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Restarts and crashes and bears, oh my

Q: Restarts and crashes and bears, oh my

Hello all,

So I'll get right down to the pertinent details and try to be as clear and concise as I can.

This is the first computer I have attempted to build on my own without semi-professional help. I bought all the parts and assembled them, and through much toil, sweat, and troubleshooting, my creation came to life. (I got Windows 7 installed and booting.)

I have had what I believe to be several separate issues that I have resolved one at a time, until this last and glaring problem of random restarts. I will be playing a game, or doing some other task on the computer and the screen will black for an instant and then present me with multicolored scrambles and the audio will stutter on a loop of the last sound. (duration ~.3 sec) The computer will then reboot.

I do have auto restarts disabled, but it usually does not present a blue screen or create a minidump. I have gotten to a blue screen occasionally and gotten a dump out of it and they are attached. All I get out of the Event Viewer is Kernel Error 41 bugcheckcode 0.

Let me tell you what I have done:

Made sure all of my drivers were up to date. (using driver cleaners to make sure the old ones were out)
Up to date BIOS.
Disabled the AMD power save equivalent on the processor. (Cool&Quiet, I think) I had heard this could sometimes cause trouble.
Scanned for viruses and malware.
Ran the memory through 20 memtest extensive cycles, no errors.
Ran checkdisk several times, no problems.
Ran sfc scan it said everything was fine.
I have done an upgrade installation to replace the Windows files, so see if that might help.
Turned off the nonessential startup items.
I have removed all the unnecessary scheduled tasks.
Used Driver Verifier to run all of the options except for low resource simulation. (This DID result it ferreting out a RealTek Audio Driver that I uninstalled, still crashes)

So after all of that, I still feel in my gut it's a software issue and that the hardware is ok. If it is the hardware, however, I need to figure out which piece quickly so I can RMA it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time.

Preferred Solution: Restarts and crashes and bears, oh my

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

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

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

A: Restarts and crashes and bears, oh my

I have no clue but if I had no guess I'd say it's your video card. Do you have any secondary sets of hardware to test with?

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Helping a friend with an infection of his desktop.  It has lots of viruses.  Attached is the logs from my most recent scans in Safe Mode.  Scans are coming up clean but I don't trust it.  What should I do next?
Automated Cleanup Engine
Starting Cleanup at 02/05/2015 - 21:19:25 GMT
Starting Routine> Removing c:\windows\apppatch\apppatch64\vcldr64.dll...#(PX5: E4B272B01063651C3B4804FD469D2C00ADF24910 - MD5: B6C1C50ADBE12000B62866D662A24230)...
Deleting File> c:\windows\apppatch\apppatch64\vcldr64.dll
Starting Routine> Removing c:\program files (x86)\cinemaplus-3.2cv24.04\utils.exe...#(PX5: B8B3A8A5EEE14F4D04211B2C27945E00FB44C658 - MD5: CC95BCFC967B1E5097038AD1B94AE09C)...
Deleting File> c:\program files (x86)\cinemaplus-3.2cv24.04\utils.exe
Starting Routine> Removing c:\users\shadowreaperx2\appdata\local\temp\nsi65e0.tmp...#(PX5: 7BDC821BE6ADC4FA1A5301EF10ECCF0015E16639 - MD5: 41FF7A7A605DB143C289655232FED377)...
Deleting File> c:\users\shadowreaperx2\appdata\local\temp\nsi65e0.tmp
Deleting File> C:\Users\ShadowReaperX2\AppData\Local\Temp\nsw9370.tmp
Deleting File> C:\Users\SHADOW~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nsg92C3.tmp
Deleting File> C:\Users\SHADOW~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nsg92C3.tmp
Starting Routine> Removing c:\users\shadowreaperx2\appdata\local\temp\nsr9610.tmp...#(PX5: 51158FEF2E7002E2652204E1AAC5D900FED317EC - MD5: E56E2D0E9996AFA45F6D0A72294604D8)...
Deleting File> c:\users\shadowreaperx2\appdata\local\temp\nsr96... Read more

A:Lions, viruses and bears...oh my!

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Alright, no bears. I visited a website sent from a friend whose account was hijacked. Help! As soon as I clicked it I killed my Wi-Fi connection, but it was too late.Symptoms:- Random browser popups (IE) pointing to an IP address with a 404.- SpyBot reveals Virtumundo, among others, but can't remove it, even upon reboot.- Malware Bytes reveals same issue, but can't seem to remove it, even upon reboot.- After running above, I get RundDLL errors, where it claims that a dll is not a valid windows image. Incidentally, that dll was itemized by Spybot.- Upon reboot, I tend to have to repeat the above.What I've done:- SpyBot, with latest updates - Malware Bytes, with latest updates- ComboFix - one run, with reboot.See ComboFix log below:ComboFix 09-05-31.06 - steven.landers 2009-06-01 14:03.2 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2883 [GMT -4:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Steven.Landers\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DLLs\c.cgmc:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Application Data\qqlhgjmmc:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Application Data\qqlhgjmm\profiles.inic:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Application Da... Read more

A:Virtumundo - Spyware - and Bears, oh my

ComboFix logs should not to be posted or discussed outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic in the Am I Infected forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/Explain the nature of your problem. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.This topic is now closed. The BC Staff

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

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

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

I am using Windows 7 currently.

A:Windows Explorer crashes, restarts, then crashes again

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

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Baylor has suspended all football-related activities, saying it needs to evaluate recent positive tests for COVID-19 and perform contact tracing.
The Bears have a bye week, but their homecoming game is planned for Oct. 17 in Waco, Texas.
"We are taking all possible precautions and our focus remains playing the scheduled game with Oklahoma State at McLane Stadium," Baylor athletic director Mack B. Rhoades said.
Baylor previously had to postpone its game against Houston on Sept. 19 after Baylor did not meet the Big 12 Conference COVID-19 thresholds for playing. One of Baylor's position groups did not meet the thresholds for competition, sources said.
The Bears are 1-1 after a win over Kansas on Sept. 26 and a 27-21 loss to West Virginia on Oct. 3
More site:shopforcollfootball.com

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Hello - having trouble with my system:

HP Pavilion a1230n / Windows XP SP2
Anthlon 64 3700+
Geforce 7600 GS
1.5 Gigs PC3200 RAM

Problem: sometimes the pc simply crash-restarts, no error messages or warnings. Most often happens when playing an on-line computer game, "Eve Online." The screen goes black and the pc re-boots.

