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Problem with my hardware hardware please help

Q: Problem with my hardware hardware please help

i have put together a new pc put of these parts

AMD 64 x2 athlon 5600+, Asus Crosshair motherboard, EZ cool power supply 550W on the 12v it has 36 amp, and i have got a Geforce BFG 8800 GTS OC graphic card, 2 gb of DDR2 elixir brand,

the problem is when i try to boot it up nothing appears on my screen i dont know what the problem could be, checked all connection everything is connected, including power to the graphic card, maybe it could be DDR or Power supply or simply my grapgic card faulty??

thanks in advance for any help

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Preferred Solution: Problem with my hardware hardware please help

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A: Problem with my hardware hardware please help

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I m facing this video hardware error from last 1 week in my HP G62 361Tx Laptop.
Laptop Cooling fan is working Ok. no Abnormal sound.
I have installed TechPowerUP GPU Z to check GPU Temperature..
Min Temp.-> 52 degree centigrade
Avg. Temp-> 72 degree centigrade
Max Tamp. -> 84 degree centigrade
I m attaching follwing file:
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51743 MB, Free - 20209 MB; F: Total - 108149 MB, Free - 11567 MB; G: Total - 145237 MB, Free - 10863 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1426
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled


Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: B3C4F008
BCP2: 99FC68B0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
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A:Video Hardware Error-A problem with ur video hardware caused Windows to stop working

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A slight problem I have had for a while now which has recently become more frequent and problematic:

The Windows XP Hardware Insert and Hardware Remove sound effects keep playing, one after the other, at varying speeds and regular intervals, when there is no hardware being inserted or removed!

Furthermore, when this happens it affects the computer adversely, causing it to hang momentarily while the 2 sounds play. This is a particular pain when recording video, as it leaves moments of frozen frames on the file.

It used to occur quite rarely, but at the moment it is very frequent and is driving me up the wall!

Any help would be really appreciated, thanks.

A:Random Hardware Remove/Hardware Insert sounds causing major problems

Hello Duke1401.
Could you please give details of any USB Devices you may have inserted?

Thanks,
Jordan

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A slight problem I have had for a while now which has recently become more frequent and problematic:

The Windows XP Hardware Insert and Hardware Remove sound effects keep playing, one after the other, at varying speeds and regular intervals, when there is no hardware being inserted or removed!

Furthermore, when this happens it affects the computer adversely, causing it to hang momentarily while the 2 sounds play. This is a particular pain when recording video, as it leaves moments of frozen frames on the file.

It used to occur quite rarely, but at the moment it is very frequent and is driving me up the wall!

Any help would be really appreciated, thanks.
 

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I'm having some real issues with my Dell XPS 400 and I'm desperately seeking help. I'm running WinXP Pro and this pc
is only about 16 months old. It has the original factory installed ram (1 gig) , a 320 gig hard drive and the processor is an
Intel ViiV. I have been getting a blue error screen with ***Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check
/ Memory Parity Error - System was halted*** that lasted for a few hours. I had to hold the power button in for several seconds each time
to shut it down. I ran both the Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic tests, as well as the Memtest 86 , each several times. The results were always
"no memory errors". I attempted a few times, unsucessfully, using the F11 key to reach the Acronis recovery partition. I booted using my XP
disk but was unable to re-install. Windows would begin to load and then the blue screen with the same error message would occur. Finally,
I was able to access the Acronis recovery manager and restore my pc but on reboot it began to run ChkDsk. Now it keeps rebooting and running
a new disk check over and over and over..........................I have tried to cancel the ChkDsk using the keyboard but it keeps running. I'm at a loss, as to what else,
if anything I can do, (besides ripping my hair out by the roots)
 

A:Solved: HELP? Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check

UPDATE: I was waiting for the Dell hardware diagnostics test results to finish. It took several hours and basically the same result as the memory tests. No hardware failure, I'm thinking motherboard?
 

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Dear sir, I wanted to know if my NIC has HW support for PTPv2 protocol(IEEE 1588) and hardware time stamping . I also wanted more details on the network interface that i haveThank You in advance for any help 

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i have acer e1-571 notebook.running windows 10.from last few days my pc giving this error-Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.                                                            
                                                                i have tried all kind of suggestions
given by microsoft related this problem .but   cant solved.card reader ,pen drive ,external keyboard ,or external mouse no one working.2.some  random  keys  is not working .please fix my issue .

