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Computer will not run games or program installations due to computer restarting

Q: Computer will not run games or program installations due to computer restarting

Hello everyone, i recently have had having some computer problems which i have no clue why it?s happening. I have looked at many other posts yet could still not fix my problem. I?m new to computer hardware related stuff and to posting. I was hoping someone could help me solve this or give a general idea of what?s causing this to happen

Computer Specs

Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
ATI RADEON HD 4670 (RV730 XT)(less than one month old)
2 Gigs of DDR2-SDRAM
DELL 0KP561 Motherboard

Problem

I recently started to game a lot more on my computer, and decided to get a new ATI Radeon HD 4670. My computer was working great for about two weeks and now whenever I go to load a game my computer restarts its self. It also restarts its self when I try to install any program. It stars up the game or program installer then it goes to a black screen leading to the restart. The games I play range from old games such as Diablo 2 to Bullet storm.I?m sure there is a chance that it?s a virus so I thought I should mention that I run BitDefender deep system scan, Spybot S&D, Avast, and Malewarebytes every day.

Temperatures

CPU is 48C idling (not sure of temp right before restart)
GPU is 42c idling (not sure of temp right before restart)

I have tried:
? Updating all drivers on my computer
? Ran prime 95 torture test for six hours with no errors

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Preferred Solution: Computer will not run games or program installations due to computer restarting

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Computer will not run games or program installations due to computer restarting

Perhaps the power supply is not up to the task and is giving out.

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First let me say thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out I found someone on the forum with exactly the same problem i'm having but it was an older post and I couldn't really undertand the answer.

My computer started shutting down during installations (during the installations of updates, virus scanners, any type of program, etc) It just shuts down, restarts, and a message box pops up saying that my system has recovered from a "serious error". I know how to bring up the Device Manager but I have no idea how to interpret it. Also, after my computer being on for more than a few hours, Internet Explorer will stop working (along with firefox). Its not a problem with my internet connection because AIM will continue working just fine. These two problems started on the same day. Could they be related?
 

A:Computer keeps restarting during installations +internet problems

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My problem is that my computer restarts any time I play a graphics demanding game, such as anarchy online or Call of Duty.
My specs are:
80g WD
AMD 3200+
MSI 5700LE
ABIT KW7 MOBO

I get like a sysdata error or something like that and this is after I installed all new drivers for my MOBO and got the VIA 4 in 1 chipset drivers
 

A:Computer Restarting in ALL games

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For a few weeks now my computer has been freezing and restarting. It mostly happens during games but sometimes just browsing the web or doing nothing at all. When it happens it usually just stops and seems to reboot but gets stuck and never loads any bios/os screen. Once in a while it will restart right away but mostly after several hard resets or some elapsed time which varies it comes back on and usually after a while it stops having the issue but in the next couple days reoccurs. The only log information I have been able to find is: Event ID 41

I would greatly appreciate some help figuring out what is the problem and how to fix it. I received the computer 3 years ago from a friend and it has a water cooling system. Here are the specs:

Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H
Chipset : AMD 880G
Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 965e @ 3400 MHz
Physical Memory : 12288 MB DDR3-SDRAM
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
Hard Disk : M4-CT128 M4SSD2 SATA Disk Device (128GB)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST320005 42AS SATA Disk Device (2000GB)
Monitor Type : Asus VE228 - 22 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Network Card : Sundance Technology IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 7.4 on 7.9

Update 5/8/14 8:06pm
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A:Computer Restarting Freezing Mostly During Games Please Help

I ended up running memtest and found out one stick was bad. Everything works fine now, thank you.

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Hi ,

Can anyone please help me with this. My PC is restarting while playing games. It has Windows 7 32 bit OS and Graphics card Nvidia Geforce GT 240. Below is the error i am getting

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 85F5B510
BCP2: 913735F6
BCP3: C000000D
BCP4: 00000003
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Files that help describe the problem:
E:\Windows\Minidump\032613-19110-01.dmp
E:\Users\SAPNA\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-45801-0.sysdata.xml

A:Computer restarting while playing games

Hello welcome to TSF!

Do you get a BOSD (Blue Screen of Death)

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Today I got a new computer
The specs are here
CPU: intel core i5 4690 3.3GHz
Memory: 8GBx2
VGA:GTX 970 4GB
HDD:1TB
PSU:Raidmax RX-1000ae
OS:Windows 8.1

And I downloaded a few games like Cities Skyline from steam.
When I run it just less than5 mins, my computer is restarting itself with no bsod no error ! Just like I pull out the plug!

Someone plz help me I searched google and I can't find solution.
Thank you
 

A:My Computer is restarting while I am playing games

Test the hard drive by going to Computer and right-click on the C drive. Select properties, tools check now. Put a check mark in both boxes, to set a disk check on the next start up. Please note that this check will take some time, just let it finish...
 

