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Possible hardware problem?

Q: Possible hardware problem?

so recently my computer crashed and didn't turn on, so i changed the psu,
next thing i know i have a problem with my explorer which was unresolved so i decide to reformat, well i haven't yet but~

im sending data to another computer so i can send it back after i reformat....then all of a sudden the screen turns black. The computer is still on but the music i have shuts off and my keys are unresponsive, such as if i press caps lock, the light on the keyboard for caps lock will not go on

this happens at random times after i boot the computer, 5-20 minutes after the boot up...i'm convinced it's a hardware related issue

i don't think it's my psu, it's brand new...the one i had beforehand was only 2 months old anyway and i'm thinking it burned out cause what happened with the previous psu was at any time, the computer would restart or shut down, if it shut down i would have to wait 5-10 minutes to reboot it because if i tried to boot it too soon, the machine would turn on but nothing would come up
this applies to now too, when the screen turns black i have to hold the power button, then wait 5-10 minutes before starting back up again...
if it was my video card, i would still be able to do things with my keyboard, just not see it right? but the whole computer is unresponsive.......help? OH oh and my system is clean of any viruses or whatever, i just need to fix it to get enough time to send the rest of my data to the other computer so i can reformat, there's a problem with my explorer which i won't get into.

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Preferred Solution: Possible hardware problem?

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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i have put together a new pc put of these parts

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

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

thanks in advance for any help
 

A:Problem with my hardware hardware please help

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

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

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

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Good afternoon Tech Immortals,

I am working on a friend's computer.
The hardware setup is the following:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.1GHz

2.5 GB RAM CRUCIAL (Memtest says the following about it: DDR2(64 bit)
373MHz DDR746 CAS: 5-5-15

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT pci-e

MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard

The problems:

Problem1. When the computer is turned on it gives out 2 short beeps (memory error, I presume according to an Internet search). Then it loads GRUMP for Ubuntu 9 or Win XP pro
Problem2. Anything that is graphics intensive makes the computer crash or graphics get glitchy. For example videogames will either make windows crash or crash the game and exit to windows. On Ubuntu while running Compiz the OS freezes. It only crashes or glitches with graphic intensive software.

Solution tried:
For problem1. While loading GRUMP there is an option for memtest. Diagnostics came out fine, no errors.

More background information:
I've inspected the motherboard, the graphics card, ram, everything (looking at it physically for any burns or liquid spills etc)
Everything is roughly 4 months old, bought brand new when purchased.
In the past the user had the same setup except that his old graphics card (GeForce BFG TECH 8800 GT) died on him (will get further details about that in about an hour).
Replaced for graphics card mentioned above. Those problems are occurring.
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A:Solved: Interesting Hardware problem (Nvidia graphics problem possibly due to RAM)

It was a faulty video card.
User replaced it under its warranty.
 

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Hi guys,

About two months ago I bought an Acer TimelineX laptop (the 11.6" version with the i7 core.) Last night it started havong some vicious problems. It will instantly shut down or freeze with the current displayed graphics being very distorted, seemingly at random intervals. I suspect a hardware problem because a few minutes before all this started I noticed the cover protecting the internal components was out of place, so I snapped it back into position.

I tried running some of the pre-boot Windows diagnostics, but they came up clean. The system crashed once during this process and gave me a blue screen of death that said "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT". I ran a diagnostic on the memory and it came up clean as well. I'm thinking I might have broken some critically important piece of hardware. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks!

-Kai
 

A:Problem with Acer TimelineX turning off/freezing, suspect a hardware problem

A few silly ideas that i've tried with my Acer ..
try taking the battery out !..
just run it off the lead..
I've been told its something to do with a hardware issue with the standby mode of the fan or the CPU or some standby/neutral position that some gizmo inside does (have you guessed that I'm no techie ;o)
Try it out, it could be a simple (if not permanent) fix.
Good luck
 

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Okay, right now I'm currently trying to find out whats wrong with a keyboard that is on a laptop, after the computer starts there are some script errors, I don't know exactly what they are but I ran combo fix without safe mode and restarted the scripts went away...and it started working after restarting a couple times it started to work then restarted more the scripts came back and the keyboard stopped, even in safe mode but after five or so minutes the keyboard was able to type again, I checked the device managers and everything is update and no error, I ran a combo fix and have the report if you guys want to see it let me know, Its an HP DV6 series with 64-bit windows 7 OS, I'm stumped I have no idea whats up, I'm ready to just put in the recovery disks and see whats up, but he has like 250 gigs worth of files Games etc, Can I back it up to a hard drive and install go back to where it was normally or can that be a problem?

