Question about Sony VAIO VGC-RB42G PC Desktop

1 Answer

I think my motherboard needs replaced.

My computer is freezing up randomly. In games, on the web, while doing nothing. It is also randomly having problems recognizing usb drives, SD drives, Compact Flash drives, etc. I need to re-boot several times before Windows finally opens up.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Sony Master
  • 13,433 Answers


First I would suggest you test all your memory
Heres a program for that

You will need to burn the Iso to a cd, let me know if you need help with that.

Stress your memory for a hour or as long as you wish with this tool and see if errors come up?

You possibly have

  • Faulty memory Or
  • Faulty powersupply Or
  • Faulty motherboard
Theres also bootcd with multiple programs you can use to test your hardware

Posted on Jan 12, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is my computer randomly freezing at east once a day?

Most likely you have swollen capaciters on your motherboard. They are the round barrel components and look at the top of them to see if they are bulging and not flat. If so they need replaced. Or replace your motherboard.
If you think its software download free cleaner its a great malware and software program to keep your system running top notch. Also make sure your drivers are up to date. Also uninstall all programs you dont need or use first. Hope this helps.

Sep 05, 2014 | HP TouchSmart 320-1050 20" All-in-One...

1 Answer

My computer freezes randomly

Hi Petter,

Does the system freeze when you start the computer.
It could be a program that is causing the system to freeze.

1. You Could disable a few startup items like messanger by going to
Start->run->msconfig and click on startup items and disable all and check if the system's performance is better.

Please refer the following MS article if you need clarification

2. If this does not solve your issue, uninstall unused programs in your add/remove programs.

3. Perform a disk cleanup following the steps in the below article.

This should help you fix the issue, if you still have problems feel free to post.

May 03, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a noise coming from the computer. a buzzing noise.

If it's a high pitch noise, then you've (probably) experienced some instability like random freezing, random shutdown, or the picture gets distorted, then you're definitely going to face a graphics card failure. The solution is to either get a replacement motherboard, or perform a reflow of the graphics chip using a hot air gun.
The best course of action is to just use the laptop while it lasts, and then when it breaks down to do the chip reflow. This is of course, assuming that the computer is out of warranty. If it's still under warranty, back up your data, and send it off to a HP repair center and insist that they replace the motherboard because it suffers from a graphics chip failure. You can also tell them about the hissing noise and about your (probable) sudden freezeups of the laptop while playing a game or a movie.

If this post was helpful please vote with a Thumb Up. This helps me keep on helping others. Thanks.

Jan 19, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv6830US Notebook

1 Answer

My computer randomly freezes, whether I'm playing a game, downloading, surfing the web, or doing nothing at all. The problem started when I accidentally left my computer on for 2 weeks straight while I...

Its of because the invalid keys are in ur registry that interrupted ur game path that's y its gives this error use some registry cleaner like reginout it will fix ur problem and ur games start working fine.

Aug 31, 2010 | Gateway FX4710-UB003A Core 2 Quad Q9300...

1 Answer

When i play a game on my xbox 360 the screen will freeze at a random time, sometimes half way through the game, sometimes when i turn the xbox on, sometimes when the game is loading. it makes a strange...

This is a problem with the gpu (graphics chip) the console will need stripping down and new thermal paste applied or the motherboard needs re-balling. sorry but there is no real quick fix for this.
Hope this helps.

Jan 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Freezes randomly constantly

your about to get the red ring of death

Sep 28, 2009 | Bethesda Softworks Fallout 3 for Xbox 360

1 Answer

Computer crashes while playing games

try update your VGA drivers in the nvidia support page, or using software "drivers detective" or etc.
if its not work, u have to check your video card, maybe overheat..
or u can try to format your OS, it can be some support files are missing or corrupted....
or the last one, your VGA card is broken or maybe does not compatible with the motherboard u used...check the specification of it, whether the game, VGA, or motherboard u used

May 30, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Random Shutdown and Beeping

i think your game's graphic need more shared memory.

go to your biops setup and shared more memory in advancedd option.

then start your sys i think your pro is solved.

Mar 23, 2008 | SuperMicro PDSLE (PDSLEB) Motherboard

1 Answer


there must be problem with the agp card. please check whether the card is getting heated. if not replace the card and check out

Oct 04, 2007 | ASUS A8N-VM Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony VAIO VGC-RB42G PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

89 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18420 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Sony Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides