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Hardware/Software Malfunction My computer problems started out as a major video driver problem that cause my computer to crash when it started Windows, when I came back from school a few months later, it would simply shutdown after 2-5 seconds after I pushed the power button. I assembled the computer myself, and it has worked perfectly until it started having these problems, and they have steadily gotten worse as time has gone on, there have been no other factors to cause these kind of problems. I think it might be the motherboard, but I hope not.

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I may just need cleaning or it could be a power or cooling related issue? did anyone or your self adjust any voltage settings /over clocking? dual graphic cards can also be known to overheat and shutdown? are all your fans working correctly? case fan, cpu fan,power supply unit fan? as sometimes when a computer just sits with no use for a period of time this also can create defects in any cooling ?

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Well.you probably need a new battery

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U just format ur harddisk complitly through the fdisk comand.after formating u just insta a fress copy of xp 2.doing it will solve ur problem.

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Check for viruses and spyware.

replace power supply, with borrwed one from a friend, if works buy new PSU

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Error 0xa0000001 in window


Possibly but it may be caused by many other issues.
This is from Microsofts web answer;

There are many reasons why your system may crash due to these stop errors. The most common scenarios are: Faulty drivers, Hardware issue (especially RAM) or Anti-virus software problem.
You may want to try the following and check if it helps.
Method 1:
Run Memory Diagnostics test to check for any memory problems. Refer the following link for the same.
How do I know if my computer has a memory problem?
Method 2:
Update the chipset, video card, display and network adapter drivers to the latest by visiting the computer manufacturer's website.
Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
Update drivers: recommended links
Method 3:
A clean boot helps to verify if any third party application services or startup item is causing this issue.
You may refer the following KB article to put the computer in clean boot:
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
After the trouble shooting steps please refer to clean boot link to put the computer back to normal start up mode.

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10 REASONS WHY PC's CRASH


1. VIRUSES

The first sign of virus infection is instability. Some viruses erase the boot sector of a hard drive making it impossible to start. This why it is a good idea to create Windows start-up disk.

Go to Start Menu-Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs and look for the start up disk tab.

Virus protection requires constant vigilance. A virus scanner requires a list of viurs signatures in order to be able to identify viruses. The signatures are stored in a DAT file. DAT files should be updated weekly or monthly from website of your antivirus software.

2. SOFTWARE

A common cause of computer crash is faulty or badly installed software . Often the problem can be cure uninstalling the software and then reinstalling it.

Another is uninstall some programs that have file sharing components to other programs like operating system that will make your computer unbootable.

If your Windows problem crash, try entering to Safe mode. This can be done during start up and when you see the message "starting windows" press F4 and it will take you to safe mode.

Safe Mode loads a minimum of drivers. It allows you to find and fix problems that prevent Windows from loading properly.

3. PRINTERS

The action of sending a document to print creates a bigger file often called a postcript file.

Printers have only small amount of memory called a buffer. This can be easily overloaded. Printing a document also uses a considerable amount of CPU power that will slow down your computer's performance.

If printer is trying to print unusual characters, these might not be recognised and can crash the computer. Sometimes printers will not recover from a crash due to confusion in the buffer.

A good way to clear the buffer is to unplug the printer for 10 seconds. Booting up from a powerless state called a cold boot and it will restore your printer's default setting.

4. HARD DISK DRIVES

The information on a hard starts to become piecemeal or fragmented. It is good to defragment the hard disk every week or month to prevent a screen freeze.

Go to Start Menu-Accessories-System tools-Disk Fragmenter

Hard disk will slow down and crash if they are too full. Do some housekeeping on your hard drive every few months and free some space on it. Open the Windows folder on C drive and find the temporary internet file folder. Delete the contents that can free a lot of space.

Empty the recycle bin every week to free some space. Hard disk drives should be scanned every week for errors or bad sectors.

Go to Start menu-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Scan Disk

5. HARDWARE CONFLICT

The number on reason why Windows crashes is hardware conflict. Each hardware device communicates to other devices through an interrupt request channel (IRQ). These are supported to be unique for each device.

For example, a printer usually connects internally on IRQ7 and keyboard usually uses IRQ1. Each device will try to hog a single IRQ for itself.

If there are lots of devices, or if they are not installed properly, two of them may end up sharing the same IRQ number. When the user tries to use both devices at the same time, a crash can happen. The way to check if your computer has a hardware conflict is checking to the Device Manager.

Go to Start menu-Control Panel-System-Hardware-Device Manager

Often if a device has a problem yellow ' ! ' apears next to its description in the device manager.

The best way to fix this problem is to remove the problem device and reinstall it again. Sometimes you may have to find more recent drivers on the internet to make the device function properly. A good source is www. driverguide.com.

6. BAD RAM

RAM (random access memory) problems might bring on the screen of death with a message saying Fatal Exception Error. A fatal error indicates a serious hardware problem. Sometimes it may mean a part is damaged and need replacement.