A PC Doctor diagnostic test shows my cpu (Athlon 64) failing three tests:


Error Message for above tests (comes up during PC Doctor test): "Virtual Device Driver format in regsistry is invalid." This error message is a windows pop-up box, NOT a PC Doctor result message.

HP Tech Support online chat says the cpu is screwed and needs to be replaced. Anyone have any other opnions? Thx!

A:PC crashes & restarts

See if you get a error message by turning the Automatic Restart OFF.
How to turn off Automatically Restart

Click Start then right click My Computer choose Properties
Then Advanced tab
Under Startup & Recovery click Settings
Under System failure uncheck Automatically Restart
Click OK.

Now the Error message should stay up so you can read it.

Over heating or Video Card or both is a likely cause.

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Morning/Afternoon All.

I have a system that runs on windows 7 home premium 64bit SP1, its primarily a storage server but also handles time consuming tasks (and some folding while it idles :D ) .

However for a month or two is has been restarting randomly every day or two. (not a clean shut-down from what i can tell).
I log in to check on it or do something and i'm back at the logon screen instead of the lock screen I usually leave it on.

A Look into the event viewer shows the error as the vague "kernal power - The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."

This error has been getting on my nerves and I thought I better start heavily looking into it this weekend before it creates worse problems like file-system corruption.

Here is the speccy file requested from the sticky on the sub-forum :D .

Thanks Again for any help you awesome people can give,
Will be happy to give any more info/ logs to narrow down this problem.

Sorry for the double post but I noticed something odd.

I just noticed speccy was reporting my SSD at 128C and I double cheaked this with Speedfan. (i'll attemp to walk down there soon and cheak by feel, I view it remotely normally).

do ssd's get naturally hotter (i assume not this much) all other drives are listed around the 33-38C mark and its right in there with them (in the group directly behi... Read more

A:Win 7 restarts/crashes every day or two.

Go into BIOS and look into your temp and voltage readings post here.

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For about a week now my computer has been crashing and restarting. When it happens any audio will begin to lag and then stop working completely. I don't know whats causing it as it happens without warning and it seems to happen on whatever i'm doing e.g. iTunes, Youtube, Games or just using the internet in general.

When i turn the computer back on and log in i get a box saying Windows has recovered, with details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80061414E0
BCP2: FFFFF880109B9630
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Does anyone know how to stop this from happening, Thanks.

A:Random Crashes and Restarts

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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Ive been trying to sort out this problem for a while, when I run windows it will eventually crash or restart. It crashes/restarts more when playing a game or watching a video. On some occations it will lag horribly before doing so, and sometimes a crash will end up in a blank screen.
Things I have tried to resolve this:
- Reinstalling windows
- Replacing power supply
- Replacing graphics card
- Replacing RAM

What should I do next?

Specs: Windows xp Home
AMD XP 2200 (properly cooled)
Ti4600 Graphics
7NF-RZ Gigabyte Motherboard
Sound Blaster Audigy 5.1
550w Power
1x 200Gb HDD
1x 180Gb HDD
DVD drive
CD writer

A:Computer crashes/restarts

All i can recommend is formating the hard drive, doing a fresh install with everything, doing what you already did, and if all else fails, replace the MOBO, sorry about your problem, believe me i know how frustrating failing systems can be. also make sure your hard drive is in good health, try to check voltage settings as well. make sure your bios settings are set to manufacturer's default, and disable ANY kind of overclocking if enabled, that could be the solution as well, i know when i overclocked my p4 from 3.2 to 3.46 i had the crash-restart thing going on whenever a 3d application was launched. best of luck to you buddy my heart goes out to you.

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This problem occurs when I play video games, occasionally when I'm not!

My Specs:
FX8350 4.0 ghz
12 gb of ram
CX 750 watt Corsair power supply
R9 290 Radeon Sapphire 4gb graphics card.
M5A 78L-MLX Plus motherboard.
Have three fans, two at the front, one at the back built in with my liquid cooling for my CPU.
I keep the case open, for air flow reasons.

Could someone specify a cause for the unexpected restarts/crashes, it's persistent!?

A:PC unexpectedly crashes/restarts?

OK, I see a number of issues here;
1 CX pw supply. The cx line from corsair is for a basic build ONLY. It is not intended for any type of gaming and or overclocking. Using a cx in a gaming system is just asking for a problem.
2 Your mb. Again this is for a basic build and NOT a gaming system. Asus boards that are intended for gaming have the 990fx chipset, heavy duty VRs [voltage regulators] heavy duty capacitors, and better chipset cooling.
I keep the case open, for air flow reasons. Click to expand...

This is a mistake. If you have to leave the case open, you have an airflow problem, cooling problem, etc.

You have an asus mb so download and install asus probe. Here is a link to the support page for your mb;

Probe is under the utilities section of the downloads. Post the following info; cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values. Post this twice; once while at idle or no load and once when stress testing ie running prime95 or IBT.

Have you run memtest? If not, do so. Run it for a minimum of 1hr to see if you have any errors.

Have you tried pulling out your video card and running the onboard video that is part of that mb? If not, I would do that as well.

