surefire Posted March 5, 2006 Share Posted March 5, 2006 Three days ago, I was doing my normal thing... left the room and came back to find that the computer had shut down all open programs while I was gone. I shutdown, reboot, and when the computer came back on Norton AV was telling me there was an error accessing the system database. Symantec's website gave no valuable info on this error... as usual. Each time I reboot I'd get the same error. So, I decided to backup everything valuable and do a full system scan. During the scan for viruses, about 15 minutes in, the system reboots. When it comes back on, I get the typical windows popup that says 'Your computer has recovered from a serious error'. Here's the specifics C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini030406-04.dmp C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml BCCode : d1 BCP1 : 00000034 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000 BCP4 : F75418F0 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 0_0 Product : 768_1 Several attempts at a full system scan fail in the same way. So I decide to try a defrag of the hard drive. As soon as it starts moving files, bam, reboot. I've really tried to research this kind of problem but haven't found anything definitive. I tried creating a boot image of 'memtest' to run some diagnostics but for some reason the computer won't boot from the CD I created. Using the computer normally hasn't yet resulted in a spontaneous reboot.... It seems to occur only when doing system scans and defrags. As smart as I am with software, I'm out of my element with hardware. This computer is several years old, but I get the feeling there's more life in her if I can figure out what's going on with this. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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