A:Laptop Windows 7 Problem/Software/Hardware? Keyboard problem

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Hi, I'm in need of figuring out if my laptop was infected by a trojan, the operating system went kapoot and i need to reinstall it, or if its hardware failure. I used it last night and my AVG caught a "small trojan horse" called cryptbase.dll and after removing it i believe is where it began. My computer restarted and ended up starting up with the acer splash with me able to click f2 for setup. But f8 doesn't work and causes a long beeping noise if i leave it alone it goes to a black screen with a underscore blinking at the top left. i've done some research but, im unsure which route to take without taking some advice for my own laptop. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5741-3541, Windows 7,intel core i5-450 processor, 4 GB DDR memory, 500 GB HDD. if you need more information please ask because im unsure with what is needed to fix the problem. The solutions i've heard is reinstalling windows 7, or it might be a HDD problem. Thank you.

A:Unsure if virus, operating system problem, or hardware problem

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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Hi, I'm new here (meaning I just made an account but have been lurking around every time I had computer trouble. This time however, I couldn't find anything that resembles the trouble I'm currently experiencing) and I'm hoping if anyone can help me or tell me if I should just throw my laptop against the wall.

I've had my printer (details and TSG SysInfo below) for over a year now, and never had any trouble with it. A few days ago, I needed to print something but wasn't able to (I can't remember what the error said, it didn't happen again) so I uninstalled the printer and re-installed it by downloading the drivers from the HP website. Pop-up balloon said that it wasn't successfully installed and when I would try to install the driver by going to print management and click on Printers I would get: "An error has occurred on the script of this page. Line: 40. Char: 21. Error: Object doesn't support property or method 'SetPrinterName'. Code: 0. URL: res://C:\Windows\system32\pmcsnap.dll/81". So I clicked on Drivers instead and tried to install the driver there and it said: windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error.

Do understand that I have no idea what I'm doing whenever my computer doesn't behave as it is supposed to, and everything is done by trial and error; mostly error. For some reason I felt the need to do a chkdsk /f /r which was scheduled on the next restart, b... Read more

A:printer problem? software problem? hardware problem?

Howdy,
Could be the Hard drive has gone faulty. What make and model is this Laptop?
 

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I've got serious problem with my Radeon 9600PRO:

I installed Win XP SP2 on my new PC, Windows detected a new VGA device, it tried to install default drivers but it couldnt find it, (although WinXP CD was in a drive, and internet connection was working)

I installed DirectX9 and then launched the latest Catalyst Setup downloaded from ati.com, and installed drivers. After that, my card was noticeable as HIS Radeon 9600 series properly for Device Manager.
However, it didn't work well - in CCC there is 3d a graphic test - with 3d preview - a car driving on the road - and on my display it wasn't looking good, image was blurred or sth, also the icq icons were blurred (flowers and smiles) - while after uninstalling ATI drivers, when card is seen as a default VGA device (default frequency of monitor, default resolution) icq icons are looking well...

With Catalyst Control Centre installed, after reboting my display goes blank, and the only solution is reboting in safe mode, unistalling ATI drivers, and installing them once again, then it works but until the next rebot in normal mode...

Anyone knows what' the problem is? Rahter software or hardware?
Mayby Radeon 9600Pro cann't work properly with Athlon 64?
Maybe I should change something in BIOS?

My hardware:
HIS Radeon 9600Pro
Epox 8KDA3+ NFORCE3
Athlon 64 3200+
 

A:Problem with drivers for Radeon9600Pro or problem with the hardware?

Did you install the motherboard and AGP drivers?
 

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The short version of my problem is that at some point after a reboot, certain web pages fail to load.  I'm not sure what the root cause is, at all.  I am running Windows 7 SP1 and was up to date with updates when this started.
 
When it started happening:
Thursday night, the power flickered at my apartment and made my computer reboot.  I figured it was a good a time as any to install Windows updates since I hadn't done that in a while.  After doing so was when I first noticed the problem.
 
