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My Computer Restarts

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#1 mscind77


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:27 AM

Can you please help me find out what exactly is DCOM and why my computer just restarts at random

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:35 AM

Can you post exactly what the error message/s are?

Look in the Event Viewer and see what errors are showing up at the time that this is happening. Each error will have its own date and time shown.

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.

Be sure that you choose System.

The error will appear in the far left column and will appear as a red dot with a white X inside. Each of the columns has a title at the top of them, the column that you want is the Event column. When you see an error follow it to the right across the page to the event column, there will be a set of numbers in there, this is the error code. If you right click on the error code a drop menu will appear, click on Properties, another page will open which will contain a description of the error.

One of the common problems that can cause restarts in overheating. Have you looked inside the case to see if you have an accumulation of dust inside, especially in the CPU's heat sink and fan assembly?

This is Microsoft's description of DCOM.

"The Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) is a protocol that enables software components to communicate directly over a network in a reliable, secure, and efficient manner. Previously called "Network OLE," DCOM is designed for use across multiple network transports, including Internet protocols such as HTTP. DCOM is based on the Open Software Foundation's DCE-RPC spec and will work with both Java applets and ActiveX® components through its use of the Component Object Model (COM)."

Edited by dc3, 25 June 2008 - 03:04 AM.

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#3 ShoringFan


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:46 AM

Please check "Client for Microsoft Networks" and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks", then check two folders as follow:
"Documents and settings/All Users/Application Data/Microsoft/Network" and "Documents and settings/All Users/Application Data/Microsoft/Network/Downloader", if they are not existed, try to create them.

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