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Hey Guys,
got a Problem for some few Months now, my PC is turning off and then restarting without any bluescreen while playing Games, normally the bigger Games like GTA and Fallout, for example League of Legends is running fine and no crashes. Now today it also happend just while browsing the Internet, had 3 Tabs open and a Game Launcher :/. Would be cool if you have any tips to help me
power supply - 550 Watt Corsair VS550 
device - 22x DVD+-RW Double Layer  Mainboard 1150 - MSI B85M-E45 (Chipsatz: B85/mATX) hard drive - 1000 GB SATA III, 7200upm Processor 1150 - Intel Core i5-4670K 4x 3.40 GHz main memory - 8192MB DDR3 Single Channel 1600MHz (1x 8GB) grafic card PCI-E - 3072 MB AMD Radeon R9 280X, 2x DVI, HDMI, DP 

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Hey Guys,
got a Problem for some few Months now, my PC is turning off and then restarting without any bluescreen while playing Games, normally the bigger Games like GTA and Fallout, for example League of Legends is running fine and no crashes. Now today it also happend just while browsing the Internet, had 3 Tabs open and a Game Launcher :/. Would be cool if you have any tips to help me 
power supply - 550 Watt Corsair VS550 
device - 22x DVD+-RW Double Layer  Mainboard 1150 - MSI B85M-E45 (Chipsatz: B85/mATX) hard drive - 1000 GB SATA III, 7200upm Processor 1150 - Intel Core i5-4670K 4x 3.40 GHz main memory - 8192MB DDR3 Single Channel 1600MHz (1x 8GB) grafic card PCI-E - 3072 MB AMD Radeon R9 280X, 2x DVI, HDMI, DP 

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 kev_pc.zip   135.55KB

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MS Outlook 07 send/receive works with all except googlemail. When that tries to send/receive, outlook crashes and a DOS window very quickly appears then the computer restarts.

I was going to clean the registry, so I wanted to backup, but had to erase disc first. When I tried backing up, the above happened again.

Now, I have no backup and I am worried that I will lose everything. The computer has been extremely slow for many weeks too.

I really need you help........please!

A:MS Outlook 07 crashes - restarts

Since I have no backup of my contacts, I thought I would try to delete the all email. The 2 that are stuck in my outbox will not delete. If I try to open them, I get:

Microsoft Office Outlook: Cannot open this item. Outlook has already begun transmitting this message.


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Hi, I am in need of some help, I apologise if this isnt the right place to post this topic but basically my PC keeps crashing and randomly restarting itself.

I'm on Windows XP 32-bit running SP3 and when my PC reboots I get a message saying 'Your system has recovered from a serious error...'

I looked into the technical details of that message and got this, I dont know if it will help.


A:Random Restarts and crashes...

Hi there.

Locate the Mini081811-02.dmp file and upload it for review.

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At first I was looking around for answer.. But now I'm going to ask it.
OK.. The computer fans and interior are clean. I put thermal paste on CPU. And that did not work. The problem I am having is randomly why im doing something, the computer will crash in one of 3 ways. I'll here it make the sound as if it shut down, but i can still do stuff on the computer for like 10 more seconds.(It sounds like it restarted). Other way is it will just go black screen and the computer wont restart but it will stay on, and the red light on the front pannel will just glow red steadally.. and it wont do anything after that, i have to hold power button to shut it off. And last way is that it will just restart it self.(black screen then reboot).
I dont know what to check realy. But i checked CPU and it stays around 45 - 55 C.
So not overheating. But I know when it might crash.. Randomly the screen willl have a little flicker go across the screen. little faded black line go across. But if u have questions for me i try best to answer. Besides that, this is all that i can provide off top of head. Also if i just leave it at desktop doing nothing it wont crash.

A:Computer Crashes/Restarts

We need your system specs including make and model of your motherboard, make, type, and amount of RAM installed, video card, psu make and rated wattage output, etc.

We need to know your security software.

How old is your system? Have changed any of the hardware or installed any software recently? What are parameters of your cpu for temperature?

Are all your fans working, i.e., case, cpu, video card, etc.? What is the system temps?

Do you get any Blue Screens when it crashes and if so what are the error codes?

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Hi there, can someone help me with this problem? My computer crashes randomly after I enter Dota 2, a game. And after my computer reboots, it will restart after 5 to 10 min. Does this mean that there's a compatibility problem with the game? Or is there something really wrong with my computer? However, in the past, I was able to play Dota 2 without my computer crashing. Help me pls!

A:Crashes and restarts randomly

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

hamachi.sys Thu Feb 19 05:36:41 2009 (499D3639)
LogMeIn Hamachi Virtual network interface driver

ASMMAP64.sys Thu Jul 2 05:13:26 2009 (4A4C7A36)

tap0901t.sys Wed Sep 16 02:02:43 2009 (4AB07F83)
Google Earth or Tunngle (TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 (Tunngle))

atkwmiacpi64.sys Mon Jul 26 01:56:49 2010 (4C4D23A1)

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I just came back after a few days out, and for some reason my PC cashed several times today.
So my PC will restart (more like crash) after I log-in, it is random, it can crash in a few seconds or a few minutes.

Last time I used my PC, the "5,6,7" keyboard buttons didn't work (Logitech G15), maybe that could help.
( I usually shutdown my PC every time I go to sleep or go out).

I know that the computer crashes because, when I boot I get a screen telling me windows did not shut down correctly and I can use windows normally or with safe mode.

PC specs:
Windows 7 32 bit
nVidia 260 GTX
4 g"b ddr2 ram
Intel E8500 Duo 3.16 GHz
Avast free + malwarebytes free

I've tried to find solutions for the problem and even:
- Tried to open case, and tighten cables.
- Cool the system down by opening it and leaving it to rest
But I had no luck yet, so I came here.

Help would be highly appreciated :)

A:PC crashes (and restarts) randomly

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried booting to safe mode F8 tap it at the splash screen about 1 a second you can then either try last known good configuration or safe mode

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Hey,about 3 days ago my lap started to crash and aftter 2-3 seconds it restards..that happends about once per day..all i want to ask is will it be fixed if i format my laptop? Thanks for your time

A:My laptop crashes then restarts

More information is required.

1. Download this .BAT file to your desktop
2. Right-click the .BAT file and 'Run as Administrator'
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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I am not sure where in the forum this belongs. I am sorry if I placed it wrong, and a mod moves it, I will be grateful.

I have windows xp pro, pentium 4 cpu and 1.50 GB of ram. I am not sure what other system info to post.

