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Lenovo Y50 Died

Q: Lenovo Y50 Died

I was internet browsing when out of no where I got a blue screen of death with the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error. This has happened before so I thought no big deal, it'll finish doing its thing and restart. NOPE. It shut off at about 20% through the process and wouldn't turn back on. It was running Windows 10.Any ideas on how to revive it?Also, I bought it on Amazon during cyber Monday of 2014. Anyone know how long the warranties on these things last?Thanks!

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A: Lenovo Y50 Died

Hi jgraves12, Kind of unsual for it to shutoff and not able to turn it on all of a sudden. Does it have no signs of life at all? No lights on any of the indicator. If that's the case there are couple of things you can try.? Remove AC adapter, press and hold power button for 30 secs, replug AC adapter, turn it on using Power Button/Novo Button (Button beside the power button). If you're able to turn it on using Novo Button, go to Normal Startup.? Test with a different AC adapter, make sure you charged it for more than an hour, or test the AC adapter on a different computer, see if it will charge. Hope this will be helpful.

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16 month old Lenovo B50-30 All-in-One - Type F0AU00CLUS powered off abruptly whilst in use today and refuses to power on. No activity except a light in the power switch. I've tried unplugging, waiting, holding the power button whilst unplugged, holding the power button whilst plugged in. The machine refuses to power on, it won't POST, there is no "beep", there are no fan noises and no hard drive spinning up. Of course it's about 16months old and out of warranty. This computer has been lightly used as a family PC with only an hour per day on it at most. No heavy duty applications, no over heating/over-clocking. Completely disappointed that it would die like this. I've built PCs from parts before so if there are any diagnostics or known issues with easy fixes I'd be fine to try those out.  What are my options and what kind of support should I expect from Lenovo?    

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4 year old laptop wasn't charging properly, it was being very fussy about the exact position of the power cable in the socket. It has what looks like a pretty common power connector for lenovo, which is a USB sized hole with a single centre pin. I looked into the laptop socket and saw that as well as the conductor for the centre pin and the outer sides, there was also 4 little tines on each side between the centre and the edge which were clearly all bent off in wrong directions (looked like an old toothbrush inside) I'm guessing the centre pin is +ve, the tines are -ve and the outer connections are just mechanical/shielding. I straightened these all out with a pencil but I think I must have momentarily shorted something as now the laptop shows absolutely no signs of life when I hit the power button. Tried various tricks I've read online about various sequencies of hitting the power button with the battery in and out but no luck. The laptop was fully charged before I started this, but I didn't disconnect the battery before starting which I probably should have. So I'm guessing I've shorted the power rails on that connector. What damage have I likely done? I'm amazed that there can be a design where very flimsy pins inside an external connector which are clearly easily bent can cause such damage if they touch another pin 2mm away from them. Is there any way to save this laptop? If it's a case of replacing an SMD fuse soldered onto the motherboard I can do th... Read more

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We have a Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computer, running Windows 7 Professional. It's a few years old, and for the most part has been running fine. However, it has now inexplicably died and won't come on again.

We've been having a few blackouts and brownouts lately. It's not one of those computers that stays off when the power returns; if it was set to 'on' when the power went out, it'll start back up once the power returns.

A couple of days ago, it had gone into standby or sleep mode, and for some reason wouldn't come out of it. The laser mouse wasn't lit up, which often happens when a computer is in standby mode, but when I hit keys on the keyboard, it still didn't come on. After opening and closing the disc drive, and pushing the power button a couple of times, I finally gave up and held the button until it force shut-down. The next time it was turned on, however, it worked fine, and didn't seem to exhibit any unusual behavior.

So yesterday, the computer was working. It was left running overnight, as it generally is. The following morning, however, it was no longer on. Pushing the power button yields no power lights or sound of anything running. I unplugged it from the surge protector, then plugged it back in again, choosing a different plug on the surge protector. Still nothing. It shouldn't be an issue with the surge protector itself, as the monitor and internet router connected to it work. I don't think there was an outage, either, because no clocks were reset.... Read more

A:Lenovo desktop suddenly died

The Power Supply Unit may have failed. This is a relatively easy fix if you get the part. Any PSU over 550Watts will do. If that doesn't fix it, you can always return the part.
If you need help knowing how to replace the PSU, there are videos showing you how on YouTube

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I have been having issues with my computer since the day one. When I powered up the computer for the first time Polish (Machine was set to have Polish language for somewhat reason) BSOD with message MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION greeted me. I restarted the computer and everything seemed to be fine. However, an hour later another BSOD with message saying CRITICAL PROCESS DIED was displayed. I updated the bios and re-installed Windows to make sure this is not a software related issue. That did not help. I am still getting BSOD's with MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION, CRITICAL PROCESS DIED or UNEXPECTED STORE EXCEPTION. The progress counter stays at 0% and I waited for two hours for it to load. I have noticed that one occasion when errors occur are when I plug in my machine for charging. But, it can also throw an error with nothing specific going on. I ran Lenovo diagnostics tool(Check the attachment) everything seems to be fine. I contacted the seller (they claim to be Lenovo Platinum PC Parter) and they offered to send the laptop for diagnostics. They were not able to find the issue and as a consequence of that I had to pay for the shipping and diagnostics and the problem still remains. I contacted the seller one more time and they offered me to send the laptop for diagnostics again. I asked them to replace the unit, but they refuse to do it because computer "works fine". At the end of the day I have a computer that I cannot use and I have no idea how to solve this problem. It is m... Read more

