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Not Sure if My Dell is Dying or Which Part of it is Dying - Please Help!

Q: Not Sure if My Dell is Dying or Which Part of it is Dying - Please Help!

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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Preferred Solution: Not Sure if My Dell is Dying or Which Part of it is Dying - Please Help!

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Hi guys my Dell with xp is dying.. i think i got a lot of viruses and spyware. Norton wont remove some.My internet is being slowed, and my pc is real slow.Yeah i know she is old, but she can perform better!You guys have helped me before, and fixed all my issues, so any help appreciated!!STeve Edit: Moved topic from Windows 95/98/ME to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Dell XP dying!!

sounds like you need to do a reinstall of the OS.

If you dont have the Disks...well...you are done. Microsoft i think just ended support for Windows 2000 last year.

If you do, i personally have never reinstalled anything other than Windows Xp and later versions. My only logical guess would be to boot from the disk drive, and then follow prompts, if any come up.

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Hi Can someone help me out here? I have a dell dimension 2350 ..when I turn it on windows (xp home edition) attempts to start but thats all it does it does not start it stays there..I went in threw the f 10 key and did a system test everything passed except two test errors that were ide cdrom confedence test result code 0f00-133 d this was posted on the screen twice,,,What does this mean? thank you

A:Dying Dell

You may want to try and press "F8" as the computer is booting
-This will take you to an advanced start up page where you can try some different boot options to troubleshoot your problem here.

TRY SAFE MODE FIRST

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Hi there!I have a Dell Prec. M6500 laptop.Specs: i5 580m ,4gigs ram, Quadro FX 2800M.This is the problem:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDjFIjx183A
I can't really describe the situation well ,but let the video speak for itself. I had problems with strange artifacts,blank screen and such ,but undeclocking the gpu and some light slaps under the screen(no joke) always solved them.This particular phenomenon which I'm dealing with has started after a  3minute stress test on the gpu with FurMark(I wanted to see the temps so I could decide if a thermal paste replacement and heatsink cleaning is due or not).I disassembled the laptop ,replaced thermal place ,reseated cpu and gpu AAAND IT WORKS!!Or at least worked for a minute or two ,then started to do the same thing that is in the video.Any ideas what could be the solution?Maybe a new cable to the screen could solve it?New GPU? Or should I just sell it as faulty laptop or parts and move on? Honestly I really love this machine ,even though it is a pain in the *** to carry around and I can't really use the GPU because I get blank screened.Feel free to write a comment ,even if you just want to tell I'm a retard or something.You guys really didn't help me with my other post ,but hopefully someone cares and knows something I don't.Thanks in advance.

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Hi there!I have a Dell Prec. M6500 laptop.Specs: i5 580m ,4gigs ram, Quadro FX 2800M.This is the problem:  
I can't really describe the situation well ,but let the video speak for itself. I had problems with strange artifacts,blank screen and such ,but undeclocking the gpu and some light slaps under the screen(no joke) always solved them.This particular phenomenon which I'm dealing with has started after a  3minute stress test on the gpu with FurMark(I wanted to see the temps so I could decide if a thermal paste replacement and heatsink cleaning is due or not).I disassembled the laptop ,replaced thermal place ,reseated cpu and gpu AAAND IT WORKS!!Or at least worked for a minute or two ,then started to do the same thing that is in the video.Any ideas what could be the solution?Maybe a new cable to the screen could solve it?New GPU? Or should I just sell it as faulty laptop or parts and move on? Honestly I really love this machine ,even though it is a pain in the *** to carry around and I can't really use the GPU because I get blank screened.Feel free to write a comment ,even if you just want to tell I'm a retard or something.You guys really didn't help me with my other post ,but hopefully someone cares and knows something I don't.Thanks in advance.

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Hi there!I have a Dell Prec. M6500 laptop.Specs: i5 580m ,4gigs ram, Quadro FX 2800M.This is the problem:  
I can't really describe the situation well ,but let the video speak for itself. I had problems with strange artifacts,blank screen and such ,but undeclocking the gpu and some light slaps under the screen(no joke) always solved them.This particular phenomenon which I'm dealing with has started after a  3minute stress test on the gpu with FurMark(I wanted to see the temps so I could decide if a thermal paste replacement and heatsink cleaning is due or not).I disassembled the laptop ,replaced thermal place ,reseated cpu and gpu AAAND IT WORKS!!Or at least worked for a minute or two ,then started to do the same thing that is in the video.Any ideas what could be the solution?Maybe a new cable to the screen could solve it?New GPU? Or should I just sell it as faulty laptop or parts and move on? Honestly I really love this machine ,even though it is a pain in the *** to carry around and I can't really use the GPU because I get blank screened.Feel free to write a comment ,even if you just want to tell I'm a retard or something.You guys really didn't help me with my other post ,but hopefully someone cares and knows something I don't.Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Precision M6500 GPU or LCD dying?

