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XP freezes solid on shoutdown

Q: XP freezes solid on shoutdown

I was wondering if someone would know why my computer has started to freeze solid when I shut it down. I am not doing anything different than what I have always done, but now when I shut it down it freezes at the moment that it says: "Windows is shutting down" and it stays stuck in there. The power botton doesn't work. The only way to completely shut it down is to cut off the power. My computer is only three months old, and I don't think it should be doing that. Any ideas on what I should do? By the way I have run Spybot and Ad-Aware 6, and I found no spyware. Here's some info on computer and thank you in advance.

Windows XP pro
Pentium 4 processor
2.66 GHz with 533MHz system bus/ 512k
L2Cache

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Preferred Solution: XP freezes solid on shoutdown

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A: XP freezes solid on shoutdown

Sorry, the heading shoud read:

"XP freezes solid on shutdown" not "shoutdown" I don't know what I was thinking.....

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Good morning, I have a Y50-70 Touch that has started freezing completely after about 10 to 15 minutes of being booted up.  This requires a hard reset by holding the power button until it shuts off.  I can boot up again and it runs fine for another 10 or 15 minutes.  Lenovo support has been no help.   I have read there are some issues between the SSD and the other hard drive but not sure how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! 

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Computer freezes randomly with a solid beep were i cannot move the mouse or anything.

Not sure whatever details i should give, it has only happened twice now today, once while watching a tv show on hulu and the other time while playing runescape.

This has never happened today so i am a bit concerned, does anyone know what is wrong?
 

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I have had two motherboards to burn up since end of December 2002, when we got DSL installed. Just purchased new HP Pavilion 734N last Thursday-02/15/03. Still having shutdown-"Serious Error"/Blue Screen notices. I have plugged the PC into various outlets and even took out the UPS backup equipment. Now have it plugged direct to the outlet. This morning I dis-connected the Networking Equipment and plugged in the phone line and set up the dial-up connection. I am like totally lost. I have had a computer in this room that we added on almost three years ago and wasn't experiencing any problems til I had the DSl Hooked up. Any suggestions.
 

A:Networking vs. PC Shoutdown

Without knowing a lot more, it's hard to be sure what's happening. I'm going to guess that there is some sort of electrical grounding issue, either with the DSL inputs, or your electrical wiring. I've seen some pretty ugly things happen with electrical wiring problems. A floating neutral wire can toast almost anything on a 115V line, just as an example.
 

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Hi. Sorry for my english. So my lenovo turn off by himself without any warning about every half an hour....It start after I install windows 10...any ideas?Thanks

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Hello, SevenForums Community

My Computer is giving me a problem for 1 month!

The problem is that, my computer Freezes randomly, while that is happening my HDD red light Turns Solid RED!

This is totally random, but it happens more times when i'm playing games (ex: Skyrim , GTA San Andreas , The Sims3).

But this happens also when i'm on my desktop.

This problem is making me bald , my pc "back in the days" could run Crysis 2 without a problem, now it freezes randomly.

I hope that you can help me, SevenForums Community.

If you need any information about my Computer tell me.

A:My Computer Freezes randomly while hdd Light turns solid red.

Hey LeonPT, welcome to Sevenforums

First remove all non-essential cards from your machine, i.e sound, modems etc, etc.

Download burn and run memtest from PassMark MemTest86 - Memory Diagnostic Tool. This will test your PC's memory. Leave it running for a few hours.

Next

Download the manufacturers disk for your hard drives. Test and ensure that they are functioning properly.

Remove and clean all components contacts and clean the CPU fan and any other fans in your system.

Report back with results.

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hey guys... i need help.

every time i turn on my computer and work on it for a few minute, it freezes! and give me this strange screen
everything works okay up to this point. it freezes and just stay dead until i manually restart it. i'm not sure if this is due to the graphic card or something. i'm a total noob. if you have any idea what the problem is and how i can resolve it, thanks in advance. any idea would be great.
 