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My tower is barley a month old and is already having carshing and restarting issues when im playing games basicly I can be playing a game for like 10 mins then it will crash and restart. As its such a new tower im guessing graphics card psu. Heres the whole tower http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...rebones+Kit+w/+3+FREE+Games!+?productId=50872

im not sure of the graphics card as its borrowed I know its a Gforce of some description.

The game im playing is dirt showdown its a driving game.

I should add its a 2gb graphics card and the towers not over heating so my guess is psu
 

A:Computer crashing/restarting when playing games

Hi, You should find out what Graphic card you have, and download the correct driver for it.
A clue is that you say it crashes when playing games, but does it crash if you open 'Computer' screen, or say 'Notepad'?
If you just booted the pc and did nothing, just left it on the Desktop screen, would it crash then? ( No, I am guessing.)
So if you can uninstall your current graphic card driver, that's, 'Device manager' ,Look for 'Display adapters',
Click on the tiny arrow to the left of the word 'Display adapters'.
Right click on the name of your card.
Then, 'Properties', 'Driver' tab, 'uninstall driver'.
Reboot the pc, let Windows install a generic driver. (Just wait , it will happen and notify you near the taskbar.)
Go to the Nvidia website, choose 'Support', then 'Download drivers' then 'Option 2' Automatically detect card.
That should find the correct driver for your card.
If it does not, then in your 'Search for files and folders' box, type 'dxdiag'. In the display tab you will see the type of card you have. Go back to the Nvidia site and search for it manually. Get the correct version 32 or 64 bit.
If your problem is the wrong driver, it should now be fixed. If it's the PSU overheating, then you will need to upgrade it.
Hope this makes sense.
 

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Hello, I bought this laptop within the last month or so. I knew it was not the most powerful laptop, however was under the impression it would be able to do things I wanted to relatively well (films, gaming, browsing the internet). When I play games such as: Hearthstone, Football Manager, CIV5 etc, the game runs smoothly with barely any sort of lagging. However, now almost every time I play the game, my laptop restarts or turns it self off within 30 minutes of starting up the game. I have all my drivers up to date, I regulalr make sure Windows is too. I have checked to make sure my computer's specs are good enough to run these games and they are, so I am a bit stumped as to why this keeps happening. If anyone knows why it might be and what I can keep doing about it I would be very grateful.  Thanks!

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Hello,

I have recently had a problem with my computer for the past couple of months. The problem being every game i own crashing, and my CPU blue screening even though i have the settings required for the games, the games run very well, but the crashes come in randomly and unpredictably. I bought this computer already pre-built, i just added the Geforce GTX 650 graphics card about the same time the crashes started happening, i'm thinking the installation of the new graphics card is the problem but i don't know for sure. I've tried updating all my drivers and even ran the "Who Crashed" software to determine my crashes, i have looked online for the answer, but none have worked for me so far. ill provide a list of the crash reports below along with my PC specs. the two examples are what most of my crash reports say, there are more crashes than just these two i just felt the need for repetitive crash reports are unnecessary:

On Sat 6/4/2016 9:41:57 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\060416-15046-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0)
Bugcheck code: 0x1A (0x41792, 0xFFFFF680BD083090, 0x200000000000000, 0x0)
Error: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Bug check description: This indicates that a severe memory management error occurred.
This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules... Read more

A:all games crashing and computer restarting randomly

Please let me know if there is more information needed and i will provide it for you.
 

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Hello,

I am new to these forums and really just trying to find help with what might be wrong with my new computer. I'm sure that questions like this have been asked before and I tried searching before posting but didn't come up with much, so my apologies if I'm rehashing old problems. I'm hoping if I'm specific enough someone might have something to advise...

My new computer build is causing me problems while playing games. Here are the system specs - I am new to this so if you need anything else just ask.

Windows XP Home Edition SP2
AMD AthlonXP 3200+
AOpen AK77-600 Max Mobo
512MB RAM
Samsung 120GB HD
NVidia GeForce 6600 256MB

My husband and I just bought and built the computer about 3 weeks ago. Here's the problem: while playing games the games either crash to desktop with no error, crash to desktop with an error, or the computer reboots. Here is the list of particular games I have installed and tried playing so far along with the particular problem I've experience with each:

- The Sims 2 (plays fine for hours at a time sometimes, then sometimes it crashes to desktop with no error message, sometimes the computer reboots; it did this once just as I was starting the game)
- Zoo Tycoon (again, plays fine for hours sometimes, but sometimes it crashes to desktop with an error message after playing for some time)
- Neverwinter Nights (game crashes to desktop with an error message every time I play; sometimes I get an hour o... Read more

