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PC crashes after hard boot

Question: PC crashes after hard boot

I have been getting few BSOD screens lately, usually while watching a YouTube video and sometimes the system crashes as soon as it boots. However, I have been very busy lately so I kept postponing the the search to find the error.

Today, something unusual happened, after yesterday's update (KB3156421), I booted my system but the monitor remained blank, I could here clicking noises around the area of DVD drive (couldn't tell if it was from the hard drive or not) and the system didn't boot up. I had to do a hard boot and restart my PC, which gave me this error:

I selected the second option and then the system had booted successfully, soon I restarted my computer to clock the RAM back to 1866Mhz and it still loaded fine. However, whenever I did a hard boot when I was troubleshooting this error, the clocking noise came back and I had to manually restart the system to be confronted with the same message.

Notes:
I have ran both MemTest and the chkdsk command before (around 4 months ago) and there were no problems.
Have also ran a Kaspersky virus scan and no malware was detected.

I have uploaded the DM log collector file but it does not contain a crash report for today's BSOD.

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Preferred Solution: PC crashes after hard boot

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I have been getting few BSOD screens lately, usually while watching a YouTube video and sometimes the system crashes as soon as it boots. However, I have been very busy lately so I kept postponing the the search to find the error.Today, something unusual happened, after yesterday's update (KB3156421), I booted my system but the monitor remained blank, I could here clicking noises around the area of DVD drive (couldn't tell if it was from the hard drive or not) and the system didn't boot up. I had to do a hard boot and restart my PC, which gave me this error:Attachment 79241I selected the second option and then the system had booted successfully, soon I restarted my computer to clock the RAM back to 1866Mhz and it still loaded fine. However, whenever I did a hard boot when I was troubleshooting this error, the clocking noise came back and I had to manually restart the system to be confronted with the same message.Notes:I have ran both MemTest and the chkdsk command before (around 4 months ago) and there were no problems.Have also ran a Kaspersky virus scan and no malware was detected.I have uploaded the DM log collector file but it does not contain a crash report for today's BSOD.

Answer:PC crashes after hard boot

New BSOD appeared when logging in after PC was put to sleep immediately after it restarted.The BSOD pointed at a system file called "igdkmd64.sys", which I believe is to do with Intel HD Graphics.Therefore, I went to the device manager and tried to update that driver but it said it was up-to-date.I have attached the DM Log Collector file (this one does contain the crash report for this BSOD)Thank you for taking the time to help me.

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I have this big problem since I have received my P50 (at least for one year now). It is a 7600HQ machine with a Quadro 1000M video card. Let's say I start my day by turning on the laptop. The laptop boots. I see the Windows login screen. If I wait a little the P50 crashed very hard. The screen shows the artifact in the screenshot I have attached but sometimes I see an even color (like yellow) instead of the artifacts. The whole system is frozen. The lights on the keyboard do not react (num lock for example). So I hard reset the laptop using the power button and this repeats for around 10 times before it is booted correctly. And after this: the P50 is rock solid. It stays on for days at a time. Multiple VM's running, 32GB memory, M.2 SSD. Fully functional. So I thought it was Windows and installed Linux. This showed the exact same behavior. Some things to consider: 1. Only happens when I turn on the computer after some down time2. Once up it is rock solid3. Seems to happen more when I connect an external monitor (immediatly after connecting the cable). Both DP or HDMI show the symptoms.But I have seen it happen while using the P50 on my lap.4. All updates installed via the System Update app of Lenovo. Inclusing all BIOS updates5. Tried the hybrid or dedicated options in the bios for the video card. No change.6. It does not happen all mornings. Sometimes it boots up fine on the first try.7. Never happens in the BIOS or boot up screen. Only when the... Read more

Answer:P50 Hard crashes on boot or wake up

Look in the  event viewer and see if there is a message at the time of the problem?

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Dell Inspiron 1501, WinXP Home Media SP3, Ver 2002, 1.99GHz, 896RAM, 70% free, now defragmented AVG 8

Ran updated and in safe mode AVG, Spybot, Adaware, SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, A-Squared
On-line...McAfee, F-Secure, TrendMicro, Windows Live-One and Malicious Malware Remover

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Julz at 12:34:51.04 on Mon 03/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.444 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:&#... Read more

Answer:Locks-up, typing jumps and slow, browser crashes, must hard boot

I have tried additional procedures so therefore this log is of no further use and the topic is now closed......

Thank You

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[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
The thread is rather long. Only read what you think important. Skip the rest!

We have a serious but mysterious problem. We have spent already one week but drawing a blank.
Two hard drives have been crashed and failed (unreadable). One computer has hung a few times unexpectedly and had one weird restart (no memory dump produced).
I suspect all the recent problems have to do with the new USB external hard disk (Buffalo MiniStation Lite: HD-PE250U2).

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Formatting USB external hard disk
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Originally I would like to use the program given by Buffalo to format the external drive once but we failed. We simply used Windows to reformat the drive into NTFS. I did not use the TurboSpeed advertised by Buffalo, or run its free program.

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Case A: Multi-transfer causes system crashes?
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The first time we met the problem.
We were trying to help a friend to backup data on an old drive, about a few years old. We plugged in the Buffalo USB portable hard drive and transferred a whole lot of files to the drive. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active at that time. The whole system completely froze up. It doesn't respond at all. Only a hard restart could help.
Restarted. Tranferred again. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active.
Hard drive crashed - the beginning of the nightmare!
Windows restarted. Chkdsk was running. Saw many lines of messages with:
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Answer:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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

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

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

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

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I am trying to upgrade my hard drive and clone the old one to it in my X201. I have been told that I need to first replace the old hard drive with the new one, then boot off the old one via USB. I can then clone the old one to the new one. When inside the system, my hard drive boots just fine. However, when I hook up the hard drive externally and boot from it, it gets to the Windows logo then blue screens very quickly and reboots. Your suggestions are much appreciated.

Answer:When internal, hard drive will boot just fine. When USB, hard drive will not boot (blue screen)

I had the same issue when upgraded HDD to SSD in my x220. I think it's Lenovo hidden partittion related behavior (System_DRV in my case). And MBR of course. Just swap the drives and clone the old HDD to the new one.

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This has happened just recently. I've booted from this CD in the past to reinstall my OS. This time I boot from the CD after going through the boot up scripts (loading UI components and such) the last boot up item is "Starting Windows". Anyone who has booted from an xp or 2000 cd is familiar with this process, it takes just a minute or two and then the standard options show up: create a new OS, restore a new OS, and quit (are roughly the options on the main page). Well, instead of options it crashes. The first time it crashed before showing the main options screen it simply stayed blue, the same background color with two "=" equal signs in disarray on the top left of the screen. Clearly something went wrong. I tried to boot again, same result. The third or so time, it simply "bluescreened" that is, actually crashed with the white text prompting me to check my hardware. It continues to bluescreen crash when I try again. What could be wrong? It boots up to "Setup is Starting Windows" and then crashes. Memory, processor, mobo, DVD drive, P/S are all fine. I can boot to my HDD OS no problem. I imaged and copied the CD data and got the same result with a new CD copy. Should I get a brand new CD?

Answer:XP Pro Boot CD Crashes After Partial Boot

Test hardware with a floppy or cd diag disk.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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Question: Hard Crashes

My computer has been crashing randomly while playing video games.  Specifically only Starcraft 2 (just because that's all I play).  The crashes have been becoming more frequent.  Sometimes I get an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, but other times, my computer simply restarts on its own.Even before I overclocked my processor (no voltage increases, just the processor is OC'd), the game would crash.  After I overclocked, I felt like the crashes were less frequent, but lately, I feel that crashes are becoming much more frequent.  Today I experienced four hard crashes.  A couple times I got the BSOD with said "IRQL" error, but the other two I had the computer simply spaz out on me and then restart on its own.  When my computer crashes, the audio loops for a couple seconds while the video becomes a little altered.  The video seems cropped with a black frame.I don't believe my overclock is what's causing the problem.  I'm afraid this is a GPU problem, or maybe a RAM issue, despite having ran the memory tester on the motherboard and the RAM had no errors.  What's especially strange to me is that when I tried to get rid of my OC settings by selecting the 'Optimal Default Settings' in the bios, my computer wouldn't even finish booting.  I mean I would get to the desktop but the computer would never finish loading programs.  It would simply hard freeze and force me to shut it off.So... Read more

Answer:Hard Crashes

I would suggest you to follow a few things in order to avoid the computer crashesThe most common reason for a computer crash is known as hardware conflict. Hardware conflict occurs when two pieces of hardware-a keyboard and mouse, for example-share the same interrupt request channel (IRQ). The simplest way to avoid this is by checking the IRQ's being utilized at a given moment, and then re-installing any device that is using a repeated IRQ. Random Access Memory or RAM problems could be causing your computer to crash. By mixing RAM chips of different speeds, your computer will be forced to run them all at a lower speed and can hence cause a crash. You can avoid this problem by making sure all the RAM chips installed within your computer are the same speed, or by increasing the wait state of the RAM within the BIOS settings on your computer.  After a few weeks of use, the information on your hard drive begins to become fragmented. It is an excellent idea to defragment your hard drive every week or so to keep your computer running smooth and fast.  Fatal VXD Errors and OE Exceptions are typically caused by video card problems. These can usually be fixed quite easily by reducing the resolution of the video display.Another cause of computer crashes is software that has been installed improperly. The easiest way to fix this problem when you suspect software malfunction is by completely removing the suspect software, then re-installing it.All central processing units ... Read more

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I'm getting frequent hard crashes while running games fullscreen, with the occasional BSOD. I removed Kaspersky, thinking it could be the cause, run sfc /scannow, tried different video drivers, etc. I even rolled back to a time before the crashes were happening, but they persist. PC has been running fine for a few months until a few weeks ago.