A:Strange Screen and Totally FREEZES.. FROZEN SOLID

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I have xp home, I have scanned with spybot, rebooted and it goes through normal startup but just before opening the desktop it freezes on the solid blue screen. Any ideas how I can correct this

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just before my last HDD failed, the PC would freeze for 2 minutes or so with the HDD light solid, somtimes in a browser, somtimes watching a vid file, now that I have a replacement drive, the same thing still happens

the mouse still moves, but the clock stops and catches up when the computer un-freezes

I changed the SATA cable, updated the BIOS, loaded the recommended chipset software, also updated the vid driver

I am about to reload Win 7 from scratch, since this install is from 2010, hoping a fresh install will fix.

any ideas? could it be the M/B?

I have:

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Biostar G31-M7 TE with a Pentium Dual Core E5200 @ 2.5 GHz
1x 2 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 512MB PCI-E
Western Digital 500 GB HDD
Plextor DVD/RW

A:PC freezes for 2 min, HDD light solid, mouse still moves, clock stops

I am also getting numerous errors in the Event Viewer while using the DVD drive

"The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2"

there are no Event Viewer entries at the times that the PC freezes up

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As the title says what antivirus will continue to support XP till 2016

A:What antivirus will continue to support windows XP after XP shoutdown

Cant see why any Free Antivirus wouldnt work , XP support would only be No Updates from MS.
 
I run a Xp Machine SP1 and havent installed any MS Updates for over 5 yrs , but thats my decision , and no issues , only used for downloads and browsing , Avast and Zone Alarm Free installed.
 
Some people still run Win 98 and no support provided there anymore.

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Hi there, new here

I have searched for about 3-4 hours on this topic. I have updated as many drivers as I could and I have changed my SATA cables out. I cannot figure out this problem.

When I am on my computer, the red hard driver indicator light on the top of my case will blink constantly. When I start playing a game, it will blink really fast and then you can hear a "beep" sound. The light stays red for a few seconds, then goes back to blinking intermittently. When it beeps, everything freezes up for a bit (10-30 seconds). Then it will come back and resume like before. Sometimes the beeps and freezes are 30 minutes apart, sometimes they are 2 minutes apart. Its really annoying and I dont want to take it to a shop just yet. Anyone ever heard of this happening?

Is the hard drive overheating maybe? Cause it gets worse when I have things like music and games going at the same time. If anyone would like to know more about the computer I will list it all.

A:Hard drive light blinks fast, then stays solid, and computer freezes. What causes it?

Go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD icon in the Search Results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. The Check Disk Utility will check the integrity of the drive.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and run the Quick and the Extended diagnostic tests on the HDD.

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I am looking for a new laptop. I currently have a X121e and recall it being extremely easy to configure on Lenovo's site. So I decided to look at the X270. However, having had great difficulty even starting to configure it (apparently, Lenovo does not favour Firefox any longer), I'm currently having trouble understanding the choices. The first is the choice between PCIe and SATA PointingDevice. Following some discussion, I gather this has nothing to do with any kind of pointing device, but affects my HDD/SSD choices. OK, so let's see what the PCIe choices give me. I get 5 'first hard drive' options. (Nothing I do gets me a 'second hard drive' option, so not sure about this. Or rather, I almost understand this now I've read the platform specification, the user manual, the hardware maintenance manual and various posts on Reddit. Lenovo do like to make buying a challenge!) Now, however, I've reached the end of my google-fu. Intel 256 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - CapableIntel 512 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.01 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMeI understand the difference beween 1/2 and 3/4 and 5 is obviously size. Fine. But what is the difference between 1 and 2, and between 3 and 4? 1 and 3 are Intel, whereas 2 and 4 are what? Not-Intel? Presumably, Then what's wrong with the Intel drives, that the unbranded versions are cheaper than the branded ones?... Read more

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Hi, is there any tweak to have the solid taskbar using aero, I?m currently using vista utlimate sp1 x64

thanks

A:solid taskbar

stitch626 welcome to the forums.

