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Posted 29 November 2008 - 04:27 PM
Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:21 PM
Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:57 PM
Sounds like faulty memory. If you have more than one module, you can try one at a time to see if one stick is bad, or you can download and run Memtest:
Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:54 AM
Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:18 PM
The most common cause for this that I've seen is a malware infection. Try some of these free, online scans to rule that out: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252
Beyond that, we'll need some more information about the error message. To get this, note the time that the error occurred. Then go to Start...Run...and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Click on the System log file (in the left hand pane) and check for errors (around the time of the crash) in the right hand pane.
Do the same thing for the Application log file. Let us know what you find.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:47 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:59 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:18 PM
<<Is there a way I could lat east retrieve the data somehow from the hard drive and transfer it to my new computer?>>
Sure, just connect the hard drive to the new system...and move the data files. Note that I did not say programs...data files only.
<<And how do I know the data is not going to infect my new computer?>>
You are using a reliable, current AV program on that new system...right? You have antispyware/antimalware programs installed, in addition to your firewall and AV program, right? You know how to scan a new drive attached?
If so, the system is as ready to protect files/OS as it will ever be.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:54 PM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:09 AM
If you have a USB 2.0 enclosure for a hard drive...you can do it without opening the case.
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