Files included. Thanks in advance.MPC-Thu_05_05_2016_144321_62.zip

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I fairly recently got a new computer, and started w/ windows 7. I have since had the very occasional unexplained hard crash. Most of them occur when I'm not present. I did try to install ProTools 8, which was a complete failure, and caused a few hard crashes, but that's the only thing I know of that's a direct cause. I've since given up on ProTools, both because I'm sick of it, and it seems there's no reliable driver for the Mbox (which is also fine with me). Obviously, hard crashes concern me, but I have no idea how to go about determining the source.

I have:
Windows 7 Ultimate
AMD FX-4100 Quad Core
Gigabyte MB (and I can never seem to find a model number when I need it, but can keep digging if need be)
Nvidea Geoforce 9800 GTX+
8GB RAM

I don't do a whole lot with it. Normal interneting and stuff, and some recording programs (audition mostly), all just via line ins and line outs. I'm kinda just stuck restarting when bad things happen. They've been rare enough that I've just shrugged and moved on, but repeated hard crashes probably shouldn't be ignored, so...

Any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Occasional hard crashes

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So recently as you can see in this thread, my GPU has decided to die. For now though I've installed the latest Intel HD 4000 Drivers which should keep me going until the new year, when I can start looking at building a new rig.

Now since losing my GPU, I've ran into a strange and frustrating issue. Every now and then, my PC will crash - it will look like this, make an awful sound and then switch off after maybe 15/20 seconds.

Now I can't put my finger on what's causing it, it can happen when I'm playing CS, when I'm browsing the web, or writing in documents.

I'm about to uninstall the Intel HD graphics drivers to see whether that stops it, the issue will be then, I will not be able to play any games.

You can see my PC specs here.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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For the last few months I have been having BSOD and random hard crashes. I have been using my laptop for school and haven't really looked into fixing this until now. The most recent error that I saw was dxgmms1.sys and system service exception. I removed my driver for video card and reinstalled from ATI site.

Thanks for taking the time to look.



? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) About 15 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? About 15 months

? CPU AMD Phenom II Black X4
? Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5750
? MotherBoard Asus M4A78T-E
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Corasair 650W

? System Manufacturer Hand Built
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

Answer:BSOD and hard crashes

Bump. Please and thank you

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Question: hard drive crashes

my hard drive crashes when i copy files from one partition to another and the c: drive directory structure turns to gibberish if that makes any sense and i have to fdisk format and reinstall windows and program files. i've checked the cable , jumper setting and ran the diagnostics disk that came with the drive and the drive appears to be healthy mechanically and electrically. is windows 98 really that unstable ? i'm wondering , if i back up the mbr and partition table could i just restore them after a crash to avoid reinstalling everything ? is the mbr and partition table the same thing and how would i go about backing them up. any thoughts ?
 

Answer:hard drive crashes

IS the drive set up correctly in the BIOS? Are you running any drive overlay software on the drive (for compatibility with large drives and older system BIOS)? Do you have the correct drivers for your IDE controller? Right click My Computer and select properties, go to the performance tab and if it says DOS compatibility mode you may have a controller problem. I wouldn't suspect the OS at all as being the culprit though.
 

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Question: hard drive crashes

Has anyone else been experiencing any hard drive failures? I have 2 lenovo's (twist and y50-70) and both have had hard drive failures within days of one another. I sent the y50 drive off to have tested and it came back as firmware was corrupted therfore eventually crashing my hard drive. I have not been able to reach Lenovo at all.

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I just install XP Pro on my kids PC a couple days ago and I have never personally witnessed this problem on any PC. Sometimes when he just begins to type something in the search area of AOL 9.0 it hard crashes the PC it will reboot and of course go through the check disk thing and it might be fine for a while but eventually will do it again I am totally lost here. I am not really sure it's the IE 6.0 to blame just thinking it might be.
Thanks Mr. Bill
 

Answer:IE 6.0 Hard Crashes OS to Restart

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Question: Hard drive crashes

Hello all,
Last Feb I bought my son a Asus K50 laptop and since that time the hard drive (windows will continually try to start until the screen goes black) has had to be replaced 6 times, I thought it was the laptop but, I let him borrow my Dell laptop Latitude D610 (gets a DST short test error, error code 1000-0146) and he has crashed the hard drive on this one as well. What could he be doing to crash these drives? How can I prevent this in the future? Anybody need a son?

In advance thank you.

Tom
 

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Question: Hard Drive Crashes

Alright, I have an Acer Aspire 7745G laptop ( a piece of $#%@ by the way) with two hard drives, C and D. I install all my games on D, seeing I had a hard drive failure on C three months into the warranty and now want to tax C as little as possible, seeing Windows is installed on there and I would be f***ed if C crashes with all my files. Now, after the warranty is over, C is running well, but just two days ago, when I game, multiple games keep crashing, like homefront, Black Ops, etc. On my speakers a buzzing noise sounds for a few seconds and the games freeze, then I get a CTD. When I go into my computer, hard drive D is no longer visible until I completely shut down the computer and then turn it on again. Then Hard Drive D works OK for about half an hour into gaming, then crashes again. Keeps repeating over and over again. Does this mean hard drive D is on it's last legs? Or maybe there's some drivers I need to update? I reinstalled the intel AHCI drivers of Acer's website, but no to no avail.
My specs:
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Acer Aspire 7745G
8 gb ram
ATI radeon 5650m
i5 460m @2.53 Ghz

Answer:Hard Drive Crashes

Check this setting:
Go to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options >
Whichever plan you are on > click "Change Plan Settings"
Click on "Change Advanced Power Settings"
Expand "Hard Disk" > expand "Turn Hard Disk Off After" > and make sure the setting is "Never".

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My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
 
Games
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
 
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

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My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
 
Games
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
 
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

Answer:PC hard crashes during gaming

Sorry for the delay, just returned from traveling and am still very busy. For starters, uninstall the ATI Tool and see if that stops the crashes. Beyond that, wait until it does it again, recover it, then generate these 2 sets of reports for us to have a look at: Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports: Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.NOTE:Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. .ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.Report Set #2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdo... Read more

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I'm getting frequent hard crashes while running games fullscreen, with the occasional BSOD. I removed Kaspersky, thinking it could be the cause, run sfc /scannow, tried different video drivers, etc. I even rolled back to a time before the crashes were happening, but they persist. PC has been running fine for a few months until a few weeks ago.

Files included. Thanks in advance.Attachment 78326

Answer:BSOD, but mostly hard crashes

Hi Akirareturns,

Welcome to the 10forums

I highly recommend that you downgrade your BIOS to the most stable version, unless you've updated for a specific reason?

You say you removed Kaspersky, I assume you've installed it again as you thought it wasn't the cause?
I can tell you, the drivers of Kaspersky have been flagged all the way back to the beginning of last month.
Please remove Kaspersky and replace it with Windows Defender.
If any BSOD occurs while Kaspersky is removed then let me know by uploading another zip from the DM Log Collector please

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 19, {3, ffffe00158e9d090, ffffc00059625a28, ffffe00158e9d090}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for klif.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for klif.sys
Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExFreePool+b0a )

Followup: Pool_corruption

ffffd000`26e14fe8 fffff800`85090000Unable to load image klwfp.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for klwfp.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but sym... Read more

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Hi I have a Dell Inspiron late 2011 model on which I recently installed Windows 8.1 32 bit. Soon after the installation, the system started crashing frequently showing BSOD. I got a new computer for myself, but now I am unable to access the hard drive from the old Dell one. When plugged in another computer, it says file system "other" under the disk management section. Moreover, whereas the hard drive had two partitions, now it's showing just one single partition and is asking me to 'format it before using it'. The hard drive is shown to be 'healthy' though. I have very important data in the hard drive, and I don't want to lose it.. Could somebody please help?

Answer:Hard drive not accessible after OS crashes

The OTHER drive is a hard drive partition which has not been formatted with the file system neither FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 nor NTFS/NTFS5. The OTHER drive can be caused by a number of reasons such as virus infection, format failure, accidentally shut down operating system, power outages, etc. When you access the OTHER drive, you will get an error message like "The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". In this situation, if we click "No", the drive cannot be accessed. On the contrary, if we click "Yes", we will lose all of the files stored on this drive. I suggest you try some data recovery software.

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Hell-0.
After 3 years of stability, i have reformated/reinstalled.
Now I get these error's randomly:
C:\DOCUME~1\JABOOA~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERa52a.dir00\Mini052708-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\JABOOA~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERa52a.dir00\sysdata.xml
Drivers are up 2 date.
I am at a lose.
I have a BS in Computer Science, owned my own in home PC repair biz for over a decade and this is throwing me a loop.
Please help, I'm very frustrated.
Losing money, Lost patiants, can't enjoy this machine at all right now.
Thanks in advance!

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I have had multiple instances of browsers not responding - white screen - both IE and Firefox. I check my event log and found two consistent errors: bonjour service and disk issues. First, should I uninstall bonjour? Second, is this suggesting that my hard drive is dying and needs replacing? the error messages are:
1) The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR3.
2) The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Answer:Hard disc causing crashes?

