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how to not let the pc restart on its own?


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Hi i have this old pc and each time I run "gmer" the pc crashes and restarts by its own. This is nothing due to any virus or something like that but iím sure that this is due to the old pc especially that gmer runs the scanner directly upon starting so it doesnít have the time to get fit into the memory here properly with the old pc. Another time, i ran another software and it took too long to load into the memory and then the pc restarted too.

My question is only how not to let it reboot when it freezes? Thanks.

windows xp sp3
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GMER is an application that detects and removes rootkits .
If you don't think its an infection, why are you running it?

What is this "another software" that "took too long to load into the memory" of which you speak, please?
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the other software was "windows media player", other softwares requiring big memory freeze at the beginning too. that's not the problem for this topic.
the old pc which makes each application taking a long time to load in the memory so the pc freezes sometimes and in another few times it boots due to freezing.

the problem is that i remember there's an option in windows to not let windows restart but i can't remember where's that option. my question is: where that option in windows is? :)

I have other small tools to detect rootkit which detected nothing and i have an anti viurs and i ran the famous hijackthis and the pc is clean but i wanted to test GMER too :)
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You need to turn off Automatic Restart so when you do get a BSOD, you will be able to read what it says, record the information and post it here if you have problems in the future.

Right click on My Computer and click Properties
A window will pop up. Select the Advanced tab at the top.
Under Startup and Recovery Settings click the Settings button.
Uncheck box for Automatically Restart.

Windows Vista & 7

You need to turn off Automatic Restart so when you do get a BSOD, you will be able to read what it says, record the information and post it here if you have problems in the future.

Right click on My Computer and click Properties
A window will pop up. Select the Advanced system settings at the right menu.
Under Startup and Recovery Settings click the Settings button.
Uncheck box for Automatically Restart.

Unbootable PCs

Start your system and at the Second post screen tap on F8 to get to the Boot Menu
Scroll down to the line that says "Auto Start On Error" and highlight it.
Click Enter to disable it
The system should reboot and if not then do so.
When the BSOD shows it will stop so that you can reply with the full error message
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that's the option dsenette,
thanks.

by the way, where can i read please the log of error messages?
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i was able to read the error directly upon pc crash, thatís a few seconds after running GMER.
upon crashing the BSOD says:
STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows SubSystem system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x6176a412 0x00c4f4e8).
The system has been shut down.


Any idea how can i run GMER without a crash?
should i create another topic?
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the prior question still stands, why do you want to run GMER?

as stated in the prior post, its first funtion is to detect rootkits. the log it produces is quite complex to those that do not understand how to read one.
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yes i'm sorry andrewuk.
the fact is the computer is clean because i ran other tools for detecting those rootkits and stuff and nothing wrong was found
but i wanted to test GMER too. who knows if GMER might find something that other tools didn't find. :)
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it may, or may not. eitherway, if it does there is a fair chance that unless you know how to read a GMER log then you may miss a rootkit it detects.

if you think your machine may have malware including rootkits then feel free to post in this part of the forum here. though go through the first steps here before hand.

my guess would be that a very old PC may struggle to run the likes of GMER, though i may be wrong.
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