A:Lenovo Yoga 720 Critical Process Died

Welcome to the forum.
Sorry to hear about this experience. This should not happen with a new system.
From what you have described this system did not work out of the box. It is not your job to debug new PCs. It seems to me that you should contact Lenovo in Lithuania, explain your experience with this Platinum PC Parter and request a new system. 

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I bought my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro in end of March2014.Yes, 2014.I used it happily for about 3 months and then suddenly I got the blue screen and then it never turn on again ... NEVER EVERI bought it in USA in Knoxville, TN at a best buy, but at that moment I lived in Berlin, Germany. So I tried contactng Lenovo Customer service there and they say becuase i did not buy the extended warranty, they could not do anything I have to solve it with US Customer Service.In February 2015 i travelled again to USA for work, and then I tried solving my problem. Only to find out Best Buy did not recognize my purchase because I did not have the ticket and they could not look me up on the systme... that was a lie... which I beleived... So i returned to Germany with my "brick" ( that's how i call my Lenovo Yoga since then).I live in Argentina for the past 2 years, I took the brick to a couple of services (even Lenovo "official" Services in Buenos Aires) and they both said there is no solution is motherboard problem is completely dead and useless...I am in USA one more time for travel, this time in Atlanta and back in Knoxville. I wouldlike to have a solution for this, whatever works... I do not want to carry the brick with me anymore. I am leaving to Argentina on Monday morning, I tried contacting Lenovo through Support but they did not answer so I am talikg my last shot through here in the forums (I just read some people got their problems fixed in the last month or so).I don't mind what I g... Read more

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I made the mistake of using my laptop without the charger and letting the battery run down. I launched The Sims 4 before getting up and grabbing my charger. I didn?t check to see if the laptop was actually charging after I plugged it in, simply because I?ve never had an issue before. So I set my laptop down and walked away, letting my game load. I left the computer alone for nearly 20 minutes. I came back and as soon as I went to use it, the screen went black. Luckily though it wasn?t entirely dead. I pressed the power button and it came back on briefly. The battery symbol had an ?X? and it said 0%. I noticed then that my charger wasn?t completely plugged into the machine. So I plugged it in properly and  I didn?t see a little charging symbol or anything but it didn?t shut down immediately - The Sims was still running in the back ground. I loaded up a world and after a minute or two it died. I tried to turn it back on but I wouldn?t turn on. So I let it sit unbothered, charging for several minutes. I tried to turn it back on and nothing happened. The power button wouldn?t even light up. However, when I do press it, there?s a little red light that blinks at the bottom of my laptop. I went online and tried to find some solutions. I tried the one where you detach the battery and the charger and hold the power button down for 30-60 secs and that produced no results. I think it might be a charger issue, but how do I know for sure? Any... Read more

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I have a Lenovo Thinkcenter i7 M92 that worked a while ago and when I turned around to work on another computer, it apparently turned off and now the power will not come back on. The power button wont even light up, nor will the lights where the network cable plugs in. Have tried different outlets, different power cords. I am thinking it is a power supply issue but I cannot find a power supply to order. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Lenovo Thinkcenter M92 - Power supply died???

I was looking at eBay (I have an older LeNovo), noticed there are a few Internal power supplys there.
How did you make out so far? a couple 200 watts and 230 watts ones.

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We have lenovo V580c notebook which HDD has died - it was already refubrished 2 times lol and it has died again. It has Windows 8/8.1 preinstalled and we have upgraded to Windows 10 recently. But since HDD has died, we needed to reinstall the system on the new drive (we have msata ssd for that). Anyway, I tried to boot notebook with DVD with burned clean Windows 10 ISO image but notebook don't want to boot from the DVD all of a sudden. No changes in BIOS could help to solve it - notebook just not recognizing any drive now. It goes through all boot options and stopped at network boot which we don't have. And then we see just a small windows with booting option which are not working any way. Here are some pictures: http://imgur.com/a/6R185 http://imgur.com/a/112HY http://imgur.com/a/K1k8Q I already tried lall posible BIOS modes, loaded safe settings, used UEFI/Legacy/Both, disabled/Enabled Secure boot. Nothing helps and the notebook is literally unusable now because it is not acepting any storage/disc to boot from. I even tried to remove any booting unit like HDD, DVD and new msata I tested before. Notebook just not even trying to boot. Obviously it is out of warranty now. What can I do to fix it and make it acept to boot from DVD again? I don't want to bring it to the perair service because it wil cost us the money. This product should just work at the first place. We had so bad experience with lenovo with this notebook that I won't buy any other their product anymore.