Yes, you can uninstall Bonjour, but you won't be able to discover other itunes libraries on other systems broadcasted around you. Can also reinstall iTunes if you want to keep it

Defragment your harddrive see if it can make it. Then check your disk for errors and automatically fix them and recovery of bad sectors:

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Ok so i came home last night from a ****** day of the fair and going to megans house. I boot my computer to find out the blue sceen of death appears "unmountble boot volume" By the sound of that I know Win XP is going to need a reload. Im fine with that. But the messed up part is i hook the HD to another computer and theres nothing on the disk!!!! A complete RAW data partion 0/0kb or what the properties box says. Explain how a hard drive can just magically reformat itself as a RAW partition??? Ghosts?
Heres what the disk consisted of or HAD

- a C:Windows XP partition
- a Linux RedHat 9 partition
- F: Network drive partition

Even more wierd....when my HD is a slave...my F: is still intact and readable by other master HD. However the clicking the properties of C: thrashes hard drive and then tells me C: is not formatted....would you like to....bla bla bla shut up! Any help is needed and this doesnt seem possible unless a ghost came into my house and reformatted my drive. BUT.........my WindowsXP bootscreen loads...........
 

Answer:Hard Drive mysteroiusly crashes

Sounds like the controller on the HDD is stuffed - that's why when its slaved to another drive it works OK, because its being driven by the controller of the other HDD. You should recover what data you can and then return that HDD.
 

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Hello to all of you. I have an Intel Pentium 3 computer, with Me as the operating system. I recently a Western Digital external drive called the "My Book Essential". I plugged it in the first time, everything seemed to go well and then, it stopped. It froze everything. I tried again and this time nothing happened, my screen just froze and there were no peripherals installed. When i unplug it, the screen comes to life and I see D Drive cannot write to. A blue screen warning.
Now, I know that my usb plugs work well cause this week I plugged in a card reader and in less than 5 minutes it was working. According to WD my system needs no drivers for this external drive. I have read comments that it seesm to work well with XP but has trouble with Me. What should I do, return it? Use it to crack nuts with it ?

Thanks for any answers.
 

Answer:Hard Drive crashes computer!

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I hope someone can help. My computer has started to crash when I have a few things on the go. It usually happens when on the Internet, but not on any particular site or any particular length of time. It has only happened recently, but I'm not sure why.

I am running windows XP, and it happens no matter which browser I'm using. The computer is also running much slower than it was.

I have run a full virus scan using AVAST, which is also running constantly in the background, I have cleared the temp files, I have run every option using Auslogic Bootspeed, I have run Ccleaner and Spyblaster as well as Spybot, Regcure and Tuneup utilities 2008. I have also cleared out the startup menu to include the absolute minimum.

I've tried uninstalling and re installing IE, but that now just opens then shuts down instantly.

When the computer crashes, I can still move the cursor round the screen, but can't click on anything. Ctl, Alt, Del doesn't even bring up the windows task manager. I have to hold down the power button and restart the computer.

Any help much appreciated

Cheers

Chloe

Answer:Computer crashes when working hard?

Hello Chloe

I?ll suggest you check for dust inside the computer, as described: here


When done - Rightclick on My computer - Properties, and tell how much ram you have in the computer.

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Recently most games and apps I open are not responding and then crash and I notice my hard drives disk usage spikes up to 100% during these crashes. I've installed CrystalDiskInfo to do the S.M.A.R.T reader/test thing and it said the health of my hard drive is good, so I don't get it. What can be the issue??
 

Answer:Is my hard drive causing crashes, or is it something else?

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Last night I installed a brand new Western Digital hard drive into my wife's PC. I partitioned it and set it up so window's sees it. Problem is, now the system keeps crashing every so often....it will either crash a game being played or completely shut down the computer.

The one thing that I noticed right off the bat was that the main hard drive is set to Master and this new drive is set to Secondary Master, but after the computer started up I figured it must be ok. That's the only conflict I can think of that might be screwing things up.

Any ideas on why it might be crashing?

AMD 3.0
Sound Blaster Audigy
Two different hard drives
1 gig of DDR ram
 

Answer:Installed new hard drive, no PC crashes

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Hi... hope this is proper place for my (in future) questions:

I've 2 laptops; Toshiba came with Win8... not upgraded to Win8.1; then a Samsung, came with Win 8, upgraded to Win8.1. Neither came with Restore DVDs nor any way to burn them.

So... suppose I bring them to Win10... and a hard drive dies/needs replacement in 2-3 years (Toshiba HD crashed 3 weeks after buying but Toshiba warrantee solved that time)??

1. Will there be a Win10 (physical) DVD or, atleast, a way to build an ISO?

2. Would I have to go back to Win8... upgrade to Win8.1... then upgrade to Win10?? Each run 1-2 hours... total waste of time there.

3. Does the current Win10 FREEBIE include Win8?? Always seem to say Win7/SP1 and Win8.1???

4. Heard that Win10 won't update/patch if one doesn't keep their System Updates within 8-10 months... again... what happens if HD needs replacements??

5. For that matter... what happens if one buys a PC after 19Jul... it'll have Win10 and, again, HD crashes (needs to be replaced) 2-3 years later... no warrantee anymore nor a System Restore capability.

I know this sounds paranoid but... been there before (whether virus killed PC, HD died, change of motherboard, etc)... wouldn't be happy if Win10 doesn't give ME "power" to repair my own problems

Thanks in advance
Steve

Answer:What Happens if Hard Drive Crashes in 2-3 years???

1. Hopefully you will get access to ISO images, expected. Microsoft will allow you to perform clean reinstall from the scratch after it is upgraded for the first time.

2. No, just install windows 10. Upgrade way will not be needed than the first time only.

3. It is win 7 and win 8.1. Win 8 will not be upgraded to win 10.

4. Nothing relates to the HDD. For OEM computers, the motherboard may be a factor.

5. Again, nothing is related to the HDD. You can replace it whenever you want. Windows 10 activations will be per device, and device is the motherboard, not the HDD.

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I am having constant crashes, sometimes it takes ten minutes sometimes it takes an hour but Skyrim always crashes. First the sound goes. it might make a humming sound or repeat some audio, then the screen goes dark and I have to shut down the computer and reboot. Rig is in the sig. Its stock Skyrim, and this crash occurs only in Skyrim, nowhere else. I tried updating the video drivers, validating the files in steam, all updates installed, the obvious stuff but I am stumped. I am worried that if I try to play it will damage my computer. Most of the cases of crashes I have found online is when it crashes to the desktop but that never happens to me, it is always a hard crash. Has anyone heard of this happening? I haven't found a case that sounds quite like mine. Again thanks for your time.
 

Answer:Constant hard crashes in Skyrim

Sounds like your computer isn't 100% stable, I'd check temps first and if those check out run prime95 and furmark on it to stress it as hard as possible.

If those don't crash it then I'd run memtest on your computer to be sure that it isn't your ram.

If all those check out then we are back to square one. From here i'd uninstall all video drivers, directx, and microsoft redistributables, then I'd re-install them all.

If nothing after that then I'm not sure, maybe windows is screwed up or your hard drive is on the way out, either way an sfc /scannow and a checkdisk /r /f or something along those lines.
 

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First some background: In October of 2016 I bought an HTC Vive (virtual reality headset) and I loved it. I have over 2000 hours of use in mine. No issue there. The issues started in October of 2017 when, I was playing with my headset, and my whole computer just 'shutoff'. I don't know what the proper term for a computer restarting with a delay is, so I'll call it a 'shutstart'. Basically, when a shutstop occurs, my computer shuts down as if I had held the power button down, and then after 5ish seconds, restarts. Normally, this would just be concerning, but now it's at the point where I have had it shutstart during a reboot.

What triggers a shutstart, I do not know, but what I do know is that none of my tests have found the trigger. The oddest part about this whole ordeal is that the intensity of the game I'm playing doesn't have effect on the chance of the shutstart. It only ever happens when I'm in loading screens or menus. I would have assumed it would be related to my memory buses, but all the tests I did didn't show anything odd.
Tests:

Memory Stick Tests = (No errors)

CPU = Maxed it for an hour, No issues

GPU = Maxed it for an hour, No issues

CPU AND GPU = Both Maxed for an hour, No issues

Harddrives = No issues (NOTE, bought a new internal Hybrid SSD for all of my games and downloads.

Fans = All fine

Powersuply= More Power than my computer needs, Shouldn't be running out of power
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My Helix has developed one more annoying little quirk--when docked, it instantly hard-crashes straight to a black, dead screen. As if it was instantly turned off. No warning messages before or after. Won't even turn back on until it's removed from keyboard, at which point it appears to behave normally. Has this happened to anyone else?

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This morning I resumed XP to have it lock up on the desktop after a minute or so. It went right to a BSOD and rebooted to fast for me to read it. After post it shows my system configuration page then begins to load the OS. It pops up a Windows 98 boot screen then proceeds to show me the Windows 98 Startup Menu. There are 6 options all fail to a very limited DOS screen.

It displays: Warning: Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Choose, Command prompt only, and run SCANREG.

Then it shows a few missing files required for 98 to load. Funny thing is I haven't had 98 since about 2000 and I know for a fact its not even installed on my HD. Furthermore typing command.com results in bad command or file name. Only basic DOS commands work. CD, MD, RD, Dir, Del, type. All others result in bad command or file name. Checked my boot.ini, comes up fine. NTLDR, NTdetect.com, bootsect.dos are all in the root dir. I have 2 HD, master and slave. Slave drive is not mounted nor are either of my cdroms.

I've seen a lot of things go wrong in the last 23 years but this one takes the cake. I would use my xp cd to reload windows but it is currently at my office and I'm at home. Any ideas?
 

Answer:XP crashes tries to boot 98

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What should my boot.ini values be set at?

These are my hard drives:
F: Partition1 (PQSERVICE) 14GB - 4GB free
C: Partition2 (SYSTEM RESE) 100MB - 75MB free
E: Partition3 224GB - 224GB free (would be installing upon)

D: Partition1 (Its my USB that is installing it)

(3) for Partition i assume. Not 4 because of USB right? And when computer is booted only Partision1 and Partision3 show, Partition2 is hidden. If that makes a difference. And rdisk at (0) or (1).
 

