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Q: hardware problem

How can i test my hard disk and graphic card?

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Preferred Solution: hardware problem

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A: hardware problem

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

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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you install the motherboard and AGP drivers?
 

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Hi,

I've got a Dell Inspiron 6000 lap top running Windows XP. A few weeks back it began locking up and giving me the Blue Screen with various error messages. After trying various fixes with no success I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled Windows.

Everything worked OK for a week then I got another blue screen error message. I asked the IT person in our office to look at it and he found a line of script missing; reinstalled the missing line & everything worked well for a few days; then last night the same problem happened again.

IT thinks it may be a hardware problem and I'd like the forum's feedback on this.

Thanks,
Paul
 

A:Ho, Ho, Ho Could this be a Hardware Problem??

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So the other night my PC takes a dump and decides to reboot. Basically it began the whole windows failed to boot up properly error and has the endless loop of loading "normally or safe mode or last known good configuration". Ive tried them all and its an endless loop and never see the XP splash screen. So initially I thought my hdd was dead or dying so I purchased a new drive (I needed more gigs anyway). Now Windows XP will not even install. I put in my XP disc and Windows goes through the whole initial loading files stuff and then says "starting windows", then reboots, and starts the entire process over again. I never get to the actual setup in xp, i.e. selecting the drive, formatting, etc..

So then I thought it was ram related.. I have two sticks of ddr2and four slots on my abit fatality mobo. I did the entire musical chairs routine trying all slots with one or both of the sticks and nothing changes. Does DDR require pairs? I thought that it didn't, but if it does this could simply be a bad stick issue.

My BIOS sees everything correctly, total ram, hdd's, dvd drive, etc..

Any suggestions on this issue?
 

A:XP or Hardware Problem?

Sure looks like a hardware problem. You already eliminated two major components, the HDD and Memory (maybe). It would be good to get a hold of a bootable CD with hardware tests. Two free ones are Ultimate Boot CD 3.4 and #1 TuffTEST Lite. They have memory, CPU and HDD test routines on them.

If you have access to another Power Supply (PSU), try to swap it out. A fluctuating voltage can cause reboots too.
 

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Hey there,

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

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

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

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

I would greatly appreciate your help

thank you in advance
 

A:Hardware Problem ...

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COULD NOT FIND SOFTWARE DRIVERS FOR COPROCESSOR

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50, x64 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 958 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 13118 MB; D: Total - 34808 MB, Free - 18894 MB; F: Total - 39644 MB, Free - 32265 MB; G: Total - 19999 MB, Free - 8942 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30D3
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Hardware problem

You need to install the Windows 7 Chipset Driver from your laptop maker's website.
 

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My friend was installing Windows 7, and then couple of days later the computer started to restart every 4 hours, and now she does it every 1,5 hours or less.

She always shows blue screen and then restart.

Any ideas?

Could it be a corrupt install?

A:Hardware problem?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColdIce


My friend was installing Windows 7, and then couple of days later the computer started to restart every 4 hours, and now she does it every 1,5 hours or less.

She always shows blue screen and then restart.

Any ideas?

Could it be a corrupt install?


It might be a bad RAM stick, or it could be that a component is getting too hot, like the CPU. Is this a laptop or desktop? Are you able to see what the temps are? You might try running Speedfan or Hardware Monitor to see the temps, and to make sure that the fans are all running.

If it's a laptop, the air vents might be clogged with dirt, fuzz, cat hair...

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Hi everyone,

I have a PC with a MB Gigabyte GA-k8vm800m, I have 2 HD 80Gb Segate Barracuda. yesterday I have trouble rebooting this PC. It looks like it start it but it turn off after a few seconds no BIOS I can restart the PC with the Master Drive. but as soon as I plug the slave then it will not start. I try the slave drive in a different PC and I can see it just fine. So I do not understand what the problem is I changed cables. I put the slave on the IDE2 as master and slave and nothing. IS it the Motherboard IDE connector? Not enough power?
PLease if anyone have any ideas let me know.

