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PC Still crashing after Vista Re-installation
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Posted April 23, 2010 at 12:22PM
Looking for any suggestions please!!
Laptop started crashing when trying to run Mc.Affee virus scan so got a bit suspicious and decided to run Acer Recovery Discs.
My HDD is partioned into C: & D: drives - D being my data drive so Vista installation resides on C:
All went ok with the re-installation until Microsoft Update started to install updates - keeps crashing! I note that many updates have filed to install - more updates downloaded today whilst Mc.Affee had kicked in and started a virus scan - retuned to pc to find crashed and no log of any scan having been recorded.
Am currently formatting drive D: in case there is a nasty and considering re-installing Vista again.
Problem is that recovery software is 3 years old so contains an out of date Norton AV which automatically installs and then has to be unistalled before BT Mc.Affee Net Plus package can be installed - wonder if something is creeping in via download whilst pc is vulnerable whilst installing Mc.Affee!!??
Any suggestions as to possible cause and way forward appreciated.
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Posted April 23, 2010 at 6:37PM
MSE is a good choice - and far less intrusive than McAfee (quite apart from this latest trouble). Let's hope all continues to run happily.
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Posted April 23, 2010 at 6:17PM
Many thanks for the info!
McAfee product I am using on all pcs is BT NetProtect Plus - comes with BT Broadband Package.
So far only problems have been on my laptop running Vista - seems to have started some days ago after certain Windows updates installled. Touch wood other computers running Vista and XP have not so far suffered! System Restore did not solve - nor did re-installation of windows and McAfee.
Ran McAfee Virtual Mechanic tool - didn't solve - so removed McAfee and installed Windows Microsoft Security Essentials - Free MS AntiVirus/Malware Software. So now relying on this and Windows Firewall. At last all Windows updates have installed - so will now see if things remain stable.
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