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T450s random crashes on boot

Q: T450s random crashes on boot

Hello, My T540s (which just ran out of warranty ...) has a very weird issue : When I try to boot (clicking the power button), the fan starts turning, the keyboard's backlight turns on, but ... a second later (even before the Thinkpad logo shows up), the whole computer crashes and shuts down !Where it gets even more special is that from time to time (1 out of 1000) the computer boots normally, although giving me this warning :Secure Flash Authentification FailedCapsule Data is invalid_ I'm kind of lost right now, really don't know how to get that fixed. My friends think that my motherboard needs to be changed, but I really want to be sure before buying a new one (very expensive). I suspect a bug in the BIOS (recent update failed ?) ... What do you think ? Does anyone have or had the same problem ? Thanks for helping, Best, Sylvain E.K. PS: Running Win7 64bit

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A: T450s random crashes on boot

One possibility: damaged USB port. This was known to happen on some older T-series laptops. Bent USB port pins would short power, causing the quick shutdown.

It's not likely in your case (would be 1000 failures out of 1000...) but worth a quick check.

Z.

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Hi guys, I bought this laptop as per description, I bought it refurbished since I wanted a cheap and light laptop to carry around.The laptop worked flawlessly for 8-9 month then suddenly it started to have problems. At the beginning it started to freeze when using it (screen freezes and that's it), I had to power it off with the power button and then restart it.After 2-3 months of this it started to refuse booting, sometimes it boot, sometimes it doesn't; all the LED are on (power and HD) but the screen is off, it doesn't even show the BIOS screen. The laptop boot about 30% of the times I try to start it, the other 70% nothing but the LED as described above, sometimes it freezes during use but again all of this is completely random, I have no idea why it happens. What I know is this:- I'm pretty sure it's not the LCD panel, I tried to connect an external monitor but it's the same erratic behavior all over again- I'm pretty sure it's not the HD since I tried with a new one, same story...- According to he LENOVO user manual it can be one of these two things (in order of probability): 1 RAM Failure - 2 Motherboard failure. Well, I hope it's the RAM of course (because it's 30 Euros and easy to change), if it's the MB I can pretty much kiss it goodbye because it would be cheaper to buy an other one than buying the MB.Now it has been working for two hours running Memtest86+ to test the RAM, I'm already at the second pass but it detected no errors: "Pass com... Read more

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User is having repeated crashes on a Lenovo T450s. We can't figure out any one thing they are doing to cause it. So far it seems to happen while she is away from the computer and she comes back to the blue screen. One error hinted at the hard drive but so far all diagnostics say its fine. Only thing I see in event log is loss of power entries, but those seem to be from hard rebooting it to get BSOD cleared. Once it starts back up, it runs great until the next BSOD.

Odd thing is the capture tool stated no dumps were available. Attached the logs it generated.

Thanks!
Jim

A:BSOD - Repeated crashes on Lenovo T450s with no dump?

Hi Jimstigator,

Please check {windows partition}\windows\minidump and check if there are any dump files saved.
Please make sure your pc is configured for small dump files How to configure minidump | Windows 7 tutorial

Also, the attached zip file is missing a lot of files.
When there are dump files, please use the tool again and upload the zip file.

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For the last 1 month at random the computer would restart for no reason then after passing post I would get this error No warning lights are on the motherboard at post)
Disk I/0 error
Replace the disk, and press any key
When I go in the BIOS it's not showing my hard drive or DVD burner and windows 7 DVD won't read when i put the DVD in. If I put the Windows 7 USB flash drive it loads to where I would select the hard drive and I got a error saying that there are no hard drive detected.
I reset the BIOS 2 times with same problem the third time I took the battery out and turned off the PSU. I put the battery back in now it boots but now I had to install Windows 7/ Windows 8 again cause it would see the drive but the boot section was messed up. Any clue how to fix this cause resetting the BIOS and installing Windows every 1-2 weeks is now getting on my nerves. It's weird I would get no BSOD errors the computer locks up for a few seconds then it restarts. I get no Windows is restarting screen the screen goes blank then the computer turns off and restarts. Is this caused by installing Windows 8 and 7 on the same hard drive?

A:Computer crashes at random and won't boot

It might be be due to the following issues:

1. Hardware incompatibilities
2. Driver issues
3. Repair Windows Registry
4. Malware
5. Antivirus programs
6. Bugs in applications


Click Start - Run, type in %temp% and then click OK.

Once that temp folder is open and you can view its contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside it.

It's all junk and is a good place for "nasties" to hide.

If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

Repeat the steps with c:\windows\temp

After you're done with both temp folders, restart the computer.

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Hi guys, Just joined to see if you guys could help me.

I've had my rig for nearly a year and gradually built it up piece by piece, it has all worked for a few months up until now.

I realised that certain programs would randomly crash and freeze the computer, I have also had one or two BSOD's.

I have had an error pop up when I boot the computer up saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER".

I did that and it appears that did nothing, I then rebooted and went to my boot menu and it signified it could not pick up either of my two hard drives.

So is this defective hard drives causing all my errors?

Processor: Core2Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Hard Drive: 2 x 250GB Western Digital SATA 7200
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Sound Card: Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6000)
 

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At first, I could boot, with a hang at agp440.exe. Then I could only boot into safe mode, where I finally got into Event Viewer and it said AVGxxx.sys, and intelppm.sys were not loading. It would freeze in safe mode. I uninstalled my AVG antivirus, and it would boot normally from there, but would crash randomly...sometimes after a couple minutes, sometimes after a couple hours. Then it stopped booting normally again. I booted to safe mode, then used msconfig to disable all non-MS services , and all startups, and for a while it would boot normally, but still crash. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the video driver. I have since gotten a tcpip.sys error. Now I have a corrupt hal.dll error and cannot boot at all. Am I chasing a ghost--symptoms of maybe a power supply problem, or do I need to reinstall XP?

Its a Sony Vaio desktop with a Pent4 2.8. I have run memtest, all OK. I have tested for CPU throttling, but all OK. I have run Sandra for environment monitoring, but all shows OK, until it freezes. I am losing my mind!

