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Q: Hardware Problem ...

Hey there,

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

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

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

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

I would greatly appreciate your help

thank you in advance

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Preferred Solution: Hardware Problem ...

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I m facing this video hardware error from last 1 week in my HP G62 361Tx Laptop.
Laptop Cooling fan is working Ok. no Abnormal sound.
I have installed TechPowerUP GPU Z to check GPU Temperature..
Min Temp.-> 52 degree centigrade
Avg. Temp-> 72 degree centigrade
Max Tamp. -> 84 degree centigrade
I m attaching follwing file:
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51743 MB, Free - 20209 MB; F: Total - 108149 MB, Free - 11567 MB; G: Total - 145237 MB, Free - 10863 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1426
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled


Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: B3C4F008
BCP2: 99FC68B0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
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A:Video Hardware Error-A problem with ur video hardware caused Windows to stop working

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i have put together a new pc put of these parts

AMD 64 x2 athlon 5600+, Asus Crosshair motherboard, EZ cool power supply 550W on the 12v it has 36 amp, and i have got a Geforce BFG 8800 GTS OC graphic card, 2 gb of DDR2 elixir brand,

the problem is when i try to boot it up nothing appears on my screen i dont know what the problem could be, checked all connection everything is connected, including power to the graphic card, maybe it could be DDR or Power supply or simply my grapgic card faulty??

thanks in advance for any help
 

A:Problem with my hardware hardware please help

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i have acer e1-571 notebook.running windows 10.from last few days my pc giving this error-Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.                                                            
                                                                i have tried all kind of suggestions
given by microsoft related this problem .but   cant solved.card reader ,pen drive ,external keyboard ,or external mouse no one working.2.some  random  keys  is not working .please fix my issue .

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Hi guys,

About two months ago I bought an Acer TimelineX laptop (the 11.6" version with the i7 core.) Last night it started havong some vicious problems. It will instantly shut down or freeze with the current displayed graphics being very distorted, seemingly at random intervals. I suspect a hardware problem because a few minutes before all this started I noticed the cover protecting the internal components was out of place, so I snapped it back into position.

I tried running some of the pre-boot Windows diagnostics, but they came up clean. The system crashed once during this process and gave me a blue screen of death that said "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT". I ran a diagnostic on the memory and it came up clean as well. I'm thinking I might have broken some critically important piece of hardware. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks!

-Kai
 

A:Problem with Acer TimelineX turning off/freezing, suspect a hardware problem

A few silly ideas that i've tried with my Acer ..
try taking the battery out !..
just run it off the lead..
I've been told its something to do with a hardware issue with the standby mode of the fan or the CPU or some standby/neutral position that some gizmo inside does (have you guessed that I'm no techie ;o)
Try it out, it could be a simple (if not permanent) fix.
Good luck
 

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Good afternoon Tech Immortals,

I am working on a friend's computer.
The hardware setup is the following:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.1GHz

2.5 GB RAM CRUCIAL (Memtest says the following about it: DDR2(64 bit)
373MHz DDR746 CAS: 5-5-15

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT pci-e

MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard

The problems:

Problem1. When the computer is turned on it gives out 2 short beeps (memory error, I presume according to an Internet search). Then it loads GRUMP for Ubuntu 9 or Win XP pro
Problem2. Anything that is graphics intensive makes the computer crash or graphics get glitchy. For example videogames will either make windows crash or crash the game and exit to windows. On Ubuntu while running Compiz the OS freezes. It only crashes or glitches with graphic intensive software.

Solution tried:
For problem1. While loading GRUMP there is an option for memtest. Diagnostics came out fine, no errors.

More background information:
I've inspected the motherboard, the graphics card, ram, everything (looking at it physically for any burns or liquid spills etc)
Everything is roughly 4 months old, bought brand new when purchased.
In the past the user had the same setup except that his old graphics card (GeForce BFG TECH 8800 GT) died on him (will get further details about that in about an hour).
Replaced for graphics card mentioned above. Those problems are occurring.
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A:Solved: Interesting Hardware problem (Nvidia graphics problem possibly due to RAM)

It was a faulty video card.
User replaced it under its warranty.
 