One way is to disable Transparency,

Aero Glass Transparency

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Does anyone know if Solid State HDDs are going to be in the realm of practical both price and capacity wise in the next year or two?
 

A:Solid State

hmm

I'd assume they will be. It's all just a matter of time.
 

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Hi all, I've been having a problem where my HDD light suddenly becomes solid, and my computer slows right down. I won't be running any intensive applications, it'll just occur, so I don't think it's a memory problem. I have 4 GB of memory on a 2.1Ghz dual core processor. I don't know if I need to be posting any logs. I'm running Nod32 antivirus and Comodo firewall.

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Had a major malfunction with my laptop over the weekend and had to replace the harddrive.. lost a few things but I had backups on an external hdd thankfully. One thing I noticed during the whole situation was that my system restore points had been deleted somehow, I researched and found that Defraggler deletes them sometimes, but who knows it could have been something else.

I'm looking for a good defrag program that won't do that.. I noticed Auslogics Disk Defrag in the stickied topics up top but just wanted to ask and make sure it doesn't do anything like that. Also I want a really good backup program. I was using the default backup thing on Vista (set to backup once a week) but when I check my external hdd, there are backups from last year hogging up space..

If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it

A:Looking for 2 solid programs

Welcome
I use Auslogics and am 100% happy with its performance. You can analyze your HD first to see if a defrag is necessary. Its does a better job than the Vista program included as defrag with the OS.
If you want awesome free software to back up, I use Macrium Relfect, it is awesome
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-macrium.html

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Does anyone in here still use SE v12 or at least HAVE used it and might be able to offer up some assitance with it.
I have a 3ghz/1gb/matrox parhelia128 computer that runs it great for the most part, whenever i go to rotate the 3d model, after say 20 seconds of rotating it sorta just freezes for a second or 4
sometimes for longer.
our support for SE is nonexistant and the phone service is giving me the run around, so getting an update is just about short of impossible. how is v16?

Is it backward compatible? If i use v12 to make something, and have someone using 16 open it, would it cause problems for the document?
 

A:Solid Edge V12

I'm sorry I can't help you with your problem, but I found this thread through Google, and I'd like to ask a question about a problem of my own, which is a bit similar to yours...
I just started at Helsinki University of Technology and I have a machine design course where we use Solid Edge v15... The university has an academic license for it and they are giving it for the students to borrow home so they don't have to use campus computers to do their works for that course. I borrowed it, of course, but it says it won't install, cause the program is for win2000 or XP only... I have windows 98...
Does anyone know what is the latest version of SE that supports windows 98?
And if so, I repeat the question of the previous poster: Does v15 have backward compatibility? We're not using very advanced features, so I think I might be able to do my work with an older version...
 

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...who mainly does internet, word, and light Photoshop work?

Dimension 2400 Series: Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.53GHz with 533MHz front side bus
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Mail-In Rebate Offer: $150 MAIL-IN REBATE! (Price above is shown before rebate)
Memory: SPECIAL OFFER! 512MB at 333Mhz DDR SDRAM for the price of 256MB
Keyboard: Dell™ Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse: Dell™ Optical USB Mouse
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Office Basic Edition 2003 BASIC
Security Software: McAfee Security Center w/VirusScan, Firewall and Privacy, 90-day trial
Hard Drive: 80GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive
CD or DVD Drive: Dual Drives: FREE! 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 8x DVD+RW Drive Floppy Drive and Additional Storage Devices: 3.5 in Floppy Drive FD
Monitor: No monitor
Video Card: Integrated Intel® 3D Extreme Graphics
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 (D) Card with Dolby® Digital 5.1 capability
Speakers: No Speaker Option
Digital Music: Dell Jukebox powered by MUSICMATCH Digital Photography: Dell Picture Studio, Paint Shop Pro Trial, Photo Album Starter Edition
Dell Media Experience: Dell Media Experience™ Network Interface: Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Modem: 56K PCI Telephony Modem Dial-up Internet Access: No ISP requested
Purchase Intent: Purchase is not intended for resale.
Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options: 1 Year Limited Warranty plus 1 Year On-site Service Installation Services: No Installation

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Hey ya'll, I'm currently running an older version of Solid Edge. I have a pretty decked out computer and video card and for some reason when im viewing some 3d rendered objects, when im moving them sometimes it will slow down a bit, stop, then catch up with itself.
It's kinda begining to be a hassle, anyone know if why this might happen.
my video card meets the standards that the program requires to run all 3d models.
 

