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

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

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

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

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

Thanks All!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I was reading yesterday that if I want to restore a file, I need to go to the file and right click and select restore. If the file does not exist anymore then one would go to the directory where the file originally was and select restore (or something to that effect).

I have two disks and I want to save some important files from one disk to the other. I have always used W7 Backup but now I am not sure I am doing the right thing. What would happen if my main disk crashed and there was absolutely no hope of salvaging it? Could I still restore from the back up made by W7 Backup? I won't know the file names or directory structure if one disk goes down completely.


A:Will W7 Backup of my important files help me if my Disk Crashes?

Hi David,

There are a couple ways you can do it. The first, is when you use Windows Backup and Recovery make sure the create a system image is checked. That system image can be used to recover your OS and any files on the drive to a new HDD should the old HDD crash. Also, if you look at the upper left hand corner of the Backup and Recovery screen you will see the option to create a system image. You can use that also, which is what I do, to create a system image of my C drive. You also have the option to include any other partitions that you want to backup. After the image has been created, preferably on a second HDD, it will ask if you want to create a Recovery Disk. I would highly advise that you do, as this disk can be used to boot up from and then restore image if your HDD is unbootable. There are other third party imaging programs like Macrium Reflect, or Eaeus Todo Backup, or Acronis True Image that can be used for the same purpose as Windows System Imaging.

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

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

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

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

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I can no longer start up my Dell studio because CHKDSK insists on running but never finishes. I have read replies and they all suggest things to help which involve having windows running. I can't get that far! It reaches stage 2 of 3 34% complete and hangs. I have tried to avoid CHKDSK starting up by pressing "any key" as soon as CHKDSK hits the screen but whatever key I press it makes no difference, check disk starts immediately without the 10 seconds grace it promises. I had previously run AVG PC Tune UP as routine maintenance but that didn't immediately cause the problem.

Can anyone help me please?

A:Vista won't start up because disk check crashes

If chkdsk is trying to run at boot...that indicates a file system problem, which (in turn) may be due to a hard drive problem.In either case...I suggest entering the Recovery Console (if installed)...and running the chkdsk /r command to completion. The system will try to boot into Windows upon completion of the chkdsk /r cycles.What is the exact model of Dell Studio you have?Louis

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i tried to make a disc image yesterday, then tried to backup my laptop (compaq w/ hp software and W7 home premium) and it comes up with an error saying its missing a "Volume Shadow Copy blah blah blah" its in the attachment. i want to create a system image.

help'd be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 can't backup or make disk images or system repair disk

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Hi !

Got problems with Tecra M11 119 under XP PRO.

installation of XP is GOOD and works perfectly but if i try to make a ghost the computer crash at about 15 % ( about 2-3 mins )
I install correctly TECRA S11 with XP PRO and they work GOOD and Ghost Is OK

Then i try to load the S11 Ghost on the M11 and same problems computer crash at 15 % ( about 2-3 mins ) (this with 2 differents M11)
I try to compare Bios From S11 and M11 but they are the same (not same version more options on S11 bios)

PS when i say Crash i mean that the computer just stop.

what can I do

A:Tecra M11-119 - Win XP crashes when i make a ghost


> installation of XP is GOOD and works perfectly but if i try to make a ghost the computer crash at about 15 % ( about 2-3 mins )

What does this mean exactly? The notebook crashes while creating an image of C partition or what?
Could you be more specific?

The notebook supports SATA HDD controller? did you include the SATA driver (from Intel Storage Manger) to the image?

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Win XP SP 2. Formatted CD, copied jpeg images to CD, then prompted to "make compatible" and click okay, that crashes the system about 1/4 of the way through. What's going on? I took a CD that was not made compatible with jpegs and it would not run on Win 2000. Will it run on Win XP without make compatible? I'd like to know that the CD will open the files on any (pc) computer as they are portraits for clients. Thanks... -Ken

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Hi there,
I am running windows 2000 advanced server,
I am using Genie Backup Pro to backup all of my important files on the server.
I have had problems with it not having the permissions to access folders, but now I have resolved that, It worked for about 1 time, and now it crashes when It gets to about 4% backed up.