AMD2800
 

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Hi all,
Not sure if this is an XP problem or hardware related, so apologies if it's in the wrong forum.
This morning my PC developed the problem where, a minute or two after loading the OS, it shuts the PC off completely and restarts it. This has happened all day. The longest it stays on for is a couple of minutes. As soon as I try to load a program, any program is shuts the PC down. My NAV is up to date and was checked last night, plus I run a pretty tight firewall, so I don't think I've been virus attacked. I'm thinking it's something to do with XP itself, or perhaps the power supply.
Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to what I can do?
Thanks for all help offered.
 

A:? XP or Hardware problem...

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Hey all,
Ok, here's the problem, hope someone can help. I've recently had problems with my comp, it wouldnt boot. I'd been having problems with my 80 gig Western D. Hard drive so i replaced it assuming it was the problem and it was still under waranty. I can now boot to the windows instalation setup. I format the hd, create a partition and begin the instalation. Windows writes the instalation files to the hard drive, and is supposed to reboot and load from there to continue the instalation. Well my comp reboots, but takes me right back to the initial setup screen. It's not detecting the instalation at all as if i didnt install anything, but i go into dos cmd mode and i see the windows folder, so the hd is being written to. Ive even tried switching cables incase they were bad. Bios was reset a couple times, dont know whats wrong here. Its like its writing hd, but not reading, what to do? A couple times i have gotten could not detect boot volume error also. thanks for your time.
-Dan

"in case it matters,
mobo: asus p4s533 intel p4 2.0ghz , 80 gig western digital hard drive special ed. 8 mb cache. If any other parts matter let me know."
 

A:Hardware Problem

Had the exact same thing happen a few weeks ago helping a friend put together his new computer. try this, if the WD is the ONLY hardrive or device on that IDE channel remove the jumper from it. the WD's dont like having a jumper if they are alone on the IDE channel. ( not even if it is set to master)
 

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I have a Sony DRX-800UL DVD/CD rewriteable drve that have had for about 18mths and has worked perfctly till now, it's as if my pc dosn't recognise it i cant record onto it and when i put in a disc to play nothing it just sits there when i go into start>my computer DVD/RW drive is highlighted but dosn't show the cd/dvd thats in there when i go to start>contropl panel>add hardware and highlight the drive it tells me that it is working as it should

now im stuck and confused

Please help thanks
 

A:Hardware problem please help

Go the Device Manager and uninstall the controller it is connected to. Shut down Windows, restart and let Windows automatically reinstall the device. If that doesn't help, you may have a bad drive. It happens.
 

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I use a 60GB HDD Video Jukebox mpm-202, what I use to backup. before formatting and re-installing this pc I put my files on this device, to put them back later, now, I also used this device with the Mac OS 10.2.8, and this should be no problem, because this device, and driver work on both mac and windows. but now, in every directory on my device in which I have put a file in, there appears a unknown file called: .DS_Store .And now, when I connect the device to my re-installed pc, the pc doesn't recognize this device, after I have installed the correct driver.
What do I do to fix this? is it an XP problem, or a hardware problem?

Annevandermade

A:hardware problem

I'm sorry, wrong forum:S

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I'm quite sure it is, but the question is what. I recently built a new computer, an ASUS motherboard,http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131354 an AMD Athlon II X2, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687 2 gb G Skill ddr 2 800 ram, and a 250 gb Seagate hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261. The problem starts when I try to install an OS. Everyone that I have tried to install has messed up somewhere. When I try to install Fedora 11, it freezes on the hard drive partitioning screen and will NEVER make it past that point. When I try to install Windows XP I get an error saying "Cannot boot from CD - memory overflow problem" or something similar. When I try to install Vista, the CD will not boot at all, it doesn't even act as if it's reading the disc. I managed to install Ubuntu once, but after about 30 minutes of use the screen went white, and up until the time prior to that the screen would flicker randomly every few minutes. I did not try to restart it because I don't really want to use Ubuntu right now. My goal is to install either XP or Vista. I am thinking that maybe there is a bad piece of hardware somewhere, but every single OS points me in a different direction. Perhaps the motherboard is bad? Or maybe nothing is wrong at all and I just set something up wrong. Anyone have any ideas? Any help would be truly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Do I have a hardware problem somewhere?

if u have 2 x1gig sticks of ram................ take 1 out and try to load the os, then try the other on its own
maybe bad ram stick(s)
 