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Okay, right now I'm currently trying to find out whats wrong with a keyboard that is on a laptop, after the computer starts there are some script errors, I don't know exactly what they are but I ran combo fix without safe mode and restarted the scripts went away...and it started working after restarting a couple times it started to work then restarted more the scripts came back and the keyboard stopped, even in safe mode but after five or so minutes the keyboard was able to type again, I checked the device managers and everything is update and no error, I ran a combo fix and have the report if you guys want to see it let me know, Its an HP DV6 series with 64-bit windows 7 OS, I'm stumped I have no idea whats up, I'm ready to just put in the recovery disks and see whats up, but he has like 250 gigs worth of files Games etc, Can I back it up to a hard drive and install go back to where it was normally or can that be a problem?

A:Laptop Windows 7 Problem/Software/Hardware? Keyboard problem

Bump

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Hi, I'm in need of figuring out if my laptop was infected by a trojan, the operating system went kapoot and i need to reinstall it, or if its hardware failure. I used it last night and my AVG caught a "small trojan horse" called cryptbase.dll and after removing it i believe is where it began. My computer restarted and ended up starting up with the acer splash with me able to click f2 for setup. But f8 doesn't work and causes a long beeping noise if i leave it alone it goes to a black screen with a underscore blinking at the top left. i've done some research but, im unsure which route to take without taking some advice for my own laptop. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5741-3541, Windows 7,intel core i5-450 processor, 4 GB DDR memory, 500 GB HDD. if you need more information please ask because im unsure with what is needed to fix the problem. The solutions i've heard is reinstalling windows 7, or it might be a HDD problem. Thank you.

A:Unsure if virus, operating system problem, or hardware problem

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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Hi, I'm new here (meaning I just made an account but have been lurking around every time I had computer trouble. This time however, I couldn't find anything that resembles the trouble I'm currently experiencing) and I'm hoping if anyone can help me or tell me if I should just throw my laptop against the wall.

I've had my printer (details and TSG SysInfo below) for over a year now, and never had any trouble with it. A few days ago, I needed to print something but wasn't able to (I can't remember what the error said, it didn't happen again) so I uninstalled the printer and re-installed it by downloading the drivers from the HP website. Pop-up balloon said that it wasn't successfully installed and when I would try to install the driver by going to print management and click on Printers I would get: "An error has occurred on the script of this page. Line: 40. Char: 21. Error: Object doesn't support property or method 'SetPrinterName'. Code: 0. URL: res://C:\Windows\system32\pmcsnap.dll/81". So I clicked on Drivers instead and tried to install the driver there and it said: windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error.

Do understand that I have no idea what I'm doing whenever my computer doesn't behave as it is supposed to, and everything is done by trial and error; mostly error. For some reason I felt the need to do a chkdsk /f /r which was scheduled on the next restart, b... Read more

A:printer problem? software problem? hardware problem?

Howdy,
Could be the Hard drive has gone faulty. What make and model is this Laptop?
 

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Yesterday, I came home from work to see that my computer had done a reset on its own. When I turned it on, I found the Win 10 Anniversary update waiting for me. Since then, I have had several crashes with games, and even blue screens.

The BSOD's go by so fast, that I had to turn off the automatic restart just to read the error as STOP CODE: MEMORY MANAGEMENT. Apparently, this means that there is a problem pertaining with my RAM.

A few months ago, I came on here with a similar problem after my PSU blew and I had to get anothr one. I solved that by buying 2 new RAM cards to replace the ones inside. I ran a memory diagnostic which showed no problems, and right now I'm running a system file check scanner as well. If both of these come back fine and there are still problems, I may have to get new RAM sticks.