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Question: crashes on boot-up

HiI have a problem with my Acer desktop running XP Prof that I thought I had remedied with a reinstall, but it seems not:Upon booting up I got through to the desktop page where I got a message 'Error - The file or directory is corrupt & unreadable' and the PC just tried to reboot itself. The reboot process got worse so that it would'nt even allow a safe mode boot. I formatted the HD and did a reinstall which seemed to clear up the problem but have just had the same error message occur and it has gone back into the boot-up loop.Could this be the Hard-drive? Can it work fine for two weeks after the reinstall, just for the same problem to occur again?Your thoughts would be much appreciated

Answer:crashes on boot-up

Have you tried checking the HDD with 'chkdisk'?

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Question: crashes on boot

hello all am having a problem with my computer (ibm old boi lol)..everytime i turn it on as it goes to xp splash screen it crashes to a blue screen.i get this
stop: 0x0000007b(0xF9677524,0xc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)
i started to think that the hard drive had failed but when i put it in another computer everything works fine,but when i put it back into the ibm computer it craches all the time..i tried to boot to install windows again but it keeps crashing..
HELP ME PLZ

Answer:crashes on boot

Did you try the IBM/Lenovo support website for history of that error message and solutions?

Louis

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Hello,

I've run into a pretty peculiar problem with a computer at work.. Whenever my colleague turns on her computer for the first time in the morning, and she opens up her e-mail messages (Outlook Express opens fine, the problem arrises when she opens up her e-mail message) or boots MS Word (2003) the computer hangs.

It seems to be a problem with explorer, although terminating the process and executing it again afterwards through the task manager doesn't solve it. Restarting also doesn't work as quite a few processes don't seem to want to terminate.

Doing a cold reboot is the only thing that works. And after that, she doesn't have any problems for the rest of the day. Until the next day.

Thx for the help
 

Answer:XP crashes after first boot

sounds like it could be a cold solder on the mobo. after the computer gets goin int warms up and makes a proper contact, then after the reboot theres no prob.

thats all i can think of neway
 

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Hey guys can someone help me ? When i start pc after longer time Win 8 will boot up and crash then again he boots up and then its ok i get this error message after crash : Check

Attachment 17759

thx btw

Answer:PC crashes after boot up..

If it does not boot to desktop and ends into a BSOD loop, try to boot into Safe Mode; and then post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hi all,

I followed some instructions to remove the Windows 8 Dual Boot by just deleting the Windows 8 Partition and that there was no need to edit the boot menu as everything will be done automatically after restart.

Now, when I tried to reboot my computer, the computer hangs at the screen where you are suppose to select to boot up Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As I had deleted Windows 8 Already, it should not prompt me to select to boot Windows 8 but rather directly boot into Windows 7.

How should I proceed from here ? I am currently installing Fedora Dual Boot on my laptop so hopefully I am able to do some salvaging from there....

Thanks in advance !

Warmest Regards,
Zeke

Answer:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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i have a wd external hard drive and have been using it for 6 months but now every time i plug it in my computer performs a crash dump showing a blue screen and then restarts please help all my files are on it
 

Answer:external hard drive crashes laptop

Firstly I would connect the external to a desktop computer to see if it works well there. If it does, I would copy all the critical files to removable media.

Also if you have access to another Exteranl drive try it on your computer to either rule out the computer as the problem or the external drive. It could also be as simple as a bad USB Cable.
 

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I got the free upgrade for Windows 10 and installed on my Windows 7 PC over a year ago. It recently crashed, and so a new hard drive from was installed but they sent me Windows 7 Home Premium. It's not satisfactory, so I'd love to reinstall Windows 10,
but I don't think the file is available any more. Any chance of getting the file again?

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For some reason when i run flash media encoder it crashes my cpu to reboot. i dont understand it. i do broadcasts so i need to use it obviously.i have tried version 2.5 and i couldnt even open that before my cpu crashes..then 2.0 opens and sets up and runs but if i click on something or run a program then my cpu crashes. i was seeing if anyone has experienced problems with this encoder and if so what can i do to fix it? thank you.
 

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Lately windows explorer has been crashing every time I turn on my external hard drive. And since then I also seem to have lost all my cookie information since I now have to reapply my passwords. I have created a log using VistaForums SysInfo but I really don't know what information I should provide the forum with to solve this problem. I was using a program that searches for duplicate files when the crash happened. Also as soon as I turn off the external Hard Drive explorer seems to work fine and I am always being asked to format the external hard drive.

Answer:External Hard Drive crashes explorer

You obvioiusly have a virus what virus or spyware protection do you have?

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So I've recently built a computer, everything was working fine but after a month or so it started freezing randomly, only fixed by restart. Then on boot some hard drives would say they have bad sectors and failed SMART. After a few weeks eventually the entire system crashed and would not boot on any of my drives.

I managed to get it boot on a CD and reformatted the SSD drive that the operating system was on. I replaced the (supposedly) failing drives and things were looking good. But it wasn't more then a week or two when it started freezing randomly again (sometimes in the middle of activities, sometimes when it was just left on) And again saying the, now brand new, drive was failing, though from everything I can tell it is not when I run disk checks from booting from a boot CD.

I'm not expert so I have really am at a loss as to what to check. I can't afford to keep replacing my hard drives and like I said it doesn't even seem to be actually true, if I disconnect then reconnect the drive it seems to come up fine.

My suspicion is that either the SSD drive, that the OS is on, is causing the trouble or else its my motherboard. Honestly, I have no proof of either but I am pretty much out of my depth here. Here is the general specs on my system:

Mother board: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core De... Read more

Answer:Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard?

they have bad sectors and failed SMART.Click to expand...

S.M.A.R.T. is enabled in the HD firmware. Failures at that level are purely hardware related. Such failures create bad sectors.

Q.E.D.:- the drive is just cr*p.

IMO, the motherboard could never create a HD failure - - while software can do so as well as bad user procedures
(eg sharing r/w a folded and two or more users opening the same file at the same time).
Bad disk drivers would easily be a contributor too.
 

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I have a Toshiba 2TB Canvio USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive, it was working yesterday but I am now having problems with accessing it today.
I connected it today and in my computer it shows up as Local Disk (G:), when I click onto it to try and access it file explorer crashes and only sorts itself out when the drive is unplugged.
I tried uninstalling the driving and had no luck with it, can't access anything that involves the hard drive to format it either

Is there anything else I can try?

Answer:External Hard-drive crashes when i try to access it

Hello and welcome to the Tenforums!

Interesting problem. I, too, have the same external drive but when plugged into my USB3 port it shows up as TOSHIBA EXT (E: ).

This suggests to me that your registry has got corrupted in some way because it should not be showing up as a Local Disk. Can you check how it appears in Disk Management (right click on the start button to access this)?

To restore your registry the simplest way would be to restore your system to a restore point before this happened, but that all depends upon whether you set up W10 to create restore points or not. Hopefully you did.

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Hi, I need some help with this problem because even the HP support weren't able to help me. My problem is with my USB 3.0 ports. I have an USB 2.0 Hard Drive, and some times, when I disconect it, Windows just crashes. No error message (no BSOD and that kind of error) and nothing after booting up again.

When I safely remove the usb, this only happens always. When not doing, the system always crash (I Know that I should always remove the usb drive with safety, but sometimes I just forget about it... I don't think that the system should crash in that way).

I've already tried to refresh without affecting my files, and the old formating and reinstalling everything. Did a Windows Update, and tried to update drivers (no new driver is avaible).

I just want to know if this is a somewhat common issue, or I have an Hardware problem. I have 4 days left to get my notebook replaced.

Thanks.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I've already updated the BIOS.

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Hello, many many thanks to all who work here on these forums. Much appreciated.

Okay, my computer has been hard crashing on certain games within just a few minutes of logging in. It shuts down and auto restarts. Sometimes however, it shuts down tries to restart and shuts down again. Up to a cycle of 3 times. During those times it is restarting even before the beep at start up. I have checked the heat ranges and the processor is well with in the limits. I think 61 C is the highest I have seen it recently. I do not get a white, blue, black, or Green screen prior to these shutdowns.

THE GMER log was extremely long. The total post was over 84,000 characters. please advise.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6134 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 341776 MB; E: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 621752 MB; F: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 476798 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
The logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:28:49 AM, on 5/10/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16521)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Answer:Computer Hard Crashes 10 minutes into games.

