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    Computer restarting when copying folder from other computer

    Hi everyone
    I have been trying to copy a folder (my mp3s) from my other computer (wireless) but everytime I try, my computer just restarts without any warning. It has done this 3 times in a row, and I cant copy the folder to my new computer. I tried not have any app open to see if that was really the problem and my cpu just restarted. The folder is around 1GB, I have a linksys router which show very good signal @ 54mbps. Why is it doing this?
    Thanks a lot

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    What kind of network connection are you using? Type of NIC?

    Do you have any antivirus running real time protection when you're copying your "collection"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    What kind of network connection are you using? Type of NIC?

    Do you have any antivirus running real time protection when you're copying your "collection"?
    My wireless connection is a 801.11G. I dont know what "NIC" means. There is no antivirus running in the background, no spyware too because it's a brand new computer. I just installed spyware doctor. Here are my stats, maybe it can help you

    TCP options string = 020405b40103030001010402
    MTU = 1500
    MTU is fully optimized for broadband.
    MSS = 1460
    Maximum useful data in each packet = 1460, which equals MSS.

    Default Receive Window (RWIN) = 64240
    RWIN Scaling (RFC1323) = 0 bits
    Unscaled Receive Window = 64240

    RWIN is a multiple of MSS
    Other values for RWIN that might work well with your current MTU/MSS:
    513920 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 8)
    256960 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 4)
    128480 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 2)
    bandwidth * delay product (Note this is not a speed test):

    Your RcvWindow limits you to: 2569.6 kbps (321.2 KBytes/s) @ 200ms
    Your RcvWindow limits you to: 1027.84 kbps (128.48 KBytes/s) @ 500ms
    MTU Discovery (RFC1191) = ON
    Time to live left = 53 hops

    TTL value is ok.
    Timestamps (RFC1323) = OFF
    Selective Acknowledgements (RFC2018) = ON
    IP type of service field (RFC1349) = 00000000 (0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad11
    My wireless connection is a 801.11G. I dont know what "NIC" means. There is no antivirus running in the background, no spyware too because it's a brand new computer.
    NIC = Network Interface Card...what kind is it?

    No antivirus real time protection at time of transfer?

    Or no antivirus at all?

    All windows updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    NIC = Network Interface Card...what kind is it?

    No antivirus real time protection at time of transfer?

    Or no antivirus at all?

    All windows updates?
    Do you mean my PCI card?
    I have no antivirus installed because it is brand new and I didnt install it yet.
    Do you have any idea why it is doing this? I can play my music files directly from the other computer withtout a problem, but it restarts when I copy them. Could it be because it is a big folder? Because when I transfer small files (word documents) it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad11
    Do you mean my PCI card?
    I have no antivirus installed because it is brand new and I didnt install it yet.
    Do you have any idea why it is doing this? I can play my music files directly from the other computer withtout a problem, but it restarts when I copy them. Could it be because it is a big folder? Because when I transfer small files (word documents) it works
    If your network card is PCI interface..then yes, that's probably your NIC. What kind is it? Is it known to be good, is it also new? Latest drivers for it? Sometimes, if a NIC is beginning to fail, bombing out on large transfers could be a sign that it is failing. Especially since your computer flat out does a hard reboot on you.

    Also bad or incompatible RAM can be a cause of this...since large amounts of RAM will be filled while doing huge data transfers.

    My hunch is it's something hardware related in your system...because you're stressing it when doing large transfers, and it does a hard reboot.

    Power supply inadequate, not providing enough juice?

    CPU overclocked or not getting cooled enough?

    And a good rule of thumb...when one gets a new computer, the very first thing I do is get it behind a good firewall..and immediately do all windows updates, and antivirus...it does nothing else until those are installed. It only takes a minute or two of being online, or connected on a network with other computers that might possibly be infected, til it gets one.
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