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Comp randomly dies, hard to restart

Question: Comp randomly dies, hard to restart

My computer is being extremely odd right now. Randomly, usually while gaming but at other times also, it will just die. When this happens, it kinda just freezes while repeating the same sound on a loop. It loses all video and sounds like all the insides shut off. When it does this, hitting reset doesn't really work, and usually I cannot turn it off and back on. If I try, I get no beep in POST which indicates to me it would be CPU or MoBo...maybe a power supply?

If I unplug the power from the back for a minute, I can restart it and it will go through POST with the beep and all, and say CPU is unworkable or has been changed, and then play fine for anywhere between 5 minutes to many hours with no problems, then it will happen again.

I cannot tell what wattage my PS is. I built most of this computer about 5 years ago, and have since modded the power supply case, and lost the sticker. The CPU is the original one I got when I built it, the MoBo is 4 years old, and the video card is new.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Abit IC7-G (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
System Memory 3072 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS (256 MB)
Audio Adapter Creative Audigy SE (SB0570) Sound Card

I come here to find the experts to help. I cannot afford to change everything or build a whole new computer, so I'm hoping someone will have had this problem before and save me lots of money by telling me what they changed :)

My idle temps from Everest are:
Motherboard 28 ?C (82 ?F)
CPU 45 ?C (113 ?F)
PWM 35 ?C (95 ?F)
GPU 40 ?C (104 ?F)
GPU Diode 47 ?C (117 ?F)
GPU Ambient 33 ?C (91 ?F)

If it is the power supply, I have a 250w in a computer that I don't use anymore. Would it work with these components? Thank you all very much for any advice!

Edited to add a little bit more info:
I ran a stress test in Everest for 5 minutes. The CPU got up to 70c, while the MoBo stayed at 28c. Since this problem started I took the side of my case off and put a big fan next to it, to see if overheating was the problem. That didn't help any:( The +12v was between 11.7 and 11.9 the whole time. Not sure if any of that matters, but thought it may help :)

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Answer: Comp randomly dies, hard to restart

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Vostro1310. T5670/XPHome/2GB/X3100/120gb/camera/fingerprint

Having this problem since I've gotten the laptop. If I have too many things going on, first thing that happens is that any sound I have gets distorted.. like it slows down because it can't process it? Then, the next thing that happens is my firewall starts to have problems, Kerio Personal Firewall (says Cannot connect to service). Next,my internet dies. If I try to press Ctrl+Alt+Del, task manager does not initialize (it says failed to initialize, error code 0x00000017).

I've done a bit of research and there's multiple reasons.. but the main one it seems is problem with memory settings. I've looked at my VM storag settings and whatnot and they look fine. When Task manager is open before internet cuts off, I still have at lseast 50% free for all memory types.

Does anyone know what a possible solution may be? I'm relatively tech savvy, I'd rather not return to Dell to fix it, unless it is a NIC defect.

Answer:Comp loses all functionality.. Internet dies.. programs stop working, needs restart

Run MemTest86.

There are a tons of solutions on Microsoft.

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hey all, firstly my specs:

i5 2.57Ghz. 8 GB ram. 500GB seagate HDD. GTS 360M Nvidia Graphics. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Its the W860CU laptop from Mecer)

Okay so heres my problem, i got the laptop for 2-3 years now, NEVER had a problem. It came out with windows pro 32-bit. I upgraded to Ultimate 32-bit more than a year ago now, still had no problems.

Reently i started getting APPCRASH. tried to sort it,never found a solution(but i think it was application related).Then i started getting restarts, so i went through several forums on different websites, followed alot of them but never got a solution. I was able to disable the auto restart when something goes wrong under the system failures option in advanced system settings in control panel. then i got a few BSOD but was never able to get the info from there,it was too quick. After that the BSOD went away but normal restart came back, but the option for auto restart STILL stays unchecked. So then i started the event viewer, got alot of bad dll file's and random stuff. So then someone suggested i should go for windows 7 x64-bit, so i did, Made a COMPLETE CLEAN install, installed all (NEW DOWNLOADED) drivers, downloaded ALL updated including service pack 1. Guess what, i got x3 restarts in that whole process!!! Okay so then i read i should get a new RAM piece and test it on each slot leaving out the old ones, made no difference, then someone said it can only be the hard drive then. So today i went to the local PC shop, i told th... Read more

Answer:BSOD or RESTART randomly, new memory,hard drive, and OS

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Windows 10 crashes frequently and randomly. No BSOD no error msgs. Happens about 30 times a day with no rhyme or reason
Please help

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Question: comp dies

after playing games for say a half hour to an hour my computer will die then when i the power supply of for about 10 second and turn it back on it will statup and run properly. I use speedfan to see the tempurature of my comp and it never really gets that high (max of about 56c) also after it dies the first time it will only take like 10 min to do it again even if i let it cool down for a few minutes (to about 36c) this is a brand new build so it cant be dust or what not can anyone help me with this

Answer:comp dies

Give us your Specs,
your computer shutdown suddently with or without message error.

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Hi my comp just keeps automatically switching off with no warning.
If I try to use skype, watch videos on youtube, run antivirus scans, defrag it also cuts out without warning what should I do?

Here is a hijack log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:34:36, on 08/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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Answer:comp automatically dies

I cannot perform any scan on the comp, I even tried online scans and they got so far and my comp died. When I tried house call it told me I had a few viruses before internet explorer went off in the middle of scanning. Any Ideas to help me gain control of my comp would be greatly appreciated. I have no use of skype, media players or anti viral scanning at the moment. Cheers in advance for any helpful ideas.


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linked to antoher thread on this board. Everyone stopped trying to help there and I need help ...

Maybe this is a hardware issue?

Answer:Win XP randomly Dies

You can test the PSU with a multimeter. Do a search on the web and you will find info on how to do this. Also, make sure the memory you put in is good. Download memtest. You'll need to put it on a bootable floppy. Then boot from the floppy and run it. It will run continously. Leave that running overnight. If it is the memory it will tell you. And if it is a problem with Winxp you'll know it because the system won't have locked up. If it does lock up the problem isn't Winxp. But rather a hardware issue.

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Hi all, I could use to help with a PC problem. I recently upgraded several PC parts including motherboard and processor, graphics card, and power unit (550w)
Since then I have not had my PC working properly. It only boots once a day, and if I try to restart to do installs then it closes down as norm, but when it starts back up there is no power to keyboard, screen goes to standby and I have to force a shutdown and wait a day to try it again. When I'm trying to start it up all fans are spinning, the light on the graphics card is on, but nothing on the screen or keyboard.
I get the impression I have a power issue.
The only error message I get is a CMOS problem, then I f2 and start as normal. I have tried a CMOS reset but I cant do a full reset because of the no restart issue. I have changed the battery to a new one twice and still same problems.
Its on now but I know if I turn it off or restart I wont be able to use for at least 24 hours, sometimes more.
Any ideas?

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Before i start, I am Running:

WinXP-Pro, Service Pack 3
2.22 GHz Athlon 64 3500+ Processor
2 Gigs of RAM
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Graphics Card

What appears to happen is that once in a blue moon, without any prior warning, the entire computer will lock up solid for about 15 seconds then black screen me and none of my input or output devices will work. That means, Mouse, Keyboard, sound, Monitors, etc. They all die simultaneously. The odd part is, the computer is still working as far as I can tell as the system doesn't even hiccup.

It WAS doing this more than it is now, however it seems to have reduced somewhat. I'm guessing that it has something to do with my power supply as me replacing the 350 watt supply with a 550 watt supply (for a completely different problem) seems to have reduced the occurence of this issue. Instead of happening once or twice a week it now happens once or twice every 2 or 3 weeks. It's still annoying when it happens. Anyone have any clue?

Answer:windows randomly dies

When you boot back into your machine...check the event logs and see whats happening just prior to the failure. If you can, check after a couple of occurrences and see if there are any similarities that might point you in the right direction. Anybody else have an idea?

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Question: Y500 randomly dies

Hello, Borught a y500 on amazon a few months ago, its runs great. However, the laptop suddenly just dies randomly, no blue screen, no shut down menu. It just dies, I reboot and check event viewer and its says it crashed(kennel-power). So then I checked for viruses, ran scans for chkdsk, sfc /scannow, and memory diagnostics, everything was fine. It also didn't overheat since the laptop died without gaming at all. The barrtery was plugged in as well I reset windows 8 just to check if its the OS's fault. It just died again today. If it's a hardware issue, what can I do to find out what component of hte computer is wonky? Would the limited warranty help me?  

