[COMP] Re: AOL 6.0/PC Rebooting on its' own..??

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: computers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 16:41:58 -0500

> Hi...I'm having an AOL 6.0 related problem I think but I want to get an
> opinion here.  First..on my 233 PII, I installed 6.0, a while ago, about
> a week ago, the pc rebooted by itself while online.  Today, on my 733
> PIII, I stepped out of the room, came back in 5 minutes later and my pc
> had rebooted by itself, while I was online also (running 6.0 too).  Has
> anyone that has 6.0 experienced this problem?
> Or does anyone have any ideas?  I already wrote to the BB on AOL to see
> if anyone responds.  I know this is not the PC's problem, since I have
> owned both of them for quite a while and this never happened before at
> least until I d/l'd and installed AOL 6.0.

It could be the modem itself causing you problems (hardware-related), but 
I suppose since AOL's more invasive than a State Prison Proctologist, I 
would guess it certainly could be some weird .vxd (virtual device driver) 
or something.

Why the upgrade to 6.0?  Weren't 5.0's "issues" bad enough? :)


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