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ketlord

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Hello guys,

Infact this problem is creating a trouble very much so i came here, hope u guys can help

I have laptop dell inspiron 1545 and i use windows 7

few days ago problem started that my system restarts after 2 or 3 hrs. I dont know why.
i have norton antivirus and i also tried online scanners
i thought it would be hardware problem but as this is not so frequent so i dont think so....

possibly a virus or malware is responsible....where and how can i find and also whats the best program to scan it

hope to hear soon

Regards,
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  • Please download the Event Viewer Tool by Vino Rosso VEW and save it to your Desktop:
  • Double-click VEW.exe
  • Under 'Select log to query', select (as appropriate):
    • Application
    • System
  • Under 'Select type to list', select (as appropriate):
    • Error
    • Information
    • Warning
Then use the 'Date of events' or 'Number of events' as follows:

Either:
  • Click the radio button for 'Number of events'
    Type 3 in the 1 to 20 box (or any number from 1 to 20)
    Then click the Run button.
    Notepad will open with the output log.

  • Click the radio button for 'Date of events'
    In the From: boxes type today's date (presuming the crash happened today) 13 07 2009
    In the To: boxes type today's date (presuming the crash happened today) 13 07 2009
    Then click the Run button.
    Notepad will open with the output log.
Please post the Output log in your next reply.


Download WhoCrashed from the link in my signature below
This program checks for any drivers which may have been causing your computer to crash....

Click on the file you just downloaded and run it.
Put a tick in Accept then click on Next
Put a tick in the Don't create a start menu folder then click Next
Put a tick in Create a Desktop Icon then click on Install and make sure there is a tick in Launch Whocrashed before clicking Finish
Click Analyze
It will want to download the Debugger and install it Say Yes
WhoCrashed will create report but you have to scroll down to see it
Copy and paste it into your next reply
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ketlord

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Okay
thanks i did as you told me ....the log is posted as told

By Date of Events

Vino's Event Viewer v01c run on Windows 2008 in English
Report run at 05/03/2010 11:23:59 AM

Note: All dates below are in the format dd/mm/yyyy

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'Application' Log - Critical Type
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'Application' Log - Error Type
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No 'Application' log Error events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'Application' Log - Information Type
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No 'Application' log Information events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'Application' Log - Warning Type
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No 'Application' log Warning events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'System' Log - Critical Type
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No 'System' log Critical events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'System' Log - Error Type
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No 'System' log Error events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'System' Log - Information Type
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No 'System' log Information events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'System' Log - Warning Type
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No 'System' log Warning events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010


Number of Events

Vino's Event Viewer v01c run on Windows 2008 in English
Report run at 05/03/2010 11:23:59 AM

Note: All dates below are in the format dd/mm/yyyy

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'Application' Log - Critical Type
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'Application' Log - Error Type
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No 'Application' log Error events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'Application' Log - Information Type
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No 'Application' log Information events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'Application' Log - Warning Type
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No 'Application' log Warning events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'System' Log - Critical Type
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No 'System' log Critical events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'System' Log - Error Type
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No 'System' log Error events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'System' Log - Information Type
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No 'System' log Information events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010

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'System' Log - Warning Type
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
No 'System' log Warning events found from 05/03/2010 to 05/03/2010
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How old exactly is this system and i am guessing there is a warranty on it?
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well i bought it 6 months ago and it is in warranty.....

did u read the log...???

more when i hibernate it , it recovers okay bt sometimes it gives error of memory that blue screen

i guess i have to chek it by reinstalling the OS...

what do u say...??`

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Nothing to show on the log. I myself don't use hibernate as it is known to create a problem like yours.
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Hmmm.... okay but i tried one more thing today.....i started my laptop and press f8 it was stopped at the menu and did this for 3 hrs...it did not restart....it means that there is some problem with windows...
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Lets test some hardware and see if anything is wrong there.

If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...

1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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