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I have a Dell dimension 2400 with Windows XP service pack 2. Now at boot-up I get a hardware wiazard attempting to install drivers for unknown hardware. I lauch the wizard and it finds nothing. I insert my Canon cd with drivers and it still finds nothing. Under Printers my printer is on lpt1, online and the default printer. Under device manager it shows 4 unknown devices in yellow with yellow ? marks.

I have disabled and deleted these and they comeback each time the hardware wizard runs. The com1 and ecp printer 1 devices all show that they are working properly. I have deleted and attempted to reinstall software drivers . The installation process halts when the system attempts to ping the printer and determines that there is no connection between the desktop and the printer. I have rebooted the system and printer. I have checked the cable.

I have tried using all of the usb ports on the pc. I have swapped the cable out and tried a new cable. Bottom line Windows says that the com and lpt ports are working. I have checked connections. Is my controller card shot and windows doesn't realize that its dead. Or is there a registry issue since I had this spyware trojan virus. Any ideas? I have the answer for getting rid of the spy crusher virus if you are infected with the spycrusher Virus malware.

The same hardware wizard routine kicks off for the hardware wizard whether or not the printers are connected or not. I have stopped and restarted the spooler as well.

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A:Hardware Wizard Wants To Setup Unknown Hardware

You might want to look at the Device Manager to see what type of device it is listed under. To access this follow these instructions:

Right Click MY COMPUTER
Select PROPERTIES
Click HARDWARE tab
Select DEVICE MANAGER
See what the Device Manager recognizes the device as.
Go to Dell.com and seach up the drivers for your computer.
If nothing else works, try installing all the drivers, Windows will tell you if the driver will work or not. Good luck and post results plz.

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All:

When I reboot my laptop, I get a message that new hardware has been found, however, I do not have anything attached to the laptop. How can I get rid of those anoying messages?
Thanks!!!
 

A:Solved: New hardware found - no hardware attached

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Hi everybody :

I've been looking at some hardware for my computer...as spare parts. I need some advice. I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard, that uses an Intel Core i3 processor LGA 1155 , Corsair 2Gb (takes two chips) DDR3 PC10600 1333Mhz. I purchased all this around the same time.....July 2013. The computer is still functioning okay (a few "bumps" here and there). Usually, under, at least, fair conditions, how long SHOULD the memory last? Before it goes bad ? And the same question for the processor ? I'd like to be able to get some spare parts, just in case. In a last case scenario, I would probably have to do it all over again.......the MOBO, Processor and memory.
garystan

A:Computer Hardware [moved to Hardware>Building]

RAM and Processors don't wear out or fail due to time. RAM can fail for many reasons but if it is currently functioning there's no reason it won't continue to run forever. Things that could kill ram are failing power supply, voltage issues on the motherboard, power surges, static charges, etc. Processors are even more resilient. If the processor is run withing specified parameters it will run forever.

It's much more likely for a hard drive to fail. Motherboards can fail for many of the same reasons that RAM can fail. In all my time building and using computers, I've never had RAM fail or a CPU fail but I have had motherboards or components of the board fail and certainly hard drives have failed.

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Let me put this way: I have a medium-ranged machine that can support pretty much all major applications and games out there ( With the exception of those high-end games that have recently released ) However, for some unknown reason, there have been games in wich i have had a few issues. Here's what's constantly happening:

1- Whenever i look at more graphically detailed areas in certain games, the entire response time slows down. The game runs slow basically. And of course, if i move my mouse to areas that are not as detailed, it all responds flawlessly during those few seconds.

2- And now for the strangest part. Whenever i'm in servers with alot of people, the issues mentioned above tend to happen very frequently, and of course, when i'm in servers with 2-6 people or so, the issues mentioned above never happen.

I have no idea why this has been happening. I Cleaned my computer properly. I do virus checks every now and then. I have recently de-fraged my Hard Drive. I Clean up cookies, temporary files, etc.

Here's what i think: It most certainly isn't the graphics card's problem, as even when i put my settings (in games) all on the lowest ones possible.( this includes resolution ) I still have the issues mentioned above. But that's just a guess...

I'm not sure what could be doing this.. CPU maybe? The fact that my Computer's drive is nearly at it's maxed capacity? I tend to install alot of things.. could a nearly fille... Read more

A:Good hardware acting like bad hardware. Unknown Cause

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guys does the hardware needed for networking :
NIC's and router.

do the job of connecting to the internet also?
if not what other hardware is needed cause i wanna network(2 pc's) and use internet .
 

