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Q: hardware problem

Hello, my name is gharib am from DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA. MY COMPUTER IS NOT TURNING ON FOR A MONTH NOW, I HAVE GIVE OUR LOCAL EXPERT AND HE SAID THERE IS PROBLEM WITH MOTHER BORD OF A LAPTOP AND IT HARD TO FIND AROUND IN MY CITY. CAN YOU DIRECT WHERE I CAN FIND AN EXPERT IN DAR ES SALAAM? MY WHTASAP NO. +255713668265

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Preferred Solution: hardware problem

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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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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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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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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

Bump

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Hello, my 7 laptop has suddenly begun to misbehave.it sticks on the black toshiba screen when I switch on, it says F2 for something and f10 for something else, but Enter usually gets it to boot up. But then when it has booted if I go to a text program it gives an endless uncontrollable stream of = signs, same in the search box at bottom left, In qwicken it churns the date endlessly forward. Esc gets it out of this (usually) and it works fine.
Can someone point me to what is the problem? Is it the keyboard or is it a software mangle?
Does it sound fixable or is this my hint to dump the machine?
Thanks

A:? hardware problem or

Try this first:

Boot your PC with the "Last Known Good Configuration" option.
This quick little option can be accessed by following these simple steps:

Press and hold down the "F8" button as you boot up your PC and before the Windows logo is displayed. This will bring you to the Advanced Boot Options, wherein a list of options on booting up your Windows 7 system is provided.

Locate the "Last Known Good Configuration" option and select it by pressing the Enter key. Your PC should now start booting Windows. Wait and see if it works.

If that didn't work, try System restore.
System Restore

More related tutorials:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/666-advanced-boot-options.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/69585-safe-mode.html

Lets us know if you have any questions.

Hope this helps,
John

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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?
 

A:Hardware problem?

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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Can't access the add hardware in my control panel keeps coming up with you can install only one device at a time, Another device installation is underway, When it is finished you can try this wizard again.

My PC op system is XP service pack 3 had reboot my PC couldn't get it going so reboot from IBM as i didn't have the XP disc's to fix it so it went back to service pack 1.

Also have put my eternal hard drive in and it doesn't appear in my computer.

And can't seem to find my high speed ports
Please help been at this for nearly 2 days rying to figure it out
 

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Hi everyone, i have a little problem here my pc work normally, but when i start a game or a program my processor start overheating! Normally 70 degree and than he go to 105 degree after 1 sec the Core speed is dropping and im bugging. It's a 3.40 GHz and dropping under 2.5 or less ..

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I HAD WIN98SE AND UPGRADED TO CLEAN INSTALL OF WIN2KPRO
NOW THE HARD DRIVE LIGHT ON MY CASE STAYS LIT, AS IF THE HARD DRIVE IS RUNNING AN APPLICATION AT FULL BLAST
EVEN IN DOS, GAMES, AND WHEN IT RESTARTS....IS THIS AN ISSUE I SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT....WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX IT?
BY THE WAY....HD USED TO MAKE THAT SOUND WHEN ITS PROCESSING DATA, NOW WITH THE LIGHT ON FULL BLAST IT WONT EVEN DO THAT.

AMD K6-2 500
30 GIG HD
TNTN2 M64 VIDEO-W LATEST UPDATES
AOPEN SOUND CARD AW2000-W LATEST UPDATES
WINDOWS 2000 PRO ENVIROMENT

 

A:HARDWARE PROBLEM

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Hey there,

I was just wondering if i could have some help with my PC please.

When I switch my PC on, a series of beeps comes from my motherboard.

It's a beeeeeep which goes on for roughly around a second, then a second with no beeps, then another beeeep, and this continues until i decide to turn off the PC by the switch.

I've tried placing my RAM in different slots, but it doesn't work.

I would greatly appreciate your help

thank you in advance
 

A:Hardware Problem ...

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yellow ? mark by keyspan usa 19 h

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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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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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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Is this normal for Windows 7?

I recently purchased a new laptop (Dell Studio XPX16) which came pre-installed with Windows 7(64 bit). On my old laptop I used Vista (32bit) without any major issues.

I duly used Dell Data safe to make a backup of my system before doing anything else. A couple of days later the computer got stuck on 'preparing desktop' and being a patient kind of guy I figured it would eventually load so went to bed leaving it to 'sort itself out'.

