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Q: Hardware Malfunction - please help

Hello. I have hardware issues. XP. The other day my CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives weren't working. Last night my mouse suddenly stopped working. The cursor just stays in the middle of the screen. I checked connection. Restarted with scan. Scan says I have hardware issues.

Will someone please help me get the mouse working again? Thanks.

M

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Preferred Solution: Hardware Malfunction - please help

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I'm having some real issues with my Dell XPS 400 and I'm desperately seeking help. I'm running WinXP Pro and this pc
is only about 16 months old. It has the original factory installed ram (1 gig) , a 320 gig hard drive and the processor is an
Intel ViiV. I have been getting a blue error screen with ***Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check
/ Memory Parity Error - System was halted*** that lasted for a few hours. I had to hold the power button in for several seconds each time
to shut it down. I ran both the Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic tests, as well as the Memtest 86 , each several times. The results were always
"no memory errors". I attempted a few times, unsucessfully, using the F11 key to reach the Acronis recovery partition. I booted using my XP
disk but was unable to re-install. Windows would begin to load and then the blue screen with the same error message would occur. Finally,
I was able to access the Acronis recovery manager and restore my pc but on reboot it began to run ChkDsk. Now it keeps rebooting and running
a new disk check over and over and over..........................I have tried to cancel the ChkDsk using the keyboard but it keeps running. I'm at a loss, as to what else,
if anything I can do, (besides ripping my hair out by the roots)
 

A:Solved: HELP? Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check

UPDATE: I was waiting for the Dell hardware diagnostics test results to finish. It took several hours and basically the same result as the memory tests. No hardware failure, I'm thinking motherboard?
 

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I have been getting this error every 3-4 days. Parity check/memory Parity Error.
the system has halted.

What may be causing this and what could this eventually lead to. Gary
 

A:Hardware Malfunction

As it is saying, your memory may be faulty.
Try running MEMTEST86
 

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Just last night my computer was fine before I went to sleep, but when I awoke it would'nt start. Allowing it to boot normally it attempts to startup from IPv4 (fails) and then IPv6 (also fails) and moves on to say No bootable device - Please restart system. Attempting to go into bios (f2 for me) to check the startup order it freezes entirely. Attempting to boot from a disk doesn't seem to do anything (currently attempting to, but it has sat idle for over two hours without any signs of it ever reading the disk). What may be wrong, what can I do, or what do I need to replace?
 

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when i boot up i get a error message saying hardware malfunction contact vendor
 

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I keep getting this

Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
The system has halted.

Anyone know what I can do to find out what the problem is and fix it ?

Thanks for any help.
 

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uh i really need some help. my comp is a targa ultra an64 4200+ dc and now every time i try to start it up all i get after about two second of powering up is a long beeeeeep followed by two short beeps and this repeats itself til i turn the comp off there is also no response from the moniter when i turn it on
 

A:hardware malfunction... i think

oooohhh not another person who hasn't checked the guides forum....

PLEASE go to the guides forum and check the second page regarding beep codes.
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic60398.html
 

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Working on a family members Dell Precision M90 with Windows XP that they have had for a while and haven't touched. Without making any changes I get a Hardware Malfunction BSOD. Restart computer and go about trying to find out what cause it and I randomly get screen glitches (such as lines across entire screen) that most of the time go away for a while. I reformat computer to start it off fresh and the BSOD/glitches come back almost immediately. They bring a friend in the form of random screen freezes to a black screen, then back again every 10 seconds. I have no hardware knowledge and the computer is so past its warranty I can't get dell support or replacement pieces.

Any and all help would be appreciated.
 

A:Hardware Malfunction

im going to take a guess that either the motherboard or the harddrive are failing or have failed or possibly both are shot.hope this helps u.
 

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Hey.. i have a old compaq presario and i tried to install memory on it my self..
For some reason it was working fast then all of a sudden it crashed..
It will start up and go pass the welcome screen..(also i have installed XP on it) then after goin past that is goes to a blue screen saying hardware malfunction

Any help guys
 

A:hardware malfunction

Could you please provide the hexadecimal error code in the BSOD? Assuming you are talking about RAM, I'd say your best bet would be to run a Memtest, which can be found here http://memtest.org/

Memtest is a bootable program which will test your memory for error.
 

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Working on a family members Dell Precision M90 with Windows XP that they have had for a while and haven't touched. Without making any changes I get a Hardware Malfunction BSOD. Restart computer and go about trying to find out what cause it and I randomly get screen glitches (such as lines across entire screen) that most of the time go away for a while. I reformat computer to start it off fresh and the BSOD/glitches come back almost immediately. They bring a friend in the form of random screen freezes to a black screen, then back again every 10 seconds. I have no hardware knowledge and the computer is so past its warranty I can't get dell support or replacement pieces.

Any and all help would be appreciated.

