older system

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  1. spectrefish

    spectrefish Registered Member

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    I am trying to run smart security on an older PC.

    Specs:

    Asus NForce 2 motherboard
    AMD Athlon XP 3200 processor
    2 GB RAM
    2.33 Ghz

    Every time I run a system scan the computer crashes. It will completely shut off with no warning.

    Is this system too out of date to run this software?

    TIA
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    not old for the software. does it crash on a particular file or as soon as you start scan?
    disable autoreboot and post error message, also check event viewer logs for errors.
    http://www.tweakxp.com/article36976.aspx
     
  3. clyde123

    clyde123 Registered Member

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    We have machines running ESS which are a LOT lesser specs than yours. :)
     
  4. spectrefish

    spectrefish Registered Member

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    disabling auto reboot seemed to help. It made it all the way through the scan without problems. now it seems to be working fine even with autoreboot turned back on.

    Strange. Well, at least it's working again! :D
     
  5. trjam

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    very good and thank you for your approach for support here.
     
  6. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Given the age of the computer, perhaps an issue with failing hardware or overheating?

    You might want to check the computer's memory with a program like MemTest86+ to see if one of the memory modules has failed and a program like Prime95 can be used to stress the CPU.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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