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I'm not sure where else to turn, I think my WinXP Pro SP2 installation on my PC may have a virus or something. Before anyone suggests that it's a hardware thing, it's not because it's not just a random black screen then hearing the roar of my GPU on POST, Windows actually goes through the process of logging off and saving settings, and finally restart the computer, as if I were to click Start>Turn Off> and click Restart. Any idea of what could be causing this, Google gave me squat, they all talked about BSOD random reboots, not the kind I'm experiencing.
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pop the windows cd and do a repair.. also check drivers and ultimately run memtest to make sure ram is good
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check temps and run hardware test but it sounds more like software, I would do a quick restore...
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Temps are fine and I can stress test my PC all I want, it doesn't hit temps above 48c in my case. I know this has to be software, it's a tough decision, but I'm thinking of reformatting, the My Documents are all stored on a seperate partition, but the only thing I really risk losing is Norton Antivirus that my cousin gave to me. I have used Avast! but I don't trust it quite as much as the one I'm using now. Either way I got hacked.
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If it's software issues, have you tried reinstalling the drivers?
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post #6 of 12
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nope, but I have noticed that every so often when I cold boot the system one of the svchost.exe programs takes 50% of my CPU (100% effectively on a single core CPU) for about 30 seconds, then backs off. It also sucks around 74MB of RAM while it's doing this
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svchost.exe is a batch of Services packed together. Though, I never seen it run like that before... Google time.
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they said to be carfull that it was sCVhost, because it was part of a worm called Gaobot. I did check it and it is an sVChost program running
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerohero1024 View Post
they said to be carfull that it was sCVhost, because it was part of a worm called Gaobot. I did check it and it is an sVChost program running
Try this. It seems like there was a Hot Fix out for a while now.
http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/archiv...t-exe-msi.aspx

EDIT: Good luck! Bed time for me. Almost 3AM.
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Allright, we'll see what that does.
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