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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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I bought a pair of X1C6 and two extra 65W USB-C supplies (so a total of 4 in the order) in March.  Since then, two of the 65W supplies have just outright stopped working.  They don't charge the X1C6s or anything else they're connected to.  The chargers were treated very well, they were on a desk not getting rolled over with chairs or anything.  Strangely, they've both died while connected to the same system.  Does anyone else have any experience with the 65W supplies dying? Annoyingly I can't file a warranty claim for them because the support system doesn't seem to take their model nubers.

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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 .....





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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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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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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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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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Hello, Earlier this year I had my laptop repaired due to issues with the touchscreen and mouse. My warranty then expired in the middle of this year. Now the hinges/cover that were removed to replace the screen are failing. (I also noticed that the cover clips were significantly damaged during the repair when it popped off) Do I have any options here to get this repaired? This was something they had to touch to do the earlier repair and something I could not touch under normal circumstances. Does anyone have any experiance with this? I can't find a good way to contact the warranty department due to my warrenty being expired.

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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 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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Hello all!
Today, I turned on my PC as always. I was in the room next to the PC, and it striked as odd the Windows startup sound wasn't playing. I came back to check, and a message appeared regarding Analyzing and Repairing my E unit, a secondary drive. This drive was old, but kept going strong for some years, until (it seems) today. The drive was working flawlessly yesterday's night.

The checkup finished and Windows launched. There was my desktop, still intact, but in order to check things out, I tried to access the file explorer. Disk E was listed, but didn't show any remaining space info or anything, and also couldn?t be accessed. Explorer started to hang up, so I exited the window. Using PotPlayer, I tried to navigate to the Disk, resulting in the same issue.

Tried opening Disk Management to no avail, as it would hang while checking the disks info.
Since acting fast and not straining the drive is prime in this situation, I decided to turn off the PC. Explorer wasn't responding, so I had to Alt-F4 to shutdown. As expected, shutdown process also hanged. After waiting some time, and making sure the HDD activity LED was off, I forcibly turned off the PC using the power button hold.

I haven't booted the drive up again since then, to make sure no further damage is done.

So guys, here come the questions.
Could this be a Windows issue rather than a hardware issue? Maybe it didn't recognize the drive correctly and tried to repair a half-det... Read more

A:Is this a dying HDD? What to do now?

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If you don't have an external drive. I notice Bestbuy are selling Western Digital
My Passport Ultra 2TB External USB for $88.
Use CrystalDiskInfo to see the status of your drive.

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Hi, i just notice that my 2 months old Maxtor 500GB SATA II HD is making strange noise,when loading,its loud,anyone have any idea of what happened? the noise is like geeeee geeeee ggeeeee non stop,i defrag it, it still making noise, need to send in for replacement?
 

A:HD is dying??

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Ok. Here's a rundown of what has been happening:

It started with receiving the blue screen of death code : Page Fault in Non Paged Area
I had accidentally shut down the computer during an update, but had restarted it and finished the update.
Then programs started to crash easily, like firefox and chrome. The Steam client and games also crash.
CPU performance seems to always have it running at 100% on both cores, whereas usually they're both at 2%.
Lastly, when booting up it stayed on the same beginning screen showing Asus for 5 minutes, until it delivered the start up tune again and proceeded to start up as usual.

I have used the memory utility to check the RAM.
I have done the file format checking time and time again.
I have scanned the system with several times with Norton.

I have not installed anything as far as hardware goes. Software, nothing except for maybe a game.

My next thought is just to attempt a repair install with the disc it came with.

Here are my system's stats:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152621 MB, Free - 20114 MB; D: Total - 142620 MB, Free - 131611 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. , M70Vm , 1.0 , BSN12345678901234567
Antivirus: Nor... Read more

A:It's dying on me...

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Hi today when i switched on my computer my folders on the desktop disappeared some folders also disappeared like downloads , my music , my pictures. My desktop background turned black.I tried system restore and the users folders were restored but some of my desktop folders was not fully restored.I uninstalled my antivirus "Bitdefender total security 2015" and installed a new one 360 total security and i restarted, when my pc is shutting down a error message popped out it wrote "windows cannot open cmd32.exe or something" After restarting my folders were gone again and i had to use system restore and the same files was restored.
 
