Will do this sometimes once in 3 days, sometimes 3 times a day. Sometimes it will reboot by pushing the big start button (hold for 5 seconds to shut down), then wait a minute and start again. Sometimes it will just blink on the start light and will not start at all (I am told this usually indicates stand-by). Then most times it will reboot no problem.
Ok, I have done many things and I think your help is my last resource. I have ran Norton Anti-virus and found no virus's. I have ran Trend anti-virus and found 2 virus' and were removed. I have ran http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm and found no virus'. I ran and am running AVG anti-spy software and found and removed 2 spyware. I ran Lavasoft and removed 2 Ad-ware. I uninstalled Norton Anti-virus software and installed Avast Anti-virus and am running it now and found no virus'.
I believe I am clean, however, I have a question. What if Norton did find some virus' over the years and removed infected files. How does one rebuild the files missing if they are system files? Win 98 was easy to do this when the install disk was copied to .cab files. I have Windows XP Home. Have no .cab files and like most computers you buy now, they come pre-loaded so you do not get the install disk. At least not at Future Shop in Canada.
This not a recent problem. I have worked on this nearly a year and have taken it in to computer techs and they can't find any hardware problem. I get it back and after a few days. there it goes again. grrrrrrrrr
Here are some specs:
Windows XP Home edition
Service Pack 2
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.19 GHz 448 MB of Ram
I have looked at System Restore but the earliest date does not go far enough back. I was having the problems way before then.
Would anyone have any suggestions?
Edited by bobdor, 10 December 2006 - 09:01 PM.