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Frequent resets my computer frenquently rests itself sometimes... I tried to cool it up a little more and even cleaned it's dust but it keeps doing it... what could it be?

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    Matthew Haynie May 11, 2010

    At one part I see "rests" and at another I see "resets". Do you mean that it is turning itself off for a few moments, then turning back on, or do you mean that it is going to sleep a lot (little green light turns yellow/orange)?

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Hi

check your ram try onther ram.
check your power cable ,main power supply earhing problem , smps supply.
clen your proceessor case.
also scan for viruses with avast , quick heal and symantec update definition.

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Laptop keeps overheating and shutting down even with cooling pad.


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.
Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.
Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.
Reseat the memory modules.
You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.
Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0Qd_3wFWM
There is a connection problem such as a bad cable

Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty.
Although it would be very rare for the sata lead to be faulty.
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty
Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


also
Your laptop's cooling system consists of a cooling fan and a heat sink, which is a metal plate with a copper pipe extending out of it.
When your cooling fan goes bad, it causes your CPU, or processor, to overheat, which can cause irreparable damage to your laptop's motherboard.
In most cases, your cooling system can be prepared by simply cleaning out the cooling fan assembly. It's for this reason that regular cleaning and maintenance of your cooling system is instrumental to the life of your laptop.

Turn off your laptop and disconnect the power cable.
Disconnect any other cables or external devices and close the LCD panel until it latches shut. Place the laptop face-down and remove the battery pack from its compartment.
Place the laptop face-up, then open the LCD panel.
Pry up the keyboard bezel from the laptop with a flat-head screwdriver.
The keyboard bezel sits between the keyboard and the LCD assembly.
Remove the bezel and set it aside.


Remove the Phillips-head screws securing the keyboard to the laptop base.
These screws are usually located beneath the keyboard bezel.
Some laptop models secure the keyboard to the laptop casing from the bottom.
Those screws are usually located either inside the battery compartment or on either side of the RAM module compartment.
Additionally, some laptop keyboards are secured by retaining tabs located behind the top row of keys on the keyboard.

Lift the keyboard out of its compartment and place it face-down over the palm rest.
Use a small flat-head screwdriver to disengage the black tabs on either side of the keyboard ribbon cable where it connects to the motherboard.
Disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard, and then remove the keyboard from the laptop.

Remove the Phillips-head screws from the motherboard/CPU cover or EMI shield.
The EMI shield is metal plate covering that protects the motherboard and CPU assembly.
Remove the EMI shield from the laptop and set it aside.
Some laptop models do not have an EMI shield.

Remove the Phillips-head screws securing the cooling fan to the motherboard.
Disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard and lift it out of the laptop assembly.

Wipe dust off of the cooling fan assemblies exterior with a soft cloth or paper towel.
Blow the dust out of the fan with a can of compressed gas duster.
Use a small paint brush to remove the dust from deep inside the cooling fan.
Work under good lighting so you can visibly see the interior of the fan.

Repeat steps one through six in reverse order to re-assemble the laptop.
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The computer restarted itself and is stuck at the reboot screen & is hung up with the last line stating "updating escd..._. I tried to turn off and on and it is still there


This problem can occur for many different reasons.
  • Loose hardware components or cables
  • BIOS is not communicating properly with operating system
  • Failed hard drive or other hardware
First make sure any external drives and USB devices are unplugged from your computer and then try to restart it. Next I would suggest you open up the side panel of your computer. Usually if you are facing the back of your computer there will be 2 to 4 screws running up the right side edge that hold the side panel on. After removing the screws the panel should slide off. WARNING: Be very careful whenever working with the internal hardware. Make sure the computer is powered off and unplugged. When working inside a computer there is a chance of static discharge which can ruin the inner parts of your computer. It is best to first touch a metal portion of the outer computer case before reaching inside. To be extra safe you could buy an "ESD bracelet" from ebay but I have never found it necessary. Once you have the computer open look for excess dust. Dust can wreak havoc on computers but has to be cleaned carefully (I would NOT use a vacuum cleaner) A low pressure stream of compressed air or a swab with a little bit of alcohol is a good way to clean dust from your computer. Be careful not to knock anything loose. Next look for any loose or out of place parts or cables. A common cause for the ESCD error is a loose pci card. While you have the computer open you can reset the BIOS. MY GUESS IS THAT RESETTING THE BIOS WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM. Most computers have a small flat battery on the motherboard. It looks kind of like an oversized watch battery. This battery powers the BIOS memory so to reset the BIOS you can pull the battery out for about 30 seconds and then replace it. If your motherboard does not have a battery you will have to look up your computer or motherboard model and how to reset the BIOS.For more help or info on computer related problems you can visit DigiBalm.com.