A problem had developed where when trying to use windows movie maker, way towards the end of saving a project, computer would crash and restart.

I stopped using WMM and didn't seem to have a problem with anything else. The same thing started happening with some other .avi to dvd programs.

But now recently, I noticed that when I try to do a McAfee virus scan, it crashes 1-2 hrs later, just prior to completion. System crashes and restarts.
This I need to correct, now that it is interfering with security.

I do have and run Malewarebytes Anti-Malware and Webroot SpySweeper, and I haven't had a problem with them yet.

I do have and run CCleaner frequently. I also run Disk Cleanup and the IE cleanup in the control panel frequently.

I keep the computer updated with microsoft. I believe that all of my drivers are well maintained as well.

How can I tell what is causing this condition?

Please keep in mind that I am from an older, non technical generation, and that these steps that are easy and second nature for you are major accomplishments for me. Some times the terms and language that you use everyday are like me learning a second language. But I am trying to learn.

Thank You

A:Computer Crashes and Restarts

A good place to look is Event Viewer. You want errors, not information items or warnings.How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ The fact that McAfee crashes is nothing new...any program can crash at any time because of damaged files which prevent it from its specified tasks. Generally, the system can provide no warning when an installed program has damaged files.The easy attempt to correct...uninstall said program, then reinstall and update/run same.Louis

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Product code is 10B60023AU
It's around 3 months old, Started crashing every now and then (no blue screen of death) just on one moment and off the next.
Crashes started to get a lot more frequent (like 4 times an hour - sometimes).
Isolation tests, different monitors etc (made no difference)
So - did complete software re-image. (made no difference)
It's fully up to date and checked with the solution centre (detailed tests - no faults found)
So - took it in for warranty service, diagnosed graphics card fault and replaced the motherboard. Great I think.
That was yesterday, this morning (same thing - 4 crashes in less than an hour)
So - unless I drag this all the way back into the city for another 3 day holiday does anyone have an ideas ? Any known issues with these machines ?
Mod:  edited Subject line to clarify the pronlem description

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A:M73 SFF - crashes and restarts randomly

I personally have a M73 SFF, and it's been solid as a rock (other than a problem with the Lenovo-supplied graphics driver, fixed by installing the driver downloaded from Intel), I don't know of any other issues. 
When you say it's " just on one moment and off the next."   Do you mean it powers off by itself?   
More information would be helpful (please read the 'help us to help you' sticky thread.)

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..."windows is loading files..." screen finishes loading.

Sometimes it will get to a green loading bar for a few seconds then reboot. Other times it crashes immediately after it finishes loading. (see screenshot above)
Im trying to do a clean install of W7 x64 ultimate over my x86 XP install but the installation keeps crashing and I have no idea why. My bios and drivers are up to date and my xp install works perfectly so I doubt its hardware related. Please help I want windows 7!!

XP x86 SP3
PhenomII X3 720
4GB DDR3 1600 gskill

A:Installation crashes/restarts after...

You cannot run a 64 bit installer from the 32 bit environment.

Boot from the DVD and do a Custom clean install, using Advanced drive tools to format full HD as XP formatting is incompatible.

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Recently my computer has been having some problems. whenever i use flash games, or watch flash videos on youtube, after about 12-20 minutes my browser crashes, and on some occasions the whole pc reboots. Same deal when I play Warcraft, after about 20 minutes it either crashes or the pc reboots. When my computer is just running and browsing the web it's fine.

i used combo fix and Hijack this:

ComboFix 08-06-01.6 - Will 2008-06-02 21:04:02.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.137 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Will\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point


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C:\Documents and Settings\Will\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\ijjistarter2FxB.exe

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2008-06-02 19:08 . 2008-06-02 19:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\RogueRemover FREE
2008-05-31 13:42 . 2008-05-31 13:42 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2008-05-26 13:32 . 2008-06-02 20:29 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Will\Application Data\Yahoo!
2008-05-26 13:32 . 2008-05-26 13:32 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Yahoo! Companion
2008-05-09 18:38 . 2008-05-09 18:38 <DIR> d-------- C:\Pro... Read more

A:Program crashes and pc restarts

I'm runnining on Windows XP Media Edition
eMachines T3096
AMD Athlon XP +3000
2.17 GHz, 384 MB of RAM (512 mb shared)

Any and all help is appreciated.

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Cpu: Intell pentium dual core 2.80 ghz
Motherboard: ASUS P4S800
Ram: 2gig Sticks: #3 (2-512mbs) (1-1gig)
GPU: ASUS Radeon 9550 128mb
PSU: P4-500W power supply
OS: Windows XP pro Service pack 2

Ok The Crashes happen mostly during games such as Warcraft 3 and WoW
its crashes coming up with ACCESS_VIOLATION with like 0x00000E1 and so on
sometimes it comes to a plain blue screen and starts humming

Crash log:
WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
0006e8d8 1294e604 00140216 000202af 0006e96c 0x0
0006e8ec 1294e72d 0006e96c 0006e954 00000000 wmp!WTL::CFrameWindowImplBase<ATL::CWindow,ATL::CWinTraits<114229248,262400> >:reTranslateMessage+0x19
0006e908 1294e6e0 0006e96c 0006e96c 0006e950 wmp!CMainFrame:reTranslateMessage+0x22d
0006e91c 1294e69d 0006e96c 12c26214 0006ebb0 wmp!WTL::CMessageLoop:reTranslateMessage+0x25
0006e93c 12c75a8d 12940000 131da858 00000000 wmp!WTL::CMessageLoop::Run+0x5f
0006fecc 129d838e 000206d8 00000001 7c80ada0 wmp!Run+0x40a
0006fef0 01001389 01000000 000206d8 00000001 wmp!StartThePlayer+0xc3
0006ffc0 7c816fd7 0117d010 7c90e1fe 7ffd8000 wmplayer!_PlayerEntry+0x476
0006fff0 00000000 01001926 00000000 00000000 kernel32!BaseProcessStart+0x23
STACK_COMMAND: ~0s; .ecxr ; kb


7c90378b 5f pop edi

SYMBOL_NAME: ntdll!ExecuteHandler+24



IMAGE_NAME: ntdll.dll

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A:System Crashes/restarts Tried everything

Just thought I'd let you know that you should put the crashlog as an attachement Makes things a lot easier



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Whilst playing certain games (Kerbal Space Program/Euro Truck on medium graphics to be precise) I often get the PC completely restart on me without warning. No blue screen, the computer completely crashes to a black screen without shutting down properly (I hear the fans turn off). And a few seconds later it automatically turns itself back on showing the screen that lets you know it had recovered from an unexpected shut down/didn't shut down properly (Start in Safe Mode/Normally etc.).

