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Multiple A8 m78s dying right out of warranty

Q: Multiple A8 m78s dying right out of warranty

I work for a company that is an authorized lenovo reseller. Over the last year 3 of the A8 m78 units we have sold have failed unexpectantly right out of warranty. 3-4 months after the warranty end date the unit unexpectantly ceases to work. Is there any recourse for this? Units failing unexpectantly happen but to have 3 of the same A8 m78 units fail right out of their warranty ending seems like a special case.

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Preferred Solution: Multiple A8 m78s dying right out of warranty

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Hi, guys. I bought an Acer Aspire 5741Z-5539, running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, back in August. Towards the end of September, it basically ate itself from the inside out. First, I had to run Startup Repair every couple days. It went really slow and took about an hour and a half to complete the whole process each time. After about a week, Windows itself got a little wonky. With Windows Explorer freezing more and more often, and then Firefox beginning to have problems. I booted up in Safe Mode and that worked for a little bit before the Start menu froze again anyways. A couple days later I tried to start it up again to transfer my files off of it, and it ran Startup Repair once again, but this time it couldn't repair it.

So, my dad has a little device used to hook laptop HDDs up to another computer as an external. But it wouldn't come up on the other computers. I got a friend of mine who's pretty good with this type of thing to help out. He tried to access the drive through Ubuntu and still couldn't get at it. Eventually, we got the files off by hooking it up directly to his desktop somehow and got the files off, and I did a clean install of Windows Ultimate 32-bit (the 32-bit downgrade was on purpose).

This was a few weeks ago. It was running fine since then. Then around a week ago, the computer stopped recognizing how charged the battery was. It wouldn't charge past 89%, and it wouldn't deplete past 6% (even after setting the minimum to 3%... Read more

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Hi,

I bought a laptop from PC Specialist UK and even from the very first week I got blue screens. After months with fighting with them I ended up changing twice the RAMs. After the last change I thought the problem is fixed but I actually ended up in the last period with loads of blue screens. I tried to detect what is the cause but I couldn't. They happen when I open my PC, when I watch a movie, when I work, when I turn my pc into sleep mode and not all the times.

For instance, I just started to write this message to you and I got 4 blue screens one after another one.

Please help...I'm desperate and the company is not helping me. I'm working remotely and I cannot have my PC in this state.

Best Regards,
Loredana Martin

A:multiple BSODs even after the warranty changed my RAM 2 times

Hi loredanaMartin.






Quote:
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\btfilter.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for btfilter.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for btfilter.sys
\Driver\BtFilter


Disable bluetooth, may be it is labeled as Atheros Bluetooth.

Also, the most frequent issue .....





Quote:
fffff880`0753d838 fffff880`042c2a9aUnable to load image \??\C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender Firewall\bdfwfpf.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bdfwfpf.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bdfwfpf.sys
bdfwfpf+0xca9a


Uninstall BitDefender. How to uninstall Bitdefender. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Let us know the results.

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I'm trying to work out if my Dell desktop computer (a strong XPS 8700) is dying or not, or if it is just one component that needs replacement (my preference).  The computer is high-performance but 3 1/2 years old.  It has not always been turning on the first time when I press the power button and this problem seems to be getting progressively worse.  Today, it would not load some web pages (it loaded some but not others), and one program stalled and would not stop even with End Task.  I already ran the full start-up diagnostics and apparently everything was fine.  I also did a full scan with Kaspersky Total Security (the strongest version) and apparently everything was fine there as well.  Please help!  Thanks!

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I bought a Lenov Ideapad 510 15IKB on 14th April 2017. Now I'm facing 2 issues with the warranty registration and warranty upgrade: Issue#1On April 16th I registered the base warranty of my product as it should start from the purchase date of my product. After few email conversations for purchase proof, finally on 3rd May, I received email confirming the base warranty registration of my product. It was starting from 14th April 2017 and ending on 13th April 2018. I checked the same on lenovo website. But few days back when I again checked the warranty status, it was restored to factory warranty (15 Oct 2016 - 13 nov 2017). I don't know why this happened and how this happened. When I contacted lenovo, they said that warranty is updated in their database but how can I beleive when I can't see this on warranty lookup section of the Lenovo official website. I have also attached the screen shot of warranty lookup page as of today (22 June 2017). Issue#2I registered for 2 year warranty extension under Back To School offer (Ticket Number - ADP-BTS-025399) on www.buyalenovo.com and made a payment of INR 999/- on 6th May 2017. On 10th May, i received an email confirming the receipt of payment and in the same email, it was mentioned that warranty certificate will be mailed to me within 7 bussiness day, but till the date I've not received any warranty certificate, I've sent so many emails in last one week, but I didn't receive any reply to any email. I tried to reach the A... Read more

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sir service engineer told me that your ram socket burns due to heat or power fluctuation  and so we have to change your motherboard for that and this is not covered in your warranty. i have adp warranty .So can i arugu with them in these conditions  ?Is warranty doesnot cover issue due to power fluctuation , which cover accidental protection, too ?