Hi csoul23,
Thanks for posting.
Apologies that your computer is not working as expected.
Have you tried running system diagnostics yet?  You can run them by pressing F12 at startup, or by using Dell Support Assist.  Please make a note of any errors and contact Tech Support for further troubleshooting.  You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896  or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm .

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I have a 4 year-old Dell Studio 1537 laptop that I have babied and taken good care of. As soon as warranty ran out, I split it open, cleaned it out and tightened hinges etc. All of the internals are still running fine (HDD, motherboard, Wifi, webcam, etc.), however, in the last few months, the LCD has taken on an unfortunate attribute.

It has magenta/reddish lines going horizontally across the screen that can be manipulated by tapping on the sides of the display. Because of this observation, I'm quite sure it's not a software issue. I just took it all apart today and thought it might be the ribbon cable on the back of the LCD that has to be touching the conductive metal at the bottom of the back of the display. I tried to secure with some creative taping as its adhesiveness has worn away. I checked the ribbon cable's connections and found those all secure.

Again, everything is displaying fine on the display, it just has the magenta lines covering the screen. From the looks of it, it is not an inverter issue.

Here is a video of the brute:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6jMVriWjJI&feature=youtu.be

Any ideas?
 

A:Dell Studio 1537 LCD Screen Dying

I cant imagine any software causing that.It could be that the screen itself has had it or a bad video or graphics card.The best thing would be to take it somewhere and find out exactly what the problem is and go from there.
 

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I bought a refurbished Dell Optiplex 745 PC with XP Pro installed for cheap. Got it on the 6th, hooked it up on the 10th when I had a dedicated monitor, and began setting it up. Installed Super anti Spyware, a couple other minor programs, and some games, didn't take it online yet.

Now 2 days after I get it, I power down and get a BSOD on shutdown. Reboot, schedule chkdsk to run on restart, and it gets through the first 4 steps okay but hangs on step 5. Reboot, shut down, restart, now the desktop won't load. Restart into safe mode, try to run system restore... fails. It fails system restore 3 times.

I check event viewer and see a pile of errors, all suggesting bad blocks on the HDD. So great, just bought this, HDD is going bad. It started showing errors yesterday, but piled them up today. This is what HD Tune gave me. Almost 30% bad, running rather hot.


I have a backup HDD I can swap with- a WD 500 GB. This PC takes a SATA HDD so it'll be no problem to stick it in. That is, until I go through the process of a fresh XP install plus manually installing the Dell drivers in their proper order since I didn't get any recovery disks with this computer.

HOWEVER... while I can assume the HDD is old and going bad from age, could anything else have caused this? I don't want to stick in a new HDD and find it's dying after 2 days either. It apparently showed no errors for the refurbisher and may have even passed their own tests(event viewer shows nothing from when they worked on it)... Read more

A:Dell Optiplex 745- HDD is dying only days after I bought it

A further update-

I messed around with BIOS settings to ensure boot order should I need to fresh install. As for the HDD, Windows took long to boot and just leaving the PC to sit idle in an air conditioned room, the HDD temp is up to 49 C sitting idle. Meanwhile, my W7 Gateway which has been in use all day is still no hotter than 33 C.

Provided I put in a new HDD, should I invest in a PCI slot fan for extra cooling? This Dell has one fan in the front and another in the PSU(I think) and I think it's insufficient- granted, the hot HDD could be a result of it failing, it may be working harder, or maybe it's just a crappy brand of drive.

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The internal "button' battery is dying. Can anyone help with battery specs and how to install it without electrocuting myself?
 

A:Dell Latitude D600 battery dying

Instructions for replacing the battery are in the first two links, and a source for the battery in the third.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/sm/begin.htm#1421773
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/sm/reserve.htm#1123951
http://www.impactcomputers.com/d1004.html
 

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Hi,

My laptop shuts down at random intervals--although I think it is more based on the heat coming from the power than a Windows error. I have taken the battery out and just use it with the plug. Also when I try to do a disk cleanup it hangs up at the compress old files part and does not move past that and then usually shuts down. I ran a full McAfee scan yesterday and nothing was found. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:41:05 PM, on 12/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
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.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1194194865\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
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A:Dell Inspirion 1150 Laptop--dying a slow death?

Replying to my own thread here---where else can I access the old files and clear them myself instead of having the PC get hung up on disk cleanup?? Argh!!!!

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I am wondering if there is some software available to transfer all of my current by dying system to my new system.  I tried PC mover and it only transferred about 20% of my information and left enormous amounts of data and programs behind of which almost all were free type software.