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So yesterday I try and boot up the computer, but it makes a beeping noise (one) and the monitor fails to be recognized. I decide to move my ram (2 sticks) to the Dimm 2 and Dimm 3 spots instead of where they used to be, Dimm 1 and Dimm 2, I boot up, and the monitor is recognized again. However, I get windows wasn't shut down properly message, I go with normal startup, and it freezes during the windows loading bar. I restart, choose safe mode, restart once in safe mode, and I am able to get it working. Next I noticed that my sound wasn't working, check my device manager and see that the Creative game Port and main Audigy driver's aren't installed properly now. So I reinstall the audigy drivers, which worked, and then try the game port but it won't install. After trying many times I look around to the net to see what the problem could be, and decide to look in the BIOS. I see that onboard game port is disabled so I enable it, try to install the driver but it still won't work, so I went back into BIOS and disabled it again to be safe. Frusterated and getting late I went to bed. This morning I try and boot up again and it freezes during the loading screen again. After going to safe mode and restarting a few times over it finally works. Now my question is, is my sound card defective and could that be causing XP to freeze? And What did switching my ram slots have to do with all this?
 

A:Hardware problem?

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Hii sir, my computer is not starting instead it is displaying "cable not connected" and even i have replaced the display cable with the new one but no use at all. Can u please help me to solve this problem?
 

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right this is a BIG problem... i have lost lots of data due to this

my CPU beeps and clicks and while it is doing that the computer freezes... it sounds like it is coming from the Hardrive...i spoke to my computer seller and he sed that it is hardrive problem... but i didnt have Master CD so they couldnt change... i got one now but not sure if it is a hardrive thing.

well... its happened loads .... it happened near august... i did a chdsk and lost ome files got some and fine for 3 weeks... then happened again... but went away.... a while later ... happened again... computer wiped.. stopped.... 3 weeks later happened again.. computer wiped... stopped.... now happeneing again!..... and it happens when it wants!... but i have noticed its happens around the certain amount of space left on hardrive... so thats what making me think it hardrive problem

what could be the problem?
 

A:Hardware Problem?

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I do not have a OS on this system quite yet, as it has just been put together.

Now then, I'm having some difficulties...everything seems to be wired up correctly, but when I power up the system it runs for just a few seconds then shuts off..and the screen never goes into the BIOS, it just stays black. After a few retries it then decides to power on and stay on and let me set up the BIOS.

Anyone know what the reasoning for this might be? It seems to be powering on just fine now, but it still makes me uneasy about the whole ordeal.

Thank you,
-Xen00b

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Hi Xen00b,

Perhaps, it just needed a few startups to reset itself. ??

If it is running fine now, I would not worry about it to much.

Shawn

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

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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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hi, im new here (it's my first post here) , so don't kick me if i created this thread in a wrong place...

about the problem.im using seven 2 days..it has many BEX problems, i have never had BEX problems never with XP or Vista, and have a question is BEX hardware or OS problem? Assassin's Creed crashes..i dunno it's because BEX or not..anyway..says APPCRASH

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AssassinsCreed_Dx10.exe
Application Version: 1.0.2.1
Application Timestamp: 562b029a
Fault Module Name: AssassinsCreed_Dx10.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.0.2.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 562b029a
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 0076d452
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

so..maybe it's already 2 problems...can anyone help me, guys?

A:BEX - Hardware or OS problem?

hi

one quick way to find out is if you get the bsod dump file and upload it to us. the file is located in c:\windows\minidump. its called *.dmp. if it isnt in minidump you can search for *.dmp. once you find it zip it and upload it to us by using the attachment icon (shaped like a peperclip) in you reply

If you need help with this just let us know

Ken

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Desktop pc slowly runs only 1 program, slowly, at a time since a lightning storm. Is there a way to figure out exactly what it damaged so that I may be able to fix it? Maybe like some sort of scan (that would take all day) or something. I found a website called www.testmyhardware.com but I'm not sure if I should run it or not. Any and all help would be appreciated.

I tried to search several times on the forum and each time it says it cannot display the page, so I just had to post the problem. Sorry for any inconvience.
 

A:hardware problem maybe?

hi before doing that try running sfc /scnw http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html
and chkdsk http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/how-to-use-check-disk-in-windows-vista/ they will check for system errors and hdd errors
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

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Could you please take a look at this thread and give me some pointers?