Answer:Y500 randomly dies

Hi yomanking,
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
Am sorry that you?re facing this issue,
I?d like to help you with this case can you share with me the battery status is it plugged in and charging or not charging?
And I?d like to ask you when the machine shut off completely is it while working on the charger or the battery or both of them?
And can you tell me if you face this issue when you are using like a specific application?
Thanks and Best Regards,

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I just received my new X1 Carbon yesterday. When I booted it up the first time the computer died after I set up username and password in Windows. Next time the same screen appeared but the username was ofcourse taken already. I logged into windows and the computer died. After 10-20 HDD checks the computer logs into windows and I can install some software (Visual Studio etc), but then it just dies again. Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  I've tried to format and reinstall windows but it doesn't help, sometimes I can use it for one hour, and sometimes just for 10 seconds.  I can't really say that I can see a pattern in this whether I'm using the AC chord or not.. I've also done a memory check and a harddrive check without any errors. I guess I have to return it and wait for a new one.. really disappointing =(  Any ideas Lenovo? 

Answer:X1 Carbon randomly dies

>>  Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  When this happened to me on my PC a couple years ago, the problem was my one of my fans had died (either the power supply's fan or a system fan; can't remember which.) .  The system was shutting itself off as a defensive reaction to overheating.

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I have a user with a dell latitude d620 laptop. Her external usb mouse stops working every few hours-- apparently when she's doing nothing out of the ordinary, the "installing new hardware" dialog comes up randomly, and when she cancels out of it, the mouse will stop working at a slightly later time. Even the red LED light on the bottom of the mouse goes out.

We've tried different models USB mice, attaching it directly to a USB port on the laptop, via the USB port on the laptop dock, and even with a USB->PS/2 adapter via the dock's PS/2 port.... all with the same results. Every time, when the mouse is working fine, it'll pop up the 'installing new hardware' dialog, and afterwards it just suddenly stops working.

Any ideas? I have no idea what's going on.

She's running windows xp sp3 with symantec endpoint, all the usual office software, really nothing out of the ordinary.

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Hello. I am in need of advice once again. I'm staying at my uncles house who uses Keyon internet service so its like broadband with some sort of dish? Anyways...

The speeds were pretty random and slow. Spikes of 3000 pings and averages of 600. Updated the firmware (7 years old) and average is under a hundred now. However the internet still just completely dies for random amounts of time... 2 seconds to a few minutes. Pings timeout to google or yahoo but not my router.

As far as the setup goes, there is a dish or antennae they have aimed a little dish on the roof towards a few miles away. The "modem" is in a plastic box attached to it. The cable runs into literally the cheapest "splitter adapter" ive ever seen, which wont work if you hook up the modem line into "data out" and the router line into "data in", which confuses me in the first place. Shouldn't that be the other way around?

Anyways, I tried wifi and wired connection. I didn't try to bypass the router completely but I don't think it will make a difference. I decided to get a ladder and look at the "modem" and I was a little shocked to say the least. I opened up the big plastic thing that stores it and it literally is just a piece of like motherboard mounted with one little screw, covered in ladybugs and cobwebs. So I sighed and just left it alone.

So now, average ping is very tolerable. 50-100. Speed is at about 2mbps which is fine. I just don... Read more

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My problem is that my internet connection has a tendancy to disconnect after relatively short periods of downloading and online gaming. Usually after approx. 30 - 45 minutes, or sooner if the connection is being heavily used. It is guaranteed to drop out within minutes of heavy UPLOADING.

At this point, the problem can only be fixed by REBOOTING my machine. Reseting my router or modem, and/or renewing my IP has no effect. I've run several anti-spyware programs and nothing has been found.

My suspicion at this point rest on the Ethernet card, but I can't be sure.

Does anyone have any ideas? Also, is there any software available that will allow me to monitor my computers activity to see what happens at the moment the connection dies?


Answer:Internet connection dies until restart!

My guess is the card also. I have a Dlink Gigabit NIC in my Dimension 8300 that I think is doing the same thing, It happens randomly but that is the only thing I can trace it back to.

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So I just reinstalled win7 64x on my SSD. I was installing the "must have" programmes (utorrent, cclener,eset,...) but after a while, I notice some strange things (no right-click on desktop, cant close anything, cant open anything, crls+alt+del doesnt work, ...than it dies, and I restart my PCCan anyone tell me what is the problem?Thanks. 

Answer:My Pc works strangely. After about 5 min. it dies and I need to restart. Help!

Thats what happens when you use counterfeit / pirated versions of windows. Buy a legit copy and clean install that. We dont help pirates.

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Hi, I have a brand new (i.e. 5 days old) T500.   I finished some Windows Vista updates and was prompted to restart the computer, which I did. I left the room and soon heard 3 sets of 3 beeps.  I came back and the screen was black.  I moved the mouse, hit the keyboard - nothing. Only two green LEDs were on - the battery and power plug symbol.  However, I pressed the CD button and it popped the computer was "on" to some degree, I think.  I pressed Control-Alt-Delete a few times, but I couldn't do anything to get the screen to come on.  I pushed the power button for a second or two, and even then nothing happened.  It wasn't until I held down the power button for a full 5 or 6 seconds that the computer restarted and came back to life.   Interestingly, after it restarted, I noticed that Intel Wifi  wasn't working, with an error message of "network adapter not found".  Any clues?  I thought I had made a wise choise buying from Lenovo.   Moderator note: Type added to subject line for clarity. Message Edited by Agotthelf on 20-04-2009 09:45 AM

Answer:T500: Screen Dies on Restart

if it is broken then you should call warranty, you should let them handle the problem if you are within warranty, to make sure everything is alright. 

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I have a T61 running Vista that I purchased in Sep. 2007.  After startup it runs about 15 minutes then simply stops working.  All the lights are on (except the HD light) and the fan is still running but the screen goes blank and the computer appears unresponsive. If I force the computer to shutdown by holding down the power button, the computer will not start back up unless it sits for a while (it powers up, but nothing happens). All updates are up-to-date.  The same problem occurs in Safe Mode. Thanks for any help on where to start diagnosing this problem!

Answer:T61 dies after 15 minutes and will not restart immediately

it is probably overheating. download tpfancontrol and run it, check the CPU temp.
Also, you may want to run a hdd diagnostic from the bios menu if you can.
Also, take off the palmrest and keyboard, then proceed to clean the fan for any signs of dusts. 

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As the title states, I seem to intermittently lose sound all together. The machine will run fine for 3-6 days, and then it will suddenly lose sound. Like someone hit the mute switch, but no one did. I have searched for an answer within all the running programs.. Even killing all the running programs and going back to just the basic desktop, but still, no good. This same phenomenon used to happen back in my Vista days as well, with this same PC.. Then, when I installed Win 7, the problem went away, that is until about 2 weeks ago. It has happened 3-4 times over the last 2 weeks.

Sound card is an M-Audio Delta 2496. They do not have a Specific Windows 7 driver, and I doubt they ever will. Took a year for them to get a Vista Driver..

Answer:Sound sometimes dies.. Have to restart to resolve..?

Hi, did you try to install the driver in compatibility mode, for Vista?

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hey peeps,

I have a couple of problems that I cannot work out for the life of me... this has been going on for months and dunno what to do... I even went to my local PC world and asked there but they were clueless....funnilly enough...

problem 1:

I am writing this now with no internet connectionw so will have to power down to post

Internet: I have virgin broadband and the internet connection disappears after an hour or so at most... this is only after being of for an amount of hours , if i just reset and power down it lasts for about 5 mins..

it is sending packets but not receiving, if i [pull the ethernet cable from the back of the modem and repklace a cpl of time quickly it works again for seconds then stops.

I have been on the phone to virgin so many time and cannot put myself through it anymore they say that their end is fine so must be computer, I have re-installed it a few months ago due to same problem but it is still there have had their engineers out but they don't know either!!! AAAGGGHHHHH!

Problem 2:

I have a lexmark 3350 all in one printer scanner, I downloaded the drivers from the lexmark site and it eats upto 99% of cpu when it loads up in start process... This is when the printer is not actually doing anything and just opverloads any other programs that I try and run
so i have to end the process through task manger(as am not actually using the printer)

when i do want to use the printer it doesn't work either!

I am really sorry fo... Read more

Answer:dns/ intenet loss...lexmark drivers..comp .conn dies :(

You son't have an idle disconnect setting somewhere do you?

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Well... I had a Win 7 Ultimate 64bit on this very machine (the one in my preferences) for almost 3 years until the moment when I said to myself: OK, time to refresh. And that only because my port 80 would die sometimes....sometimes thrice an hour for 10-15 min, sometimes twice a day. But it would happen every day. I re-installed with the hope it was just a bad Win installation but it happened again after just an hour in. What I tried? Well, I certainly tried a new router, but it didn't help. I knew it wouldn't since I also run Linux and OS X in home network and none is affected by this. I scanned old and new Win 7 with every possible malware finder, antivirus..etc. Even bought one (I have an "allergy" when it comes to A/Vs and such in general).. I went drastic today, I disconnected all devices (hdds, usbs, dvdroms, pcie) just to prove my point.. left a single 60 GB SSD with brand new win 7 with default drivers .. Took several hours but I still lost port 80 (it seems to be just port 80 since only browsers and windows LIVE are affected on my system)...Skype, FTP, rsync.. they'll all work just fine while nothing else web-wise does.

