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Computer crashes. Have reformatted and changed ram, still crashes

Q: Computer crashes. Have reformatted and changed ram, still crashes

My computer started crashing when I would try to run Norton AV . Then it started crashing when viewing pictures and videos. Took to repair shop and they could only find some spyware. I told that that everything was backed up so to just refomat. They also tested my ram and said it was fine in the testing but suggested changing it if the problem continued. It started crashing agian soon after getting it home. I replaced my ram and it still crashes. However yesterday I did get a successful virus scan.. everything looked fine with that. It is and Asus bourd, AMD 2200, Win XP with all the current windows updates. Any help would be appreciated.

I had this problem a year ago and it seemed that replaceing a ram stick fixed it. When researching that someone suggested it could be the cache on the mother board. Could that be possible?


Preferred Solution: Computer crashes. Have reformatted and changed ram, still crashes

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

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

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

A: Computer crashes. Have reformatted and changed ram, still crashes

hey dude i got a thing u can do first of all start the computer in safe mode then run your antivirus program and scan
next if there are any viruses that have been found you can then remove them
once done reboot and try scaning again but in normal mode to see if the problem has been fixed

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Hello, I'm back.

I've now got a different graphics card installed in my computer (see the file I've attached for my system information) but unfortunately this has not solved my problem.

The only problem I can find is that I've got is when I do a memory test using Check It Diagnostics, I probably didn't tell you this before, but it is still registering a memory allocation problem, which I cannot understand because I've got 2GB of RAM but I don't get any windows popping up saying my memory is low or my computer resources are used up. Is this what's causing my computer to crash randomly? Can anyone help me to sort this out? Do you need any more info (such as info from my BIOS)?


A:I changed my graphics card but my computer still crashes

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I have a TV that I've been connecting to my PC (Windows 7) via HDMI as a second monitor. Ever since I first plugged it in it's worked fine although the resolution has looked a little weird.

The weirdness got to me, so I pulled up the screen resolution settings on my computer and tried setting different resolutions. I hit "Apply" to test one and both screens began flickering and then I got a blue screen.

Now whenever I plug the TV back in to the PC, the monitor flickers, I see a warning message in the bottom right pop up (something about a driver being successfully restarted or something - sorry, hard to read while the screen is flickering), and it crashes.

I'd be totally fine getting it back to how it was before I meddled, but I just want it working again. Any thoughts? I can provide further info about the TV and such if necessary, but I'm inclined to believe this is a more generic issue.

Thank you so much!

A:Changed screen res settings to TV via HDMI, now crashes the computer.

Hi, and welcome to TSF, have you tried system restore, or system restore from safe mode, to go back to a point prior to your changes.

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I recently enoucountered an infection with my brother's PC, after he rebooted, the wallpaper had changed to ablack background with a red box in thelower right hand corner that read "Your computer is in Danger! Windows Security Center has detected spyware/adware infection! it is strongly recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent damage"

The task manager was also disabled during this time,which i fixed using a program on the net.

Furthermore, the system would automatically reboot, crashing because of a file named spooldr.sys, i removed the file and other related files but i'm not sureif the problem with this still persists.

here's a log i recieved from the computer, transfered to my laptop with a flash drive.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:08:47 AM, on 08/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
D:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
D:\Program Files\Sony\Shared Plug-Ins\Media Manager\MSSQL$SONY_MEDIAMGR\Binn\sqlservr.exe
D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
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A:Solved: Spooldy.sys crashes computer on startup, Wallpaper changed

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I don't know whether I have a malware problem, or a hard-drive-in-death-throes problem, or what. But I figured it was best to start here, so if it's not a virus I can go over to the XP forum with that ruled out.

Over the past few months my desktop has been steadily driving me nuts. First it began giving me BSODs at random intervals, anything from a day to a month apart. (Currently, about once every three weeks.) The most common error is 0x0000008E, but I've also had 0x00000019, 0x00000024, 0x1000000A, 0x0000004E (PFN_LIST_CORRUPT), 0x0000007F, 0x0000000A (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL), and 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). Usually it crashes at startup, but it has taken as much as twenty minutes. I've tried defragging the hard drive, using a registry cleaner, and replacing Sygate firewall (see below) but nothing appears to have worked.

Then Sygate starting occasionally crashing while I was online. I replaced it with PC Tools free firewall, which hasn't had any problems. (Yet...)

Somewhere in the last several months (hard to say whether it was before or after Sygate and the BSODs, it seems to have been creeping up for a while) Firefox developed an increasing tendency to hang. It reached the point where it was basically non-functional for a good quarter hour after connecting. During that time doing anything - maximising or minimising windows, accessing the start menu - took forever. Then Firefox started crashing - constantly. I worked my way through the official trou... Read more

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Hi All-

This computer has been rock stable, until
swapping out one modem for another. Now it's a crash box.

Where do I put this post? There are so many subcategories.
Hardware caused the problem; software was the manifestation,
so I don't know which place is correct.

Anyway, I finally got around to trying this new eMachines W3644 on the Internet.
But I could not connect.
It has a Simpron CPU, 1 gig Samsung memory, Hitachi Deskstar SATA HD,
built-in nVidia 6100 graphics, 300 watt PS,
Windows Xp Home, Comodo Firewall Pro, Opera ver 9.25.
Conexant RD02-D490 modem.
I added a
SoundBlaster Audigy SE card, but the Audigy is not the problem.
No problems installing the Audigy.
Several days use with the Audigy and no trouble whatever.
When I could not make an Internet
connection, I removed the Conexant modem, and installed an old
Pine FM3623, also known as the ESS 2838. Goes back about
9 years, stripped from a computer that I recycled 5 years ago.
Control Panels, Add-Remv Hdw- tossed original modem files.
Installed the Pine ESS 2838 driver, created new Internet
connect profiles, and tried to connect.
SUCCESS- I can log on..
It's slow, best I could get was 28kb's, but it DID connect.
Launch Opera bowser, visit a few webpages, and whamo--
BLUE SCREEN. Locked up as tight as Leavenworth Federal Prison.

