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Posted on 2001-08-15
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I am running Windows 2000 Professional,and occasionally the computer goes into restart,after restarting it checks all drives for errors then restarts. At times I am also having mouse freezes,I don't know if the two faults are related.

When the computer restarts it "dumps" a file on the E drive as a DMP file,sometimes a mini at 64MB,other times upto 30.000MB.

What can I do to stop the crashes?
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by:dredge
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Start by running Anti-Virus on your computer.

but, probably the only true solution to this, is to backup all of the files you need, format your hard drive and re-install everything from the ground up.

the .DMP files are memory dumps - the size of the file depends on how much you have loaded into memory, and in the paging file, at the time the system crashes. you can easily turn this off by right clicking "My Computer", going to "Properties", the "Advanced" tab, "Startup And Recovery", and change "Write Debugging Information" to "(none)"
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by:gensavage
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Sorry,I should have told you,but when I run a virus check,when it reaches the E drive,about 13% of the way in the check,the computer ALWAYS goes into restart,then checks all the drives again.

I have nevre rub a virus check on E without is restarting(Norton Anti Virus)

PAUL
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sounds like you have a corrupted hard drive.

i would take it to a PC repair shop and have them check that hard drive.
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Have you been helped here, or is more needed?  If you've been helped, just choose the comment from the Expert who helped you to convert it to the accepted answer to then grade and close this.

This is a helpful link in terms of virus/trojan/worm activities, cleaners (pay and free) and some step-by-step information.  Also includes some Critical update links from Microsoft to minimize security risks and more.

http://www.burtonsys.com/virus_advice.html

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