I don't think it is a problem with over heating (but knowing me, I'm probably wrong on this) as it shows the CPU to be running at about 70 degrees Fahrenheit after the crash (I'v included the cooling system below).

I can also play the game Warframe on high graphics for hours on end with no crash nor performance drop.

I have Windows 7 as an OS.

Recently I upgraded from an Intel duo core 2.33 Ghz processor on a Fatality FP-IN9 SLI motherboard (running 2x4GB DDR2 RAM), to an Intel i5 quad core 3.4 Ghz on an Asus Z87-K motherboard (with 2x 8GB DDR3 RAM).

I cool the CPU with a Corsair H100i water cooling system (both fans on the radiator spin, and the corsair logo lights up, I'm guessing showing that).

I use an Nvidia G-force 650Ti graphics card (as I did with the old motherboard) and have updated the drivers.

I have installed a Corsair CM750M (750W) PSU in place of the CoreXStream 500W one that I used with the previous motherboard and am still getting the restarts. ... Read more

A:Random PC crashes/restarts

I guess another thing to mention is that it never crashes outside of playing a game, nor did it crash on the old motherboard.

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First, let me tell you the story... Last year my pc started bsod-ing, and I didn't found the issue, all I was doing then is chaning the cpu maximal speed to 99% for 100% in power options (control panel)...And it worked quite well, maybe a random bsod happened every month...

Now, a while ago it started to bsod and just randomly restart so frequently, and I decided to clean out the dust of everything, and reinstall my OS (win 7)...Here came the big problem...Or more problems at once... but all at installing...


- When clicked "format" in the win7 setup, the pc just freezed 95% of times.
- If I was able to format it, then if freezed or just restarted when it was copying the files from windows dvd...(randomly, sometimes at just around 10%, sometimes around 90% or over... I was once able to install it comletely, but it always restarted when entered the OS after a few minutes....)
- Restart while doing "Completing installation"
- Restart while loading up windows 7 (when I somehow installed it...and after the first restart happened, since then it always restarts when loading up)
- And now, the latest problem occuring... When I enter into the windows 7 setup, it doesn't show my hard drive with the old hdd, and shows 0MB with the new hdd i just bought (brand new WD)

All i tried so far:

- Replacing both RAMs with friends RAMs
- Bought new HDD (It's 100% that the HDD is OK)
- Bought new Mainboard
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A:Random restarts & crashes

Take your HDD and insert it in another PC but disconnect any other HDDs

Using the other PC install Windows on your HDD but do not restart when the setup asks you to do so(shown below) but just turn off that PC and put back the HDD in your computer, the setup process will continue on your PC when you power on your system

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My computer started to crash and restart.

Windows 10 x64
original OS windows 8.1
about 2 years old
no reinstall of OS

i7 x5960x
2x GeForce GTX 780i
MSI X99s Gaming 9 AC
EVGA Supernova 1300 G2

Thanks for your help

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My computer started to crash and restart.

Windows 10 x64
original OS windows 8.1
about 2 years old
no reinstall of OS

i7 x5960x
2x GeForce GTX 780i
MSI X99s Gaming 9 AC
EVGA Supernova 1300 G2

Thanks for your help

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hello, i have a laptop
model- hp g62
win 7 ultimate x64

lately i have serious BSOD and startup. yesterday i installed softwares to repair pc i installed:

Hitman PRO
Spyhunter 4-bettter than emmisoft malewares
regcure pro
advanced systemcare 8

and even after installed all this baddass softawares and did scans and repairs with all of them i still have
bsods and resstarts how can i identify the problem what should i do?? thnx for help!

here is the DM collector log
Attachment 360367

A:MY Laptop crashes and restarts

Hello and welcome loprik mate the info is in Hebrew if I am not mistaken so cannot make out anything in msinfo.

You have a load of unnecessary software on that machine - get rid of

Spyhunter 4-bettter than emmisoft malewares
regcure pro
advanced systemcare 8 - usually crap ware that promise the earth and eliver grief.

Do this for starters
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

if no go then these

ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

Now if you have had a BSOD then you need to follow these
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD then
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

hopefully the dump files will still be there unless you have had a real good clear out.

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I have restarted my device at least ten times now, and each consecutive time, it loads and I can sign in with my password, but seconds later, it crashes with a staticky crash screen, forcing me to manually turn it off. I have only had this device since Christmas, and this issue had occured numerous times (in such instances where I have been working without issue, only for it to crash abruptly).

A:Restarts fine, then crashes

Hi,Well it can be: operating system, drivers, hard drive or memory module issue.Tap away F2 key as soon as you power on laptop, do extensive hard drive and memory tests. Let it finish.See if you can work properly without any issues in clean boot: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windowsRegardsVisruth

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Good morning,
So the build I have is not even 3 years old, and it is starting to have some problems. I use it primarily for work and gaming. 
I don't remember when it first happened, but it was just an out of the blue hard reset while I was in the middle of a game. It happened the same way a few more times after that, then I had a decent amount time with nothing out of the ordinary. Then a few days ago it started up again. This time it will just shut off. When I try and power it back up the button does not respond and I have to physically unplug then replug the power cord for the button to register. During these sporadic shut downs I have still had some of the random resets too. Lately they have even offered to do the "start-up repair" which I allowed. 9hrs later it told me it could not be repaired.
If I had to pinpoint the cause, I would have to say it is when I am gaming (lately it has been triggering with Overwatch within 3 minutes) but it is strange because I seem to be able to play Witcher 3 for hours without interruption, which to me is a more hardware demanding game. I also can leave it idle all day/night and be on the web all day without error. 
I appreciate anyone time and responses and home we can find some answers! I will leave my DxDiag below.
Thank you,
System Information
Time of this report: 6/10/2016, 06:17:23
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A:Random restarts and crashes.