However, next day it was still 'preparing desktop'. I had no option than to pull the plug and re-boot. However, now the system would not load at all, and I used my recovery disk to boot up the system and 'recover'. All went well and the first disk loaded up the files and after a while asked for disk 2. I inserted disk 2 and then nothing happened. Again, I thought ok, I'll leave it overnight, but again, still stuck next morning. I tried this 2 more times with the same result (freezing on disk 2). I had no option but to unplug to reset, and after that got a message about missing boot sector or something like that. The machine effectively then wouldnt load anything at all.

Reluctantly (bypassing Dell's ponderous and second rate telephone 'support'), I used a wipe drive disk to remove everything from the drive and re-install Windows 7 from the O/S disk. This was successful and I duly installed all the drivers from the Dell disks provided. All appeared fine and I put all my stuff back on. The following day, windows7... Read more

A:Is this a hardware or O/S problem

Hi bangiepangie and welcome to the forums

It sounds a lot like a disk problem. the first time you apparently had a corrupted boot sector, which should have been resolved when you wiped it clean and reinstalled. Installing from the Dell disk is not quite a clean installation since I believe it will push in a lot of bloatware as well, but the continuing problems point to a hardware malfunction (hard drive or even memory)

I would contact the vendor and try to get a replacement. It seems to me this machine will be a headache if you stick to it.

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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,

I brought the extra hardware and the extra CD-Rom. I would install them on my computer. How do I clone (backup) everything from the normal hardware to another hardware. ?

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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
 

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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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Just before i went on holiday (this was 3 weeks ago) one of my 2 (SLI) 6800GT Graphics cards overheated and broke. I removed it switched to 1 graphics card and tried to get onto windows with no avail. I left til when i got back from holiday (Today) turned the computer on, it worked fine, minus the 1 graphics card, i then went to plug my headset (which i had in already and was using i just took it out to listen to music) plugged it back in and the computer crashed. Now i use Auidigy ZS Pro so i was plugging it in round the back. I rebooted the computer it loaded into windows fine except no sounds, and windows media player was saying there was a problem so i rebooted again and now, with the sound card in or out it freezes on the Start windows normally screen.

I am currently using my old HDD which is running fine without the card in, i havent tried it with it in yet as i might have to reboot the other HDD anyway because that is 200 gig and i would much prefer to use that one. If any of you have any ideas of how i can fix this without a reboot then please help.

Joe.

EDIT

When i try to boot from my normal HDD i click start windows normally and a white line goes accross the very bottom very quickly like a loading screen then does nothing.
 

A:Serious Hardware/OS problem.

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I recently acquired an old server, and can't get it to work properly if I want to turn it on I have to change the power input. Also it works off two C drives and I can't update the OS (Well I did install XP but if I try to use it nothing happens).
 

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What is this "old server"? Make, model, motherboard, memory?
 

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please forgive the noobyness of this post...

I bought and built the computer about a year ago. the only problem I've had with it up untill now is the power supply going out which was about 5-6 months after having it.

here is a summary of what's going on with my computer:
it froze one day after I got home from work and then I moved the mouse and it automatically restarted and then tried to Boot from CD and then windows wouldn't boot at all.

I reformatted and reinstalled windows XP with service pack 2 and now the display is messed up. I tried to install the video card drivers and my computer restarts 1/2 way through those, but I did manage to install the motherboard and CPU drivers...

what do I mean by "the display is messed up"? Well right now as I am typing this, there are lines everywhere, and it looks all glitchy/crappy and is seeming getting worse as I use the internet more and more...

I replaced the PSU because the one that came with my case died...

my friend who is more computer suave took a look at it and said it is most likely the video card and/or the PSU, but then when I explained the problem to a couple of co-workers they said it sounds like a Motherboard or Memory problem.

