(1)The PROBLEM: I am seriously pissed off. My computer is restarting randomly-well, maybe not randomly, it has a tendency to restart when I am running a full system scan in almost any anti-spyware program. I get stupid pop-ups when I am on the internet, even though I have Google toolbar popup blocker.
(2): Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 2
512 MB RAM
2 40GB HDs (C:\ and D:\, respectfully.)
My C drive consists mostly of games, but recently I have been accoustomed to Torrents. So, I have some music as well.
My D drive consists mostly of music.
(3)What I've done so far:
Microsoft AntiSpyware (current def.)
Norton Internet Security (current def.)
Manually gone in System32\Windows and deleted spyware programs\trojans. (grrrr)
Started listening to angry rap music. (NWA)
System Restore.(sort of useful. still restarting, still getting stupid popups. not as much.)
Suggestions made that didn't work:
(1)Select the Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure. My reply to this- That is about the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Now, to entertain myself even more, when my computer STILL restarts, I get a happy little blue screen telling me that my hard-earned PC has\is a failure. What a shot to the self esteem. And plus then I have to turn OFF the computer, so I guess the pc doesn't really restart. Because you know, you can't do anything when a blue screen pops up. And if you're running XP and a blue screen pops up, that's an insult.
Edited by mirvana, 17 November 2005 - 08:34 PM.