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Hi,

Recently, my computer has been restarting by itself mainly when I'm surfing websites (all different websites). The same thing also happens when I'm viewing some files in Windows Explorer or using Real Player. The problem started 2 weeks ago and it gets worse these few days. When the problem started, the computer only restarted once or twice a day when I'm using but now, sometimes it can restart 4 to 5 times a day. I have scanned my computer using avast! Antivirus and there are no files that is virus-infected. As far as I can remember, I did not install any new programs during that period so I'm not sure what could have caused the problem.

Hope somebody can help me. Thanks.
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Download Speedfan (The download link is to the right), and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.
The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
To make sure we are getting all the correct information it would help us if you were to attach a screenshot like the one below of your Speedfan results.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard.
  • It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
  • Now go to Start and then to All Programs
  • Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
  • In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
  • Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
  • Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop
  • Attach it to your next reply

Posted Image




Motherboard Info:

Download SIW from HERE and get the Standalone English version
It will install itself and when finished

Then Click on SIW Icon to run program
On the left side click on the Motherboard directory and then on the right, copy and paste the information in your next reply
On the left side click on the Sensors directory and then on the right, copy and paste the information in your next reply

http://www.gtopala.c...w-download.html
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Hi rshaffer61,

Thanks for your help.

I have attached the screenshot from speedfan.

As for SIW, here's the information I get when I click on the motherboard directory:

Property Value
USER-8CE73256DD (BIOSTAR Group G41D3+)
Summary
Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
Model G41D3+
Version 6.0
Serial Number None
Bridge
North Bridge [unknown]
South Bridge [unknown]
CPU
Name Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz
Cpu Socket [unknown]
Max CPU Speed 3000 MHz
Memory
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Memory Type [unknown]
System Slots
ISA 0
PCI 0
AGP 0
VL-BUS 0
EISA 0
PCMCIA 0
ExpressCard 0
MCA 0


Here's the information from the Sensors directory:

Sensor Value Min Max
USER-8CE73256DD
Hitachi HDP725025GLAT80
Temperatures
Assembly 43 C (109 F) 43 C (109 F) 43 C (109 F)
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362
Temperatures
Assembly 42 C (107 F) 42 C (107 F) 42 C (107 F)


Thanks.

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Please download and run Hardware Monitor
Installation (setup version only)
HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.
The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE IT87 series, most Winbond ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.
I need a screenshot of voltages as Speedfan or SIW gave any of that.
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Hi,

I've attached a screenshot of HW Monitor.

Thanks for your help.

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Edited by dif4, 07 June 2011 - 04:01 PM.

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OK it shows your +3.3 volt rail as running a little low which could be indication of faulty PSU.
Your temps look ok so I don't think it has to do with heat.
Lets see if the Event viewer shows anything along with checking to see if a driver may be the cause.

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







  • 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) 06 06 2011
    In the To: boxes type today's date (presuming the crash happened today) 07 06 2011
    Then click the Run button.
    Notepad will open with the output log.
Please post the Output log in your next reply
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Hi,

Here's the report from WhoCrashed:



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System Information (local)
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computer name: USER-8CE73256DD
windows version: Windows XP Service Pack 3, 5.1, build: 2600
windows dir: C:\WINDOWS
CPU: GenuineIntel Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz Intel586, level: 6
2 logical processors, active mask: 3
RAM: 3184701440 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 2035605504



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Crash Dump Analysis
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Crash dump directory: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.


On Tue 6/7/2011 1:09:30 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060711-04.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswsp.sys (aswSP+0x1F46D)
Bugcheck code: 0x10000050 (0xFFFFFFFFF2226444, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFFB9E3572B, 0x2)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswsp.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! self protection module
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswsp.sys (avast! self protection module, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswsp.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Tue 6/7/2011 12:29:55 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060711-03.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswtdi.sys (aswTdi+0x349C)
Bugcheck code: 0x100000D1 (0x4, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFFFFFBA1EB49C)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswtdi.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! TDI Filter Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswtdi.sys (avast! TDI Filter Driver, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswtdi.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Tue 6/7/2011 12:25:38 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060711-02.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x74FD2)
Bugcheck code: 0x100000C5 (0x4, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFFFFF8054BFD2)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver which cannot be identified at this time.


On Tue 6/7/2011 12:21:33 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060711-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswmon2.sys (aswMon2+0xA34)
Bugcheck code: 0x10000050 (0xFFFFFFFF9ACB92C0, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF804EF773, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswmon2.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! File System Filter Driver for Windows XP
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswmon2.sys (avast! File System Filter Driver for Windows XP, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswmon2.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Sun 6/5/2011 9:37:21 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060511-06.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ipnat.sys (ipnat+0x5868)
Bugcheck code: 0x100000D1 (0xFFFFFFFF99AB5D74, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFFFFFA827D868)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ipnat.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: IP Network Address Translator
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.


