Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:03 PM
I've had this recurring problem over the past couple years. When I'm using my computer, or when it is on but I'm not using it, it will crash and try to restart. This could happen after 2 minutes, or 2 hours, sometimes longer. When the computer tries to restart itself, or when I turn it on after a successful shutdown, it will not start up very often. Usually there will be no monitor response at all, but the computer itself will make some seemingly "working" noises. Sometimes it will get to the blue screen and freeze up. I'd say 1/25 times I press the power button on my computer, it will work, sometimes after trying unplugging it, but that doesn't seem to be perfectly correlated with a better startup success rate. Lately, maybe 1 out of 25 times, I'll see "RV370SE P/N 113-AA14006-103 128MB 324e/196m CRT+TU Bios" then "Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery. Checking for floppy... CD ROM not found!!!..."
This problem used to happen, then I did a system recovery, and it went away. Before it starting crashing orginally, I had a few viruses, and tried getting rid of them using MBAM and other programs. The viruses would get better, then worse, then the crashing/startup problems. I've ran system recovery several times over the last few years and it has always seemed to fix things. This latest time I ran it, I haven't had any classic virus type problems, but the crashing/startup problems came back after two days. I don't know all that much about computers, so I could use any help I can get.