My XPproSP2 machine has suddenly taken to rebooting itself randomly. It seems fine in safemode but in normal mode, may run hours or minutes and then I get the BSOD and a random reboot. I've scanned with Avast, AVG, SuperAnti-Spyware, MalwareBytes, and Advanced System Optimizer and not picking up any spyware or virus. So, I'm left wondering about memory. It has 4GB and is an older Dell Dimension 8400.
Thanks VERY much for the replies - it's greatly appreciated.
Hi, as an update, just wanted to let you know that I got the issue resolved satisfactorily.
Case closed and here's the deal for anyone else faced with a similar issue. It appears that one of the Google products left some `update' piece that was causing the crashes even after the product had been uninstalled. After reading through my Windows Event Viewer, I could see a remnant, "GUpdate" that was suspiciously coming up in that log and then by deleting the "Google" entries from my registry, I was able to get the random reboots stopped. Removed from these two branches of my registry.