A:Network hardware does the job for internet hardware?

You need an ISP (Internet Service Provider), and a link to your site. How the ISP provides the connection is determined by what kind of service you have, probably a broadband modem of some sort. If you already have broadband Internet, you have equipment to connect to the Internet.

Please tell us make/model of any existing equipment, and we'll go from there.
 

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Hello, after I rebooted my computer, something odd happened; Windows said that new hardware was found when I didn't do anything to the computer.
I can't install drivers for this thing because I have no idea what it is. Looking at the device manager, I see that it says its listed as

PCI Input Device

amd the properties for it states:

PCI Slot 3 (PCI bus 2, device 2, function 1)

This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

The Device Manager also has another device listed as an error, the 1394 port of my Sound Blaster Audigy Card.

The properties of the 1394 Net Adapter states:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

This device used to be working perfectly before the new PCI Input Device was found, and oddly its name has changed. It used to be called "1394 Net Adapter", but now its name is "1394 Net Adapter #2" as if I took out the old one and added a new one.

Does anyone know what is going on? I haven't done anything to this computer and now these problems show up.

Thanks
Hank
 

A:New Hardware Found but no new hardware added please help.

Does anybody know what's going on?
 

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ok the specs of the machine are

AMD athlon xp 2100+ mb is a gigabyte 7vt600-rz
2 512mb ram in the last 2 slots
500 watt psu
a maxtor 40 gig hdd
a cdrw lite on, and a cdrom.

only the floppy cdrom and hard drive are hooked up all on there own cable with only one device on each.

the cdrw is failing to read disks at the moment although it worked earlier today.

ok the problem comes in when I try to fdisk the drive I have jumpered it to master and cable select. both only let me see 2gigs of the 40gig drive to fdisk if I say I dont want the maximum it says it has 8gigs but I can only fdisk 2gigs though there are no other partitions the first time I fdisked it showed all 40gigs but since then it only shows 8 or 2 depending on what I am doing atm the hdd has the dos system files on so it can boot but that is all any suggestions would be great Derrick

A:possible hardware issue...[moved from hardware]

just curious how is this an win XP issue when I am not even getting to the point of installing?

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Since recently acquiring my new(er) computer I have had a "safely remove hardware" icon in the task tray that I cannot remove or get to operate successfully.

I have attached screen capture shots of the windows that appear when I attempt to remove this "hardware" and the icon. The upshot of the problem is that whenever I've attempted to "stop" the hardware I always get a message saying, "The ****device cannot be stopped now. Try stopping the device again later. The device, which you can see in the attached screen shots, is described as "generic volume", with what appears to be some form of identification number.

If anyone can tell me what this little rascal is and/or how I can remove it and the icon from the taskbar I'd appreciate it.

P.S. - I've newly learned that this "device" with it's icon in the system tray is the hard drive (by comparing the associated ID # indicated in the "properties" window with the hard drive # in the device manager window). I certainly don't want to remove the hard drive, but does anyone know why an icon for this device would appear in the taskbar, or know how to remove the icon only?
 

A:Cannot remove taskbar (safely remove hardware) icon or associated hardware

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Hello.

On occasion, over the past 5 days my Windows 2000-Win2k machine has had some wierd output on the screen when it boots up. It looks like bad Satelight reception. This happens before Win2k boots up so I know it is not a OS thing (also because I did a system wipe).

The only other time this happend to me was when I got my Win98 machine and had to send it back. The Win98 box had a intergrated AGP (built into motherboard) card so I had to send the entire thing! I tried my screen on my Win98 machine with the monitor and it works fine every time.

My system is new. The parts were sitting around for a long while, but they we not removed from the boxes (a few times, but that was over 4 months ago).

What could be the possible problem(s)? I don't have much money to work with so what should I do?

Help.

TY
 

A:Possible hardware failure-screen?mobo?-videocard?-Help please+hardware failure?!

You might try re-seating your video card. AGP cards tend to be a bit tricky; even a small point of non-contact can create havoc. If you have access to another video card, you can try swapping video cards and see if the problem goes away. I suppose cable connections are also a possibility, although I have never seen the symptoms you describe with a loose cable.

Are you able to boot into Windoze (sorry, I couldn't tell for sure from your post)? If so, any video-related problems there?

Hope this helps.
 

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System has been running fine for some time. Today I start it up and it has an issue with "new hardware installation". Nothing has changed since yesterday. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

A:New hardware failure...but no new hardware.

Welcome to SF.

