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#100121 - 10/10/04 08:21 AM DCC causes mirc to reboot PC
kc0eks Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 4
been using irc for my downloading needs for a long time, though lately I have a new and very annoying problem. It seems like an exploit but I have been unable to find any info on it...so here goes
when using xdcc on any server, after a while my computer just turns off, and restarts..annoying as hell...
now i thought this may be mirc, so i dl'd the newest version, no luck..
also tried different clients, and they do it too...

any idea?
no error message, nothing in logs of any sort. I have my computer set to bluescreen on error, not reboot..dont knwo if that has anything to do with it.;

Thank YOu

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#100122 - 10/10/04 11:54 AM Re: DCC causes mirc to reboot PC
Mentality Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 01/06/03
Posts: 5024
Loc: London, England
It's quite possibly a virus or trojan. I suggest you do several full system scans, using the resources in this thread. Also try closing all external programs before running mIRC.

Please note, mIRC is not a file trading program, it's a chat program. It'd be nice if you stopped abusing it smirk Furthermore, if this is happening in other IRC clients, it really isn't an mIRC bug. mIRC/Khaled is not the owner/creator of the DCC protocol.

Regards,
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Mentality/Chris

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#100123 - 10/10/04 12:07 PM Re: DCC causes mirc to reboot PC
kc0eks Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 4
thanks for the reply,
I run several anti-whatever proggies, virue,adware etc, all updated and find nothing.
also, while I realise this isnt an MIRC bug, I thought maybe others may have experienced this and had a fix smile
as for abusing it, I dont see it like that..it has dcc, and its very useful smile

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#100124 - 10/10/04 04:41 PM Re: DCC causes mirc to reboot PC
Danthemandoo Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 457
Loc: Behind you
replace your PSU and then see if it still happens.
also, go to control panel, admin tools, event viewer, and look up anything with a red icon at the approx time of the reboot.

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#100125 - 11/10/04 12:11 AM Re: DCC causes mirc to reboot PC
kc0eks Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 4
thanks for the reply,
in my log viewer i am seeing the pc recovering from a bugcheck, though it is useless to me and i cant decipher anything from it.
here it is:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007, 0x00000cd4, 0x0241000e, 0x853e3e00). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini100904-02.dmp.

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#100126 - 11/10/04 01:21 AM Re: DCC causes mirc to reboot PC
Danthemandoo Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 457
Loc: Behind you
from a bit of research, all i can suggest is to make sure windows is patched up and uninstall any cd writing software you have installed (but thats a long shot).
Other than that i havn't seen any solutions, but try and do some tests on things like your RAM to see if its broken, and if all else fails, you might have to format and reinstall windows. If that still doesn't work, it HAS to be a hardware issue somewhere.

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#100127 - 11/10/04 01:36 AM Re: DCC causes mirc to reboot PC
kc0eks Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 4
its an odd issue, im normally the one people run to for computer help...
tried a test out, ran mirc overnight with no dcc downloads, and no problems, so it has something to do with dcc...

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