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I'm not 100% sure this is the right section since apparently the error is caused by an .exe but this only started happening after my dad installed a new hard drive into my previously perfectly stable computer. It's not a new boot drive, just one I use for storage. Ever since then, my computer has been randomly restarting (usually every other day, my computer runs almost constantly). A message pops up that says "system has recovered from a serious error". I finally got fed up and ran the .dmp file through the windows debugging program and got this.Microsoft ? Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86Copyright ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\StoopidKat\Desktop\Mini052210-01.dmp]Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are availableSymbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbolsExecutable search path is: Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatibleProduct: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS PersonalBuilt by: 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435Machine Name:Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055d720Debug session time: Sat May 22 12:19:13.080 2010 (UTC - 5:00)System Uptime: 3 days 3:46:45.469Loading Kernel Symbols................................................................................................................................................Loading User SymbolsLoading unlo... Read more

Answer:installed new hard drive, now computer crashes

Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.use this and while you are doing it this will be moved to Windows XP

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HiI have a 300Gb Samsung external hard driveI have some programs installed to it, and i kind of wont it to work without losing dataWhen ever i plug the hard drive into 'any' computer, it slows the computer down, and the computer says its installing it, but it takes to longi got a computer to get to a point were it could scan it (anti-virus scan), but the scan (zone alarm) crashed when trying to scan it for spyware. The scan found no viruses.theres no way of getting the into the hard drive, when a computer manges to install it, i try and open it (it's folder (E:/)) but the computer crashes.I've had the hard drive for at least 2 weeks, and only now I've had problems with it.can anyone help(PS, i've only tried it on Xp Home edition computers)

Answer:External hard drive crashes computer

Sorry but I don't fully understand what exactly is wrong here...QuoteI have some programs installed to it, and i kind of wont it to work without losing dataWhat exactly have you installed on it?QuoteWhen ever i plug the hard drive into 'any' computer, it slows the computer down, and the computer says its installing it, but it takes to longDo you mean as soon as you plug it in or when you try to run or install a program FROM the Hard Drive?Quotetheres no way of getting the into the hard drive, when a computer manges to install it, i try and open it (it's folder (E:/)) but the computer crashes.Do you mean when you try to run the program on the HD or when you try to go into it via My Computer?

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I have a Toshiba 2TB Canvio USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive, it was working yesterday but I am now having problems with accessing it today.
I connected it today and in my computer it shows up as Local Disk (G:), when I click onto it to try and access it file explorer crashes and only sorts itself out when the drive is unplugged.
I tried uninstalling the driving and had no luck with it, can't access anything that involves the hard drive to format it either

Is there anything else I can try?

Answer:External Hard-drive crashes when i try to access it

Hello and welcome to the Tenforums!

Interesting problem. I, too, have the same external drive but when plugged into my USB3 port it shows up as TOSHIBA EXT (E: ).

This suggests to me that your registry has got corrupted in some way because it should not be showing up as a Local Disk. Can you check how it appears in Disk Management (right click on the start button to access this)?

To restore your registry the simplest way would be to restore your system to a restore point before this happened, but that all depends upon whether you set up W10 to create restore points or not. Hopefully you did.

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Hey guys!
I usually don't post much in forums because I can figure out things myself, but this is an exception?

My computer was working normally, and perfectly as ever and it just crashed and restarted all of a sudden.

Then it wouldn't boot properly anymore. It keeps going automatically to Startup Repair, but it won't fix it. After about 5 minutes it says "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and it stays like that.

Keeps booting to startup repair, it can't fix it, and it restarts. Repeat. And repeat.

Here are the problem signatures that startup repair gave:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200658
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Extra info:
I was running VisualBoyAdvance (GBA Emulator) when it crashed. I runner it several times before, never had any thing like this.

I had a torrent which my antivirus didn't say it was a virus. Still, I suspect of it.

I would greatly appreciate a solution that didn't involve formatting my hard drive :)

Thanks in advance
MiniminGames

Answer:Windows 7 Crashes Upon Boot -- PLZ HELP

Hello MinminGames, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have win 7 Ultimate 64, with all the updates available installed, including SP1. Genuine validated. Two languages installed: English and Italian. In the past I?ve previously installed the IE9 RC and then, after some days, I uninstalled it, and everything went fine. Today I?ve downloaded the final version of IE9 (English language) 64 bit and tried to install it. The program required me to close some open programs which I did killing those tasks from the task manager, then the installation completed asking me to restart (some files were in use). I did but, during the subsequent boot the machine crashed and reset, never coming to the logon mask.
I tried both the light install (around 500KB) and the complete install ( around 35MB) but nothing changed. I made a system repair and then the machine rebooted just fine. The log of the repair process had no code error (all the test reported 0x0 codes). I made the following:

? Chkdsk c: /f
? Sfc /scannow
? Scandisk

And I didn?t notice any error. I also tried to install it without firewall or Av (ESET Smart Security v. 4.x) , but I got exactly the same result and behavior.

I've already read and followed the instructions contained in the
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2409098

article but without any success, too.
I just could not install the KB2454826 , which is present in the article, because I got an error: "The update is not applicable to your computer".

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Answer:Ie9 does not install and the pc crashes at boot

I've had a very similar experience except that I did install IE 9 which seemed to work fine, but I then got the boot problems you describe. Start-up repair reported that it was unable to repair Windows and recommended a return to an earlier restore point which took me back to IE 8.

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I have a 3 year-old Dell Desktop with Win98SE. All was fine until yesterday when on boot-up I got the following sequence:

A blue screen with a red box saying : "NAV Autoprotect unable to determine the location of the configuration files"

After clicking Ok the boot continued for a while and the a crach noise produced a screen with a red circle and and "X" and "Explorer.exe Invalid Page [email protected]....." and then a stack dump.

I have tried booting in the Safe Mode and the Explorer crash happened again.

I tried the boot disk and can boot in DOS but don't know what to do from there.

Is it a vrius? schould I re-install WIN98SE? All help appreciated there is lots of vaulable stuff on the c drive.

Thanks,

carmsantoro
 

Answer:Explorer.exe crashes on boot-up

When did you install Norton Antivirus ?

First off if this problem only just occured you might try this - Go Start > Shutdown - and select Restart in Dos Mode.

Once the pc boots at the C Prompt - type in this .. Scanreg /Restore (leave a space after 'scanreg' before the /, but not between the / and 'restore'). You should then be presented with a list of the last 5 registries to boot successfully - choose one prior to this problem (not the first on the list) go through the necessary options - and the pc should boot into Win.

If this works - then you might run a full virus scan just in case you've picked up something while surfing. You could also (if you can get online with it) go here :

http://housecall.antivirus.com

And run an online scan - just to get a second opinion.

As I don't use Norton I cannot advise on their products - others here might advise you to uninstall and reinstall, in which case you might care to consider doing that.
Good Luck,
Rich.
 

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Hi guys,

Over the last week I've had issues with my desktop crashing to a black screen when surfing on Facebook (no other sites caused this problem) Each time this happened I had to reboot to remedy the problem.

It happened again this evening but the puter's thrown a major tantrum and doesn't want to let me back into Windows again.

It will get as far as the menu choices "Escape = Boot Menu F1= Setup F10= System Recovery", which admittedly only takes a couple of seconds, and then it restarts again.

I have tried pressing F8 and selecting Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Prompts but it still resets on me.

I don't want to have to reformat the HD as there's documents I would prefer not to lose.

Does anybody have any suggestions as to how I might be able to fix all of this?

Thanks in advance
 

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hi guys my first post-hope you may be able to help! i get to the user log in screen and the pc just powers down-sometimes i can boot into windows-but after 10mins it shuts down...
i have been told to go into bios so it goes to bluescreenofdeath before a reboot-then i can get the fault code..not sure my m/b supports this
any help appreciated
thanks

Answer:Computer crashes on boot up

Have you tried to see if it will start in safe mode.[just keep tapping F8 as the computer starts or F5.]
If an oldish computer check the air vents for fluff and dust.if any inside will also need cleaning.

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Windows 10 64 bit
PC with 16 GB ram
I have an SSD 240GB for my o/s
I have a 3TB disk
I have a 3TB external hard disk
Recently I added an 8TB external (Seagate) hard disk. I believe this disk is causing the computer to crash when booted. I get a page fault in a non-page area.
If I disconnect the drive, it boots without any problem.

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XP has been freezing upon bootup recently, and I figured it was time to run a HJT scan to see what crap I've accumulated. I found a couple entries with missing files, but there are a few I wanted advice on before removing. The only recent changes I've made to the PC recently are adding TVersity Media Server, installing, and then immediately uninstalling Ad-Aware, and I have a new router. I think if anything Ad-Aware added some skeevy registry keys. Here it is. Thanks in advance. You guys have saved my life before on another PC.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:37:26 PM, on 4/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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Answer:Log analysis - XP crashes upon boot

Anybody? Bueller????

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Hello. My computer has started crashing about 1 or 2 minutes after windows opens, every time i start in the past few weeks. it either restarts or freezes, usually restarts. i then can't start it back up for a couple of minutes or it will crash during boot. it also crashes in safe mode. does anybody recognize this problem?afew more specifics - i learned i can throw it into standy a minute after it starts before it crashes, then bring it out a couple minutes later and use the next minute to do something, then repeat process. ive scanned and cleaned the registry.i reinstalled with the xp cd, and it didnt crash once during the reinstall. then it ran beautifully for a couple hours, then started crashing again. now i cant really keep it booted long enough to throw it into standby.I have an emachines t1400,with windows xp1.4 ghz intel celeron processor128 mb sdram40 gig hard drivecan anybody help me?thanks.

Answer:Computer Crashes after Boot

Hmmm, you may be a hopeless case, seeing that you don't even know the correct specs for your system.  I Googled for info on this unit and the first two sources both said that computer has:Athlon 1600+ processor (1.4ghz clock), 256Mb SDRAM

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Xp crashes at the startup status bar right in the middle. Would using an xp disc in safe mode to repair xp help at all. If so, would doing that cause any loss of files....I don't want a reformat or anything like that, just looking to see if I would be able to repair maybe a corrupt boot up file? Thanks

Answer:Xp crashes at boot up status bar

tap f8 when booting and from the options try
last known good configuration
run
chkdsk /r
a repair install will leave your files intact

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I'm experiencing more boot problems after the latest Win 7 updates. I've rolled back and installed them a few at a time, but it doesn't seem to help things. Thanks for the help!

Specifics are attached...

Answer:BSOD and Crashes on Boot

Hello Pherank.

