but nothing really happens.
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Good news :)

What do you mean by:

I don't get why sometimes Windows would play several consecutive error sounds


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It just crashed again! :)
That was the only time I crashed today.

You know how sometimes when you get an error, it would play a sound, something like "doung"
It plays that sound like 3 times consecutively. Or is this still confusing? :)
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It just crashed again!

Navigate to: C:\Windows\Minidump folder.
Give me today's .dmp file (you need to zip it).
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