I have seen new hardware identified as a result of updating the bios.

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Hello, after I rebooted my computer, something odd happened; Windows said that new hardware was found when I didn't do anything to the computer.
I can't install drivers for this thing because I have no idea what it is. Looking at the device manager, I see that it says its listed as

PCI Input Device

amd the properties for it states:

PCI Slot 3 (PCI bus 2, device 2, function 1)

This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

The Device Manager also has another device listed as an error, the 1394 port of my Sound Blaster Audigy Card.

The properties of the 1394 Net Adapter states:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

This device used to be working perfectly before the new PCI Input Device was found, and oddly its name has changed. It used to be called "1394 Net Adapter", but now its name is "1394 Net Adapter #2" as if I took out the old one and added a new one.

Does anyone know what is going on? I haven't done anything to this computer and now these problems show up.

Thanks
Hank
 

A:New Hardware Found but no new hardware please help

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REMOVED FROM WEBSITE

Regards,
alienware

A:Hardware and Hardware OS Compatibility

Who is your target audiance for that?

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Dear Sirs,

I keep getting the new hardware wizard at start up. I downloaded the Hijack this and attached is the log. I hope you can help. the New Hardware calls itself pcdr driver. I hae run the norton spyware detector, the xoft spy detector, spyware begone, as well as the zonelabs. All spies detected were deleted; however the problem still persists.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:48:47 AM, on 10/16/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\cidaemon.exe
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A:new hardware wizard but I have no new hardware

FYI : Spyware Begone - is rogueware or known to be rogureware in the past. http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

This may be a question for the Windows Forum????

Perform an online scan in Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan
Click on the Scan your PC button & a 'pop up' window shall appear. * ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it
Click On 'Scan Now'
Enter your e-mail address & click 'Scan Now' ...begins downloading Panda's ActiveX controls.- 8MB
Begin the scan by selecting My Computer
* You needn't remain online while it's doing the scan but you have to re-connect after it has finished to see the report.
If it finds any malware, it will offer you a report. Click on see report
Then click Save report
Post the contents of the report in your next reply
* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

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I was sitting idle on Saturday evening and this thought came in my mind. In what ways PC hardware is different from MAC?

I am aware that Apple makes their software compatible with their hardware and they mostly use other companies hardware in their machines. Then, what is the reason why Mac is soooo expensive as compared to Windows? also, how MAC is able to provide such an amazing OS?

A:In what way mac hardware differs from PC hardware?

The base system of an Apple computer is the same basic system as a PC, and since they stopoped using Motorola CPUs and started using Intel platforms there is practically no difference in the hardware.

Amazingly (to folks like me) their newest systems are consistently older in terms of hardware (CPU) platform.

They get a (significant) premium for their brand. People are willing to fork over almost double the money to obtain the real (and somewhat perceived) benefit of a problem and (relatively) maintenance free system.
Apple computers achieve their stability because they are a closed system. You cannot (easily) modify the system or the "BIOS", and the operating system is designed only to run in that strict environment. There is not an awful lot you can do to tweak and reconfigure an Apple OS. If someone hasn't written an Apple approved program to do what you want then you just can't do it.

PC's by design are highly user configurable. The Windows operating system is also extremely configurable, being capable of running on thousands of different PC hardware configurations, running thousands of different specialized, independently produced programs, etc. This complexity and configurability comes at a price: more user maintenance and knowledge needed.

People are willing to pay a lot more to avoid doing any work, or to have to learn anything about computers. Windows has always been the SUV of computer systems. Mac has always been more like a 2-seater sports car.

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I'm not sure how much info is needed so I'll just post everything I know offhand.

I built this system as a gaming rig a little over 2 years ago. Spec's are

Xeon E3110 3.0ghz 1.18v (OC's for the last 2 years at 3.6ghz @ 1.24v)
EVGA 780i Motherboard
EVGA 8800gtx
4gb (2x2g) Corsair XMS2 RAM
SB Audigy soundcard
Raptor 10,000rpm 150gb HD
WD 200gb HD
Vista 64 Home Premium

Really haven't had any problems with it since I built it, the only problem (corrupted video) was fixed with a bios update shortly after it was up and running.