I thought maybe a boot.ini problem, but I can't get to a c prompt. Any help is appreciated!

A:Random crashes, now won't boot with hal.dll error

With the multitude of various errors, I'm wondering if the hard drive might be damaged
Go to the hard drive manufacturer's support site
In their download section they should have a diagnostic application you can use

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I'm sorry if someone has posted this issue before and i can't find that thread. Also I'd download TSG SysInfo if i could on that computer but then I wouldn't be having this problem currently. As of right now I am on an older laptop to convey this.

And here comes the problem:

On Friday evening (Halloween), i just left my computer idle for a bit and then when i came back, i clicked on google chrome to browse something and it just crashed on me leaving only the power button blinking. I tried several reboots which all crashed after logging in until a prompt to check the drive popped up during one reboot and so i let it do so. it fixed it for the day but the next evening it happened again when i was playing a game and then clicked on google chrome again to browse something. I started up safe mode to do an error checking on my hdd and let it go overnight only to see no errors found. Then i checked my main ssd for error checking which i let my computer restart to do the check and nothing came up either. When it logged in normally i thought it was fixed but then it crashed again. This time i tried to start up safe mode but it wouldn't even boot up to where the windows logo should appear so i couldn't even start up Safe mode. I checked everything else from my graphics card, to power, to ram and all that, but it seems the problem came down to something in one of my drives. Hope someone could give me an answer to this since I've never had this happe... Read more

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I am getting random system crashes. It does not happen on boot. Nothing specific triggers this, it might not happen for 5 hours or so...... but once it happened 3 times within 6 minutes, each time when clicking on a certain link. Mostly it happens when I click on a link but it might also happen when I do nothing.
When it does happen, the screen suddenly goes black and then the system will boot itself up again automatically. A message will say "The system has recovered from a serious error - please report this to Microsoft".
This problem started about 5 days ago, when I had to change over to a different ISP. I told the new ISP guy that I was getting frequent "Limited or no connectivity" balloons. He said this was due to a certain network security key, as my wireless network was being managed by the wireless USB adaptor. So he changed my wireless network to be managed by Windows. The next day I had the first crash.
I have called him back but he says it is my machine that causes the black screen crashes, not the new cable modem or the wireless network management settings.
I run XP with SP3 and IE8. I have not installed any new programs.
What could be causing the black screen crashes?
 

A:Random black screen crashes - not on boot

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Hi

Had a BSOD on boot up today which I haven't seen before. Also having various instances of the machine freezing. I think possibly graphics card related because it quite often freezes when the wife is on Skype, if I'm doing something like fast scrolling on Google Maps or lately every time I play Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.

Answers to the questions as per the BSOD instructions:
Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Yes - clean install on new HDD
- an OEM or full retail version? Full retail
- OEM = came pre-installed on system
- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 2-3 years old max
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 2 weeks old


Files are attached.

Thanks

Nick

A:BSOD on boot-up & random (Graphics related?) crashes

These were virtually all Related to CamDrL64.sys QuickCam? Pro 3000. from Logitech. Your driver is from 2007. I would un-install it to test.

These are all driver verified and now that you have an answer you should turn off driver verifier when your thread is solved by typing verifier /reset

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Hi,

Was wondering if anyone had any ideas what may be casuing the following problem and how I can cure it (if more details are required I'll add them later as I'm posting from work!!)

The problem I have is that on random occasions the pc will crash out of Windows and reboot, only to display an error message "Reboot and select proper boot device".

When looking at the bios after this the SATA drive does not show up on the list of devices.

This problem can also occur when booting the pc up for the first time.

Leaving the pc alone or continual reboots will solve the situation and the pc can then run for hours with no problems.

This problem only occured after installing a sata drive recently. There are no other hard drives in the pc and only a dvd drive attached to the ide interface.

Before purchasing any new hardware e.g. power supply (have a 450w power supplay atm..) I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on where to start with the problem finding.

Many thanks
 

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I think this might be a driver issue since I tried one of those driver updater programs I started getting regular crashes. The computer crashes on boot and then restarts and logins normally, but instead of the 10-20 secs a computer with this specs should take to start windows it takes 1+ min, because it crashes and then restarts again.

It also occurs randomly when I leave the computer ON at night.
Any more info needed just let me know.

I have a dump file from another crash earlier this month but it's 600mb and from what I have read the info from SF diagnostic is enough.

A:Crash on boot everytime and random crashes when pc is idle

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:




1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to.



Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).





Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link: Disc-Tools.com
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help



All of the memory dumps blame your wireless drivers (athw8x.sys). Please:
- download a fresh copy of the latest, Win8 compatible wireless d... Read more

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So.. My computer has been running slow, or getting to the point of running slow. I at first thought it was a nearly full hard drive, so I deleted some files, and games off of my machine. Then it started to speed up a bit. Until recently, I moved into the basement of my Dad's house due to being a poor college student, and my step-mom getting those dreaded cats that make me cough and sneeze.

I've gone through numerous assumptions. I've updated my video card and other drivers. I've reseated everything, reapplied some of that silver CPU stuff onto my CPU and heat sync. I thoroughly cleaned the interal bits of my case to get arid of dust. So I'm at a bit of a roadblock. I am getting Bad_Pool_Header errors, random errors that are in hex, and a rare flrmgr.sys crash.

I've also experienced heavy screen tearing to the point where my screen looks like a delicious ice cream cookie sandwich, and it freezes.

So in my dilema I finally decide to turn to you, since I think some of the people here have assisted me before. So I'm running my own custom built computer, no fancy alienware or gateway brand on it.

I'm scanning with the BSOD viewer at the moment so I'll have that up and attached shortly, or posted directly into this thread.

A:Random Crashes, BDOD and Unable to boot into Safe Mode

Check all the components in your computer to make sure that they are securely fastened.

