This happened before I reinstalled my OS, then everything was FINE.
I had to reinstall because I was infected with Win Sality. ( Wiped and reinstalled. My old thread was deleted? )
I googled to see if it was just a problem with the computer type.. But other computers have this problem too.
It seems, from the day I bought the computer, after a few days it does this and I have to reinstall ( I've only reinstalled once actually.. )
I found this yahoo answer post that explains exactly how it happens with me.
This computer is about 3 years old, worked fine until last week. The computer has been a bit sluggish for about a year, but it worked well enough. Now, the computer will work for a while (anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour).
The computer starts fine. At some point, the computer will completely freeze. At this point, I cannot bring up the "clrl+alt+dlt" menu. However, the keyboard is still getting function (I can turn on and off the caps lock key), and the mouse functions. The computer will not recover from this. If I continue to click around, or push keys, the computer will completely freeze, and I will hear a continuous beep from the CPU. Just one beep. My only alternative is to hit my power supply switch and restart.
Only difference? This computer is older, and it started after about 2-3 weeks of reinstall.
When I play games after awhile the game will freeze, but.. I was playing an online one and I noticed the chat was still going, and well the characters were frozen but there was still animation.. Gun fire, no sound or anything, it would just continuously skip where it froze. Sort of like a stutter, say it freezes in the middle of this sentence.
" Hey guys, wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh. "
So, I ran eset online scanner and it found no trace of win Sality..
No virus at all.
I ran malware bytes.. No virus at all.
I checked my registry and I saw nothing suspicious, checked my program files, everything.
The night this happened I was just browsing the net.
What is my infection? What is the problem? It's not the ram because I upgraded every ram stick when I reinstalled my OS.
I tried to do a system restore, didn't work.. I selected to about 3 weeks ago and it trys, then it reboots and says " Your system could not be restored. No files were deleted/restored. "
I was going to backup my hard drive but I thought it was just bad luck and I'd never get infected again anyway..
Help me, please!
Also: I only upgraded one memory stick, could one of the other 3 be bad? I don't know how to test..
Edited by ZlobIsFun, 22 February 2010 - 11:54 PM.