I'm just at a total loss. I don't want to buy new parts that aren't going to fix the problem.

here is a list of what my current machine consists of: (courtesy of my newegg invoices)
-POWMAX CP0327PL-4 Window Black/Silver SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer ... Read more

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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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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Hi, I have a problem regarding my network port. It works for few days and then suddenly shows limited connectivity, I performed all the tests
but could not understand the problem

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Hey everybody, I hope somebody can help me here because i am really frustrated right now.I bought my self a lenovo y700 151sk and untill now it gives me nothing but trouble.I even found out today that the serialnumber on the laptop does not even match the one on the receipt en box. (was a showmodel so that the box was open when i bought it was not strange)it is a long story, but i wil put here what i emailed to Lefdal (the store where a bought it) yesterday and there answer. I just can not handle that yet again i have my brand new laptop gone for four weeks. i did not pay that much money to have it in a technical workshop.The hardware scan gives me two codes and i can not find what the codes are standing for, maybe somebody can help me?these are the codes.- WVC003002-UL7B2H- WVC00R002-UL7B2H Thank you such much for reading my very long message!! Lou

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Hi,

Sorry if this is in the wrong section. I was wondering if anyone could help me regarding this strange DVD/CD-RW hardware problem. If I put an audio CD in either D (DVD) or E (CD-RW) drives, nothing will happen. If I go to "My Computer" and double-click the drive where to CD is in, I get an error message:

Yet, if I put a DVD into the D:\ drive it'll work perfectly. I've searched for this problem and apparently it has something to do with the regedit upperfilters and lowerfilters for the key 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 however I looked these up and the filters are missing from the registry key.

If anyone can help, I'd be really grateful.
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 running Windows XP.
In the past 36 months I have had 6 DVD and CD drives replaced in this computer. The problem is always the same in that the tray gets to where it will not open. I open it with a paper clip and the tray is loose and free moving. A couple of times I have seen the small drive belt and it is broken. I have gone through 2 (20X Liteon) drives in the last 60 days with very limited usage. I am the only user of the computer and extremely careful so I know the tray is not being beat up and abused. Would appreciate any help someone may offer.
Thanks---
 

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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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Ok, So I have been having this problem with my computer for a long time now. The mouse lags, the sound skips, and if I don't restart it right away it blue screens. Someone told me it was my power supply being to low (it was 350w) but I just got a new one today (850w) and it is still doing it.
Here is a video showing what is happing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-7nE7osUs8

So if someone could please help that would be amazing.
 

A:Is this a hardware problem?

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1033034-what-heck-wrong-my-computer.html
 

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Hi,okay so first of all I have terible motherboard "MSI 915p combo 2" and when I want to instal windows 7 on it,setup cant detect the my hdd,when I go to bios setup my primary ide master is cd/dvd room.primary ide slave is on [none].secondary ide master is my hdd and I dont know how to set up my hdd to primary ide.The cd room is conected by ide conection and hdd is conected by sata conection.please help.thx.......

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and when I enter to primary ide master .IDE HDD auto-detection I pressing the enter button then pops up red little screen thats says detecting hard drive and nothing hapens.sorry for my bad english

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I was recently building a cheap computer for myself (most of the parts are not sold anymore the way i bought them)

MBM-K8VMX-2800
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=1910167&sku=MBM-K8VMX-2800
TSD-120JS
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1617854&sku=TSD-120JS
case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1786778&sku=A406-1056
When i got evreything i put the mobo in the tower along with the cpu and power supply i hooked up the cpu to the mobo and i hooked up the heatsink with the cpu. Then i hooked up the power supply to the mobo tried to put it on standby by connecting it and the standby light wouldnt turn on... I sent it back to ASUS they sent me back a rebuilt mobo do the same steps again and it still wont go to standby can anyone plz help?
 

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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... Read more

A:Possible hardware problem?

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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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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Hi all, this is my first post here and its a doosie. So, I was in the middle of copying a large ammount of information from one place on my hard drive to another (by large i mean it was an estimated 30 minute copy) when i went to get some lunch. I came back to find that my computer was somehow seriously injured. It will start and run bios checks just fine, then it takes me to the little screen that tells me that windows had failed to start properly and askes me if i would like to start in safe mode, The last known good configuration, or start windows normally. Upon selecting any of theise options, about 3 seconds after the computer begins initializing windows (the little windows XP screen goes up and the blue loading bar is active beneath the logo) the computer will reboot and the whole process starts over again. Please help me out here, im clueless!

Brian

A:Hardware problem? Help!

Think they answered this below:

http://www.techsupportforum.com//microsoft-support/windows-xp-support//81681-xp-restarts-restarts-restarts.html

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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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