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Computer Restarts Automatically!?

I need some helps guys... my computer restarts automatically. I dunno why it does it but the thing that triggers my PC to restart automatically is when I go to Start --> Run --> regedit and then I do a search in the registry and the PC just automatically restarts everytime... My specs are

1.8 GHz AMD Athlon XP
1024 megs PC2100 Ram
80 gig HardDrive
Gigabyte VTXE+ (I think is it)
Windows XP Professional w/service pack 1
420 watt Power Supply
ATI Rage 128 (its not the video card)
Onboard Sound
SMZ EZ Nic Card

Thats all the specs I could think of... any suggestions is greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance...

Daniel

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(NT) Anything special happening before or during restart?

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Re:Computer Restarts Automatically!?

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Oh yeah... I am not running any firewall or anti virus programs... I do not have anything running in the background of the computer when I do a search in the registry... so nothing else is running but regedit

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"I am not running any firewall or anti virus programs.."

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Please visit the Security Forum and get some help.

Also, try that with one stick of ram as a test.

Bob

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Security Forum?!

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How would the security forum help? I mean I am having a problem with the computer automatically restarting when searching the registry... but I will try the ramtest... which I don't think it could but but don't know till I test it...

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Humor him

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Sometimes malware doesn't like you using regedit and stops you from using it. Until you check your PC for viruses and spyware, how will we know if that is the problem or not? The problem could be physical (memory) or software (corrupt system files) as suggested in other posts or it could be malware.

I might be biased though. I am a mod in the Security forum.

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Re:Re:Computer Restarts Automatically!?

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"...I am not running any firewall or anti virus programs..."

Why no antivirus protexction when you can d/l Free AVG?
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php

You should also scan your PC for parasite.
Follow the links in Bob's post and do a full scan and let us know if your PC is free of parasite.
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6142-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=1375&messageID=15727

Your sudden reboot could be due to a corrupt system file since it happens when you try and use RegEdit.
Try running System File Checker to replace any corrupt system files.

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Re:Re:Re:Computer Restarts Automatically!?

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Ok, doing the System File Scan... I totally forgot about that... I think it did find some files it needed to replace since it needed my XP CD... but I don't have a anti virus program running because they interfere with alot of my gaming and e-mails so whenever I suspect I have a virus I use panda software...

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

I also use AdAware Professional

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

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Why not install a virus scanner...

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but disable it from running in real-time mode while gaming. Schedule regular scans with up-to-date virus defs. Best of both worlds.

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Trouble with checker

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I am also having the same trouble and tried running the Sytem File Check. When I did it I got the message You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the Windows File Checker. I am logged on as the administrator. Any ideas?

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"I am not running any firewall or anti virus programs.."

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If this doesn't apply to you, please start your very own new discussion at this link -> http://forums.cnet.com/5204-6142_102-0.html?forumID=5

Clink on the Create a New Thread.

If you are not running a firewall + antivirus, please use the former advice since it's still good.

Bob

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Re: pcpitstop.com

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I use that site alot... great site.... (pcpitstop.com)

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So you're saying that ....

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your PC has no viruses or spyware? Then I guess it's time to start checking system files and memory. System files would probably be more likely if it only happens during regedit.

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Sys Files and Ram Test...

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Yeah I still have not done the RAM test yet... but I have done the system files check and the SFC /scannnow is suppose to go through without the CD if there are no errors but it required me to have the CD so I think it was a file problem... but I'll still the ram test... any good programs to check ram consistancy?

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Re:Sys Files and Ram Test... Try one stick at a time.

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It's been sniffing it out around here.

Bob

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Thanks for all the help you guys!!!

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Thanks for all the help you guys!!!

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