A:New computer restarting or crashing while playing games

ok so i think you either have a nasty virus or a directx problem...try unistalling your video drivers and let windows install them for you(they should come with service pack 2) or you can try finding a program called directx eradicator and using it and reinstallind the most current version of directx from the windows website(dx9.0c) or off of your sims 2 install disk(it has a copy of dx9.0b on it)
 

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Can somebody help me solve this problem. My computer keeps randomly restarting during games, or while i am just watching videos on the internet. When i get back to the windows desktop and send the error report it says i have an error in the device driver or that i have a an error with a thread. It is really bothering me so can somebody please help me. I already put my graphics card in another computer and it works fine.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+

Geforce 6600 Le Graphics card 256 DDR SDRAM (PCI- Express)

1 gig of ram

80 gig hard drive

RX480 Neo2 motherboard

ATI RX480+SB400 Chipset
 

A:Help! My computer keeps restarting during games and gives me a device driver error

Update your drivers from nVIDIA.com

If that doesn't fix the problem then try using Omega Drivers.

EDIT: You didn't mention your power supply. A failing PSU could cause that problem. If you used cheap RAM that could be the problem.
 

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Hello and good evening,

My Computer restarts randomly and without warning when playing games.
This can occur once a month or more often.
I get no BSOD, it just shuts down (Like I would pull out the switch just straight up no power) and then it restarts after about 3 seconds...
Temps are fine 30-45?C CPU and GPU
Tested RAM with memtest for 8 hours straight, nothing :S

SPECS:

CPU: i7 3770K
GPU: Nvidia GTX 680 (OC'd by default)
PSU:LC power silent giant 650W
RAM: 2x4gb Corsair XMS
SSD: 128gb Agility OCZ 3 Series
HDD: 3TB Seagate
Intel Core i7-3770K Sockel 1155^
Gigabyte GA-Z77
I attached my PSU and GPU with pics

I would also like to note than my CPU jumps to 4GHz in the task manager while its just set to 3,5Ghz as far as I know

A:Computer restarting at random times when playing games

Heres what I got from the event viewer

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>3</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-04-23T10:59:43.461172700Z" />
<EventRecordID>2997</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Mutz</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">0</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootAppStatus">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

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This has been a problem of mine since 2 years ago. At first, I didn't want to "try" to fix it because I thought it was just the load of spyware + regular computer usage. Then about a month ago, I attempted to fix it by just reformatting my computer and reinstalling everything. At first I thought this would work, but I notice it didn't. My computer specs are:

P4 2.2 GHz
GF4 Ti4600 128MB
1024 MB (2 x 512) PC2100 DDR RAM
Windows XP Pro w/ SP2

I know my computer is old and sucks. It's about 3.5 yrs old (at that time, it was top of the line!) and I don't plan to upgrade anytime soon... but maybe in the next 1-2 years. My problem is that whenever I play ANY video game (mostly 3D or graphics-intensive games), my computer will randomly restart SOMETIMES (not all of the time, but it happens frequently than coincidentally just a regular crash). It will usually do one of the following:

- Crash to desktop without notice
- Crash to desktop WITH notice (It is always a "memory corruption" type error)
- Computer restarts randomly in the middle of the game (I'll be playing and soon I will be saying wtf?)

After reformatting, the problem still exists. This restarting/crashing seems to happen more often with different games, too. The solutions I've tried include installing DIFFERENT graphics drivers to see if it's a driver problem, using a memory testing program to determine if my memory/RAM is failing, and last reinstalling the differen... Read more

A:Computer randomly crashing/restarting when playing games

Sounds like you have bad memory. Download memtest and run it.
 

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here's my hijackthis log file
hope somebody could help me here..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:21:30 PM, on 9/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Filseclab\xfilter\xfilter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM305_STI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Filseclab\FilMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
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A:my computer keeps on restarting(sometimes) after I close a certain program

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Everytime I download a game straight from the site, once it gets to about 40-56% It shuts down this blue screen comes up saying, "You're computer has shut down to prevent any damages, If you have installed new programs uninstall them and go into safe mode", or w/e please help!