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sir hi actually i bought my lappi last year in the month of may 25th and since i was in last year of my collage i did not bother  to extend becouse of money issue. can i extend the warranty of the lapptop now ??pls help and if yes then what all the procedure i need to follow. ?  w/w  aayan akash. 

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My dell xps 15 9550 was purchased with a 3yr extended warranty.  After getting an email offering to sell an extended warranty, I checked the dell warranty status.  Sure enough, no extended warranty appears.  Is this a system problem or do I need to do something.
Thanks

A:extended warranty not showing up in warranty status

Was it ordered from Dell, or from a third party - or puchased through a retailer?

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Have purchased a netbook HP15AY-078TX bearing S.No. CND6300CVS & product id X5Q23PA#ACJ. Want to check the warranty and extended warranty offers.

A:Warranty & Extended warranty offer

Hello  Verify the warranty status here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty     Extended Warranty :http://www8.hp.com/in/en/support-drivers/carepack-services.html?jumpid=in_r10104_in/en/ps/corp/carep...Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hi, My laptop's manufacturer warranty has expired on January 24 2016. Can I buy extend warranty for my lappy??  

A:Can I extend the warranty after its manufacture warranty has...

Hello, If unit doesn't have any issues right now, yes you can extend the warranty. if there is any issue with the laptop then after repair you can extend the warranty  #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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As the title suggests - my invoice specifically says 3yrs warranty was purchased with my M3800 in November 2014. I'm now showing as out of warranty after 2yrs
I'm having issues with a screen that was replaced in May/June 2016 and would like a replacement as I believe the unit is faulty. Please can you get in touch to resolve.
Thank you.

A:Purchased 3 years warranty; laptop/account showing as out of warranty after 2 years

Hi DModi,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address along with the invoice copy.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Some time ago, I posted on this forum that my pc freezed often for no apparent reason.

It turned out that my motherboard was melted.

I changed it, and got a brand new one. Also changed processor and videocard.
After few days my machine shut down by itself, and didnt turned on anyomore.

So I brought it to a technician I knew and he got us a brand new (more powerful) Power supply (the older one was crappy, as you tech support folks said to me).

Everything worked like a charm for a week or two.
This morning, it shut down by itself, and I wasnt able to turn it on again immidiatly, but only after several minutes.

What is happening and what should I do?
Sorry for my poor english, Im not a native-speaker

A:My pc is dying (again)

What's the new power supply unit like? Open the case and post back with the details from the PSU label (make, watts, amps) and your full system specs.

Example of PSU label:


Download Sensors View and post a screenshot of its readings from when you first switch on, and another after you've run some programs for a while.

When you fitted the new CPU did you reapply some thermal paste? Instructions

Blow any dust out from your case with a can of compressed air, especially around the fans and heatsink. How are your case fans positioned and are they all spinning and unobstructed?

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Hi,

I am having a problem with my PC, which is running Win 2000.

I think my PSU had a loose connection, as if my knee ever knocked the tower it would restart. One evening the computer wouldn't boot, the light was on but nothing happened and there was no beep, which signals the PC starting up. In short, I damaged the PSU further trying to get the computer to start. I have since replaced the PSU with a higher watt and it booted up and it seemed ok for a day or two. However, after Call of Duty crashed, it has just died again and wouldn't boot up at all.

I'm very worried that the PC could die on me permanently and would like to try and identify the problem. Here are the things that I think might be causing it:

1) Linked to Call of Duty crashing?
2) Device manager is showing that Multimedia Video Controller driver is unknown
3) Hard drive failure
4) Bad memory stick
 

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basically, whenever i start my computer norton will never fail to inform me that they had detected adware.trojan and also downloader but they will say they had remove it. however, it seems like there a lot of downloader files in my comp and norton will keep pop-ing up the message of "norton has detected and removed a virus from your comp" virus name : downloader.

so all kind souls please help me!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:54:03 PM, on 10/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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WARRHEY.. feels good to be back amongst some nerds Can't say the same when I'm looking at my ?700 tower that will cost ?20-30 each way to send to be fixed for free under warranty

1. As for almost a year now, regularly when I start my PC the tower turns on but the screen, mouse and keyboard are not activated. Sometimes the screen is activated but does not load any further than the motherboard introduction screen; and recently after loading and logging on, it displays only my desktop background and nothing else at all (I CtrlAltDlt'd to TM & Ran explorer.exe but still nothing). When I reboot it's there again though.

