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Computer Restarts when I try specific commands

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Remnorz, Jul 11, 2007.

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    OK...

    Intel celeron cpu 2.80ghz, 256 ram, windows xp home sp2...

    This is a low end computer and the reason for it being so low end is that it's a digital signage computer... the only purpose of this computer is turn on and launch a specific program that streams video... Due to this I can't have AV software on the machine running (because it can cause it to lock down etc.). Right now I'm writing this thread from said computer because, I was told it was having issues and I'm trying to pinpoint why it keeps restarting.

    So far I've found that the computer restarts (in safe mode and normal mode) when I try to access msconfig/regedit etc. Also if I try to run a program from any cd it will cause a restart to the system. I dunno if it's a virus (it can very well be).

    So that's about it... I will do my best to supply a hijack log (if it lets me run hijack), but any suggestions will be appreciated.

    BTW, I can use windows normally, run any programs already installed, but If I try to run anything new or even download a file and save it to my computer it will restart... so it may be a HD issue dunno.
     
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