Now my desktop is gone except for recycle bin with black screen and when i open C drive it says something like "Desktop location not found" 

A:Is my HDD dying?

Hello there,If you suspect that your HDD is dying, there is a test to see if it's true.Please download GSmartControl and save it to your Desktop.Extract gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip to a folder, double-click on gsmartcontrol.exeA list of hard drives will appear, single-click each disk to see Drive Information and identify your drivenote: most machines will only have one or two entries, but an easy way to identify your drive is by its size.Double-click on the hard drive to see detailed Device InformationClick on the Attributes tab, do you see any red or pink entries like the ones below? Please list the names in your next reply if there are any.Click on the Perform Tests tabSelect Extended Self-Test and click Executenote: this test can take several hours to runAllow the test to complete, the results will be displayed at the bottomPlease post screenshots of three tabs: Perform Tests, Attributes and Self-test Logs in your next reply.

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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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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

A:Dying Here!!!!!!!!

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My son's computer is dying.

It locked up suddenly yesterday while he was browsing the PBS Kids website, which he has done countless number of times. Nothing would revive the computer from its frozen state, so my wife had to do a cold boot.

It took a long time before booting, but it never booted up to even the BIOS screen. The power would come on, with the fans whirling and the lights coming on in the case, but only for 3-5 seconds. Then it would power off on its own, and a few seconds later, the power would cycle on again on its own.

It would keep cycling like this forever until I kept the power button on the case depressed to manually power down the computer.

I thought for sure it's a problem with a dying PSU, so I got a new PSU. I built this system in 2008, so it's been many years after all. I replaced the PSU this evening, and the problem persisted.

Does it mean that I have a dying motherboard?

A:Dying PC

I am buying a new CPU, motherboard, and memory for this computer.

What do you think of the parts? It's not meant to be a top-of-the-line gaming PC, but a respectable one.

I am keeping the GTX 460, the new PSU, the HDD and DVD drive, and the case.

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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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I have been having some issues with my Pioneer DVD-+RW (DVR-106D) for the last few days.
When I burn a disc with Nero, I also verify the disc after burning. The verify work out fine, but when I immediately put the disc back in to read it, I cannot read the disc at all. The PC doesn't even recognise the disc.
I have tried reading the disc in a very old DVD-ROM drive (Aopen DVD-9632) and it reads fine. This drive has been my old faithfull as it will read bad discs OK.

Does this most likely mean my drive is on it's last legs? What is a good drive to go for to replace it if it is dying? Another Pioneer?

Thanks
 

A:DVD-RW Dying?

Howdy,
Try uninstalling Nero and restarting the PC and then re-installing Nero and apply any Nero updates...restart the PC.....this worked for me with a similar problem.
 

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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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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....

Well, let's verify that you haven't gotten another virus.

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

If they verify that your system is clean, and it still has problems, please report back here and we can help you further.

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The other month I bought a new GPU, R9 380 2GB to replace a GTX 750 Ti 2GB.
When I open My PC, it takes forever to load and I have to restart Windows Explorer a few times to get it to display my HDD's and other things.
I also make videos for YouTube and they usually play pretty well in preview, but its all "framey" or choppy. Also the rendering usually takes about 10-20 minutes for a 10 minute video but lately its been taking 2-3 hours (I haven't adjusted or changed any settings to make any files to be bigger or anything).
Also when I'm trying to copy videos and pictures off of my camera through USB or through putting my SD Card in the side of the printer, I click on a file on the camera and windows explorer freezes and it doesn't even say not responding, it just doesn't respond to anything.
The games are running really slow also, and it's honestly frustrating.
(Side note, I have to restart my PC at least 3 times a day to speed it up and make it bearable to use but sometimes that doesn't even work).

If anyone could help me find what's wrong. I'd be very, very grateful.

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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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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
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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A:My psu's are dying

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

What is the voltage coming out of your mains power supply and does it match the input voltage on the psu?

It is also possible that your mains powersupply is dirty I.E power surges etc.

Have you considered getting some anti surge protection?