A:My computer keeps restarting when I download huge files e.g Video games

this site isn't going to offer much help for download ILLEGAL video games online. but i would say that this problem could be your hdd. go to START>>RUN>>CMD>>chckdsk f/ c:
then it will prompt you to restart your computer. run this and see if there are any failed sectors of your hdd. if not, then it's likely a memory problem; which you will need to run mem 86+ to see.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:11:16 PM, on 12/14/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.PATRICK\Desktop\stng259.exeC:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\wzqkpick.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.PATRICK\Desktop\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.comR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = http://localhost;F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\System32\Userinit.exeO2 - BHO: SpywareBlock Class - {0A87E45F-5... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Restarting While Trying To Run An Anti-spyware Program

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum Click Start > Run > type services.msc, then click OKScroll down and right click on 'Command Service (cmdService)'Select 'Properties' and set the "Service Status" option to "Stop"Set "Startup type" to "Disabled", click Apply, then OK. Please Download LSPFix from here and Run the Program.Disconnect from the Internet and close all Internet Explorer Windows.Check the "I know what I'm doing" Button and move all instances of newdotnet6_98.dll from the left panel to the right panel then click ?Finish?Rerun HJT,and put a checkmark beside these :-R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.comR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = http://localhost;O2 - BHO: URLLink - {4A2AACF3-ADF6-11D5-98A9-00E018981B9E} - C:\Program Files\NewDotNet\newdotnet6_98.dllO2 - BHO: LinkTracker Class - {8B6DA27E-7F64-4694-8F8F-DC87AB8C6B22} - C:\Program Files\QL\qlink32.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {EDA8F55B-34FF-AAFB-F8DB-3635B8E2E720} - C:\DOCUME~1\Me\APPLIC~1\tonsthat\campfilm.exe (file missing)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lspins] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\igps.exe... Read more

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Hi I am in a real mess with my laptop. It is a Dell Inspiron 600m and I wanted to reinstall Windows so I could start fresh. Well, this has turned into a disaster as when Windows Xp starts, you can select from 3 different Home Editions. How can I uninstall the other operating systems and just have one? I have tried everything short of erasing the hard drive which i am kinda leery of. Please can anyone help me? thanks :stickout:
 

A:3 installations of xp on one computer

Remove/delete the selected entries you don't want out of the "boot.ini".
 

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My friend (edit: that is not just a cover for myself, though I have done some plenty stupid things, but this is not one of them) tried to install XP over itself, but ended up installling seperately, and now when he boots up a bootloader comes up to choose between the two installations. Any ideas?
 

A:Two Installations of XP on one computer

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I built a computer for a friend and now am having problems with it. Apparantly the computer shuts down and restarts automatically whenever my tries to install programs. First it was The Sims, now it is EasyShare software for her digital camera.

In the device manager, there are some problems. Under "Other Devices" is listed

+ethernet controller
+multimedia audio controller
+SM Bus Controller
+Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller

They all say a driver is not installed.

Does anybody know what the problem is?
 

A:Computer restarts during installations

run the m/b setup disk
 

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I have recently built a fairly high end pc running Windows XP Pro, so I expect it to run a little faster than my 6 year old pentium 4 when running the same applications. However, when I'm doing small installations or even browsing web sites, my music/video player starts lagging and making weird noises for the duration of the installation or the time it takes to load a web page. I could be playing music from the hard disk or online radio stations and youtube. I'm not running any security programs and don't have any viruses, plus I'm very careful about what programs can run at startup and always monitor the task manager, so I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue or some sort of driver/software issue.

Is there anyone else experiencing this problem?

Here's my specs (without overclocking):

Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad.
2 X 1 MB Kingston Ram.
Asus 5PK Deluxe Motherboard.
NVidia 8800 GTS GPU.
 

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Configuration:
I have two installations of Windows XP Home Edition on my main harddrive, SP1 (?) (original from recovery disk) and SP2. I use my original 'old' edition for work and games, and my SP2 installation to connect to the internet (.NET framework was required to hook up my wireless USB adapter). I have a second harddrive that I use for storage and my page file (one for either OS) - 3 partitions.

This may seem like an odd configuration, but I got sick of my computer being sluggish with antivirus software and all the extra fluff that SP2 threw in (my original XP disk installation is actually far more stable than SP2). My 'old' edition installation is not connected to the internet.

Questions:
- Is it possible for me to rename my XP installations so I'm not stuck with two identically labeled choices on the boot menu?
- Is my 'old' edition of XP really protected from viruses by not being connected to the internet? I know I can get viruses from programs and documents I download to my storage drive, but would it still be possible even if I could somehow be sure that I were opening a 'clean' file?
- Is there possibly a better configuration for what I'm trying to achieve (separate, faster workstation with a secondary stripped down installation for internet)?

Thanks,
 

A:Multiple XP Installations on the same computer

1st question - you can edit the Boot.ini file, the text within double quotes (") can be anything you want and will show in the boot up menu.
Be very careful not to change anything outside the quotes.

2nd question - no it's not immune to viruses, if you get one it could spread to the other OS, even if that OS is on a different drive.

3rd question - possibly, each OS on a different drive is a safer set up, simply because if one of the drives dies you can still use the other OS.
There are a lot of possible set ups but I think either what you've got now or the above are the main choices.
 

