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My computer is less than a year old and ever since i have had it it has randomly restarts. but the thing is that it does it in diffrent ways. some times it locks up and i have to restart other times i get the blue screen of death and some times it just restarts by it self. im a bit of a noob so i dont know why it is doin it for sure but i would like to know so i can fix this annoying problem. I have a feeling it is the hard drive but not positive. so could any one suggest a good prog. to test my hard drive for bad parts.

thx. paul
 

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donload the hard drive manufacturers diognostic utility from their download section and run it on the hard drive
if that comes up clear run
chkdsk f/ r
post your system specs including the power supply details from the label on the side of the power supply
post any bsod error messages in full
 

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Hey,

There are a number of reasons why your computer can lock up, randomly restart or exhibit other strange behavior. Best thing to do is make note of EVERYTHING that happens prior to and after a lock up or BSOD. Another note on BSOD's, write down everything that it says. That is useful information. Eight times out of 10 it will hit the nail on the head as to what's wrong and the other two times it narrows it down quite a bit and you have to use process of elimination.

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Brandon
 

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Reason # 120,978 to hate XP Home

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System
2. Go to Advanced
3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"

Then you will get the blue screen instead of a random restart
Copy that info into your next post

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager
See if there are any yellow !!!s showing and let us know what they are
 

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(first time using hijackthis)
my comp specs are
Windows XP Home Edition
AMD Athlon 64 x2Dual core Processor 3800+
2.01GHz, 1gb ram
if it helps
and my power supply is a turbolink switching power supply
model LC-A420 ATX 12v


ok. i unchecked Automatically restart and will write down what it says next time it does it. and here is what hijackthis gave me with i did the scan
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:24:46 AM, on 1/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\hjt\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ptec/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ptec/defaults/sp/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.the-legion.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ptec/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_6_2_0.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_6_2_0.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Seekmo Toolbar - {53E0B6E8-A51D-448B-B692-40B67B285543} - C:\Program Files\Seekmo Programs\Seekmo Toolbar\SeekmoTB.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [amd_dc_opt] "C:\Program Files\AMD\amd_dc_opt\amd_dc_opt.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TXP] c:\program files\topthemesxp\txp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Launch LGDCore] "C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe" /SHOWHIDE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Launch LCDMon] "C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\\Steam.exe -silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - Startup: Xfire.lnk = C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe" /h ccCommon (file missing)
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe


THX for lookin at this post and helpin me out :D
 

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Why did you post a HJT log?
This is the wrong forum for that, but it doesn't matter as your problem is not evidenced in your log
It is more likely a driver or hardware issue.
Did you look in your Device Manager yet?

Also see if there are any system failure messages in Event Viewer
 

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i have a few that say warning and some of the sources say disk and some dhcp the ones that are for disk say the following
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.
0000: 00680003 00b60001 00000000 80040033
0010: 0000012d 00000000 00000000 00000000
0020: 55960e00 0000001c 00000269 00000000
0030: ffffffff 00000003 84000040 00000002
0040: 120a2000 40200340 00000000 0000000a
0050: 00000000 86075ba8 00000000 86075978
0060: 00000002 0e2acb07 2a0e0028 000007cb
0070: 00000008 00000000 000b00f0 0b000000
0080: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
 
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