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Q: Hardware problem?

i'm using an athlon cpu with a jetway board and recently my pc just shuts down and restarts when im using it. no matter waht application i've been using sometimes after 10+ mins or less. then i tried to remove all hardwares and inserted it again. at first it works it doesnt restart but when i use games such as nba and nsfu after several mins it shuts down and restarts. so i cant play games so i tried to format my disk but after formatting i cant reinstall xp my pc works to slow as if it was an pentium1 with 8mb of ram. it takes too long to go to the windows setup. it reads data too slow. what could be wrong? need your help pls thanks

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Preferred Solution: Hardware problem?

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A: Hardware problem?

you need to clean the harddrive out good, FDisk is preferred, but ask more people on this site and they may know of some good programs to clear it out.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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i have put together a new pc put of these parts

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

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

thanks in advance for any help
 

A:Problem with my hardware hardware please help

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

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

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

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Good afternoon Tech Immortals,

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

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.1GHz

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

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT pci-e

MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard

The problems:

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

-Kai
 

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

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

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

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

Bump

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

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

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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

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

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

A:printer problem? software problem? hardware problem?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you install the motherboard and AGP drivers?
 

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

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

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

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

A:Unknown hardware problem (possible software problem)

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

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

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

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

A:Infected? Hardware problem? Software problem?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Hardware Problem.

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

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hello,

I've got a problem with my computer

this are the specs:

motherboard: MSI B85-G41 Gaming

Power supply: 650 watt

OS: Windows 8

ram: 12gb

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 @3.40 @3.40 GHz

Type of bits: x64


now is my problem,
everytime i place my video card, my computer doesnt want to start up, it doesnt even gets past the BIOS mode..
the strange thing is: when i remove it, and change a setting in the bios (becauze able to get into there when removed card) and i place the card back, it starts,

but when i get into my windows desktop screen, and i go to device management

it seems not to recoqnize my video card... it only show's me a card called: Microsoft Basic Display-adapter,
when i press to search for the newest software it says that are no new updates...

when i enter my bios with the settings changed so my card can stay in the motherboard, i get a overview of my motherboard and it DOES say that my nvidia card is installed on the motherboard (placed ).
but when i go to windows, it seems to dissapere....

when i change the settings in the bios to standard, and then try to run my computer with the card installed in my motherboard,
it seems not to even want to start my whole system.... *black screen*

can anyone help me please?.... been stuck with this for 3 days now, and no one knows an answer...

A:hardware problem

Once you get the GPU installed and your system recognizes it, you have to download the driver from Nvida or off the DVD that came with the GPU.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Hello, my computer was working fine over the weekend, i moved my computer back to another area of the house, it was working fine until now, whenever i start it up, i can hear it running, but no display on the monitor and it keeps making this kind of long beeping sound, then it stops, repeats forever... i don't know what caused this or how to fix this, this computer is kind of old, i play all my old games on it. (bought in 2004) It is running windows xp professional, and 512MB of ram, can anyone help me please? i have snapshots of my computer if you would like me to upload. Thanks.
 

A:possible hardware problem?

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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

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

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

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

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

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with the following specs:

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

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

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

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Hello everybody ,

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

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

Everything worked well to six months .

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

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

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

A:Hardware problem ?

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

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

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

A:could this be a hardware problem?

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i posted this in the windows xp section and got a reply that the problem might be hardware related. here is the original post:

ok i need to post this quick before my computer restarts again because this is the third time i've tried. i recently installed a new motherboard after my old one died on me. ever since i reformatted and reinstalled windows xp pro programs i am running have had errors and needed to close for no apparent reason, including windows explorer. i have all the windows updates, adaware and spybot are clean, i cant finish a virus scan without it restarting but i reformatted yesterday and stuff so i doubt its a virus. my system configuration is listed below. any ideas?Click to expand...

any idea of what it could be?
 

A:possible hardware problem?

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My original problem was that, one day I came back to my comp from sleep and it had shut itself down. I restarted, and after maybe 10 seconds, mouse and keyboard both would freeze. Same thing in safe mode, VGA and all of the options on F8. Took it to a tech and he reinstalled Windows XP using some disc he had and not the Acer eRecovery. After that it worked in safe mode but still froze on normal bootup. The mouse would skip around, then freeze altogether, and the keyboard wouldn't work. Took it back to the tech, who told me he couldn't get it to freeze.

When I got it home it worked, but it appeared to have some crappy resolution set on it, and I thought he may have ust put it on some basic resolution to "fix" the problem hoping I wouldn't notice. I got the driver, downloaded it, and it began to freeze up again. Therefore I did a reformat through eRecovery, and it loaded up to the screen that's all "Hey dude you got a new computer, let's set it up" and the MOUSE AND KEYBOARD FROZE AGAIN. You have to hold in the power button to reset it. Won't load at all in safe mode and tells me to "run setup again." I ran the reformat several times with the same result.

My specs are below, the only difference is that I have twice as much RAM as what's listed because we upgraded it. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

Acer Aspire 3000

Processor
AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ / 1.8 GHz
Chipset type
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A:Could this be a hardware problem?