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Hello,
I noticed after having DSL installed we have been experiencing some freeze ups and finding viruses. We started off with AVG, then Ewido ani-malware, Microsoft Antispyware, Hijackthis, spybot.
I ran Ewido last night, it found a virus and it still ran slow. Today it is running ok so far but I am not sure, it has moments of acting slow.
This machine is a Dell Dimension 2200, lots of hdd space, ram is fine.
Any other suggestions or is there a newer Anti-virus sw I can download?
Thanks alot for any help....dano2
 

A:Computer sluggish/viruses after DSL installations...

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As the title states my computer froze. It has frozen two times within 3 or 4 hours now, and on the last restart i had a BSOD straight after entering my password and logging into windows(Did not get the desktop).
After another restart I've had no problems. Did a scan with Microsoft Security Essentials which was clean.

The freezes started randomly while watching youtube videos, I've had no problems with this in the past(Except for Flash player crashing a few times).

I've included a zip file from the SF Diagnostics Tool as instucted.

A:Computer suddenly froze, then a BSOD when restarting the computer.

Code:
BugCheck C5, {fffff810032696b0, 2, 0, fffff8000320ea4e}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+192 )

Code:
Usual causes: Device driver, Memory
This bugcheck indicates that a device driver has attempted to reference and read from a invalid memory address, my assumption is that the data which was required by the device driver wasn't available, therefore it had to be paged from the disk with a page fault, which is a illegal operation at IRQL Level 2, due to various reasons.


Code:
TRAP_FRAME: fffff880081f6710 -- (.trap 0xfffff880081f6710)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000000000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffff810032696b0
rdx=fffffa8009a086f0 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff8000320ea4e rsp=fffff880081f68a0 rbp=0000000000000000
r8=fffffa80099fa4c0 r9=fffffa8009a086e0 r10=0000000000000000
r11=0000000000000000 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na pe nc
nt!ExDeferredFreePool+0x192:
fffff800`0320ea4e 488b01 mov rax,qword ptr [rcx] ds:fffff810`032696b0=????????????????
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Run Driver Verifier to scan for any corrupted drivers which may be causing problems, this program works by running various stress tests on drivers, in order to produce a BSOD which will lo... Read more

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I have an HP Pavilion a1700n ,
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.2GHZ
3GB Ram

Today, Freshly installed Windows 7 Home Premium ( Took Hours to install this )
Went to Ninite,com to download and install softwares it is also 'extremely slow'
installing the programs.

Also on internet, clicking on links, it is dead slow to respond and on clicking the link a few times,
internet explorer shows 'Not Responding' message at the top bar

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: All installations on this computer is extremely slow

Hi try running chkdsk /r
 

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I have always kept my programme installation directories in C:\Program Files and would prefer to keep it that way. So many programmes these days default to C:\Program Files (x86). It is a pain to keep editing the location required when setting up a new machine. Is there any way to persuade new installations to default to the former?

A:Point new program installations to C:\Program Files NOT (x86)

Only on X64 windows versions you have C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\Program Files.

C:\Program Files (x86)=>for 32 bits applications
C:\Program Files=>for 64 bits applications

Why don't you like that logic?

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How do I restart windows XP without restarting my computer?

The reason I ask is I suspect that auto shut off monitor gets tired of going on then off then on again.
 

A:Restarting Windows XP without restarting computer

You can't actuall restart XP without restarting the computer. You can logoff, but that will still wake up the monitor.

If you want to turn off the monitor auto-shutoff, go to your control panel and open up power options.

You can get use the presentation mode to not turn off the monitor.
 

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For a while now i had a problem with my computer crashing when i play moderately computer intensive game. Games like Euro truck sim will make my computer turn off/ crash in a matter of minutes while far cry 4 cant get passed the loading screen except for the first time i played and that time it only lasted 20 mins. This power supply however works most of the time no problem. Its an 850w so power consumption shouldn't be the problem. it may be worth noting i just got a new gpu (gtx 970 used to have a 550ti). Thanks!
Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-072
 

A:Computer turning off when playing computer intensive video games.

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Hello there, I've got a problem with my computer that's been bothering me for a long time now.
If possible, I'd like any of you to help me identify the problem, and find a solution.

I've never been able to fix this problem, on what should be a perfectly fine computer, bought new in march 2008. Full spec list in the end of the post. OS is Windows XP Pro.

The problem is that the computer is either crashing completely, or forcing games to shut down when I'm playing games. What I've come to think is that my power supply can't handle the hardware that's in the computer, when all the parts are being used maximally. Here's what I'm thinking: When a game that demands the whole computer to work at maximum capacity is running, the power supply will attempt to deliver the power all the hardware parts need to function properly at full speed. 'Say the computer actually need a 550w power supply to function properly, but the power supply i have only works at 500w, it will actually try to deliver 550w, ultimately causing it to "overheat", and force itself to reboot as a means of getting cooled down or simply slowing down to work at normal capacity - instead of keeping on working at more than 100% capacity over a longer period of time, which would end up destroying the power supply altogether. The crashes rarely occur when I do anything other than playing demanding games, basically any game that's got high hardwar... Read more

A:Need help identifying computer problem. Computer keeps crashing when playing games

New Computer

Yeah, build a new computer and put the drive in the new computer.
 