A few days ago I was browsing with firefox when the whole computer suddenly froze. I restarted and after a while it froze again (while in control panel). It froze a couple more times so the first thing I did was run a memory diagnostic (off the Vista CD) to make sure the RAM hadn't gone bad. It came back with no errors. Next I ran a full virus scan with AVG and it found a few Java Trojan's to my surprise, I cleaned them out and it seemed to have fixed the problem - it ran for about ~12 hours with no problem. The following day I was playing a game when it froze again, only this time I could not boot the system. I tried repairing the boot up and finally tried to go to a restore point - both ended up freezing. I wasn't sure if it was software or a hardware failure, but I suspected my main HD (a previous Raptor had died after 2 years on my previous PC). So I switched in the 7200rpm as my main and the Raptor as the secondary and reins... Read more

A:Not sure if OS or Hardware problem.

Hi this is from MS http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958044

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Hi everyone, i have a little problem here my pc work normally, but when i start a game or a program my processor start overheating! Normally 70 degree and than he go to 105 degree after 1 sec the Core speed is dropping and im bugging. It's a 3.40 GHz and dropping under 2.5 or less ..

A:Probably a hardware problem

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Your temperatures are way too high.

I would check to see that your CPU heatsink and fan are properly installed and have not come lose, the fan is running and there is no dust, etc. clogging the fan and heatsink.

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How can i test my hard disk and graphic card?

A:hardware problem

F12 at powerup.  Boot to the Dell diagnostics, which will test all the system components, including those.

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I just put together a computer (AMD) ect and everything works great, but. Every once in a while the computer shuts off and wont start back up for a good bit, maybe 2 hours or longer. One time it poped when I surfing and didnt start back up until about 2 hours.

Ok, now here is what I have had to do to get it running again. I pulled the main plug that goes to the board off the plug in and then installed it back and now it works. I would hear a small click noise when I plugged it back on the board. I have had to do this several times and then it starts right up. I have giggled the wires, plug, and tried to press the connecter on more with no luck. I unplug the connector and reinstall and it works. Anyone know what could be the problem. This last time it wouldn't start up for a day until I unplugged the main connector. Thanks for any help that anyone might have.
 

A:Hardware problem, please help

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I have an asus t2-ah1 barebone system, it runs on windows vista enterprise edition.

lately when it is running it has been prone to suddenly "shutting off" all on its own

the monitor would go blank and the computer would start to reboot

when this happens an audible click and/or blip can be heard from the computer, I do not know if it is emitted from the mainboard, hard drive, or graphics card or some other component.

the situation now is that I can't even get into windows, as the computer would suddenly blink and go out and start rebooting every time it is half way through start-up.

I don't think it is the power supply unit, since I only recently replaced it with a new (higher wattage) one, so what could the problem be?
 

A:Hardware problem?

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Reviews/ASUS_T2_AH1__6478215 this one? if so what did you add to it?
can you reboot into safe mode? do a restore? use disc to repair ?
shutting down usually heat related or ram issue
remove 1 ram if have 2 re try
whilst in there check all connectors, a iffy connector to a HD will do what you are experiencing
re seat CPU ?
were you installing vista updates?
 

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im having a problem identifying what is wrong with my hp. i starting receiving a boot disc screen only. so in other words i couldnt boot up except for bios. i read around and decided i might need a new hard drive. i bought a new hard drive and i am still getting a "reboot and select proper boot device." i also got windows 7 with my hard drive thinking id need it. when i start the pc with that it starts to load windows, then once it is done it crashes (blue screen says "stop 0x0000000005c).

do i possibly need a new motherboard?

thanks
 

A:hardware problem, what to do?

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i have a PC which i have been using 2 years roughly. It was a great PC with amd athlon 2000+ and 256 DDr RAM.. however it started showing blue screens often and i upgraded (bought a new one).. However, i need this computer as a secondary computer is needed and wonder how to fix this error.. However, when i switch the PC on, it goes on for 5 seconds, then reboots after a one second pause. Nothing shows up on the monitor.. Any ideas?
 

A:hardware problem!

With those 5 seconds how far do you get? Are you starting to boot into Windows or does it reboot before that?
 

