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Q: Could this be a hardware problem?

My original problem was that, one day I came back to my comp from sleep and it had shut itself down. I restarted, and after maybe 10 seconds, mouse and keyboard both would freeze. Same thing in safe mode, VGA and all of the options on F8. Took it to a tech and he reinstalled Windows XP using some disc he had and not the Acer eRecovery. After that it worked in safe mode but still froze on normal bootup. The mouse would skip around, then freeze altogether, and the keyboard wouldn't work. Took it back to the tech, who told me he couldn't get it to freeze.

When I got it home it worked, but it appeared to have some crappy resolution set on it, and I thought he may have ust put it on some basic resolution to "fix" the problem hoping I wouldn't notice. I got the driver, downloaded it, and it began to freeze up again. Therefore I did a reformat through eRecovery, and it loaded up to the screen that's all "Hey dude you got a new computer, let's set it up" and the MOUSE AND KEYBOARD FROZE AGAIN. You have to hold in the power button to reset it. Won't load at all in safe mode and tells me to "run setup again." I ran the reformat several times with the same result.

My specs are below, the only difference is that I have twice as much RAM as what's listed because we upgraded it. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

Acer Aspire 3000

Processor
AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ / 1.8 GHz
Chipset type
SiSM760GX

Cache Memory
Type
L2 cache
Cache size
128 KB

RAM
Installed Size
256 MB / 2 GB (max)
Technology
DDR SDRAM - 333 MHz
Memory specification compliance
PC2700

Storage controller type
IDE

Hard Drive
40 GB

Optical Storage

Type
CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - Integrated
CD / DVD read speed
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
CD / DVD write speed
24x
CD / DVD rewrite speed
24x

Display Type
15 in TFT active matrix
Max Resolution
1024 x 768 ( XGA )
Color Support
24-bit (16.7 million colors)

Video
Graphics Processor / Vendor
SiS Mirage 2
Video Memory
Shared video memory (UMA)

Audio
Audio output type
Sound card
Audio output compliant standards
DirectSound
Audio Input
Microphone

Input device type
Keyboard, Touchpad, 4-way scroll button

Network adapter
Networking / Wireless LAN Supported
Yes
Wireless NIC
Acer InviLink 802.11b/g
Data link protocol
Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Fast Ethernet
Networking standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free)
2 ( 1 ) x Memory, 1 ( 1 ) x CardBus - Type II
Interfaces
1 x Modem - Phone line - RJ-11, 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45, 1 x Audio - Line-in/microphone - Mini-phone mono 3.5 mm, 1 x Audio - Line-out/headphones - Mini-phone mono 3.5 mm, 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A

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Preferred Solution: Could this be a hardware problem?

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

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

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

A: Could this be a hardware problem?

First thing that jumped out at me was the fact that you upgraded ram. Does this by chance coincide with when the problems started? Take out the new ram for a while and see if that fixes the problem. It may be incompatible (or faulty) ram that is giving you the headaches.

Also, if you are able to boot your computer up, right click on ?my computer?, ?manage?, ?event viewer? (assuming you are running XP). Here you will find 3 categories and a list of each. Your system reports any errors it encounters here. You want to search in all three categories and look for any details with a red symbol by them. Yellow are also significant, but red ones are the ones to research first.

To research them, the best way is to look inside the details provided. There is a link in there that tells you to ?click for more details?. Do it. It?ll take you to the Microsoft site with some possible causes and solutions.

If the crashes seem related to a particular piece of hardware in your system, that is your hint. Update the drivers for that hardware and see if that fixes you up. For example, if you are getting constant error reports for your internet connection, try updating your NIC (network interface card) drivers.

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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.
The card gets warm, but not to an alarming point (I want to say around 60 degrees celcius).... Read more

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can't access the add hardware in my control panel keeps coming up with you can install only one device at a time, Another device installation is underway, When it is finished you can try this wizard again.

My PC op system is XP service pack 3 had reboot my PC couldn't get it going so reboot from IBM as i didn't have the XP disc's to fix it so it went back to service pack 1.

Also have put my eternal hard drive in and it doesn't appear in my computer.