So I tried using ntbackup to create a simple backup, (I just selected system state, and to back up on and external HDD) and this still crashes after a few secconds.
Any ideas please!!!

Many thanks

A:Backup Crashes?!

anyone? Please!?

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I have been a regular user of Skype for several years. In the last few months Skype has started crashing more and more regularly, until now it happens every time I try to make a call. Skype has become completely unusable for me. I have done a lot of Googling on this, and while it appears to be a very common problem, particularly for people running Windows 7, none of the suggested solutions has worked for me. When I make a call, I get the error message "Skype has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available". I click on "close program" and skype shuts down, but no solution suggestions are forthcoming. Suggested solutions I have found on line include updating Flash player for Internet explorer, resetting all internet explorer settings to default and deleting Skype appdata files. I have tried these suggestions without effect. I have done a complete uninstall of Skype, and manually deleted all remnant files and folders, as well as all mentions of skype in registry. I have reinstalled Skype from an .msi installer, as the normal download would not install - it said that it was examining my computer prior to installing, and this went on and on and on forever. Again, this is a frequently reported problem online. The .msi installer worked without any problems, and skype now starts up without any problems, but as soon as I try to make a call, it just stops working.&#... Read more

A:Skype crashes every time I make a call

Do you have a large contact list?

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I need to replace my mobo. The problem is I don't have a bootable Windows disk. If I use my recovery disks it will try to install the original mobo's drivers. Is there a way to make a bootable Windows XP mce disk from the files on my hard drive?

A:Need to make a backup windows disk

XP MCE is an OEM Version, there were no Retail versions. This means you can't legally transfer the license to a new PC.
Replacing the motherboard is considered a new PC unless:It's the same model as the original
The original model is no longer available, and it's the model the manufacturer would supply as a warranty replacement
Unless one of the above applies, you'll have to purchase a new copy of XP.

If the Recovery disk is the kind that restores an image, it may not work in the case of the 2nd situation; it will depend on how different the new board is.
The PC manufacture may be able to supply you with a OS Re-install disk, rather than a Recovery disk in that situation.

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Recently, when I Backup C: the process completes about a third of the Backup and then Windows crashes with the much-loved Blue Screen. Restart occurs normally and chkdsk reports no problems.

An investigation has shown that the problem occurs when the Backup reaches the Folder C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5. When the backup reaches this Folder, the backup continues normally for a few seconds and then Windows crashes.

There are 4 sub-folders in ....\Content.IE5 and the couple of usual files like index.dat. Looking through the files in the 4 sub-folders these seem to be "bits & pieces" of a web page relating to Belkin. I have a Belkin UPS installed and these "bits & pieces" are related to the Belkin Support Homepage. Nothing looks ominous. A couple of .css files, .gif files and some .txt.

I have run AV & Spyware on the Folder and all is reported OK.

The disk has a small bad sector on it that was reported and fixed (isolated) by chkdsk a long time ago. I have not experienced any other unusual behavior that would indicate that this bad sector is creating any kind of a problem.

Any thoughts..?