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I'm quite sure it is, but the question is what. I recently built a new computer, an ASUS motherboard,http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131354 an AMD Athlon II X2, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687 2 gb G Skill ddr 2 800 ram, and a 250 gb Seagate hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261. The problem starts when I try to install an OS. Everyone that I have tried to install has messed up somewhere. When I try to install Fedora 11, it freezes on the hard drive partitioning screen and will NEVER make it past that point. When I try to install Windows XP I get an error saying "Cannot boot from CD - memory overflow problem" or something similar. When I try to install Vista, the CD will not boot at all, it doesn't even act as if it's reading the disc. I managed to install Ubuntu once, but after about 30 minutes of use the screen went white, and up until the time prior to that the screen would flicker randomly every few minutes. I did not try to restart it because I don't really want to use Ubuntu right now. My goal is to install either XP or Vista. I am thinking that maybe there is a bad piece of hardware somewhere, but every single OS points me in a different direction. Perhaps the motherboard is bad? Or maybe nothing is wrong at all and I just set something up wrong. Anyone have any ideas? Any help would be truly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Do I have a hardware problem somewhere?

if u have 2 x1gig sticks of ram................ take 1 out and try to load the os, then try the other on its own
maybe bad ram stick(s)
 

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Hi all,
Not sure if this is an XP problem or hardware related, so apologies if it's in the wrong forum.
This morning my PC developed the problem where, a minute or two after loading the OS, it shuts the PC off completely and restarts it. This has happened all day. The longest it stays on for is a couple of minutes. As soon as I try to load a program, any program is shuts the PC down. My NAV is up to date and was checked last night, plus I run a pretty tight firewall, so I don't think I've been virus attacked. I'm thinking it's something to do with XP itself, or perhaps the power supply.
Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to what I can do?
Thanks for all help offered.
 

A:? XP or Hardware problem...

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I cant save any data in one of my drive.When i tried to save anything it says "some data loss due to hardware or network failure"...And i couldnt format da drive to ntfs..Only it formatted to fat32...Whats the possible defects?I usd scan disk.No problem found,,
 

A:Hardware problem

The drive you are trying to save data to... is it inside your computer or is it an external drive? Is it a drive that is somewhere else on a network? Please tell us a bit more about your set-up.
 

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My son has a Sony Vaio laptop that he is continually downloading music and video onto. He has up to date McAfee running on it, but apparently some critter got through. He says he scanned when he noticed problems and the scan did turn up something that was unremovable by McAfee. He did NOT note the name of the virus. By the time he reported the problem to me the computer will not boot at all. I get "Operating System not found" on a black screen with nothing else. When I attempt to boot with the XP OS disc in it, I get the blue install/repair screen, but upon trying each of those options I once again get a black screen telling me that no hard drive is detected. How big of trouble am I in?
 

A:BIG PROBLEM Could be OS OR Hardware

Please don't post all over the place. Reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t268175.html
 

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I also had the same problem while running XP.
When i play COD4 a couple of problems started occuring... the keyboard switched off and on while running the game and then at some point just off, the only way i could get it back working was to either log off and back on again or restart. Playing Rugby 2008 nothing happens and everything is fine. Playing Modern Warfare 2 the pc stops responding completely and needs to restart.
I also need to add that my keyboard is a usb one. But it never gave me problems EVER.

Can the Page Faults per second be the cause?
While playing COD 4 the maximum Faults per second is over 12000 and averages around 600. While it is idleing it averages around 30 - 40.
The other things i monitored are:
Disk qeue length : 1.2 max, 0.07 average
CPU interrupts per sec: 1572 max, 619 average
%interrupt time (CPU) : 1.6 max, 0.349 average

While playing Rugby 2008 all the stats are less... Page faults down to 9000
The only significant change was the disk qeue length which is now max 0.069 and average 0.005.

I have updated everything as far as possible (drivers, software... everything). Still the problem continues.

And i was away for 1 month and after returning home this is what i returned to... Definately not a happy chappy
 

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K, so I got done building a computer for a friend. The Specs are: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (socket 939), Chaintech VNF4 Ultra (award bios), G. Skill 1 GB (x2), Blue Orb II Heatsink fan, THermaltake 500W Powersupply, 250gb HDD, APEVIA case, I used my motherboard, cpu, and ram that i was using until about a week ago when i got upgraded parts (they worked fine). I bought new power supply, case, hard drive, and cpu fan for his computer. I put it all together and realized he didnt have a vid card like he said he did, so we managed to find 2 pci vid cards. We plugged one in and turned it on...all seemed well except that the monitor remained blank. I tried the other pci card in a pci slot and samething. I had my another friend come over and I put a geforce 7600 in pcie x16 slot, a long beep occurred, repetitively (beep, pause, beep, pause, beep, etc.) I swapped it for a geforce 8800gts...same beep. I tried multiple things including: resetting battery on mobo, reseating the ram and cpu, trying a 700W powersupply, putting mobo on cardboard, using diff HDD, etc. If i take ram out all together, theres no beep. Also, I know its not the monitor cuz i've tried it on other comp. So basically it beeps endlessly when theres a vid card in pcie x16 with no visuals, and no beep wih no visuals with pci vid card plugged in. I dont have a mobo or cpu to swap, but im thinking maybe theres something wrong with mobo or cpu? hope not. Also, I should say that when i took my heatsink fan off before building... Read more

A:Hardware Problem, Help Please!!

