Explanation? sure. I'm fairly computer savvy. My computer has been freezing completely about 5-15 minutes after
I start it, high-cpu/gpu strain or not. I have run combofix on my computer a few times before and everything has turned out well.
So I disabled my security, (avast, malwarebytes, and ad-aware) and set off. The first thing that it did was tell me that it was out of date and update itself. Then it ran through it's 50 processes. Afterward, i saw a text line that caught my attention. It said:
Of course this scared the bleep out of me, but i had faith since i had run it before with no problems. I let it continue, and eventually it rebooted the machine itself as usual. Only problem: When I got to the log on screen, i input m password and it showed the welcome message. Then my backround turned black, which led to a BSOD. So now I'm scared bleepless. Once again, I have misleading faith in it. I restart the computer, each time with the same result. the only difference was two things. one, the error paths began to change, and two, one time i got through the black screen for a few seconds to see combofix pop up on my desktop. It was jumping around, however, like it was trying to stay open but getting closed repeatedly. after that, i tried the system restore point that combofix created at the beginning of it's scan to no avail. Then I tried the only other restore point i had. thankfully, it was from about a week ago. Now I am miraculously onto my computer typing this so that i can get it fixed before my comp crashes again. It isnt repeating the 5-10 min crashes, as it has taken at least 30 mins to type this. I still cant enable Avast's shields. I am updating my windows defender definitions right now, and checking my windows firewall. please assist me before I have to buy a new computer...
Edited by crazkilljoy, 18 June 2012 - 05:29 AM.