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So my hard drive died and I never managed to secure a back up. I have a new hard drive coming in and I want to know the steps I have to take to get it running. Any help is appreciated.

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Just got this laptop 2 months ago via amazon. I am a DJ and use Serato DJ software. I have only played 1 party with the new laptop. I am running windows 7 and windows 10 (difference partitions) Today I decided to build the overviews of my music collection. The software uses all 8 cores (8 songs at a time) to build them. I had the laptop running for about 2 hours. Everything was running fine. I even have the laptop slightly elavated in the back to get extra air flow. All of sudden the laptop shut off. I noticed that the charge light on the front of the laptop was no longer while. Power brick was pretty hot which seems normal for the intense core usage. Called tech support and went through some tech support, have to call back since there database was down. I suspect something on the laptop motherboard or memory etc went toast. This is my first Lenovo laptop ever. I have been a Dell guy for over 10 years, never ever had any hardware issues in 4 other laptops.  What can I expect from Lenovo warranty service? Anyone have any other thoughts on what the heck could have happened. This is probably the most intense I have run the laptop. DJ with the software isn't as intense as building overviews. Think of it as rendering.

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Hi all,

Recently purchased a Y700 15isk
(i7 6700HQ (2.60 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB GDDR)

The machine came with windows 10 and I partitioned the system and installed fresh copy of windows 7 and windows 10 (dual boot).

So over the weekend I decided to build overviews (via software) of my music collection. Since the laptop has 8 cores, it was building 8 at a time. So I imagine that the system was working full throttle. About 2 hours into the project, the laptop completely went out. Suspecting a heat issue, I checked the brick, it was hot but still was giving me a power reading via my ohm meter.

Plugged the brick back into the laptop and the lights on the front of the system did not turn on. Anyways pulled the battery from the laptop and did a discharge cycle and nothing.

I suspect my motherboard or cpu went toast! Seeing that I will be using this new laptop to dj professionally, obviously I am glad this happened at home.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? I can't believe that a new gaming laptop would fry while working all 8 cores. Fans also seemed to working while this was happening. In the power settings I also remember setting it "performance".

What are people using to stress test laptops? I will be sending this one in for repair and then stress test the one I get back.

A:New Lenovo Laptop Died While Rendering Files (All 8 Cores Being Used)

Laptops never has a good cooling system and always run hot.
The CPU has a temperature trigger that will shut down the computer to self protect.
As it also has a battery, I would say that is probably the internal power supply. When plug ed in, does the charging led goes on?

No reason to work on performance profile settings.
You can run on balance profile settings and adjust the minimum and maximum CPU clock. I suggest 20 & 100%. The clock then will automatically be set as necessary.

The i7 6700HQ has 4 cores and Hyper-Threading makes two tasks share one core, simulating 8 cores.

Hyper-Threading is only effective with high multitask programs, like Photoshop, Autocad, games etc, that split a complex task into multiple tasks.

Install a hardware monitor - https://www.hwinfo.com/

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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Recently I pulled out an old computer for our exchange student to use. It hasn't been used in quite some years.....last semseter the student we had insisted on buying his own. This computer I am positive worked fine when it was last used, and now it seems the motherboard may be shot. I'm curious if it is possible for the motherboard to die over a long period of no use. It seems odd.....but I can't think of anything else. Also......we have three of these things....all identical. I pulled the other two out and they do the same thing.

When I power on, the hard drive will start spinning, the power supply doesn't really spin....but I'm not sure if it's defective or if the fan doesn't spin right away because it's a 75W ps. It just sits at the startup screen displaying the compaq logo. Doesn't POST......doesn't let you get into the bios. It just sits there. Any ideas?

Compaq 4505
P133 Mhz MMX
48mb ram
75W ps

A:died of old age?

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Hi there everyone,

My PC died some time ago and ive only jst had th courage to open up the casing for myself, i have never done this before. I am new to this.
I think after some research on the net I understand what most of the things are, anyway..
When i put the power on my PC the fan starts up and the light at the front goes green however nothing appears on the screen. I know it is not the screen because that works with another computer.
I had a look at the graphics card and noticed that the smnall fan on it looked worn. I tried puting another card in but the same thing was happening. I also tried puting another HD in but again the same thing.

Does anyone have any idea of what i can try?? Is it possible that the graphics card i tried is not compatable with my pc??

Any suggestions would be most welcome..

A:PC has died on me.. Please help!!

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Really need some advice here.

Have this laptop that is running on XP SP2.
Tried upgrading to SP3 on the Microsoft website.

During the upgrade, got this message "Setup cannot copy the file xpsp1res.dll"
So i solved it by do this "The specific dll file you are looking for is not under the directory you show. It should be at: C:\Windows\System32"
* i keyed in c:\windows\system32 for it to search.

So SP3 was installed. Then it prompted me to restart for effects to take place.

Restart was done and from there it keeps auto restarting. Unable to get into main page anymore. Keeps getting "kicked out"

Im unable to enter safe mode as well.