A:Solved: Windows crashes during Backup

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My eMachine T5048 came with a Recovery Disk that I've had to reinstall XP (Media Center Edition) with it more than a few times over the past 3-1/2 years and it's become slightly scratched and dirty despite my meticulous efforts to keep it in pristine condition. I don't want to clean it for fear of adding more scratches. And now I worry that when the time comes to use it again if need be, it may not work for me and I'll be stuck with a dead computer and no OS to reinstall. I could prevent this if I could make a duplicate copy of my recovery disk to have as a backup in case the original ever fails me in the future.I've already made many attempts to do this. I put the recovery disk in the drive, exited out of the install when it came up. Using Windows Explorer to see the contents on the disk, I highlighted everything, right-clicked and "copied", then created a folder on my hard drive and in that folder I "pasted" everything from the CD into it. Then I took the recovery disk out, put a blank DVD in (the total size of everything from the disk is 1.4Gb's so a CD is too small) and tried to copy & paste from the hard drive to the DVD but I kept getting the same error window popping up telling me "Problem Copying" asking me to Retry, Skip, or Cancel. I tried over and over clicking the Retry button but it wouldn't copy anything over. Here's a screenshot of that error window: http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5294/... Read more

A:How do I make a backup copy of my XP Recovery Disk?

Try this free disk burning program Imgburn at http://www.imgburn.comcopy your recovery disk to your hard drive, then burn it back to a blank cd-rThis program is very easy to use.

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I have an XPS (W 10) with a 500 GB SSD, I would like to partition a 1 TB HD (5400rpm) and make a disk image in order to backup the system.  On the other partition do daily file backups.  Is this possible and where would I find out how to partition to ensure it will work? 

A:How do I make a Disk Image backup from an SSD to a partition on an HD?

Reflect is much easier to use.  It's also more feature-laden than windows own imaging utility is.

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

I very much appreciate your help.

DDS.txt log:

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

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symant... Read more

A:Windows explorer crashes constantly, browser crashes upon attaching files to emails

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

? System Manufacturer: Cyberpower

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

Thanks for all of your help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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

A:Malware bytes crashes during scan, Chrome browser crashes

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I get this message..." Windows cannot acces the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to acces them."
anybody help with this.

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I am running xp and getting low disk space warnings and trying to fix these as I know my pc is not down to 150 mb - every now and then it will randomly go back to about 1.2 gb. Anyway, I have tried ccleaner to clean up files but I am unable to run disk cleanup (from my computer) - it keeps crashing with "Disk Space Cleanup Manager for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close" error message. I have tried chkdsk /r and rerunning ccleaner but the disk cleanup never work. I continue now to get low disk space warning. I am not sure how to fix it. Please advise. thank you

A:Disk cleanup crashes

You need 15% of the total size of the HDD free for Defrag to work, and Windows to operate without problems. Disk Cleanup may fail if you have only 150 MB's of free space.
Go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. In the Add Remove Programs uninstall any software programs and toolbars you no longer use or need.
Now get yourself a USB External HDD or Flash drive and Cut out all of your Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents etc not programs and Paste them into your external drive. Once you have 15% of free space then you can run CCleaner. Analyze the drive and Run Cleaner. Then go to Start/Run and type dfrg.msc and press enter. Then press the Defrag button. You then can get a larger HDD and clone your old HDD to the new and use your old HDD for storage. Copy back the personal files (leave them also on the external for backup)

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i rebooted my computer recently to be greeted with 0xc000014c message so i put in my windows disk thrn restart it, the windows is loading files comes up great! then when it shows starting windows animation status bar it just stops and turns black, so i cant go into the disk to click repair windows so im stuck with no computer. please help me

A:crashes when trying to boot with disk

forgot to say its vista home premium

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i run vista and currently use 153 gbs out of 222 gb hard drive. I would like to make a backup, how much would cds back up or should i just buy a harddrive, and what is solid state? please explain what to do and my options i can take.

A:How to make a backup of vista(the best way)?