2. A few minutes after turning it on (or instantly... it vaires), there comes a weird sound from the PSU.... sounds like an irregular and much louder noise, not so much a scratch but a non-constant hum... going louder and quieter randomly. PSU is 850W, not strained.

3. The PC also sometimes totally randomly goes extremely sluggish and CPU usage freezes on 100% (whereas it's usually around 5-20%). This is with maybe just one or so programs running... and fan temperatures at a normal level... no overheating. PC now Randomly & regularly freezes totally. Mouse cursor does not even move (GPU temps are stable).

4. After startup, the disc drive used to make a sequence of noises, repeatedly. Sometimes stopping as soon as the Mobo screen pops up, sometimes carrying on even after. Sometimes carrying on if the Mobo screen hasn't popped up (i.e. if problem... Read more

A:PC Dying! :|

If your PSU is making some kind of noise or the fan is irregular, then it needs to be replaced. You can test this theory by going into the Bios and posting the Voltages, Temps and Fan Speeds. If your HDD is making a clicking or scrapping noise, it needs to be replaced. Backup all data immediately! You can test this theory by downloading the ISO image for the Hard Drive Test and burn that to a CD and boot off of the CD and run the HDD tests. You can also do the same for Memtest and test the RAM

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can someone giv me a solution to clear this viruses?
1)MS-DOS viruses
2)Script viruses
3)Trojan horses
4)Backdoor and Trojan horses
These are the names of the virus i found in my AVG virus vault. There are 450 of them there. can someone reply fast before they start to spead pls.

A:Need help~~~ pc really dying =(

ps i forget to post the hijackthis log on my previous post
so i now will paste the main log below and attached the extra log also


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-01-12 18:14:41
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
90: 2008-01-12 10:15:01 UTC - RP356 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
89: 2008-01-12 09:19:45 UTC - RP355 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
88: 2008-01-06 08:40:41 UTC - RP354 - System Checkpoint
87: 2007-12-31 10:34:01 UTC - RP353 - System Checkpoint
86: 2007-12-30 05:13:07 UTC - RP352 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-10-08 11:55:55 UTC - RP267 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 248 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-01-12 18:21:11
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

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.ex... Read more

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My PC recently got a fairly nasty virus (W32-Sinowal-based Maximus! or something along those lines) so we had to get it wiped. A few days later, my computer was all messed up again. I can only boot up in Safe Mode, my sound doesn't work, and it is running slower than normal. I need to find out if I have another virus (although the guy who fixed it downloaded Norton Anti-Virus and it seemed fine for a few days) or if maybe my computer is just dying. It's about three years old and apparently it was outdated before we even bought it. Is there any way the virus could have affected the computer's hard drive or whatever (yeah, I don't quite know what I'm talking about) or have I maybe gotten another virus? No clue what is going on, so any help is appreciated.
 

A:I think my PC is dying....

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hi all been looking around the forums for more then 2 hours and i can't find the answer to my HUGE problem: system is rebooting itself over and over. Cannot even go in safe mode nothing. I am using a very old recovery disk that i have because the one i did on a cd rom disk is not read by my computer!! please help memy computer is my life I have al my things on there.

Cynthia

A:need help I am dying here!!!!!

Hi and welcome. I am moving this from XP to the Am I Infected forum for now. You can access the internet.Let' run this first then MBAM below....Please run the VIPRE Rescue Program After that run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If ... Read more

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Hey folks,
I recently added a NIC card to my comp because the one on my motherboard wouldn't work preoperly. Everything was fine for a few days but then my graphics card began to play up. The top of the display was fine, but the bottom three quarters was a cross between grey and odd colours. I took the NIC card out thinking I had overloaded the graphics card, turned it on and all was fine. Then after 5 minutes it began to play up again, but only when I was burning a DVD. I think it's the PSU as it's 2 and a half years old, I don't think it's pumping out enough juice for everything. The problem is gradually getting worst.

Would you recomend a PSU change or do you know if it's something else. Your help is appreciated.

ED

A:Is my PSU dying?

Hi Ed and welcome to Vista Forums

It's possible, but unlikely. What has probably happened is that you have knocked your graphics card when inserting the NIC card, with the result that it is no longer seated correctly in its slot. What I suggest is that you remove the card, blow the slot out to remove any dust and then reinsert the card securely. If your motherboard has onboard graphics, you might also like to try using that prior to reinstalling the graphics card just in case the card is failing. If the graphics problem disappears when you use the onboard graphics but return when you use the card, then the card has most likely failed.

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Hi All,

I just purchased a new laptop 2 days ago with Win8, and have had some issues that may or may not be operating system related.

While it's a bit of an undertaking to get used to the new start menu, I haven't been very successful at completing the simplest of tasks... such as importing my music, photo's, and videos...