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic35172.html
 

A:Hardware problem, could anyone help?

Interresting indeed.
Well did you get your new RAM? I hope you got a matched pair, suited to your motherboard and of higher quality.

Did you fix the floppy? If the light stays on all the time it means your ribbon cable is backwards.

Download Seatools I think it is, from Seagate's web site. They will have diagnostics and burn-in tests and so forth to test your drive fully.

Since you've loaded and reloaded drivers a thousand times, would you be willing to reload it once more?

Once you get good RAM, and get your HDD tested (and replaced if bad), you may want to reload again. I've had cases where Windows was installed with malfunctioning RAM installed, and Windows would NOT work right (with new RAM) until a reload. Somehow the data corruption during XP load just stuck with it.

Get your floppy working, and USE it to load the SATA driver during XP install (by pressing F6 at the start of XP install). NOTE: be sure to load the SATA driver, and NOT a RAID driver, if you are just using one HDD.

When Windows is reloading, assuming NO problems during install. Install your drivers in this order: (do not do windows updates or anything else, I like this order)

1) Core motherboard drivers first. Meaning your nForce2 set, either from DFI OR Nvidia, shouldn't matter, get latest one and install all parts of it.

2) Other motherboard drivers not part of nForce. Which is usually the SATA/RAID driver, perhaps a gigabit NIC if it has one.

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First time here, so I must be in dire need of help.

Here's my problem, last night I opened an email and it said the sender was my mom. All it had was a link, and like an idiot, I clicked it. Laptop has been downhill since then. I have windows 7 if that helps in any way.

Here's the problem:

When I turn on my computer, everything boots up fine then it stops and says Windows Explorer stopped working then tries to restart. It will do this an infinite amount of times. I've tried sfc/scannow and it does nothing, it's gone to a black screen and went through all the drives and done nothing, I've ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Spyware, Malware Bytes, and AVG to no avail. It freezes constantly. It says one of the drivers or drives is corrupt. I also tried to do System Restore, but it says there are no System Restore points.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Hardware Problem

Go to Start/Search and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. Now type a Y and reboot the computer. the Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors. Do this for all the drives on your computer. Also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. And boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD.

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I Had an issue with DVD RW. Unable to find DVD RW in my computer window,but i can eject it manually.
Can i know the possible cause of problem??

A:DVD RW hardware problem

Check and report the status of the drive in the device manager. An error code, such as "19" will help in troubleshooting.

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i get a gray volume box in middle of screen comes and goes whenever it wants to. ive ran norton and spybot and nothings help. i dont trust a lot of the free spyware programs.starting to think its not a ad ware problem at all??? a real pain
 

A:can anyone help is it a hardware problem??

Does your monitor have built in speakers ? Maybe it the monitor's on screen controller.
 

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I have an asus t2-ah1 barebone system, it runs on windows vista enterprise edition.

lately when it is running it has been prone to suddenly "shutting off" all on its own

the monitor would go blank and the computer would start to reboot

when this happens an audible click and/or blip can be heard from the computer, I do not know if it is emitted from the mainboard, hard drive, or graphics card or some other component.

the situation now is that I can't even get into windows, as the computer would suddenly blink and go out and start rebooting every time it is half way through start-up.

I don't think it is the power supply unit, since I only recently replaced it with a new (higher wattage) one, so what could the problem be?
 

A:Hardware problem?

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Reviews/ASUS_T2_AH1__6478215 this one? if so what did you add to it?
can you reboot into safe mode? do a restore? use disc to repair ?
shutting down usually heat related or ram issue
remove 1 ram if have 2 re try
whilst in there check all connectors, a iffy connector to a HD will do what you are experiencing
re seat CPU ?
were you installing vista updates?
 