Regards Howard

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My laptop started freezing after 2-3 minutes after startup regardless of what I do. I couldn't restore to a previous state because the computer would freeze up before I get a chance to. I tried booting up in safe mode but it gets stopped at crcdisk.sys

I went into diagnostics and ran the smart scan.
The following errors were documented:

Smart Long Self Test Failed
0F00:075D
MSG: IDE device failed
the self test failed the read portion of the test

Read Test Failed
0F00:0244
MSG: Block 157355265
Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected

Verify Test Failed
0F00:1A44
MSG: Block 157355266
Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected

Before I completely scrap my HD, can anybody diagnose what is specifically wrong with my laptop? Is there any way to recover what I have on the HD and back it up first? Are there any more tests I should do to further confirm the results?

Thanks
 

A:HDD dying?

If you have a rescue floppy or cd it maybe possible to boot up and then copy important files to an external HD cd or usb drive. But at least you will be replacing the defective HD.
 

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Uh, i don't know if i'm asking this in the right place but i'm just trying to cover all my bases and get as much help as I can. Alright, so i got a dig camera for christmas it's a Canon PowerShot A60. It had been working great i enjoy it i take it to shows and get some pretty good shots. But my brother recently borrowed it and took it on a trip.

I notice a couple weeks ago some lines running through the screen when i took some shots outside. I payed no real notice of it cause my pictures did not seem effected.

But he brought it back and i turned it on last night. The screen was black and the lens noise sounded a little diffrent. I changed the batteries hoping to that would fix it. I changed the card cause i was using a new one and i didn't have much faith in it, that didn't work though. then i took some pictures and they turned out looking like speeding car shots w/ streaks of color flashing across. i tried to mess around with it a little and i got one clear shot off. But then it went back to fuzzy Georgia O'keeffe style art.

i personally think it's something to do w/ the lens, so i'm going to get some lens cleaning stuff. Please HELP! I love my camera so much, i haven't had it for a week. any advice would be helpful. cat
 

A:My dig is dying...I think

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I don't know if this is a Vista problem, or just a general problem, but it never happened when I had XP so here goes...

Every time I close an internet window, the whole thing dies. A little thingy comes up saying "Windows Internet Explorer has stopped working", then it tells me it's searching for a solution to the problem...and then it closes all the other windows. Which is particularly annoying when you're a student trying to research something and end up losing that really good website you just found. It means that I end up with a hopelessly cluttered desktop with about ten internet windows up, but I can't close them because if I do, the whole thing goes.

A friend of mine has Vista, but it doesn't happen to her. Is it just me? Is there anything I can do to make it stop doing this?

Thanks a lot!
 

A:My net keeps dying...

Ysgrifenna said:

Is there anything I can do to make it stop doing this?Click to expand...
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
 

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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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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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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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I've noticed the performance lacking on my pc. It wont run newer games like fallout 3 and mass effect anymore. They used to work just fine. now mass effect crashes on launch, and fallout 3 crashes constantly and has screwy graphics. Can anyone tell me whats going on and what I can do to fix it?

specs:
Windows Vista SP1 32-bit
Core2 Quad Q9300 (@ 2.50 GHz 2.49 GHz)
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
4.0 GB ram
I don't know that much about computers either, so keep that in mind
 

A:my pc is dying on me

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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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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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Sorry if Im a bit quick, but I dont know if I'll be able to finish this message before the pc crashes.

Recently, after no particular event, my pc started to freeze. Freeze completely.
It doesnt respond to anything. The freezing seem to happen at random...no particualr event seems to be involved.
It happens in safe mode too and sometimes even during the boot sequence

I tried to make various virus & spyware scans, but I never got them complete because the pc freezed before it could complete them.
The pc works flawlessy...before hanging.

Its worth to note that the local temprature is 30? and the humidity percentage is around 62%...could this be the cause?

THanks in advance!

A:My pc is dying...

I'd do a physical inspection for dust clogged fans, then I'd do a digital inspection by going into BIOS and looking around for temperature readings & voltage readings.

I'm thinking either the CPU is shutting itself off due to high temps or the power supply is failing.

If your BIOS doesn't report these things (pretty sure any modern BIOS does) then maybe you can get it to run long enuf to install Speedfan or Everest or another diagnostic utility?

Open the PC case and aim a portable room fan in there, set on medium or high. Unless the CPU is making terrible contact with the heatsink this should knock several degrees off your processor temp. Then see if it'll run.

How old is this PC anyway? While you've got the hood up inspect the motherboard capacitors for signs of failure. Google "badcaps" for some pictures.

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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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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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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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