System Restore to the rescue. Rolled back to previous situation
created just after completing driver install, but no Internet cooties.
With Comodo Firewall, the OS... Read more

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I was wondering if anyone had tried to upgrade their motherboard in a win2000 advanced server.

I have installed win2k advanced server and now I am attempting to upgrade the hardware. Basically I'm taking the harddrive out of one case and putting it in another (more powerful).
When trying to boot up I get the ol' BSOD and have to reboot. I've tried all the recoverable processes that win2k offers when pressing F8 on bootup to no avail. Does I have to use sysdif? Does anyone know how to use it?



A:{Advice Offered} - Win2k changed motherboard crashes


Here is one suggestion which might not work, and another suggest which will:

Suggestion 1:
On the old machine, Boot up Win2K, edit the registry and delete the entire ENUM key in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE tree. These are the registry connections to all your drivers for all your devices. Then shut the machine down, and move the drive. When the drive boots up, it should then try and autodetect all the equipment, and you must then give any driver it does not have. However, I do not think that is a good way to go (even if it does work).

I suggest you re-install Win2K, on the new hardware platform.

Essentially, what you are doing is this: You are lifting your house and moving it to a new plot, with a totally different foundation. Now, your house might stand for a while, but not having the right foundation for a house will mean that it will eventually fall over.

So, my suggestion is: Save your data, and re-install. That's the only way to be sure. (paraphrasing Ellen Ripley's famous quote, "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. That's the only way to be sure." )

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

[This message has been edited by Reuel Miller (edited 08-14-2000).]

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This is so weird, see the screenshot.

This happened after booting up my pc today (running XP Pro SP3).

I had a malware infection days ago and removed it almost completely (apart from random tabs popping up in Firefox).

Last night I ran O&O Defrag and it finished without any problems or errors.

I shut down the pc and then this morning I hung at startup.

Safe mode hung at mup.sys and after some Googling I managed to 'fix' it by copying over the original registry (as detailed here: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q307545).

Obviously that got me back to how Windows was just after the original install in 2007.

So I restored the backup of the registry I made just days ago.

This fixed everything but gave me this really weird thing in Explorer.

Even though the names are wrong I can still click the C: drive and see all my files and folders.

I can enter any folder but the moment I double click a file it will open the file in the associated program and crash explorer at the same time.

I hope someone has a solution for this!

A:[SOLVED] Drive names within Explorer completely changed, crashes the moment you doubl

You can try and do a System Restore to an earlier time when this was not happening. You can also go to Start/Run and type CMD and hit enter. In the command prompt type chkdsk /f and hit enter. Then type a Y and reboot the computer. The Check Disk Utility will try and check any file errors.

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This is so weird, see the screenshot.This happened after booting up my pc today (running XP Pro SP3).I had a malware infection days ago and removed it almost completely (apart from random tabs popping up in Firefox).Last night I ran O&O Defrag and it finished without any problems or errors.I shut down the pc and then this morning I hung at startup.Safe mode hung at mup.sys and after some Googling I managed to 'fix' it by copying over the original registry (as detailed here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...;en-us;Q307545).Obviously that got me back to how Windows was just after the original install in 2007.So I restored the backup of the registry I made just days ago.This fixed everything but gave me this really weird thing in Explorer.Even though the names are wrong I can still click the C: drive and see all my files and folders.I can enter any folder but the moment I double click a file it will open the file in the associated program and crash explorer at the same time.I hope someone has a solution for this!Now

A:Drive names within Explorer completely changed, crashes the moment you double click any file.

The issue has been resolved.

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My windows explorer crashes and restarts every time I perform some action (e.g., opening a file, moving a file, saving a file). I get the standard "windows explorer encountered a problem and needs to shut down; sorry for the inconvenience" message. In addition, trying to attach a file (mostly word documents) crashes the web browser - IE and firefox simply close, chrome gives an error message "plug-in crash - shockwave flash" and becomes unresponsive.

I very much appreciate your help.

DDS.txt log:

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Uriel at 17:33:34.10 on Wed 12/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.94 [GMT 2:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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A:Windows explorer crashes constantly, browser crashes upon attaching files to emails

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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Thanks for listening, as my user name reflects I am now into stuff I'm ignorant about.


Had this computer a little over a year, I7 with 16gb of memory, windows 7 ultimate. etc

About a month ago, started seeing BSOD's. The BSOD would normally reflect "Memory Management" as the cause.Then the browsers started crashing, tried chrome, firefox and IE. Have removed and re installed all of them. I continue to received "windows has recovered" screens.

Was reading this thread, attempted the memory test via CD, it ran for several hours (actually alowed it to run all night. When I went to bed it was on test 8, the errors were moving from 0 to 32767. I got up this morning, same numbers, same test #. Seemed like it was stuck on that run even though the error numbers were still changing.

I have down loaded and ran who crashed. It's conclusion is :

12 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:


If no updates for these drivers are available, try searching with Google on the names of these drivers in combination the errors that have been reported for these drivers and include the... Read more

A:Browser crashes, windows crashes, memory test won't complete, BSOD

If Memtest86+ is showing up errors, then there are hardware issues present. It's just discerning what hardware is bad. Initial suspect obviously is memory, but the unusual case makes it think it's some logic error like some CPU failure or something. It's also possible that when burning it to CD that the Memtest itself got corrupted somehow (i.e. bad burn).