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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There are many many issues with my computer. Everyday when I first turn it on, it constantly resets itself shortly after I hear the beep. It's not until I power off and on that it starts to progress. The second set of restart frenzy occurs during Windows loading. Again this will repeat itself until I turn it off and on again (usually many times). Sometimes I get the BSOD during loading (today I got the message IRQL not less or equal). Sometimes it also changed to a dark green screen on my monitor.

Once I get past Windows loading it's usually alright. But occassionally while running games it freezes or the screen changes to a colorful screen and freezes.

I suspect this has something to do with my video card as it's been a problem for a while (I had to underclock it to run some games).

I have a Gigabyte GTX280 running Windows Vista 64-bit. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

A:Crashes, freezes, restarts and bsod

Hello and welcome to TSF,

Please follow the BSOD Posting Instructions so we can help you. Thanks!


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I built a system to use as an HTPC the end of last year (not my first) using new parts. Installed Windows and used it for a few months. Sometimes when it would start up (either from cold or a restart) it would power down and hang. The keyboard (connected via USB) lights would glow, but not come on strong like usual and the Num Lock light wouldn't be bright like usual. It was like the keyboard was getting power, but not actually communicating with the computer. Additionally, the TV connected via HDMI wouldn't detect a signal and the hard drive light would never blink. It wouldn't even post.
If I turned it off and on a few times it would work great, sometimes for a few weeks of restarts/shut-downs, without any problems. Then it would do it again. Once the system was up, it was stable.
Then one day I came home and the SSD wouldn't even show up in BIOS. I sent it in for RMA. In the interim I plugged in a regular (platter) HDD and loaded Windows. I don't remember if it happened right away, but soon after it would boot up and within 5-15 minutes it would restart without any warning. I would be in the middle of using it, the screen would go black (no BSOD or anything) and it would go right into POST.
I assumed that the problem was related to the HDD, so I tried to tolerate it, but soon just stopped using the system.
The replacement SSD came earlier this week. Installed Windows and got the same issue with the restarting and about half the time not eve... Read more

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Hey, how's it going?
I've had my computer for almost a year to a year and a half already and I've probably upgraded to Windows 7 for about 5 or 6 months so far.
I've been very impressed with what Microsoft has done with Windows 7 but I have a problem that really frustrates me.
Every time I'm on my computer watching a video, listening to music etc. it would randomly crash out of nowhere. It would just restart then goes to the page asking if I would like to run Windows on Safe modes. I'd be lucky if my computer doesn't crash while I type this.
I've tried running on safe mode but it still crashes as well.
I've had my computer reformatted about a week or two ago and it still crashes.
I have noticed that before of around the time of my computer going on the fritz there was a message that popped up on the Windows Action Center. Something to do about the away mode system.(See the attached picture.) I'm not sure if this is causing it but it's worth a shot to solve. So can you guys help me out with solving this particular problem or the fact my computer keeps crashing every so often.
I'm not really sure what is causing this but I hope I can get some possible solutions.
Thanks in advance guys.
Sorry for the long read.

A:Computer Randomly Restarts/Crashes

If you've attempted a clean installation, there's a high chance that you have a hardware issue, however it could still be a software/driver conflict if you're using the same software.

If you receive a Blue Screen of Death, you should upload your error logs so that the more technically inclined can analyze them.

See this thread for help on how to how to post BSOD problems:

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That's all I know.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:52:37 AM, on 01/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ELECOM\WheelUtility2\ELEMOUSE.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
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A:Virus (I think), computer crashes and/or restarts

Hi Raen,

Welcome to Tech Support Forums!

If you are still having malware problems, I will be glad to help.

First of all, your problem may be caused by hardware problems, and not necessarily a malware problem. Once we rule out malware, it would be probably time to check whether your hardware is operating within the prescribed limits.

There is an entry in your log:

C:\Program Files\ELECOM\WheelUtility2\ELEMOUSE.EXE

that I suspect is legitimate but I would like you to confirm it.

Familiar with it? And, if so, what do you use is for? Your feedback would be used to update our databases so that the items won?t be flagged as unknown entries, as they are now. Thank you for your time and effort in this.


Please download CCleaner (freeware) from here:
http://www.ccleaner.com/download/Run the CCleaner installer.
During installation process, please UNCHECK "Add CCleaner Yahoo! Toolbar".
Once installed, run CCleaner and click the Windows tab.
Select the following:Check everything under the Internet Explorer section.
Check everything under the Windows Explorer section.
Check everything under the System section.
Check ONLY Old Prefetch data under the Advanced section.

Next, click the Options icon, then click the Advanced button:UNCHECK : "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours", click OK.

Next, click the Cleaner icon, then click the Run Cleaner button (bottom right), then Exit.

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Okay so, I literally put my computer in for repair a few days ago and I just had it back yesterday, I tried to play a DayZ and Black Mesa several times, among other games and all of them crash. The premise is always the same, go onto game, wait a few minutes, maybe even seconds, game crashes and a patterned, chequered screen appears WHILE still in-game. I could even notice most of the game de-loading when it freezes. After that, most if not all the time, my monitor goes black and my computer restarts. It's really hard to explain so I hope you understand what I'm talking about. When I got it repaired last time I also bought new components, I have a new power supply and a brand new NVidia GTX 970, I'm on Windows 7 Professional.

ALL help is appreciated, thank you so much
- David.

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My pc randomly BSODs, crashes and reboots while watching youtube videos etc.