Would appreciate any assistance

A:software transfer from old dying windows 10 system to new Dell windows 10 sytem

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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-- 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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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 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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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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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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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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Hi all,

I'm not very computer literate so i hope i make sense. I'm having a lot of probs with my pc just shutting down....

Last week whilst playing warcraft my game ended abruptly with an error (not a server disconnect) This happened a few times.

For the last few days something new happens... while playing warcraft only my pc will shut down... as if i've pulled the plug. It used to auto load again but i changed this so it will give me an error message and this is what i get

A problem has been detected and windows has shut down to prevent damage to
| your computer.
|
| If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen restart your
| computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:... See more
|
| Check to make sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified
| in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for
| updates. Try changing video adapters.
|
| Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory
| options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove
| or disable components, restart your computer, Press F8 to select advanced
| startup options and then select safe mode.
|
| Technical Information:
|
| ***STOP:0x0000007E(0x0000005, 0xBF22af86, 0xAA28CA70, OXAA28C76C)
|
| ***ati3duag.dll-address (forgot to write this down )
|
| Beginning dump of physical memory.
| Physical memory dump complete.
| Contact your system administrator or technical support g... Read more

A:my pc is dying :(

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to new screen and hit Enter.

Uninstall the ATI video drivers, including all ATI software that is reflected in Add/Remove Programs..

Reboot the system, chkdsk /r will execute.

After system boots into XP, install ATI drivers.

Louis

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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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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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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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My PC is fading away, I can feel it. Started with random freezes then would go to reboot and select proper boot device. Idk why i suspect its my ssd. started having issues after installing battlefield play4free but i dont think proble is related as i get freeze even when computer idles. here are specs any help with troubleshooting is much appreciated
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Fmg4rMYuydFrhjzo31TCwHa
 
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 16-06-2013
Ran by Rob (administrator) on 12-07-2013 at 10:31:34
Running from "C:\Users\Rob\Desktop"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (07/12/2013 10:29:25 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Unloading the performance counter strings for service WmiApRpl (WmiApRpl) failed. The first DWORD in the Data section contains the error code.
Error: (07/12/2013 10:29:25 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: The performance strings in the Performance registry value is corrupted when process Performance extension counter provider. The BaseIndex value from the Performance registry is the first DWORD in the Data section, LastCounter value is the second DWORD in the Data section, and LastHelp value is the third DWORD in the Data section.
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A:Please help this dying pc

Hi
 
Following event log errors shows a possibly failing HDD or disk related issue. 

Error: (07/12/2013 09:12:43 AM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.

Error: (07/12/2013 09:12:37 AM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.

Error: (07/12/2013 09:12:13 AM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.

Error: (07/12/2013 09:12:05 AM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.

Error: (07/12/2013 09:12:02 AM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.

Error: (07/12/2013 09:11:55 AM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.

Error: (07/12/2013 09:10:15 AM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.
 Please do the following steps.
 
Replace the SATA cable of both SSD and HDD.
 

 
 
Download Seatool For DOS and run a long test with it on the HDD.
 
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/
 
Refer this link if you don't know how to burn an ISO file to CD -  http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201431en
 
 
 
You can temporarily disconnect the SSD before running Seatool.
 
Report the message displayed by Seatool in next reply.
 
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I have a Dell desktop which I bought new about 6 years ago. I do moderate gaming, more if I had the time, and surf internet. It is a Pentium 4 3ghz. I dont remember the fsb speed but when I bought it, it was the fastest you could get from dell. It also has 1 gb ram and a ATI X600 512mb graphics card. 160bg HD SATA.

THe issue: I have noticed it getting progressively slower and slower. So in July I reformatted the hard drive and started over. It had been infected with a virtumonde worm back in April and it never worked right after fixing that. Since July I only put half my programs back on the computer and only have about 25% of the hard drive utilized. It ran pretty fast for about 2 or 3 weeks then it starting slowing way down again. One of the issues is I visit a web page and it takes forever to load, I am on 1.5mbps DSL. I checked my bandwidth and it is just over 1mb. When the pages are loading I can hear the hard drive grinding away like it is huge files trying to load. THe web sites are not that large. For example I visited Foxnews and it took a good 15 to 20 seconds to load the page. On my laptop it takes 3 to 5 seconds. That is a huge difference.

THis is what I have done and it has not helped, at least I have not noticed it. I diabled non essential files in msconfig. THe only thing on startup is AVAST, sound, and connection icon. I have run Malware Bytes twice (updated to current database) with no problems. Full AVAST scan, nothing. ATF cleaner run... Read more

A:Is it dying?