A:Solid Edge V12

How much RAM you have in the "pretty decked out computer"? Plus when did U defrag the PC last? Scan for Spyware?

What amount of hardisk space you have free?

Really if U post more info., it makes it easier to respond.

Good luck
 

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Ive been looking at PC parts for about a year now, so I know at this point about which parts (mostly CPUS and GPUS) are which and when the next gens come out (like how piledriver comes next month presumeably)
But I cant justify $650 without being rather certain of myself.
so here is the parts list:
Rosewill challenger U3
Crucial 8 GB DDR3 1600 Dual channel 240 pin
FX-8120
Cooler Master hyper 212 EVO
Samsung Spinpoint F4 7200 RPM 320 GB (its cheap right now, althought seagate=meh hopefully I wont have bad luck)
Sapphire 2GB 7850 100355L
Rosewill green series 630W RG630-S12 (will update if/when I crossfire later on)
MSI 970A-G46 (chipset 970, has x16 and x8 in xfire mode)
some cheap wireless thing already got.

I already have all peripherals.
total price is $665 with shipping.

so yea, thats about it.
 

A:Solid build?

Looks good, but on a bit of a prejudiced note, you may want to look at getting a different power supply, since Rosewill don't have the greatest track record when it comes to PSUs. Also that case is a nightmare to try get clean, so If you don't want the amazon jungle inside your case I highly suggest you take a look at some of Antec or Coolermaster's budget cases.
apart from that, the rest looks good to me.
 

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Hello so there was a recent outbreak of COVID19 and i couldnt get any technician to fix my router I was wondering if anyone could help me fix my wifi the internet turned solid red and i couldnt fix it i tried to reset it and do other things as well but theres just nothing i could do about it any suggestions?
 

A:How to fix a solid red on your wifi

First step would be to contact your ISP's (Internet Service Provider's) Tech Support to make sure:

1) They don't have a problem with their service,
and
2) They can see your router from their end.
 

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One of this days i will buy my first solid state drive.
So i need an expert advice,especially from someone who already has ssd.
First : Most of all worries me the compatibility issue with my GA-X38-DS4 motherboard,i don't want to throw the money for nothing. And i didn't found anything in the web about this.
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Second: IF IS NOT THERE ANY COMPATIBILITY ISSUE!! Then....Which one is better,faster?
A) Corsair Force Series F80A - solid state drive - 80 GB - SATA-300
B) OCZ Agility 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300
C) OCZ Vertex 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300

A:My first solid state.

As long as you have SATA ports on your motherboard, SSD drives will work.

Faster is often a result of which benchmark you used. The biggest bang for the buck with any SSD is it's 0.1ms access times to files anywhere on the drive. You will get that from any of the SSD's that you pick. Your read/write speeds may be marginally better on one drive versus another, but unless you are continously reading and writing large files...it probably won't be noticeable in day-to-day computer use.

Personally, I think OCZ has a great reputation and the Vertex 2 line has been solid. I would pick that one if it were me.

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Keep getting unwanted pop ups or similar from Solid Peer, Free6, and Old Games. Some are pornographic. Any ideas of how to stop this please?
 

A:Solid Peer and Pop Ups

Hello,

What operating system are you using? XP has a "pop-up blocker", or you can download them from the net. Here's a search I did through Google.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=pop-up+blockers&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Good luck,
Bye,
Penny.
 

