is this a virus

  Newuser2 19:24 06 Nov 2009

My son's Sony lappy has developed a strange fault.
After about 20 mins it displays an error message that a hardware fault has been detected and the lappy then crashes. Its running vista and is up to date on patches etc.
I've not had a chance to look at the lappy which is just over 2 years old.

  rdave13 19:32 06 Nov 2009

Check event viewer. If it's running fine for 20 mins then crashes it could be due to over heating.

  tullie 19:42 06 Nov 2009

What is he using as antivirus and firewall?

  Newuser2 19:59 09 Nov 2009

Thanks guys.
Zone alarm and avast I think.

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