I have a 2 year warranty on them, so replacing them again would be no problem. However, before I do that, I was wondering if the problem might be my motherboard or CPU as they are the only components still used from the computer from when the Power Supply blew? These would be my 3rd set of damaged RAM cards in a year, and that just strikes me as weird, especially since they are designed to withstand overclocking conditions.
 

A:Unknown hardware problem (possible software problem)

As the computer shut dow/reset for some unknown reason, I'd suspect that unknown event to be related.

Could be power related (ie: power surge or dirty power), power supply (if you are using a non-Tier one model, or possibly the motherboard.

Bottom line, some event occurred which caused this issue and it likely isn't related to previous issues.
 

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I got a virus so i replaced the hard drive . when i try to install the windows 7[ from the factory] it would closes every 15 minutes. Ok I finished took time but it kind of worked . Problem if my computer closes or if i close it. it will not restart . unless i push the power bottom on, crash the computer, by removing the battery and power cable , wait at least 4 hours, then it will restart and work ok. everything works, but it has trouble downloading some larger files what are reasons a computer will not start the fan works and one indicator light works but it would sit all day and do nothing .I had a business and 4 computers came down sick at the same time but they had different operating systems so they react differently this is the only one i have saved i tried changing the hard drive in two others but i can not restart them what part of the computer tell it to turn on ? thankyou very much
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you install the motherboard and AGP drivers?
 

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The short version of my problem is that at some point after a reboot, certain web pages fail to load.  I'm not sure what the root cause is, at all.  I am running Windows 7 SP1 and was up to date with updates when this started.
 
When it started happening:
Thursday night, the power flickered at my apartment and made my computer reboot.  I figured it was a good a time as any to install Windows updates since I hadn't done that in a while.  After doing so was when I first noticed the problem.
 
The problem:
What happens is after I reboot, at first, everything works fine.  At some time after, some web sites just don't load.  The sites that don't load are consistent (if I reboot and wait, all the same ones fail).  A couple examples are bleepingcomputer.com itself and any of Valve's (the game developer) sites.  It doesn't seem that computer help/anti-malware sites are all not working, since MBAM and AVG's sites work.  Google itself always works and when Googling for info on this problem, I seem to find more sites that don't work than do, once it starts happening.
 
I don't know specifically at what point stuff stops loading.  I tried rebooting then going to read a book for an hour, and it was working when I tried immediately after.  If I reboot and open Firefox with a ton of tabs and start browsing around, it might stop within a few minutes.
 
What I tried:
At first I thought it was my Internet connection or ... Read more

A:Infected? Hardware problem? Software problem?

Hello knismaps, let's see if we can find something.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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ADW Cleaner Skip or rerun it.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.ex... Read more

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Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me out. I've been having a reoccurring issue with my laptop. The basic issue is that it runs very, very slow - using about 80%-100% of the CPU when a program is open and 30%-50% of the CPU when no programs are open. If I try to restart the computer, it will hang on a black screen between the "Starting Windows" screen and the "Welcome" screen.

The first few times it occurred (July, October, and mid-November) a System Restore from Safe Mode solved the issue. The fourth and fifth times it happened (late November and early December) I had to try restoring to multiple different restore points before it would work again. The sixth time (mid-December) no amount of System Restores did anything. I ended up running the "sfc scannow" command and that seemed to solve it. The seventh time (late December) neither System Restore nor "sfc scannow" did anything. I ended up reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows. That solved the problem for about a week, then last night it started happening again.

I'm a little lost at this point. I've run tests on both the memory and hard drive and they came out fine. I looked through the event logs each time the issue occurred and didn't see anything that seemed likely to cause this. The fact that it keeps reoccurring, even after a clean install, makes me think it's some kind of hardware issue. But the fact that the computer works completely fine... Read more

A:Strange Problem - Not entirely sure whether it's a software or hardware problem