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Computer system randomly goes blank and / or reboots reguardless whether it is running a program during the day or idle over night. In the morning the system will be at the username/password screen and after login it will sometime say an error had occurred and had to restart. This started several months ago after Norton Ghost 2002 was used to transfer the small Windows XP Pro SP2 boot drive C: data to a larger boot drive for increased disk space. I don't know if this is even related to the problem other than the timing. More recently, errors occur not being able to find or load dll's in the system32.... such as bazelkava.dll and dukovola.dll. WEBROOT is used for the antivirus and spyware protection. A large amount of catalogued graphics and pictures are stored on this drive that are impossible to recreate and / or restore.

Has anyone else experience anything like this and found a solution without formating, re-installing the OS and all the software programs and data structure?

A:Random Crashes and Reboots after Transferring to Larger Boot Drive

Hi mopac_man, and welcome to BleepingComputer.First thing I would do is start backing up all those important files to a removable media like CDs, DVDs, Flash drives, or another HDD. Try running the System File Checker.Guide OverviewThe purpose of this guide is to teach you how to use the System File Checker (SFC) to examine and repair corrupt operating system files.In doing this, the SFC tool may replace some of your files that were updated by Windows Update. The only way to check this (and to update any of the files) is by visiting Windows Update and allowing it to check your system for updates and update as needed.ReferencesDescription of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)Microsoft Windows XP - Repair overviewInstructions 1. Locate your Windows XP installation CD. If you don't have one, you'll need to locate a directory on your system that's named"i386" (without the quotes). This directory may be on a hidden partition on your hard drive. 2. Go to Start, then to Run, and type in "SFC.EXE /SCANNOW"? (without the quotes - and with a space between the SFC.EXE and the /SCANNOW). Then press Enter. (For VISTA, go to Start and type in the above information, then go to the top of the box and right click on SFC.EXE /SCANNOW and select "Run As Administrator") 3. The program may (or it may not) ask you for your Windows XP installation CD - please insert it at the prompt. If it doesn't ask you for the CD ... Read more

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So, computer started acting flaky a few says ago, freezing up completely (Ctrl+Alt+del not working) when using firefox. So, I ran Nod32, and it picked up and fixed a few problems. However, the Windows32 folder is always opened on bootup so I doubt that I have fixed the problem. I tried searching Beepingcomputer for similar topics but wasn't successful, and would greatly appreciate help, so here's my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 9:52:56 AM, on 4/1/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEE:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeE:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exeE:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeE:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeE:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exeE:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeE:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exeE:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exeE:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeE:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeE:\Program Files\FlashGet\flashget.exeE:\Program Files ... Read more

A:Windows32 Folder Open On Boot, Random Crashes, Hijackthis Log Posted

* First download AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 from HERE and save that file to your desktop.This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 and update the definition files.Run AVG Anti-SpywareFrom the main AVG Anti-Spyware screen, click on Update, then click the Start update button.After the update finishes (the status bar at the bottom will display "Update successful")Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".Under "ReportsSelect "Automatically generate report after every scan"Un-Select "Only if threats were found"[/list]Close AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5, Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.* If you do not already have Ad-Aware SE 1.06 installed, follow these download and setup instructions. Also check for updates:Ad-Aware SE SetupAgain, do NOT run a scan yet.* Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:Restart your computerAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appearSelect the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.* Next, run Ad-aware and perform a full scan. Remove everything found.Lauch AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 by double-clicking the icon on your desktop.Select t... Read more

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Ive been having a "funky" problem with my Vista machine...
Seems that a week or two ago, while I was doing my homework(and listening to some music) the computer just shuts down! When I restart it, it stays frozen on the homescreen for a long time. At first i thought that it won't boot, but it turns out that some files are taking long time to load. Booting in safe mode showed me which(unless there is more) file is taking a long time. The file is Hal.dll
Now, the problem is worse! When I start up, random programs crash. They are almost all startup programs, except for firefox plugin container and google chrome. Now, by random, i mean that the programs which crash are different, and if I keep the computer on(without doing anything) more apps crash, at different times(not right after I startup). Some do crash right when i startup, but some crash when I keep the computer on. What freaks me out even more is that sometimes(like 2/3 of the times when I startup) the screen glitches and freezes! I dont have a pic, but everything on the screen, except the pointer, spreads out in small lines, which remind me of scan lines. Now, the mouse is shown clearly and not glitched! I tried virus scans using maleware bytes and mcafee. Also, I used a system restore, but it didn't work. My comp is a year old, and i do download a lot, but I would like something more obvious than saying that it is a virus etc.
Oh, and I got a nasty virus this summer, which I fixed with a system restore and... Read more

A:Strange Vista Problem: Random Apps Crashes, Slow Boot, Computer Crashed

Hi 123man


Just to cover the malware possibilities, why not try the steps from our Security Forums, and see if they give you a clean bill of health --- http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Also, set your computer to show the BSOD errors when they occur, rather than blindly rebooting ---
1) Select Control Panel on your Vista Start menu.
2) Select Classic View
3) Select System.
4) Select Advanced system settings
5) Select Settings in the Startup and Recovery section.
6) Uncheck Automatically restart in the System failure section
7) Change Kernel memory dump to Complete memory dump in the Write debugging information section.
8) Click OK in the Startup and Recovery and System Properties windows to save the settings.

Then have a look at our first steps for troubleshooting BSOD errors (which are likely part of what you are experiencing) --- http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

This should get you on the road to discovering the trouble & recovering your system.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Startup Tab: Set Network Boot to USB HDD but won't boot from USB Bios [ ver JBET62WW (1.26) 9/7/16]No option to change from UEFI only. Boot Mode option is set to Quick (only other option is Diagnostics)What am I missing? Background: the Win 10 1607 upgrade did not install properly. I can boot to desktop but there are issues. Can't roll back so have ISO on USB.

