Posted 12 August 2006 - 06:51 PM
I have 2 problems, (i think).
1. Sometimes, about once a week, I will be on the computer, and suddenly, w/o warning, the screen will go black for a few seconds, and then change to blue w/ white text saying: Something about a kernel memory crash dump. there is a counter going up in seconds, and some instructions saying restart your computer.... if you see this often... do something about BIO's... and then I restart it, and it works fine, i think, but if I run a chkdsk now, it comes up with piles of 'truncated files'.
I regularily run AVG AV (free), Lavasoft AD-Aware SE personal, and have Sunbelt 'Kerio Personal Firewall', Java Cool's 'Spyward Guard' and 'Spyware Blaster' running too. I also sometimes run TweakNow RegCleaner, and Spybot S&D My computer is a VPR Matrix, windows xp home, sp2 (and many other official updates installed too)
dxdiag shows these specs:
Time of this report: 8/12/2006, 18:44:02
Machine name: THUMPER
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: vpr Matrix, Inc.
System : Personal Computer
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.00GHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 462MB used, 220MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
2. My second problem seems a lot less major, sometimes when I am in an application, or folder, when I close it or minimize it, and look at the desktop, all the icons have moved around, usually scrunched against the left side of the screen.
any and all help is appreciated.