Hello and welcome.Use Process Explorer to provide an overview of your running processes.Download the .zip file and extract to a folder on your desktop. Run program. In Vista/7: Click File > Show Details for All Processes.Click View > Select Columns and check the Command Line box. Click OK.If necessary, continue to use the computer until it displays the undesirable behaviour (lagging, freezes, etc). Immediately switch back to Process Explorer and press the Space Bar to pause updates.Click File > Save As.... Save to your desktop as procexp.txt.Attach (do not copy & paste) procexp.txt to your next reply. Use the forum's "Full Editor" to attach files.Note: Do not unpause or exit Process Explorer unless directed to.==========================================Use Speccy to provide details of your computer's configuration.Download, install, and run After Speccy has finished gathering information, click File > Publish Snapshot In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed. A web address will be displayed, click Copy to Clipboard and paste it in your next post.=========================================

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Hey guys, ever since I came back from vacation a couple months back, my computer has been freezing after about 10 minutes of use. When I say freeze, I mean, the image on the monitor is frozen, and the mouse + keyboard are unresponsive. I tried swapping out RAM, the harddrive, the power supply, and I tried it without the graphics card. Plus I replaced my mobo. Also, I know it's not a software problem because it froze in BIOS before, and it froze when I put in a live CD.

Anyone have an idea as to what is going on?

Edit: Also, here are my specs.

Motherboard: http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=170&prod_no=1426
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E2200
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

Edit Two: Temps and Voltages taken from Speedfan.

GPU: 57
Core: 57

VCC3V: 3.44v
VCore: 1.34v
VRAM: 2.21v
VChipset: 1.25v
+5v: 5.09v
+12v: 11.97v
VCC1.5v: .90v
VSB3v: 3.44v
VBat: 3.10
 

A:Hardware problem?

Things you can do>run anti virus>remove old programs>delete temp files>from start go to run type in chkdsk /r [note space between k /] defrag
 

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

A:DVD RW hardware problem

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

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

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so recently my computer crashed and didn't turn on, so i changed the psu,
next thing i know i have a problem with my explorer which was unresolved so i decide to reformat, well i haven't yet but~

im sending data to another computer so i can send it back after i reformat....then all of a sudden the screen turns black. The computer is still on but the music i have shuts off and my keys are unresponsive, such as if i press caps lock, the light on the keyboard for caps lock will not go on

this happens at random times after i boot the computer, 5-20 minutes after the boot up...i'm convinced it's a hardware related issue

i don't think it's my psu, it's brand new...the one i had beforehand was only 2 months old anyway and i'm thinking it burned out cause what happened with the previous psu was at any time, the computer would restart or shut down, if it shut down i would have to wait 5-10 minutes to reboot it because if i tried to boot it too soon, the machine would turn on but nothing would come up
this applies to now too, when the screen turns black i have to hold the power button, then wait 5-10 minutes before starting back up again...
if it was my video card, i would still be able to do things with my keyboard, just not see it right? but the whole computer is unresponsive.......help? OH oh and my system is clean of any viruses or whatever, i just need to fix it to get enough time to send the rest of my data to the other computer... Read more

A:Possible hardware problem?

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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my bluetooth device is installed but couldn't transfer file either from laptop to mobile or mobile to laptop, though it shows paired and connected. whenever i try to send or recieve file it shows a message" an address incompatible with the requested protocol was used ". in device manager there is unknown device which id is "ACPI\VEN_INT&DEV_3400", another device id "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1903&SUBSYS_81EC103C&REV_08", another id "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&SUBSYS_81EC103C&REV_21" . i need driver for these.  plz do reply asap

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

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

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

Thank you,
-Xen00b

A:Hardware problem

Hi Xen00b,

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

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

Shawn

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Hello Guys,

I'm new to here and really in need of some help. I'm not familiar with the protocol for posting new threads or anything.

I bought a USB mouse a few weeks ago and it's been giving me a problem where every time I scroll up or down too much, it disconnects.

The brand of the mouse is Omega. OMEGA

To be exact^

I don't know what to do and it's really getting in the way of my daily activities which take place on my PC. I'd be willing to be asked any further questions about my machine or the device that could actually help me resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Hardware Problem

Make and model of pc or hardware if custom is totally necessary. Laptop or desktop? Is this all the time, only on the internet and if so how do you connect to the internet and who is your isp.