Feb 08, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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WONT REBOOT UPDATING ESCD


This problem can occur for many different reasons.
  • Loose hardware components or cables
  • BIOS is not communicating properly with operating system
  • Failed hard drive or other hardware
First make sure any external drives and USB devices are unplugged from your computer and then try to restart it. Next I would suggest you open up the side panel of your computer. Usually if you are facing the back of your computer there will be 2 to 4 screws running up the right side edge that hold the side panel on. After removing the screws the panel should slide off. WARNING: Be very careful whenever working with the internal hardware. Make sure the computer is powered off and unplugged. When working inside a computer there is a chance of static discharge which can ruin the inner parts of your computer. It is best to first touch a metal portion of the outer computer case before reaching inside. To be extra safe you could buy an "ESD bracelet" from ebay but I have never found it necessary. Once you have the computer open look for excess dust. Dust can wreak havoc on computers but has to be cleaned carefully (I would NOT use a vacuum cleaner) A low pressure stream of compressed air or a swab with a little bit of alcohol is a good way to clean dust from your computer. Be careful not to knock anything loose. Next look for any loose or out of place parts or cables. A common cause for the ESCD error is a loose pci card. While you have the computer open you can reset the BIOS. MY GUESS IS THAT RESETTING THE BIOS WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM. Most computers have a small flat battery on the motherboard. It looks kind of like an oversized watch battery. This battery powers the BIOS memory so to reset the BIOS you can pull the battery out for about 30 seconds and then replace it. If your motherboard does not have a battery you will have to look up your computer or motherboard model and how to reset the BIOS.For more help or info on computer related problems you can visitDigiBalm.com.

Feb 08, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows keeps shutting down unexpectedly


Your computer is overheating, it is shutting itself down to prevent damage to the internal components.

Your computer should be serviced by a computer technician. He/she will clean the components and chassis of dust. This will increase airflow over the components, meaning your system will be stable and will not shut down unexpectedly.

Take care!
damnor01

Apr 28, 2012 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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My computer keeps turning off i not sure what happening with it my hard drvie is fine and power supply but you see the fan that keeps it cool well i don't know but the cpu is a hp with window 7 and...


do you mean 1gb of ram.no this is not a ram issue ,sounds more like overheating or cpu fan is failing.how old is pc and have you clean the fans since owning it.Its a common problem .where do you keep your pc tower ,if on the floor then you may find your fans for your cpu,power,graphic are coated in dust,and you may find your fans are overheat due to the weight add and no Im not joking .try clean your fans and cpu cooler fins.don't use a vacuum cleaner like some people do as you can damage your chip-sets on your motherboard .buy a can of compressed air from pc store and make shore the fans dont spin when clean as it can short your cpu,graphics card.cpu fan clean gentle with cotton bud.if this does not work try replace your cpu fan. hope this helps let me know how you get on. ..............DT

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You have a faulty keyboard. Try cleaning it. If this fails then replace it.

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Playing Sims3 on my pc. system will let me play for about 1 1/2 hours. Game will then freeze, screen will go black and system will open in what I believe is safe mode.


hi, it sounds to me like your processor is on its way out your going to need to get the heat sink putty replaced that glues the processor to the cooling fan, it may all ready be to late but getting this putty replaced and all the dust cleaned from inside your computer may solve your problem.

if it dont then it sounds to me like your going to need to get a new processor or even a new computer as it could be either the processor over heating or a part on the main board, if its a part on the main board then you could end up throwing money down the drain to get it fixed, if its just the putty then this can be replaced for next to nothing by any computer repair shop or you could even call some one out.

i would go with the heat sink putty first as this is cheap to get replaced and involves no parts other than a small tub of heat sink putty then get this pc cleaned and the dust vacked out from the cooling vents and then you may find this will solve your problem.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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My computer is too slow. when i switch on the computer the icons take too long too load and the computer freezes up often.


There are a lot of causes for this. I'll list a few of the more common ones that you can try to resolve yourself first. If none of them work you will need to take it to a computer shop to get them to look at it for you.
#1 - Dust Open up the case (check that you are not voiding the warranty by doing this first). You particularly want to look for dust on the heatsink - this is the big metal bit under the fan.
Dust is the number 1 leading cause for slow pcs and freezes. The more dust the hotter the cpu gets the slower it becomes (to prevent overheating) and it will sieze up if it gets to hot.
If you feel confident yourself, you can clean the dust off with a dry paintbrush or even better is an air blower. Please ensure the computer is unplugged while you clean the dust out, also be very careful not to touch the eletronics while doing this as you may risk static electricity damaging your motherboard.
#2 - Malware/Virus Run virus and malware scans on your computer. If you do not have a virus scanner you can either get a free 30 day trial of NOD32 (www.eset.com) or you can download AVG free (free.avg.com).
Also run a malware scan, you can get a very good scanner called malwarebytes (www.malwarebytes.org).
#3 - RAM You might need more RAM in your computer. RAM is very cheap these days, some shops will do the installation for free if you purchase ram from them.
You can see how much ram you currently have by right-click the My Computer icon and choosing properties. XP will run with as little as 128Mb of ram, but I recomment using at least 1Gb (1,024Mb) for a good performance. 2Gb would be even better, more than that would be overkill unless you are doing heavy graphic design or 3d gaming.

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Computer is shutting down at random without warning, could this be linked to a virus?


This is normal on a lot of newer comnputers

Your fan speeds up and slows down in response to temperature inside the computer. More so the CPU.

In the case of too much heat it may also shut down

I would suggest getting a can of compressed air made for computers

take it outside, take of the side and blow all the gunk out of there,

Really go to town around the fan and power supply (you might want to wear eye protection)

While you are in there just check that the cpu cooler itself is not loose

If it is it will have to be re-seated.

If it needs re-seating don't just take it off and put it back on as that might make things worse with your temperature problem

They have to be cleaned and new thermal greas put on
Most cases have room for extra fans. If you live in a quite hit area you might want to consider adding extra ones. usually pretty easy to fit and well worth it.

I have extra in my server. One pulls cooler air in while the other blows the hot out (push pull)

Saved me a lot of problems during the hot spells and also helps stop the dust bunnies breeding as much too !

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