And can't seem to find my high speed ports
Please help been at this for nearly 2 days rying to figure it out
 

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Hello, my name is gharib am from DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA. MY COMPUTER IS NOT TURNING ON FOR A MONTH NOW, I HAVE GIVE OUR LOCAL EXPERT AND HE SAID THERE IS PROBLEM WITH MOTHER BORD OF A LAPTOP AND IT HARD TO FIND AROUND IN MY CITY. CAN YOU DIRECT WHERE I CAN FIND AN EXPERT IN DAR ES SALAAM? MY WHTASAP NO. +255713668265

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I thought that my computer was back to snuff again, but it's not, I'm figuring that it's a hardware problem by now. My question is how can I tell if I'm having a hardware problem. I think my video card is shot, but are there any ways to tell what peice of hardware is caput, or is there some freeware out there that can diagnose for me?

Just to describe my problem again, my computer is making weird sounds, everything is laggy especially when opening a new program or playing games, sound is laggy too.

A:Is this a hardware problem?

Hi,

We do need much more infomation, like motherboard, memory, cpu, video card, drives, power supply (watts and brand name), and just any other relevelant information that will help us to understand about your unit. You did say your computer was making Wierd Sounds, what does that mean? What type sounds, when, etc, etc....just provide more details.

Post back and we can take a look at it.

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My friend was installing Windows 7, and then couple of days later the computer started to restart every 4 hours, and now she does it every 1,5 hours or less.

She always shows blue screen and then restart.

Any ideas?

Could it be a corrupt install?

A:Hardware problem?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColdIce


My friend was installing Windows 7, and then couple of days later the computer started to restart every 4 hours, and now she does it every 1,5 hours or less.

She always shows blue screen and then restart.

Any ideas?

Could it be a corrupt install?


It might be a bad RAM stick, or it could be that a component is getting too hot, like the CPU. Is this a laptop or desktop? Are you able to see what the temps are? You might try running Speedfan or Hardware Monitor to see the temps, and to make sure that the fans are all running.

If it's a laptop, the air vents might be clogged with dirt, fuzz, cat hair...

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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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Hi all,
Not sure if this is an XP problem or hardware related, so apologies if it's in the wrong forum.
This morning my PC developed the problem where, a minute or two after loading the OS, it shuts the PC off completely and restarts it. This has happened all day. The longest it stays on for is a couple of minutes. As soon as I try to load a program, any program is shuts the PC down. My NAV is up to date and was checked last night, plus I run a pretty tight firewall, so I don't think I've been virus attacked. I'm thinking it's something to do with XP itself, or perhaps the power supply.
Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to what I can do?
Thanks for all help offered.
 

A:? XP or Hardware problem...

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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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Hi,

I brought the extra hardware and the extra CD-Rom. I would install them on my computer. How do I clone (backup) everything from the normal hardware to another hardware. ?

Thanks,
 

A:hardware problem

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A couple of days after installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, my computer has started to freeze. Before that, I had installed Visual C++ Express 2010 and then uninstalled it when I got Visual Studio 2010 Professional. I also had Visual C++ Express 2008 installed.

I know I was stupid to not uninstall everything when installing Visual Studio 2010 Pro... But I'm not sure if the freezing problem is caused by incompatibility issues or even software!

I am in safe mode at the moment, it doesn't freeze while in safe mode. But if I start up regular, it freezes within minutes (or even seconds) and requires a manual shutdown in order to make it operate again. I have also noticed that when it freezes while running Vista out of safe mode that a clicking noise comes from my computer, I don't know what component though...

I'm starting to think it's a hardware problem, I am going to run a hardware diagnostic scan thingy.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with the following specs:

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1525
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, 1995 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A14, 6/27/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
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A:Hardware problem?

If it doesn't freeze in Safe Mode, but it does freeze in normal mode - then it's most likely a driver/program issue. Since it freezes almost immediately, then it's most likely that it's something that loads on startup.

Try this first:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

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Hi everyone. My problem is that I having a problem with device and printer settings in Windows 7. In the device and printer folder I am getting an error message stating that the Officejet 4500 needs a driver. I have installed and reinstalled the driver several times yet I still recieve the error. In the device manager I have exclamation signs saying the drivers need to be install. I have printed and uploaded a picture, so that is just wrong. My question is how do remove the error message from the device and printer folder and the exclamation points from device manager? I have uploaded a picture of what I am trying to solve. I am using Windows 7 X64 and I have it installed as a network printer.
Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie44

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If the Officejet is a multifunction printer then it could be missing one of the drivers for one of the other functions: scanner?