Can any kind souls offer me your solutions on what i can do to salvage my files and bookmarks in it. Dont mind forsaking the laptop, badly need the files inside.
Thanks for advices.

A:XP SP2 to SP3 then died on me

Two main methods of getting your data:

1. Live Boot Disk:

If your going to do the live boot method, I'd recommend Ubuntu or some Linux build. The Ubuntu site can be found here Download | Ubuntu . Once you've downloaded the OS, you'll have to burn it to a disk using a disk burning utility like ImgBurn. After which you simply put it into the disk drive on the system your needing the data from, boot it up, and boot from CD. It will then give you an option to either perform a Live Disk test or install the OS itself.

If you'd like to, you could instal it and then have it access the data that way, but it's more preferred that you just use the live disk option to run it directly from the disk to get to your data. Once you locate your files that you want, get a USB drive/Floppy/whatever and put them on it. Once you've gotten your files, you can get out of the OS your using and do a clean wipe of the system for a new OS to be installed.

2. Hard drive to other machine:

This will require a few tools to do, but can often times be easier to do.

You'll need an IDE/SATA to USB cable/adapter in order to achieve this easier. You could always plug it straight into any other ports your other machine has available, but this method is probably the better way to go.

You can get a cable/adapter by going to most computer parts/repair stores, like this one here:

Newegg.com - VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter

They are usually within 20-30 USD ( United States Dollars ), so they... Read more

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Seriously, I built this computer from scratch a few years ago. The specifications aren't the greatest, but it served it's purpose rather well. After I put it together, it ran happily without fault, and even continuously - as in 24/7 while running programs overnight.

Recently however, it just gave up. One day, it froze. And I don't mean BSOD or the programs running stopped. I mean literally froze up. The last movements of the program running were frozen in time plastered across the monitor, even the mouse cursor was in suspended animation.

I shrugged, and switched it off. I figured maybe it had overheated, and seized up, right? After all, the only cooling system on board is the CPU's fan. After a while, I rebooted again, and everything seemed fine.

For about an hour, tops. Then it seized up again. Now, I'm not a novice to computers, but if you start quoting graphic card speculations and brand names, I'll stare back blankly, as these things have never interested me. Oh, and I'm a computer engineer myself, by the way. You know how it is, you spend all day fixing other people's systems, you tend to go "meh" when it comes to your own.

Back to the problem though. I took the entire system apart, and rebuilt it, after checking each component to see if something was obviously wrong. I couldn't find anything, although I may have overlooked something I suppose.

What I'm thinking is, it's definately a hardwar... Read more

A:My PC just died

Thanks for the book of info

Yes Ram and or Hard Drive can lock up after time, if they are faulty
Think of the hardware as only having one error in one place, that when accessed will then fault
Memory issues: Hard Drive and Ram, can also mean Video Card Memory, but it does sound like a "memory" issue

Start by running Memtest on your Ram, info here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post653029-21.html

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I left my desktop on overnight. I hadn't used it in two weeks (I had been away). It was working perfectly until I went to sleep. When I awoke in the morning, I quickly shut it down (correctly) and went to class.

When I returned from class, I turned it on, but the LAN wouldn't work. Several restarts later and it still doesn't work.

I have tried it in both Windows XP and Ubuntu. There were no physical changes to the desktop, the RJ45 jack, or the RJ45 wire.

It it giving me a 169.254.xxx.xxx IP address. When I try ipconfig /renew, it says "An error has occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. The request timed out."

I'd really appreciate some help. Should I just buy a new NIC?

Thanks so much!

A:LAN died?

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For the last few months my monitor would occasionally black out and then return a few seconds later, i'd miss a couple seconds of audio during a movie or game, but that was all. Today the screen went black and the computer restarted. When I booted back up in normal mode, the resolution was back to default along with the windows basic color scheme and the the monitor couldn't be detected. below is my speccy readout. My monitor is attached to the GPU with an HDMI to HDMI mini. I'm trying to figure out what exactly went wrong. I know the GPU is rather old, and am happy to replace it but I wanted to make sure this wasn't maybe a power supply or other contributing issue. Cheers and thank you all for the help!

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz 34 C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 679MHz (9-9-9-24)
Standard Monitor ([email protected])
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (MSI)
119GB SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series ATA Device (SSD) 24 C
465GB Seagate ST3500320AS ATA Device (SATA) 27 C
1862GB Western Digital WD My Book 1140 USB Device (USB (SATA)) 29 C
Optical Drives
ASUS DRW-2014L1T ATA Device
ASUS DRW-2014L1T ATA Device
Realtek High Definition Audio

A:I think my GPU died?

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Hi everyone, I went to use my PC after a couple of months (I have been using a laptop instead), and it wouldn't power on. I've done a fair bit of upgrading this PC, adding sound cards, RAM, and a new hard drive, so I feel like I know my way around it. When I took the side cover off, I noticed that the light on the back of the PC, on the power supply where you plug the mains in, was flashing green, and the PSU fan wasn't spinning. I looked where the power comes onto the motherboard, and there is a small green light flashing there as well. There is no power to the power switch at the front, or anything else, it seems from looking.