But fatal error cause by RAM might cause by mismatch of chips. For example, mixing 70ns (nanosecond) RAM with 60ns will usually force the computer to run all the RAM at sloer speed. This will often crash the machine if the RAM is overworked.

One way to solve this problem is to enter to BIOS setting and increase the wait state of the RAM. This can make it more stable. Another way to troubleshoot is is to rearrange the RAM Chips on motherboard, or take some of them out. Then try to repeat the circumstances that caused the crash. When handling RAM try not to touch the gold connections as they can easily damage.

Parity error messages also refer to RAM. Modern chips are either parity (ECC) or non parity (Non-ECC). It is best not to mix the two types as this can cause trouble.

EMM386 error messages refer to memory problems but not connected to bad ram. This may be due to free memory often linked to old DOS based programs.

7. BIOS settings

Every motherboard is supplied with range of chipset settings that are decided in the factory. A common way to access these settings is to press F2 or delete button during the first few seconds on a boot up.

Once inside the BIOS, great care should be taken. It is a good idea to write down on a piece of paper all the settings that appear on the screen so that you can revert the setting if you change it and computer becomes more unstable.

A common BIOS error concerns the CAS latency. This refers to the RAM. Older EDO (extended data out) RAM has a CAS latency of 3. Newer SDRAM has a CAS latency of 2. Setting the wrong figure can cause the RAM to lock up and freeze the computer's display.

Microsoft Windows is better at allocating IRQ numbers than any BIOS. If possible set the IRQ numbers to Auto in the BIOS. This will allow the windows to allocate the IRQ numbers ( make sure the BIOS setting for the Plug and Play OS is switched to 'yes" to allow Windows to do this).

8. FATAL OE EXCEPTIONS and VXD ERRORS

Fatal OE exceptions errors and VXD errors are often caused by video card problems. These can be resolved easily by reducing the resolution of the video display.

Go to Start menu-Setting-Control Panel-Display-Settings

Here you should slide the screen area bar to the left. Take a look at the colour setting on the left of that Window. For most desktops, high colour 16-bit depth is adequate.

If the screen freezes or you experience system lockups, it might due to video card. Make sure it does not have a hardware conflict.

Go to Start Menu- Setting-Control Panel-System-Device Manager

Here select the + beside Display adapter. A line of text describing your video card should appear.

Select by making it blue and press the properties-Resouces and select each line in the Windoe. Look for a message that says No Conflicts.

If you have video card hardware conflict, you will see it here. Be careful at this point and make note of everything you do in case you make things worse.

The best way to resolve hardware conflicts is to uncheck the Use Automatic Setting box and hit the change setting button. You are searching for a setting that will display no conflicts message.

Another useful way to resolve video problems is to

Go to Start Menu-Setting-Control Panel-System-Performance-Graphics

Here you should move the hardware acceleration slider to the left. As ever, the most common cause of the problems relating to graphics cards is old or faulty drivers ( a driver is a small piece of software used by computer to communicate with a device)

Look up your video card's manufacturer on the internet and seach for the most recent drivers for it.

9. OVERHEATING

CPU (central processing units) are usually equipped with fans to keep them cool. If the fan fails or if the CPU gets old it may start to overheat and generate a particular kind of error called kernel error. This common problem in chips that have been overclocked to operate highspeeds that they are supposed to.

One remedy is to get bigger fan and install it on the top of the cpu. Some special cooling fans / heat sinks are available also.

10. POWER SUPPLY PROBLEMS

With all the new construction goind on around the world, the steady supply of electricity has become disrupted. A power surge or spike can crash a computer as easily as a power cut.

The solution is to use UPS (uninterrupted power supply) to give you clean power when there is electricity and will give you a few minutes to perform a controlled shutdown in case of a power cut.

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My Fuji Finepix Z20fd Digital Camera's video recorder is not working?


driver program that updates missing, outdated or corrupt device drivers that may be causing your Video Camera to experience problems, slow down or crash. Driver conflicts often create file errors, communication problems, or hardware malfunction .Try to clean the switch. Reset the memory. Otherwise you must go to repair shop camera.
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I have fifa 11 now, buying for 40,., but i can not playing it on my computer, because i have a geforce fx series. please can you help my?? Sorry for my bad English


I don't quite follow the problem but, you have a low end card and maybe the game is too demanding for it. Are you having problems with crashing? Have you updated your driver? You can update the driver here:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Product Type-GeForce
Product Series- GeForce 5 FX series
Product-GeForce FX 5500
Choose your operating system, language and click search.
You will want to uninstall previos driverbefore downloding new.