First thing that jumped out at me was the fact that you upgraded ram. Does this by chance coincide with when the problems started? Take out the new ram for a while and see if that fixes the problem. It may be incompatible (or faulty) ram that is giving you the headaches.

Also, if you are able to boot your computer up, right click on ?my computer?, ?manage?, ?event viewer? (assuming you are running XP). Here you will find 3 categories and a list of each. Your system reports any errors it encounters here. You want to search in all three categories and look for any details with a red symbol by them. Yellow are also significant, but red ones are the ones to research first.

To research them, the best way is to look inside the details provided. There is a link in there that tells you to ?click for more details?. Do it. It?ll take you to the Microsoft site with some possible causes and solutions.

If the crashes seem related to a particular piece of hardware in your system, that is your hint. Update the drivers for that hardware and see if that fixes you up. For example, if you are getting constant error reports for your internet connection, try updating your NIC (network interface card) drivers.
 

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My son has a Sony Vaio laptop that he is continually downloading music and video onto. He has up to date McAfee running on it, but apparently some critter got through. He says he scanned when he noticed problems and the scan did turn up something that was unremovable by McAfee. He did NOT note the name of the virus. By the time he reported the problem to me the computer will not boot at all. I get "Operating System not found" on a black screen with nothing else. When I attempt to boot with the XP OS disc in it, I get the blue install/repair screen, but upon trying each of those options I once again get a black screen telling me that no hard drive is detected. How big of trouble am I in?
 

A:BIG PROBLEM Could be OS OR Hardware

Please don't post all over the place. Reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t268175.html
 

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My son has a Sony Vaio laptop that he is continually downloading music and video onto. He has up to date McAfee running on it, but apparently some critter got through. He says he scanned when he noticed problems and the scan did turn up something that was unremovable by McAfee. He did NOT note the name of the virus. By the time he reported the problem to me the computer will not boot at all. I get "Operating System not found" on a black screen with nothing else. When I attempt to boot with the XP OS disc in it, I get the blue install/repair screen, but upon trying each of those options I once again get a black screen telling me that no hard drive is detected. How big of trouble am I in?
 

A:BIG PROBLEM Could be OS OR Hardware

Please don't double-post. See http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=1901985#post1901985.
 

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

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

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

A:hardware problem!

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

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Does anyone know where the Computer Builder service that Newegg offers is? I want to choose a computer and then select upgrades to specific parts of it.

I heard Newegg had one, but if they don't, does anyone know anyone who does?
 

A:I don't have a hardware problem I do need help though.

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


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

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Hello all,
the wife is having problems starting World of Warcraft on her computer. It tells her the following:
"World of Warcraft was unable to start up 3d acceleration. Please make sure directX 9.0c is installed and your video drivers are up-to-date."
So I told her to download dx9.0c and the latest Catalyst to see if that helped. and it hasn't. I'm starting to worry that when her powersupply blew last week that I either put the new on in wrong, or that it my have fried the 3D part of her video card.
Here's hopeing for an easy software side fix.
 

A:WoW 3D hardware problem.

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Since I am new, I am not available to post an image or link here. Please refer to the address above for screenshot of my CPU problem. Thanks in advance.

Does anyone know what's wrong with my CPU for such screen to appear?
I try several ways but I still can't find the solution and what's wrong with this.
I had format the computer for several times, I think the OS is definitely fine and it's hardware problem. I am seeking for help here.

Sometime the CPU work really well..
When I start my CPU, there is 10% I can run the startup smoothly and 90% the screen appears and just stop running.
One more case,if the computer run smoothly, there is possibility that the computer will restart by itself and then bluescreen happened.

Hope for suggestion and solution here.
Thanks a lot for helping ^.^
 

A:Some problem with hardware

Try tapping the F8 key as soon as you switch on and then select safe mode.

If this fails to go into safe mode try removing one of your memory sticks, if no better swap the stick to another one. If it boots OK with only one stick fitted you have found the problem.

Do you have a graphics card, if so remove the card and clean the contacts with a soft pencil rubber (up and down not from side to side) refit the card and boot up to see if there is any improvement.

If that fails and you also have onboard graphics connect the monitor to that and boot up.

Please give the details of your system, name and model number, and the version of your operating system.
 

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please forgive the noobyness of this post...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

here is a list of what my current machine consists of: (courtesy of my newegg invoices)
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A:Hardware Problem?

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Okay, so I was just browsing through the web when this black windows box kept popping up nonstop. I got really annoyed and decided to restart my computer, but when it restarted, I noticed it didn't restart properly because I saw this popup called Windows Recovery saying that my hardware has a lot of problems and that most cannot be fixed. Then my icons and programs started to disappear from my computer and alerts popping up saying something about my computer cannot scan or detect a hardware. On my desktop, all my icons are gone as if nothing existed on my computer. All my programs and everything essential to maintain my computer just disappear. Is this a bad virus or did my hardware just crashed? Really in need of help. I don't want to pay a lot to get it fix unless I really have to.

I'm using a Dell Windows XP. I'm not good with computers, so I don't know what else to provide.