16 GB is a lot of memory on a consumer motherboard. There is the possibility that while your motherboard can handle 16GB of memory, that 16GB of the actual memory model that you're using may not be supported. Certain configurations of memory can have problematic issues. So while the memory sticks themselves may not be bad, the actual 16GB setup of them may break things.

Have you tested system stability with reduced amount of RAM, like 1/2 sticks of RAM, as well as running Memtest on a couple passes for each separate stick?

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I'll keep this short and sweet because I know how busy you guys are.
I built a gaming computer from scratch, there were a lot of problems even getting it working initially this time, as compared to the last one I built that I had zero problems with ever.
I am getting a lot of BSOD's, games freeze and crash, movies freeze and crash, and streaming does too. In addition, I am getting an error occasionally with the GPU that tells me it has timed out and reset the GPU. I used the windows recommended fix for this and set the response timeout time to 8 seconds, since I have done so I have only seen this problem once. I was wondering if I had too little power for my system, but I have seen threads with similar problems that have plenty of power. I followed the instructions to the best of my ability, and you should find all of the information you have asked for below. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything else you may need. I truly appreciate what you guys are doing here for so many people.

· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ? Windows 7 Ultimate· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64· What was original installed OS on system? W7 Ultimate x64· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Purchased auth key, downloaded and mounted files to flash drive for install· Age of system (hardware) less than 6 months, components purchased separately... Read more

A:custom build, gaming, BSOD, game crashes, streaming crashes

IMO, the suggested fixes for the TDR timeout of the video card only conceals the problem - it doesn't fix it.If the card is timing out, then fixing the cause of the timeout is preferable (IMO) to just lengthening the timeout. Unfortunately it appears that the system has pirated software.Please get a legitimate copy installed and we'll be glad to help.Here's suggestions on how to ensure that your version is legitimate:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/genuinePlease be aware that we may not be able to fix it (as the hacks that were done to activate it will cause the OS to behave differently than we expect it to). If that's the case, our efforts to help may just waste your time. Secondly, the forum rules prohibit assisting with pirated software - so the topic would be closed if that is the case.As a courtesy, I will offer an analysis of your issues using the reports you provided.I will not answer any questions about the analysis until the system is made legitimate.If you do make it legitimate, please submit a new set of reports for us to check.Just FYI, sometimes the owner won't know about this.  So here's 2 scenarios that might ring a bell:- if they had a "friend" help with the computer - and the "friend" installed a pirated copy.- or they used a copy that they had from another OEM computer.  The OEM license is tied to the hardware that it came from - so you can't just use it on another system (that means that it's pirated).And here's the analysis... Read more

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this is the log i did with hijackthis! Please advice
and also my download speed varies when i check it on the online speed-o-meter, is there like a downloader or trojan of some sort?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:05 PM, on 8/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S30RP1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\GamerOSD\GamerOSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Com... Read more

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? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
? x64
? System age: ~1 year
? OS Age: About 6mo

? CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.4Ghz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 6670
? MotherBoard - ASUS m4n68t-m
? Power Supply - 650W (I think, I can't seem to find any information on it)

? System Manufacturer: Cyberpower

I'm not entirely sure what is going on. I thought I fixed the BSOD problem a few months ago but my computer has been crashing recently. Let me know if I did anything wrong with the report!

Thanks for all of your help!

Here is the latest crashes error:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 109
BCP1: A3A039D899BFB970
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 727A71B88106E0B1
BCP4: 0000000000000101
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD Multiple crashes, thought the problem was fixed, but now my system crashes again

Turn on Driver Verifier. Select all checks except Force Pending I/O Requests, Low Resource Sim, and IRP Logging. Restart afterwards. Provide us any new crashdumps.

Note that the latest crashdump can occur commonly from RAM issues. You should run at least 7 passes of Memtest86+.

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Hello everyone. This morning I turned my computer on to find that Explorer.exe had crashed. I attempted restarting explorer.exe but every time it attempted to restart it would just crash.


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7601.17567
Application Timestamp: 4d672ee4
Fault Module Name: comctl32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.10.7601.17514
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ce7c45b
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000010343c
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7788
Additional Information 2: 7788129339cffbb182e4c538402e9d22
Additional Information 3: 44dd
Additional Information 4: 44dde8a5ebcc1fd558b2464fa8226f18

I have already begun a System Scan using sfc /scannow in Command Prompt...which just finished upon writing this up an Windows didn't find any "integrity violations"

I have NOT installed the latest Windows Updates only because I haven't gotten around to doing it. I have also read on other forums that Microsoft Security Essentials seems to be the culprit but I wanted to come here to verify that with you guys before I start messing with Windows essential applications.

What I will do in the meantime while waiting for an answer here is run a chkdsk and a virus scan(AVG).

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Rebooted my computer and Explorer.exe now runs fine. The problem I'm going to run with is intermittent but... Read more

A:Explorer.exe Crashes, attempts restart, crashes again. Details Inside

Are you running both AVG and MSE? If so, remove one or the other. Having two security programs that accomplish essentially the same tasks can cause conflicts due to them accessing the same system files or system resources simultaneously. It is possible this is the behavior that is causing your explorer.exe issue.