It's probably just the normal...accretion of junk that users do.

I would try a clean install, followed by a judicious install only of useful, necessary programs...and use a startup manager to control the items which initiate at boot unnecessarily.

Increasing the RAM...will probably have the greatest impact, 1GB of RAM is OK...but bear in mind that laptops routinely come with 3GB of RAM or more these days.

Louis

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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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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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For the past few weeks, I've been noticing my icons keeps refreshing or rebuilding itself without touching the icon cache database. Paranoid because I had my first disk crash last year and didn't back up my files, I ran a few tests on this hard drive to see if there is something wrong.

This is the HD Tune results:
I posted a thread about the results above and it seems like everything is all good.
After around a week, I tested my HDD again because the icon rebuilding itself every single time is just driving me nuts. I don't know if it's the HDD or something else entirely that's causing this.

The HD tune results were quite surprising (this was run in safe mode, the results is the same in normal mode):
I got worried now, so I ran another test (still on safe mode):
The result above is slightly different than the first result. It seems the lines are more rougher. The second result is a mystery to me, I don't know why it made so many low dips around the middle even though it's in safe mode.

I was wondering if is it time for a new hard drive? I'm thinking about buying an SSD. Also, this computer was bought around 4 months ago and this computer is RMA'ed. The first computer I got had a fan problem, and I RMA'ed it and got this new one without any charge.
If I may add, there are no sounds coming from the hard drive. If I put my ears really close to the hard drive, I only hear clicking sounds (not "Click of death" sounds) that sounds like the hard disk is parking. Ev... Read more

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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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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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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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I'm an IT teacher and I've fixed my PC many a time after Spyware/Virus attacks but after 3 days of giving it my all, this one has me beat.

I've gone through the 5 step process requested:

Step #1 - Running Scanners
I've run 4 Spyware scanners at least twice each in safe mode and not in safe mode:
- Ad-aware SE + VX2 addon
- Spybot
- CWShredder
- Spyware Doctor (Which I bought)

Step #2 - Antivirus
- I ran NOD32 multiple times

Step 3 - Uninstall
I uninstalled everything I could, I've stripped my machine practically bare

Step 4 - Rogue/Suspect Programs
I did this, nothing found

Step 5 - Windows Service Pack 1a
I downloaded it and tried to run it and it stopped when it found C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\atapi.sys was running. I couldn't stop it despite killing everything in the Process list through task manager that wasn't essential

My machine right now is working fine but as soon as I reboot it...."IEXPLORE.EXE" just opens of it's own accord in the process list and I can hear "link clicking" in the background despite an actual webpage rarely appearing (although it occasionally does, normally advertising common to many a site). My ZoneAlarm firewall goes crazy and my machine grinds to a halt. I can kill the process and it unfreezes but instantly opens a new "IEXPLORE.EXE" and within seconds it's consumed all teh CPU time again. After running through the system with a variety of scanners it disappears but upon reboot, ... Read more

A:I'm dying...

Welcome to TSF.

You have a trojan infection there...

Please print the below instructions or copy them to Notepad.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode (if you don't know how, go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...howtutorial=61 ). Make sure to close any internet browsers that may still be open.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O21 - SSODL: IEFilter - {BDFAD01A-C4C2-4A27-B415-65E4ED94AB3E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\IEFilter.dll

Locate the following Files/Folders and delete them if they exist (if no location given, just do a search for them):

C:\WINDOWS\system32\IEFilter.dll

Restart. Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at Panda ActiveScan http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

* Click on 'Scan your PC' button. There should be a popup - if you have a pop-up blocker, make sure it's not blocking it.
* Click 'Check Now' & a pop-up window will appear.
* Enter your Country, State and E-mail Address & click 'Scan Now' - begin downloading Panda's ActiveX controls (8 MB size).
* Begin the scan by selecting My Computer.
* If it finds any malware, it will offer you a report. Ignore any entry it finds (since it wants you to buy the program for removal) as we will address this later.
* Click on see report. Then click Save report.
* Post that log in your next reply along with a new HijackThis log.

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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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yeah, not my laptop like usual. its the pc this time. take a look if you'd please...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:50:31 PM, on 9/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Pc Is Dying Please Help

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Hi,

I've had to turn my 2 year old AMD Athlon 3200+ cpu down from 2.20 GHz to 1.83 GHz, because my monitor kept turning itself off when playing games & the only way to get it back on was to restart...also games were crashing all the time.

anyway it seems to be stable now,although it's a bit slow
so i just wanted to know if its on it's way out ?...
or is there a way to turn it back up without my monitor keep turning off ?

cheers for any help.

CC.
 

A:Is my cpu dying ?

Have you tried just turning down the graphics accelorator
 

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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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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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