A:Hardware Malfunction

Hi hydejekyl,

One thing you can do is to check the computer hard-drive for any errors. Check out this link: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Hope everything works out for you. If you need more help or have more questions, feel free to post here.

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Hi, ive posted here before and i have to say this site is one of the best.

but short story short heres the problem im having. Im getting a pop up box that says my hardware is malfunctioning. I'm guessing the hard drive is about to go out, but i think i can save it.

Let me know if you can help
 

A:Hardware Malfunction

Download a program called HDD Health.
 

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Hi all. I'm having some trouble with Vista, or maybe its my MoBo. I recently installed Vista on my home premium edition, ran good. My old motherboard was, shall i say blown up :), so i replaced it with a FoxConn Winfast 761GXK8MB, during the process of upgrading i lost my partition of windows vista, not sure how. I tried a clean install using the vista disk, setup formats my partition, does some installing and reboots, it loads up vista. Suddenly @Hardware [email protected] comes up with a blue background Click Here.
I am not that famillar with vista, but im sure its the MoBo. I rebooted, and loaded up in safe mode, vista loads up but before it get to the desktop, a message box appears and says that i must reboot into normal mode to complete instalation and restarts. I was thinking it might be a MoBo and driver issue, but i can't know for sure until it boots into normal mode and completes seup. Has anyone come accross this problem and can give me any assistance.

Thanks in advance.

A:Hardware Malfunction

When you say that you "lost your partition" I wonder if that means the disk was damaged somehow. If this is the case then you may be trying to reinstall back on to a damaged disk.

You could try going on to the website of your hard disk manufacturer (will say on the disk itself) and seeing if they provide a disk checking utility. It will probably come in the form of a CD image (.iso file) which you can burn to a CD and boot your poorly computer from. the utility will then run and check the disk for errors.

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Hello
Occasionally the screen turns blue and I get the error message:-
Hardware Malfunction
The System Has Stopped

Is this a genuine error or not?

I restart up again in the last known good state.
Thanks

Gary.
 

A:Window XP Pro:- Hardware Malfunction?

Some things you can try.
Run the computer in safe mode for a while and see if you get the error. If so, it is a hardware problem. If not, it points at a driver / software problem.
Download and run a ram tester. The test that your computer runs at bootup does not test all of the memory addressess.

And yes it is a problem. Win2k is a very stable os; I have yet to be able to make this system freeze, lockup, bsod, etc. It is so stable that I can be downloading a file from the net, burning a cd, listening to mp3 files, and playing a game; all without any problems whatsoever.
 

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I bought this IBM thinkpad R32 three years ago. It was working well. A year ago, I replaced the original 30G hard drive with 80G one. one of the two usb hub was broken for more than one year. Also a year ago, the power button sometimes didn't work well. Sometimes, I needed to press the power button many times to start the laptop. Two months ago, when the laptop was running, it just died with the following message
*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system has halted ***
NMI: Channel Check / IOCHK

After that, this problem always appeared when the latop run for several minutes to several hours. First, I thought it was a virus, but I didn't find any virus using notron antivirus and lavasoft ad-aware and I also updated my bios to the newest version. Now the problem got worse, sometimes I cannot boot my laptop. Sometimes when I press the power button, it stopped at the first screen "Press F1 to enter BIOS setup", sometimes it stopped when window is booting up. I changed the BIOS backup battery and the problem persists. Can somebody please help me find out what the problem is. I am sure my hard drive is working fine because I can use it as a removable hard drive.

Thanks a lot

By the way, I also used the pc doc for windows to diagonise my laptop and everything is fine.
Thanks
 

A:IBM Thinkpad R32 Hardware Malfunction help

Today when I played dvd movies, the keyboard died, but the movie still plays. Then I used usb mouse to restart the laptop. I really don't know where to start to find out the problem.
Please help
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex 360 with 4GB RAM running XP Pro SP3. I was just browsing the internet the other day and got this BSOD. Since then, it won't boot. It gets past the BIOS screen and shows the windows scrolling screen, but then I get the same screen every time. This is all it gives me:

*** Hardware Malfunction

Call your hardware vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

*** The system has halted ***

I've tried booting with last known configuration, safe mode, enable VGA. They all stop and hang at the same spot. I ran MemTest and it passed 3 scans with no errors before I rebooted.

I tried to boot with UBCD4Win and it even gave me the BSOD when I tried to load the auto shell (but it would load the xplorer2 fine).

I booted to an XP SP3 CD and tried fixmbr and chkdsk /r. After that didn't work, I went to dell's site and updated the BIOS to A04 using DOS. Still no luck. There's several forums out there relating to the issue, but everyone else seems to be able to boot for at least a few minutes before they get it. I can't boot at all. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

A:BSOD - Hardware Malfunction

You'll wanna run several passes (~7) per each individual stick to find the problematic memory. It could also be bad memory slots. Though to be sure, this isn't a false positive: it's most assuredly a memory issue or at least motherboard.

