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Old 05-30-08, 03:53 PM   #161
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ooh ok, now its even weirder.... i left my headphones plugged in cus i didnt want the make the comp shut sown again... then after a while the sound started playing thru the headphones again... ok... then after a while the computer just switched off by itself again... after i did nothing at all.

so i switched the comp back on and the date and time had changed to midnight april 2006... so now ive re-set my time and date again....
so now im back online and i notice my norton symbal in the bottom corner and its ticked sayin norton is protecting me....(whats wrong with that u might ask) normally whenever im on internet it isnt protecting me...and the symbal has a cross on it.... its been that way since.... forever.... y is it now protecting me after all this time...? my comp has gone crazy! :(

does my computer need a doctor zets?



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Old 05-31-08, 04:17 PM   #162
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If norton used to have a red cross through it that means that it was disabled and unless you had any other antivirus product running you were not protected against viruses.

This behavior is indicative of either a usb hardware/driver failure or a virus, most likely the latter.

I suggest uninstalling norton if you are not paying for the subscribtion (its no good to you if you havent put money into it) and install AVG 8 free edition or windows live onecare. Windows live onecare is $50 a year for virus, spyware, and registry protection and maintenance. One care is made by Microsoft and as long as you have a valid version of windows xp or up it should work. if you are running 98, me, 2000 or another windows os made before xp I suggest using avg 8 or lower and scanning.

Here is a link to the onecare website
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

It is free to try for 90 days.

If you do a scan with onecare and it fixes everything/doesnt find anything and you still experience the problem then we can peruse different channels.

Oh I forgot to mention if you install onecare it should uninstall norton for you.
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computer has gone back to normal today.. and i think im paying for norton. grrr



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Well I would suggest switching over to one care, depending on your operating system.

I used to use AVG but then after a horrible crash incident recently with my new computer I decided to stick with one care like my computer guru teacher had told me. >>

Norton itself is little more than a expensive symbiont, if even that. It is a massive resource hog compared to other anti-virus programs and slows down your computer considerably.

I am glad things are back to normal but that doesn't mean they will stay that way. Better to start on maintenance before the thing gives out on ya :P

It would help to have your system specs, you probably already gave them I just forgot where they are posted >> If you give me your system specs I can tell you a good maintenance option

Stuff like:Brand, when bought, processor type, operating system, type of usb headphones, camera, ect. and any security software you use or other system utilities.
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ok so ive uninstalled norton (tho im still paying for it.. how do i stop that?)
and now installed AVG 8.0

all by myself... *pats self on back*

comp is being weird again today... keeps shutting down, if i move the comp and when i plugged in headphones again. grrr
duno why its being so weird :( avg scanning ok and not found any viruses or anything



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You should consult their website, I dont know how to unsubscribe from norton as I dont usually pay for things, I get them for free. XD I dont steal mind you I just use free license software and the like.

Even though you think you uninstalled norton it probably left rootkits behind on your computer, this however would probably only slow it down a tad bit, nothing more. It is a very complicated process to remove a root kit.

So your computer shuts down when you move it? Does it go through the normal shutdown process or just die?

I am beginning to suspect your problem may be hardware related. :/ It may be something as simple as a loose power chord or a bad power supply or something that I couldnt even begin to fathom D:

Hardware isnt my strong suite but I do fine with it.
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so what do i do about it?

doesnt go thru shutdown process... it just dies.



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Alright that is important information.

It may be a faulty power supply or a poorly connected chord.

Check to make sure the power cable is secure on your pc. If it is loose at all this may be the culprit.

It would be helpful to know the Name of your computer's manufacturer, the model designation (something like Dell Inspiron 5150) and what year it was produced approximately.
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wires are definately plugged in properly.

hmm e-system, windows vista. intel celeron m430 1.73GHz (no idea what info means or whats important)
cant see a year... but vista is fairly new right?



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Well I gather you have a notebook then?

Your processor might be underpowered to run vista.... I know they SAY it is ok but idk if it really is.

I really wouldnt know because I run duel core 2.56 ghz amd 64 bit processors.

When did you buy the computer?

Is this computer new?

The model of the computer should be printed on it somewhere, please look for that for me... would ya?

An E-system eh? I think they are owned by acer now... although you could have gotten one from when gateway was in charge...

Your computer is fairly new and if you bought it, it may still be under warranty or there may be info about your specific model and this problem online. I cant really look up anything until you get me that model number.

here is an example: http://pctuning.tyden.cz/ilustrace3/Sul ... _velky.jpg

Look at the green thing right by the space bar, it says Aspire 7720, that is the model of the acer laptop.

I choose an acer as an example because I am guessing yours may look similar.
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