Help please! Any suggestions will be tested and reported.

Answer:Port 80 dies randomly, everything else works

What do you mean by "port 80 dies"? skype,ftp all works as you say. So not a tcp/ip routing/connection problem.
If you're having problems do:
in command prompt:


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I've just bought the components for a new PC, and a friend has built it for me. Everything works fine for hours at a time, I can be playing games, browsing the internet, whatever. Then all of a sudden the PC cuts out, exactly as it would in a power cut, except for an almighty fan noise that kicks in and stays on until I hold the power button down to force the power off. When I say an almighty fan noise, I mean the loudest noise I've ever heard a PC make. I thought it was a hair-dryer turning itself on in the room the first time it happened.

Temperature doesn't seem to be an issue, everything's always around 40 degrees, and before I took it home the guy who built it stress tested it for hours up to 90 degrees without any problem. It has always cut out during web browsing (never whilst gaming) although that's probably just a coincidence.

Any suggestions? I literally have no clue whatsoever, what with being somewhat PC illiterate.

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Answer:PC dies randomly, accompanied by loud fan

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My internet connection on my Vista machine dies after a few hours. If I restart, the connection will work again, but will die after a few hours again. I've used my computer with several different routers and for example in my friends' home network so I know the problem is in my computer because the internet connection always dies the same way. Usually if I'm listening music from my Spotify, that connection oddly stays on with that, same goes with some java based games like net poker and so on...messenger connection problem diagnostics say that problems are in the ports. Sometimes i've just been too tired to reboot and just kept doing something else with my computer without the internet connection then maybe an hour later the connection comes back to life. This problem is getting kinda old already that it's not funny anymore. Would appreciate if somebody had even a slight suggestion to repair this problem.

Answer:Internet connection dies randomly

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Got my X1 Carbon yesterday. Does have the loose clickpad. Worse issue - it would power down randomly - as in you are typing and suddenly it goes completely dead, as in "lights out" or someone pull the plug type dead. Also does not sleep properly - often when it goes to sleep it dies and you get an improper windows shutdown warning when you restart it. Happens both with AC power and battery power. Was on hold for 1.5 hours trying to reach a sales rep to make an exchange and got disconnected. Tried to do factory restore just to see what will happen but F11 on startup does not work. The notebook looks great but otherwise I can't say I am very happy with my experience.

Answer:Defective X1 Carbon - dies randomly

Way to go Lenovo... 20th Anniv. flagship model and units are shipping with missing parts, poor build quality/loose screws and who knows what other issues will appear in another week. If mine isn't perfect when I receive it on Monday it will be my last Lenovo. Your long-time Thinkpad users are very disappointed... What a joke! EDIT: Now it looks like we're getting DOA's... Awesome. Who's building these things?!

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Hi everyone, I've been having the same problem for months now and have finally decided to try to get some help after attempting multiple fixes. I use both a wired connection and wireless connection on my new laptop depending on where I am in the house (if I'm hooked up to my docking station its wired, otherwise i'll be on the wireless). The wired connection works fine, but the wireless connection will often completely die on me without any apparent cause. I'm pretty sure the problem is with my laptop due to the following reasons:

1) My dad uses the same connection when he works from home, and told me he doesn't have any problems with it.
2) Just for testing services, I tried using a neighbors WiFi connection, and received the same results.

I've tried changing my DNS server between OpenDNS, Google's DNS, etc. and have not had any luck. I made sure my wireless cards weren't sleeping by un-checking 'allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. I uninstalled Hamachi to make sure it wasn't messing up any of my settings and still had the same problems. I've updated all my drivers and even re-installed them.

Just to describe what exactly happens during these disconnects, any live connections prior to the point where the internet disconnects stay alive (usually, such as Skype calls, AIM connections, certain games, etc.) and will stay open until closed. Web pages behave in a similar fashion, and in fact will ... Read more

Answer:Wireless Connection Randomly Dies

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I've had this laptop over a year now, and just recently I've noticed when I leave it on a while and come back, either the audio of the entire laptop will die, or online videos just won't play. After restarting it goes back to normal until a few hours later when it happens again. I'm not sure what to do here. Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Audio/Video randomly dies?

You are not alone with this problem, since the last windows 8 update there is sound problems with a lot of PCs. You can try this quick solution here :

You just need to enter to the Control Panel -> security and System -> System -> Device Manager

Then look for "sound, video and game controllers" put the cursor over it press right-click and select "scan for hardware changes"

3 secs after that you will have your sound working again, you gonna need to repeat this procedure every time the sound is gone in your PC and till now it always worked to me.

This should solve your problem for now, we need to wait for Microsoft's next windows 8 update, it hopefully will fix the problem in a more permanent way.


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I have a Dell Inspiron 15-5547 running Win 8.1. Every now and then the scroll feature (two fingers vertical swipe to scroll the screen), and the two finger tap for right click, will stop working. When this happens, all the other features on the touchpad seem to work. If I restart the laptop it starts working again. I've tried going into services.msc and setting 'Human Interface Devices" to automatic startup, but it doesn't help. There's something else pretty weird also... When I go into the system tray (lower right), right click the touchpad icon, and select Touchpad Properties, it takes me into the Dell Pointing Devices windows. Inside this window, there is a sliding switch to disable the touchpad. When I disable it, the touchpad still works. Weird. Does anybody have any ideas how I can get this sorted out. I'm also using a wireless USB mouse on the same laptop, not sure if that makes a difference. Thanks.

Answer:Touchpad scroll dies randomly

Hi Jools

Personally I would look to see what touchpad driver version you are using and then either update it with an in-place update, or uninstall (my favourite option, then install new driver) the current driver and then re-install, as it may just be a slight corruption.

Latest driver HERE
Also a thought, when the touchpad stops with the scroll feature, had your laptop been left not used for a period of time, like hibernation?

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My computer has been randomly dying when i play graphic intense games. (Everquest 2, World of Warcraft, etc) The monitor says no signal and goes to standby and the sound plays the last sound playing for a few loops. I need to hold down the power button to turn it off. Sometimes after this happens the computer refuses to turn on afterwards, i would have to try a couple of times.

I have tried booting with only 1 of the 2 ram sticks (for both) and came with the same results. If the computer was already able to boot, it will. If it wasn't, it wont. I do not have an extra video card to test, and do not want to buy one until i know it REALLY is the problem.

Any input/ suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

My computer:
Windows XP
Asus A8V-Deluxe Motherboard BIOS Ver. 08.00.09
AMD Athlon 3400+
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS 256mb
1536 MB RAM (mixed of 512mb value-select corsair and 1g generic brand)
520W power supply

Answer:Computer dies randomly in games

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Not sure if I should post this here or the networking forum but I assume some nice patron will direct me to the correct place if I'm wrong.

For a while now, and for no apparent reason, my internet connection completely dies. But, it's only to my computer. My computer will slow down DRAMATICALLY, stuttering violently as I try to do anything. But if I restart my computer it comes back on as if no problem was ever there.

I am hooked through a router through an ethernet cable and my wife is connected to it wirelessly and she is never affected.

Is this an XP problem, hardware, or maybe even the hardwire ports of my router?

Help! =(

Answer:Internet Connection dies randomly?

Bump! Please help me!

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I've had  a X41 Tablet for about 2.5 years now.  Just recently in the past month it will randomly die on me, meaning it will lose all power (No shutdown screen, nothing).  If I try to turn it back on, nothing will happen.  If I plug in the AC adapter, still no power.  The only way I can get it to start back up is if I remove the battery, then place it back in forcefully or wiggle the battery around while it is back in the slot.  If it does restart, the battery is still charged like nothing had happened.  So  it isn't the battery losing it's charge.  I even tried putting another battery in from one of the X41 tablets in our office after the computer had died and it wouldn't start.  My thoughts are it has something to with the connection on the board.  Any other thoughts or ways to fix this? Thanks,JohnMessage Edited by cranjx on 06-11-2008 10:34 AM


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Answer:Thinkpad Tablet X41 dies randomly

I would suggested having it inspected by lenovo themselves. Do you have a 3-year warranty?

--------Jasper Jugan - http://www.backpackboy.comx61 Tablet | 1.8Ghz LV7700 | 4GB RAM | MultiView/MultiTouch | Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

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Hi! T420 touchpad dies and trackpoint keeps on working. Sometimes after some time the trackpoint may also die. After boot, touchpad & trackpad recovers and is working maybe for an hour, or a day. Then it reoccurs. This happens randomly on some T420's, while other T420's doesnt encounter it never-ever. Any tips how to troubleshoot this one? Ran Lenovo PC Doctor and everything is fine, also cant find anything suspicious in Windows logs. Thanks in advance! 

