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April 19, 2010 10:12:13 PM

Hi, my computer's been randomly crashing. Every time I try to play a game, whether online or from the HDD, it just shuts itself down. Then it restarts like nothing happened. It also happens occasionally when i'm surfing the web, or just idling. I don't get an error message or anything either. It can't be a virus because the HDD was just formatted and partitioned. It doesn't seem to be an overheating problem either- the CPU and graphics card never get above 40 degrees Celsius.
I've tried shutting down automatic restarting (for when there's an error) but that didn't help at all. I've also checked eventvwr
but all I found were these two errors, recorded yesterday:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Hang
Event Category: (101)
Event ID: 1002
Date: 4/18/2010
Time: 10:25:56 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ANDREW-BEAST
Description:
Hanging application iexplore.exe, version 8.0.6001.18702, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 48 61 6e 67 ion Hang
0010: 20 20 69 65 78 70 6c 6f iexplo
0018: 72 65 2e 65 78 65 20 38 re.exe 8
0020: 2e 30 2e 36 30 30 31 2e .0.6001.
0028: 31 38 37 30 32 20 69 6e 18702 in
0030: 20 68 75 6e 67 61 70 70 hungapp
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 0.0.0.0
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 et 00000
0050: 30 30 30 000


And:


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: (100)
Event ID: 1000
Date: 4/18/2010
Time: 10:25:37 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ANDREW-BEAST
Description:
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 8.0.6001.18702, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x04f90068.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 69 65 78 ure iex
0018: 70 6c 6f 72 65 2e 65 78 plore.ex
0020: 65 20 38 2e 30 2e 36 30 e 8.0.60
0028: 30 31 2e 31 38 37 30 32 01.18702
0030: 20 69 6e 20 75 6e 6b 6e in unkn
0038: 6f 77 6e 20 30 2e 30 2e own 0.0.
0040: 30 2e 30 20 61 74 20 6f 0.0 at o
0048: 66 66 73 65 74 20 30 34 ffset 04
0050: 66 39 30 30 36 38 f90068


These seem to be the only problems in the system. I've tried to repair it myself by downloading an older driver for my graphics card, but it didn't help.
I'm all out of ideas here. Any help would be appreciated.

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April 19, 2010 10:48:09 PM

Do you know any place where I can find instructions on how to use it? The readme that comes with it is a jumbled piece of nonsense.
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April 19, 2010 11:02:19 PM

Looking over your log files, I see this:
"Faulting application iexplore.exe"

iexplore.exe is Internet Explorer. Though I can't be certain, but you may want to try either making sure IE is closed, or uninstalling/reinstalling it.

Of course, I would leave it uninstalled and use Firefox instead. ;) 

Let us know if this helps.

- mech
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April 19, 2010 11:27:45 PM

How you uninstall Internet Explorer? I can't seem to do it from the control panel or the start menu...
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