Could this be a faulty power supply? I was looking on the motherboard for fuses, to see if one had blown, but I can't see any. There is obviously power from the mains because of the green flashing lights, that go off when I pull the power cable out.

Does anyone have any ideas on what could be wrong. This is an old eMachines e4026, I am ready to replace it if need be, it's virtually worthless aside from the upgrades I have done, but if there is an easy fix that someone can suggest I'm willing to take a look!

Thanks for reading.

A:My PC has died :(

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Q: PC died

First one ever to die in 8 years ( this one is 3 years old)

The other day the screen froze and there was a strangle smell exactly like TCP ( not the protocol !! the antiseptic )

Now the pc will not boot, no bios absolutely nothing, the HD gets power i can hear it functioning but not going through a few boot ( what a nerd i even know the sound if my hard drive booting !!)the power supply fan is running but the processor fan is not. The monitor is blank however it does detect when it is unplugged from the PC

The Hard drive is OK and works fine on the other pc

I am thinking that the power is ok and that the processor has gone to heaven and / or the motherboard

I do not have a processor to try in the MB so does anyone know how i can determin if it is the Pro or the MB which had died, as i would prefer to replace one and not both ( yeah saving my pennies for a holiday )


I've got a huge problem and would be really grateful if someone could at least tell me what's wrong with my pc.

Yesterday, while playing League of Legends, my pc froze and nothing I did helped, no key combinations, nothing, I had to manually restart my pc. Thinking it was a one time thing i continued playing and the same thing happened 4 times.

I figured it had to be due to the game itself, but then I tried playing 2 other games and the same thing happened in those 2 other games as well.

Since I hadn't formated my hard drive in a year I thought it had to be due to my hard drive getting suffocated so I formated it. Windows 7 installation went fine, but again as soon as I started a game...be it 2 minutes od 1 hour into the game, the pc would freeze and I was forced to manually restart it.

I read online that faulty memory modules are mostly to blame so I opened my pc and switched the places of the memory modules but as soon as I started my pc the boot screen was all grainy and the letters barely readable. My pc started up in the lowest resolution possible and since my motherboard (asus P5K) doesn't have a vga card I wonder how I can see anything at all. My pc doesn't recognize my GPU anymore (GeForce 8800 GT) and neither does it show up in dxdiag or hardware list.

I try to swap memory modules again, try to leave only one inside and then try the other...but to no avail. The fan on my GPU is still rotating but I'm starting to fear my GPU has die... Read more

A:Has my GPU died? Please help

Oh come one...I'm not expecting a full diagnostic just someone to read what I wrote and write his or her opinion.

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I was getting problem with my pc a week or 2 back, freezing and crashes, and mega slow downs, well one day i came home and the pc wudnt even gt on to the desktop so i tried to wipe it. At first it didnt show a partion to wipe from the CD ( something to do with drivers :S ) but eventually after switching it off from the plug and turning it back on it found a partion and i wiped it and started installing vista again. Half way through ( it was taking ages ) it came with a error saying a file was missing and it needed to be reinstalled, i trieed again but the sme problem came up. It would sometimes even freeze when i was trying to enter my windows code or at the entering screen and the pc would make a wierd beeping noice, i thought tht might be trying to tell me something.

So at this time i was rather annoyed eventually it could not find a partion again saying the same thing! since then i coudnt gt the thing to even pass the BIOS and it just freezes at the screen where you can go iinto bios etc but its frozen.. so pressing delete etc doesnt work...

Im kinda stumped.... i thought a virus had ripped my pc apart, i just need some help I hope new hardware wont be needed..

Please reply =D
also a note: while my pc was actually working it would sometimes come up with a blue screen saying its shutting down to prevent damage, and some other words but would just restart.


A:My Pc has died :(

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So, my computer randomly stopped working... It froze on the logon screen and i let some 2-year old hit buttons on the keyboard for a long while until he tried sticking his finger into one of the case fans... at which point i just hit the kill switch on the PSU. Sinse then the computer won't boot. I can hit the power button, the PSU turns on (the internal blue LED fan is on) and the CPU fan spins and lights up. The mouse and keyboard light up for a second and stop. Also both monitors just say PC Entering Power Save Mode (or whatever they say when they're on but there's no signal...)

My setup is as follows...

Logisys PS550AC12 550W PSU
Microstar MS-7187 Ver. 1.A MB
Intel Pentium D 830
nVidia 8500GT 512mb
1 GB of Nanya Ram (Stock to Medion)
2 GB of an unknown ram... (ordered online... no brand name sticker and i forget what brand it is....)

Thanks in advance...


A:Something died..

I guess your HD is corrupt. Try CHKDSK /p at the Recovery Console.

CHKDSK /? shows its syntax, use the swicth /p.