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first off, here are my specsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5200M2N-e Asus motherboard2 gigs (1gig x2) Corsair dual channel ramNvidia Geforce 7900 GS 256mb PCI-EWhen I first built my computer and loaded windows, it worked super fast. Now, its slower then my older computer, which I thought was impossible. I mean...This is pathetic. I unistalled AVG cause there was a process running that is supposed to be a Trojan, and a program said AVG was running it. So, I deleted it, was prompted to restart, so I did. It took literally 10 minutes to shut down and restart. At worst, my old computer took 5 minutes. (P4 2.8, 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800). So, how do I fix this? I have a theory its Microsoft forcing people to upgrade by putting out crappy updates. I mean, for my card, the newest driver is dated the beginning of last year...They come out with a new one but its Vista only. Woo...idiots. So basically it started about 3 days ago, aprox. 4 days after this computer was built. I was playing Battlefield 1942, it froze. I tried 5 times, it froze in different spots at different times. I reinstalled. Same thing. Oblivion goes for about 30 minutes then crashes to the desktop. I then hit the window to maximize again, and it freezes. This has happened everytime as well. I also did older games, same thing, but done differently. Battlefield was the only one that froze the entire computer to where i had to manually shut it off.Then today I randomly check my processes, and theres 2 runn... Read more

A:I Need Help...slow Computer, Freezing Games, On A Fast Computer...(possible Trojan)

The first thing which strikes me is that you have 2 anti-virus applications on your computer ( Zone Alarm security suite and AVG Free) Having two anti virus applications running on your PC can give conflicts so I suggest you uninstall one.For the antispyware applications do you have all real time protection enabled?..I first would try Microsoft online test and see what comes up. The freezing can also indicate faulty memory, there for run a Memtest to rule that out.

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Hey I've got a problem with my computer and i cant figure out what it is exactly so i dont know where to start on fixing this.
Basicly when im playing a high powered game i.e World of Warcraft its crashing quite often turning the window into a black screen and then crashing my computer, as if its something to do with my graphics or spec not able to run it.
I cracked my computer screen a few months ago and lately got it fixed and since then this problem started to apear, i've never had a problem with this before then, I thought it may possibly be from getting a new screen i might need to reinstall my graphics drivers which i moved onto doing and it still didnt help my problem
I've got 3.00 GB of RAM
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz
My 2 graphics cards are ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870

So its more then enough for world of warcraft or most other high spec games
It would be greatly Appriciated for your help.
 

A:Need help identifying computer problem. Computer keeps crashing when playing games

Usual cause of this problem is overheating and/or weak power supply.
 

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Hi there, I'm brand new here, but I already have a question lol.

The main question is in the topic title - how can i change computer name in winXP platform without restarting or logooff
system or windows?

Thank b4 :)

A:how can i change computer name without restarting computer?

Hello Mbah_dk

I don`t think you can do it without a reboot

Right click My Computer/Properties/Computer Name Tab
Click Change at the bottom
OK
Then you have to reboot

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Hey all
When installing a program that does not natively support the x64 architecture under a x64 system, does it install differently?
In other words
If I was to install vista 64 for dual boot with xp 86, would I be able to run programs installed under vista in xp? (i have a similar setup now, except with vista 86)
Thanks all!
~lag
ps: brownie point to anyone who can tell me if in the end it was decided that it violates the license to dual boot vista 86 and 64
 

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This is a new one on me, folks. Been running Windows XP Pro on both my LAN connected PC's for about a month now; very pleasant so far. Just about every tweak I performed thus far on one of the systems, I have performed on both.

All of a sudden (in the last 2 days or so), any time I install ANY software program of any kind whatsover (from SiSoft Sandra Pro to Winternals Admin Pak) on the "primary" system it (the install process) just seems to slow down and then stagnate. Usually, the initial greeting will come up and the "InstallShield" routine begins along with the vendor's splash screen -- then NOTHING -- except for the InstallShield button on the task bar. Routinely, this condition persists for 30 minutes (or longer!!). When Windows TaskManager is invoked to glance over processes, there is never a "not responding" error or whatnot; rather, the installation simply indicates "running" -- just as any other NORMAL program would.

When this phenomenom first began, I repeatedly aborted installations thinking they actually were "not responding". But I have found that, if I just simply go away and ignore this utter and inexplicable stagnation -- returning 30 minutes or so later -- the installation will have completed just fine and the associated program functioning perfectly..