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Just before i went on holiday (this was 3 weeks ago) one of my 2 (SLI) 6800GT Graphics cards overheated and broke. I removed it switched to 1 graphics card and tried to get onto windows with no avail. I left til when i got back from holiday (Today) turned the computer on, it worked fine, minus the 1 graphics card, i then went to plug my headset (which i had in already and was using i just took it out to listen to music) plugged it back in and the computer crashed. Now i use Auidigy ZS Pro so i was plugging it in round the back. I rebooted the computer it loaded into windows fine except no sounds, and windows media player was saying there was a problem so i rebooted again and now, with the sound card in or out it freezes on the Start windows normally screen.

I am currently using my old HDD which is running fine without the card in, i havent tried it with it in yet as i might have to reboot the other HDD anyway because that is 200 gig and i would much prefer to use that one. If any of you have any ideas of how i can fix this without a reboot then please help.

Joe.

EDIT

When i try to boot from my normal HDD i click start windows normally and a white line goes accross the very bottom very quickly like a loading screen then does nothing.
 

A:Serious Hardware/OS problem.

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Hello, my computer was working fine over the weekend, i moved my computer back to another area of the house, it was working fine until now, whenever i start it up, i can hear it running, but no display on the monitor and it keeps making this kind of long beeping sound, then it stops, repeats forever... i don't know what caused this or how to fix this, this computer is kind of old, i play all my old games on it. (bought in 2004) It is running windows xp professional, and 512MB of ram, can anyone help me please? i have snapshots of my computer if you would like me to upload. Thanks.
 

A:possible hardware problem?

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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How can i test my hard disk and graphic card?

A:hardware problem

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

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Hi everyone, i have a little problem here my pc work normally, but when i start a game or a program my processor start overheating! Normally 70 degree and than he go to 105 degree after 1 sec the Core speed is dropping and im bugging. It's a 3.40 GHz and dropping under 2.5 or less ..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Hardware problem?

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I cant save any data in one of my drive.When i tried to save anything it says "some data loss due to hardware or network failure"...And i couldnt format da drive to ntfs..Only it formatted to fat32...Whats the possible defects?I usd scan disk.No problem found,,
 

A:Hardware problem

The drive you are trying to save data to... is it inside your computer or is it an external drive? Is it a drive that is somewhere else on a network? Please tell us a bit more about your set-up.
 

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some has put password in my computer but I don't know who.I would like to know how can I remove it,possible alternative?Thanks
 

A:problem of hardware

Sorry we are unable to help with password problems
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

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

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i was running a hardware scan and it came up failed and this reference code WPE001001-RL8BGD does anyone know what this means and how to fix it.

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A few weeks back I was here, at the video card forums asking for some hardware upgrade advice. The threads are these where all my system specs are already available: Once again...PSU and Graphics combo
and What Video Card?

My problem is this- After installing the PSU, the GPU and the RAM i plugged my computer and turned it on. Everything loaded up as usual, and I went on ahead to check the RAM, the system recognize it properly, all is good! Now, I moved on to the Graphics Card. I take out the cd, put it in and start the installation. When I click for it to begin, after a while an error with a bunch of weird numbers appeared and I couldn't proceed with the installation. After a few failed attempts to install, I figured the only problem seem to be with my computer not wanting to accept the graphics card's installation so I decided to take the card out and start it again. It loads, but it's MUCH more slower in start-up and after everything loads... BAM! The computer sort of freezes/ crashes and I can't do anything. I tried restarting a few times but a few minutes after the painfully slow start-up, it still happens.

I don't think the problem is with the PSU, everything turns on correctly. Im sure it ain't with the RAM either since the computer recognizes it and shows it. The problem is with the GPU which I already took out but it seems that it might have done some damage...and I have no idea why.

Does anybody have a clue as to what's wrong or what can I do?