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well lets see, my lifeline to the outside world is dead!! (im on moms computer lol) anywho, i was surfin the net when all of a sudden my computer powers off, and i dont mean shutdown and close programs, it shut off immediately. so i wait a minute, and turn it back on, log in and it shuts off, so i try a few more times, and it shutoff each time earlier than the last... it was running hot a while before this happened but i let it cool down a ton, and tried again and i got further into logging in but it just shut off again. any help to diagnose this problem would be great... just started summer classes at college, perfect timing huh? thank you everyone.
by the way, i run an HP pavilion pentium 4, winXP pro, 786MB ram, 60GB HDD, and 200GB HDD, geforce 5200 vid card. i call it my souped up ghetto piece of sh*t

A:my pc died

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Windows xp just died. a little chronology:

Started my computer tonight, started as usual
checked my email, checked some favorite sites (including this one)
ok so far.
started live update on Norton Antivirus. is said it couldn't do it some kind of error. (strange)

went to windows update downloaded the latest critical update. it said i needed to restart.

on initial boot I get a message could not boot
file c:/windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupted.

I have the computer dual boot with an old XP system on another physical disk. it boots ok, I am on it now. and from it i can access the other disk (two raptor sata drives on a promise FastTrak S150 TX2 plus card.) so the hardware apperas to be ok.

can I copy the windows/system/config/system file from the functioning OS to the other?

I tried a repair from the windows XP CD it just droped me off to a DOS prompt in the windows directory. My knowledge of DOS is minimal at best.

any help appreciated

Steve L

A:help XP just died.

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hi everyone my lovely 500 GB HDD died 2 days ago so now I'm posting my problem here so I can get as much help/suggestion/advice as I can, so I know what do with my HDD.

Here is the story:
Last summer I bought a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500Gbytes, it was working fine. But since I'm such a reckless person! I tried to move the HDD from my pc to my father's pc, while I was holding the drive on my hand walking towards dad's room, my hand slipped and the drive fell down on a ceramic floor!!! I picked it up and then went on to my dad's room.

I installed the IDE cables and everything on my father's pc. Unfortunately the drive didn't get recognized in the 2nd pc (it was undetected in the BIOS, and the drive was making a strange sound) so while I was working on changing the drive's IDE cable I accidentally pulled off the power cord cable of the drive, when I did so the pc shut down and wont power on. Then when I pulled the drive's power cord off, the pc started to run again. So the problem now is that whenever I connect the power cord to the damaged HDD the pc won't switch on. So what does this mean?

I know that it's my entire fault, but I'm going to fix it no matter what!!

Info: My PC

A:HDD died!!

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I purchased a XPS 15 (9550) from eBay. The system has the i7 CPU, UHD touch, 8gb RAM and 250gb SSD. There is no NVidia showing up in system manager. As far as I know the 2016 model shipped with the NVidia GPU so a bit worried that this isn't working. Any ideas.

A:GPU may have died!

Best bet:  ask the seller.  You're likely going to need to return the system for a refund.

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My conputer crashed yesterday and I get this error message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt :


You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windwos Setup using the original Setup CD_Rom.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

Can anyone offer any assistance ? What is this and what caused it ?

many thanks

A:help ! xp died

The file is part of the National Language Support (nls) and is an essential paer of the Windows Operating System.

Sounds like yours has become corrupt, and in the first instance do as suggested, boot from your Windows CD and select Repair.

The reasons for a file becoming corrupt would run into the hundreds, and would only be speculation.

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Have been working on this for two days research and all, still I'm in limbo. Have just upgraded my INTERNET bandwidth from fast to faster through Roadrunner Time Warner Cable and for the life of me we have three other systems in the home and they all run faster when it comes to web browsing and web pages opening and up and download speeds, but my system which is the backbone of keeping everyone on par here at home and helping some of my friends at work maintain their systems running, anyway IE 9 will take forever to load or even open up say at least anywhere from 30seconds to minutes ! It ran just fine before the upgrade in cable speed, went from 20mbps to 30mbps or better download. I did not turn my system on the day the tech was here for the change out in modems as we tried the other systems and they all ran great. The very next day I turned my system on and boom ! that is when I was so disappointed . This is on Windows 7 64bit also and to answer some more ?'s have four other operating systems in this tower (98SE up on different drives) have booted in to each one and surfed with out a glitch ! Anyway here are some logs if someone would care to take a look. Have uninstalled IE9 went back to IE 8 with no change
I have since reinstalled IE 9 with the same results. Have also disabled any and everything I can think of to see what may be posing the problem. Still no change. In internet options have even enabled Accelerated Graphics under the advanced tab with no result... Read more

A:IE 9 Just Died ?

Bump. Still not up to Par .

