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for the last two days my pc has been re-starting itself, and especially today it has restarted itself 2 times in a row. :hea:
when it started again it asked me if i wanted to start windows when my settings worked fine or start windows normally, i chose the worked fine one.
when i logged on a message saying 'windows has recovered from a serious error' came up. i chose to 'send error report' and it came back with this screen:
it says something about an unknown device driver being the reason why but they don't know how to solve the problem.
the only driver i can think of is the one i installed for my gamepad as i put that on my pc yesterday, could it be that?
if anyone on here could help me i'd be very greatfull!
You must have an antivirus application installed. If not, download and install AVG - Free version (http://www.free-av.com/) and after that, update it with the latest virusdefinitions. Next, let the program perform a full system scan.
Install a firewall. However, WindowsXP inbuilt firewall helps some as long as it is enabled.
>>> ZoneAlarm <<< (http://www.download.com/3000-2092-10039884.html) is a free, famous prizewinning firewall.
Before installing it, first disable WindowsXP firewall.
Next Free programs are equally essential:
Please download and install http://www.download.com/3405-8022-5153545.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5 ----Ad-Aware SE then go check for updates. Next run the program, and delete the bad files it finds.
Next, download and install http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/ ---- Spybot Search and Destroy then go check for updates. Next run the program, and delete the bad files it finds.
Next, download and install Spyware Blaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html)then go check for updates. This program prevents malware to enter your pc.
thanks joseph! do you have all these programs?
is ok that i use firefox as my internet exporer?
i have ewido ant-spyware, is that ok to keep instead of ad aware se etc
Click on the links to download them! :) They are all freewarez! :)
yes but should i use them at the same time as ewido antispyware?
ewido antispyware:confused: (ewido)????
yes, its an anti spyware program the man at the pc shop put on for me when i had my pc upgraded. it works very well
Anyway, Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D are programs that in principle do the same, but as themselves are not complete (both are freeware you know) so they 'overlap' each other. That is why it is recommended to run both programs side by side, one after the other, so: both.
OK. what i see from Ewido looks good. :tmb: There is no problem running all three programs after each other to get the baddy this time.
ok so ive ran avg and ive set up the firewall. downloading the other two programs now
edit:ran ad aware. a few tracking cookies but thats all
avg- no viruses
spybot- still running
Chug a Bug
Ewido is fine running alongside Antivirus I've used it in conjunction with Norton AV, AVG and Avast antivirus software, not all at the same time I hasten to add.
thanks for the info chug.
done spybot now. came back with some advertising cookies but thats all. should that have stopped my problem now?
Chug a Bug
I'm probably stating the obvious here but have you tried uninstalling that new driver you mentioned? You can always re-install it if thats not whats causing the problem.
problem has (touches wood) gone now i think. thanks anyway!
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