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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by onetoo3com, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. onetoo3com

    onetoo3com Registered Member

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    Hi all, anyone know what could be the problem. My pc's alarm keeps going off. Don't know what it means, so I just shut it down.
    It's only a cheap thing off ebay. It's 3 ghz. 2 gig of ram, so it shouldn't be struggling. Any ideas?:confused:
     
  2. FreeTheTV

    FreeTheTV BANNED BANNED

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    Rip the alarm out of your computer, look it square in the eye, and say the following:

    Listen, I know where you live. You better shut the fuck up before I rip off your head and take a piss down your throat.

    Should work perfectly.
     
  3. thejuice

    thejuice Newbie

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    could be any one of a hundred things, but my first guess would be a heat issue. Check your temps or download a program to do so. Everest will work.
     
  4. onetoo3com

    onetoo3com Registered Member

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    Thanks Juice, it was an heat issue. But now my browsers keep crashing. I'm sure I picked something up last night. I was using Bit Che to find some torrents, got what I wanted (it had a good write up) installed it and everything was OK, but when I went to another site my PC restarted itself and when it re-started, my AV was turned off (avast) and would not start. I ran Malawares and that crashed.
    I went and got Nod32 free trial, installed it from their site, it found 2 suspected files. I removed them. Scanned it again and was all clear.
    I have used Spybot (that crashes) Malawres (still crashes) Windows online PC checker (crashes), Ccleaner (OK). Doesn't look too good?
    Any ideas.
    Google Chrome is the only one I can use without it crashing.
    Any one any ideas?
     
  5. soulchief

    soulchief Junior Member

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    if it was a heat issue, it could have over-heated other components. Using any kind of file scanner wouldnt do anything, it would be a hardware issue, not viruses.
     
  6. onetoo3com

    onetoo3com Registered Member

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    Thanks soulcheif, but the heat issue was a couple of days ago and this only started doing it last night.
     
  7. venn

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    pretty sure its hardware related. What program do u use to measure the temp?
    did u clean your processor and mobo heatsinks?
     
  8. onetoo3com

    onetoo3com Registered Member

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    Hi Venn, I am using MM5 to monitor the motherboard, not too sure what the settings should actually be.
    I have installed Hijackthis, but it only gets half way through the prog and then crashes, Malawares is telling me that I don't have the appropriate permission to run it. Spyware bot still crashes and Trojan Remover will not start saying the same about not having permission. Driving me up the fkn wall.
    The alarm has stopped going off but now all this shit.
    Stuck!
     
  9. Entrepreneur

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    Did you check your temps in Bios? I once ran one at 90' for a while and i killed the CPU. This might be what has happened. Once I changed the CPU and heatsink all was well.

    I'd also check the temps again in Bios, if you're running at high temps then that will cause instability. So buy some heatsink and redo the CPU. You want the processor, in an ideal world, to be below 50 or degrees. Stability issues won't really occur, from recollection, until about 70-80.
     
  10. seoseeker175

    seoseeker175 Newbie

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    onetoo3com,
    Which OS are you using?
    I prefer any Linux distro as my main OS and then use Windows as Virtual OS inside Linux. Contact me if you need guidelines for that.

    Anyways, back to the solution. I guess it has some system file corrupted.
    For sureshot solution, to whatever problem there is,
    In Win XP/Vista, Go to start menu, "Accesories" > "System Tools" > "System Restore"
    And choose the date when you were confortable with your system. Preferrably, a couple of weeks should be fine.

    Let me know.
     
  11. onetoo3com

    onetoo3com Registered Member

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    Cheers all, I had an old fan and heatsink lying about. The heatsink wouldn't fit, so I just wired the other fan up, and it works ok. The temp when I checked it was (sys. temp. 36) (CPU temp. 80) and after the fan was installed (sys.temp. 33) (CPU temp 67).

    SEO, I am using XP.
    It looks as though I will have to learn about using a virtual OS before this one blows up. Any particular tips would go a long way to help me.
    So back to my temperature's do you think the temps are OK at 67 for the CPU and 36 for the system?
    Ps, the fan I installed sounds like a fkn hurricane in my office, talk about noisey, jeez, need a pair of fkn earmuffs.