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I have been facing issues when my Dell Inspiron 13 (7000 Series) laptop wakes up from hibernation. After unlocking the login screen the laptop screen shows all the applications left open, as well as the Start Menu which is opened. However, nothing in the Windows taskbar, Windows searchbar and Windows Start Menu works and they are effectively frozen. The mouse and other application are still working but their view is obstructed by the open Start Menu. As Security Options, Task Manager and Command Prompt are very difficult to open in such a case in almost all instances I had to force shutdown the laptop.
I have traced the issue via Event Viewer and have discovered logs which indicate Dell Backup & Recovery as the source of the fault. Below is the logs for the last instance of the crash, a total of 8 crashes occurred in the past 30 days:

Log Name: ApplicationSource: Application ErrorDate: 8/9/2017 6:58:24 PMEvent ID: 1000Task Category: (100)Level: ErrorKeywords: ClassicUser: N/AComputer:Description:Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 10.0.15063.447, time stamp: 0x951324bbFaulting module name: DBRShellExtension.dll_unloaded, version:, time stamp: 0x559bed87Exception code: 0xc0000005Fault offset: 0x0000000000047353Faulting process id: 0x1810Faulting application start time: 0x01d32779f82c43afFaulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEFaulting module path: DBRShellExtension.dllReport Id: 8ec030d8-791a-4d42-b48a-2816d9e71265Faulting package full n... Read more

A:Dell Backup & Recovery causing frequent Windows 10 Explorer crashes

I would uninstall it in the control panel and apps menu.  I was under the impression from previous experience that Dell Backup and Recovery was never installed on Windows 10 Machines since it doesn't work....

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I just bought a Thermaltake Blacx SATA-USB Docking Station and a Samsung 1TB Spinpoint hard drive to go along with it. After connecting everything, I noticed that the hard drive is recognized in bios but not in Windows. The usb device installed alright but the hard drive is no where to be found.

I read that you had to initialize the disk before being able to format it. So I went to 'disk management' but I get this error "An internal error occurred. Restart the Disk Management snap-in." Then I press ok and the disk management window comes. I am unable to do anything at this point because another error comes up "Microsoft Management Console has stopped working." I am then forced to close the program. However in the background I can see that the Samsung drive is there.

I tried getting into disk management with the Samsung drive powered off. I still got the errors but I was able to actually look around in disk management. I then turned on the drive and the Samsung drive shows up. I right click to initialize but I get the same error message right away...

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A:New 1tb hd will not initialize, Disk Management Crashes

What if you try formatting it in DOS? Then see if Disk Management can then see it?

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When I power down my Seagate external disk drive after completing a backup, Windows XP reboots itself. The disk is connected via firewire. The drive otherwise seems to be working properly. XP is up to date.

My neighbor said he had the same problem when disconnecting his USB camera after downloading photos. The solution to his problem was to remove a recently applied microsoft fix. Unfortunately he no longer has a record of which fix.

Not sure if this is a microsoft software problem or if the disk is going bad. Don't want to buy another drive only to find out it is a software problem.


A:XP crashes when external disk powered off

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when I start my computer, then log in, explorer.exe starts for only a few moments then crashes or doesn't load at all, sometimes it's on the list of processes in Task Manager but I don't see my startbar or desktop items, etc. (when I say crash I mean the desktop items disappear, the start bar disappears, and I can't navigate through my hard drive using window browsers, nor can I use internet explorer because I have IE7 and it doesn't navigate through my hard drive like IE6 did. however I am still connected to the internet and IE7 works for browsing websites, etc.) the only way I can open a program is via Task Manager > New Task...

I've tried repeatedly to open explorer.exe through Task Manager > New Task... but everytime it loads for a few seconds then disappears again. Once when opening it I got this error message:
Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9c

but i'm not sure if that message relates to the problem I'm having.

I tried reformating my computer, I reinstalled windows (xp home edition vrsn 2002, sp2) and it was fine for a while but now I have the same problem again. I've scanned for spyware and viruses before and after I reformatted and nothing has come up. I was restarting a lot in the past 30 minutes or so because I was messing around with the start up programs to see if one of those was causing explorer to crash, but nothing has helped.

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A:windows - no disk, explorer.exe crashes

reboot with your restore cd and go to the repair option. When you get to the command line type "chkdsk /f"...it sounds like your hard drive is going bad..if chkdsk does not finish..it is bad..if it finishes with errors then it is going bad.