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Hello, my name is gharib am from DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA. MY COMPUTER IS NOT TURNING ON FOR A MONTH NOW, I HAVE GIVE OUR LOCAL EXPERT AND HE SAID THERE IS PROBLEM WITH MOTHER BORD OF A LAPTOP AND IT HARD TO FIND AROUND IN MY CITY. CAN YOU DIRECT WHERE I CAN FIND AN EXPERT IN DAR ES SALAAM? MY WHTASAP NO. +255713668265

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hi, im new here (it's my first post here) , so don't kick me if i created this thread in a wrong place...

about the problem.im using seven 2 days..it has many BEX problems, i have never had BEX problems never with XP or Vista, and have a question is BEX hardware or OS problem? Assassin's Creed crashes..i dunno it's because BEX or not..anyway..says APPCRASH

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AssassinsCreed_Dx10.exe
Application Version: 1.0.2.1
Application Timestamp: 562b029a
Fault Module Name: AssassinsCreed_Dx10.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.0.2.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 562b029a
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 0076d452
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

so..maybe it's already 2 problems...can anyone help me, guys?

A:BEX - Hardware or OS problem?

hi

one quick way to find out is if you get the bsod dump file and upload it to us. the file is located in c:\windows\minidump. its called *.dmp. if it isnt in minidump you can search for *.dmp. once you find it zip it and upload it to us by using the attachment icon (shaped like a peperclip) in you reply

If you need help with this just let us know

Ken

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How will I know if my laptop is an IDE-based? What is a mass storage device? How can I check if the mass storage is a SCSI based? And lastly, I have an external CD-rom, how will I know if this is a SCSI?
 

A:hardware problem

scsi use a very thin slot on your laptop and i would need a terminator. you can also look under your device maanger and look under scsi devices and that will you tell. failing that you could give everest home edition a go and that tells you what you have connected to your computer
 

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Hey guys, ever since I came back from vacation a couple months back, my computer has been freezing after about 10 minutes of use. When I say freeze, I mean, the image on the monitor is frozen, and the mouse + keyboard are unresponsive. I tried swapping out RAM, the harddrive, the power supply, and I tried it without the graphics card. Plus I replaced my mobo. Also, I know it's not a software problem because it froze in BIOS before, and it froze when I put in a live CD.

Anyone have an idea as to what is going on?

Edit: Also, here are my specs.

Motherboard: http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=170&prod_no=1426
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E2200
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

Edit Two: Temps and Voltages taken from Speedfan.

GPU: 57
Core: 57

VCC3V: 3.44v
VCore: 1.34v
VRAM: 2.21v
VChipset: 1.25v
+5v: 5.09v
+12v: 11.97v
VCC1.5v: .90v
VSB3v: 3.44v
VBat: 3.10
 

A:Hardware problem?

Things you can do>run anti virus>remove old programs>delete temp files>from start go to run type in chkdsk /r [note space between k /] defrag
 

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I thought that my computer was back to snuff again, but it's not, I'm figuring that it's a hardware problem by now. My question is how can I tell if I'm having a hardware problem. I think my video card is shot, but are there any ways to tell what peice of hardware is caput, or is there some freeware out there that can diagnose for me?

Just to describe my problem again, my computer is making weird sounds, everything is laggy especially when opening a new program or playing games, sound is laggy too.

A:Is this a hardware problem?

Hi,

We do need much more infomation, like motherboard, memory, cpu, video card, drives, power supply (watts and brand name), and just any other relevelant information that will help us to understand about your unit. You did say your computer was making Wierd Sounds, what does that mean? What type sounds, when, etc, etc....just provide more details.

Post back and we can take a look at it.

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Yet again, I've come to a boot problem. This time, when I boot up my machine, it stops at the PCI listing, and at the bottom of the screen I get something that looks like this: AФ AФ

I tried resetting the BIOS, but it didn't work. For what it's worth, I had just downloaded and ran the FEAR demo, it froze, and I rebooted. That's when I got the "AФ AФ" thing. I checked my GPU, and I didn't smell anything burning, so I don't think it's my card. (It wasn't rendering anything at the time anyway)... I am completely stumped. (And more than a little pissed lol)
 

A:Possible hardware problem

I'd start disconnecting one piece of hardware at a time and see if you can get past where your at now. It could be a card, a drive, or a piece of memory that has failed or maybe just needs re-seating.
 