The problem:
What happens is after I reboot, at first, everything works fine.  At some time after, some web sites just don't load.  The sites that don't load are consistent (if I reboot and wait, all the same ones fail).  A couple examples are bleepingcomputer.com itself and any of Valve's (the game developer) sites.  It doesn't seem that computer help/anti-malware sites are all not working, since MBAM and AVG's sites work.  Google itself always works and when Googling for info on this problem, I seem to find more sites that don't work than do, once it starts happening.
 
I don't know specifically at what point stuff stops loading.  I tried rebooting then going to read a book for an hour, and it was working when I tried immediately after.  If I reboot and open Firefox with a ton of tabs and start browsing around, it might stop within a few minutes.
 
What I tried:
At first I thought it was my Internet connection or ... Read more

A:Infected? Hardware problem? Software problem?

Hello knismaps, let's see if we can find something.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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ADW Cleaner Skip or rerun it.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.ex... Read more

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Yesterday, I came home from work to see that my computer had done a reset on its own. When I turned it on, I found the Win 10 Anniversary update waiting for me. Since then, I have had several crashes with games, and even blue screens.

The BSOD's go by so fast, that I had to turn off the automatic restart just to read the error as STOP CODE: MEMORY MANAGEMENT. Apparently, this means that there is a problem pertaining with my RAM.

A few months ago, I came on here with a similar problem after my PSU blew and I had to get anothr one. I solved that by buying 2 new RAM cards to replace the ones inside. I ran a memory diagnostic which showed no problems, and right now I'm running a system file check scanner as well. If both of these come back fine and there are still problems, I may have to get new RAM sticks.

I have a 2 year warranty on them, so replacing them again would be no problem. However, before I do that, I was wondering if the problem might be my motherboard or CPU as they are the only components still used from the computer from when the Power Supply blew? These would be my 3rd set of damaged RAM cards in a year, and that just strikes me as weird, especially since they are designed to withstand overclocking conditions.
 

A:Unknown hardware problem (possible software problem)

As the computer shut dow/reset for some unknown reason, I'd suspect that unknown event to be related.

Could be power related (ie: power surge or dirty power), power supply (if you are using a non-Tier one model, or possibly the motherboard.

Bottom line, some event occurred which caused this issue and it likely isn't related to previous issues.
 

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Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me out. I've been having a reoccurring issue with my laptop. The basic issue is that it runs very, very slow - using about 80%-100% of the CPU when a program is open and 30%-50% of the CPU when no programs are open. If I try to restart the computer, it will hang on a black screen between the "Starting Windows" screen and the "Welcome" screen.

The first few times it occurred (July, October, and mid-November) a System Restore from Safe Mode solved the issue. The fourth and fifth times it happened (late November and early December) I had to try restoring to multiple different restore points before it would work again. The sixth time (mid-December) no amount of System Restores did anything. I ended up running the "sfc scannow" command and that seemed to solve it. The seventh time (late December) neither System Restore nor "sfc scannow" did anything. I ended up reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows. That solved the problem for about a week, then last night it started happening again.

I'm a little lost at this point. I've run tests on both the memory and hard drive and they came out fine. I looked through the event logs each time the issue occurred and didn't see anything that seemed likely to cause this. The fact that it keeps reoccurring, even after a clean install, makes me think it's some kind of hardware issue. But the fact that the computer works completely fine... Read more

A:Strange Problem - Not entirely sure whether it's a software or hardware problem

Hello and welcome.Use Process Explorer to provide an overview of your running processes.Download the .zip file and extract to a folder on your desktop. Run program. In Vista/7: Click File > Show Details for All Processes.Click View > Select Columns and check the Command Line box. Click OK.If necessary, continue to use the computer until it displays the undesirable behaviour (lagging, freezes, etc). Immediately switch back to Process Explorer and press the Space Bar to pause updates.Click File > Save As.... Save to your desktop as procexp.txt.Attach (do not copy & paste) procexp.txt to your next reply. Use the forum's "Full Editor" to attach files.Note: Do not unpause or exit Process Explorer unless directed to.==========================================Use Speccy to provide details of your computer's configuration.Download, install, and run After Speccy has finished gathering information, click File > Publish Snapshot In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed. A web address will be displayed, click Copy to Clipboard and paste it in your next post.=========================================