A:New hardware, problem with XP

I would start with the GPU drivers, which are the source of most problems. Chances are, there are newer drivers on the manufacturer's website than on the CD. Uninstall any of the drivers you installed off the cd, then download the latest video drivers and give it a go.

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I was approached by a former customer today who asked a question that I need some assistance with, so here goes!

When surfing the internet, with Win XP running IE7, they experience a problem with the computer not advancing to the next page of a website. They see the "Page Cannot Be Displayed". Now if they go back, the former page comes up and they can work with it, but again if they try to advace to the next page it will not display. They further stated that there is no particular website this occurs on, it can happen on on game sites or Ebay, etc. and there is no certain amount of time that passes before it starts. They have other computers in the house that this does not occur on, just this one system. But it should be mentioned that the computer that previously occupied this particular space in the house did exhibit the same problem.

They have changed ethernet cables (using DSL) to the computer and phone cables to the modem, but problem still happens on this system only.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Further information - I asked and was informed that the computer is in close proximity to both a cordless phone and a microwave oven. Is it possibly interference with the 2.4 GHz signal?

Thanks again!
 

A:Hardware Problem?

Does it happen consistantly on every exact place/site or do they sometimes get through and other times not?
 

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

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

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

Any suggestions on this issue?
 

A:XP or Hardware Problem?

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

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

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Hello, my 7 laptop has suddenly begun to misbehave.it sticks on the black toshiba screen when I switch on, it says F2 for something and f10 for something else, but Enter usually gets it to boot up. But then when it has booted if I go to a text program it gives an endless uncontrollable stream of = signs, same in the search box at bottom left, In qwicken it churns the date endlessly forward. Esc gets it out of this (usually) and it works fine.
Can someone point me to what is the problem? Is it the keyboard or is it a software mangle?
Does it sound fixable or is this my hint to dump the machine?
Thanks

A:? hardware problem or

Try this first:

Boot your PC with the "Last Known Good Configuration" option.
This quick little option can be accessed by following these simple steps:

Press and hold down the "F8" button as you boot up your PC and before the Windows logo is displayed. This will bring you to the Advanced Boot Options, wherein a list of options on booting up your Windows 7 system is provided.

Locate the "Last Known Good Configuration" option and select it by pressing the Enter key. Your PC should now start booting Windows. Wait and see if it works.

If that didn't work, try System restore.
System Restore

More related tutorials:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/666-advanced-boot-options.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/69585-safe-mode.html

Lets us know if you have any questions.

Hope this helps,
John

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My son has a Sony Vaio laptop that he is continually downloading music and video onto. He has up to date McAfee running on it, but apparently some critter got through. He says he scanned when he noticed problems and the scan did turn up something that was unremovable by McAfee. He did NOT note the name of the virus. By the time he reported the problem to me the computer will not boot at all. I get "Operating System not found" on a black screen with nothing else. When I attempt to boot with the XP OS disc in it, I get the blue install/repair screen, but upon trying each of those options I once again get a black screen telling me that no hard drive is detected. How big of trouble am I in?
 

A:BIG PROBLEM Could be OS OR Hardware

Please don't post all over the place. Reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t268175.html
 

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hi
I have a problem with my pc, it use to get hanged very offern,i do not understand why its happening so. i think there is some problem with mother board bot i do not know where the service center is located in banglore so if some one can assest me please mail me about the problem and how to solve at [email protected]
 

A:hardware problem

Hi,
Can you edit this post (message) to remove your e-mail address before it gets picked up by a spambot and your inbox gets filled with spam mail?
Anyone who can help you will post their reply here, like I've done.
It may be that experts here(gold shield next to their name) would find it useful if you added a HijackThis (HJT) log to this posting. If you are not sure how to do this please wait for guidance from someone more knowledgeable than me. Please also include details of what you have already done to try to solve the problem.
Good luck.
1002richards
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks,
Paul
 

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

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Hello everyone

I have 2 big problems with my computer
1)My graphics card is crashing when i am playing some games for example League of Legends and COD Black ops after their loading screen my pc crashes some times both games work but sometimes they dont

My second problem is that i bought a duo ram (2x2 4gb) and every time i try to boot it either stops at the beginning or after windows logo i get a blue screen

Sorry that i provided so small info but i am tired and depressed too a very deadly combo
 

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Hey everyone - this is sort of a continuation from my thread in the Win2k forums, since the problem is now pointing more towards the hardware side of things.