In every other respect, howver, this particular PC is performing excellently --- with absolutely NO sluggishness (I keep both lean & clean) w... Read more

A:Very SLOW Program Installations

I have not seen this, but try doing a repair by opening up a command prompt and typing in sfc /scannow

This will check the system files to see if there are any damaged. Keep your XP disk handy, as it may ask for it.
 

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Hi there
My laptop is a acer aspire 1640z. I re-installed the xp because I was having problems. I found something, everytime I install a program/application from a disc, after restarting the system the mouse and the keyword don't respond properly and the cpu usge is very high, more than 90%
 

A:why when I install a program in my computer from a disc the computer start to slow do

What program ? What disc ?
 

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I need help solving this BSOD problem. I have installed recent drivers and I thought everything was resolved but has failed unfortunately.

I have....
Windows 7 64-Bit
Full Retain Version
My hardware is about 3 years old besides my HDD that I recently purchased a week ago
And I have reinstalled the os

Intel Quad Core @ 2.33 GHZ
4GB Ram
NVIDIA 450 GTX

Thank you in advance.

A:Random BSOD during games and installations, error 0x0000001E

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Thecomposer132


I need help solving this BSOD problem. I have installed recent drivers and I thought everything was resolved but has failed unfortunately.

I have....
Windows 7 64-Bit
Full Retain Version
My hardware is about 3 years old besides my HDD that I recently purchased a week ago
And I have reinstalled the os

Intel Quad Core @ 2.33 GHZ
4GB Ram
NVIDIA 450 GTX

Thank you in advance.



First two things that jump out
Asacpi.sys

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known bsod cause.





Quote:
Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (notbefore).



Old drivers

Code:
ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 9:30:36 PM fffff880`04486000 fffff880`0448e000 0x00008000 0x42476c4c
Lycosa.sys 1/18/2008 3:51:42 AM fffff880`05a2a000 fffff880`05a2e980 0x00004980 0x4790689e
fsvista.sys 3/18/2008 1:37:07 AM fffff880`02dc0000 fffff880`02dc... Read more

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I constantly get tabbed out of games and after a couple years of this and many google attempts later, I found a program called Window Focus Tracker that lets me see what window currently has focus. I found that every time something got minimized there was a Winrar self-extracting silent installer running and the process ID is different each time. The PID does not correspond to any processes I can see under Windows Task Manager either otherwise I would have just disabled that program. How can I disable these or just make Windows not minimize my games anymore? I don't have Winrar installed, by the way and it's not a virus, I've checked. I've attached my pc specs from speccy. 
 
Mod Edit:  Removed unrequested attachment reflecting license data - Hamluis.

A:Games Keep Minimizing Because of Self-Extracting Silent Winrar Installations

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

Ok most of my games are freezing up during gameplay such as Everquest freezes up for no reason or same for Guild Wars. I think its something wrong with my computer (but no sure the problem) or it might be something wrong with the graphic card. I can telll the difference between lag of a game and the game just freezing up for no apparent reason.

If you need me to say what kind of computer i have or what graphic card i currently have, please say so.

If there is a program that i need to download to help fix this problem, i trust you guys seeing as you know more than i do.

Can you guys please help me out?
 

A:Computer Games freezing up (think its a computer problem)

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Windows 7
I have a problem with my PC and cannot figure out where the issue is. It very well may be I numerous things that I need help with. First of all, I cannot install updates from the Windows Update site. When I try, I receive two error codes: 57A & 643. Second, I cannot install Microsoft Windows Live Essentials. When I try, I get the error code 0x80070643. Third, I cannot install Microsoft Security Essentials. When I try I get this error code, 0x8007064C.
I feel all of these are tied together in some way. I have run the Microsoft Malicious Software removal tool and it found nothing. I have run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and they found nothing.
(Both of these programs have since been removed to install MS Security Essentials.) Right now, I have no anti-virus program installed. Avast has been removed. I'm just not sure where to turn from here. There are pages and pages of "remedies" for these error codes online, however some of them are similar, some are completely different. I don't know what to try and what's going to screw up my system even worse.
 

A:Major problem with program installations

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Every time I try to install a program, an error message along the lines of "Another installation in progress. Please finish that installation before continuing" appears. This is despite no other installations actually going on, confirmed by nothing else running on the task manaager.

Ideas on how to resolve this?

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I recently attempted to install Steam on my computer, only to have a strange program request my user ID and login information - this has never happened before when I installed Steam. When I went to the control panel, and clicked "uninstall a program", the list of programs closed itself after a few seconds, and still kept closing after multiple attempts. Firefox and IE browser windows also close after opening them. Attached is a screenshot of the program icon in the taskbar, and its login prompt - is this malware?