When I go to my 'documents' folder on my task bar and attempt to open any of the following folder; music, documents, pictures, and videos... I receive a 'pop-up' message reading; "Documents.library-ms" is no longer working. - It also reads; This library can be safely deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be effective. (This same message applies to all files; Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video.)

Being it gives me no other option, I click 'ok'

Also, my computer has repeatedly crashed, and reports "Your PC has incurred a problem and must restart"

Then it reports; Service_System_Exception

Again, I am not sure... being 2 days old to the Win8 OS, I don't know if I bought a 'brand new' lemon for a computer, or if I can/should attempt to reinstall the Win8 OS???

Sadly, I am almost tempted to just return this computer to the store, and buy one with Win7.

Sorry, I am not that technical... any advice?

Thanks,

Art

A:Help... dying over here

Have you done all the Windows 8 up dates? You will need to do it several times until it comes back that it is up to date.

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I Borrowed A Dell Latitude D520 From Someone And This HDD Is Dying. Medium Dying Speed. It is a 37.2 GB Drive With 10.3 GB Free. I Found ChkDsk So I can do that. I Searched Chk and found ChkDsk and 11 other items. Need Help.
 

A:Another HDD Dying.

what windows version
what makes you think the HDD is dying
37.2GB is a small drive and probably quite old anyway
 

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ok i bought a cpu from a Lan Cafe a few years ago and it was very good but then after a while i got a trojan... so the cpu started to get slower and so i decided to get EZTRUST. But after i got it my cpu freezes everytime i open an application... What can be the problem? How can i fix this?
 

A:cpu dying!

You've left out a lot of information. The CPU itself is not dying. If you have a trojan you need to get rid of it for your system to operate correctly again. If the system freezes doing anything in windows normally then try and boot up in safe mode(tapping F8 during the windows splash screen).

Download and run the following in safe mode: Ad-aware, Spybot Search + Destroy, AVG anti-virus, Symnatec Stinger(these are all free).

If you are running windows XP you will need to disable system restore(which will also delete all restore points) before doing the above scans. This is necessary as a lot of nasty trojans/viruses embed themselves in system restore to re-infest your system.

Alternatively if you feel all is lost and you have nothing important you can't get back again you can always re-format the hard drive and do a clean install of windows(last resort of course).
 

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So, I've had an Visiontek Radeon 9200 SE [128mb PCI] for about four years now, maybe five. It's served me well, but it just ain't up to scratch anymore. However, money's hard to come by, given my lifestyle - don't ask. So, I make do.
However, lately, whenever I start up my computer, Windows loads, and a few moments after I log in, my screen goes black. Not only that, but my monitor goes into standby mode [makes loud "click!" sound I've come to associate with a monitor powering on, and the light goes from green to amber.] This only lasts a few seconds, but it's long enough to be a distraction.
And I can't help but wonder if it's my graphics card, or if it's something else. If so, is it serious?
Also worth noting is the fact that the taskbar remains black for several seconds after everything else. What gives?
 

A:Dying GPU?

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Can anyone help me revive my PC thats running on Win 98? My windows went corrupt due to some missing files, instead of backing up my important file and apps that I dont want to loose I reinstalled windows again to worsen the case. i can get into safe mode , I have an 8GB USB thumb drive how can i move my files to this drive when the system is not recognizing the thumb drive in safe mode?
honeychico
 

A:Help my dying Win 98 PC

Hhmm, 98se needed a driver for USB thumb drives, which may be why you cannot access it from safe mode. Try installing that driver in safe mode.

Failing that you could simply add your drive to a friends PC in place of a CD/DVD drive (know how to set the master/slave pins if necessary), then you can see your drive from your friends OS and copy files to your thumb drive ad lib.
 

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Hi, my problems started when i tried to open JDownloader, i have been using it for a long time, but a week ago it stopped working. Trying to solve it, i started updating java, flesh and cleaning my computer with Panda IS 2010, and the uniblue power suite (speed up my pc, spy eraser and registry booster). Things started to get better, but today when i started up my computer, the start bar, desktop icons etc where gone. What should i do ?

A:My OS is dying

if you are able to get into safemode, try doing a system restore to a previously saved restore point prior to the fixes.

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Hi All
Help!!
Apologies if this has been posted before, but I need an answer and I am sure some one has it.

Running Vista 64 Home Prem
ASUS P5Q pro board
Intel 2.4 quad processor
8gb RAM
DVD & CD-RW
FDD
5 internal SATA HDD, 2 set as Mirrored RAID Array
3 external HDD's 2x Maxtor 1tb and 1 x 350gb Sumo - USB 2 connected
Various other USB items and one 7 port hub

Problem:

Cannot connect or power up more than one external drive at a time, if I do, Vista 'hangs' or asks for USB device driver - as these are plug n play peripherals - no drivers.

or

External drive comes alive then hibernates after a short time on awakening - Vista looses connectivity with the drive. In explorer is idtenifies the drive as 'local drive' click on this and it then tries to re-format that drive.