So, some backstory: A few days ago, let's call this magical day "Tuesday", while playing a game of no specific importance, my computer locked up. I thought, well, this is odd. So, naturally, I rebooted. And quickly, my PC locked up again. This repeated for some time, before I cursed and booted into Linux. No problems there, so I assumed that I was having software issues - hence, the post in the 2k Forum.

Now, it seems that my problems are growing rapidly on that blessed machine. In Linux, my internet connection rarely functions, and when it does, the modem will have to wait through being turned on, hearing a dial tone, and listening to the operator telling me to hang up and try again before dialing. This lead me to suspect that somehow, the Modem - a USR 56.6k Internal Fax modem, forgive me for not recalling the model number specifically at this moment - is faulty. So, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver in Windows. Now, Windows can't find my PCI slot that it's plugged in. And it can't find the driver on the mainboard (PCChips M848A) CD.

So that leads me to think that the MoBo might be the problem.

Another thought that originally came to mind was my power supply - an Enermax 300W ATX EG301P-V could be going a bit shaky. That would, I would think, explain the freezing problem... Read more

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

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

A:Hardware problem, could anyone help?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all, this is my first post here and its a doosie. So, I was in the middle of copying a large ammount of information from one place on my hard drive to another (by large i mean it was an estimated 30 minute copy) when i went to get some lunch. I came back to find that my computer was somehow seriously injured. It will start and run bios checks just fine, then it takes me to the little screen that tells me that windows had failed to start properly and askes me if i would like to start in safe mode, The last known good configuration, or start windows normally. Upon selecting any of theise options, about 3 seconds after the computer begins initializing windows (the little windows XP screen goes up and the blue loading bar is active beneath the logo) the computer will reboot and the whole process starts over again. Please help me out here, im clueless!

Brian

A:Hardware problem? Help!

Think they answered this below:

http://www.techsupportforum.com//microsoft-support/windows-xp-support//81681-xp-restarts-restarts-restarts.html

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A:hardware problem

install the device driver that came with this USB device....

http://www.tripplite.com/en/products...xtModelID=3914
what do you use it for?

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I just put together a computer (AMD) ect and everything works great, but. Every once in a while the computer shuts off and wont start back up for a good bit, maybe 2 hours or longer. One time it poped when I surfing and didnt start back up until about 2 hours.

Ok, now here is what I have had to do to get it running again. I pulled the main plug that goes to the board off the plug in and then installed it back and now it works. I would hear a small click noise when I plugged it back on the board. I have had to do this several times and then it starts right up. I have giggled the wires, plug, and tried to press the connecter on more with no luck. I unplug the connector and reinstall and it works. Anyone know what could be the problem. This last time it wouldn't start up for a day until I unplugged the main connector. Thanks for any help that anyone might have.
 

A:Hardware problem, please help

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

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

A:hardware problem maybe?

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

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I just built my first PC and i keep getting these Computer freezes where the whole system locks up and NOTHING is responsive. It usually occures when i am loading into a game or something of that matter. Earlier today i was playing H1Z1 and i switched from high settings to ultra and the whole computer completely freezed up! rarely it will just freeze on the desktop. Please help. Ask anything.
 
Mother Board: Asus Sabertootth 990FX R2.0
Cpu: AMD Fx 9590 Temp: Around 32-42 degrees Celcius
Gpu: Evga Gtx 970 ACX 2.0 Superclocked Temp: 35-53 degrees Celcius
Ram: 8Gb Corsair Vengence (The Blue Stick)
 

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