Symantec Extended File Attributes

Code:
fffff880`03a194a8 fffff880`012f0ca6Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NISx64\1309000.009\SYMEFA64.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SYMEFA64.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SYMEFA64.SYS
SYMEFA64+0xe3ca6
Description here: Driver Reference Table - SYMEFA64.SYS

Norton Internet Security

Code:
fffff880`03a192c8 fffff880`02e269f0Unable to load image \??\C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\SYMEVENT64x86.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SYMEVENT64x86.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SYMEVENT64x86.SYS
SYMEVENT64x86+0x269f0
Description here: Driver Reference Table - SYMEVENT64x86.SYS

Symantec Real Time Storage Protection

Code:
fffff880`03a19290 fffff880`08afa110Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NISx64\1309000.009\SRTSP64.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SRTSP64.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SRTSP64.SYS
SRTSP64+0x2f110
Description here: Driver Reference Table - SRTSP64.SYS

Uninstall Norton and all Symentec products using Norton Removal tool. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.
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I put together my latest computer myself but I seem to be having a strange problem. Each day I start my computer and it crashes (BSOD) ... I power it down for five seconds then turn it back on and it's fine. I've attached my last two memory dumps (I'm pretty unsophisticated with this stuff so I have no idea how to read them). I'm currently running Windows 7 on a AMD Phenom II quad core computer. Any help in getting rid of this annoying problem would be MUCH appreciated? I just need to know if it's a software or a hardware issue.

Thanks. -GG

Answer:Win 7 Crashes On First Boot ... Then Fine!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ggrib


I put together my latest computer myself but I seem to be having a strange problem. Each day I start my computer and it crashes (BSOD) ... I power it down for five seconds then turn it back on and it's fine. I've attached my last two memory dumps (I'm pretty unsophisticated with this stuff so I have no idea how to read them). I'm currently running Windows 7 on a AMD Phenom II quad core computer. Any help in getting rid of this annoying problem would be MUCH appreciated? I just need to know if it's a software or a hardware issue.

Thanks. -GG


First of all, please remove completele Bitdefender or Bull Guard internet security. They are potential cause in one of the dump.
How to uninstall BitDefender
BullGuard Antivirus, Antispyware, Firewall, Spamfilter, Backup and Support - all the security you need in one package!

If you need an alternative antivirus program to protect your computer while not having those 2 above, you can try Microsoft Security Essential:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials

Please download third party called memtestx86, burn it to CD and let it run for at least 7 passes.

BUGCHECK SUMMARY:

Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\TUANTR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DI00.865\071610-16099-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available... Read more

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My ipod cradle is connected to my PC through a firewire. When the ipod is out of the cradle, the PC boots up fine. When it's in the cradle, the PC never gets to the 'User' page on XP, though if I then remove the ipod, it carries on OK. This never used to be a problem - it seems to be only since I downloaded the latest Itunes software.

Answer:Ipod crashes boot-up

This problem is reported on the iPod Lounge click here but it seems to be an SP2 problem rather than iTunes.

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Well i have a problem with my PC when i turn it on the bios screen comes up but then my computer just freezes, I dont know why this has started happening because i have not changed any settings or installed any new hardware in a while ... so any help would be appreciated.Lastly im running a HP Pavillion desktop pc withIntel Quad Core 2.4 ghz processor3 GB Ram and windows vista home premiumjust incase anyone needed to know that stuff?Thanks for any help in advanced and i have tried thing like going in to safe mode but i aint even able to do that if it crashes on the bios screenIm hoping not to have to have to use recovery discs cause waste of time but if thats the only choice then ill use them

Answer:Computer crashes on boot

Where exactly is it crashing? What is the last thing printed on the screen before the crash?Do you get as far as the Vista loading screen?

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I bought a pretty cheap Kingston 30GB SSD (part number SNV125-S2) off eBay; the seller guaranteed that it wouldn't be DOA, which it wasn't. I was able to install Windows 8 fine, but I'm currently running into a pretty annoying issue with hang-ups during the boot sequence. It's a little odd: sometimes I can boot into Windows fine, while other times I'll simply get an infinite loading screen. Once I'm in Windows, the everything works rather fine, though it does give a blue screen ("We're sorry..." message) from time to time.

I ran a few S.M.A.R.T tests and didn't get and errors. I looked around the Kingston site for a firmware update, but it appears that this particular model doesn't have any. Looking at the motherboard's BIOS changelog, there doesn't seem to be any issues regarding SSD support.

Any suggestions?

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I have vista ultimate 64bit. Mostly, when I boot up the computer for the first time for the day, vista crashes. It boots into windows until 5 minutes uptime. All the startup programs load, sidebar etc. So the pc ready to use and it just crashes. Nothing works. Everything just sticks. I would have to hold down the power button and then boot again. Usually on the second boot, it works and does not crash. I have tried everyting, using tune up utilities to clean up and fix, still happens. I used bitdefender to fully scan the pc, everything clean. Tried turning of system restore, still has the problem. PLease help, this problem is getting very annoying

Answer:Vista crashes on first boot

Please check the Windows Error Reporting to see what issues are reported there.
To easily access this, go to Start, type in "wercon" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

For further troubleshooting tools, see this link: Vista's Big 3 Diagnostic tools (+1) - Vox

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For over a year we have been having an issue where the computer randomly crashes (I say random but it seems to happen more often when i'm running games and demanding programs), and sometimes it doesn't start up. when I press the power button the fans start spinning but nothing is happening on the screen, it doesn't even go into the bios.
It started around the time when we set up triple monitors, so we think that might be the issue but it could just be a coincidence. We only have a single monitor connected now and still often get the problem.
We took it to a PC repair shop and they ran stress tests on various components but found no issues (It didn't crash on them or fail to start up). They reinstalled windows but it didn't fix the problem.
On Event Viewer it shows critical error "Kernel-power", event ID 41, and the details show:

System
EventData
BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

Some other things I have observed are that all the fans turn on, and there's a solid amber light on the motherboard, and the power button light doesn't work anymore, all regardless of whether the system successfully boots or not.
I'm not sure whats causing the issues, and I would really appreciate some help. Thanks.

Answer:PC sometimes won't boot and randomly crashes.

The symptons you describe are typical of a PSU fault.
The fact that the fans etc start up just means that the PSU has put a voltage on the 12 volt rail but the problem is likely to be on one of the other rails. A PC wont start until the PSU has carried out a series of voltage checks which satisfy certain standards.
The message you are getting just means that the system has detected a problem somewhere so is not very helpful.
Before you consider replacing the PSU its worth giving it PC a good clean out in particular the fins of the CPU cooler.

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Hi all, this is my first post of a problem here and i'm not sure of the proper channels or etiquette so bear with me! I built my own PC about a year and a half ago, putting it toghter as best I could. The past couple of days it has been crashing and then I get a message telling me to Reebot from proper boot device. After this happens I go into Bios and I can't find C drive which is a Crucial M4 64G SSD, It will show my HDD whish is a Seagate 500G HDD which I can boot from. Once Win7 is up I checked my device manager and the SSD and HDD is there, I checked for errors on both drives using chkdsk and told it to fix all. I dont think it found any though. I got windows to check for new drivers and it all seems to be up to date. It only seems to be happening after about an hour of use. I did get an error message once that said "The instruction at 0xf633df75 referenced memory at 0x00000000. The memory could not be read. Click OK to terminate the program."
I have read posts that say, have you forcemap the temp files, but i dont know how and i never did. Could this be the problem and have i killed my SSD?
Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:PC crashes then fails to boot from SSD

Have you tried running a disk diagnostic from Seagate to test the Seagate Drive, and have you done the same for Crucial?

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I have been battling with my computer for the past 2 days.

I installed a new 500G IDE drive in addition to my 320G SATA and a 80G IDE.

I tried to follow the mfr instructions and ended up in a loop. Long story short, I finally got the drive installed, partitioned and set up as a boot drive. I moved some files around and other housekeeping and it was working fine.

When I shut it down and restarted it, it would boot up and then just shut down. Sometimes it would shut down in the middle of the boot sequence and sometimes it would boot and then shut down a few minutes later. I was pulling my hair out.

After several hours I located the problem. Believe it or not, it was a loose heat sink. One of the mounts was not correctly attached and the weight of the heat sink was pulling it away from the processor causing it to heat up and shut down. That's why it did it at a different point every time.

So, I fixed that and rebooted my system. It came up fine. At this time I was thinking that I was pretty hot stuff. I had it shut down normally so I could connect everything that I had taken off while I was working on it. When I tried to reboot it, it would shut down as soon as it started the boot sequence. So I removed everything but the keyboard, mouse and monitor again and rebooted. Same problem. It would go through the normal startup routine but as soon as it started the windows boot, it shuts down.

I tried starting it in the Safe Mode and it does the same thing. As soon as it st... Read more

Answer:System Crashes On Boot

sounds like 'boot looping'. You probably have your bsod options set to 'Automatically Restart on System Error'. You might have a hardware problem considering it won't boot to your windows xp cd though. Try unplugging everything on the inside of your computer except the mb, processor, 1 stick of ram (trying each), the bootable hdd, and the power going to the mb. If it still does not boot, then you know it's something to do with the components you still have plugged in. Also, check your capacitor's (look like batteries) on your motherboard and make sure none are leaking. Boot to a windows 98 boot disk and do a check disk (chkdsk c: /F) and try booting again. Good luck!
 

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Hello all

I really hope someone can help!

I have a Dell Studio 1558 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit which I bought in October 2010 with the OS already installed by Dell. I haven't reinstalled it subsequently.

All was fine until about a month ago. Since then every time I boot the computer from cold it eventually crashes (about 1 to 10 minutes). The screen goes grey with lots of vertical lines and then it automatically reboots itself. Once it has rebooted it never crashes again until the following day when I try to turn it on again.