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Win XP sp3. Google chrome occasionally crashes and so does shockwave flash. Sometimes get windows blue screens. During scan Malwarebytes found 2 infected files and then immediately crashed, then computer automatically restarted.
DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by A at 18:26:48 on 2011-08-11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.458 [GMT 3:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
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A:Malware bytes crashes during scan, Chrome browser crashes

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M83, with 2 DP monitors.  Video goes blank multiple times an hour, 5 second blank screen then recovery with error about driver.  Updated Bios to current.  All drivers updated, swapped out with known good: Monitors,Cables,Memory,ReimageMB (GPU)No change.  Put in multiple tickets, mostly suggested Video drivers.  They finally ended up replacing MB which I thought would resolve issue, but it didn't. I finally swapped out the Procesor with one from a know good machine of the same model and manfacturing date.  Issue was resolved on original machine and the other machine started to have the original issue.  Swapped processors back to original machines and put in new ticket to have processor replaced.  We'll see how Lenovo responds to that. Anyone else ever have Video issues caused by processor?

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Hi, I fear that my PC has become posessed by a 'PC SPRITE' or 'Computer Gnome'. This is now my fourth attempt to post this topic.Every time that I restart my system I will have from one to five generic hosts to crash. Internet Explorer has been freezing up and not responding. This has been happening fairly often. Sometimes only two or three times a day, but at other times it happens with every IE that is opened within just a few minutes.So far I have run Microsoft AntiSpy, Ad-Aware SE, and Spybot Search & Destroy. All have came back clean. I have ran ewido, avast!, and Fix-It Utilities 5 anti Virus scans. All have came back clean.I ran Trend Micro's online scanned. It came back clean. I ran TrojanHunter. It came back clean. I ran CWShredder. It found and fixed > CWS.MSConfig < however, that little bugger has reapeared and been fixed twice more since then. It just keeps reapearing on it's own, so I'm not sure if I have actually killed it off or not.Something weired is happening with my sounds too. All of the system sounds have stopped working. I use an internet dictionary that has a pronunciation feature and it's sounds will work from time to time.All of the above is on an administrative account. There is one limited account on my PC, and when I signed onto it I pulled up Henery's severe weather video, It had sound! Not so on the admin account.I also use the internet answering service CallWave, and I have been unable to retrive any of my messages online. Ever... Read more

A:Constant Ie Crashes, Generic Host Crashes,& Pc Restarting It's Self!

I dont see anything harmful here. Have you tried reinstalling your sound card drivers?

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Hello all,

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

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

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

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Okay, so I got this new computer (about 2 years ago LOL) but it crashed everytime I started it. So, I gave it to my kids... now I'm finally around to trying to fix it. It has Vista Home Premium. I've run all the updates. When It comes back on (in safe mode) it asks if I want to see why it crashed. It always comes back telling me I need to update my BIOS. So, I check the version... and it is up to date (I did actually DO the update once). It still crashes. I can't make a backup disk in safe mode from my partitioned portion of the hard drive. When I tried making the backup NOT in safe mode... yes, you guessed it... the system crashed. Someone please help me.

My son has Vista on his computer. Can I make a bootable recovery disk from his partioned portion on his hard drive? If so, how do I find my Windows Vista serial number?

I hope someone can please help me. I'll be patient... I've waited this long, what's a bit longer

Thanks All!!

A:Vista Crashes;can't make backup disk b4 it crashes: HELP!!

maybe this can be of some use http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

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Hey guys, I'm going on my 10th hour of trouble shooting here.

Started my PC this morning, went and opened Steam, then windows explorer crashed without a message (Task bar disappeared) and locked up my whole PC for about 5 seconds before the BSOD. Rebooted to install "WhoCrashed" to read the minidump. During this process, I went through about 6 other crashes of the same nature. It doesn't seem to be dependent on load, however, because it'll happen just sitting idle on the desktop too.

On the most recent crash, I noticed that around the same time explorer crashed, my Razer keyboard and mouse both died out, leaving me no control.

I just got a new graphics card (NVIDEA Geforce GTX 960 4GB) 2 weeks ago and it was all fine up until now, so I'm not sure if it's related. We put in a Coolermaster CPU cooler at the same time, new thermal paste, etc. and all temperatures are normal (about 90 degrees F, same as always). None of my temps are off from what they've been for the last 2 years, and I don't think I've ever had a BSOD on this custom PC.

Updated NVIDEA drivers from safe mode, started looking into Motherboard updates, but not applying any because I can't even tell what I have already. Everything is fine and dandy in safe mode.

So, please, for the love of all things holy, someone help me out here... I'm good with PC's but I'm at my witt's end here. Attached you should find the proper log and an image from Speccy. Had to take it with my phone beca... Read more

A:Windows Explorer crashes, no message, then everything crashes randomly

the dump point to wininit.exe, the windows startup process, the crash was caused by the termination of a critical system thread or process which means that somehowwinint.exe was terminated and crashed your computer, all we have to do now is work out why and how the process was terminated, if it didn't happen untill you installed the graphics card it could be thaat it is doing something that is affecting wininit.exe

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This happened recently after my sister downloaded something from the internet, and when I opened the folder to transfer it to her flash drive, a notification popped up telling me that, "Windows Explorer has crashed," and then it restarts (not the computer, just explorer. It sort of "refreshes" the desktop), then loads, and then crashes again.

I can still use my laptop normally from adjacent accounts, and when I tried deleting the file (the source of all of this, I'm assuming) it says that I need the permission of my main account, even though this account that I am currently using is also and administrator.

Can someone give me a little help? If there is none to be found I can use this side account for a while until something can be done, but it is incredibly inconvenient.

I am using Windows 7 currently.

