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Sea_Waif_19

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Can anyone tell me what to do about my computer
crashing (Windows 98) when I'm not using it?

I leave it on screensaver ..and now it just crashes
and reboots (saying windows closed unsafely)

I hadn't shut down windows. Why is this happening
all of a sudden?

Sea_Waif_19
 
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My advice is go to housecalls & run the free online virus scanner.
Click here to do so!

for a free virus scanner ( if you need one ) you can add to your system... go get AVG. Click here to download AVG

and to protect yourself from hackers etc... Get Zone Alarm
Click here the free version is fine


then there is spyware ... (spyware is a real menace )go get Ad-Aware
Click here to download it

Hopefully w/ this and a system maintenace run w/ cleanup it'll be fine........ Click here for help in cleaning up!

Savvy :)
 

Sea_Waif_19

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Thank you! I'll go to the recommended sites
and try them. I do have antivirus software
running already. I have AVX (Central Command)

and Mail Defense as well. I hope they have contributed
to the problem.

Much Obliged,
Sea_Waif_19

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Originally posted by Sea_Waif_19
Can anyone tell me what to do about my computer
crashing (Windows 98) when I'm not using it?

I leave it on screensaver ..and now it just crashes
and reboots (saying windows closed unsafely)

I hadn't shut down windows. Why is this happening
all of a sudden?

Sea_Waif_19
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well if you have anti-virus software running already then you probably do not need to download AVG... at least not until you see the results from using housecall online scanner. I hope you will use it as its the best one to find the newest virus & worms.

Savvy :)

PS... After you have done all the listed options above... then you need to see if its a resource problem....possibly to many items in your startup that runs in the background whether in use or not.
 

~Candy~

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Have you checked inside to be sure the cpu fan is spinning? Is there any evidence that it may be overheating? Do you have the computer on a back-up power supply? Does this occur if you turn off the screensaver?
 

Sea_Waif_19

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AcaCandy asks:

> Have you checked inside to be sure the cpu fan is spinning?
> Is there any evidence that it may be overheating?

The fan is running fine. It doesn't appear to be overheating.
I just had a recent upgrade for my CPU a little over a month ago.



SavvyLady writes:

House Call is a great site! They found no bugs.

I may take my CPU in for a hardware check ...just
to make sure it's not a hardware problem.

Thank you both for your helpful advice.

:cool:

Sea_Waif_19
 
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check the startup list ... I feel you have to much running at one time in the background... that will crash it when the screen saver starts .


Savvy
 
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