Answer:T420 touchpad dies randomly

Hi eskoj
Try to run System Update and update all BIOS and drivers to see if the problems persist.
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If laptop is on for a few hours it just switches itself off, dies, i can restart it, it works again for a while, all random times then goes off again. I use windows xp, laptop is a hp pavilion zd series. It does get very hot and the fans are going full blast, i checked them and cleaned them from dust, (there was not much in them though) any ideas ?

Answer:If laptop is on for a few hours it just switches itself off, dies, i can restart

Can you change your post so it isn't all in bold.It is very likely your computer is cutting out because it is getting too hot.To confirm this, try using your computer right next to a fan or air-con and see if the computer turns off.You might want to know that if you play games on your computer, it will get hot faster than if you leave it because of the processing power the computer is using. Keep that in mind.

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This is a quote from Google's Groups,


Hello all,

Been having this problem for years but have been unable to solve it.

My current setup for internet access is involves one way satellite
(actually a parabolic dish pointed at a ground station) with a modem
for the upstream. This is on a Windows XP Pro PC with Wingate for
sharing the connection with three other computers. I use a combination
of the ENS/NAT and Winsock Redirector Service for sharing the
connection. This works fine most of the time. But every so often (can
be within minutes or can be hours) the connection dies. It's still
connected but I'm unable to send out data (not so sure about receive).
Reconnecting doesn't help only a restart.

I'm pretty sure it doesn't have anything to do with my ISP directly.
Despite my complex set up, I should mention that if I disable (turn
off) Wingate this still happens, although less frequently (I think
it's less frequent). In fact, I'm pretty sure during one install, my
connection did the same thing before I installed Wingate (possibly
before I installed the satelite drivers/software but not so sure about
that). Also, my ISP has a special account which I can use for a modem
only connection and the connection still breaks if I use this. I've
tried an external Diamond SupraExpress 56k and an internal ISA Diamond
SupraExpress 56k both show the same problem. Changing modems wh... Read more

Answer:Internet Dies, Restart Required to Fix...any ideas?

did this happen b4 or after you install service pack 2

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I just installed SP1 for Vista, and SP1 + Vista fix for Visual Studio + SP2 for SQL Server 2005. After the update I noticed that the 6To4 Adapter had the yellow exclamation mark (!). So I deleted in the hope that Device Manager finds it again and I can reinstall, but now it is not being found. Afterwards I started getting Internet disconnections.

After some time online, and without any exact timing, totally random, the connection kind of dies. Only network traffic travelling on HTTP seems to die. I remain connected on IRC, MSN, Skype and ICQ. Browser action just dies. I tried different browsers, Firefox, Chrome, IE to no avail. I could not start any connection.

It seems the DNS is lost. However other computers connected to the same router and with the same wifi router remain connected so its definately something which regards the Lenovo laptop.

Also this is the result of running "route print" now that the connection is dead (As I wrote this post the connection died. Had to restart and just submitted it after restart)

C:\Users\mr matthew pulis>route print
Interface List
14 ...00 1c bf 98 76 c4 ...... Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connecti

13 ...00 1b 38 0d f7 49 ...... Broadcom 590x 10/100 Ethernet
9 ...00 1d d9 fb d4 10 ...... Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
1 ........................... Software Loopback Interface 1
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Answer:Internet connection dies - Restart needed

how did you solve this I have the exactly same problem.

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Hi, I just installed SP1 for Vista, and SP1 + Vista fix for Visual Studio + SP2 for SQL Server 2005. After the update I noticed that the 6To4 Adapter had the yellow exclamation mark (!). So I deleted in the hope that Device Manager finds it again and I can reinstall, but now it is not being found. Afterwards I started getting Internet disconnections. After some time online, and without any exact timing, totally random, the connection kind of dies. Only network traffic travelling on HTTP seems to die. I remain connected on IRC, MSN, Skype and ICQ. Browser action just dies. I tried different browsers, Firefox, Chrome, IE to no avail. I could not start any connection. It seems the DNS is lost. However other computers connected to the same router and with the same wifi router remain connected so its definately something which regards the Lenovo laptop. Also this is the result of running "route print" now that the connection is dead (As I wrote this post the connection died. Had to restart and just submitted it after restart)  C:\Users\mr matthew pulis>route print===========================================================================Interface List 14 ...00 1c bf 98 76 c4 ...... Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connecti 13 ...00 1b 38 0d f7 49 ...... Broadcom 590x 10/100 Ethernet  9 ...00 1d d9 fb d4 10 ...... Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)  1 ........................... Software Loopback Interface 1===========... Read more

Answer:Internet connection dies - Restart Needed

Please read 'resolution' on: looks like a problem with Vista.Try older driver version (or rollback driver) if there is any.Check if you have any windows updates again. Dh.

3000 N100-0768DKUXP Home 5.01.2600 SP2Ubuntu 8.04(hardy)

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Hi Everyone

In my previous house I would lose connection to the internet about 2-3 times a week. Since moving into my new house it happens more like 5-15 times a day. The internet light on my modem goes out and the broadband light blinks on and off.

95% of the time when I lose the connection it is for less than 2 minutes. But on some occasions it can take a half hour to work again.

Some more info:
- It happens on all 6 computers/devices in my household at the same time. (2 Macs, Win7 PC, iPad, iPod, PS3).
- All devices are connected wirelessly to modem. But, I have also tried Ethernet and still have same problem.
- I have tried 2 modems (including a brand new one that my ISP sent after I complained).
- I have tried using different jack points and cables.
- When the connection fails, I am still able to wirelessly access my modems config page. So wifi connection is not the issue.
- My ISP sent a technician out. He replaced one cable out by the road, but this did not solve the problem.

I have spent a few hours over multiple days on the phone with my ISP. First they said there was no problem with the line. Then they said there is definitively something wrong with the line. Then nothing wrong, then something wrong. Finally after they monitored the line for 3 separate 24 periods,they decided that the problem was solved. And I thought so too... I had good connection for about 36 hours. But then it started failing again, so far today I have lost connection about 10 times... Read more

Answer:Solved: Internet Connection Dies Randomly Often

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it seems to happen most often when playing video or playing facebook games of any type. there is no warning the computer is just OFF. it has done this in safe mode as well and i wasn't even watching video or playing any games then. the only time it has done this before it was over heated. now sometimes it is hot and others it is not so it really seems random. no viruses, no malware, regular maintenance is kept up. if i can find a solution other than formatting the machine that would be great, or at least knowing if formatting would do me any good at all. i have downloaded hijack this and the TSGInfo follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183119 MB, Free - 107917 MB; H: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 765073 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Answer:computer shuts off (Dies completely) randomly

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I have one laptop with Windows XP on it. The problem is that keyboard and mousepad both all together die randomly but usb mouse still works. This error occurs randomly. Not everytime i use the computer.

Anyone got the same problems?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Keyboard / mousepad on laptop dies randomly

well based on the info provided my first guess would be that the keyboard is shot.... or ... if its a toshiba TE 2000 it might be the connector that the the keyboard ribbon connects to might be loose and need resoldering...but that would be the only 2 i can think of right at the moment... let us know how you fix it so it can possibly be of help to others

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Hi there,

I can't seem to figure this problem out. Every so often (from seconds to a couple minutes) my internet connection will fail, but only for less than a second. Typically no one would even notice this, but it becomes a problem when you use software like Messenger or you play games online. The disconnection is long enough to sign you off.

I've been watching a ping I set to for a good 10 minutes, and sure enough, there are occasional spots where for just 1-3 attemps it will time out, then get replies just fine again.

I use a wired ethernet connection, not wireless. The ethernet port is part of my motherboard, its a fairly modern motherboard, not an old one, and I made sure the driver for it was up to date. Any ideas?

If this helps:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Travis-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4D-84-B5-34
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b87f:192c:248a:162f%11(Preferred)
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Answer:Internet connection randomly dies shortly

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Hello, I've been having this problem for a little while now, and I figured this would be the right section to post it in (if not, please feel free to move it). This is the problem I've been having. While playing a 3D game, after a short while, one of 3 things will happen :1. The screen goes completely black and I'm left with no choice but to restart my computer.2. Similar to number one, except now the screen has random blocks of crazy colors all over, and I'm still left with no choice but to restart.3. The computer saves me the trouble of having to hit the power button, and just goes ahead and instantly restarts itself (screen goes black for a sec, and then I'm on the start up screen).And one more problem that I've chosen to separate from those 3; sometimes my computer just completely freezes and I need to restart. This happens seemingly randomly, at any time.I suspect this has something to do with a new video card I installed recently. I've had those 3 problems a bit before, but they are occurring much more frequently with the new card, and the random freezing thing is something new. So perhaps I installed it incorrectly, or its in some way not compatible with my system? I don't know, thats why I come here to ask you guys, any ideas whats going on?Video Card : Nvidia GeForce FX 5200**Might be worth noting that I did not purchase this hardware, it was given to me by a friend, therefor I have no documentation or disc with it**Misc System... Read more

Answer:Computer dies during game, also sometimes freezes randomly

If it is a used card i would install it in another machine....same symptoms and the card is dying....

