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AVG daily scan freezes onboard Geforce 6100

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 10, 2011 3:53:02 PM

Hello friends,

I recently reassembled my old machine and did a clean install of OS and programs. Everything is rock solid with this one exception.

I had AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 configured to scan for viruses daily. Whenever the scheduled scan starts the entire machine freezes.

I'm running a dual monitor setup; Primary monitor runs off a PCIE ASUS 6200 and the secondary monitor off of the on board Geforce 6100. When the machine freezes the secondary monitor displays a scrambled signal (white bars with misc. colors) which leads me to believe there is something wrong with the onboard GPU although I'm not sure exactly whats going on.

FYI - a user initiated virus scan completes successfully, no problem

Anyone else have any experience with this type of issue? Would a different virus scanner be appropriate? Or...I've been thinking about a new video card, but am not sure hardware would solve this problem if its a configuration issue.

I've been searching around but am unsure the best search terms for this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

-Luke :hello: 

Here are my full system specs:

Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3G (rev. 1.0) with NVIDIA® Geforce 6100 + nForce 430 chipset
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ BE (at stock frequency for troubleshooting)
Asus EN6200TC512
SoundBlaster Audigy 2
Happauge WinTV-PVR-150
Belkin USB 2.0 5-port PCI
Linksys WMP54G wireless adapter
NEC ND-3520A DVD burner
ULTRA ULT 40366 Card Reader
2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB
Western Digital 1TB Drive
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750
Antec Sonata II Case
a b Î Nvidia
January 10, 2011 6:11:24 PM

Try downloading Microsoft Security Essentials. It is free and effective. Be sure to uninstall AVG. You have one odd problem there....never seen one like that.
January 12, 2011 8:54:23 PM

Thanks, I installed Win Security essentials. So far, no crashes. What a weird thing.....AVG was in conflict with my onboard GPU.
a b Î Nvidia
January 12, 2011 8:56:12 PM

Never seen that before myself, and I have seen some bizarre stuff. Glad you have a working system now. Good luck!