A:Windows Explorer crashes, restarts, then crashes again

The computer is probably infected with a virus or other malware. Post this in the Virus and Malware Removal forum:

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Im confused, but I will describe this best I can:

explorer.exe crashes when viewing folders or anything built on explorer.exe (I guess) at exactly 11 seconds in on them. It also randomly crashes every couple hours. Im extremely confused by all this and wondering if anyone knows what is going on.

Thanks to anyone who helps or attempts to do so.

A:XP SP2: explorer.exe randomly crashes and always crashes when in folders

Have you done any recent updates or installed any new software to the computer?

Also, I would suggest downloading HiJackThis! and then including the log file in a post so that it can be looked at by one of the qualified agents here in order to help you out. Also you might try downloading and installing MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware and running it. I have found that program to be quite helpful in identifying potential OS issues.

If you are getting explorer.exe crashes as often as you say, then there may be more serious damage to your operating system that will potentially result in a clean reinstall.

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Hi guys,
I just joined the forums today.
My issue has to do with basically every internet browser I have and Nvidia Geforce Experience.  Whenever I open chrome and opera, both of them crash instantly.  Additionally, whenever I open firefox and edge and go to certain pages such as get.adobe.com or opera.com/download, the websites crash.  On IE, it does basically the same thing; the only difference is that I go to the webpage it generally crashes on and it says IE stopped responding, but IE is still loading the webpages and I can still add a new tab!  Also, after getting an alert yesterday from Geforce Experience that a new video card driver was available, I clicked on the alert, only to have a window pop up saying that it crashed.  I tried to open Geforce Experience again.  Crashed again.
After trying to use a system restore point from October 18, 2016 (before I had this issue) I still had this problem.  A Microsoft support rep said that it is most likely a virus.  I did have trend micro officescan installed at the time, however, but i'm guessing some viruses can get past your security.
The only change I can remember is installing MSI Afterburner.  I may have downloaded a thing or two, but only used trusted sites to download from (Cnet, Opera, sourceforge).
As a last resort, I tried to used Darik's Boot and Nuke using a USB drive that I used Universal USB Installer with to put the DBAN iso on there... Read more

A:Browser Crashes, Application Crashes in Windows 10

How to receive help diagnosing Blue Screens and Windows crashes - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic176011.html

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

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

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

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

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

Which radeon card do you have anyway?

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

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When i go on Amazon, on many of the pages except for the Amazon home page, particularly item listings, I get this error message from Internet Explorer:"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"IE error msgAnd at nearly same time, I get an error message saying"TrueVector Service stopped working and was closed"TrueVector Errorand then my TrueVector Service (ZoneAlarm Security Suite) restarts.This started over a few weeks ago when a friend of mine sent me links to several items on Amazon to show me. The problem started from the very first links. I have had no problems of this kind before that dayAny help would be greatly appreciated.Below is my DDS.txt logDDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Thao at 18:37:54.70 on Tue 05/12/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3062.1520 [GMT -7:00]AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system3... Read more

A:IE "crashes" on Amazon, then TrueVector (ZoneAlarm) crashes right after

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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This BSOD has been going on for some time and I finally found this forum. I'm suspecting it is RAM, but I want to be sure before doing the 'shotgun' approach.

I'm hoping someone can help me and I have the downloaded the SF Diagnostic tool and I've uploaded the ZIP folder to this thread.

Thank you,

A:3 crashes in one night and numerous crashes other days

Hi ibradh.

Update your ATI/AMD display driver to the latest WHQL.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.

During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

Update relatek network driver from Realtek. Get the Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program dated 2013/11/26.

Update NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter driver from Welcome to NETGEAR Support.

When an old computer crashes during games (BF4) we need to know the following information:

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Let us know the results.

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HI there i have noticed recently that i have been getting odd explorer.exe restarts whenever i go to Control Panel-System & Security-Windows Update. After clicking windows update explorer will say it needs to restart and go ahead and restart itself. The problem is that it is completely random when it happens. I can't reproduce it 100% of the time. I thought it might be a memory problem but i ran memtest for 13 hours and no errors came up. I ran a chkdsk and sfc /scannow and both also returned no errors. I have disabled all non-microsoft shell extentions as well and that still hasn't stopped the issue. It doesn't bluescreen or even cause any other issues from what i can tell and i can continue using everything afterwards just fine and even go into the Windows Update without it crashing. It only seems to get messed up after a reboot. I also haven't been able to install any Windows SDK to check the dmp file myself.

Now a new problem i have been having is with the Witcher 2. During cutscenes the computer will lock up and my monitor will return "No Display" but my computer will remain on. I can't ctrl+alt+del or do anything. I thought it might be my temps but my gpu was registering 71c and my cpu was registering 42c. I have to hard reset everytime.

These are the errors i get in eventviewer when explorer crashes.

Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
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A:Crashes while playing Witcher 2 and other explorer.exe crashes.

Hello Ether and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Analyse

Graphics & Troubleshooting

Your Nvidia driver was pointed. To make a clean install of the driver and avoid left-over files proceed to the steps below. If you're having any questions regarding it just ask.

i) Make your way to Nvidia Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
ii) Uninstall the Graphic driver you currently have and all its extensions (do not reboot yet)
iii) Download Driver Sweeper
iv) Get to safe mode (without network) and search for Driver Sweeper in your
v) Select all the Nvidia components and analyse them
vi) Clean them, head into Windows without internet and download the driver


There's also some pointers to your Direct-X files. Option one is that it could be the Direct-X files. Option two is that it could be a part of the Windows system files, as Direct-X is a part of that. To be one the safe side, update your Direct-X files.