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As off late my system keeps BSOD with the msg:

Code:
*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vender for support
***The system has halted***

I havnt added any new HW or any new drivers. How do I track this down?

WinXP Pro w/ SP2

ThX
-Jay
 

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Hi Guys,

New to the forum and need help.

Several days ago I started getting a hardware malfunction BSOD. At first it was occassional but now it is up for only a few minutes. Doesn't matter if I am in safe mode or not. I googled and ended up checking memory and my hard drive but both tested fine. I am attaching the minidump. I have been unable to keep it up long enough to run the BSOD.exe file you recommend.

I am running:
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64
- original OS was XP. Did a clean install.
- retail version
- installed 1 year ago
- system is 3 years old

Thanks and have a great day!!

A:Hardware malfunction BSOD

Welcome!

Since the problem exists in Safe Mode, it does sound like a hardware issue.

I'm not sure what you used to test memory, but please follow this tutorial: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

What are the system specs of that machine?

I see an outdated ASACPI.sys driver, which is a well-known cause of BSODs. Go here: support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

Input your motherboard model, and in the Utilities section, you should see an ATK 0110 Driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Win7 32&64-bit . Download that to a USB drive, and then install it on the BSODing machine.

Also, to make sure it is hardware. Download a copy of Ubuntu Live CD, and burn the ISO to a CD using ImgBurn or your favorite image-burning program.

Boot from the CD, and if it crashes, we know for sure it is hardware-related.
Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Lancaster\Downloads\092510-25209-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02655000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02892e50
Debug session time: Sat Sep 25 23:11:15.335 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
Syst... Read more

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Hi

My computer has been generating random BSOD's for about a year now.
Mostly it works fine, but when i get these BSOD's they appear in succession.

My pc hasn't generated any dmp files until today (i had a 124 error). I decided to post it here because i hope it is linked to the other problem.

Could anyone have a look at it?
Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD - Hardware malfunction

The STOP 0x124 error is an error that your CPU reports to Windows. As such it doesn't have a whole bunch of information that's useful to those who don't write code (me included). But it's a simple error - reflecting a hardware issue.

This is most likely broken hardware, but can also be a compatibility issue, or even a driver issue.

Here's a link that'll get you started on troubleshooting the error: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Here's some additional, free stress testing utilities:





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FurMark download site: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit







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Prime95 download site: Free Software - GIMPS
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want to run the "Small FFTs" test instead. (run all 3 if you find a problem and note how long i... Read more

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Hey everyone, am i wits end here so i'm hoping someone here has an idea. here's my issue, I have a P4 3.0 prescott with an asus p4p800s mobo. After leaving it with my sister for a week she effectively killed it with a virus. Easy fix I thought until it got to the point where it would freeze when booting to windows (win xp sp2) and only boot to safemode....sometimes.

Well long story short I took everything out of the machine, and have tried to use 5 different hard drives, each result ending the exact same way: The windows installer runs until it finishes loading everything to start the install....then I get a blue screen without fail and cannot proceed forward. Like I said I took everything out of it, tried 4 different sticks of ram in every possible configuration and nothing seems to get it any farther along.

does this sound like a mobo issue? it will run the bios just fine, and I just reflashed it hoping that would work but nothing.

Any ideas??
 

A:xp won't install, possible hardware malfunction?

just a suggestion, could be a bios virus. well, try it.. remove the battery on your motherboard. just be careful, wait like 5min after shut down.
 

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Hi,

I've had this problem since I built my rig (which isn't amazing by any means).
The BSOD says Hardware Malfunction. Your system has halted. Contact the retailer/service vendor and that would be me...
I don't know what the event log is trying to tell me. Could someone tell me if it's graphics or power or something else?
Have uploaded the first minidump.
Thanking you!

A:Hardware Malfunction BSOD

Chazz

Can you go into c:\windows\minidump, zip the dump file (*.dmp) and upload it to us. the text file clips things off and I cant put it thru the debugger.

thanks

Ken

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I have a samsung netbook n110, about 18 months old, uprated the memory to 2Gb from 1Gb roughly 7 months ago.

It has displayed an intermittent fault on startup but a reboot has normally got me away with no further trouble and the unit has run for several days on standby at a time.

Now it will not boot up and displays this message.

"Hardware malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: parity check/memory parity error
The system has halted"

This is on a blue screen with white letters.

With the reference to memory I refitted the original memory stick but the fault persists.

On switch on I get the boot screen and then it goes dark blue and then black with the cusor in the middle then the screen dims and then the error message.

Any ideas what this is?

Frank17
 

A:Solved: Hardware malfunction

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As off late my system keeps BSOD with the msg:

Code:
*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vender for support
***The system has halted***
I havnt added any new HW or any new drivers. How do I track this down?

