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a serious error has occurred

I am getting a pop up box that says "a serious error has occurred. Restart your computer now". It continues to reappear after I restart my computer. I tried to do a system restore to a prior date but it did not work x 3 attempts. Any ideas?
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angelhope
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angelhope
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rindiCommented:
run memtest86+ to test the RAM, also use the manufacturer's testing utility to test the HD. You'll find both on the UBCD.

http://ultimatebootcd.com

Also make yourself a ubcd4win, boot your PC with it and run the antivirus and malware scanners on it.

http://ubcd4win.com
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CasUKCommented:
It sounds like a virus to me. Make sure that you have some antivirus and antispyware programs on your computer, first of all - and that they are up to date.

If you are already up to date,  try to repair the system:

1. Click Start > Run
2. Type in "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes)
3. Press OK.

Wait for the program to finish, and then restart your computer to see if you still have the error message.
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c661jmbCommented:
You can run scans without going to the trouble of installing software onto your PC:

To run a virus scan visit: http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan

To do a free online Trojan scan visit: http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/

You could try to deterimine if there is a program starting that is causing the issue by:
Click Start
Click Run
Type MSCONFIG
Click on the STARTUP tab and look for files that you do not recognise.
You can disble them by removing the tick in the box next to the item.

Let us know how you get on.
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orangutangCommented:
Also, if you can start in safe mode, send us your HijackThis (http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/hijackthis.php) log.
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angelhopeAuthor Commented:
It must have been spyware; maybe a virus. I ran several cleaning tools. I really trhink it was RegCure(new) that straightened it out. Thanks for all the tips!
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rindiCommented:
your welcome
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