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Computer restarts before loading windows many times!!!!!

by dmm2123 / July 14, 2005 5:27 AM PDT

This morning go to turn on my work computer and it just restarted on its on for like 15minutes before loading windows....I use windows 2000 Pro. Also when it finally loaded first it was running 100% CPU usage so i took the chance to restart it and it did the whole restarting thing until it loaded windows. A couple of times it even restarted on its own while i was working on it. So i did a virus check and adware and cleaned it up....the virus scan found 3 infected files 2 were infected with WORM_SOBER.S and the other was IRC_ZCREW.B, i have deleted those files and quarantined what adware found and still having the restarting problem. Also, after it load windows i get a lot of errors saying this program has generated errors and will be shut whenever i use internet explorer also for the first time it did it to the explorer.exe file.....please help! Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated.

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Repairing a damaged OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 5:43 AM PDT

I start by trying SAFE MODE and using scanning tools that I installed before the issue or use a parallel install of Windows 2000 to scan the drive.

SOBER is quite old and stopped by free tools such as AVG and ZONE ALARM so I must ask if you can share your thoughts about how got on the machine.


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No idea
by dmm2123 / July 14, 2005 7:06 AM PDT

Right now we are running CHKDSk on it and its replaced some bad clusters but its still going..what has caused that?
Its beyond me how sober.s got on it...the computer is used strictly for work - I do not use email on it either. There is internet access but not much surfing is done. I researched the worm and saw its old, but I have done a virus scan on it at least once a week.

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So no antivirus installed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 8:35 AM PDT
In reply to: No idea

That's living dangerously. Even surfing with IE isn't safe enough to go without an AV. And with Free AVG being free, it's rare to find a machine without virus protection. In other words, you can get a pest on the machine via IE if you don't have protection.


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by stormfords / July 18, 2005 10:23 AM PDT

look just go to thge computer fair and buy a new pentium 4 for like 800 buck problems solved with windows xp on it

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