Help needed!! Don’t know what to do. This is regards my 3rd self build computer that was previously running for a month with no issues. Last night I switched on my computer and when it got to the windows screen (with the icons) and it reset itself. After several tries o got it working for a couple of minutes to find that avast had found a virus that was spreading through my computer like wildfire. Any attempts to access programmes caused the programme to reset. I got check disk to work but it didn’t find any errors. At this point I decided to reset the hard drive. After a full format at restart it seemed to work fine. But it is now doing the same and resetting at windows. After 3-4 resets it will be fine and I can use it fine and it runs programmes no problem. I’ve run memtest and it doesn’t detect any issues. Please help me find what’s going on. I have
Window xp home Seagate 160g hdd Antec neopower 480w AMD 64 3000 Leadtek Winfast 6600gt extreme Foxxcon winfast NF4K8AC motherboard 2x Crucial 512mb 3200 memory. All are running at stock speeds and all are connected properly and the temps on mobo say 28 at startup
All drivers are up to date and loaded from the internet. The bios is the original.
I have loaded in terms of programmes.
AVG virus The Nvidia firewall Winfast 2 Zonelabs firewall
The windows blue screen seems to be a lot shorter than normal Avast said the virus was a trojan but cant remember the name. After starting in safe mode and running checks no problems are found. I think I may have an issue with my motherboard what ca nu suggest. I really don’t know what to do next can you help!!
I believe the Nvidia one is less of a drain on resources seeing as it's written specifically for the chipset and interface, but I couldn't tell you which is more `effective` - it just comes down to which you prefer using.