WinXP Pro w/ SP2

ThX


-Jay

A:BSOD; Hardware Malfunction

You should read what Microsoft says about the message...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q222973/

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Recently I have been getting a blue screen crash with the message 'Hardware Malfunction' in XP. This only happens when I am starting the PC up after being turned off for a while (like overnight). It seems to go away after the PC warms up.

The odd thing is that I don't get this condition in any of the other OS'es that I have on this PC (various Linux, OS2 Warp). I can start those up cold and it never happens. So I have gotten in the habit of booting up into another OS and running for a while and then re-booting into XP. Then everyting is fine.

I have run memory diagnostics and no errors are reported.

How can it be a hardware problem if other OS'es function OK?

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Dennis
 

A:WinXP - Hardware Malfunction

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Hello, Im Maciek. i have bought a new case a month back and put all the stuff inside including a new soundcard which is the creative soundblaster audigy and evrything seemed to work fine untill i got a bsod sain your system has haulted hardware malfunction. It pops up randomly for a few weeks now also last night i got a bsod with a stop message 1000007e which i gess sits in with hardware malfunction. i have no idea what it is though. is there anyway to find out. please help me. thank you in advance

Specs:
intel core 2 duo E6550 @2.33ghz
4 gigs kingstone hyperX DDR2 ram
asus striker extreme mobo
nVidia GeForce 8800GTX
creative soundblaster audigy
400gg samsung hdd
 

A:Hardware malfunction BSOD

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.
 

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On shutdown i get this error which acquires me to press the turn off button on the PC.

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***Click to expand...

Having looked at the Microsoft KB i states only start up.

I have tried a Memtest 5 passed. and did everything on the website stated i put in a new PCI card Netgear Wireless WG311v2 thats when the problem started. I have now run out of ideas what to solve this problem. Any advice guys?
 

A:Hardware Malfunction on shutdown

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I am running XP on a dell desktop 8400. Using AVG software for virus spyware

Just recenvtly I have been receiving this message, Hardware Malfunction MI Parity Check/memory Pariorty error. the system has been shut down.

I used to get this error once in a while, like every 3-4 months, now it is happeneing every morning. I leave my system runing all the time. Look forward to hearing from the experts out there. Gary
 

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Howdy folks,
I'm hoping someone here can help...
I just put together a new pc and from time to time I get the following error:
***HARDWARE MALFUNCTION
Call your hardware vendor for support
***The system has halted***

It has happened while trying to play different games, but it has also happened when trying to burn dvd's or transferring info from one drive to another.

Here are the box's specs:
Asus P5N-T LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel motherboard, 3.0GHz quad-core processor, 2 EVGA 896-P3-1264-A3 GeForce GTX 260 graphics cards, Creative 7.1 channel PCI sound card, 2 hard drives, 2 dvd drives. Rosewill 850W power supply
Also, I'm running Windows XP Pro 64 bit OS

If someone could help here that would be awesome! I'd love for this box to actually live up to it's potential...
Thanks
 

A:Hardware Malfunction BSOD

It would help if you posted all of your specs including what ram you have installed.

Have you run any hardware tests like memtest on your memory or the drive maker's diagnostic for the hard drive?
 

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I seem to be getting this a lot. I replaced my PSU hoping that would do something (it's a stupid thought, but I was hopeful XD). The BSOD says exactly this:

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system has halted ***

There's no stop message or anything. I just got a BSOD saying
BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER
***STOP 0x000000FE (0x00000005, 0x86FCD0E0, 0x11063038, 0x86CCF7F0)

I don't know if they're related.

With the USB one, the only USB thing I have plugged in are my USB mouse, which hasn't been having any issues.

Mainly, I want to fix the Hardware malfunction BSOD, because I get it more often, but I know it will be hard to fix.

A:Hardware Malfunction BSOD

Hello oblysk,


now your mouse may be causing a confict

do you have a ps/2 mouse that you can use to change out the usb one with just to do a simple trouble shooting test with

Mike

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Oh, that sounds easy, yes? "No duh, it's your hardware." Okay.

I've been dealing with this error since last year, maybe since December. The BSOD happens at random times ONLY when I am watching streaming video (YouTube, Veoh, etc.) The Hardware Malfunction BSOD provides no information, no codes. There is nothing in event viewer either, nor any .DMP files (which I do have turned on).

My power supply is adequate (will list sys specs at the end of the post), my RAM is fine, my VRAM seems fine, no heating issues or anything, my overclock has been stable since early last year...

I changed to 64-bit Vista Business from 32-bit XP Pro in January in hopes that the BSODs would stop. Vista didn't stop it, but helped narrow it down to ONLY streaming video (by causing the BSOD to appear more frequently, lol). This OS change also narrowed it down to hardware, which I have narrowed down to the motherboard, or video card. Of course, Nvidia and their drivers...that could be the cause, which has been suggested to me. A BIOS update has also been suggested, but you look up the problems with video corruption on this motherboard, which I don't have, and would like to not have.