A:Unidentifiable program blocking installations?

Sure acts like it. What type of security programs do you have that you could run?

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I was going to uninstall win pro sp3  and install win 8 until i had a lot posts about this on a topic which I sttarted on this forum. The majority of these posts were from people who have had bad experiences with win 8 so I have decided on win 7.
 
I've never installed a new operating system and I would like to know what I can do about all my current programs, of which there are a lot. I assume I can't just tranfer them to win 7 so I would be very grateful if someone could give me the procedure I should follow..My folders and files which are on one hard drive are also large - at present 230GB.
 
Any other advice which you consider appropriate would also be very welcome.

A:Program files and new system installations

Joe, me again.  I'm going to watch your post.  I have an XP pro SP3 and feel there's not a lot going for it since it apparently can't be upgraded or changed or relied on after April 8, 2014.  Hopefully you'll find out a lot more for all of us. 

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Could anyone help me with this? I'll experience random, what seems to feel like, lag spikes, which aren't actually lag spikes while playing games. I'd be playing in offline mode against the computer and I'd have smooth gameplay for minutes before hitting this "lag spike" which would last minutes before it goes back to normal gameplay for a few minutes and then back to a lag spike, and this cycle would continue. This is for games that are extremely below my computer specs as well, so far, this has occurred with TF2 and alien swarm. my drivers are all updated, is this perhaps a software problem since problems with playing games only occurred once i went from windows XP to windows Vista months ago.
 

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Hi. As we all know, some program installations give you the option of actually choosing the folder in which the program files are extracted to. However, there are some which do not give you that option. Is there any way for me to configure my OS (winxp pro) so that all of my software is extracted to my F: instead of my C:?The problem is that my F: is much bigger, and would like to have all of my programs stored there. Thanks!
 

A:designate program installations to bigger drive

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Hi,
 
I have been a lurker of this forum for a while, but have now encountered an issue, so I decided to sign up for an account and ask.
 
I have an issue regarding permissions somewhere, but I never really encounter the issue until it comes to installing programs. I've had the issue for around 2 months but finally it has started to be a real issue. The only solution I've found is to enable the by-default disabled Administrator account and install them there, and this is successful most the time, however sometimes I require program installations on my main user(which is also administrator, but stuff doesn't work for whatever reason).
 
My setup is slightly different in the way that I have an SSD for Windows, and a 2TB data drive for programs, games and documents etc.
 
I do not believe malware is the issue.
 
My most recent encounter of the issue can be seen on the Games for Windows installation: http://i.imgur.com/QM2P0PE.png - This has prevented a game from running, and installing from the Administrator account doesn't allow the program to start on my main user account because "some windows components are missing or disabled" - I also couldn't fix that problem as a workaround. The program ran fine on the Administrator account.
 
If anymore information is required, please let me know.
 
Thanks in advance.

A:Most program installations are failing with "Access is denied."

Hi Stannaz, welcome to BleepingComputer May I ask you to do something simple for me? Are you able to create a new user account that is Admin, log into it and see if you can proceed to installations from there? To me it sounds like your current userprofile is corrupted and lost it's Admin Rights.

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I installed windows 7 on my SSD. Besides a few games, I want all other program installs to go to my HDD. For instance, my internet security and all driver/utilities that are on CD's that came with the hardware. These programs/drivers/utilities do not give me any option to install to my HDD (E drive) and automatically install to my C drive. Is there any way I can do what I want?

Thanks.

A:How to change default installations of any program to another drive?

.you will run into registry issue/trouble, this very long topic i check if there is how-to on this forum but suffice to say it not as easy as ctrl-c && ctrl-v a folder to new location and make shortcut :[ i wish it were trust nobodyspecial :[ i sorry i no add anything useful to this answer but a warning to the person asking but it may save you headache

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I was using my microsoft office word program, and it all of a sudden went funky, like short circuiting out, then a blue screen popped up saying that the program I was using was bad and causing my computer to crash, so my computer was shutting down before it crashed. Then it shut down and came back up asking if I wanted to go back to a restored or previous thing, something like that, (a restore point), and it said it would probably turn off and on several times through out and could take several minutes, then the computer turned off and back on and the screen would not turn on... I have a dell all in one computer, so I do not have a separate tower from my monitor. What happened? How can I fix this? Any one out there have any ideas? I was not even on the internet at the time.
 

A:Got a bad program, shutting down computer before computer crashes... help

When you first turn it on, can you see the Dell logo?  If so, does it show the Windows logo after that?
Do you recall details of what the blue screen said?
 
If you can see the Dell logo, then try these free, bootable diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
You can press F12 to get to the boot menu in order to boot from the CD/DVD drive.

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