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#1 Firecraacker

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 10:38 AM

My PC was turning itself on a few times in the late hours of the night.. I shut down a few minutes later it would turn back on again. It eventually stopped, but this morning when I turned my pc back on it turned off twice by itself after loading windows finally stayed on and I got a 'your pc has recovered from a serious system error' (wording may not be accurate it was early but it's the basic message) Any thoughts on what could have happened? Is there anything I should check into, fix? :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:48 AM

Go into your BIOS and check for any Wake-On options that are enabled and disable them
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:46 PM

Okay well the external modem wakeup was enabled.... whatever that is :flowers:... but this all happened last night besides that it's never happened before. Also I keep hearing the fan get pretty loud suddenly then it will stop.. it started going pretty loud when I entered the BIOS.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:09 PM

If you have it on your computer whenever the CPU usage increase it starts to generate more heat
The speed of the fan will increase to cool it down more
Is this a laptop or a desktop?
When is the last time you cleaned out the dust bunnies?
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:42 PM

It's a desktop and it's funny you say dust that's the first thing I check I thought perhaps the fan was clogged up with dust but there was barely any which is why I'm confused... I was fiddling around with things today and I checked my security scans and during the times of my pc start up last night I see Intrusion Prevention and today a lot of the same thing as well with Unauthorized Access logged... I'm not sure if all of this is related but I've never even seen an Intrusion Prevention or Unauthorized Access logged in my security scans before...

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 01:32 PM

The computer is probably possessed by a demon...oops I mean it may have a virus. Either that, or the power button header on the motherboard is short-circuiting.
As for the CPU fan, you may have a loose bearing. I had that problem in my laptop and it was making a grinding noise, but it corrected itself.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:25 PM

If you suspect some malware or a virus, post in our Am I Infected forum
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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