Download: DirectX End-User Runtime - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Other tips and tricks
Stop any type of overclocking.
Blow the Graphic Card fans.
Make sure that no hidden overclocking feature is on.
Download Speccy and make sure that temperatures are stable.
Make sure that the games you're playing has the latest updates and look for Q&A's, fixes and compatibilities.

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa800b227010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery con... Read more

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Ehhh hell ! :- )


I bought new GPU. Titan X. Plug it in. Hell begun. Crash after crash nightmare. Anyway 6 months down the line I tried

2x CPu
2x Mobo
2x PSu
3x GPu

And errors still happen...

So here are some of errors... any hints as to what is wrong? :- )

The program VREDPro.exe version stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
Process ID: 3d9c
Start Time: 01d1383392215cbf
Termination Time: 1237
Application Path: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\VREDPro-8.04\bin\WIN64\VREDPro.exe
Report Id: 7c1b1df5-a432-11e5-827a-305a3a774064

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Application Hang

- EventID 1002

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 101

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2015-12-16T20:33:33.000000000Z

EventRecordID 6832

Channel Application

Computer Master-PC


- EventData

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\VREDPro-8.04\bin\WIN64\VREDPro.exe

Binary data:
In Words

0000: 006E0055 006E006B 0077006F 0000006E
0008: 0000
In Bytes

0000: 55 00 6E 00 6B 00 6E 00 U.n.k.n.
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A:BSOD - + lots of app crashes - 6 months of crashes...

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I recently bought 2 sticks of 256 (total 512) pc3200 Patriot dual ram for Battlefield 2. I origiannly had 512 (2x256) Corsier pc3200 ram. With toal 1gb i thought i could make my pc faster. But it was all a false dream. when i added the new sticks the computer kept on crashing and crashing.. then finally when it doesn't crash and i try to run BF2, the game closes righ after it loads to a server... so I thought it were the new sticks thats causing this.. so I took them out hoping it would go back to the way it was but same thing.. it crashes and crashes.. and when it doesnt and i try to run something that requres a lot of ram like a game.. it closes by it self...

i was running a very old 20gb hard drive as primary thats running xp pro and a pretty new 80gb western digital as secondary... so i thought it might be my old hard drive so i take that out and put a new 40gb thats running xp pro 64x, (which never gave me any problems and i saved it for emergency moments like this..) and still no luck... so i take out my secondary thinking its my power supply and still no luck... I tried to get my secondary hard drive to install a fresh copy of xp pro but keep getting errors...somebody PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me...I am about to cry...

my computer spec could be found at

A:Too many crashes...Installed new rams.. but took them out and still crashes..

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Randomly when I am using my computer (Acer Extensa 5620Z laptop, Windows XP Pro SP2) I get the Microsoft Error report box saying Windows Explorer encountered a problem and needed to close and prompts me to send the error report to Microsoft. After I click Send or Don't Send (doesn't matter which one), I get another prompt saying Dr Watson encountered an error and needed to close.

Everything then locks up - Start Menu won't open and programs won't minimize or maxmize from the taskbar.

When this first happened I tried to use Task Manager to start explorer.exe again, it didn't work. I checked in the processes tab and explorer.exe was still listed. I tried to End Process on it and it stayed there. I then noticed that drwtsn.exe (might not be 100% correct) is listed, if I End Process on it, explorer.exe closes (Taskbar and start button dissapear) and I can then run explorer.exe again to fix it. Don't know if that helps at all.

I have run fullsystem scans with Windows Defender and Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 multiple times and both found nothing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Explorer Crashes, Dr Watson Crashes

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories (Application, Security, System and Internet Explorer).If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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Win 7 and Skype 6.3 just plain hate each other. I cannot get that thing to install with crashing my machine. I recently looked through the Registry and found dozens (at least) of entries for Skype. I've tried to install Skype both with and without ZoneAlarm running - it makes no difference - everything crashes during the Skype install.

Regarding the Skype entries in the Registry - is there a liklihood this is what's crashing Skype, and do those entries have to be deleted. and if so, how?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1924 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 286177 MB, Free - 175656 MB; D: Total - 14802 MB, Free - 1614 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1108 MB; H: Total - 2861575 MB, Free - 1936670 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3672
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Extreme Security Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Skype crashes on install - and Win 7 crashes

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Hello alli hope you can helpbasically, the system is clean ive had no malware or virus problemsran scans with norton360v5, malwarebytes, superantispware, tdss killer, also ran live cd scan dr web etc, nothing found, plus ive had no problems virus/maleware wiseit has been doing this for a whilewhen system shut down on its own, i got error message on restart into windowsError CodeBCCode : ea BCP1 : 87DE3AB0 BCP2 : 8ACC5E00 BCP3 : 88D44540 BCP4 : 00000001 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1i have to ctrl alt del, and start a new process explorer.exe to get back to the desktop, also having to end, drwatson.exe, and dumpprep.exe etc, on certain timesive also notices strangely, rather than a bleue screen the screen go completly black, and then i have to restart the system by pressing the restart button, again on startup i get an error code when logged into windows, igf i run a search on the computer explorer.exe will crash(encountered an error)i have a problem booting into safe mode it hangs at stpd.sys if i cancel loading the driver it still wont boot, the driver before is dcsnap.sys, i have looked into both drivers, i think stpd.sys was installed with deamon tools, so i uninstalled deamon tools and still cannot boot into safe modeso basically the two problems are explorer crashing and safebootAny help would be greatly appreciated

A:Dr Watson crashes and Explorer.exe crashes

Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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I looked through a few similar threads, but none seem to be the same problem, so here goes...