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

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

Thank you,

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

Hi ibradh.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let us know the results.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to anyone who helps or attempts to do so.

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

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

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

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

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Ehhh hell ! :- )


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

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

And errors still happen...

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

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

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Application Hang

- EventID 1002

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 101

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

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

EventRecordID 6832

Channel Application

Computer Master-PC


- EventData

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

Binary data:
In Words

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

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

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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

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

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

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

Hello Ether and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Analyse

Graphics & Troubleshooting

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

A:Browser Crashes, Application Crashes in Windows 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which radeon card do you have anyway?

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

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

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


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

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

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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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Has anyone encountered the following problem? Very recently, I have found that any attempt to read from or write to a floppy disk crashes Explorer in Windows XP SP2.

Just to isolate the problem, I have checked the following:

A. It is not a hardware problem. I can boot the computer into DOS from a floppy disk in the drive.

B. It is not a problem of poor disks. In addition to booting from the disks, I can read them in the floppy disk drives of other computers.

C. The same problem affects any attempt to read from a USB floppy disk drive connected to the computer, but the same disk drive works fine attached to other computers.

My diagnosis is a corrupted floppy disk driver, probably the bits that identify whether there is a disk in the drive, or a conflict with other software. I have attempted to uninstall/reinstall the drivers by disconnecting the hardware and removing it in Device Manager, but without success.

One might say that a floppy disk is a useless appendage for modern computing, but it is the simplest method of disaster recovery using (say) Partition Magic or other programs. While I can read my existing boot disks, I can't create new ones, which is a nuisance.

Finally, the problem arose immediately after I installed Suse Linux on a separate partition but I can think of no possible way that would lead to corruption of Windows software.

Any ideas??

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Ok when i plug in a USB Drive to Windows 8 Build 9200 (Final) everything is fine. When i remove it the PC Crashes immediately. How to fix that?

A:Windows 8 Crashes when removing a USB Drive/Disk.

Hi Yanniclord. Welcome to EightForums.

Are you using the remove hardware safely option on the notification bar on desktop ?

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I would like to be able to use my Disk Management tool but it is constantly giving me errors!

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A:Disk Management constantly crashes, errors out

Try running command prompt as admin, and type:

sfc /scannow
Also, a repair install might be in order.


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This is a new development. XP crashes when using any defrag program. The in house version always crashes at the 3% mark, others sometimes have got much further into the process but none have completed. It also crashes when copying DVDs using Ulead Movie Factory 3.5 but the same program will burn a new DVD from the hard drives with no problem. I have used this program for several years with no problem.

Have 2G RAM and well over 1.1G remains available during either process.

Any ideas will be welcome. Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] XP crashes on defrag and disk copy

and welcome to the Forum

I would run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

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My system has three internal HDDs, I tried to install Linux Ubuntu 11.10 on the 500GB disk 1 and messed up.
When I open Disc Management it tells me that disk 1 is now 7GB and needs initialization, if I press OK the system crashes.
I tried the following from this post: New 1tb hd will not initialize, Disk Management Crashes

Diskpart and hit enter
List Disk and hit enter
Select Disk n where n is the number shown for your problem drive and hit enter
Create Partition Primary and hit enter
Format fs=ntfs quick and hit enter
Assign and hit enter
Exit and hit enter

At step 4 the system crashes to BSOD.

The details of Disk 1 are shown below in the screenshot.

I would be grateful for any suggestions to return Disk 1 to a normal NTFS 500GB disk, if that is still possible.

Windows 7 Ultimate, AMD FX 4_core, 8GB RAM, HDD Hitachi 500GB PATA on PCI Promise SCSI expansion board.

A:Disk Initialization crashes Windows 7 to BSOD

Hello toolman59. Welcome to the forum.

Could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management? I think we are going to need to see that to start.

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