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Dio


Dio

HoP Mechanical Engineer
Location: OK, USA

Total posts: 729
Posted:I've been having a weird dilemma where on occasion, randomly, I'll be surfing HoP (it's just THIS site for some reason) and suddenly for no reason at all, my computer just RESTARTS itself.

Has anyone else had this problem or something similar? My Antivirus software is all up to date and as far as I know I haven't messed up my computer or anything. It just seems strange to me that the reboot always happens when I click a link on HoP - sometimes from the main page, other times I'll be going through several threads and in the middle of something big - but never on any other sites or when running any other programs.


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member


Total posts: 55
Posted:Perhaps all the fire is overheating your CPU.

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:or maybe HoP is deemed a morally unacceptable site by parents/ other house mates, and theres a program installed to shut down the computer before you get corrupted.

i actually have no constructive advice - good luck!!


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Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:Try running the programs Adaware and Spybot to remove any spyware modules from your computer. Obviously you wouldn't have gotten them from HoP, but they might be conflicting with HoP's cookie system and causing the crashes. Just a guess...I honestly can't think of anything else. I just know that all that spyware crap can really fark up your computer in weird ways.

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1014
Posted:Dio,

The only major way our NZ server differs from many other servers is that it is running compression software to reduce bandwidth and provide faster HTML downloads for visitors
The USA server stores all the non HTML stuff like graphics and can not be compressed.
See example

If the decompression part of your browser is faulty maybe that can cause the problem?


"May your balls always burn"

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Dio


Dio

HoP Mechanical Engineer
Location: OK, USA

Total posts: 729
Posted:I'm guessing it's related to the fact that I have to run IE while I'm logged on to AOL during the summer months here... at school it has never been a problem because I'm on a permanent T3 connection and don't have to use the modem service. I'm betting it's yet another AOL gremlin... ah well, I'll be back at uni in 2 weeks so no worries

What hits the fan is not evenly distributed.

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