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Old 03-29-2008, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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every hour or so the pc makes a beep (not from the speakers a hardware type beep) and it opens a my computer window or a search window. At first I thought virus but I've scanned it with 4 or 5 different scanners and nothing shows up.

I donít know if this would have anything to do with it but yesterday when the cod 4 multi player icon was click on the pc shut down instantly (as if the power switch had been flipped) and then rebooted itself.
It rebooted ok and that evening I played cod and all though the game I had the occasional beep.
shut down the game closed the odd window that had opened and went to bed. When I looked at the pc this morning (pc stays on all night) as I had heard it beep the screen had a dozen or so windows open.

So what do you think is wrong and how could I fix it


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Old 03-29-2008, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to the Virus section and use Osiris's guide. Make sure there is nothing left from spyware. I would also suggest a restart by you. Not the fault of your hardware/software.
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