I think it is a driver issue but cannot nail down the problem.

Have downloaded KB941600 x 64 but Vista won't allow install as it 'is not suitable for my system' marvelous.

Driver detective? Waste of time and money in my opinion - could update USB Hub drivers as these are proprietory supplied - Microsoft I pressume. So, left with achieving backups to external drives by plugging one at a time executing backup and moving to the next drive etc. Pain!!

Any ideas would be most appreciated thanks.
Oh PSU 700w OCZ

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as far as i can gather (not much) i have either one. two, or three problems.
i have noticed a severe decrease in load times, video plat back, and just general performance of my machine. i've boiled it down to 1 of 3 things.

My cpu is finally kicking the bucket. the temperature diode isn't working, so idk how hot it's running. would explain the lagged min/maxing of windows, and other little snags.
My Gfx card is about dead. the fan screams all the time, possibly over worked. that coinsides with jittery video playback, some other anomalies.
My machine needs to go the way of Old Yeller. time to build a new....
(im flat broke so scenario 3 in like a death sentace)
I've already ruled out viruses, excess processes, the usual clutter build up, so on.
im hoping some one knows of a few tests that i can run, to check out the condition of my hardware (mainly cpu/gpu) any help is always appreciated....
and i have two 1's here....

any thoughts?

A:Which one is dying?.......

When was the last time you took a day or two to thoroughly clean out the system? Video cards with fans on them will build up a *lot* of dust - I clean my machine every 3-6 months - the CPU cooler I have is prone to collecting dust, as are my video cards, my mobo, my RAM, my PSU....

See, the problem with dust is not only is it not conducive to thermal transfer but also that it impedes airflow over thermal radiators. It's a double whammy - and the less cooling the hotter things get.

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hi

i got a new 250gb drive recently and installed it in place of an older 80gb one. i reinstalled windows, transferred my data, and the drive worked fine, for about a month until now. it just quits spinning sometimes. i can hear it click off. and sometimes the BIOS won't list the drive. i've also noticed that giving the drive a little tap will cause it to restart. i've checked the power cables, theyre fine. securely plugged and the voltages are good to.

should i rma it?
 

A:new HD dying?

Yes your hard drive is going up. What's happening is, the read arm is falling onto the plate. By tapping the HD, you cause the arm to come back up off the plate, which allows the plate to resume spinning. If you don;t know what I;m talking about, think about a record player. The inside of a hard drive is for all intents and purposes identical.
 

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Hello friends!

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop with Windows 7 Ultimte installed on a 360 GB HDD. Since a month or so, the performance of my Laptop dropped drastically and I started getting a warning whenever I started my Laptop from BIOS. Ithe message is as follows:

"SMART failure Predicted on hard disk. Warning: Immediately back-up your date andd replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue"

In the beginning I ignored the message but then the performance dropped so much that I didnt had a choice but to delete all partitions, create 3 fresh partitions and reinstalling Win 7 Ultimate. Installing took a hell lot of time and later after installing when I tried to format drive D, I got error. Anyways, I somehow managed to format drive D, but now I am getting the same warning from BIOS as well as from Win 7 every now and then. Performance is very poor.

Is this a sign of a failure or could be for some other software problem? If it is a HDD problem, is there a way to rectify this or will I have to buy a new HDD?

Thank you.
 

A:Is my HDD dying?

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Hi,

I have a problem. When loading windows, it boots for 15 minutes on the logo screen and goes no where so I reboot the computer and boot in safe mode, which takes like 10 minutes to boot. The computer is extremely slow! At the moment I am backing up my files to my modified xbox with XBMC with a 200gb HDD which usually goes @ 10MB/s. Now it's doing like 500KB/s to 1.5MB/s. It's taking forever! When ever my HDD is Idle ( no blinking red light on case or HDD read or write sounds) my CPU is normal. Open a foler, file, rar, a browser, and FTP, anything, my CPU spikes to 50% with a certain task called "Hardware Interrupts". It hogs my CPU @ 50%. It doesn't specify what the hardware is. I think it could be my HDD.if I were to close the FlashFXP, It shoots right down to 0%. Anything I open or execute, BOOM, 50%.

Could it be my HDD dying? or would a simple re-format fix it?

SMART screenshot:

SMART says all is OK but the values = worst. is that normal?

What do you guys think?

Thanks!