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As the title says, my mouse stops working for a couple of seconds and then starts working perfectly again. It mainly happens when I am playing BF3, the game freezes for a second, then I hear the usb-removal sound Windows makes and the game unfreezes but the mouse is dead, then game freezes again for a second and mouse starts working. During the moment mouse is dead all other USB connected things works, only mouse that dies.
It has happened a few times before when im not in any game.

Why is this happening? I have never had any problem with this before.
I have tried putting my mouse a different USB port and it helped for a day or two and then it happened again.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
i5 2500k
GTX 580 Twin Frozr II

Answer:Mouse randomly dies for a couple of seconds

I have had this same problem a few months ago. Although it happened with my mouse and keyboard simultaneously. My main harddrive was going bad. I replaced it and have not had the problem since. It was rather confusing at first as I had never seen these symptoms before from a bad harddrive.

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I have Lenovo T500 Thinkpad for around one year. The laptop started to die randomly without any notification, no blue screen, no shut down, it just dies as if there is no power to the laptop. First I thought it could be a problem with the battery so I replaced my battery with the battery of another Lenovo T500. Even after that the problem persisted. So I removed the battery and just connected the laptop to AC power. The laptop does not die any more and I didnt face any issues. What could cause a problem like this? Whenever I connect the battery, the battery icon on the task bar says its charging and even if I use the battery alone the laptop works fine for sometime until it dies randomly. Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks

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Hello there,
I've been pondering around this problem for quite a while now and I finally decided to inquire the mighty crowds of computer wisdom i.e. you all

I've had this exact same problem in my previous system (with Windows 7 32-bit and quite a bit different internals) but it wasn't nearly as frequent as it is now (with Windows 7 64-bit and brand new CPU/MB/RAM/GPU) - however, this problem never happened on my previous box while it had Windows XP installed for a short while. Namely, the audio in Windows would stop working at random, every app that uses an audio interface would freeze when attempting to access any sink, I can't change the volume or mute anything, and I cannot even reset the Windows Audio service (reset times out) when that happens - the only solution is to reboot after which everything works just fine. The only difference between my old system and this one is that now I rarely get the reset procedure to 'freeze' on 'explorer.exe - Playing log-off sound...' (requiring to force restart to continue the process), but now it more often hangs at 'Shutting down...' screen requiring a physical restart.

My audio stack consists of the integrated sound (disabled, I don't need it, but in my previous setup it was enabled) and two USB-based sound sinks, namely Logitech Z Cin?ma speakers (Default Device) and Logitech G930 headset (Default Communications Device). Both are connected directly to the motherboard USB ports so it's not a problem with wonky USB hubs.

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Answer:Windows audio randomly dies (probably USB-related)

Hiyya inco and welcome for starters I am definitely no expert mate I run a straight forward Asus Xonar DG card (the Xonar supports 7:1 systems) with my Ivy B with a Logitec Z 506 speaker set up and I have no probs at all, and it is a fairly cheap card at that.
Now I don't know what your audio set up is and it sounds like Ben Hur to me but just as a suggestion why not try a different brand card? I just really like the Asus control module that comes with mine and Asus do a really nice range of sound cards.

I am just getting a gut feeling the Logitec card is not the full dollar.

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my computer will stay on for days, in safe mode. restart it dies in about a minute. whether or not i do anything. this problem has been intermittent, then went away for a few days after a adware scan (?) no idea why. now it is back. can't do anything. this computer was basically new at christmas. only motherboard and memory was re-used. new drive and processor.

it is very frustrating. it used to hang and give me an overlclocking error. i never set the thing to over clock! just standard install of windows 7 64 bit. on restart it just starts up. errors in the events log are "not critical" according to microsoft and web searches. but they happen frequently. mostly about the screensaver, which is now turned off. just standard windows background too.
help please. thanks in advance

Answer:Restart from Safe Mode and computer dies in a minute

Given all of these problems, honestly, you should reset your BIOS or at least your CPU settings and then perform a clean installation of Windows. The adware scan you're unsure of sounds like malware.

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I have had my 3000 N100 Thinkpad for around 2 years now and after a year and a half I realised the Battery was no longer charging, soon after this happened my Laptop would just die randomly, when I say die I mean there is no shutdown screen  it is as iff all power to the p.c. suddenly stopped.At first I though it must be a Virus but after numerous scans and re-installing Windows the problem re-occured, Today I opened the P.C. and checked the fan as I thought maybe it was over heating and eventually giving in, I was relieved to see a load of dust and used the vacumn to clear the fan.I thought that would fix the problem but now if anything it seems worse, I know the battery is dead as the charge level is 0 and the battery indicator on the front of the laptop flashes 5 times organge before disappears completely...In a Final attempt I have disconnected the battery completely and am now running it only on the power adapter, I don't know if this will work but I need to do something...What could cause a problem like this, all of my settings are correct my power settings are set to always on with no hibernation.Any help will be wonderful.Thanks
Moderator Note; PIC warning addedMessage Edited by andyP on 05-07-2008 11:58 AM


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Answer:Computer dies Randomly (Battery also dead) [PICS]

Maybe the battery just went bad. The only way I can think of to test it would be to try the battery in another Lenovo 3000 or to try a new battery in your Lenovo 3000.

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I've had this laptop for about 2 weeks, and have Windows 10.  A couple of days or so ago, I unplugged it and took it into another room to use.  It was on battery at least 6 hours with no problems.  It's been plugged in since then. I just looked at the battery meter and it shows only 35% power remaining.  Why is it not fully recharged by now?

Answer:Aspire E5-575G-5328 randomly dies on battery

Hi,Try a battery calibration, the method is here:

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Yet another problem with my peice of crap i call the "computer".

I got a new monitor at xmas, hoping to solve the problems i was haveing with my old one too no avail however.

Sometimes when im playing games etc it just looses the signal from the computer. Im using a 9800 pro 128MB graphics card, and cant understand why this is happening. The computer is still running fine though. It just wont display anything. Why could this be? I only got the card 3 months ago, it shoudlnt be doing this. It also at random intervals decides to artifact and under both circumstances i have to switch off for a while and wait before it will work again.

Things ive checked.

The card i sseated properly.
uninstalled it and reinstalled it
using latest drivers.
Using Direct X 9c
On board VGA automatically disables when AGP card is plugged in.
when uninstalled it seems to run fine from the motherboard connection (Hence im thinking dodgy card)
The car dis connected to the power supply as is nescessary.

Im totally stumped here. I can live with the situation but its not ideal, especially whe im playing gamesa and it just dies on me. Its as though the card is stopping sending the signal to my monitor.

Could this be a dodgy card? If so who do i contact about it? The place i bought the card from, or the manufacturer??

Any help would be great. Thanks.

Answer:Monitor randomly dies/video card probs

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Also I successfully ran an Aida64 stress test until the battery died normally (it did NOT shut down). Any suggestions on what i should do? Edit: oops i sent this twice by accident


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Answer:Aspire E5-575G-5328 randomly dies on battery

Sorry you are having problems with your Acer E5 laptop. Based on the info provided we recommend the system be checked by the Acer repair location for your region. Please contact Acer from the country list posted at for assistance with this issue.

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I've been having an issue with my X270 laptop since I bought it. The laptop is running Windows 10. What happens is randomly (this can take weeks, or days) the trackpad and pointing stick completely stops working. The only solution is to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them using an external mouse. I've tried various versions of the drivers, including the latest, and it still continues to happen. Any solutions to fix this?

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Any help on what i should do?

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Also I successfully ran an Aida64 stress test until the battery died normally (it did NOT shut down). Any suggestions on what i should do? Edit: oops i sent this twice by accident

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This seems to be a variation on the X-60 problem - twice now my X61 running Vista Business has simply stopped operating (not shut down), while in the midst of normal operations. The screen goes dim (as if it were going into power saver mode while on batteries), then black, with no lights lit - including power. The workaround is to unplug, pull the battery, then re-seat the battery and plug back in. When the workaround is followed, the system powers up normally, advises that there has been an incomplete shutdown, and offers safe mode as a startup option - but starts normally. Any suggestions?

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the last two days my machine has suffered a crash with similar symptoms. First, the display goes blank. I can see some disk activity. This continues for maybe 20-30 seconds and then the machine shuts down. Yesterday, I had to restart the machine twice b/c the first attempt also resulted in a shutdown during the boot process.I thought that perhaps it was an overheating issue, but I'm not convinced of that as today there was nothing obstructing the exhaust vents (though they were a bit dusty).I'm runing windows 7 pro, 64 bit. Have an NVidia card, but I don't know about the details. Where would I find them? Thanks in advance.


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Answer:Thinkpad W510 Display randomly dies and then machine shuts down

If it is a W510, graphics are probably 1GB NVIDIA® Quadro® FX880M.  It is hard to diagnose from a thousand miles away, but my first guess is overheating. I suggest installing TPFancontrol (free) and monitor temperatures.