Is there anyone that can help me out there? I would seriously appreciate this - it would mean a ton. If it's hardware, I need to get that fixed before warranty runs out on my parts. They are all under a year old.

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A:Hardware Malfunction BSOD

No one can help? At all?
 

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Hello peoples, If it's not one thing going wrong it's another. At certain times when I'm online and maybe off-line also, I don't remember, But when placing the curser on a link and then clicking, I get this notice along with a clicking sound: "Hardware Malfunction"
"Call your hardware vendor for support"
"NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error"
"The System Has Halted"
I thought I would get some advice before I call in for support and maybe get charged an arm and a leg for repair.
Earpster
 

A:Hardware Malfunction Notice

Sounds like memory . . Google Memtest86 and download it to test your memory . . let it run overnite or until it shows an error.

wrs
 

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Hey guys, im trying to help out my grandparents who got a pc w windows 8 3mo ago. suddenly, the keyboard stopped responding. As of right now, the keyboard is usable for login, but as soon as logged, no response. this is true in word processors, browsers, and desktop. however, there is the audio "click" sound when keys are pressed. The numlock is engaged (or at leAst the light is on). I have tried using different usb ports. i checked the keyboard in device manager, and it recognises the kb, says its functioning, and says drivers are installed and up to date. trying to "check for updates" says uptodate drivers are installed. all windows updates are installed and applied. i have checked language/location/etc settings. nothing. i did a cursory search of this forrum and found no one w my issue. i have also checked numorous other places. nothing.
please help.
<rant>
(anyone else HATE windows 8 UI? stop trying to be apple. stop fixing whats not broken.)

windows xp: good
replaced by vista: broken
windows 7: great
replaced by windows 8: f'n broken as @$^! again sorry, been using onscreen kb for way to long.
<rant/>

A:keyboard malfunction, believe its windows, not hardware

Restart the computer and boot into Setup (Bios) go to Peripherals or some such. Look for Legacy Keyboard or USB Keyboard. It may be disabled. Enable it.
If that fails, go to the Search and type devmgmt.msc Right click the devmgmt icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. Open up Keyboard. right click it and Uninstall it. If it is a name brand board, Logitech, Microsoft etc, go to the manufacturers web sited and download an updated driver. If not, right click any device in the Device Manager and Scan For Hardware Changes. This should install a fresh driver for the keyboard.

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Hi
I have a quadcore Intel computer with win7 64. The oomputer is now some 3 years old, but I had trouble for a long time. All kind of crashes bsod or simply freezes and I changed disks, mobo, memory, even the 400 W electr feed.
The last year is has been stable and I was hoping all trouble was over. Alas: since two months the system freezes, crashes, reboots more and more frequently. I haven't changed anything that might have caused this (afaik).
The last errors were hardware malfunctions, telling me to contact the vendor.
Well: he wasn't able to fix the problems earlier, the computer is older now and i don't expect that he can get it right now.

I attach a minidump.rar file (a combination of the ast 5 crashes today). Hope I can type this message before the system craches again. Thanks.

Gerard Verhoef

I add info into this message and post it between since I fear the system crashes every minute, so I enter info at intervals. Sorry: this makes bad reading, but it's the only way right now.

In the system management logs the errors are different. One of the errors that occurs, but not always is WHEA logger error Id 18. Hardware error reported by processorcore Processor ID: 0 Errortype error with busconnection (translated out of Dutch)


I checked processor temperature regularly. Immediately after a crash directly from the bios at startup. Temp was always around 40 deg celsius.

A:Hardware malfunction BSOD and more win7 64

Just to let you know:
Since I wrote previous message an hour ago I had two more BSODs: One type 0x50 (Pagefault in non-paged area) and one type 0x1A (memory management).

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i am having a little bit of an inconvenience with this pesky bsod error message it reads
***hardware malfunction
call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity check/ memory parity error
*** the system has halted***

i have been skimming through forum threads from around 06 of people having a similar problem but they all had dells and it occurred mostly in laptops.
i have got a heavily modded hp d350 small form factor desktop
in fact the only thing i have that has anything to do with dell is my two 19' monitors and a little CAT5 wired network pci adapter.
i installed a gig of ddr Kingston ram, a agp video card ,and that dell net adapter all at the same time.
the problem started happening like a couple of weeks after that.
the old thread that i found is 70 pages long and i haven't had time to read the whole thing.

i think it is that netcard but i dont want to open up my case take it out, and the problem still occur so i wanted to know if anyone knew whether it is or isn't the problem b/c like i said i upgraded other stuff at the same time.

thanks

zach
 

A:Bsod hardware malfunction error

The parity check error is a likely pointer to defective (or poorly seated) memory,
Please run memtest... See this tutorial... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html

Note that memtest should be allowed to run a minimum of 7 full passes. Each pass has eight tests of inclreasing complexity. This means that it will run a while. Allowing it to run overnight should give it enough time. Since it runs from its own environment, windows bsod will not be a problem. Any errors means you have one or more defective memory modules. If you find errors, you may wish to run Memtest on each module. If you bought the memory as a kit, you will likely need to RMA both modules.