System Specs:

Mobo: Asus P5K-Combo
Proc: P4 3.0ghz Prescott (overclocked to 3.6ghz)
RAM: Corsair XMS 2x1gb 667mhz (overclocked 720mhz)
Video: Sapphire x1650pro 512mb
HDD: View Screenshot please
PSU: Some 450W PSU with 18 amps on the 12v
(I re-posted this in the Storage and Networking forums, seemed more appropriate. sorry.)
 

A:Is my HDD dying?

Yes I'm thinking drive issue too.
It would be better to run a Diagnostics on it (from the manufacture)
Please refer here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7602.html

Just In Case, remove any internal PCI cards (Sound; Modem; Extra Video Card; ...) and also unplug all externals, except Power; (!) Video; Keyboard; Mouse
 

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Hello all - a strange thing happened the other day ( two days in fact ). On startup
the screen stayed on the bios for a few minutes then loaded windows. Normally the bios screen is only on for a few seconds. Windows loaded and
seemed to be fine. However the reset switch which normally flashes when the
hard drive is being accessed stayed on. A reboot didn't do anything. The next day
it was the same thing. Local Radio Shack dude said that the cpu is getting ready
to die. Yesterday and today all is back to normal. And no, the interior is not full
of dust. Is my $$$ cpu ill or is it something not so drastic?
Mike

win7 64
i7 920 cpu 2.67 mHz
6gB RAM
500gB drive
1tB usb drive for backup

A:cpu dying?

That happens to my computer from time to time and it's not from the cpu dying, when the cpu goes it goes. I have never known one just to slowly die. Sometimes after a hard reboot of my system it will hang on the bios screen until the system regains it's bearings sort of speak. I don't think you have any major problems but the size of the drive powering up could do that also, it's nothing to fret over...

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problems in my pc (installed with xp sp2)
1.taskmanager is disabled
2.registryedit is disabled
3.cant boot in safe mode(system reboots when tried for safe mode)
4.make any type of antivirus inactive(i tried avira,kaspersky,avast..some times the installing setup.exe of these antivirus are deleted from my hard disk)
5.cant use sysinternals process monitor
6.antispyware,registry cleaning,avafind are not working
7.most of the options in my rightclick is not working.
8.many of the applications in my controlpanel is not working.
things i tried
1.i tried to edit the registry first using tune up registry editor to bring up the taskman but the value don't change.
2.then i formatted my partition where xp is installed and the reinstalled xp but the problem persisted
3.i removed my hard disk connected it with my friend system and run through a full scan of kaspersky antivirus and then reinstalled xp... the problem still persist.
i need
1.a solution to overcome this problem and bring back my task man and registryeditor and remove the damn virus from my system with out losing other data in other partition of my hard disk

A:MY XP is dying

Can you run a memtest on it?

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am running xp prowith athlon 2800+with 120 gig hd it started slowing down
just a little at first and then shutting of and rebooting itself to show an error
message saying windows has recovered fron a critical error then would be alright for a while . now it is that slow it wont even open a prog i put a smaller HD in 40 gig and it worked alright just a little slower than normal
did a clean install on the 120 gig HD AND IT WAS NO DIFFERENT AT ALL
TOOK AGES TO BOOT UP AND SHUT DOWN I thought it could be the drive
but when i tried yet another HD a 60 gig this time it was no different so then i tried slaving the 60 gig off the 40 gig which id had in a previous set up
i got a blue screen + white writing saying windows has closed down to
safegaurd your computer so it seems anything over 40 gig is to much
for it IS MY PROCESSOR KAPUTC,P,U USAGES ARE CONFUSING
hd task usage
40G IDLE 0__5%
100GIG IDLE 80__95%
120 GIG IDLE 100%
40 GIG BURNING AUDIO CD 30 __50%
40 GIG BURNING D.V.D 0__14%
 

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Hi all,

I have noticed a few strange things regarding my HD lately. I have re-imaged my laptop a few times lately and once its completed i always run disk check after. The last 2 re-images i have done have shown a lot of cluster errors in disk check. I actually tried to create a new image with Macrium and it threw me an error half way through saying it could not read a part of the drive so again i did a disk check it found a few errors but after that i did manage to create a new image.

I have just downloaded crystal disk info and this is what it showed


Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Is there a test i can run within the program or can i safely trust wat the program says with regards to caution?

hope you can help

A:Is my HD dying?