A:BSOD and random crashes, restarts

atikmdag.sys may be the cause of your problem as it is referenced as the cause of the BSOD in one of your dumps. It is a system driver related to ATI Radeon graphics cards. Update your graphics driver from the below link.
Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

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My explorer.exe constantly crashes and restarts; however, when I go into safe mode it works perfectly which means it is a driver problem. So I began to use the app, DriverView, to look at all the drivers I have and sure enough I find 3 very suspicious files that are most likely the cause to my problem.They looked suspicious because their file type was listed as unknown and their description was blank.the three files were:dump_dumpata.sysdump_dumpfve.sysdump_msahci.sysThey are said to be located at C:\Windows\System32\Drivers but when I looked there i couldn't find them. I tried scanning for viruses in normal and safe mode using AVG but I found nothing. I then uninstalled AVG and installed Avira. I also scanned in normal and safe mode using Avira but I still found nothing. The virus blockers i used also were updated. For some reason I just can't findi them. I shut down explorer.exe and then i ran HijackThis. don't know if that affected the log. Anyways here it is.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 1:49:48 PM, on 6/30/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:explorer.exe crashes and restarts continously.

I decided it was better to just format my laptop. Don't need help anymore

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Windows Xp crashs during windows loading screen and reboots. Displays a blue screen with no errors on it only the stop information, 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xBA52F380, 0xBA52f07c,0x8AD5980F). This blue screen stays up for less than a second, needed to video record it to get the numbers. Windows doesn't load in normal mode, or any of the safe modes. I have tried chkdsk /r and /p. Bootcfg /scan fails, and /rebuild also fails. I have also cleared Cmos on my motherboard, which didn't work either. I also tested the ram, tried booting with 1 of 3 sticks in 3 times rotating the sticks, I wouldn't think all 3 would fail at the same time. The HD does show serial numbers tho and appears to be working. This all started when i was running a virus scanner, it crashed, and the problems started. Any help is appreciated, I have yet to try fixmbr, and a repair install. The fixmbr says it could cause a problem with the HD, that is the reason I haven't tried it yet. Any suggestions or help is appreciated. Thanks

A:Xp crashes at windows loading and restarts

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My computer keeps randomly restarting. It doesn't matter if I'm browsing the Internet or playing games it will just happen randomly. It crashes most frequently during the boot up after the initial crash. system repair will give me a few extra minutes but it eventually crashes again. When rebooting it will turn off and on and ONE of my case fans which is connected to my motherboard will flicker on and off. i have other fans connected to the board that do not do this.
I've never posted here so I'm not sure what I should include in this post but here are my parts.

Motherboard: gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ 970 R
Video Card: Radeon HD 7770 1G
Power Supply: Corsair HX750 750W
CPU: AMD Phenom II 3.4G AM3 R
Memory: 4Gx2 Vengeance
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 6.0 32M
Windows 7 Home edition 64bit

Things I've done:
-booted in safe mode (still crashed and restarted)
-system restore (still crashed but less frequent)
-checked and secured power connections to the mother board
-sysstem repair (same as restore)
-Began a virus scan but computer crashed before it could finish
-checked CPU heat (remains 35-45 degrees Celsius even while playing games)

let me know what information I need to add.

A:Computer Randomly Crashes and Restarts

Could be either your power supply, or RAM. Start with the easiest test first go here and download the .iso and burn to a CD and check your RAM.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

As for the power supply, your BIOS might monitor the voltages. If so check that the voltages are in spec. If the BIOS doesn't monitor voltages, you will need to use a Volt-Ohm-Meter.

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My computer for a while has randomly crashed to a BSOD that says "WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR" and then restarts. It's completely intermitent, with no known connection between what I'm doing at the time when it crashes. I'm looking for any help possible please. I attached the SysnativeFileCollectionApp zipped folder, I was trying to attach the Performance Report as well per instructions but when I try to upload it, since it's an html file, it says it's not allowed. I can copy/paste that information if needed, or if there's another way to upload it here please let me know.

? OS - Windows 10.
? 64 bit OS
? Original OS was Vista I believe. I built the computer myself quite a while ago
? The OS is a retail version
? Approximate age of PC is 7 years
? Approximate age of OS installation is like 5 months. Crashes were happening before updating to Windows 10 though
? Have you re-installed the OS? Yes

? CPU :AMD Phenom II X4 970
? Video Card : Radeon HD 6800 1GB
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop): ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop): CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

Any help would be much appreciated, it's getting annoying. Thanks!

A:Random BSOD crashes and restarts

Ugh, figured it out. I don't see an option to edit my original post anymore, but I'm attaching to the Performance Report to this one.

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My computer randomly crashes at pretty much random times while it's on. I got it from my brother, and when I got it it was doing the same thing. Then I reformatted it and installed Windows XP, and it still does it. It's so weird because it's totally unpredictable when it happens. Every couple times I start up my computer, it will happen right away, before I even get the XP welcome screen. It shows some weird green screen with a bunch of squares, and just freezes at that. All I can do is restart it to get it going again. Another common time is when I'm in a game or something. It'll start up fine, but then when I click something like Play Game or Options it'll just go to a black screen and restart. I really have no idea what it could be. I'm going to take a picture of the screen the next time that green screen comes up. Oh and I tried installing SpeedFan and it says the temperatures are fine so I don't think that's it. My specs are:

AMD Athlon 64 3400+
GeForce 5700 LE 256 MB
Asus K8V-SE Deluxe motherboard

Any ideas?


A:Computer Randomly Crashes/restarts

Tried updating the video drivers?Update Those Drivers - http://www.cyberwalker.net/columns/aug00/310800.html Try reviewing Event Viewer for clues?What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html Louis

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Hi everyone,

I wasn't quite sure where to post this as I don't know what exactly the problem is.

Recently, my computer started crashing while watching video for prolonged periods of time, be it youtube or media center, streaming video online, etc.

The computer would go to a blue screen that said "windows encountered an error and shut down to prevent damage to the PC." It would automatically restart, but with no picture on the screen whatsoever. I would have to turn the computer off by holding the power button and unless I waited hours to turn it back on, there would be no video.

It's now gotten to the point where the computer crashes after being on for more than a couple minutes, regardless of whether I'm watching video or not.