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I bought a dell laptop just over a year ago, and about 6 months in had a major hard ware failure, but to this day have never figured out what it is, basicallyt its a blue screen error that randomly comes on at first it was a rare problem occuring once or twice every week basically its an error that says the computer was shut down to prevent damage there was a probelm with somethign somethign something (running windows xp)

then the error became more frequent and by the end the windows xp loading screen would come on and it would crash then ever time.

now obviously after re formatting a 100 times and the error reoccuring i rang dell and they started replacing bits

first the hard drive, then the hard drive again, then they replaced the mother board and cpu basically every important componant

eventually i got so fed up of ringing i sort help online and luckily found somone i knew on a forum worked for dell, he managed to get my laptop replaced and all wads well

as luck would have it, they forgot to pick up the laptop so i still have it here with me

so as you can imagine i would like to fix it myself as there is no point keeping a bust laptop around

yesturdasy i install windows 98 no probelms and am goinna try putting xp back on, but i dont htink it will work for long
basically the laptop is fine except for this error

the only other problem is the modem stopped working which i have just removved incase that was cvausewing the problem
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A:Hardware problem

Basically it could be anything, and RAM would be the first thing I would look at. Most graphics cards are built into the motherboard on laptops so that may have been replaced as part of the motherboard. You can download a memory tester from here: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp and run that. Press T to run the extended tests.

If the laptop is indeed yours to do as you wish then I would sell it; people will pay nicely for the LCD panel alone. However, DELL probably wants it back as they put several new parts into it and they almost always want their parts back no matter what.
 

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I apologize for my long post in advance. I also apologize I had a post regarding this in the Digital Photography section of the forums and only had one reply which didn't answer my question and it is more a hardware question anyway. I have a Kodak EasyShare DX6340 digital camera. Along with the camera I have the Kodak EasyShare software installed on my computer and I also have the EasyShare camera dock 6000. The camera dock was supposed to make the transfer process easier and faster which in my case does neither. I also was getting an error when trying to transfer from the camera while in the dock to the PC using the Easyshare software that said Device Information Could Not Be Found. So I decided to take the dock out of the equation and hook the camera directly via USB. Now when I connected the camera the first time I got Windows Has Detected New Hardware box than went on to a box that said Windows Detected Kodak DX6340. So it seems that Windows 2000 SP4 recognized and installed the camera. Now when I go into the Easyware software to transfer pictures I get the same Device Information Could Be Found. In both using the dock and USB I am still able to put the pictures onto the PC, I just took the dock out cause it has more problems than it's worth. The problem I have is that the Easyshare software is very lethargic and clunky, for lack of better words and I want to get rid of it. I have Nero Ultra 7 installed on my computer that offers better tools for editing picture... Read more

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Hello.
my problem started when I was playing warcraft 3 and all of a sudden it froze. The mouse wouldn't work, alt-f4, ctrl-alt delete didn't work so i rebooted. Right after the windows loading screen the monitor's light when from green (normal) to yellow as if it were sleeping. so I could only get on windows on safe mode and VGA mode. I was reading around the internet and found some solutions such as, system restore, using driver cleaner pro, un/reinstalling drivers now the wierd thing about this problem is everytime I try and install a nvidia driver from the website or from 3dguru it starts at 50% everytime even after i reformatted the computer and installed clean windows. I think the reason it starts at 50% is because when I was reinstalling it the first time it crashed on the same spot it starts everytime I try and install isn't that wierd? when I went to device manager and deleted the display adapter and rebooted it would still be there, but when I go into display properties, settings tab it says display: (default monitor) on, I also deleted the registers from regedit and reinstalled, but no such luck. While I was reinstalling everything else another problem arised. My audio drivers wouldn't install either, it was freeze everytime it got to the point where it says windows is configuring the sound drivers or something, i've tried downloading drivers from the cd and websites. I've been having this problem for almost a week now.. could so... Read more

A:from one problem to another. could it be hardware?

Because reading that is very hard for me, I will attempt to guess what is wrong with your computer. You can't start your computer in regular mode and you can't install your drivers for anything or is it just your sound card?
'Is it that your drivers fail to install and an error message comes up? Or is it your computer freezes?

Also your north bridge fell? Someone more knowlegdable then me will have to explain that one cause I have no idea how your north bridge can fall, unless you mean failed. Which if something is wrong with the north bridge on your motherboard, you have to get a new motherboard/computer.
 

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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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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 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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Hi all;
I have a problem (hardware I think) with my notebook (toshiba M40):

when I turn it on
there is only a black screen
there is no sound like the harddrive (and no cursor).
I can't neither access BIOS to change the boot order to boot from the CD Rom drive.
I've hoked up the notebook to an external monitor but I have the same problem
Can you please help me?????

thanks a lot

Giuseppe
 

A:HELP: Hardware Problem

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