Welcome
Dont guess, take this test. Used many times for BSOD problems
Be sure to back up your stuff first. Not due to the test but the HD may go at any time
Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Problem with HP computer running Windows XP SP3 with 2.9 gHz intel pentium processor; 200gBhard drive with 53gB free; 3192mB usable memory in 4 sticks; started hanging on "Windows is shutting down" screen. Have tried everything recommended on malware forum, including unchecking everything in startup and everything (except microsoft stuff) in services tab of msconfig. Uninstalled some programs, including Advanced System Optimizer3 that somebody said might be a problem. Right before shutdown, if I go into Task Manager, nothing is running, so that doesn't tell me what is hanging up. I uninstalled my old antivirus program and installed AntiVir because somebody said it was better, but even running Kaspersky online scanner I can't find any viruses, and I use Malwarebytes, CCleaner and spybot superantispyware pretty religiously, so now I'm wondering if this shutdown problem is my PC trying to tell me its useful life is over???

That's why I am posting here, since this is the hardware forum.

Do y'all think I have a hardware problem?

The PC starts up in a flash now, but just won't shut down by itself....

Thanks for your help. Fortunately I had done a complete backup of my documents to my simpletech mini external hard drive the day before the problems started, so assuming that drive doesn't die, I at least haven't lost anything, although I'm afraid to do any work on the PC until I figure out where I am.

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A:Could my PC be dying?

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Ok mybe I am missing something, but I can't seem to find it.

I am compiling several Access 2000 dB to create one. Everything was going great untill I started to run my tests. I have a total of 8 Switchboards that I want to make a Master Board to operate the individual boards. As I was working it, I notices that 3 of my switchboards aren't working. The really sad part is that in their individual dB's they work properly. Will it not intergrate???
This is what I get when trying to open switchboards 4, 6, and 7...

MVB
Compile error: userdefined type not defined.

It then opens debuggerand highlights

Private Sub Form_Open (Cancel as Interger)

Here is the entire code....

Option Compare Database

Private Sub Form_Open(Cancel As Integer)
' Minimize the database window and initialize the form.

Dim dbs As Database
Dim rst As Recordset

On Error GoTo Form_Open_Err

' Minimize the database window.
DoCmd.SelectObject acForm, "Switchboard", True
DoCmd.Minimize

DoCmd.Hourglass False
Set dbs = CurrentDb()
Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset("My Company Information")
If rst.RecordCount = 0 Then
rst.AddNew
rst![Address] = Null
rst.Update
MsgBox "Before using this application, you need to enter your company name, address and related information."
DoCmd.OpenForm "My Company Information", , , , , acDialog
End If
rst.Close
dbs.Close

' Move to the switchboard page that is marked as the default.
Me.Filter = "[ItemNumbe... Read more

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Is there any PC program to tell you how well a HD is running? I tried the windows one but it fails at phase 2.
I just ran it on a drive I use for stroage and it ran to phase 3 just fine no errors. It's odd both my WD drives are acting weird while my seagate is acting fine since the power outage. I call sabotage.
 

A:How to tell if a HD is dying?

d/l the drive diagnostic and run
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=502&sid=1&lang=en
 

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hi chaps.

got a odd problem. I get random hangs on my PC, random times of the day, and usually last around 2 mintes at a time. Sometimes it will do it once and then be fine for hours, other times it'll do it half a dozen times an hour.

I got fed up of this happening, so did a clean install of windows 7 and even with just my basic programs on it still does it. Im wondering if this could be a dying OS HD?

spec

Intel Q6600 cpu
MSI p7n platinum mobo
OCZ sli 2gb 1033 RAM
9800GT nvidia GFX
160gb sataII OS HD
320gb sataII backup HD
320gb sataII backup HD
 

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My four-year-old Pavilion desktop has for about six about six months started making a lot of wheezy noise about 15-20 minutes after I boot it up. This happened a year or two ago, and after much nastiness from and battling with HP, they agreed to honor the in-home service warranty I'd bought, and the guy came and made several replacements, including if I remember correctly the hard drive. Now it's happening again. Occassionally the machine will just shut down of its own accord, and recently, sometimes when I restart and try to enter my password the keyboard won't register, and I have to restart the machine several times before it will. It just did this again, and when I tried restarting I got a message I'd never seen before, something up the somethingorother rear fan chassy not registering. Considering the expense of the machine and the torture HP put me through about honoring their warranty, I'm loathe to invest in a new one, and four years seems an appalling short lifespan for a machine this large. Any thoughts?

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The same this is happening with my pc that happened with my last one which i had to replace 2 and half years ago.
The fan is going ten to the dozen,pages are not loading or freezing,its taking ages for my pc to start up or even turn off. I really cannot afford to be paying out for another pc..ok so the one i have is not 'high spec' but surely these pc's arent meant to just last 2/3 years..are they?

Reading on another post i decided to download Combofix (i have commodo firewall,anti virusand safe surf already).The commodo does not seem to be doing its job properly (or maybe its me) not sure whether i should delete this programme and try another? On running Combofix the safe surf popped up asking me if i wanted to disable all applications or remove just the ones i add below..i didnt touch it as i havent a clue!