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I got a virus so i replaced the hard drive . when i try to install the windows 7[ from the factory] it would closes every 15 minutes. Ok I finished took time but it kind of worked . Problem if my computer closes or if i close it. it will not restart . unless i push the power bottom on, crash the computer, by removing the battery and power cable , wait at least 4 hours, then it will restart and work ok. everything works, but it has trouble downloading some larger files what are reasons a computer will not start the fan works and one indicator light works but it would sit all day and do nothing .I had a business and 4 computers came down sick at the same time but they had different operating systems so they react differently this is the only one i have saved i tried changing the hard drive in two others but i can not restart them what part of the computer tell it to turn on ? thankyou very much
 

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A couple of days after installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, my computer has started to freeze. Before that, I had installed Visual C++ Express 2010 and then uninstalled it when I got Visual Studio 2010 Professional. I also had Visual C++ Express 2008 installed.

I know I was stupid to not uninstall everything when installing Visual Studio 2010 Pro... But I'm not sure if the freezing problem is caused by incompatibility issues or even software!

I am in safe mode at the moment, it doesn't freeze while in safe mode. But if I start up regular, it freezes within minutes (or even seconds) and requires a manual shutdown in order to make it operate again. I have also noticed that when it freezes while running Vista out of safe mode that a clicking noise comes from my computer, I don't know what component though...

I'm starting to think it's a hardware problem, I am going to run a hardware diagnostic scan thingy.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with the following specs:

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1525
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, 1995 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A14, 6/27/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
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A:Hardware problem?

If it doesn't freeze in Safe Mode, but it does freeze in normal mode - then it's most likely a driver/program issue. Since it freezes almost immediately, then it's most likely that it's something that loads on startup.

Try this first:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

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

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

A:Is this a hardware problem?

Hi,

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

Post back and we can take a look at it.

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Could you please take a look at this thread and give me some pointers?

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic35172.html
 

A:Hardware problem, could anyone help?

Interresting indeed.
Well did you get your new RAM? I hope you got a matched pair, suited to your motherboard and of higher quality.

Did you fix the floppy? If the light stays on all the time it means your ribbon cable is backwards.

Download Seatools I think it is, from Seagate's web site. They will have diagnostics and burn-in tests and so forth to test your drive fully.

Since you've loaded and reloaded drivers a thousand times, would you be willing to reload it once more?

Once you get good RAM, and get your HDD tested (and replaced if bad), you may want to reload again. I've had cases where Windows was installed with malfunctioning RAM installed, and Windows would NOT work right (with new RAM) until a reload. Somehow the data corruption during XP load just stuck with it.

Get your floppy working, and USE it to load the SATA driver during XP install (by pressing F6 at the start of XP install). NOTE: be sure to load the SATA driver, and NOT a RAID driver, if you are just using one HDD.

When Windows is reloading, assuming NO problems during install. Install your drivers in this order: (do not do windows updates or anything else, I like this order)

1) Core motherboard drivers first. Meaning your nForce2 set, either from DFI OR Nvidia, shouldn't matter, get latest one and install all parts of it.

2) Other motherboard drivers not part of nForce. Which is usually the SATA/RAID driver, perhaps a gigabit NIC if it has one.

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I have only one USB outlet on a WinXP Professional and when I use Add New Hardware I get malfunction, hardware not recognised, installed but may not work, unknown device, drivers not found and so forth. I have shown the path etc but nothing, tried unknown device same thing. There are some devices installed ok. I have tried the items (Mobile Phones) I am trying to install on another computer and they will install. Please what can be my problem.

A:Add New Hardware problem

mmhhh, What i think is that you mait not install the device properly, or try to change the usb that you are using this would work most ,When a USB is used to be unplaged without stoping the process it would probably coused the USB not to be recognized next time you plug it in.

If it says drivers not found ,go to device manager and look for the drivers on the internate.

Last try to check for the firewall settings may firewalls may be stoping the device due to some problems that occurs during installation.

Hope you mait find something useful.

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

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

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

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


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

A:Not sure if OS or Hardware problem.

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

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My computer froze a few days ago, and repeated this behavior after reboot. I re-imaged using various different Ghost backups and the same thing, screen froze. Occasionally I'd get the BSOD, and once it prompted a CHKDSK, which was about finished (showing no errors) when it froze again. It had also hung at various times during my attempted re-imaging (using Ghost). I've used Ghost on the same computer many times in the past with no issues. I was able to fully re-image if I let it sit overnight and tried again in the morning, but eventually the same thing, hung screen. I tried again by removing all but the bare minimum in terms of hardware, and same thing.