A:T450s Can't Boot From USB

under security, turn off secure boot.  Then change boot tab to "both"

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Helloi am trying to install a new image on my T450S with latest bios.PXE boot from my WDS-server isn`t working to this laptop (all others brands like HP etc. are working) With default WDS-settings (so no option 66 or 67) i get PXE 53 No boot file name received.Tried many options with changing these settings in WDS and also in the bios of the T450S without results. Which settings are needed to pxe boot the T450S to WDS/MDT?Thx

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UPDATE: Finally finally managed to change boot order... still refuses to boot from new M.2 unless I use the F12 boot menu.I even excluded the old  one from the boot menu... now it just launches into repair mode. Why will it boot from the new M.2 (which is now the C drive) just fine with the F12, but not just by turning it on?I've installed a new 256 M.2. The system insists on booting off the old 16BG drive (which had Win10 pre-installed), even though I've made the new one the C drive. The old one is now E, and unless I used the F12 boot menu, it always boots from the 16 GB M.2.I migrated Win10, and it will boot fine... if I use the boot menu. BUT... I've changed the 16 GB drive to E:, and the new one to C. Why, why, why does it keep insisting on booting from the now E: drive? I even deleted files off it, now it just gets errors and I have to use the F12 boot menu every time to boot from the C: drive.I've searched for hours... and hours... for a way to change the boot order. But Lenovo seems to have (malevelontly, because they hate me) removed that menu from the BIOS. How the heck do I change this? Please?

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Hi, I have a user at my company the let's her T450's battery rundown to empy... (She leaves it in sleep mode over the weekend and the battery dies) This happend a while back and I had to leave the laptop on charge all day, unplug the battery, hit the reset button on the back and then plug everything back in for it to start up again.   Today, this issue happend again where the user ran the battery down to 0% and now the laptop will not boot up at all.  I tried the following things noted below but all the laptop does is display three quick power button flashes when I plug the power cable into it.   *Uplug the power cable and the battery.  Hit the reset button on the back and then tried to power it on - Nothing*Uplug the power cable and the battery.  Hold the power button down for 30 seconds and then tried to pwer it on - Nothing Going to leave it sit for a while but I do not think this is normal when someone runs the batter down to 0%.   Has this happened to anyone else or is this laptop dead and I will need to send it in for service?  Would like some thoughts on this...  Thanks!

A:T450s Won't Boot After Battery Depletion

It sometimes takes an hour or so before the battery appears to begin charging from total empty, but usually it should boot fine regardless.Do these have the internal battery as well as an external battery?

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Hello. My new T450S (bougth in december 2015), running W7 with all drivers regulary updated, often refuses to boot when docked (ThinkPad Ultra Dock) : the systems hungs on the first Lenovo screen and "press enter key" procedure is not working. Most times a second boot will work, but sometimes I have to undock in order to get de PC started. Stand alone booting never gives problems.I neither have wake-up or other dock or undock problems. Thank you for help. Hans   

A:boot problem with my T450S when docked on Ultra Do...

I have exactly the same issue and so far unable to find a solution. 

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My year-and-a-half old T450s stopped booting up. Yesterday I was prompted for a Windows update and restarted the machine, as usual. After the update, I'm able to turn it on but it wont boot up. It shows the initial screen, with the "Lenovo" logo and won't proceed beyond.I tried taking out one battery and then holding the on/off button for 30 seconds, and also the emergency reset on the bottom, but neither changed anything. It simply won't go beyond the initial screen. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks in advance.   

A:ThinkPad T450s won't boot up after a Windows updat...

I think you are experiencing the same issue I have. If you notice after the Lenovo boot logo the display still stays on its just black, what it appears to be for me is a video failure after trying to update to windows 10 anniversary update. Try plugging in an external monitor and see if you get display, I did in my case.  Remove your hard drive and restart the PC, this should get the bios working again, go into your bios and disable secure boot so you can boot to a USB. Create a bootable USB 3.0 using a USB3.0 drive (formatted to NTFS) from Microsoft's site - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/ Then goto repair my computer and choose rollback update, this will get you running again.  I have a p50 with Nvidia M1000M dedicated graphics, so I am still trying to figure out if this is a driver issue.

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Hi,I noticed recently that after booting up my T450s with Windows 10 64-bit, the process "SynapticsWinbio Synchronization Service (CMN)" will consume ~30% of CPU utilisation. I checked that this is the Windows service "BiometricSensorDataSynchronization" which runs executable "valWbioSyncSvc.exe", and is part of the Validity Fingerprint Common Driver 4.5.507. I downloaded the latest driver from Lenovo (which is also 4.5.507) and reinstalled it, but the problem persisted. I did found that restarting the process (via Services MMC) after killing it will stop the high CPU utilisation. But this is just a workaround, since this needs to be done after every boot up. Has anyone faced this problem and know the solution?Would appreciate any advice.

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I have a T450S that is a few months old. It has worked fine until just the other day when it would not turn on. When I push the power button, the green LED flashes three times. Then, the LEDs on the F1, F4, and Fn keys come on for several seconds and go off. Here's what I've tried:- Charging for an extended period.- Removing the battery for an extended period.- Removing the battery and holding the power button for 60 seconds.- Pressing the button in the emergency reset hole. Nothing has made any difference. Any ideas?













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A:T450S won't boot, power button flashes 3 times

Update: I called Lenovo support and am sending it in for repair.

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I've installed a 256 M.2.Migrated Win10 to it. It will boot fine... if I use the boot menu. BUT... Even though I've changed the drive letter, it insists on using the old 16 GB cache drive (which for some reason was the C drive and had WIn10 on it when I got it).I've changed the 16 GB drive to E:, and the new one to C. Why, why, why does it keep insisting on booting from the now E: drive? I even deleted files off it, now it just gets errors and I have to use the F12 boot menu every time to boot from the C: drive.I've searched for hours... and hours... for a way to change the boot order, but Lenovo seems to have (maliciously) removed that menu from the BIOS. How the heck do I change this? Please?