Please also include some of your minidumps as attachments to your next post.
The name and model of your MB would also help. Some MB's are notoriously touchy about the ram that you use. If your Kingston ram is not on the MB maker's list for your board, this may be the problem.
 

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I've had my PC (signature) for 3 years now, I just changed the HD/ram last year, with no problems.

Suddendly, really suddenly, it started giving this blue screen error.





Quote:
*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system has halted ***


Hardware malfunction results in system error message
without additional errors.


It started happening every 3-4 hours in win7. Then after a 2-3 days it started happening every few minutes. And finally I couldn't almost login into win7 that it crashed. I noticed that it wasn't crashing in linux ubuntu (dual boot).

So I wanted to re-format and strangely I got the same error while booting from win7 installation cd! that was weird

at that point I thought it was a graphic card (nvidia 8800gts) problem, so I replaced it with another crappy nvidia card (geforce 8400gs from my other pc)
The system ran fine for hours, and I benchmarked a lot without problems.
I also noticed that my suspicious card was running fine in my other pc! so I had 2 working pcs.

At that point I put the broken(?) 8800 in my system again and it started working again. miracle
My system ran fine and I reformatted. all perfect
Then, this morning (1 week later) BSOD again. while posting a comment on youtube... restarted, another one, just using windows.


I really don't understand why this problem. i *THINK* that it's the video card but I don't understand why

1. it works fine on another pc ... Read more

A:*Hardware Malfunction* BSOD - gpu problem?

If you are blming the video card, stress test it to be sure:

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If the video card is Ok, test RAM overnight:

RAM - Test with Memtest86+



CPU test

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

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My friend also has same ECS PT800CE-A board which he bought from Fry's store. We replaced the board. The first board, when you save bios, it will not re-boot. With the new board, it saves and re-boots.
It also gave CPU clock speed error as everyone else got. That is fixed after pressing F6 in bios.

The most intriguing error is the "HARDWARE MALFUNCTION" error, which will show up any time with blue screen without any details. My friend is also using second PIC wireless NIC besides onboard. I advised him to remove PCI NIC to see if that fixes the problem.

I will appreciate if soemone knows how to fix this probme.

Regards.
P.Gill
 

A:PT800CE-A Hardware Malfunction errors

pt800ce-a boards are trash i got one from frys as well it says on the box it supports ddr 400 but soon as you get the board you have to upgrade the bios asap if you have ddr400 because it will start to corrupt your harddrive data then there is a random chance that your bois will get corrupted then your board is garbage then like mine i got here they really shouldent ship a product that hasnt been tested properly if you look at the update history it has had countless updates within 2-3 month periods its a warning sign that the board maker wasnt paying to much attention to details but you get what you pay for though
 

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Usually when I move the laptop screen, I get this blue screen that says hardware malfunction, system has halted. It gets really annoying and I want to find a way to fix this.

The laptop has a pentium III 850mhz, 192 mb of ram, a 20 gb hd, and is running windows 2000.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Hardware Malfunction with my Sony PCG-FX270K

Hi

Sounds like a bad connector on the screen hinge, it could be fixable but its not something a novice should consider.

Sony may have a manual on line for it showing how to strip it down do a google on the make.

regards
 

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My specs are as following-
4 gigs of ram (kingston) ddr2
dual core amd phenom 2
ati radeon hd 5770
windows 7 home premium 64x bit.

I have been running games like battlefield 3 and such for a while now with no problems, then one day i had to re install my operating system due to a break brought up by an sfc scan in the command prompt, Lately my computer will blue screen, pause with a stuttering sound, files will work incorrectly, and my computers performance has slowed at such a rate that almost anything is becoming impossible. I ran a few scans but they all crash in the middle and it has been happening since i had reinstalled the os. I only run programs like cyberlink powerdirector 10, fraps and xsplit, and skype for my gaming and recording. So my question is this, is there anyone who can help me get rid of these signs of a virus and the virus itself if there is one? Im not an expert but im pretty handy when it comes to computers. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Potential virus/ or a hardware malfunction

i have run combo fix but it crashes right when it extracts everything, a quick error sound but not message and then my comp crashes. I have all the latest driver and i re installed every single one with no difference. I unpartitioned and re partitioned the space on my hard drive but it didn't either.

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Hi there,

My laptop had become virus-infested and slow so I decided on a System Recovery to factory settings to start with a clean slate.

After executing the System Recovery, I wanted to reinstall some software, and then soon found out that my CD-ROM/DVD was not working. I do not use my CD-ROM/DVD very often, but last time I used it prior to System Recovery it worked fine.