The only 'new' thing I've done lately is upgrade to the ViewSonic monitor using the PVI inputs rather than the traditional monitor input.

Would this be something potentially heat related? The fans seem to be in working condition, but I know nothing about the heat sinks, etc. Or could it just be a bad hard drive? I don't think it's a virus or anything because I've re-imaged to working times while not connected to the internet (but I could be wrong).

MSI motherboard (amd 64 4000), 1G RAM
Dual Serial 70G HD's (no RAID; One is C:, the other is for Ghost backups) + an older IDE HD for data. Echo Soundcard with 1/4" inputs. ViewSonic monitor (new), everything else is 2 years old

Thanks!
 

A:Hardware Problem?

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Hello everybody ,

You indeed think that if I put a question , I have a problem

Five years ago I bought a computer ( OS Vista ) .

Everything worked well to six months .

My computer put more and more time has to ignite until he wants to know nothing more .

Somebody can or tell me which piece to verify and how to make him .
 

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Hello MT members , I need help .Since Ten days back one of my windows pc (os 8.1 x64) won't boot. The computer shut down(BSOD occured) suddenly when I was browsing . After that i showed " Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device " . I saw the bios settings whether HDD is set to be the primary boot device but i didn't found it .Also in the bios i saw no hard drive detected .Two days later i cleaned dust inside the CPU , took out my 2 ram sticks and inserted them.After that i started the PC and it worked fine . Some of the files were not backed up.So I started backing up. But i was very busy that day and i shut down my pc and left my room .They next day I switched on the Pc and started acking up . But again BSOD occured . i was unable to see BSOD messages as auto restart was enabled by default.After that i have not been able to start the PC .Every time with normal boot or safe mode BSOD will occur. Still some of my docs and downloads were not backed up. I have decent sort of knowledge in software but i am very bad dealing with hardware faults.I called one of my friends who have repaired a lot of windows pc. We didn't try any linus cd. But we tried to boot from genuine W8.1 and even W7 cd s.Every time during installation the PC froze. During initial attempts the partitions showed but after that it disn't show. We have changed both the ram sticks,tried booting with only one stick ,changed DVD/CD writer but nothing worked . What can be the problem - th... Read more

A:Hardware problem .please help

You will need an access to another computer to be able to create a bootable USB, or CD.
Please download Hiren's Boot CD
ftp://mirrors.uni-ruse.bg/hirens-bootcd/Hirens.BootCD.15.2.zip
Unzip it
You can burn it with your favorite burning tool to blank CD using an option ISO Burn, or if you have a USB flash drive you can create a bootable USB using Rufus
https://rufus.akeo.ie/downloads/rufus-2.8.exe
Insert USB to malfunctioned computer and try to boot computer via USB, entering MiniWindows XP... Tell me if it recognizes your HDD
 

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I have just purchased a new Motherboard, CPU, Case for my PC

1 Gigabyte GA-7DX Processor
1 Athlon 1.4Ghz Processor
1 N880 FULL-TOWER ATX-300W CASE

After building my PC I discovered that the PC wouldn't power up at all (the fan for the power supply wouldn't even spin).

So what I decided to do is to go down to my local PC World and have them test the power supply (as well as make sure that i wasn't doing something stupid). After returning to PC World I then was told that they had swapped my power supply over with another power supply, but still nothing. Due to the problem not being the power supply the guy in the shop said I think it is probably the motherboard, so I then sent the motherboard back to the place I purchased it from.

The motherboard was then tested and results were 'After Testing Your Motherboard We Have Found No Faults At All, It Works Perfectly'.
Please Could Someone Assist With This Quite Major Problem

Many Thanks

Matt

PS Cheers For Taking The Time To Read My E-mail
 

A:Hardware Problem Please Help!!!!

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Hi everyone.
I have a custom computer that is shutting down after about 5 mins of up time, wether idle or running a program (any program). I'm suspecting a hardware problem like bad memory but figured I'd contact those better qualified to answer my questions with knowledge.

Just tell me what you need to know please, and I'll do my best to help you (help me).
 

A:Hardware problem, I think

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so I have a dell inspiron 531. it would not power on. so I switched psu, the new one has a test button on it. I can push the test button to make the fans spin and put power the the mb, while holding that, I can then push the front power button and boot the pc. the front power button does not work until I push the psu button. I tested the power supply in another pc and it worked fine. once the pc is booted, it runs fine. am I dealing with a mb issue?