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Hello all,

recently my windows xp(sp2) has just encountered a massive set of problems that all started appearing all at around the same time.
1. I cannot install/uninstall any programs, ANY programs, be it warcraft 3, firefox, or word processing applications or anything. What happens is the installer starts up, then when it starts to install or uninstall, it just hangs there completely.
2. Programs that are in use on the computer crash randomly. MSN messenger randomly crashes and just locks up itself and all conversation windows. IE sometimes hard locks itself without prior provocation. Firefox, ms word, windows media player... anything and everything hangs at random intervals.
3. Interestingly enough, when any program hangs, even taskmanager (ctrlaltdel) is unable to close the locked up program. It is stated there as not responding, but when i click end task either of two things happen: a) taskmgr ignores my request entirely b) taskmgr ITSELF hangs (the title says "windows task manager (not responding)"
4. Computer cannot shut down. Clicking the shut down icon on the windows menu lags the entire computer and the menu to restart shutdown or log off never appears. As a result i have taken to manually pulling the plug. Obviously this cannot continue.

I have avast4 which is updated and there doesn't seem to be any viruses or spyware. Also when a program hangs, it doesn't take up more cpu than normal; cpu usage always remains the same (around 0 to 10 for me)... Read more

A:Random crashes, taskmgr crashes, cannot install/uninstall

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Hey guys, first post on here after about a week of solid research and forehead-to-screen bashing (and a few months of increasingly more frequent issues) trying to figure out what is wrong with this computer.

Here's the specs:

? OS - Vista Home Premium SP2
? x64

? What was original installed OS on system?
-Probably sometime in 2009. Here is what the computer originally was: iBUYPOWER Gamer Gears of War 988 Desktop PC - Newegg.com (iBUYPOWER Core 2 Quad 8GB DDR3 750GB HDD Capacity Desktop PC Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Battle Gear X3 - Newegg.com same one but has some feedback) purchased 6/2009. All of the basic hardware is original, except for the stuff listed in the Other Info section below.

? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
-pre-installed in the computer IIRC

? Age of system (hardware)
-2009?

? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
-2009? No reinstall if memory serves me right

? CPU
-Core 2 Quad Q8300

? Video Card
-Sparkle 9600GT SPARKLE SX96GT2048D2-HP GeForce 9600 GT 2GB 256-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com (may possibly be a 2GB, but I haven't looked at in a long time, I'll double check tomorrow)

? MotherBoard
-P5Q3 ASUS P5Q3 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

? Power Supply - brand & wattage
-680 watt, I'll get specs on it tomorrow

? System Manufacturer
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A:Multiple BSODs, random hard freezing, random crashes, WANT TO KILL

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Hi, I've built a cheap box for my brother's birthday and It's having trouble with random program crashes and Blue Screens. I can't seem to find what's causing it, I thought it might be graphics drivers because it prolongs the bsod sometimes when I reinstall drivers and Catalyst Control Center crashes every time I open it, but I'm not sure.

Code:
- x64
- Original OS
- Retail Version
- Less than a week since installed.
Full Specs:
Summary
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz 36 ?C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
RAM
12.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
BIOSTAR Group T5XE CFX-SLI (CPU 1) 25 ?C
Graphics
DELL E156FP ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 6670 (MSI) 31 ?C
Hard Drives
156GB Seagate ST3160815AS ATA Device (SATA) 33 ?C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
AMD High Definition Audio Device
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
Installation Date: 05 April 2012, 13:16
Serial Number: 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
Notify level 2 - Default
Firewall Enabled
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Install at Set Scheduled time
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A:Random BLSC 0x50 New Computer, New Install; Random Program Crashes.

Test your RAM using Memtest86+. Let it run until 6-8 passes have completed or errors have been found.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Enable Driver Verifier. Enabling this should hopefully crash your system and then point to the faulty driver that is causing problems. However before you do, it is advised that you create a system restore point and backup first.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

You have McAfee installed, is that correct? At least to test, uninstall it and install MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) instead.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

The following drivers need to be updated:


Code:
athrx.sys Wed Jun 10 04:06:49 2009
Rt64win7.sys Thu Feb 26 20:04:13 2009
These drivers can be found by searching them in Google and then finding the associated software or driver. Finally, find the latest version of this driver or software and download and install it. Some of the drivers may also be found here (if the driver says 'Windows Update' simply make sure all Windows Updates are installed).

You should also update any other drivers you can think of including graphics, audio, chipset etc.

Make sure all Windows updates are installed.

Update to the latest service pack.Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [February 2012]

Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2012]

Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 f... Read more

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If any of you have a radeon card (might apply to nvidia cards too) and you have been experiencing random crashes to desktop / reboots / VPU Recover windows ...Go into you r bios and change the vid card core voltage to 1.7v, if 1.7 doesnt fucntion, use 1.8. That should fix 95% of all of you crashing problems.

I had tried everything to fix these crashes, formatting HD, reinstalling windows...I even bought a new power supply. None of it worked but since i switched to 1.7v I have had no problems in any games and no crashes at all. It was set to the default 1.64v unbeknownst to be.

Anyways if youve tried everything like me...give it a try I think that it will fix it.
 

A:A FIX for random game crashes and Vid Card crashes!

Ummmmmmmmm... I'm sceptical... I think voltages generally aren't meant to be messed with... if you do, just know that you may run the risk of frying your card...
...right??? not all cards run on the same voltage, and if it's supposed to run on something lower, it could get fried, right?? and then if it's supposed to run higher than that, MAYBE some bugs would get fixed, but wouldn't the card also run slower??

Which radeon card do you have anyway?

EDIT actually, it looks like the standard voltage for AGP cards is 1.5v... upping the voltage will (I believe) up performance a little, as well as heat generated. Too high a voltage, however, will result in BSODs and the like.
 

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Hello I've been having these blue screen issues since I got the computer and the thing is, it's random but also not random. My computer may go weeks without crashing then suddenly (most likely triggered by running a certain program or game) I crash and then it happens like 10 times in 1 hours or until I get fed up. Another thing, is, I used to play a couple games here and there and this one game I played (not very resource intensive btw, usually fairly outdated older games) would never have any issues, then upon triggering the wave of crashes somehow, my computer would start crashing periodically while playing this game. But other times I could play the game for a couple hours even without a single problem.

This made the issue really hard to diagnose but I do have this info which may or may not help...

