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Computer shutdown this computer will go no farther than saying across the blac screen General Protection Fault... What do I do?

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Reinstall windows,use repair if you want to keep previous data but I would choose fresh copy(both options take about the same time)so may as well have fresh clean copy.

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Press R to repair when instructed.
Press 1 or Enter to repair the C:\Windows folder.
Then type chkdsk /r and then press Enter.
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This fault can arise from any number of scenarios. You need to specify what you did prior to the onset of the message. To attempt a solution, you may want to

1. uninstall any software that put it prior to the problem.
2. scan your system for spyware, rootkits, viruses. No telling what these malicious codes can do.

For further information please visit the Wikipedia link:


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The monitor is probably on protection.

To start unplug monitor from power and from computer and test computer with different monitor to find out if it is monitor or computer fault.

If it is computer fault and no video signal , then test:

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  • Video adapter on PC (sometimes integrated on motherboard)
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If it is monitor fault , then the monitor is on protection.

When on protection you keep having a flashing led on front of the monitor , and monitor turning off by itself after a while, that indicates a fault condition.

The flashing light indicates a diagnostic state called protection.
When the Monitor goes on protection there are only two possible causes.

1The internal circuits are jammed because of electrostatic charges accumulating on capacitors, or because of a wrong voltage read by the main chip on your monitor controller board. this started the protection circuit.

2 The protection circuit detected a wrong voltage or a broken contact, identified an internal fault and kicked in , starting the flashing light.

If you are in situation one, then the monitor will reset just unplugging power cord for one or two hours,sometimes even minutes.

If you are in situation 2 , then there is an internal fault.

Common faults that can occurr are a blown capacitor on power board, faulty inverter board, faulty input board, or a fault on LCD Digital Controller board.

Check also the video cable or any external connection cable, if the cable is shorting, or the connector is bad, you can get same flashing statebecause of the video cable.

Try moving the video cable, and if the cable is not built in, then also try a replacement cable.

If under warranty contact the manufacturer ringing the number on the user manual

If you want to repair at your own expenses, just locate any good qualified repairer.

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You probably should get a new HD like 24 seven mentioned. It's your best bet. But youo should try to get like a 10GB HD off Ebay just to test. If it works from there, Get whatever size HD you want.

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