I have no idea what is going on and I'm not that technically minded with these things so I'd really appreciate some assistance from someone who knows what they're doing!

I'm attaching the dmp files and perfmon report as requested.

Many thanks,

Chris

Answer:Laptop crashes only on first boot of day

Welcome
It looks like a driver and you should take the Driver Verifier, but trust me its not fun.
In lieu of that do two things for me
Before you go to bed set up a clean boot. Then the next morning if you do not crash. Follow the instruction for clean boot and your problem will be solved.
If you do BSOD report back and get ready for the Verifier. Its not really that bad, sort of like going to the Dentist
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
If others come by and suggest the memory test, you could take it.
But for the verifier use clean boot first.

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Hey guys i was wondering if anyone can help me .. my other pc will not start at all .. usually its fine but it kept crashing a few times after being on the net.,.. now it wont start my screen just says no signal ...help me please

If this helps .. usually it makes 2 buzzes and then stars but now only makes one.


mother board info all i can find is ASROCK agp 8x

Answer:PC crashes and wont boot again

Please do not post in someone elses thread. Create your own topic about your issues. Someone will be along shortly to assist you.

Thank you.

Cheers,
Mak

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Everyday if i turn on my computer it will crash on the first boot. But if i hold in the power button to turn it off completyly then back on itl work. When it chrashes it restart when it gets to the windows loading screen, and if i let it restart windoes start up manager i get a blue screen. thanks

Answer:Computer crashes on first boot

navigate to c:/windows/minidump and zip up the .dmp file... attach it to your next post for analysis...

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I have this little problem, my PC loads my desktop and shows my icons a few seconds later it crashes and goes back to the log in screen. I can access my pc in safe mode but with limited access.I turned off my pc the night before, logged on the next morning and since then I have been having this problem. I have had this in the past, once I had to wipe my drive and lost 60+gig worth of stuff. I don't fancy doing that again. The second time i went into safe mode and deleted some software that was not loading, this got rid of the problem. This is the third time this has happened to me in the past few years. Before you ask I have not loaded ANY new software. I have tried the following so farmsconfig to look at start upsSFC /scannow and shkDskI am still getting nothing. I am currently running a virus check. Any advise is more the welcomecheersps for info if it helpsXP PRO V.2002 SP2AMP ATHLON (TM) XP 2500+1.83GHZ 1GB OF RAM

Answer:PC/DESKTOP CRASHES ON BOOT UP

First port of call: have you tried system restore (in safe mode) to a date before this happened.Not trying to be smart after the event but if you really have 60 gig of data at risk you really ought to consider some form of ext hard drive and a backup/clone/image type of software (Acronis for example) which would give you total peace of mind in the future.

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Hi,Just a few days ago, while playing F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point, a window popped up to alert me that my system was "running low on virtual memory" and that it is now "using the pagefile" or something like that.  I knew that was a bad thing, and I knew it meant something was wrong because I have 1GB of RAM; plenty to play F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point with...So I rebooted my PC, and tried to launch F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point again, but it hung at the loading screen indefinitely.  I rebooted again, same *censored*...So I played Unreal Tournament 2004 for a while, which worked fine.  But the next time I rebooted my PC, I got a B.S.O.D. (blue screen of death)!  What happened seemed normal at first:  It gets to the CMOS or whatever (I see my motherboard screen) and it checks my RAM quickly as usual...The screen then goes black for a few seconds (as usual) then proceeds to boot Windows and I see the Windows loading screen...Then near the end of it, right when you expect to see your desktop, a B.S.O.D flashes very quickly, and my PC reboots itself automatically.  If you don't turn it off, this cycle repeats itself forever.  Most Windows B.S.O.Ds I've seen have been long messages containing a massive error code, but this one is pretty short and I can't tell if it displays an error code or not.  Like I said, it flashes extremely quickly, then reboots before I can read any of it.  But after watching it a few ... Read more

Answer:Windows XP crashes at boot

Well, since your hard drive has been reformatted and your computer is running fine now, I think your question here is moot, or at least premature.  I'd wait and see whether the problem occurs again.  I would not put much stock the theory that "your computer will work for a few more weeks, but then start crashing again with the same problem unless you fix the motherboard problem."

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i am on win xp pro i installed ie7 and the browser would crash when i would open it 10 minutes later i uninstalled ie7 and restarted my pc and now it boots to the wallpaper. then explorer and wga ect crashes everything crashes i cntl alt delete and the task manager opens the only thing i can get to open. however it does boot up in safe mode whats the problem. i have another drive and have done the same thing installed ie7 and then uninstalled it and no problems. what files could i be missing that would cause everything to crash at start up is there an option to check system files that i can get to from safe mode like a system file checker? i know i can reinstall windows with the six boot disks but thats so time consuming with having to get all the updates ect can anybody help or shed some light on this for me.thanks

Answer:uninstalled ie7 and everything crashes on boot up

Hello and welcome to TSF

Restart your computer and log into your usual account, when the icons disappear press Ctrl + Alt + Del on the keyboard. When task manger appears click File => New, type in Explorer.exe, press OK.

Does that work?

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My PC has been very slow to boot and gives me a blue screen. Below is a HJT log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:29:59 PM, on 9/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\WINDOWS\TBPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
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Answer:Slow XP boot and crashes

bump
 

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When i start my computer, it starts fine but once it does Loading Personal Settings it might show the desktop for a few seconds then explorer crashes. Im stuck using litestep shell replacement for now. I did multiple virus scans nothing is found, im pretty sure its in my registry. I also tried a Repair Windows from the XP cd, no luck. I also tried reinstalling SP2 but i get Access Denied and yes, im an admin on my computer.
By the way it crashes without an error. Is there a log anywhere i can look at?
I know logmein is running.

HiJack This Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:25:57 PM, on 11/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
H:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
H:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
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Everytime my computer turns on, Explorer crashes immediately. There are no strange processes in the task manager and if i go to new task and press on browse then run explorer.exe as administrator, explorer works fine!


Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 3cecb596
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdadb
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00028c72
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: e8ad
Additional Information 2: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863
Additional Information 3: e8ad
Additional Information 4: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863

Answer:Explorer Crashes on boot

also, this might be related: chrome setup gives the Error code = 0x80040909

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okay this is on behalf of my sisters computer for the most part i can troubleshoot problems but this one has me stumped, for no reason what-so-ever (no idea what really happened) the computer started crashing and beeping at windows start screen its actually more of a constant squeal, power button is unresponsive, and same with the reset button, asside from reset pauses the squealing, this is on win xp ,, also tried formating and installing 98 same problem except one thing safe mode boots up no problem ,,, tried formating and installing 95, same thing, went back to xp same thing , at all times green troubleshoot leds on motherboard across the board (supposed to be a good thing) can anyone help me with this ,,, anything that would help would be appreciated

Answer:Boot Up Beeps And Crashes !

Could it be a problem with your sound card? A bad sound card can prevent a computer from booting, and so far as I know, there is no combination of BIOS beeps that could cause this. Is the sound coming from your speakers or from the little PC speaker inside the case? If it's the soundcard sound, and that's on the motherboard, perhaps you can enter the BIOS and disable it. (I've seen BIOS's that allow this.) I suppose it could even be a modem card since they usually have a little piezoelectric speaker on them. At any rate, it would help to know where the sound is coming from.

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

Answer:crashes when trying to boot with disk

forgot to say its vista home premium

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Having had the difficulty installing Vista, I now have a new problem (several actually, but one at a time!).I used it fairly well last night (one game crashed, but it ran afterwards), and rebooted several times. Today, it will not start during boot up; it crashes to a black screen, or the ?moving lights? stop (the same problem I had during install).I can always get it to do a safe start though. In safe start I use msconfig (that?s still there!); I have disabled pretty much everything (including all nvidia stuff). It still crashes.There is nothing else starting so it is just Vista. Before I try to isolate the service (long job), have I missed anything; any ideas which service is broken?My other big problem is that Vista does not recognise my network (but can use the router to get on to the internet). I intend to start a new thread on this, but only mention it here just in case anyone thinks it may be the cause of it not starting.Computer: new Evesham; E6700, 8800GTX graphics, 2GB RAM; 150GB partition for Vista (dual boot to XP, thank goodness!).I assume this is the fist beta version of Vista (sorry, I am getting really fed up with this!).Skeletal

Answer:Vista now crashes on boot up

Just be aware on a dual boot with Vista, XP will delete all restore points in Vista each time you go into XP.Have you considered doing a Vista repair if you think you have isolated everything else?

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hi,i've just rebuilt my computer with xp service pack 2 and all works fine. except when i attach either my maxtor external hard drive or my ipod, when it seems to crash the computer unless i wait quite a while (10 mins or so). sometimes i have to reboot and endure the same problem again.is this common? and obviously is there a solution?many thanks

Answer:attaching external hard drives crashes computer

There is a small section on how your usb port should be set up maybe this will helphttp://www.directron.com/installusb.htmlCheck you PSU can handle the power requirements for an extra device..

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Hi,I have one of these cables:click hereand a netgear wireless router and integrated ADSL2+ Modem.When I use this cable to connect a hard drive to my PC, my connection to broadband internet crashes.Can anyone tell me why or how to stop it happening?Thanks for any help offered.

Answer:USB Hard drive cable crashes broadband internet

Try another USB port or run from a powered Hubthe port you are using shares power with the one for the USB modem, between them they are taking too much power causing th modem to crash.

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Hello,

I've done extensive research on Google and the Microsoft Knowledge base, with no results.

I'm running Windows XP Pro with four local SATA hard drives, tons of ram, AMD Athlon 64 Toledo 4400 dual core chip, 3 optical drives (1 is usb), Creative Labs Audigy Zs Platinum Pro sound card, and an ATI All-IN-WONDER 600 Pro PCIe video card.