- The crash may be related to memory as a lot of the error codes are like X00000000 (have a lot of 0s in them) and a buddy of mine said that usually means memory error. However I have installed new memory chips and still crashes
- One of the codes usually looks something like XFFFF80A08 or something like that though...
- There are a couple ways I can guarantee a crash which includes: trying to sync music to my phone, trying to burn a cd, trying to install certain programs (bigger programs)
- The first crash I ever had followed the genuine windows warning and messages, I've used various remedies for it which usually work for a little while, of course until my computer ... Read more

A:Random yet not random BSOD crashes + genuine error

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Originally Posted by lc94fsh


- The crash may be related to memory as a lot of the error codes are like X00000000 (have a lot of 0s in them) and a buddy of mine said that usually means memory error.




Not true. The numbers listed in the bugcheck parameters (inside the parenthesis) are simply hex memory addresses and can be any hexadecimal number/letter.

I ran 14 of the dumps you submitted.

The bugcheck on all 14 dumps was 0x124 = WHEA = Windows Hardware Error Architecture, a/k/a "Machine Check Exception" - a severe and unknown hardware error.

0x124 BSODs are notoriously difficult to solve because the cause is simply "unknown hardware failure".

Unfortunately, the dumps are incapable of telling us which piece of hardware has failed. Dumps are only good for figuring out software (driver) problems.

All I can really do here is to give you some hardware diagnostic programs to run.RAM - memtest86+ - run 1 stick at a time; alternate the slots - https://www.sysnative.com/forums/har...memtest86.html
HDD - SeaTools for DOS, LONG test - https://www.sysnative.com/forums/har...agnostics.html
FurMark video card test - https://www.sysnative.com/forums/har...ress-test.html
Prime95 CPU - https://www.sysnative.com/forums/har...s-testing.html

The problem may also be with other hardware parts such as the motherboard or PSU for which there are no software tests.

If you are encountering a spe... Read more

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I recently built a computer and ive started to get memory management bsods randomly, and even some other bsods as well. Programs running on my computer sometimes just randomly crash with out a reason. I also get chromes "aww snap" error page constantly and to top it off Adobe flash player crashes constantly on chrome as well. Is there anyway to fix all of these problems? i cant find a solution anywhere

A:Random BSOD's, random program crashes

Do you have any program of SystemRequirementsLabs installed? The BSOD is casued by cpudrv64.sys.

Code:
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000096, fffff8800a7ba912, 0, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for cpudrv64.sys

Probably caused by : cpudrv64.sys ( cpudrv64+1912 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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And this driver belongs to SystemRequirementsLabs.

NAMEDESCRIPTIONFILEcpudrv64 cpudrv64 \??\c:\program files (x86)\systemrequirementslab\cpudrv64.sys
Moreover, the driver is very old (and the program too, I guess)

Code:
fffff880`0a7b9000 fffff880`0a7c1000 cpudrv64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: cpudrv64.sys
Image path: \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\SystemRequirementsLab\cpudrv64.sys
Image name: cpudrv64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Aug 11 22:09:13 2009 (4A819EB1)
CheckSum: 0000D622
ImageSize: 00008000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
I would suggest you to uninstall it.

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I recently built a new desktop PC running a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit retail version (see my system specs). All hardware was purchased new, and all software installed were fresh installs. All Windows Updates were applied successfully, including SP1. I have also updated all drivers using manufacturer supplied drivers online as well as through Windows Update. BIOS is flashed to latest manufacturer version, and RAM timings were tightened to rated specs (default 9-9-9-24 at 1.5V, rated for 7-7-7-21 at 1.5V).

After using my system for a day or two, I started getting frequent Firefox application crashes (several times a day). These manifested themselves by abruptly exiting out of Firefox and bringing up the Crash Report manager; no freezing up or unresponsiveness of any sort was involved. I am using Firefox 4 with no third-party add-ons except for AdBlock Plus. I also received several BSOD's (three, I believe), one of which is MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (0x1A). The BSOD's occurred randomly while browsing or doing other tasks, and did not appear to be triggered by any given event. My uTorrent application also crashed once not long after a Firefox crash, but this was a one-time event.

I have run memtest86+ for one pass on each of my sticks of ram individually, and 5+ passes on the two sticks together, with no errors. This is my first time building a PC, and I have previously only used Windows 7 32-bit. Since all of the hardware is new, I am wondering whether there could be ... Read more

A:Random BSODs; Firefox 4 random crashes

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Klarerwind


I recently built a new desktop PC running a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit retail version (see my system specs). All hardware was purchased new, and all software installed were fresh installs. All Windows Updates were applied successfully, including SP1. I have also updated all drivers using manufacturer supplied drivers online as well as through Windows Update. BIOS is flashed to latest manufacturer version, and RAM timings were tightened to rated specs (default 9-9-9-24 at 1.5V, rated for 7-7-7-21 at 1.5V).

After using my system for a day or two, I started getting frequent Firefox application crashes (several times a day). These manifested themselves by abruptly exiting out of Firefox and bringing up the Crash Report manager; no freezing up or unresponsiveness of any sort was involved. I am using Firefox 4 with no third-party add-ons except for AdBlock Plus. I also received several BSOD's (three, I believe), one of which is MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (0x1A). The BSOD's occurred randomly while browsing or doing other tasks, and did not appear to be triggered by any given event. My uTorrent application also crashed once not long after a Firefox crash, but this was a one-time event.

I have run memtest86+ for one pass on each of my sticks of ram individually, and 5+ passes on the two sticks together, with no errors. This is my first time building a PC, and I have previously only used Windows 7 32-b... Read more

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I have recently bought an ATI Radeon 9600pro.

Since i have bought the card i have not been able to play C&C Generals or homeworld as both games crash just after they have been started.

I though this could be a D3D problem, but as UT2003 and warcraft 3 run perfectly i am a little confused.

I have ensured that i have all the latest drivers and have re-installed directX but this didnt help.

Can anybody please help me?