Here is the log,please tell me what to do next and an understanding of my log would be great,is my pc on its way out or is this just a whole load of virus's etc..?

Thankyou in advance

ComboFix 09-10-01.05 - 03/10/2009 23:52.1.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.445.200 [GMT 1:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: COMODO Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {043803A5-4F86-4ef7-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}
FW: COMODO Firewall *disabled* {043803A3-4F86-4ef6-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}
WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.
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A:Help my pc is dying

So many programmes seem to be running on start up and i keep getting notifications that my pc needs to increase my memory and my pages seem to close without me having closed them.
Please also could a moderator take my name off the google search results,i have edited my log after seeing my name in google but its still there.
Thanks
 

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Hi,
Hope someone can help me here. My PC started acting up about 3 months ago. First it kept restarting and when it came back on I reported the 'serious error' the system had recovered from. I get this message...
Error Message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER (Q293078)
I followed the self help as best I could but no improvement, and things are getting steadily worse. Now I cannot play audio/video, and loads of things 'encounter a problem and need to close', today even the screensaver!
I have scanned entire system with Norton, no virus, I have cleaned up spyware with Ad-Aware. I think I have installed an updated device driver for graphics card. Please help, whilst I can still get on the net!
Steve PS. Just had an error message that said 'generic Host Processor has encountered a problem and needs to close. Is there anything I need to do before anyone will help me? This HJT thingy for instance?
 

A:HELP!! My PC is dying

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I replaced my mobo and CPU a couple months ago.. and every once and a while (about once every two days) something inside my computer would turn off then back on.. but my computer would still work when it did so.. I thought it wasn't important but now.. its doing it every couple of seconds.. it's kind of worrying me. Any of you know what it might be? (im thinking my CPU)
 

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Hey guys,

I think my PC is a ticking timebomb. Question is, I don't know what is causing it. Here's what my problem is.

Firstly, my specs are:
E8400 Core 2 Duo 3Ghz
2GB DDR2 667 RAM
8800GTS
250GB Sata HDD.
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L

Now it started a few weeks ago, when my PC would get really stressed out while playing CoD4 and my PC would make a clicking noise from inside. It didn't concern me too much until recently it's been acting really bad.
A couple of days ago my BIOS Detected no IDE drives, hence asking me to insert system disk. This was strange, and I immediately thought about the CMOS battery. So I replaced it with a brand new battery and all was fine, and I just put all the CMOS settings back to normal. However, when the PC would freeze up, it had to be turned off at the button, and so I did. And when I booted up my PC, it gave me the same error about inserting a system disk, while detecting no IDE drives. Stumped, I just replaced the battery AGAIN with the OLD one, and the computer booted up fine. Now it's been happening frequently, and I can barely play my COD4 now because it keeps freezing while in-game, all the time, and my PC is clicking inside. However while I look at my Vista Sidebar (32 bit) I notice that even though my PC is freezing (explorer.exe, iexplore.exe, steam.exe, and the rest), my CPU and RAM isn't maxed out - with the CPU only maxing up at about 50% and the RAM maxing at 70%. Then yesterday my whole PC froze, an... Read more

A:I think I have a dying PC...

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I have a LiteON SOHW 1673S DVD/CD burner, which I just tried to use to burn a set of backup disks with Dantz Retrospect Express. After an hour on the first disk and very near the capacity of it, I got an error -206, which said that it had failed either due to bad media or a dirty or damaged head. I ran my cleaning disk, and then ran Nero CD-DVD Drive speed on a movie DVD. That sailed through all of the phases of testing, until the last one for CPU utilization at 8x. It then also popped an error saying: "L-EC uncorrectable error (031105). I Googled for this, and all that I found indicated that the drive was probably dying. I just sent an email to LiteON tech support, but judging from my experience from other companies, I may have to wait some time for an answer, and then it may not be of much use. I'm really hoping that someone here can shed some light on this.
 

A:Is It Dying?

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Hello, thanks for taking the time to read this... first off, computer specs:

Asus P4S8X-X
Intel Celeron 1.7ghz
ATI Radeon 9600 SE
250W PSU
256MB Ram

a couple days ago my computer started randomly shutting itself off, and it has started shutting down more often and it would take longer for it to power up again (i'd have to let it sit with everything unplugged for about 5 - 10 mins) it won't stay running for longer then 5 mins now, I'm pretty sure it's not a overheating problem as I have put a house fan blowing in the case at an angle and it still shut off, plus after being off all night it shut itself off in POST on the first boot up of the morning.

So basically i'm wondering if there could be any other problem beside the PSU that is causing it to shut itself off? I know 250w is way too low for that setup but i'll have to wait a week to get a new one if it is indeed the PSU that is dead. If anyone knows anything else that could be causing this please let me know, thanks in advance.
 

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