I tried to open Computer and right-click Eject on the DVD RW Drive: D but it wouldn't open, nor did it give me any errors

I tried to look up suitable drivers from the L855-122 series page on the Toshiba Support site, only found a Blue Ray DVD driver on that page. But it wouldn't install, as it said the player couldn't be found. So installation was aborted..

I tried to open the drivers via Device Manager of TSST corp CDDVDW SN-208AB and it says the hardware is working fine. I couldn't click on "update drivers", so I uninstalled the drivers and rebooted the laptop. Upon reboot the system automatically started to reinstall the drivers. But it failed to install, as it said the device couldn't be found.

I am letting the system search to update Driver Software now, but it has been running for 15 minutes without any progress whatsoever. I had to kill the process in Task-manager because it became stuck.

I tried to force eject the CD-ROM/DVD player but I didn't understand if this laptop even has a force eject button. I poked into some holes with a pin close to the eject button but it had no effect.... Read more

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My computer has been running very slowly for the last few weeks. The problems have become even worse in the last week:

1). It won't shut down
2). It can't read USB devices and SD cards
3). It wouldn't play iTunes for a few days, because it said my Audio and Video configurations was incorrect
4). It went a day or two without being able to detect any audio devices, so my speakers were useless
5). It sometimes shuts down and gives me an error message about a Software or Hardware malfunction. It tells me to check if my recently installed programs are fully installed. I know next to nothing about computers, so I don't know how to do this
6). I received an error message when I started my computer today, saying basically the same thing as the previously mentioned error message
7). I don't know where my install disk is, so I don't think I can reinstall Windows

I have removed the battery and restarted it, which fixed my iTunes/speakers problem, but all the other problems remain. Can anyone give some tips on how to fix this. I would love to be able to fix it without installing a new copy of Windows or buying a new computer.

A:Computer Hardware/Software Malfunction

Do you have any Anti Virus and Mal-ware Protection on your computer. Please scan your computer with both programs and reply back if they found anything or nothing

can you provide with your Computer specs

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I have an Acer Aspire 9410Z running Windows Vista 32.

The other day AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) asked me to do a mandatory update (a 'security' update I think). It finished (did not require a restart) and all was well. The next day I restarted the computer for the first time since before updating AIM, and was met with a dim screen, as happens when the AC adapter is disconnected from the computer. Once Windows finished loading, a message popped up saying 'Acer Empowering Technology Framework Launcher has stopped working', whereup the only option is to close it.

The WiFi status icon is still present in the system tray, and when I click that the Empowering Technology toolbar returns. Here I observer the battery icon on the toolbar is dimmed, and cannot be clicked usually. Sometimes when I open the toolbar after it closes as stated the battery icon can be clicked, and will show either 'fully charged' or '~0% remaining'. When I open the battery management through the toolbar, all options are dimmed and cannot be clicked, such as a slider adjustment for 'screen brightness' and 'cpu speed'.

The battery pack is connected and it's LED light is on. The computer hasn't died yet so clearly it is drawing power as it should. I have reinstalled the Empowering Technology driver, the Empowering Technology 'Launcher' driver, and uninstalled AIM, but nothing has changed. A techsupport e-mail sent to Acer returne... Read more

A:Acer software/hardware malfunction, and more

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Hi! Once in a while my system halts and I get this error message : "System halted Hardware Malfunction".My system is Duron 1300Mhz , 512 SDRAM, NVidia GeForce MX/MX 400 and MS 8137C motherboard.The problem is that I my system doesn't stop all the times.For a while it was crashing only after I started my computer then I restarted it and it worked ok for hours.Now I noticed that sometimes I get this message when I try to insert a floopy disk but not allways.If someone could give me a hand, I really would appreciate it. Thanks.
 

A:HELP - system halted hardware malfunction

Check the event viewer and post any error messages you are getting there. Also what OS do you have (and service pack number)?

If its doing it when inserting a floppy you may have something as simple as a loose connection. Open up your case and make sure everything is properly seated.
 

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My specs are as following-
4 gigs of ram (kingston) ddr2
dual core amd phenom 2
ati radeon hd 5770
windows 7 home premium 64x bit.

I have been running games like battlefield 3 and such for a while now with no problems, then one day i had to re install my operating system due to a break brought up by an sfc scan in the command prompt, Lately my computer will blue screen, pause with a stuttering sound, files will work incorrectly, and my computers performance has slowed at such a rate that almost anything is becoming impossible. I ran a few scans but they all crash in the middle and it has been happening since i had reinstalled the os. I only run programs like cyberlink powerdirector 10, fraps and xsplit, and skype for my gaming and recording. So my question is this, is there anyone who can help me get rid of these signs of a virus and the virus itself if there is one? Im not an expert but im pretty handy when it comes to computers. Any help would be appreciated.
i have run combo fix but it crashes right when it extracts everything, a quick error sound but not message and then my comp crashes. I have all the latest driver and i re installed every single one with no difference. I unpartitioned and re partitioned the space on my hard drive but it didn't either.