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My friend was installing Windows 7, and then couple of days later the computer started to restart every 4 hours, and now she does it every 1,5 hours or less.

She always shows blue screen and then restart.

Any ideas?

Could it be a corrupt install?

A:Hardware problem?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColdIce


My friend was installing Windows 7, and then couple of days later the computer started to restart every 4 hours, and now she does it every 1,5 hours or less.

She always shows blue screen and then restart.

Any ideas?

Could it be a corrupt install?


It might be a bad RAM stick, or it could be that a component is getting too hot, like the CPU. Is this a laptop or desktop? Are you able to see what the temps are? You might try running Speedfan or Hardware Monitor to see the temps, and to make sure that the fans are all running.

If it's a laptop, the air vents might be clogged with dirt, fuzz, cat hair...

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I recently acquired an old server, and can't get it to work properly if I want to turn it on I have to change the power input. Also it works off two C drives and I can't update the OS (Well I did install XP but if I try to use it nothing happens).
 

A:Hardware problem

What is this "old server"? Make, model, motherboard, memory?
 

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I just built my first PC and i keep getting these Computer freezes where the whole system locks up and NOTHING is responsive. It usually occures when i am loading into a game or something of that matter. Earlier today i was playing H1Z1 and i switched from high settings to ultra and the whole computer completely freezed up! rarely it will just freeze on the desktop. Please help. Ask anything.
 
Mother Board: Asus Sabertootth 990FX R2.0
Cpu: AMD Fx 9590 Temp: Around 32-42 degrees Celcius
Gpu: Evga Gtx 970 ACX 2.0 Superclocked Temp: 35-53 degrees Celcius
Ram: 8Gb Corsair Vengence (The Blue Stick)
 

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Hi everyone, i have a little problem here my pc work normally, but when i start a game or a program my processor start overheating! Normally 70 degree and than he go to 105 degree after 1 sec the Core speed is dropping and im bugging. It's a 3.40 GHz and dropping under 2.5 or less ..

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I do not have a OS on this system quite yet, as it has just been put together.

Now then, I'm having some difficulties...everything seems to be wired up correctly, but when I power up the system it runs for just a few seconds then shuts off..and the screen never goes into the BIOS, it just stays black. After a few retries it then decides to power on and stay on and let me set up the BIOS.

Anyone know what the reasoning for this might be? It seems to be powering on just fine now, but it still makes me uneasy about the whole ordeal.

Thank you,
-Xen00b

A:Hardware problem

Hi Xen00b,

Perhaps, it just needed a few startups to reset itself. ??

If it is running fine now, I would not worry about it to much.

Shawn

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I bought a dell laptop just over a year ago, and about 6 months in had a major hard ware failure, but to this day have never figured out what it is, basicallyt its a blue screen error that randomly comes on at first it was a rare problem occuring once or twice every week basically its an error that says the computer was shut down to prevent damage there was a probelm with somethign somethign something (running windows xp)

then the error became more frequent and by the end the windows xp loading screen would come on and it would crash then ever time.

now obviously after re formatting a 100 times and the error reoccuring i rang dell and they started replacing bits

first the hard drive, then the hard drive again, then they replaced the mother board and cpu basically every important componant

eventually i got so fed up of ringing i sort help online and luckily found somone i knew on a forum worked for dell, he managed to get my laptop replaced and all wads well

as luck would have it, they forgot to pick up the laptop so i still have it here with me

so as you can imagine i would like to fix it myself as there is no point keeping a bust laptop around

yesturdasy i install windows 98 no probelms and am goinna try putting xp back on, but i dont htink it will work for long
basically the laptop is fine except for this error

the only other problem is the modem stopped working which i have just removved incase that was cvausewing the problem
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A:Hardware problem

Basically it could be anything, and RAM would be the first thing I would look at. Most graphics cards are built into the motherboard on laptops so that may have been replaced as part of the motherboard. You can download a memory tester from here: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp and run that. Press T to run the extended tests.

If the laptop is indeed yours to do as you wish then I would sell it; people will pay nicely for the LCD panel alone. However, DELL probably wants it back as they put several new parts into it and they almost always want their parts back no matter what.
 

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