I thought it might be the GPU, so I took the graphics card out and plugged the monitor directly into the motherboard, with no luck. No picture at all when I turned the computer on this morning, even with no GPU.

When the GPU was still connected, I couldn't keep the PC on long enough to open the program that would give me the GPU temperature to see if it was overheating.

Any thoughts?

A:Computer crashes and restarts with no picture

the GPU is an old geforce GT 220, the card itself is only a year old.

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I?ve installed Windows 7 64 bits, and I'm getting crashes with BSOD, or just restarts, or sometimes the system just hangs and I have to force a hard reset of the system (i.e. shutdown and start again). They happen at the frequency of about 1 per hour on average, and completely randomly: listening to internet radios, watching youtube videos, playing some mp3, watching a movie, copying files..., even when the system has been completely idle.

I reinstalled the system 3 times. Right now I just got a new fresh installation, plus the Realtek audio drivers and the ATI Catalyst Control Center 9.11, plus the Adobe Flash Player. But as far as I?ve seen, the problem still remains.

I also run the memory test of Windows 7, but the result was ok. On top of that I checked the temperatures of the system and the CPU and they've been always below 40?C.

I?m not very skilled at computers but in general I like to build my on equipments, and I always managed to figure out the typical problems. However, this time I?m completely lost because of the complete random nature of the problem. Could you help me to find out which is the problem?

By the way, exactly the same machine has proven to work perfectly with Ubuntu 9.10. The main components of the hardware are:

i5-750 (LGA1156)
2x Corsair 2GB PC3-10666 XMS3
MSI P55-GD65
Gigabyte HD4850 1GB DDR3
2x 500GB Samsung HD502HI
Power Supply CoolerMaster SilentProM 700

I haven?t applied any kind of overclocking.

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A:Random BSOD crashes and restarts

Quote: Originally Posted by sturm314


I?ve installed Windows 7 64 bits, and I'm getting crashes with BSOD, or just restarts, or sometimes the system just hangs and I have to force a hard reset of the system (i.e. shutdown and start again). They happen at the frequency of about 1 per hour on average, and completely randomly: listening to internet radios, watching youtube videos, playing some mp3, watching a movie, copying files..., even when the system has been completely idle.

I reinstalled the system 3 times. Right now I just got a new fresh installation, plus the Realtek audio drivers and the ATI Catalyst Control Center 9.11, plus the Adobe Flash Player. But as far as I?ve seen, the problem still remains.

I also run the memory test of Windows 7, but the result was ok. On top of that I checked the temperatures of the system and the CPU and they've been always below 40?C.

I?m not very skilled at computers but in general I like to build my on equipments, and I always managed to figure out the typical problems. However, this time I?m completely lost because of the complete random nature of the problem. Could you help me to find out which is the problem?

By the way, exactly the same machine has proven to work perfectly with Ubuntu 9.10. The main components of the hardware are:

i5-750 (LGA1156)
2x Corsair 2GB PC3-10666 XMS3
MSI P55-GD65
Gigabyte HD4850 1GB DDR3
2x 500GB Samsung HD502HI
Power Supply CoolerMaster Si... Read more

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Hello. I just finished my first build and my computer restarts/crashes constantly. It will restart while im in the bios, while it's restarting, pretty much any time. I have no idea where to turn from here. I tried creating the minidump folder, but it doesnt seem to take. I cannot find the folder/files in the windows folder in my c drive. I have been trying to figure this out for weeks and have been reading everything related to this issue that I can find. Please help me.

A:computer crashes/restarts all of the time

According to the specs I'm looking at for your board its only suppose to be able to use 1333MHz RAM, but you have 1600MHz RAM. Judging by your cooling set up and the fact your using 1600MHz RAM I assume you are OCing. Are you?

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I just bought a PC and figured that when i play any game for longer that 1h th pc crashes and restarts. Than some sort of blue screen appears telling me that there is something wrong. Just in case I tryed to upload files from BSOD instructions, but somewhy the upload fails to upload zip all the time.I'm a newbie. plzz help. thnx

That's how the crash report looks:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80058174E0
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

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A:Windows 7 crashes and restarts during game

Try installing this driver my friend:


Also what AntiVirus/Firewall have you?

Let me know how it goes.

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- I use windows 7 x32 .
- Version from MSDNA .
- Hardware :
mainboard asrock p4v88+
hdd WD 500GB - 3 months old
3 GB of ram - 2X1GB + 2X512GB
graphics GIGABYTE RADEON 9250 128MB
cpu: intel pentium 4 3.4Ghz

A:Random crashes, restarts, BSODs help please

Related to old drivers from as far back as 2004. These need to be updated before we can unvestigate anything else.

ac97via.sys 11/22/2004 4:29:55 PM 0x927c3000 0x927e2000 0x0001f000 0x41a24c43
ati2cqag.dll 2/22/2005 10:20:49 PM 0x9c800000 0x9c830000 0x00030000 0x421be881
atikvmag.dll 2/22/2005 10:23:15 PM 0x9cae0000 0x9cb11000 0x00031000 0x421be913
ativvaxx.dll 2/22/2005 10:27:01 PM 0x8df90000 0x8dffbc40 0x0006bc40 0x421be9f5
ati3duag.dll 2/22/2005 10:32:33 PM ati3duag.dll+1616f 0x8dd60000 0x8df807a0 0x002207a0 0x421beb41
ati2mtag.sys 2/22/2005 10:36:03 PM 0x9251f000 0x92618000 0x000f9000 0x421bec13
ati2dvag.dll 2/22/2005 10:36:23 PM 0x9cba0000 0x9cbdb000 0x0003b000 0x421bec27
fetnd6.sys 6/19/2008 7:45:41 AM 0x92cb6000 0x92cc0c00 0x0000ac00 0x485a46e5
ewusbmdm.sys 12/12/2008 11:27:48 PM 0x92e5d000 0x92e76180 0x00019180 0x49432bb4
ewusbnet.sys 2/17/2009 8:38:09 AM 0x92e77000 0x92e96000 0x0001f000 0x499aafb1
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