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please forgive the noobyness of this post...

I bought and built the computer about a year ago. the only problem I've had with it up untill now is the power supply going out which was about 5-6 months after having it.

here is a summary of what's going on with my computer:
it froze one day after I got home from work and then I moved the mouse and it automatically restarted and then tried to Boot from CD and then windows wouldn't boot at all.

I reformatted and reinstalled windows XP with service pack 2 and now the display is messed up. I tried to install the video card drivers and my computer restarts 1/2 way through those, but I did manage to install the motherboard and CPU drivers...

what do I mean by "the display is messed up"? Well right now as I am typing this, there are lines everywhere, and it looks all glitchy/crappy and is seeming getting worse as I use the internet more and more...

I replaced the PSU because the one that came with my case died...

my friend who is more computer suave took a look at it and said it is most likely the video card and/or the PSU, but then when I explained the problem to a couple of co-workers they said it sounds like a Motherboard or Memory problem.

I'm just at a total loss. I don't want to buy new parts that aren't going to fix the problem.

here is a list of what my current machine consists of: (courtesy of my newegg invoices)
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im having a problem identifying what is wrong with my hp. i starting receiving a boot disc screen only. so in other words i couldnt boot up except for bios. i read around and decided i might need a new hard drive. i bought a new hard drive and i am still getting a "reboot and select proper boot device." i also got windows 7 with my hard drive thinking id need it. when i start the pc with that it starts to load windows, then once it is done it crashes (blue screen says "stop 0x0000000005c).

do i possibly need a new motherboard?

thanks
 

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I have an asus t2-ah1 barebone system, it runs on windows vista enterprise edition.

lately when it is running it has been prone to suddenly "shutting off" all on its own

the monitor would go blank and the computer would start to reboot

when this happens an audible click and/or blip can be heard from the computer, I do not know if it is emitted from the mainboard, hard drive, or graphics card or some other component.

the situation now is that I can't even get into windows, as the computer would suddenly blink and go out and start rebooting every time it is half way through start-up.

I don't think it is the power supply unit, since I only recently replaced it with a new (higher wattage) one, so what could the problem be?
 

A:Hardware problem?

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Reviews/ASUS_T2_AH1__6478215 this one? if so what did you add to it?
can you reboot into safe mode? do a restore? use disc to repair ?
shutting down usually heat related or ram issue
remove 1 ram if have 2 re try
whilst in there check all connectors, a iffy connector to a HD will do what you are experiencing
re seat CPU ?
were you installing vista updates?
 

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Ok i ran a test on system requirements lab about a week or two ago and it all passed threw the roof then a couple of days ago i ran a test and it said that my video card didnt have Hardware t%l and 3D

I have a ATI radeon hd 5740 on a pavilion dv6 hp laptop and i know for certain mine has both and i remembered a few days ago i got a display driver update which my of caused the problem.

but i have tryed reinstalling and trying old drivers etc and nothing has worked so i was thinking mayby i uninstalled something ati that i wasnt meant to

So for past two or three days i have been downloading updates vga drivers audio graphics all sorts of stuff to try and get it to work and before you ask i no for certain this is definataly not a hardware problem.

A:Hardware t%l and 3D Problem HELP

It's hard to understand what you wrote. Maybe using some commas and dots could help.

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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 all,
Ok, here's the problem, hope someone can help. I've recently had problems with my comp, it wouldnt boot. I'd been having problems with my 80 gig Western D. Hard drive so i replaced it assuming it was the problem and it was still under waranty. I can now boot to the windows instalation setup. I format the hd, create a partition and begin the instalation. Windows writes the instalation files to the hard drive, and is supposed to reboot and load from there to continue the instalation. Well my comp reboots, but takes me right back to the initial setup screen. It's not detecting the instalation at all as if i didnt install anything, but i go into dos cmd mode and i see the windows folder, so the hd is being written to. Ive even tried switching cables incase they were bad. Bios was reset a couple times, dont know whats wrong here. Its like its writing hd, but not reading, what to do? A couple times i have gotten could not detect boot volume error also. thanks for your time.
-Dan

"in case it matters,
mobo: asus p4s533 intel p4 2.0ghz , 80 gig western digital hard drive special ed. 8 mb cache. If any other parts matter let me know."
 