A:Hardware problem

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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K, so I got done building a computer for a friend. The Specs are: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (socket 939), Chaintech VNF4 Ultra (award bios), G. Skill 1 GB (x2), Blue Orb II Heatsink fan, THermaltake 500W Powersupply, 250gb HDD, APEVIA case, I used my motherboard, cpu, and ram that i was using until about a week ago when i got upgraded parts (they worked fine). I bought new power supply, case, hard drive, and cpu fan for his computer. I put it all together and realized he didnt have a vid card like he said he did, so we managed to find 2 pci vid cards. We plugged one in and turned it on...all seemed well except that the monitor remained blank. I tried the other pci card in a pci slot and samething. I had my another friend come over and I put a geforce 7600 in pcie x16 slot, a long beep occurred, repetitively (beep, pause, beep, pause, beep, etc.) I swapped it for a geforce 8800gts...same beep. I tried multiple things including: resetting battery on mobo, reseating the ram and cpu, trying a 700W powersupply, putting mobo on cardboard, using diff HDD, etc. If i take ram out all together, theres no beep. Also, I know its not the monitor cuz i've tried it on other comp. So basically it beeps endlessly when theres a vid card in pcie x16 with no visuals, and no beep wih no visuals with pci vid card plugged in. I dont have a mobo or cpu to swap, but im thinking maybe theres something wrong with mobo or cpu? hope not. Also, I should say that when i took my heatsink fan off before building... Read more

A:Hardware Problem, Help Please!!

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Hey everyone - this is sort of a continuation from my thread in the Win2k forums, since the problem is now pointing more towards the hardware side of things.

So, some backstory: A few days ago, let's call this magical day "Tuesday", while playing a game of no specific importance, my computer locked up. I thought, well, this is odd. So, naturally, I rebooted. And quickly, my PC locked up again. This repeated for some time, before I cursed and booted into Linux. No problems there, so I assumed that I was having software issues - hence, the post in the 2k Forum.

Now, it seems that my problems are growing rapidly on that blessed machine. In Linux, my internet connection rarely functions, and when it does, the modem will have to wait through being turned on, hearing a dial tone, and listening to the operator telling me to hang up and try again before dialing. This lead me to suspect that somehow, the Modem - a USR 56.6k Internal Fax modem, forgive me for not recalling the model number specifically at this moment - is faulty. So, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver in Windows. Now, Windows can't find my PCI slot that it's plugged in. And it can't find the driver on the mainboard (PCChips M848A) CD.

So that leads me to think that the MoBo might be the problem.

Another thought that originally came to mind was my power supply - an Enermax 300W ATX EG301P-V could be going a bit shaky. That would, I would think, explain the freezing problem... Read more

A:Possible Hardware Problem

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Hi! I recently assmebled a new CPU and its been giving me trouble. I have a Intel 2.4 GHZ core 2dual proccessor on a Intel 945GCNL SND/VGA NIC Motherboard with XP Pro loaded.It started out well but then a message was displayed "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
The problem seems to be caused by the following file igxprd32
If this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps.

The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop.This usually incicates problem with the device itself or with device driver programming the hardware incorrectly.

Please check with the hardware deivice vendor for any further driver updates".
I went to the Intel website and downloaded the driver updates and tha BIOS update installed it also. It seemd to be okay for some time and then the same thing happened again. What could be done? Please Help! Thank You.
 

A:Problem with the new Hardware Help!!

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How can i test my hard disk and graphic card?

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

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

do i possibly need a new motherboard?

thanks
 

A:hardware problem, what to do?

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

A:Hardware problem

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

A:XP hardware problem

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

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Hi I just bought a whole new computer from scratch and when I try installing windows me I keep recieving an saying that there has been a serious error copying files to my hard drive. I have tried my hard drive on another machine and it worked fine.

my specs are

ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard
WesternDigital 40GB hard drive
Samsung 52x Burner
256mb of ddr memory
250watt power supply
17 inch flat panal moniter

If you guys could help I would really appreciate it.
 

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hi, i own a hp pavilion dv9000 laptop, today when i was turning it on it was making a wierd noise that it never made b4 and as soon as its about to go to the start up screen it restarts...everytime..so i tried pressing f8 or f12 but b4 safe mode or the other screens pop up it restarts, the only mode i could do was f10. The day before my dad( doesnt know anything about computers, was watching it and turned it off by pre4ssing the off button) then this morning we're having trouble turning it back on, i think it's probably a hardware problem. Can anyone help me fix this problem?

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hi, i own a hp pavilion dv9000 laptop, today when i was turning it on it was making a wierd noise that it never made b4 and as soon as its about to go to the start up screen it restarts...everytime..so i tried pressing f8 or f12 but b4 safe mode or the other screens pop up it restarts, the only mode i could do was f10. The day before my dad( doesnt know anything about computers, was watching it and turned it off by pre4ssing the off button) then this morning we're having trouble turning it back on, i think it's probably a hardware problem. Can anyone help me fix this problem?




Do you have an XP CD or can you borrow one, as you may be able to repair this problem with the recovery console. But you will need to have a CD to this unless the recovery console is installed. Do you get this option when you boot up?

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

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

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