I recently bought a new computer with XP pre-installed. I installed Office 2000 professional. This worked fine on my old computer under 98, but now it has lots of problems. My fav program ever written, Photodraw crashes upon startup, Frontpage crashes on Saves and Excel does whatever the hell it likes with my data. All other programs work fine so I'm assuming its not the hardware that has the problem.

When I got the computer it had Word 2000 and Works Suite already installed. I didn't remove these before installing office.

I was going to uninstall Office [and Word] and Works and then try installing office again. Will I be wasting my time? Does anyone know what exactly is going on?


XX Marc

A:Help with Office 2000 on XP: Crashes and more crashes

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Indeed, things are a bit of a mess at present. Like I said, my MSN browser seems largely unaffected (which leads me to believe it's spyware or malware) MSN is affected in two main ways : Some shopping websites don't do anything when I hit the "next page" buttons. (Has ActiveX been partially disabled?) Also, when I attempt to download patches or any new freeware, I hit the "Download Now" button, I'm sent to the next page, which usually says "Thanks for downloading [whatever]" but no download has occurred.
IE does not "crash" until I attempt to open my favorites. If I simply click on an article on my homepage, everything continues normally. Interestingly enough, after I get the crash message in IE, I can close the message, and another window pops up stating that there is an error and IE will now close. There is an "OK" button on this second window. Until I click "OK," IE doesn't close and functions more or less normally with the same "quirks that are occurring in MSN.
This all began about three days ago. In the few days that preceded this change in my computer's behavior, 3 things of significance happened. In order, they are:
First, upon start-up (but not EVERY time), I began to receive a message stating that a certain webpage couldn't be opened. Sometimes the name is different, but it's always something inappropriate. I'm sure it's just spyware. I thought I'd eliminated it... Read more

A:Ie "crashes", Netscape Crashes, Msn Browser Ok

It sounds as if you're infected. My recommendation is to post a HijackThis log at the Hijack forum. Before you post, please read the pinned post Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log.

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Before Christmas I started getting browser and sometimes PC crashes. At first it seemed to be browser related. But the PC would also crash when idle. I tried disabling add- ons in Firefox and opening in safe mode. Tried using Chrome but it would crash with the message that Flash had malfunctioned. Then I started getting Stop messages and BSODs. (I hadn't installed and new hardware and, I don't think, installed any new big programs except for updates to existing ones.)
I emailed a few of the mini dump files to a friend. He said they didn't specify which drivers were causing the problem. But it might be something to do with the video or the network card. I rolled back drivers. No change. I updated drivers and uninstalled lots of programs. For a month everything seemed stable. Then the BSODs started to return. Infrequently at first but then more regularily. Sorry the story is a bit confused but it is difficult to remember every detail of what happened and the order I did things in.
The event viewer says that they are either error 1003 or 1001. Would someone be able to look at the recent minidump files and see if they specify any particular drivers? Or suggest any other steps I can take to cure the problem?
Thanks, John

XP Home SP3,Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 500GB WDC WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0, MS-7387 MoBo, GeForce 8400G:
(190.62_desktop_winxp_32bit_english_whql), Fujitsu Siemens A19-3A, VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet: (

A:Browser crashes, PC crashes, BSOD

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Hi. I have a new PC, about 2 months old using Window XP home, Everything worked fine till about a week ago. No it crashes everytime its used. Sometimes it takes a minute others I get 20 minutes. I have AVG Free & it hasn't alerted me to a virus but I am never able to get a full scan done before a crash. My Realtek incon says No RTL8187 but I don't use wireless so not sure if thats related. When it crashes the screen goes blank. Monitor says no signal . The red HDD light goes faint, the PC fan can still be heard. To restart I need to reset PC. I ran Driver Detective & its says I'm all upto date. Should I reload Windows? Thanks Brendan

A:Computer crashes

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Hello TechForum! ^^

Well, I just registered and that's because I have a problem with my computer and I believe you guys can help me out with this.

This has been happening for quite sometime now. Since I believe I can fix any problem on my own but it seems to me that I've proven myself wrong. Not too long ago my PC has been shutting off by itself. I have a HP Pavilion PC. The big button used to start up my PC blinks forever if I don't unplug the cable out of my panel. Note that the crash does not happen alot.. it just crashes once a day, mostly from being on alot. So I didn't really pay attention to this. Though I knew something may be wrong.

I'm an intense gamer. I love games alot, either it would be console or the computer itself. So you can see that problems might be abit common since I play alot of intense MMORPG games that take up CPU greatly. Before while my PC crashed only once, I was playing a game that took up ALOT of ram. Though I seemed fine. Then I tried out another game, what I noticed was it was crashing as soon as I began playing the game. Which scared me alittle, seeing my PC surrendering like that to a game. So what I though was maybe my PC is just clogged up with dust. I've had this PC for 2 years so far and I haven't cleaned anything or changed anything. The processor, heat sink, cpu, fans, everything is the same when I bought this PC.

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A:Computer crashes by itself

Almost certainly a hardware issue. And I'm smiling to myself as I write this because this fits into the cliche'd response of it probably being your PSU or the RAM. Based on your electrical comments I would guess it is the power supply.

To eliminate the RAM, or at least attempt to, you can download and burn a memtest iso, then boot from that and run it several passes. If it can't make it a pass without freezing (but no memtest errors) I would say there is a 95% chance it is your PSU.

