I have a very bizarre issue. Up until several days ago my sytem ran beautifully. I had Vista 64 with MC5.5 and all of the apps, PPRO in particular ran borderline perfect. It was certainyl slow as my system has only 8Gigs and is bare minimum at best but it does meet the minimum system requirements.
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
(Don't know what oter info you guys would need).
About 6 or 7 days ago I was prompted by Windows update that updates were available. I went ahead and installed the updates and when Windows was going through the reboot process during the process in which it configures the updates it never finished rebooting and wouldn't come back up.
I brought it down to a local computer shop and the guy there was able to boot it up and it appeared that all of the Windows updates had installed sucessfully. I got it home, ran CCleaner, doubled checked Windows update again and everything seemed to be running smoothly again.
I set up some files to encode in AME and my computer restarted during the encode. I was irritated but thougt maybe something happened like a switch on the power strip got hit or something (I wasn't present when the restart happened). So I restarted, set everything up again, started rendering again and it rebooted again while rendering. It kept doing this to me and I could not get a complete encode done. What's weird is everything else ran smoothly, cutting in PP was fine, it was only when I rendered.
I looked online for some possible solutions and I opened up the prompt and ran sfc/scannow and it did find an error which it said it repaired. Same result. I decided not to try to hunt down a ghost problem and I just did a clean install of the OS and in the process installed CS6.
CS6, PP in particular was running beautiful and then I set of a few sequences to render in AME and it restarted again. Since I did a clean install of the OS, I know it's not the Adobe apps doing it, I am suspicious of the Bios, It's weird because it only does it when rendering. Whether I export straight from PP or send to AME it restarts. I made it through a couple of short encodes without it restarting, it was about a 30 second sequence which took about 10 minutes to encode. Any sequences that are about several minutes or longer I can't make it through and my machine reboots.
As I said I know it's not the apps. Everthing started getting funky when I had the Windows update go awry, What do you think? Did my Bios or something get messed up?
I know this is most likely not an Adobe or PP problem, but seeing it happens only when encoding I am hoping that someone has an idea as I don't know where else to turn. I tried finding solutions online hoping not to bother you guys but just don't know where to go from here. I'm not that deep into the hardware end of it like a lot of you are.
Thank you for taking the time to read and any assitance would be greatly appreciated.