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Q: PC died

I am unable to turn my latptop on I have done a hard reset and tried to turn it on without the battery in it isn't working no sound of the fans starting up it's only 18 months laptops should just die that quickly

A:PC died

  Hello babydollxrach, Are the LEDs blink or the computer beeps? Computers use blinking LEDs to identify startup errors. If you see the LEDs blinking (usually 1 - 8 blinks in a series) near the caps lock or num lock keys. Did you try to turn it on with a different battey?  Also you can review this link, it provides possible solutions to many common computer startup issues:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03515402  Regards

I am an HP employee

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Was shutting down my pc earlier today and the power went out. after the power came back on i turned my computer back on... nothing. It starts up, displays my graphics card info, shows the intel splash screen then goes to a black screen with a single "_". This blinks a few times then disappears and that's where my pc stays.
I've treid to enter the bios to start it in safe mode but can't do that.
I put my Windows XP cd in, to boot from that, with the following result; same as above excpet after the "_" blinks a few times it says "press any key to boot from cd", i press a key. a few moments of black then "setup will scan your hardware configuration" (or something along those lines), then back to black and there it stays.

Can anyone come up with any suggestions for me? I'll be forever grateful.

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Hi all

My main pc has gone down & i need some help figuring out what's broke.
my pc was on & running fine,i turned on my audio (Logitech Z5500 Speakers 5.1 Surround Sound 505W RMS) at the control box,there was a loud humming noise & i realized the volume was up full from the night before when i had my headphones plugged in,then the pc just lost power & turned off.
Now when i start it up the power supply comes on for maybe 2 seconds then turns off again then back on but the pc wont start up all the lights are on but nothing comes on the monitor.
The psu is a ocz gamexstream 600w.

Looks to me like its the psu thats gone but i ain't sure...so before i go ordering a new psu could it be anything else? or is there fuses in the psu i could just replace?


A:What's died?

Well, there's as they say, "no user serviceable components in your PSU". Besides, if a fuse was blown, it wouldn't come on at all, now would it?

You can buy a PSU tester for about 20 bucks, give or take. Generally though, trial by substitution is the way the diagnosis is made. To the upside, you'll likely need another PSU someday, perhaps sooner than later.

One other possibility could be that the CPU heat sink fan has come loose, and the system is thermaling out.

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My computer will not boot. I get through post ok, windows xp pro starts to boot. It never finishes, though. I can boot into safe mode, and that's about it. I tried re-installing OS, and that worked until I ran Windows Update. First my games started screwing up so I reboot. For a while it would boot once in a while, but now it's just dead. Does anybody know if there is a bad update i should be avoiding? Here's my system specs, in case they help.
shuttle AN35N-N Ultra Mainboard w/ Athlon XP 2600+(barton core), Radeon 9550 VC, 512 DDR 2700, Western Digital 120GB drive. Couldn't find anything wrong on Microsoft's HCL. Suggestions, anyone?

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I have an acer travelmate2410, an error occured from a corrupt file download
( C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch|MONITOR.EXE-2231B72E.pf) The computer would switch on but only the right 1/3 of the keyboard would work. Every time I tried to start up, skan disc was automatcally cancelled as if the / key was being held down. I tried to remove prefetch from the windows folder to the recycle bin, which created a further error \Recycled|Dc1.pf. The computer now switches on, showing the power light on, the hard drive light flashes for 10 seconds or so but the screen is blank with no sign of life. Is this terminal ?

A:Has it died ?

It shouldn't be, though there is a chance it could be related to hardware failure. When you power it on do you get any video signal at all? Trying pressing the delete button after powering it on and see if you can get into the BIOS.

If you get no video at all, try stripping your PC down to a bare bones system (just motherboard/cpu, video, and memory), then slowly add hardware until you find what is giving you problems.

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My second hard drive no longer appears in the windows.
And when I'm starting the windows appears this:
Disk Offline.

Its recover it?

A:HD died?

Most likely. However, 'cause I'm not familiar with that Intel technology -- better get another opinion. Hope you have restorable or clonable backup image[s] on some external device[s].

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Q: PC Died

I'm looking for some hardware advice. My wife was using my HP XT933 when everything just froze up, the screen displayed ok, but no mouse or keyboard. She also noticed a strange oder like something burning. The only way out was to knock the power down. I let it set a few minutes & turned power back on.

CPU and monitor are getting power however the mouse, & keyboard appear to be dead (no light on optical mouse). The CPU appears to cycle, that is the power light comes on & the disc busy light comes on for a few seconds like it would normally do when booting. In addition the screen just remains blank & the power indicator on the monitor remains amber instead of turning green.

Any advice would be appreciated..

HP XT933
mem. 256


Had a few problems and lots of rubbish on Toshiba Satellite A30 - Windows XP 40gb hd, Did a complete reinstall approx 12 months ago, use it as a reserve so not much data/pics on it.All good until the following the other night:

After hour of usage the laptop became unresponsive, didnt freeze, but had to power it down as not able to go through usual shut down.
Can't start it in safe mode (?) and when powered up normal I get the following screen (see attachment), preceded by "unable to load OS". This screen dialogue repeats itself approx every 10 minutes.

Made a few beeps when it started.

1)Has the HD gone into meltdown?
2)and if I need a new one can I increase it from the present 40gb
3)and would I be able to recover any of my data on existing HD
4) Or can you suggest alternatives to above, pleaseeeee

Thanks in advance

A:Has my HD died??