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My system specs are...
Mobo: Abit KG-7
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 1900+ (never been OC'd) w/ Thermal Take Volcano 7+
Memory: 2 sticks of Crucial Tech 512MB (1GB total)
Graphics: ASUS V8200 Ti200 Deluxe (GF3 T2)
Sound: SB Audigy 2
HDD: Maxtor 80GB
CD/DVDs: Sony DRU-720 DVD+/-RW, Creative 16x DVD, Creative 52x CD
OS: Windows XP Pro (full version)
Last Clean Reinstall: Feb 2005
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:46:36 PM, on 8/2/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\anvshell.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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This is either an issue with formatting a new Solid State Drive or something related cloning data and setting up windows 7 on the SSD. The plan was to run the OS off the SSD.

First, I now know I forgot to format the SSD before cloning...but it think it may have happened automatically because the clone process seems to have worked...sort of. The bad...it took up 2/3's of a 250GB SSD...not good. So I thought why not start over, delete everything on the SSD, format it and try a clean install from my windows 7 upgrade disc. Did that and it work better...just a small amount of the SSD was used....but...

But now, with just the SSD plugged in, am getting an error at boot up..."No boot manager" and boot fails. Plug the original HD drive back in and boot is fine and appears to be running off the SSD mostly...quiet and fast. But the old hard drive does tick away now and then. So, I'm thinking this is not how it should be and not as efficient as it should be. This is why I bought the SSD...to boot faster, play games and most common aps off the SSD...faster. Where did I miss the boat...?

Is boot manager something I can add? I tried to boot via the upgrade disc and do a repair, but it fails saying "Partition for windows missing"...which may be a formatting issue too. I am guessing the partition houses the boot manager...?? How can I fix. I get Microsoft security error during repair...

My Solid State Drive says at the Disk Management Screen:

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A:Solid State Drive set up

I would format the SSD then do step by step what you did the first time.

edit: also take a look through the Tutorials section. I'm sure there's several concerning SSDs and their various configuration options.

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Hey All,

I am building a computer in the next week that the customer wants a SSD 2.5" drive. I've never built a PC with an SSD in it. Couple of questions

Will the standard 2.5" drive bay in a case hold the drive alright?

Will the drive be susceptible to electro shock and data loss in a power failure or hard reset?

Does the SSD need to be insulated in the case any particular way?

Does the SSD need specific proprietary power or SATA cables to interface with a modern motherboard?

Thanks
 

A:Solid State Drive

Connections and Size will very on which drive you get, but traditionally it will fit in a 2.5 bay and can support a sata connection. Nothing extra is needed. It shouldn't be any more susceptible to data loss during power failures then normal drives (of course like normal drives, you may lose data if you are writting to it during said power loss).

For more details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
 

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I can only use solid colors for my desktop. All of the other desktop choices are grey and I can't select any of them.

A:I Can Only Use Solid Colors For Desktop

Are you limited to 16 color 640X480 also? If yes, you need to reinstall your graphics adapter drivers.

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Sup,

This might take some explaining - I have a 32GB SSD as my C:\windows drive and a 1.2TB normal disk with all my other stuff on it. I have not got any programs that allow you to choose the install location installed on the SSD, however programs such as Photoshop, Minecraft & Office 365 will only install to C: I have migrated my Users folder to the other volume which freed up around 4 GB of space - however having installed Photoshop I now have about 80KB free this is an annoyance to live with. I have done everything else to free up space under the sun.

So, my question is, what happens if I change the drive letter of the solid state to D: or something like that, & change the other disk with about 900 GB free to C: so, windows will be installed under d:\windows on the SSD. Then I could isntall photoshop & the like to the bigger drive.

Will this work? Not re-installing is desirable, but if needs be....

Thanks in advance,

Jon.

A:Solid State Trouble

The only way to install Win7 to a drive other than C is to run its installer from C to install to another drive, which locks out the C drive letter from use. This is neither desirable or correct.