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I have PC Chips M925 v 1.1A, Chipset Via P4m 266. It had only SDRAM 384 MB and I changed by a Kingston PC 2300 1GB and opened the jumper for the DIMM voltage and it works, and faster. But I also have more...


changing ram is good to make your computer more faster but sometomes it do cause harm, before you change your system was working fine, but you have already upgrade to a higher ram but now you recieve more crashes unlike before, may its time to re install your windows or have it reformated sudden changes in a computer hardware cause these problems this is incompatibility issues between the hardware and software that causes these problems to appear

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Nov 19, 2009 | PC Chips (M925G) Motherboard

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My gpu is causing my pc to crash and freeze before it even boots and somtimes it dosnt display any images is there anyway i can fix it and my gpu is a 3870x2


When this problem occur? this problem occur when you installed the driver of the video device? When you installed a software? or when you installed a new hardware?

if the problem occur when you installed the driver of the video device or when installing a new software, you need to boot in Safe Mode.
If the problem occur when you installed a new hardware you need to check the BIOS setting in IRQ, check if there is a conflict in the hardware...
If you use video card when that problem occur and you have onboard video device, take out the video card and use the onboard video and boot to windows and uninstall the software that cause the problem. if you use onboard video device try to put a video card and remove the software that cause the problem..

try to change the memory of your computer if you have extra with the same specs. If you don't have a memory reinstall your Operating System.

If you can't install windows and the computer keeps on hanging or restarting while installing, I think there is something wrong either one of the computer hardware, like the Memory, Processor, Motherboard, Hard Disk, and other interface devices. TY

HOPE I CAN HELP

Dec 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Machine freeze up randomly. Must do a hard shutdown. Seems like a motherboard failure


Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
If the system is less stable when certain software programs are running, shut down those programs and see if the problem continues to occur. If the problems stop, chances are that those software programs are causing the problems.

Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
Check manufacturer web sites for updated device drivers for the various devices installed on the computer system, such as: printer drivers, modem drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, USB device drivers, etc.
Update one driver at a time and see if the system stabilizes. If this doesn't work, it may be a hardware problem, so contact Tech Support.

AC problems can cause instability.
Check to see if the computer system is plugged into an overloaded outlet.
Make sure the computer system is plugged into a surge suppressor.

The installation of new devices can cause instability.
There are three typical symptoms that point to this problem:
The computer system fails to boot, freezes during a boot, or freezes during an operation for no apparent reason.
The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
One or more software applications fail to function as expected after an upgrade.

Hardware failure can cause freezes

Fan failure, cpu failure, memory failure, could be also a cause of freezing.

Keep track of the hardware and software that is added to a computer.
The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

Nov 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Antivirus 2008


Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
If the system is less stable when certain software programs are running, shut down those programs and see if the problem continues to occur. If the problems stop, chances are that those software programs are causing the problems.

Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
Check manufacturer web sites for updated device drivers for the various devices installed on the computer system, such as: printer drivers, modem drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, USB device drivers, etc.
Update one driver at a time and see if the system stabilizes. If this doesn't work, it may be a hardware problem, so contact Tech Support.

AC problems can cause instability.
Check to see if the computer system is plugged into an overloaded outlet.
Make sure the computer system is plugged into a surge suppressor.

The installation of new devices can cause instability.
There are three typical symptoms that point to this problem:
The computer system fails to boot, freezes during a boot, or freezes during an operation for no apparent reason.
The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
One or more software applications fail to function as expected after an upgrade.

Some Tips for Dealing with Freezes and Crashes
Keep track of the hardware and software that is added to a computer.
The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

Research the compatibility of new hardware and software with the existing computer system before purchase and installation.

The older a PC, the more likely it is to crash.

When a computer freezes or crashes, chances are that changes made after the last save and when the freeze or crash occurred will be lost.

Oct 18, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario v3000z Notebook

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Desktop freezes and can't do anything!!!!!


Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
If the system is less stable when certain software programs are running, shut down those programs and see if the problem continues to occur. If the problems stop, chances are that those software programs are causing the problems.

Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
Check manufacturer web sites for updated device drivers for the various devices installed on the computer system, such as: printer drivers, modem drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, USB device drivers, etc.
Update one driver at a time and see if the system stabilizes. If this doesn't work, it may be a hardware problem, so contact Tech Support.

AC problems can cause instability.
Check to see if the computer system is plugged into an overloaded outlet.
Make sure the computer system is plugged into a surge suppressor.

The installation of new devices can cause instability.
There are three typical symptoms that point to this problem:
The computer system fails to boot, freezes during a boot, or freezes during an operation for no apparent reason.
The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
One or more software applications fail to function as expected after an upgrade.

Some Tips for Dealing with Freezes and Crashes
Keep track of the hardware and software that is added to a computer.
The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

Research the compatibility of new hardware and software with the existing computer system before purchase and installation.

The older a PC, the more likely it is to crash.

When a computer freezes or crashes, chances are that changes made after the last save and when the freeze or crash occurred will be lost.

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I suggest to you do the follow:

Start up your computer and before windows load hit F8, then select SAVE MODE

On SAVE MODE, uninstall all innecesary programs or recently installed, Clean your computer, and be sure that your computer is not virus or spyware infected.

After that reboot and work normally
This will be fixing your problem.

If the problem after that continues is probably then that your have some hardware issue.

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