A:Potential virus/ or a hardware malfunction

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I've been having troubles with my dell m1210 laptop. I was trying to open a game one time and before the game even started it said my graphic card didn't have enough memory required (128mb it said). I run a Geforce go 7400. Anyways soon after loading up the game everything just came to a stand still and my system went into blue screen mode and displayed a memory hardware malfunction/ parity error (I included shots of all of this). When I restarted my system their were vertical white/gray lines down all the startup screens (Pictures again). It didnt start up the first time. When I went into recovery options the lines went away, i did a full system restore which erased all my graphic drivers and the problem went away but thats becuase I had no graphic card installed (It just stated I had a vga controller graphic card or whatever.)

Ok cool, so I went and downloaded a older driver becuase I thought the new one was just messing up. It installed fine I restarted and as soon as I had the driver in the lines re appeared again, loaded windows fine this time though and no lines once in windows. I tried running the game again and same thing happened, I was able to load the intro movie fine, but by the 2nd or 3rd intro movie another small box full of lines appeared again and crashed back into the blue screen mode saying its a parity error.

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A:Hardware Malfunction/ Parity Check

Time to call Dell. Memory problems are always sporadic- sometimes it appears and sometimes not. Since you got a screen shot that says memory error, that should get the repair process started.
 

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MY LAPTOP IS POSSESSED I TELL YA!!! Yesterday something went seriously wrong. My computer shut off by itself while I was surfing the web and wouldn't start up. It tried to start up by itself few times but shut back down right away. ok so I happened to spill a few drops of liquid on the keyboard (nothing that hasn't happened before) but this time my machine went berzerk 10 minutes after. I turned it on a few hours later and it started up fine. A volume control on my screen appeared for the first time and didn't go away no matter what i did, even after a full system recovery. It went away after I fiddled with my sound card properties. Just when one problem seemed to be resolved, another more insane one appeared. Every time I turn on my wireless connection with the click of a button on my computer, thousands and thousands of browser windows start opening by themselves. SCARY! I THOUGHT MY COMPUTER WILL EXPLODE! No home page on any of them, just the "Page cannot be displayed" on IE7. Once the wireless connection is turned on, i can't turn it off like i could before with the same button that turns it on. The only way is to unplug my power cord to stop the madness and turn the wireless off. When I connect to the internet via ethernet cable, everything works fine. But as soon as I hit that wireless button, all hell breaks loose in different ways. Another way is the keyboard stops working and when I connect an external keyboard, the letter J types itself... Read more

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Hello all,

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 (3.0Ghz P4 HT, 512MB RAM 80GB HDD) that gets the following error message every time it boots up.

"*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system has halted ***
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error"

It goes to the Windows XP splash screen, then the error message shows up. I can boot up into safe mode, though. I took out each piece of RAM individually to see if that was a cause, but it was not. Next, I ran the non-interactive Dell Diagnostics, but I didn't get any errors (the tests included SMART tests and verifying the hard drive). I also tried to update the BIOS, but I couldn't do it from safe mode.

My final step was replacing the ATI x300 graphics card with an EVGA PCI graphics card. I was able to boot up the entire way onto my desktop, but after 30 seconds, the hardware malfunction blue screen came up, and now I don't get past the splash screen without the error.

Does anyone have an idea about what the cause of this problem is? I'm stuck!

Christian
 

A:Hardware Malfunction - Memory Parity Error

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Well, A few weeks ago I posted this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/982437-irql_not_less_or_equal-then-bad_pool_caller.html

I was having problems with BSOD's, and after running MEMTEST 86, I kept getting errors in the RAM, so I was set on replacing the RAM that I had. Tragedy struck first, however. For some reason, flicking the switch (in the uk they have switches to turn the actual socket on/off)a few days after I had decided to get some new RAM sticks, it must have 'detected' it as 110 volts (rather than what it should be, 220+ volts). The power supply, for a lack of a better description, 'blew up'. I was obviously extremely pissed off. Not only would I have to replace the RAM, I would also have to get a new power supply. Everything was plugged in and installed when it blew up. The machine was off when I flicked the socket switch to ON, and it blew up, a bit of smoke billowed out of the power supply, I knew it was dead.

So I ordered a slightly better power supply, a Corsair TX 650W (I had an NZXT 600W before), which also automatically detects voltage. I also ordered 2 2gb sticks of corsair ddr2 800 mhz ram.

let me reiterate that the computer was actually OFF when the power supply blew up / got fried / etc. not sure if it makes any difference, but it may be worth pointing out again.

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A:Dead hardware due to Power Supply Malfunction?

When a power supply blows you have to check each component individually. I've seen blown power supply's only take out the board and everything else was fine, and i've seen power supply's blow and take out everything.

If you don't have diagnostic equipment/parts to change out take it to a shop.
 

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