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This message might be a lil long, sorry! I just finish upgrading from W2K to XP Everything is working fine, except for 2 things. I have been trying to figure out why but I cannot. I have 2 HDD, master and slave & 2 cd-drives, regular cd and a cd-rw. I made sure everything in the bios is right. Bios looks good, under device manager it shows them with no problem. But in Windows explorer I cannot see my slave HDD and in Nero burning software, it wont detect my cd-rw. Please help me!! I really appreciate it! I dont know what else to do, I have done everything I can, thanks in advance. -Robert
 

A:XP hardware problem

try uninstalling nero and reinstalling
if you are using nero 6 go into services and check the imapi cd burning is disabled
the h/d the only thing i can suggest is delete it from the device manager reboot and let windows reinstall it
 

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Hi...I am new to forums so I am not sure if I am in the right place for my question but here goes...just bought a new laptop charger on ebay for my Dell Inspiron 1720...it's a generic 90 watt charger and its triggering a black error message saying: "the ac power adaptor wattage & type cannot be determined". How do I set my machine to recognize the new charger? Thanks in advance.

A:Hardware Problem.

You should go with the manufacturer's (Dell's) charger rather than a generic. This one might not be compatible. You might also try contacting the generic charger's manufacturer.

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

A:Hardware problem

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

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Dear sir
I have proble that display related. pc moniter for ok,
RAM for ok,SMPS for ok. solve my problem .
anythin masage (abcd.....)som no display.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the only other problem is the modem stopped working which i have just removved incase that was cvausewing the problem
anyway anyone have any idea what ca... Read more

A:Hardware problem

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

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

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Ok. Here is the thing the computer has a clicking noise and I download dlink wda 2320 to my computer so I can have internet access I install it and everytime I try to connect to the internet the computer restarts. I really need some help here on this.
 

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I have this machine that i just put a new 56k modem in. It installs just fine, but when the computer tries to dial or communicate with the modem, it brings up a pop-up that says that the modem is in use by another application. I've changed slots, modems, unistalled/reinstalled dial-up networking and the modem itself. What can I do?
 

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Hi everyone. My problem is that I having a problem with device and printer settings in Windows 7. In the device and printer folder I am getting an error message stating that the Officejet 4500 needs a driver. I have installed and reinstalled the driver several times yet I still recieve the error. In the device manager I have exclamation signs saying the drivers need to be install. I have printed and uploaded a picture, so that is just wrong. My question is how do remove the error message from the device and printer folder and the exclamation points from device manager? I have uploaded a picture of what I am trying to solve. I am using Windows 7 X64 and I have it installed as a network printer.
Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie44

A:Hardware Problem

If the Officejet is a multifunction printer then it could be missing one of the drivers for one of the other functions: scanner?

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

do i possibly need a new motherboard?

thanks
 

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Hii sir, my computer is not starting instead it is displaying "cable not connected" and even i have replaced the display cable with the new one but no use at all. Can u please help me to solve this problem?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 101451 MB, Free - 59865 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 9956 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UK437
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled


i have a dell laptop 2008 and use windows vista by accident i unloaded some windows live start up programmes which has affected my cd drive having spoke to a dell tech I have to reset my pc to factory settings and start again, after copying my hard drive as i cannot load to cd can i copy to usb memory stick and if so how I have tried but cant do it!!! please help
 

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Hi,

Since this thread has nothing to do with offering a comment or suggestion about the website, I have moved it to a more appropriate forum.
LauraMJ
Site Administrator
 

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I was approached by a former customer today who asked a question that I need some assistance with, so here goes!

When surfing the internet, with Win XP running IE7, they experience a problem with the computer not advancing to the next page of a website. They see the "Page Cannot Be Displayed". Now if they go back, the former page comes up and they can work with it, but again if they try to advace to the next page it will not display. They further stated that there is no particular website this occurs on, it can happen on on game sites or Ebay, etc. and there is no certain amount of time that passes before it starts. They have other computers in the house that this does not occur on, just this one system. But it should be mentioned that the computer that previously occupied this particular space in the house did exhibit the same problem.