If you have 32gb SSD then it's actually a chip on an MSATA hard drive intended to provide paging cache to speed up the drive. While we've helped users install to the chip at their request, it is absurdly small and requires the kind of gymnastics you're grappling with. If you'd like to install WIn7 as intended here are the steps: Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums
Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT - Windows 7 Help Forums

Since no one is thrilled with the performance on an MSATA compared to an SSD, a solution is to buy a larger SSD which are coming down in price to around $50 per 120gb now. Photoshop for example needs to be on the SSD to benefit from its speed. Best deals of the day

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I'm not sure if this goes here or not. So I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section.


Hello everyone,
I'm about to finally upgrade this old computer of mine (Pentium D, Gigabyte S-series motherboard) and was wondering what would be a good, solid, and reliable motherboard to accompany my new Intel i5 CPU? I'm somewhat limited on cash at the moment and after the CPU purchase I'll only have around 150~250 dollars for the motherboard and RAM. I may be able to bump it to 300 but I can't say at the moment. I've been looking through Newegg and Tigerdirect for the past few days but I honestly can't figure out what I should go for or be looking for (I'm a bit of a newbie to all this).


These are the parts I already have:
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700watt
Graphics Card: e-GeForce 8800 GTS
HDD: Maxtor 6V300F0

I'll be switching out the GPU for a better one when I can so I'm not really interested in SLI/Crossfire. Same goes for the HDD.

Thanks!
 

A:Solid Motherboard for Intel i5 CPU?

Give us until this week and we'll be posting our P55 motherboard round-up on TechSpot. That should give you a complete outlook at the different price points
 

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OK...A week ago I got a computer built for me, I was having extreme issues when playing world of warcraft or even just youtube, facebook. Solid colors, Green/blue/pink/black. with black lines down it. "Display driver has stopped working/recovereD" Causing me to restart. SO i took the computer back and raged thinking it was because of them. I got my money back...So 2 days ago I went somewhere else and I got another pc built for me....THE SAME ISSUE... Things I have done have been.. Bought a new moniter. new cords.
I tried my dads moniter/friends moniter. with all different cords.
I tried different outlets in my house.
Screen flashes frequently aswell.

Please help. I'm going crazy.

A:Flickering/solid colors..help!

I am using a diffrent video card...and same issue... Help?

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Hi, being a heavy duty point and clicker only, I'm pretty useless at techno jargon. I'll try my best to explain though.

Im using a dell inspiron 4150 laptop.
Windows XP home edition.
Version 2002.
Service pack 2.
Intel® Pentium®4.
Mobile CPU 1.70GHz.
1.69 GHz, 384 MB of RAM

I have recently used various spyware scanners. Adaware / Spy Bot search and destroy / registry fix. Also have ran AVG. They seem to have done the trick as my computer is running at normal speed again. My problem now is....

When I drag a window about I'm only dragging the outline of it. That is, the original window remains in place until I release the mouse button, at which point the window then jumps to the new location. How can I make it so that I drag a solid window (ie with all of its contents) again, rather than just the outline. I'm finding it to be a real pain as I'm so familiar to moving windows out of the way to have a quick look underneath, then droping them back there. I havent changed anything intentionally, and can only presume one of the scans I've ran has done this. I was having a problem with slowing down (to a crawl at times), and also it seemed to be double clicking aswell. These problems seem to have gone now though (I hope), apart from the window dragging thing.

I'm sort of hoping theres a check box or something to tick, but have looked around and cant find anything within settings etc. I've googled for hours and cant get anywhere that way eith... Read more

A:Cant Drag A Solid Window?

Right click "My Computer" on the desktop and select "properties".
Click the "Advanced" tab then under "Performance" click the "settings" button.
On the "Visual Effects' tab make sure "show windows contents while dragging" is selected.