The problem is that whenever I right click on a local hard drive letter (in Windows Explorer) I get the standard error message: Windows Explorer has encoutered a problem and needs to close (send report or don't send). The following is the abbreviated information listed in the report:

EXE NAME="SYSTEM INFO" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_SYSTEM" MATCHING_FILE NAME="advapi32.dll" SIZE="616960" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Advanced Windows 32 Base API"

MATCHING_FILE NAME="gdi32.dll" SIZE="278016" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="gdi32" INTERNAL_NAME="gdi32"

MATCHING_FILE NAME="kernel32.dll" SIZE="983552" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows NT BASE API Client DLL"

MATCHING_FILE NAME="ntdll.dll" SIZE="708096" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="ntdll.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="ntdll.dll"

MATCHING_FILE NAME="ole32.dll" SIZE="1285120" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="OLE32.DLL" INTERNAL_NAME="OLE32.DLL"

MATCHING_FILE NAME="oleaut32.dll" SIZE="553472" INTERNAL_NAME=&... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe crashes when right clicking on local hard drives

Well, I gave up trying to find the problem and used the Windows XP Restore function and picked a date well before the problem began and bingo, problem solved!!!

Thanks,

Rick
 

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Problem:

My computer crashes every time I transfer large amounts of data onto the D drive of my computer. There is no such problem with my C drive.

First detected this problem while I was transferring some data through LAN. This problem occurs even when I am copying data from my C drive to D drive. I was able to copy a 700MB file onto the drive.
Steps taken:

-Ran a complete scan of my computer, found some viruses, but the problem persists
-Did a Disk Check via Windows as well as the TuneUp Utility, no problems detected.

Specs:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo t7200 @ 2.00GHz
RAM: 1 GB DDR2 - SDRAM
Hard disk: TOSHIBA MK1234GSX ATA Device(120GB)
No of partitions: 2
 

Answer:Computer crashes while copying data onto the hard drive

Is this drive on some sort of RAID array or other disk controller that may need updated drivers? Have you run disk diagnostics from the hard drive manufacturer? How much free space is on this particular drive?
 

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I used to have 2 hard drives one containing Win ME set to C: ( other partitions.)Second hdd had XP but set up as,drv D again partitioned. C:\winME,E:F;.....D:\winXP,G,H.Hope that makes sense,anyway the C: drive hdd crashed,and is now beyond" economic repair".In my naivety I tried to reinstall winME from cdrom,however since my C:drive hdd was not working "we"inadvertently reinstalled winME on the D:drive over the top of winXP.Not good.With the clear light of day it dawned on me that my active partition was on the dead hdd...Still no go,so reinstalled XP on what seemed to be left.....didn't seem to work so well!Switched off and tried again and if you get this it's working BUT I've now a copy of winXP on what is now my C: drive AND my D: drive. More importantly I've lost all the docs+settings from the original setup although they're still winexplorer.Any help at all please-still a novice.thks

Answer:..sailing ships and Hard Dive crashes and cabages-

and not a sailing ship or cabbage in sight.When you say that the master drive is "beyond economic repair" how do you know - has someone told you that? Just because an operating system crashes it doesn't necessarily mean that there's anything wrong with the drive - did you try to run in safe mode?Presumably all your data files are on what you call the 'dead' hard drive. Not to worry though, you've always got that backup to CD, or to the other drive that you make routinely haven't you? You have, haven't you...............?If you didn't back anything up, and the drive is really dead you've seen the last of your files - unless you fancy paying a data recovery company a small fortune to retrieve the files for you.My advice is to format the other drive - which you have presumably now set as the master on the primary IDE cable - and start afresh. And don't forget to back up your data files to CD - often.

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*Problem*:

My computer crashes every time I transfer _large amounts_ of data onto the D drive of my computer. *There is no such problem with my C drive*.

First detected this problem while I was transferring some data through LAN. This problem occurs even when I am copying data from my C drive to D drive.

Steps taken:

-Ran a complete scan of my computer, found some viruses, but the problem persists
-Did a Disk Check via Windows as well as the TuneUp Utility, no problems detected.

Specs:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo t7200 @ 2.00GHz
RAM: 1 GB DDR2 - SDRAM
Hard disk: TOSHIBA MK1234GSX ATA Device(120GB)
No of partitions: 2

Answer:Computer crashes while copying data onto the hard drive

Hi,

What is the Notebook's model number?

How does it 'crash' exactly? BSOD?

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Hi All,

Firstly - thanks to anyone with the patience to read this and more thanks to anyone with advice!
Second - I'm not sure if this should be in the Vista forum or hardware, as I'm not sure which is causing the problem.
Thirdly - I've tried to put in as much info as I have to hand - apologies if not enough. If any more needed please let me know (and how do i screenshot BSODs?)

I upgraded my MB, CPU and RAM in June, and all was well. Last week I replaced the PSU, bought a 4GB RAM kit and Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Good stuff. Or not....since Thursday I've experienced any number of crashes, some of which were BSODs, some just freezes. It can be anything from instantly after booting up to a couple of hours in. Initially I thought it was being caused by my sound card drivers from Creative, but that seems to be ok. Then I suspected my RAM, but I ran memtest and came back clear - also, I put my previous RAM in which had been running fine for 3 months and the problem still occurred. Then I suspected Kaspersky, as some of the BSOD's were IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL with a mention of kl1.sys, and I gather 64-bit vista and security suites don't necessarily get on - but I removed it, tried Norton, still problems, removed that and used Windows Firewall, still problems...

This morning I've had to hard reset 3 times within 10 minutes of booting into Vista. :(

So I am left wondering - if not any of the reasons above - is it merely some sort of conflict with Vista 64-bit? The las... Read more

Answer:Random Crashes and BSODs after installing 64-bit HP - not sure if hard- or software!

Hi there,
Mind let me know what is the error for your latest BSOD?
If its possible i would like to see your minidump file that is located in
%SystemRoot%\minidump.

If you not sure how to set it in Vista,
Go to system properties -> Advance system properties->Startup and Recovery
Untick Automatic Restart,
In the write debugging information please choose small minidump 64KB
Click ok and restart your computer

Hopefully the next BSOD occured, you will have your minidump file
Zipped it and upload it here so that i am able to analyze what is causing BSOD to you.

Thanks

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Hey guys, to be honest, i just made an account here to look for assistance.

Anyway, since getting this new computer, I'm experiencing random hard crashes, freezing the entire system, (even ctrl+alt+del) forcing me to press the reset button.

Can anyone help me shed even a bit of light on this? If any info is needed, i'll give it.

Answer:New User - random hard crashes on windows 7 32bit?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mcshizzlyfly


Hey guys, to be honest, i just made an account here to look for assistance.

Anyway, since getting this new computer, I'm experiencing random hard crashes, freezing the entire system, (even ctrl+alt+del) forcing me to press the reset button.

Can anyone help me shed even a bit of light on this? If any info is needed, i'll give it.


Hi and welcome

Can you use these to generate a dmp file so we can analyze it? http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...g-process.html
thanks

Ken

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I was just wondering if anyone has a solution to the no windows 7 system disk issue. I bought a laptop (first one - I always use to build my own desktops)and it didn't come with windows disks. It has one physical disk partisioned into 4 sections: c drive (labeled Local Disk), D drive (labeled Recovery), E drive (labeled HP_TOOLS), and one hidden partision. Hp had me create system restore disks (but they only allow one copy! I guess if one of those disks are bad I'm out of luck). I just can't help thinking that if the hard drive fails I might have problems installing win7 on a new drive.

I am faily computer literate; I work with networked computers (full motion flight simulators). The problem is my experience is with xp, win 2k, and linux. If I had the disks I know I could take care of it.

Has anyone figured out a work-around for this situation?

Answer:New Machine, No System Disks, What Happens If My Hard Drive Crashes?

Hello dmongeon,So far you can restore your system from the recovery DVDs that you made and as well as the hidden partition on the hard drive. Next, I would create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc; see here and then create a windows 7 system image and store it on an external hard drive; see how-to. I would periodically create additional full system images and more regularly, backup important files, photos, music, etc., also to an external drive.I hope this helps.

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Hi all.as the title says, whenever i connect my samsung 1TB portable Hard drive on a Dell xps 15inch laptop running windows 8 pro, it completely freezes the whole system. i can move the mouse but i cant click anything or go to task manager using ctrl alt delThese are the things i have tried:tried different cablestried different usb portsRemoved usb driversChecked event logs(the laptop crashes when i launch the event logs)Ran CCleaner cleaning registryAll the above did not work. i even tried to roll back to a previous restore point and that did not work either.I tested the hard drive on my brother in law's laptop and it worked fine. it is a acer laptop running fresh copy of windows 7.Is this a windows 7 error? do i have a virus maybe?(i am going to do a full system scan soon)What other things can i try?Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 8 Dell xps laptop crashes when attaching a hard dr

Did it ever work on your Windows 8 laptop? If not, see if there is a BIOS update available for your laptop. That sometimes fixes odd problems like this. If you can use your brother in laws computer again, run a hard drive test on the external drive. I use the Hitachi drive fitness test, but there are other apps available, some could be made by whatever company makes your external drive. Do a search online for the "Ultimate Boot disk for Windows." You can use this to boot up your system and test different components of your system. All it is is a minimal version of Windows XP and boots from a CD or USB drive. See if you can test the external drive with it. It would also be interesting to see if the system locks up while booted under it. You may also want to vist the webpage of the company that makes the drive. They have a firmware update to help resolve issues with new operating systems.

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