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Extremely annoying random reboots


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chinofeliz

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Hi everyone I'm sorry I have to repost this but the problem's getting quite frequent and my post is falling far behind pages so...

Check out the captured image, that's what I've got from under "Control Panel-Adminstrative Tools-Event Viewer-System", the same problem has been causing me random reboots over and over again (eg. sometimes even when I was typing a long document without the chance even to save what I'd done).

Plz help! I appreciate it

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Edited by chinofeliz, 28 December 2005 - 05:03 AM.

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It sounds like a virus. Go here and follow the instructions.
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Could also be having some kind of heat and/or power issues. There has been a bunch of faulty capacitors recalled from various manufactures including Dell so you could check your capicitors for problems. Here is some more info about it.

http://www.auroracom..._capacitors.htm
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Thanx doorslam for the reply but no, have checked out and been monitoring the problem(s) you've suggested and everything's normal.

What is this "iviVD" thingy anyway? Anyone's got any clue? It's the problem that's been causing every single reboot.

It's getting harder and harder now, I think it's rebooting more frequent now. Anyone knows how to somehow disable this "service/whatever"?

If not, plz help. Cheers
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I think iviVD is relating to a hdd or some kind of device you have connected. Do you have a scsi hdd or tape drive connected to your PC?

I found the following relating to your error.

In most cases, these messages are being posted due to hardware problems with either the controller or, more likely, a device that is attached to the controller in question. The hardware problems can be associated with poor cabling, incorrect termination or transfer rate settings, lazy or slow device responses to relinquish the SCSI bus or a faulty device. See EventID 9 from source adpu160m for more details on this event.
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I haven't connected any device to the computer for a while now. Nope, no scsi hdd or tape drive connected either :tazz:...
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Maybe try running check disk to see if you have any errors on your hdd.

go to Start > Run > type "chkdsk /f" without quotes. When it asks if you want to have it check when the computer restarts, type "y" then enter.

Restart your computer and chkdsk will run.
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And I think this might be useful -

I've got Ad-Watch running on the computer. Among one of the functions is the registry-monitoring function - it'd ask you if any change was to be made to the registry.

Recently every time I log on there'd be an Ad-Watch popup asking me whether I want to DELETE a registry key. The captured image is attached (the greyish highlight area states the info on the change, the path is incomplete so I can't judge which program sent it).

Thanks everyone

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thanx doorslam I'll try check disk now :tazz:
will be back soon
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ANY USB devices? Any thing like a virtual disk drive (daemon tools, virtual drive, etc)
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Done check disk; I've got a webcam that I plug into USB often for video chatting with family but have been having this webcam from the very start and never caused any problem. Other than that, nope, nothing attached to the computer...

So this "iviVD" could be a range of things?
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it is typically a storage device....you did not mention if you have any virtual drive programs

Also, SATA drives sometimes appear as scsi drives.

what can you tell us about system/motherboard?
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Pardon my ignorance but what is a virtual drive programs? I don't think I have got any, although do you count Intervideo DVD Copy 4.05 as one? That's the only major application I installed recently.

I know it sounds ridiculous but I could only tell you I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2, nothing about motherboard (but then again it's not had problems like rebooting before).

I appreciate your guys' help. Thanx
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Do you get a blue screen before your computer reboots?
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No, no bluescreen or any warning. The screen just blacks out and here goes the reboot. And you know how there's usually a check disk or something like that if you reboot the computer by mistake/illegally, there's nothing like that in this case.

I thought the random reboots slowed down a bit but this morning there was another one. Still caused by "iviVD".

Thanks guys.
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