April 15th, 2004, 09:21 AM
Virus restarts computer Name?
Awhile back there was a virus that would restart your computer, anyone remember the name of it. I have looked at the task manager screen: Nothing running under the aplications tab. A lot of things under the Processes tab but nothing that stuck out as a virus.
My computer will restart randomly and sometimes I just lose video. So I restart and it will work fine. Sometimes I need to restart 5 times. But it seems if it is running for 5 minutes it will be good all day long.
I am stumped! Thanks for your Help!
April 15th, 2004, 10:16 AM
I think you're remembering lovesan/msblast, which exploited the rpc/dcom hole in windows. Its attempt to gain control of your computer will make it reboot if it fails. New virus scanners should take care of it though.
Do you have your computer set up to automatically reboot on error? It could be having problems from another source and rebooting automatically. Check your event viewer after it reboots to see if it recorded anything. Are you overclocking?
April 15th, 2004, 10:18 AM
Where is the Event viewer log located?
No overclocking, no beep codes.
Thanks for your help karsh44!!!
April 15th, 2004, 02:58 PM
Control Panel-->Administrative Tools-->Event viewer
If you want to see if its set to reboot on error,
Control Panel-->System-->Advanced-->Startup and Recovery
April 19th, 2004, 12:25 PM
Well I turned off the option to reboot on error and my computer made it through the weekend. Thanks Karsh for the temporary solution.
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