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Myself, along with a couple of other people on this forum have been experiencing the exact same problem. I also found some other people on other virus help forums who have the same problem as well. This new ?virus? seems to be spreading, and no one seems to know what to do about it. It just started during the beginning of April.

The main problem is that my computer just keeps randomly freezing. It can happen every 10 - 15 minutes or even up to an hour. The computer just freezes and you can?t do anything except for seeing your mouse move around. Ctrl alt delete does nothing at all either. It just locks up and you are forced to manually turn off the computer and restart it. It is extremely frustrating. It all started during the beginning of April where my computer restarted on its own, then it just started freezing up.

I ran several anti virus programs, spy ware removal programs, and an AVG scan and could find nothing of any relevance. I even had a technician come to my house and he couldn?t find anything. He thinks that it?s the memory or ram, but I highly doubt that, my laptop is only like 2 years old.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a new virus I believe and it is driving me insane, thank you!

I have ran a Malware Antimalware Bites scan, AVG, Ad Aware, Spybot, and SUPERAntiSpyware scans, all found nothing.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:31:35 PM, on 4/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (Win... Read more

Answer:Computer keeps freezing randomly, Freezes randomly and forced to restart

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I bought new pc parts this week and also bought Windows 10 Home while I was at it, due to W7 not accepting USB 3.0. But shortly after, I started having bad audio problems when using my headset, which is connected to my motherboard's rear 3.5mm output.

The symptoms consist of:
- The audio cutting out suddenly after just a few minutes of usage, e.g. 30 seconds of youtube, combined with the microphone not picking up any audio.

- Sound panel not responding occassionally or becoming sluggish. Can pop up later when clicking on things like browser tabs.

- High Definition Audio Device disappearing from choosable outputs in the notification area.

- Realtek High Definition Device disappearing from the Device Manager.

- Random pop-ups saying that I've either unplugged an audio device or I've plugged in an audio device multiple times in a row.

- Sound panel showing activity from both random thing I'm playing, and the Test Sound button, but no sound actually playing in the headset.

- Usually the sound cuts out with a small crackle, but other times it's completely silent when it happens. When loading the desktop I can hear some crackling too.

- ARK: Survival Evolved crashing, giving me a memory write error, followed by a notification of a decive being plugged in instantly after.

I've tried:
- Installing the latest drivers through windows update, realtek's latest drivers, motherboard's latest drivers and various .cab updates being rejected because the drivers "are up to date&... Read more

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I've been noticing it for a little while now, but wasn't always sure it was a problem.  Sometimes, I'd be gone for a few days and come home and notice my computer was off or had restarted.  As this sometimes happens at work with software updates, I didn't pay it much attention.  However, there have been a couple of times where I'd be asleep and wake to a bright light and notice my computer restarted itself, after being in sleep mode for a few hours.Earlier this evening, I woke my computer up to look up an address, and while writing something down, my computer monitor went black, then bluescreened, then restarted.  At that point I came here and went through the beginning processes located here:,46313.0.htmlNow the end of that page is a little contradictory about copy/pasting logs or attaching them, so I'm not sure what method you'd prefer.  I'm going to attach them for now.  I apologize if I misread the instructions.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Computer will randomly restart itself, sometimes bluescreening before restart

Is there some reason you suspect malware? If not, please follow the instructions below and I'll move this to a more appropriate area on the forum. And by the way, we do prefer cut and paste to attachments - thanks:Download BlueScreenView: downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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I've been noticing it for a little while now, but wasn't always sure it was a problem.  Sometimes, I'd be gone for a few days and come home and notice my computer was off or had restarted.  As this sometimes happens at work with software updates, I didn't pay it much attention.  However, there have been a couple of times where I'd be asleep and wake to a bright light and notice my computer restarted itself, after being in sleep mode for a few hours.Earlier this evening, I woke my computer up to look up an address, and while writing something down, my computer monitor went black, then bluescreened, then restarted.  At that point I came here and went through the beginning processes located here:,46313.0.htmlNow the end of that page is a little contradictory about copy/pasting logs or attaching them, so I'm not sure what method you'd prefer.  I'm going to attach them for now.  I apologize if I misread the instructions.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Computer will randomly restart itself, sometimes bluescreening before restart

Is there some reason you suspect malware? If not, please follow the instructions below and I'll move this to a more appropriate area on the forum. And by the way, we do prefer cut and paste to attachments - thanks:Download BlueScreenView: downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Question: hard drive dies

I have a new asrock motherboard and have tried to install a 80 gig western digital drive in it.After installed the drive just died no power.I rtied another new 80 gig western digital drive and it died after partition same thing no power extremely hot to.I put a seagate 40 gig in and partitioned and installed os and it is working great. Do you think the 80 gigs were defective? they were both new out of the pack that day.what are the odds of 2 drives screwing up back to back?

Answer:hard drive dies

Probabaly a bad batch. If the seagate is working & you didn't cause anything to kill them RMA them both.

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the Hard drive on my HP pc  cuts off before the system can boot up. I get the option of whether or not to start the computer in safe mode and once I get to the loading screen the hard drive begins to blink and beep and cuts off. I have tried disconnecting everything from the back of the hard drive except the power cord and the same thing happened. Any suggestions??

Answer:Hard drive dies during boot

Without knowing more details of your system only a general answer can be given.It would seem that you are sure the problem is with the drive. Te most conservative thing to do at this point would be to get another drive as a spare. It would not have to be a new drive, just one that works good and has enough space for your needs.Then you would gently remove the old drive and replace it with the new one. Of course, you would have to install the Windows system onto the new drive. If all goes will, it would tend to approve that there was a  problem with the drive.Here is a link. Replacing a Hard Drive this helps.

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EDIT: This thread has become a troubleshooting thread for a computer repair, it is not all about a dead harddrive. please visit the latest post for the most recent activity.

My mom called me up Sunday night saying that when she turned her computer on, a “non-system disk or disk error” message came up. Thinking that she had left a floppy in the drive, I asked her to remove it. She said there was no floppy and that the computer was singing. She placed the phone next to the computer case and dos speaker was chirping.

It made 3 tones. “duu daa dee” following the third note, the hard drive made an awful grinding noise. This would repeat itself every 15 seconds.

The next morning I go over to see what I can do. I take the hard drive out and slave it to another computer. Even as a slave it still chirps and grinds.

After I pay attention to the boot-screen I noticed that there was no slave drive listed. So, power was getting to the HD and the HD was trying to operate(as far as I gather) but the computer didn’t know that it was there.

I put a new hard drive into the system, installed windows and got everything working. I left for a few hours when I came back, for no good reason the computer wouldn't boot. It gets about 3 or 4 seconds into the windows loading screen, then you see a small blip of the “Blue Screen of Death” then the computer restarts.

1: Does the system have a virus... Read more

Answer:Life sucks, then your hard drive dies.

any ideas?

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My Yoga 11s shuts down without any warning when it's plugged in. It may operate for a few or several minutes but will always eventually shut off--completely, almost violently and requires a reboot. This issue only occurs when plugged in. No problems with sudden shut down when running on battery power. The battery fully charges without issue when closed and not in use. I have been just making sure I keep it charged and use it unplugged. However use often extends beyond the battery life. The random and persistent shut off has become extremely frustrating.  What is the problem? Any solutions or ideas?

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I own an Inspiron 7520. Got it in 2012 and it was a very good machine. Then the hard drive completely died this month. I had previously created a image recovery on a USB flash disk which now I know it is completely useless. Can't do anything with it on a new hard drive.
And then, I tried to download my original drivers and original OS iso from Dell's page. I simply CAN'T download the OS iso to reinstall my system (I always get the infamous message: Recovery image not available for your Service Tag. Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not available for the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service Tag or contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance). How am I supposed to do????
Please answer in dummy language, I'm no tech geek here. Thank you very much!

Answer:Image recovery - what to do when your hard drive dies?

You will need to purchase the Windows disk from the link below.\
Windows Restore Disk

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My dad has expensive construction software that he needs on a day to day basis, but his laptop is dying and very slow. Currently his laptop runs Vista x86, and I wanted to give him my laptop that runs 7 x64. Could I swap the hard drives so that its an easy transition, or would that not work? Thanks for any input and suggestions.

Answer:Hard drive from one comp work in another comp like it did before?

"his laptop is dying and very slow"

that might mean his hard drive is bad, or that he has too many programs/malware installed, in which case you would not want to put his drive in your laptop.

But to answer your question, it depends on how different the chipset drivers are between the two machines. But if you have the win7 x64 install dvd, you should be able to do a repair install if windows is not able to boot after switching hard drives.