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Help my kids were playing a game on my computer and they installed another game and the cd rom wouldn't work. I unistalled all of there game and it still won't work. I have looked under device manager and there is nothing showing there. I have also checked when I reboot and it says the device is work properly. But when I tried to open a cd it opens and lets me put the cd in and closes then it tell the the cd rom drive is not ready what is going on here? Thanks for any help. Jan

A:Help my cd rom died

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I've got a huge problem and would be really grateful if someone could at least tell me what's wrong with my pc.

Yesterday, while playing League of Legends, my pc froze and nothing I did helped, no key combinations, nothing, I had to manually restart my pc. Thinking it was a one time thing i continued playing and the same thing happened 4 times.

I figured it had to be due to the game itself, but then I tried playing 2 other games and the same thing happened in those 2 other games as well.

Since I hadn't formated my hard drive in a year I thought it had to be due to my hard drive getting suffocated so I formated it. Windows 7 installation went fine, but again as soon as I started a game...be it 2 minutes od 1 hour into the game, the pc would freeze and I was forced to manually restart it.

I read online that faulty memory modules are mostly to blame so I opened my pc and switched the places of the memory modules but as soon as I started my pc the boot screen was all grainy and the letters barely readable. My pc started up in the lowest resolution possible and since my motherboard (asus P5K) doesn't have a vga card I wonder how I can see anything at all. My pc doesn't recognize my GPU anymore (GeForce 8800 GT) and neither does it show up in dxdiag or hardware list.

I try to swap memory modules again, try to leave only one inside and then try the other...but to no avail. The fan on my GPU is still rotating but I'm starting to fear my GPU has died. I've never ever O... Read more

A:Has my GPU died? Please help

Oh come one...I'm not expecting a full diagnostic just someone to read what I wrote and write his or her opinion.

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To all you people here that said "don't worry about writing to the SSD" :P!

It died at 6 months old! [2 days ago]

They are closed for the holiday, so I can't do crap about it...

NOW, my machine is pitifully slow, and all my work was lost...

A:My SSD died!

I had a 500 Gb Seagate HDD die on me after only 2 months, so it doesn't what kind of computer hardware you buy, sometimes it can defective. Unfortunately thats life.

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I went to turn on my desktop PC today, and when I pushed the power button I heard a few seconds of a strange electrical buzzing noise. Then my UPS shut off and made a continuous loud beep until I pressed its power button.

To say the least, my PC will not turn on... at all. I tried different outlets and different power cables. It simply does not turn on. The UPS and everything else that was plugged into it (such as the monitor, tv, ps3, etc.) all seem to be working fine. My computer, however, is apparently dead.

My computer is one I built myself less than 4 years ago. It has a 700W power supply, which is definitely capable of powering more than I have in there.

I haven't started taking anything apart yet. I was hoping to maybe get some advice on here first...
Does anyone know what may have happened, and what I should do first? (before i try getting a new expensive psu?)

A:PC died... Why, god, why??

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I didn't update the BIOS and I didn't touch any of the settings. I powered my computer down, came home from work and it would power up. No lights, no nothing. Went through every troubleshooting step I could find on Google from hitting the power button random amounts of times to removing the CMOS battery and I get nothing. Just got off the phone with Lenovo support and they have to replace the motherboard. I don't suppose there's anything other secret troubleshooting steps I can try?

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So my 500w fm2 enermax psu died yesterday, heard a popping sound and then smoke... smelled the psu and it stinks of burning electronics. So i know its dead, hope it didnt damage anything else. Any way im going to get a new one. Just have to order it. Had this psu for about 2 years really surprised it went.

My system specs are as follows:

cpu- e8400 c2d 3.0 ghz

video card- 260 gtx

1 sata 7200 HD

4 gig ram (2 sticks)

1 ide dvd/cd burner

asus pq5l board

Nothing over clocked. I'm getting one of these psu's for sure because the price is right for me, they are:

Ultra Products - LSP (Lifetime Series Pro) 650-Watt ATX Power Supply or

Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Power Supplies Even though the top one has more wats it not the best name i dont think so im leaning towards the earthwats. So which of these 2 would u suggest. TY
It has to be one of these because the place im ordering from only has these 2 in my price range, and im not ordering from newegg cause i dont want to wait a week for it, im in canada. So between these two which one do u suggest.

A:Psu died

Personally between the two in your price range I would take the Antec.

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HP Pavilion 510n , Windows XP Home Edition,some RAM, and a 40GB hard drive. I was updating the computer through Microsoft, already had SP1 & SP2 on it. I already had Internet Explorer 7 on it. It seemed like I was on the last bit of updates and it said it was done installing the last few and that I needed to RESTART the computer. No problem, I thought. When the computer went to boot back up, after the HP splash screen, all I get is ...." NTLDR is missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart. When I push them I get the same screen again.....press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart. I have no clue what happend. Everything was fine. I went into the BIOS and it recognizes that the hard drive is there.
Any help fixing this computer will be GREATLY appreciated !!!

A:It just died

Microsoft article about your problem : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320397

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