A:Hardware Problem

Had the exact same thing happen a few weeks ago helping a friend put together his new computer. try this, if the WD is the ONLY hardrive or device on that IDE channel remove the jumper from it. the WD's dont like having a jumper if they are alone on the IDE channel. ( not even if it is set to master)
 

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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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Hi...I am new to forums so I am not sure if I am in the right place for my question but here goes...just bought a new laptop charger on ebay for my Dell Inspiron 1720...it's a generic 90 watt charger and its triggering a black error message saying: "the ac power adaptor wattage & type cannot be determined". How do I set my machine to recognize the new charger? Thanks in advance.

A:Hardware Problem.

You should go with the manufacturer's (Dell's) charger rather than a generic. This one might not be compatible. You might also try contacting the generic charger's manufacturer.

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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'm quite sure it is, but the question is what. I recently built a new computer, an ASUS motherboard,http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131354 an AMD Athlon II X2, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687 2 gb G Skill ddr 2 800 ram, and a 250 gb Seagate hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261. The problem starts when I try to install an OS. Everyone that I have tried to install has messed up somewhere. When I try to install Fedora 11, it freezes on the hard drive partitioning screen and will NEVER make it past that point. When I try to install Windows XP I get an error saying "Cannot boot from CD - memory overflow problem" or something similar. When I try to install Vista, the CD will not boot at all, it doesn't even act as if it's reading the disc. I managed to install Ubuntu once, but after about 30 minutes of use the screen went white, and up until the time prior to that the screen would flicker randomly every few minutes. I did not try to restart it because I don't really want to use Ubuntu right now. My goal is to install either XP or Vista. I am thinking that maybe there is a bad piece of hardware somewhere, but every single OS points me in a different direction. Perhaps the motherboard is bad? Or maybe nothing is wrong at all and I just set something up wrong. Anyone have any ideas? Any help would be truly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Do I have a hardware problem somewhere?

if u have 2 x1gig sticks of ram................ take 1 out and try to load the os, then try the other on its own
maybe bad ram stick(s)
 

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Hi I just bought a whole new computer from scratch and when I try installing windows me I keep recieving an saying that there has been a serious error copying files to my hard drive. I have tried my hard drive on another machine and it worked fine.

my specs are

ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard
WesternDigital 40GB hard drive
Samsung 52x Burner
256mb of ddr memory
250watt power supply
17 inch flat panal moniter

If you guys could help I would really appreciate it.
 

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I have just purchased a new Motherboard, CPU, Case for my PC

1 Gigabyte GA-7DX Processor
1 Athlon 1.4Ghz Processor
1 N880 FULL-TOWER ATX-300W CASE

After building my PC I discovered that the PC wouldn't power up at all (the fan for the power supply wouldn't even spin).

So what I decided to do is to go down to my local PC World and have them test the power supply (as well as make sure that i wasn't doing something stupid). After returning to PC World I then was told that they had swapped my power supply over with another power supply, but still nothing. Due to the problem not being the power supply the guy in the shop said I think it is probably the motherboard, so I then sent the motherboard back to the place I purchased it from.

The motherboard was then tested and results were 'After Testing Your Motherboard We Have Found No Faults At All, It Works Perfectly'.
Please Could Someone Assist With This Quite Major Problem

Many Thanks

Matt

PS Cheers For Taking The Time To Read My E-mail
 

A:Hardware Problem Please Help!!!!

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Yet again, I've come to a boot problem. This time, when I boot up my machine, it stops at the PCI listing, and at the bottom of the screen I get something that looks like this: AФ AФ

I tried resetting the BIOS, but it didn't work. For what it's worth, I had just downloaded and ran the FEAR demo, it froze, and I rebooted. That's when I got the "AФ AФ" thing. I checked my GPU, and I didn't smell anything burning, so I don't think it's my card. (It wasn't rendering anything at the time anyway)... I am completely stumped. (And more than a little pissed lol)
 

A:Possible hardware problem

I'd start disconnecting one piece of hardware at a time and see if you can get past where your at now. It could be a card, a drive, or a piece of memory that has failed or maybe just needs re-seating.
 