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Question: comp Won't restart

I just recently built a new comp for the first time, and installed Vista Premium as my OS. I am really enjoying vista, (although it did take me 4 hours to fix an aero problem) but my comp does seem to have one major problem with vista. I can't seem to restart the computer consistently. If I hit restart then the monitor goes black, but the computer stays on. Sometimes it does restart if I wait for about ten minutes, but the majority of the time it doesn't restart at all. It shuts down and starts up just fine, but won't restart. (I do seem to have better luck if I hit the restart button on the case instead of using the start bar, but it still isn't consistant.

any ideas?

Answer:comp Won't restart

how old is your computer ?
how old is the BIOS version?
maybe you don't have support on the BIOS for vista.

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Question: comp won't restart

hey guys, i'm having some problems with my comp. whenever i restart my comp it takes me on average to get the comp to post and boot. usually it just gives me a black screen and doesn't do anything. i have to turn it off and wait for a minute, then turn it on and hopefully if i'm lucky it'll boot properly. sometimes it freezes during the windows setup. yeserday when i was installing suse 9.1 pro, it took me at least 15 tries to get it to properly install. it was almost impossible to get it to boot off the cd, and a few times when i finally got into the setup, it would freeze and force me to restart the comp and therefore to restart the setup.

anyone know what's wrong with it? it's a big pita to spend 5+ minutes everytime trying to get the comp to boot. when i'm in windows or in linux it works perfectly; no slow-downs or anything.


Answer:comp won't restart

Try updating chipset and your bios - worth a shot.

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Question: comp won't restart

My laptop wont restart, the logging off screen remains on indefinitely. How to fix?

Answer:comp won't restart

Please check if you have any active tasks running and unplug all external devices while you attempt restart.
Also run the command 'powercfg -requests' ( '-' may be replaced by '/' )after closing down all tasks. What does the report show?
When did the issue start to occur and what modifications have you done before it that may have caused this?
What security software do you use?
Is there any windows 'event viewer' entries related to this?

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Question: Comp restart

I'm haveing a problem downloading the patch from World of Warcraft. When i begin the download i get about 5 to 10 % into it and my comp will restart. I ve been playing it for 2 years now and never had a problem before. I checked my event viewer and this is what it says.....

The COM+ Event System failed to fire the ConnectionMade method on subscription {62BB2A8A-1163-46658266-5120774BFF02}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}. The subcriber returned HRESULT 80004001...

Does anyone know if this is a prob with my comp or something with Blizzard. I don t have problems with anyother game just World of Warcraft. Thanks for your time

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Question: Comp REstart

My computer will randomly restart and when it does it comes up with a windows has created a long of this serious error. The error is
C:\DOCUME~1\Kyle\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER2.tmp.dir00\sysd ata.xml
I even reformated my whole computer yesterday cause it was doing the same thing, anyone know any reason why it is doin this.

Answer:Comp REstart

You reformatted and it's still doing that? Odd. I'm not sure what's going on.

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This question has been asked by countless people, and the Internet is filled with a wild array of answers.
If you bought an HP system many years ago, and it came with Windows XP, and you have the re-installation disc, if your system dies or needs to be recommissioned because it's unreliable, can't you use the re-installation disc to install the OS onto the new system? I've heard some limitations are involved but I don't know fact from fiction on these:
1. You can reinstall only IF you upgrade the system with the same motherboard because the key for the install is tied to the serial number of the motherboard.
2. You can reinstall only if you move the hard drive of the old system to the new one (which for me would be impossible because the old drive is IDE and the new one is SATA).
3. You can reinstall only if the new computer is a model from the same vendor (e.g., if you have the reinstall disc for a Dell computer it will only work in another Dell computer).
4. If you call MS customer support and explain that your system's motherboard has died they will "reactivate" the license for you on the new system.
5. You can't do it in any scenario because your EULA will state that you agreed to install the OS on the one computer and agreed it would not be used on another system.
Anybody have any definitive answers on this issue?

Answer:T or F: Your OEM license for Windows XP dies when your system dies.

True...simple answer to your topic title.

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Hi guys,

I'm new here, so hi all

So anyhow, here's my problem - I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that has been giving me some problems of late, where the laptop dies off a few seconds after booting up. I first tried System Restore and it died on me, so I just booted into Safe Mode and changed some settings in msconfig. It came back to normal temporarily but everytime I scheduled a disk check or attempt to System Restore again, it will just black out.

So I did a PC check and diagnostics and it said that my HDD had failed. So in all fairness, I bought a new HDD and put it in. With the new HDD in, it gives me the message "No boot sector on internal hard drive". Now, thats not actually an error so I put my Vista installation DVD. As the files load, my laptop blacks out -- yet again. Can anyone help? Thanks.

Answer:New hard disk installed but laptop still dies off everytime it boots up

Remove the battery and only use the AC adapter. Does the laptop still shut down?

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Specs -

Windows 7 64 bit
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
4 gbs of ram
I built the computer myself and feel confident to handle most things.

Over the past month, my computer has been locking up after 15 min or so.
It started mostly while playing games but happens during non graphic intense stuff like surfing the web.
If the computer is cold (didn't try to use it for over a day) it will start, load Windows and works great for 15 minutes or so. Then it just stops. Sometimes it BSODs, sometimes it just locks up and doesn't restart. Other times, it stops sending information to the monitor.

At this point, when I try to power off and on the computer a few different things have happened.
1) Freezes on the Bios screen
2) Computer turns on and fans spin but there's no other noise like the hard drive. No information sent to the monitor.
3) Gets past the bios screen but locks up on a black screen with a blinking cursor.
4) tries to load windows but freezes in the process. It froze during Windows updates, for example.

I have done some things but am lost as to what is next. Here's what I've tried -

reinstalled Win 7
Swapped video card... Read more

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i have a very annoying problem

when i turn my computer on it will run fine for around 30 mins and then it starts freezing every 2 seconds. It becomes responsive for 2 then unresponsive for 2 seconds. This happens until i restart my computer and it fixes the problem for another 30 minutes...

I have reinstalled windows xp but this has not fixed it.

CPU: intel e6750
RAM: 3GB (1GB stick + 2GB stick)
motherboard: ASUS p5k-se
graphics: geforce 8400 gs

if you know a solution i would greatly appreciate your help

Answer:comp freezes after a while and need to restart

Could be hardware problem, overheating, fans, etc.
I see you have a 1GB ram and a 2GB Ram, did you recently add rams? and which one?

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Okay, I just installed a new mobo and p4 processor in my comp. I took all the wires out of the machine and re-wired everything. I also re-wired all the "little" cords on the bottom-right of the mobo like the power LED connector, IR connector, System speaker, and all of that. Now, for some reason my computer's restart button on the case wont work. It doesnt matter wether I press it once, or hold it in for 5 minutes, it still wont work. Could the problem be that I didn't wire it correctly?

Thanks for your time.

Answer:Solved: Can't Restart Comp

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sometimes wen im browsing the net my comp just reeboots i send the error report and it says its my modem so i reeboted and it was fine for a few days and then it done it again ! and also i keep getting virtual memory low ????

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:56:30, on 23/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\shannons stuff\internet\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\hijack\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://bigbrot... Read more

Answer:[Solved] Why does comp restart ?

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I would like to be able to restart my computer to make it the way it was yesterday, or perhaps is there an "undo" button of sorts for Windows actions in general?

Here is my problem: I have about 7,000 music files on my computer and just got a portable mp3 player. I opened all my music into the new software (Creative MediaSource Player) that came with the player. There was some sort of option that I chose that I think said for it to revert all the files to their original names when i originally ripped them. Since I have renamed probably at least 3/4 of them, it will be a major pain to simply manually do all the work i have done over the past few months to rename them all again. I would just like to sort-of "undo" my mistake of making the names all change.

Answer:Can I restart my comp from yesterday?

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i had 2 users on my computer but i deleted one of them and now just have the one(administrator). but when i boot the comp it boots to the log on screen for the one user instead of just straight away starting windows. how on earth do i change this, i cant see anything in user profiles.

Answer:log on screen when restart comp

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Today I just got a bunch of new computer parts to upgrade my computer
Phenom x4 9850
4GB dual channeling 800mhz RAM
MSI k9A2 Platinum Motherboard
630 Watt PSU

I Have a hard drive that is fairly recent that I'm trying to install windows onto, problem is when it goes to say boot from Disc the computer restarts.
I tried another hard drive with the same result, I also tried to boot from a disc called Spinrite (HDD repair program) which worked and no restarting until i tried to run a quick repair on the hard drive, then it restarted, but it doesn't seem to be a heat related issue, i have a Thermaltake Big typhoon IV i think, one of those typhoon series.. So i'm not sure what is wrong, but any ideas would be very appreciated.. this is irritating thanks in advance

Edit: I have realized that when hitting the reset button on my tower that after I press any button to load the CD the computer restarts, but if I turn the computer off and restart it with the normal power button, I can begin to load the CD but it will restart sometime after loading the disc
Also I tried doing the beginning installation of Vista 64 on another computer and completing it with the new computer, but while loading the installed files to complete the installation it restarts.
Also my CD/DVD and my Hard drive are IDE
Some more ideas:
Going try finishing the installation on the other computer then moving the drive
Going to try a BIOS update

Answer:Comp restart at boot from CD

Never install Windows on another computer and swap drives unless each computer is 100% identical in respect of all hardware.