They have changed ethernet cables (using DSL) to the computer and phone cables to the modem, but problem still happens on this system only.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Further information - I asked and was informed that the computer is in close proximity to both a cordless phone and a microwave oven. Is it possibly interference with the 2.4 GHz signal?

Thanks again!
 

A:Hardware Problem?

Does it happen consistantly on every exact place/site or do they sometimes get through and other times not?
 

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How can i test my hard disk and graphic card?

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

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

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

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I currently have my Benq monitor set to the default resolution of 1280x1024 but have changed the DPI to 120% for better viewing. Since I did that all the excel worksheets I had been working on for the past year don't appear correctly as I had meticulously set them up & saved them with the monitor set on 125% DPI . I can revert back to 120% but I want to save the files to disc for my family and want them to be able to view them in the same way I had set them up. I have tried many monitors of various sizes on my PC but with the same result. So it doesn't seem to be a monitor problem ? I thought that changing the monitors DPI would only make items appear larger or smaller not affect saved worksheet files.
There is no other setting I can find to alleviate this problem so wondering if it is a hardware problem ? Hope someone can offer some suggestions

A:Hardware problem ?

How is it not appearing properly? Are some of your values appearing as 'xxxxxx'?

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My system crashes. often. most reliably it crashes when i am playing diablo 2 on battlenet. it could go an hour, or maybe 3 minutes. it seems to go the busier the scenes are, though sometimes crashes when nothing is going on. sometimes it just reboots, sometimes the game just crashes and i can restart again right away.
i upgraded my video card and the crashes are still happening.
also, stable programs like yahoo msgr crash with a "yahoo messenger has a problem and needs to close now" window. control panel, my computer, random system software hangs up and needs to be closed via task manager (program not responding).
sometimes "services and apps" goes awry and i get a window telling me to save my work in 60 secs because it's about to reboot.
i reformatted not long ago. also i defrag, and scan for everything religiously (ad-ware too, i run all the major programs). i have 4 fans and the hard drive is sitting under the air conditioner.
arg!
 

A:could this be a hardware problem?

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My computer:
asus p5kc
inno3d 8800 gts 512
4 gb ram mushkin
750 gb samsung hdd

ive got problem with some hardware.sometimes when i boot up computer,the windows boot screen doesnt shows.it just freezes when it should apear and i get a blank screen.but if i reboot again everything goes normal (except windows shows message that it could not load becouse some new hardware was added)

what should i do to get rid of theese freezes?
 

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Hello everyone

I have 2 big problems with my computer
1)My graphics card is crashing when i am playing some games for example League of Legends and COD Black ops after their loading screen my pc crashes some times both games work but sometimes they dont

My second problem is that i bought a duo ram (2x2 4gb) and every time i try to boot it either stops at the beginning or after windows logo i get a blue screen

Sorry that i provided so small info but i am tired and depressed too a very deadly combo
 

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A:hardware problem

install the device driver that came with this USB device....

http://www.tripplite.com/en/products...xtModelID=3914
what do you use it for?

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I had to reset my computer to factory settings awhile back. I've done nothing to it except download advanced system optimizer and windows antivirus. This was a miracle alone due to the fact that my Computer locks up for extensive periods of time and will barely ever finish a task; such as transferring a picture to USB drive, scan, or any click command. It has never done this before the reset. I've had to reset my laptop several times before, it got to a point everytime I slipped up and left the battery unplugged with it running, start up repair would start and just about everytime could not fix itself leaving me no choice but to reset. Quite aggravating. With spurts of patience here and there I've managed to update all drivers, scan, use windows solution and nothing works. Sometimes it will run smooth for two minutes, then it's waiting and quite possibly never accomplish anything. I can't get my pictures which is my own fault for not backing up. I've tried linking my other laptop to get the pictures and the bar never moves once it gets towards the end. Any ideas?

A:help is this a hardware problem?

With a laptop you do not have a lot of hardware debugging choices. But I would try this:

1. Take one of the memory Dimms out and run it on just one Dimm. If it is still on the blink, try the other Dimm. If it runs OK, you know it is the memory Dimm in question and can change that.

2. Burn a Linux CD - e.g. Puppy because it is small. Run that from the CD reader (change the BIOS boot sequence). If that works well, you know it is a Windows problem and we can dig further.

You can also run step 2 before step 1 if that is more convenient. If none of those steps shed any light on the problem, we'll have to regroup. There can be many other causes.

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