My system pecs are:

Athlon XP 2400+
Asus nForce motherboard. (A7N266 series.)
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
512 MB DDR 266Mhz SDRAM
30 GB Maxtor hard disk. (ATA133+8Mb of cache.)
Windows XP Service pack 1.
DirectX 9
 

A:Random crashes.

do you have the latest patches for both games installed?
 

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hi.. yes at first i thought that the problem was my onboard gpu.. and now everytime i see the bsod it says it has problems on different places.. please help me how to fix this....

rig:

MA790GP-UD4H
2x2 team xtreem dark ddr2 1066
tacens psu 600w
onboard gpu radeon 3300HD
windows 7 ultimate 32bit

A:i have random crashes every now and then

To help us help you, please fill out your system information. Go to your User CP at the top of the page, look in the left column and click on Edit system specs. Filling in your specs will help us help you.

You can make this easier by downloading Speccy

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I installed Wdws 7 Home Premium upgrade on my Dell 1420 laptop. After a few hours, the screen went blank (not a blue screen.) Forced reboot results in a dual screen with 2 desktops split horizontally. After running chkdsk, it will boot normally about ? the time but either freezes or goes blank after a few hours. Reinstalling Wdws 7 did not work. All drivers seem to be updated.

The sys info is attached. Let me know which dump file you need. Please help.

A:Random crashes

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dschoon


I installed Wdws 7 Home Premium upgrade on my Dell 1420 laptop. After a few hours, the screen went blank (not a blue screen.) Forced reboot results in a dual screen with 2 desktops split horizontally. After running chkdsk, it will boot normally about ? the time but either freezes or goes blank after a few hours. Reinstalling Wdws 7 did not work. All drivers seem to be updated.

The sys info is attached. Let me know which dump file you need. Please help.




When you get it running have you checked your hardware drivers for problems?
Go to control Panel
System
Device Manager
Look to see if anything has a exclamation point next to any items(s)

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I use a bit torrent program called Azureus which normally works fine but for some reason when I try to browse the folder which contains programs I've downloaded using this program my computer crashes every time only showing my backround then everything except the folder I was browsing comes back.
I also have svchost.exe problems with 100% cpu and a missing gchkacfb.dll everytime I start up. I also sometimes get a C++ buffer overrun error which will crash my computer to the backround if I click ok. I thought doing a windows repair would fix some of these problems but it didnt help at all, it just kinda lagged out with a please wait screen after the installation process so I had to shut my computer down. Last thing is I can't figure out is the windows repair says it cant copy about 20 .dll and .ex_ files from the disk for some reason when they are obviously on it. Most of this junk I can kind of deal with I just want be able to use the files I downloaded with azureus.

A:random crashes etc.

we cannot help with p2p
http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php
closing thread

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mobo: asus h170, cpu: i5 6600, ram: ripjaws 8gb ddr4, ssd: samsung 850 evo, hd: wd blue 2tb 5400rpm, gpu: msi 980 ti, os: windows 10(home) x64, psu: thermaltake toughpower gold 750w

Links:

Dump file
WhoCrashed report
DxDiag report
They are all in one folder here

The crashes normally occur when i'm playing a game. when I browse the net etc it has not crashed yet. Most of the time when it crashes there isn't a blue screen the screen just freezes and once it produced a terrible screech in my speakers.

This was my first time building a pc. I works fine 90% of the time but for the first 3 days it has already crashed 5 times. The 3rd time I got a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error message. I have tried running the windows memory diagnostic tool, which came back with no errors so I guess it's not the ram. I have also updated almost all drivers I could think of.

I would like to ask if someone could look at my dump file and help me diagnose whats wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time posting here so please forgive and educate me if I did make any mistakes/ omitted something useful.
 

A:New PC and random crashes

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Still have random crashes for nothing - no stresses for the PC I have run memtest (shoudl I run memtest86) prior and prime 95 and this reports no erros with the memory.

I have lowered the overclock and it still crashes.

Can someone take a look at the minidump files and let me know whether it is still memory related

Thanks

Kwack

A:Random crashes again

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kwack


Still have random crashes for nothing - no stresses for the PC I have run memtest (shoudl I run memtest86) prior and prime 95 and this reports no erros with the memory.

I have lowered the overclock and it still crashes.

Can someone take a look at the minidump files and let me know whether it is still memory related

Thanks

Kwack


Kwack

No minidump attached
Ken

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This just started the other day. On running a few programs, the machine will run up to 100% CPU and when I use task manager to end the process it runs okay for a few mins until I click on the desktop os taskbar and then explorer runs up to 99%.
It's not the amount of programs but tends to be when I do something. Sometimes, firefox crashes when I open a new page, other times Thunderbird will crash on opening a new tab, other times, roboform will crash on loading a password file, etc. etc. - there's no pattern to it really.

I tried a memtest with no problems.
chkdsk didn't turn up any bad sectors.
AV (Avira) is al clear.
Spybot is all clear.
Anything else I can do?

I'm tempted to run a complete reinstall as it has been 5+ years since installation but I'd rather pin down the error to start with.
Anything I can do with the kernel memory dumps? I don't think they actually get completed by the time I have to power off the computer and restart.
 

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Have PC running win 7 Prof x 64. Samsung SSD 500g, 16GB Memory, Intel i5 processor, Asus P8Z77-VLX mobo. Keep getting random crashes. The last gave the following info but, bit of a newbie so, not sure quite where to look for the problem- normally does not happen at start up but when being used-I have a Gainward DDR3 graphics card.
Any help appreciated, so far PC always restarts

21/7/16 17.4 pm

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 101
BCP1: 0000000000000031
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF88003365180
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\072116-10888-01.dmp
C:\Users\Blackbird\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-22167-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
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C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF800037B85C8
BCP3: FFFFF8800B62BCD0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
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A:Random crashes

Welcome to our forum Flowerpot.