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hi all

im new to this forum i wonder if anyone can throw some light on
my problem.

i have 4 epson r200 that have been very good up untill now.
this is very weird ive had these on various machines.
one of which i had a bulk ink system on.
now my nightmare begins' as much as a r200 epson is a joly good
printer its a big pain in the a..e when i goes wrong.

now my problem is this' printing fine on one of my r200 also bulk ink system attached then all of a sudden red light on the left panel stays on and wont go out'.
thought no problem just reset it, how wrong was i still the same problem.

to cut a long story short' ive tried all four now and the same problem with all of them red light stays on with a communication error.

could realy do with a epson engineers disk to full reset these
or a preist to give them a quick exorsism lol'''

any help on this one people im most greatfull im a pc engineer if i can help anyone
many thanks
bri
 

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I would like to know what is the brand name of this SSD drive that my desktop, HP Omen #870-119? All I know is the name of SSD below: 3D TLC Solid State Drive Is that a name brand of the Solid State Drive? I have searched on Google here on the Internet and did not show with this name. I am not sure if that is the name of Solid State Drive or not. Maybe you know more than me about this and provide me more information about this. John

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Good day ladies and gents,

I am seeking an elegant and highly efficient method for my needs. All suggestions are appreciated. There seems to be more than one way to get what I need done but keeping the application running quick is important. It's highly likely that I will need assistance after deciding which path to take. Thanks in advance

The need:
- This is an ideal flow but it is malleable.
A user is going about their business and already has the ap open. They need a new record and the first control they click into on the form is [SSN] "frm_MAIN". As they type numerical characters, options in the combobox or form begin to narrow until they finish the number or they click on one of the listed options. Upon selection of the record, data from the respective fields in "dbo_MBMSTRTB"(table) are placed into the respective fields of "tbl_MAIN" and represented on the driving Access form "frm_MAIN" for further editing.

Current state:
The Access application this will be built on has been in production for about 6 or 7 years. Users are comfortable with the flow but have been asking for "search as you type", "auto-population", and "document generation" functionality. Search as you type and auto-population are essentially the same task and for this thread, are our primary focus however, document generation is related because I will need the auto population functionality in order to achieve a one button docume... Read more

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I did a new build with my son. We get everything together and turn it on..... no post.

Just a solid red cpu light.

I am using a ryzen 5 2600
MSI x470 gaming plus board.
Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) DR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS8G4D26BFSE I have two of these.

When I power up with one or both sticks of RAM I get the CPU light.
When I power up with no RAM then the ram light comes on and not the CPU light.

Please help me. We want to play some games and can?t wven get a display.
 

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HELP!
I'm currently running solid edge v12 and it just isnt working.
I've got a Matrox parhelia 128 video card, and a gig of ram. p4 2.4 ghz running. It all looks great until i get to moving a part around in assembly and BAM it freezes up. Is there something i can use to find out WHY its freezing up. Inititially i thought it was ram, so i replaced the ram and now that the ram checks out sometimes it just dies on me.
Do you guys have any troubleshooting tips for me?
 

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Okay, I'm just wondering, I've heard it mentioned quite a bit and I knwo and understand most things about PC's but this I've never really looked into so I'm going to now...

What is a SSD?, What are the pros and cons to using it?, How do you use it?, Is it reccomended?, what performance difference does it give?, and finally, could you make a computer with weak processor/graphics card and everything run very fast and play games very well if you have lots of them in one pc?

Could someone explain in laymens terms? For me and so I can explain to other people as I know this is a reasonably new technology and is suposedly 'the future'?

Thankyou.

A:Solid State Drives

Solid State Drives are big RAM disks. No moving parts like platters to break. Upside - very fast. Down side - very expensive. And some write-rewrite issues. Think bleeding edge.

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Does anyone know of a free (or inexpensive) program for solid modeling? I am fairly competent with AutoCAD. Our Engineering Department is changing over to SolidWorks and I'd like to dabble with something far more rudimentary just to see how it works. Thanks.
 

A:Solid Modeling Software

Maybe Google Sketchup.
http://sketchup.google.com/
 

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I'm running an AMD Athlon XP 1700 (1.48 GHz) w/ 768 MB of RAM, on an ASUS A7V-266E motherboard, w/ 30 GB on the HD, a SBlaster Audigy sound card, a US Robotics 56K modem, DVD and CD-RW drives, an NVidia GeForce 2 MX400, tied together with WinXP Home Ed.

I'm looking to upgrade my computer so that it's stable without any noticable loss of performance.