Satisfy yourself completely that the CPU has a good thermal bond with the HS/fan unit, and that you have either used a thermal transfer pad or thermal coupling compound, if you get a restart half way through a BIOS update, the thing may be toast. Highly unlikely to be a BIOS issue.

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my san andreas restarsts my pc after about 3-4 minutes of play

i thought it was my gfx card(geforce 4 mx) but i also tried a different verto card but kinda same prob
my pc specs r on my pro

o i also tried to put sa-mp on but dident work cuz i got 2.0


Answer:gta-sa comp restart error

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BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : A87C9C0B BCP3 : A4ADF72C
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

Does anyone know what does it mean??

Answer:Comp restart and i was given this error

Was it a one time error, or does it happen every time you boot up? If it was a one time thing, don't worry about it.

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I was surfing the web and the computer just randomly slowing down so I opened task manager and seen a new program running. It's name is wJQs.exe. I looked on google what it was and everywhere ways it is malware, I found where it was and it is located at C:\Users\Tyer\AppData\Local\Temp. AVG scan didnt find anything and im running Spybot search and destory at the moment. Can anybody help me get rid of this?

Edit:Spybot just finished, Said nothing found.

Edit2:Dled Malwarebytes' and ran a quick scan and full scan, Nothing found..
Edit3:Scanned with, Sure enough it was infected:Service load: 0% 100%

File: wJQs.exe
Status: INFECTED/MALWARE (Note: this file has been scanned before. Therefore, this file's scan results will not be stored in the database)
MD5: f43f541a87a20b49c5263c666ac19f9f
Packers detected: -

Scanner results
Scan taken on 06 Dec 2008 21:12:54 (GMT)
A-Squared Found nothing
AntiVir Found TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen
ArcaVir Found Heur.W32
Avast Found nothing
AVG Antivirus Found nothing
BitDefender Found nothing
ClamAV Found nothing
CPsecure Found nothing
Dr.Web Found nothing
F-Prot Antivirus Found nothing
F-Secure Anti-Virus Found Trojan-Downloader:W32/Agent.IEB
G DATA Found nothing
Ikarus Found nothing
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Found nothing
NOD32 Found nothing
Norman Virus Control Found W32/Smalltroj.JBST
Panda Antivirus Found nothing
Sophos Antivirus Found Mal/... Read more

Answer:Comp just randomly freezing Works best at finding and removing the malware when scan is run in SAFE MODE AFTER INSTALLING.Download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free from the link above.* Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation. * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.* If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update thedefinitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates".* Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.* Click the "General and Startup" tab, and underStart-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.* Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under ScannerOptions, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):o Close browsers before scanning.o Scan for tracking cookies.o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.* Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".* Launch the program and back on the ma... Read more

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Well my computer freezes randomly as of late and it just freezes then i have to restart... but when i do this... the screen doesnt show up on the monitor and says " power saving mode " ... then i have to press the restart button a few times to get it showing up again...

i also have a problem where when i put a CD in to my CDdrive the comp restarts...

so im assuming my PSU (which is 350watt) is the verdict here because not enough power supplied? Also i downloaded the program to check my cpu temperature... and its on around 48-50


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My computer suddenly restarts. I sent an error message to *the super special awesome windows help system* but it didn't help me at all. happens just randomly sometimes, sometimes when i'm opening a program.Any idea as to how I can get more information or solvve the problem?

Answer:Comp Randomly Restarting...

Maybe it your psu or power supply, try leaving it on for a while letting it restart for about 5 mins sometimes as they reset when they're cold.

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I have an older Dell comp that is running Windows XP version 5.1.2600. It seems to be crashing randomly. I have been combing over the event logs and can't really pin point what is happening. I have received 2 different sets of error codes. Is there a site where I can find out what these numbers refer to? I am pretty decent at trouble shooting but other than thinking the power supply might be going I am stuck. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

Error code 1:

BCCODE: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: F7B77343
BCP4: F78CE834
Product: 256_1

Error code 2

BCCODE: 10000050
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 80551211
BCP4: 00000000
OSVer: 5_1_2600

Answer:My comp is randomly crashing

Go here and post the results of the memory and hard drive tests:

Learn how to attach any minidumps you find. You may have to zip them to attach them properly. Also, make sure that the insides are clean and that all fans are free from dust and spinning normally

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Within the last month my computer has began to randomly shut off. The screen just goes blank and the computer totally shuts down, not even restarting. After it had crashed, I cant turn it back on without unplugging it for a few seconds and then trying it again. It seem to do it most when i am playing video games, but it has occured outside of them. I have scanned it over and over for any viruses or spyware and there are none.

I was thinking that it could be my psu but i am not sure, it is only about 3 months old. link

Please Help!

Answer:Comp Randomly Shuts Off

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hey guys Im here looking for some help. my comp just shuts off at any time, its been happening for a while now. I had XP running now upgrade to vista ultimate, I have a ASUS Mobo with an athlon xp 2800+, 2 512 RAM sticks and a 160GB HDD. I've switched the PSU, I just bought a new heat sink for CPU, got nothing nothing. Now it comes on for the first time then it shutoff after like 3mins then vista doesnt even fully stat up before it shutsdown every other time. Before WIndows didnt say why its doing it but now since upgraded to vista its saying that it could be bad drivers for the video card (which is intergrated) or the video card itself. I was considering installing an AGP video card but I wondered if windows is wrong I dont want to spend the money if its not the video card. any1 have a clue as what could be the problem? I have ran many apps to check the temp of the cpu, and the mobo. I tried an app for fan speed, I got the drivers from VIA website. I'm thinking about upgrade but I need to resolve this issue soon until I can upgrade the mobo itself.

Answer:My Comp Shuts off randomly

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Comp shuts down after awhile and many other things.

thx for any help

Answer:Comp shutting down randomly

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My PC is doing the strangest thing lately. It randomly freezes (often lately), with no BSOD's or anything of the sort. Mouse becomes unresponsive, nothing works at all (Task Manager, etc). I re-installed Vista in hopes that that would solve the problem, but even in my clean install it still occurs. This is leading me to believe that there is some sort of physical hardware problem. What could it be? Graphics card? Air supply/ventilation? Power supply?

Thanks in advance!

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I read the other thread with computer freezing problems, and it's not related.

The problem is the following:

On April 27, my computer installed a windows update which I didn't notice. I turned on my computer and after 5 minutes of it being turned on, it froze.

I tried to system restore and noticed there was a windows update, so I tried to restore to a point before the windows update, but it didn't let me. Once in the screen with my background and all that, it freezes after 5-10 minutes of being turned on. It freezes even faster when either my msn or firefox is running.

On a side note: Most of the times when I install a windows update, something happens.
For example, Windows Vista Package 2 Update. I updated my computer, and before it started up, it stopped loading the screen where I input my password, a black screen appeared. But this one could be solved with system restore.

As I mentioned above, system restore is not helping this time. I already backuped my main files, in case the solution is to format it to its factory shipped state.

In case that's the solution, I have lost my discs.. How do I format it back without the discs?

Any help on what to do is appreciated.

Answer:My comp randomly freezes.. please help

I'm not sure what update it might be; the latest one on my Vista Home Premium 32-bit is dated April 14.

At any rate, have you tried uninstalling it in Control Panel > Programs and Features (View Installed Updates)?


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OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? windows 7 64
? 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) 1 year
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 year, no reinstallation

? CPU: i3 3220
? Video Card: onboard
? MotherBoard: asus p8z77 lx
? Power Supply - brand & wattage: ocz z-series 550w

I have recently started getting whole system freezes again that require the use of the power button to reset the comp from. Had this trouble before randomly roughly every 2-3 months between bouts of it. Originally I suspected chrome was causing it as it was always while watching youtube vids on chrome, I switched to firefox which seemed fine but that recently started acting a bit laggy and not always loading properly on youtube despite clearing the cache and such. I decided to uninstall and reinstall chrome and give that a try, was working ok for about a week then chrome started loading pages slower. The next day the comp froze up while using chrome again with youtube vids playing. I checked my graphic drivers and they are up to date, flash version is current. The only area that seems to have a discrepancy is the audio drivers, I use realtek ones that i got from the asus website, the last driver update they had was december 2012, the realtek site has drivers from november 2013 but not sure which on... Read more

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I just bought a new monitor, keyboard, and mouse and set up a workstation for my laptop. But now my computer will randomly completely freeze, and i will have to restart manually. Here is the seems different:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:15:49 PM, on 11/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
D:\Program Files\RAM Defragmenter\FreeRAM XP Pro 1.40.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messe... Read more

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