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Vaio computer i have a vaio computer and it works very good but when it starts a program and has to (think/work) hard it just restarts the computer. Please help!

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  • stevefr Jun 11, 2008

    it has 40 gigs and it is with every program, if it works and gets stuck it just shuts down i dont understand

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I think that you may have memory errors. Go into your bios when you turn on your computer and see what type of processor and memory you have. If you dont have much memory then you will want to upgrade, however before you do anything else select load optimal defaults. This may helps solve some problems. Another program that works well in windows is ccleaner. It solves a lot of problems and is free of charge. Make sure to always back up your registry.

You either have a driver conflict or hardware conflict...if not bad memmory which is very easy to install..you can get great deals on www.newegg.com. I just bought 2 gigs of ddr2 800mz memory for 50 bucks. was 300 when it first came out.

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    Gordon Knowlton Jun 12, 2008

    NO, memmory, not hard drive space.

    I will tell you why I am pretty sure it is memory related.. could be a conflict in the bios.

    Ok so I just bought the 2 gigs of memory for my computer. It is 800 mhz memory but my bios will only allow it to run at 667mhz. So I also also overclock my computer and depending on which fsb to ram ratio it will overclock it up to about 750 mhz. What happens is that there is data being lost between the processor and the memory because of different latency timings that the motherboard cannot adjust to. (I have a cheap motherboard) Once I load into windows it runs fine..start a program and it studders and restarts... occasional blue screen of death. So basically now I overclock my computer less, drop down the memory speed and I have no more errors and my computer has not restarted ever since.

    I know you probly arn't overclockign..at least I dont think so, but if you do I have done a lot of research. Some memory chips are not configured correctly in the bios and can lead to a few problems. Just try to go to your bios and select load optimal defaults. Double check that your vid card is set to agp or pci-e and the correct speed and aperature size..such as 256 mb..etc.

    There is also a great program out there that is free called tune xp and I am glad I remembered it because I forgot untill now and have been racking my brain since I reinstalled windows.

    There is a setting to clear page file memory on shut down..which is great because it gets rid of left over memory storred in hardware. You could also go to control panel, system and go to performance and on the advanced setting make sure your system virtual memory is on system controlled.


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Restore to factory settings

Restoring your Sony VAIO computer to its original factory settings is a great way to remove old programs and files that are buried within your computer that you no longer need, or to get rid of a virus that you just can't seem to shake.


This process will allow you to start anew with your computer, and can potentially save you from simply throwing the computer away because you don't think it can handle the workload anymore and spending money on a new machine.


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Recover From Within Windows 71Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of the screen and click "All Programs." Click "VAIO Care" then click "VAIO Care" again. The VAIO Care program will open.
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This issue may occur due to any Software or Hardware changes in the Computer. Restoring the Computer to an earlier date when the Computer was working correctly should fix the issue. However, it is required to restore the Computer in the Safe Mode.

Please restart the Computer, press and hold the F8 key to access the Safe Mode. Once you are there in Safe Mode, please click All Programs, Accessores, System Tools and System Restore. This will open the System Restore window, there, please select a date when the Computer was working correctly. Performing the System Restore to an earlier date should fix the issue.

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