You need to complete this.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Sometime in December, my computer started having random reboots. When it restarted, an error saying "Windows has recovered from a serious error ----C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini012804-03.dmp-----C:\DOCUME~1\Sherri\Locals~1\TEMP\WER3.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml" would appear
Now, I have run WinDoctor, have set my page file both to 189, have scanned a few times with antivirus software (230309 files clean), I have run AdAware and Spybot both, and cannot get rid of NewDotNet, however, since this kept happening, I created a restore point after a restart to the last known good configuration.
I have updated Windows and Norton.
I am a newbie with computers.
Please help. I have no ideas left.
Detailed, step by step please.
 

A:Random crashes

Check this link : http://www.spy-bot.net/NewDotNet.asp
 

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Hey, new here. My problem is that any 64 bit windows 7 that I have used has crashed randomly every few hours. This has been happening since I installed it. I have no idea what causes it, and I have tried two different hard drives. This also happened (less frequently, like once every few days) with a 64 bit windows xp copy I had. I started using 32 bit windows 7, and the crashes stopped, but I wanted to know what was keeping me from using 64 bit.

My hardware:

AMD Phenom 9550 quad core 2.2ghz
Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT
WDC WD2500ks, 5000ks ATA hard drives
ASUS M3A78 Pro Motherboard

Also, I have a dump file, but how do I post it?

A:64 bit random crashes

What Powersuply do you use?.. should have at least 500W.
If you determine this problem only with 64bit OS's you may have a problem with GC drivers.. This is at least the most likely problem i can think of.

For you DUMP File.. Zip it and attach it..

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My laptop crashes from time to time, it just freezes and then restarts, mostly while watching videos i think.

Would be really grateful for some help

hope I get this right...

- x64
- the original installed OS on the system
- OEM version

- What is the age of system (hardware). 1 year
- What is the age of OS installation. 1 year

System Manufacturer/Model Number
Asus Notebook UL50VT

OS
Windows 7 Home Premium x64

CPU
Intel core 2 duo U7300 1,3GHz

Memory
4GB

Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce G210M

A:Random crashes, help!

Hi, SweJoey, and welcome to the the forum. All of your dumps are error 124, a fatal hardware error.





Quote:
Bugcheck 124, WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. Usual causes: Hardware, Incompatibility, May be driver corruption.







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A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here...
[2-Int] Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes. Here is a good thread on Memtest: Memtest86+ Guide/How To's - Overclockers Forums

Do a CPU stress test as well, using Prime95.

Test your temps with Speedfan.




Code:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0324c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03489e50
Debug session time: Fri Jan 28 20:39:12.846 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:09.890
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
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Hi everyone, im gonna try and make this as simple as possible to read!

I've just bought a new game recently, Guildwars, and started to get high temperature rises on my cpu (AMD Athlon XP 3200+) starting at 60C and eventually crashing around 65C.. Thinking this was the cause, I bought a new cooler (Gigabyte G-Power Pro) and a new graphics card to replace my old 9800pro (X800XT Platinum Edition).

The cooler has solved the problem with the overheating, but I now get less frequent crashes that involve my screen freezing, turning off, coming back on, and then turning off again - on the final turn off of my monitor the power light starts to flash on the monitor.
After ive restarted my pc, i get my monitor displaying my screen alot smaller, as if my "stretch" for the horizontal and vertical are reset. Also i have noticed my monitor flickering a pale yellow quite often after i have restarted, or whilst im in the game.

NOTE : all of the above is happening in this one game, guildwars.

So this has gone from what i thought was a overheating problem (new cooler so this is ruled out), then a faulty powersupply (only happens in one game so this is ruled out?) and now im left confused!

Any ideas or questions would be great, thanks in advance!

Kris
 

A:Random Crashes getting me down :(

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My computer is experiencing irregular crashes. It shows no consistency with a particular program or with processor intensity. When the crash occurs the monitor losses the signal and the fans go to full speed. The computer doesn't restart when it crashes, but stays on with fans at full speed until I manually restart.

I have a gateway fx530.

My best guess is a problem with the power supply, but I want to make sure before I spend money on a new one.

A:Random Crashes

my girlfriend has the same problem. she has an acer AS5315-201G08MI laptop and it crashes every half hour or so...it has vista home basic on there which it came with. i had tried doing many different checks for virus's, ad-aware etc but the problem still persists.
Any ideas?

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MY computer randomly freezes every 2-3 hours when i use it. I have a gateway DX4720-03 with all the standards that come with it. i didn't ad anything nor did i take away anything. I run Vista Home Premium x64 that came with it. I play a lot of games like diablo 2 and i use msn and Mozilla Firefox. What can i do to stop these crashes? do i need more RAM? I currently have 2GB

A:Random crashes

Check your disk for errors first by opening explorer, right-clicking the drive, selecting tools, check for errors. Tick both boxes then reboot. After that type Mem into the start menu until you see an option to check the memory.

Finally run anitvirus and antimalware scans. You could also check device manager for any exclamation marks next to drivers.

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Hi all, I'm new here and I'm hoping someone can help me. This is long-ish, please bear with me...

A couple of months ago my husband built two completely identical computers. His has been working like a charm. Mine was working just fine until about two months ago. First it started hanging randomly during different tasks (online, playing a game, typing, etc.) - the little blue hourglass thingie would come up, and nothing would happen for at least a minute, but eventually it would always recover. Virus/malware scans revealed nothing. These short freezes got progressively worse until one day I had no choice but to force restart... And was greeted by the Black Screen Of Death telling me my computer failed to start and I had a choice to run Repair. I started the Repair, which told me "this computer could not be repaired automatically". Not knowing what else to do, I ran memory diagnostic. The computer restarted, even though it took it a very long time (at least 20 minutes). But it was working fine after that... for about a week. Then the freezes and the incredibly slow boot/shutdown episodes started again.

To make a long story shorter, I've now gone through this freeze-crash-recover cycle three times. In the course of these crashes, the PC has given me various error messages, including:

- "The patch is preventing the system from starting"
- "Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer" (I've disconnected ... Read more

A:Random PC crashes, help!

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:
[quote]H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Even though you haven't mentioned BSOD's - if you should get the system started again, please provide the info from this post in order to get us started: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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