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Hello. The nature of my problem is that my computer will crash everyone once in a while. I don't really get a warning or anything like everything starting to freeze most of the time, the computer just shuts down. My computer always has a fit about connecting up to the internet after this happens too. I'm not sure if its a virus, but I'm getting doubtful it is since just recently I ran for viruses, spyware, and posted a hijackthis log which all of course helped, but hasn't identified this problem. So..if anyone may know what the problem is or can help me figure it out, that would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer Crashes

Hi Nekoyasha,Click START - RUN - Type eventvwrThis will start the event viewer. Click on Application / Security / System / Internet Explorer and look for errors or warnings. It should give you a source. You can click on the error and it will also display additional info. Post back with items causing problems and we will go from there.usasma wrote a great Event Viewer tutorialhere

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I hope somebody can help me! I have been dealing with this problem for at least the past few weeks and I am getting very, very frustrated with it.

My computer turns off by itself randomly. Sometimes it happens when it has been idle for a while (and it is not set to do that), but mostly it turns off during high performance activities, such as webcamming and doing a virus scan. The scan never completes, and when webcamming, it doesn't last very long at all... 5 minutes usually.

I have no idea what the problem is and I am desperate to fix it because I use my computer daily for work!

Your help is greatly appreciated - thank you!


A:Computer Crashes!

could be a heat issue but lets do this...

first go to START...RUN...type in...MSCONFIG....click on the startup

tab...uncheck everything except your firewall and anti

virus....reboot....you haven't removed the programs or anything they just

wont launch until you need them...

then do this..
Disable the Automatic Search for Network Printers and Folders
To disable the automatic search for network printers and folders:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and

click Folder Options to open the Folder Options dialog box.
2. Click the View tab.
3. In the Advanced Settings list, click to clear the Automatically

Search for Network Folders and Printers check box.
4. Click OK.

then do this...

the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource

hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day

it will only slow down your system....
click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on

the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive....if you do not

have the box on your system...
then START...RUN...type in SERVICES.MSC...then OK...scroll down until you

find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to

DISABLED...then exit to the desktop...

next lets clear out all the unnecessary files...get ccleaner here and run



run ccleaner twice

next get diskeeper lite

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Sorry Problem solved xxx

A:Computer Crashes

Thanks for telling us.

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I have ran a memory test,so I know it's not a memory issue

it crashes with


Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2800.1106 fault address 0x00068375

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i have a laptop and a few months ago, it was always crashing due to driver issues. i found the drivers and thought it was fixed, but i was wrong. I have a picture of my desktop and if somone could look at it and possibly tell me what is wrong and how to fix it, i would greatly appreciate it.

A:computer crashes

Well we are looking at either driver issues (which you mentioned) file association errors (which is what the desktop message is saying) or both.

I get no sense that the two could be related, but possible. Why do you describe hardware issues, then post an error message for a file association problem, as I do not think a file association problem will cause any real problems other than you can't open the file by double-clicking it.

To fix that, right click on the file's icon and select option "Open With". On the box that follows, click the Application you want to open the particular file with (such as Windows Media Player, or whatever) and make sure to click the box "Always open this type of file with this program" (or words to that effect). Hit "Apply" and close the box. Now double click the file's icon and if it works the App you selected should launch the file.

This does not sound like the serious issue you are concerned with. What other symptoms are you having ?

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About 3 wks ago I started getting the BSOD every time I start my computer. It usually happens about 20-25 minutes after startup and it doesn?t matter what I?m doing at the time. It saying the computer has shut down. It reports an error at 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x894883DC, 0x89488268, 0x805D1140). Now the 1st, 2nd and 5th numbers seem to remain the same but the 3rd and 4th change with every crash. After it has done the memory dump it tries to reboot. Before the crash the hard drive light illuminates and the computer freezes and then the crash. The light stays on and the only way to get it going again is after the memory dump is done I turn the power off. I then turn it back on and everything is normal for the rest of the day. I?m running Windows Media Center Edition 2005 SP2 with latest updates, 2 GBs ram, 1 WD HD 160GIG SATA drive (partitioned C,D,E,F) and 2 Maxtor 200GIG PATA drives (H and I).. The only thing that was added to the computer was a GB of ram about 7 months ago. I have done some troubleshooting but have run out of ideas. I have updated all my software to the latest versions, scanned for virus, removed the extra GB of ram, ran diagnostics on my RAM and the WD hard drive with no reported errors. I finally decided to format my C Drive and reinstall the OS and some basic apps (AVG, Office 2003, Adobe Reader 8) but the next day it happened again. The last thing I did that has some effect was move the swap file from the SATA drive to one of the M... Read more

A:Computer Crashes

I would start by checking your memory... You might try running the computer with the cover off and see if the BSOD's disappear

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My computer crashes when I play pretty much any game.
The thing is, it didn't crash in the past and I have the SAME hardware as I did then.

It crashed when playing Mass Effect 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Modern Warfare 2.
However it DIDN'T crash when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Modern Warfare 2 has always run practically seamlessly in the past, and it runs far better than Black Ops but still crashes.

The crashes occur when playing for between 5 minutes and 15 minutes. The sound starts to repeat and my monitor loses connection, then my computer restarts.

I've updated my drivers.

I've read of similar issues with other people that also have a 9400 GT, but they seem to have always had this problem, my problem is a recent one. I've had this card for over a year.



Manufacturer GATEWAY
Model GT5404
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes


Total size of hard disk(s) 233 GB
Disk partition (C 7 GB Free (223 GB Total)
Disk partition (D 2 GB Free (10 GB Total)
Media drive (E CD/DVD
Media drive (G CD/DVDCD/DVD


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Oh, and I just gave minecraft a shot and it happens on that too.

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I have just used my windows disk to reboot my pc.
is still crashing. generally when running games. doesn't take much to crash.
is my 1st PC build and didn't know how to maintain pc. sprayed out pc to clean from dust but may have some still.
Please advise as to what should do to keep pc running well.
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