On Sun 6/5/2011 9:31:56 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060511-05.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswtdi.sys (aswTdi+0x9EF)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000000A (0x8, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF8052D222)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswtdi.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! TDI Filter Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswtdi.sys (avast! TDI Filter Driver, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswtdi.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Sun 6/5/2011 9:27:56 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060511-04.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswtdi.sys (aswTdi+0x9EF)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000000A (0x8, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF8052D222)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswtdi.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! TDI Filter Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswtdi.sys (avast! TDI Filter Driver, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswtdi.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Sun 6/5/2011 7:56:09 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060511-03.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswtdi.sys (aswTdi+0xC31)
Bugcheck code: 0x100000D1 (0xFFFFFFFF99B355C4, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFFA82C67E0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswtdi.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! TDI Filter Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswtdi.sys (avast! TDI Filter Driver, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswtdi.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Sun 6/5/2011 5:04:49 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060511-02.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswtdi.sys (aswTdi+0x9EF)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000000A (0x8, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF8052D222)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswtdi.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! TDI Filter Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswtdi.sys (avast! TDI Filter Driver, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswtdi.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Sun 6/5/2011 2:39:45 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060511-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswtdi.sys (aswTdi+0x9EF)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000000A (0xFFFFFFFF9983E4C4, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF8052D1F2)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswtdi.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! TDI Filter Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswtdi.sys (avast! TDI Filter Driver, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswtdi.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Thu 6/2/2011 12:20:18 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060211-03.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0xE4496)
Bugcheck code: 0x10000050 (0xFFFFFFFF9AD16B68, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF805BB496, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver which cannot be identified at this time.


On Thu 6/2/2011 12:16:55 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060211-02.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0xF8AC5)
Bugcheck code: 0x10000050 (0xFFFFFFFF9A258C30, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF805CFAC5, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver which cannot be identified at this time.


On Thu 6/2/2011 12:12:11 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060211-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: tcpip.sys (tcpip+0x28B7)
Bugcheck code: 0x100000D1 (0x0, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFFFFFA8FC68B7)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: TCP/IP Protocol Driver
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.


On Sun 5/29/2011 2:24:32 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini052911-02.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswtdi.sys (aswTdi+0x9EF)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000000A (0x4, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF8052D183)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswtdi.sys
product: avast! Antivirus System
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! TDI Filter Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswtdi.sys (avast! TDI Filter Driver, AVAST Software).
Google query: aswtdi.sys AVAST Software CUSTOM_ERROR




On Sun 5/29/2011 1:58:12 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini052911-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x6EC2B)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000008E (0xFFFFFFFF80000004, 0xFFFFFFFF80545C2B, 0xFFFFFFFFB89D2BD8, 0x0)
Error: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This indicates that a kernel-mode program generated an exception which the error handler did not catch.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver which cannot be identified at this time.



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Conclusion
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18 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. Only 15 are included in this report. 10 third party drivers have been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:

aswsp.sys (avast! self protection module, AVAST Software)

aswtdi.sys (avast! TDI Filter Driver, AVAST Software)

aswmon2.sys (avast! File System Filter Driver for Windows XP, AVAST Software)

If no updates for these drivers are available, try searching with Google on the names of these drivers in combination the errors that have been reported for these drivers and include the brand and model name of your computer as well in the query. This often yields interesting results from discussions from users who have been experiencing similar problems.


Read the topic general suggestions for troubleshooting system crashes for more information.

Note that it's not always possible to state with certainty whether a reported driver is actually responsible for crashing your system or that the root cause is in another module. Nonetheless it's suggested you look for updates for the products that these drivers belong to and regularly visit Windows update or enable automatic updates for Windows. In case a piece of malfunctioning hardware is causing trouble, a search with Google on the bug check errors together with the model name and brand of your computer may help you investigate this further.


As for the Event Viewer Tool, when I tried to open the exe, there's an error message (the normal windows error message: "VEW.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.")


What should I do now? Thanks.
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Hmm it looks like Avast is you major culprit right now. What version of Avast are you running?
I just manually updated my engine and it is now at 6.0.1125
Virus definitions are at version 110608-0
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Hi,

I also did a check after looking at the logs. My avast version and virus definition is same as yours.

Thanks for your help.
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I would then disable Avast and try everything except for surfing the internet and see if you have any issues then. It may be a faulty install or a corrupt exe file.
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Hi,

I've tried disabling Avast for a short period of time without surfing the internet and my system is ok. However, the problem usually occurs when I'm surfing the internet. Only occasionally it restarts (probably only 5% of all times when it restarted) when I'm using Windows Explorer or Real Player.

Thanks.
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OK then the only way to truly see if it is Avast is for you to try and log in to GTG without Avast running. If system doesn't restart then we can point at Avast as being the culprit.
The other option is to uninstall Avast and install MSE or Microsoft Security Essentials. It has everything with it so you would not be without protection.
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Sorry, can I know what's GTG?

Thanks.

Edited by dif4, 08 June 2011 - 07:17 PM.

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Hi,

Sorry, didn't know that GTG is Geeks To Go.

I've disabled Avast and logged onto this website. The system didn't restart.

Can I know what's the next step - solve the Avast problem or uninstall Avast and install MSE?

Thanks.
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