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#1 Johnsonpapa

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:01 PM

Ok guys. I am not an expert but I am good at computers. Recently I installed the game SPORE. Yeah I know it doesn't matter. After the installation, my C drive has 1.23 GB left. For some reason my computer acts REALLY slow on my other account. Everytime I start firefox the laptop shuts it self down automatically (it is like you press and hold the power button). When I tried to turn it on again, it won't. I have to wait for 3 to 10 minutes in order to turn it on again. During that period when I press the power button the lights goes on and within 1 second it goes off. It is really weird. I scanned my computer but I didn't find any viruses... yet. Now I am using the Administrator account (Owner) not the other admin account (Johnson). On this account I am using internet explorer. I haven't open firefox on this account because I do not want to take the risk that the error will spread to this account. I only use this account when a virus or something comes up. So here I am guys. What is wrong with my computer?

P.S. When I play SPORE, the computer goes really slow. When I first played it it wasn't slow at all! I can't believe that it is loading REALLY slow after I shut the game down. Everytime I do something it freezes and I need to wait for about 1 to 3 minutes. It might be my RAM so I will be getting one really soon.

My computer infomation:
COMPAQ PRESARIO
Operating System: XP SP2 Home Edition
Version: 2002

Intel® Celeron® M processor - 1.60GHz
1.60GHz, 504 MB of RAM. (I know, the game requires 512 RAM to run but when I first run it, it seems to be fine)

Antivirus Program: Windows Firewall, Avira Antivirus (I just updated this to version 9) and Super Anti Spyware
Internet Browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox

Recent activities on the computer:
Installation of SPORE
Download pictures from the official spore website
Got this shut down event
Update on Avira Antivirus (10 mins ago)
Here I am

Oh and I installed this SupremeReg Pro program and done a normal scan and just clicked fix. WHen my laptop acts up I immediately uninstall the program. But I am not sure if it has any thing to do with this error like event.

Please help me out guys.

Edited by Johnsonpapa, 03 May 2010 - 04:03 PM.


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#2 Johnsonpapa

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:58 PM

For some reason when I open up firefox again now it stopped. But I would still want you guys to help me investigate this problem. After I updated the antivirus. It blocked this autorun.inf from D drive. Is it a virus or some sort?

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#3 Ken-in-West-Seattle

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:57 PM

which presario?

serial number and pn from the back sticker.

Is there any reason you are not running sp3 and have more ram? Some older computers have a 512 mb limit...

There is a widespread autorun malware, but autorun.inf can be a normal file on cd's.

Can you run malwarebytes antimalware?
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Edited by Ken-in-West-Seattle, 03 May 2010 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:02 AM

Oh and I installed this SupremeReg Pro program and done a normal scan and just clicked fix. WHen my laptop acts up I immediately uninstall the program. But I am not sure if it has any thing to do with this error like event.


Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.Specs Required for SPORE:

System Requirements
Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® XP with Service Pack 1 and Vista
Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium® 4 or equivalent
Memory: 512 MB RAM (768 MB RAM for Vista)
Graphics: 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
DirectX®: The latest version of DirectX 9.0c or higher
Hard Drive: At least 4 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB additional space for creations
For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:

Intel Integrated Chipset, 945GM or above
2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
768 MB RAM



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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:21 PM

does the computer only shut down when you try to open firefox? What about other programs? it's strange for it to shutdown when only firefox is opened. It sounds like an overheating problem.




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