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Hello all,
the wife is having problems starting World of Warcraft on her computer. It tells her the following:
"World of Warcraft was unable to start up 3d acceleration. Please make sure directX 9.0c is installed and your video drivers are up-to-date."
So I told her to download dx9.0c and the latest Catalyst to see if that helped. and it hasn't. I'm starting to worry that when her powersupply blew last week that I either put the new on in wrong, or that it my have fried the 3D part of her video card.
Here's hopeing for an easy software side fix.
 

A:WoW 3D hardware problem.

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Hi,

Sorry if this is in the wrong section. I was wondering if anyone could help me regarding this strange DVD/CD-RW hardware problem. If I put an audio CD in either D (DVD) or E (CD-RW) drives, nothing will happen. If I go to "My Computer" and double-click the drive where to CD is in, I get an error message:

Yet, if I put a DVD into the D:\ drive it'll work perfectly. I've searched for this problem and apparently it has something to do with the regedit upperfilters and lowerfilters for the key 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 – however I looked these up and the filters are missing from the registry key.

If anyone can help, I'd be really grateful.
 

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Hola, tengo problemas con mi tarjeta de red, en windows no me recibe ningun paquete, es decir no tengo acceso a nada y en linux mint me envia 4 paquetes me deja de enviar y posteriormente me hace lo mismo, oscila. Que puedo hacer?

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Okay, so I was just browsing through the web when this black windows box kept popping up nonstop. I got really annoyed and decided to restart my computer, but when it restarted, I noticed it didn't restart properly because I saw this popup called Windows Recovery saying that my hardware has a lot of problems and that most cannot be fixed. Then my icons and programs started to disappear from my computer and alerts popping up saying something about my computer cannot scan or detect a hardware. On my desktop, all my icons are gone as if nothing existed on my computer. All my programs and everything essential to maintain my computer just disappear. Is this a bad virus or did my hardware just crashed? Really in need of help. I don't want to pay a lot to get it fix unless I really have to.

I'm using a Dell Windows XP. I'm not good with computers, so I don't know what else to provide.

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Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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I HAD WIN98SE AND UPGRADED TO CLEAN INSTALL OF WIN2KPRO
NOW THE HARD DRIVE LIGHT ON MY CASE STAYS LIT, AS IF THE HARD DRIVE IS RUNNING AN APPLICATION AT FULL BLAST
EVEN IN DOS, GAMES, AND WHEN IT RESTARTS....IS THIS AN ISSUE I SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT....WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX IT?
BY THE WAY....HD USED TO MAKE THAT SOUND WHEN ITS PROCESSING DATA, NOW WITH THE LIGHT ON FULL BLAST IT WONT EVEN DO THAT.

AMD K6-2 500
30 GIG HD
TNTN2 M64 VIDEO-W LATEST UPDATES
AOPEN SOUND CARD AW2000-W LATEST UPDATES
WINDOWS 2000 PRO ENVIROMENT

 

A:HARDWARE 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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I'm not sure how much info is needed so I'll just post everything I know offhand.

I built this system as a gaming rig a little over 2 years ago. Spec's are

Xeon E3110 3.0ghz 1.18v (OC's for the last 2 years at 3.6ghz @ 1.24v)
EVGA 780i Motherboard
EVGA 8800gtx
4gb (2x2g) Corsair XMS2 RAM
SB Audigy soundcard
Raptor 10,000rpm 150gb HD
WD 200gb HD
Vista 64 Home Premium

Really haven't had any problems with it since I built it, the only problem (corrupted video) was fixed with a bios update shortly after it was up and running.


A few days ago I was browsing with firefox when the whole computer suddenly froze. I restarted and after a while it froze again (while in control panel). It froze a couple more times so the first thing I did was run a memory diagnostic (off the Vista CD) to make sure the RAM hadn't gone bad. It came back with no errors. Next I ran a full virus scan with AVG and it found a few Java Trojan's to my surprise, I cleaned them out and it seemed to have fixed the problem - it ran for about ~12 hours with no problem. The following day I was playing a game when it froze again, only this time I could not boot the system. I tried repairing the boot up and finally tried to go to a restore point - both ended up freezing. I wasn't sure if it was software or a hardware failure, but I suspected my main HD (a previous Raptor had died after 2 years on my previous PC). So I switched in the 7200rpm as my main and the Raptor as the secondary and reins... Read more

A:Not sure if OS or Hardware problem.

Hi this is from MS http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958044

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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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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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