I've been hearing a lot about the GeForce Cards and ASUS motherboard complications recently and I can attest that its true, even with the latest driver updates the computer crashes on menial operations such as using MS Word to even playing DVDs. I've had to avoid using MS Word, which is a waste of my money...and time, only to use the WordPad XP has to offer to avoid crashing while typing long papers required for college.

If anybody has some suggestions to this by all means I'd like to hear your ideas/ suggestions/ resolutions.

Thanks.
 

A:Any suggestions for something solid and stable?

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Hi I had my computer in sleep mode for a while. I was in a hurry and when I went to use it, it froze. I held the power button down to shut it off. When I booted it back up. I get the usual hp invent startup screen, followed by a windows error recovery screen with options of launch startup repair or start windows normally. After either choice I get a "windows is loading files.." bar and then after, I get the usual black screen with green loading bar. After that it goes to a solid light blue screen with just the mouse pointer on it. It doesnt do anything after this. Its stuck on this screen.

Im running Vista home premium and have an hp pavillion media centre PC.

Really need help guys.

A:Solid Blue Screen Help

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks




Have you tried getting into Safe Mode? Try rapidly tapping the F8 key immediately before the Windows splash screen shows up. Let us know what happens when you try to get into Safe Mode.

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hi all
i am thinking of using a solid state drive for the operating system and would be grateful for any advice can i keep the drive i have now with win 7 home premium, and install another windows 7 (like ultimate): on the solid state drive??

A:Solid state drives

I don't think you can have two instances of Windows using the same license key, even on the same machine (unless you clone them, but then the drives should be identical). So basically you'll have to buy another copy of Windows. Other than that, SSD will make your machine way faster. the only catch is the limited number of write cycles, so I would follow the by now standard advice of moving your cache and temp folders to a RAM disk.

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I have an older Model 80L000H2US laptop with a one terabyte drive. Would it be a waste of money to upgrade to a solid state drive for this machine?

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Hello,
Actually I saw something named solid keylogger when my antivirus software was running a scan but it didn't detect it because most antivirus softwares don't detect keyloggers(I think so). Anyways I don't remember the exact location of that keylogger but its name is "SOLID KEYLOGGER" exactly. So if any malware specialists out there know about this keylogger please assist me in removing this keylogger. Thanks in advance.
And also please ask me if you want anymore details about this issue.

A:need to remove solid keylogger

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Solid Wooden Beds. Go to www.solidwoodbeds.co.uk
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Hi

I am looking at getting an Solid State Drive to run just my OS on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a 30gb solid state drive and an 64gb drive, is the 30gb would the 30gb be big enough or would it be better to g for the 64GB drive?


Please can you let me know

Thanks

A:Which Solid State drive is best?

Personally, I would go with the bigger 64GB, to allow for some growth.

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There are a few things you need to know, about Solid State Drives, before you upgrade your computer/laptop/netbook to this newest technology.

1. Do you have a SATA or IDE Controller?

Most drives are designed for SATA, though there are some IDE (aka: ATA and PATA) drives available also. To know which one you need, look inside your computer, or check out the specs/details of your laptop/netbook.
If you have a computer, open the case and locate your hard drive. Look at the wires on the back of your hard drive.


2. Internal vs. External
External drives are mostly for portable data, like a USB flash drive, so an internal drive is the best option for an SSD drive, so it can make your Operating System (Windows, Mac OSX, Linux) faster and more responsive.

3. Capacity
The most common sizes are 32, 64, 128 and 256 Gigabytes (GB). The operating system will use about 10 GB of space, so make sure you leave enough free space for your applications, games, files and so on. I would recommend getting a minimum of 64 GB, and up to 128GB, unless you have a big budget.

Continued at source: SSDTechnologyForum.com


Yes, I am a member there also, and I thought this article was useful for those looking to make the SSD leap

A:What you should know, before you buy a Solid State Driv

64GB sounds about right to me, for the OS and programs, with a nice Caviar Black for your data.

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