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Q: Faulty Display

Windows XP - My display has formed vertical lines and the letters are randomly incorrect - XP will start up and then shut down on it`s own. It will remain on in safe mode but display is faulty. I have reinstalled windows but it is still faulty.


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A:Graphics faulty display

When you say text where do you mean, all text? On webpages? On the desktop?
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What program are you using for your bench test?
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A:Fans are spinning but no display.Mobo faulty?

Hello Poli I know you have checked out the PSU but please do this in my little ditty and post back a pic of the PSU voltage rails
Using HW Info
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. In my pic the section (Nuvoton) with VBATT is a dead give away you are in the section for the rail voltages. There are other section titles and one that pops up often is ITE
Now the voltage on the different rails have to be within 5% =+/- of what is required or the machine will not work properly if at all.
See this for the rail voltage info,3061.html (Section 2.)
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in and then click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that particular device. See pic for example.

Use PART A: and as an option you can use a digital multimeter and test the volts on the 24 pin board plug see this for the colour codes (scroll to the bottom) use the black lead to any black cable the red lead to the different rails.

Also the board is relatively old too mate so don't be surprised if it has or is going south.
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A:Faulty PSU or Faulty HDD???

Does the Chkdsk give you any error on the Z drive? Might check all cabling and be sure everything is tight. You talked about C: AND F: on One HDD and X: AND Y: on the other, where does Z fit in?
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A:Faulty cpu or the mb?

Go back to the most basic setup you can imagine...
One memory module, one video connection, and a cd or a simple hard drive... or an external floppy drive with a Windows 98 disk.
Attempt a boot.
If no boot, change to the other memory module. Attempt another boot.

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Motherboards are pretty solid, and the Intell is one of the better ones. Processors rarely go out.
Common failures are (1) dead memory module, (2) failed power supply, or (3) bad hard drive. Very often if any of those three are bad, the computer will not start up.
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There needs to be a space between sfc and /scannow.
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Are you having trouble with your keyboard, or is English not your first language?
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A:Faulty ram?

Do a memtest
Have you tried swapping the memory sticks from 3-4 with the ones in 1-2?
This will help verify whether it's the sticks or the slots.
The memory test will help also.
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A:Faulty PSU

Just buy a psu tester as they do not cost much and use it. If the psu test bad then replace it not repair it.
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A:Faulty CD-Rom

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A:Would faulty RAM do this?

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I'd test the RAM to be sure its good:
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A:Faulty CPU?

Is your computer slow at restarting?
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A:Faulty GPU or MB?

Mostly when I have same sort of problems with my PC I run Hiren`s Boot CD when my computer starts up.
It has alot of test tools that can help you determine the problem, maybe try it out, see what you can uncover.
Hiren's Boot CD
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A:Faulty PSU?

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
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A:Faulty cpu?

It sounds like you may have dislodged/bumped the heatsink. I would suggest reseating it with some good thermal paste.
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A:Is my PSU faulty?

" id be angry "

LOL - you'll be even angrier if you don't and your sweet mobo gets gerfunkled.

Yes, that is TOO low on the 12v rail. Whether that reading is accurate or not is another question. Getting a measurement off of a 12v fan lead might verify that if you have a tester available.
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A:Faulty Ram?

The best way to test your RAM is to download Memtest86 and run it overnight. If it passes that the RAM isn't your problem.
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What brand and model computer do you have? Where did you acquire the Win 7 Professional program?
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You forgot to post the detailed specs of your hardware.
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Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

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Oh well, it's all academic now as I've got an RMA sorted, collection tomorrow and then replacement drive in a few days.

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A:Faulty CPU ?

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Boot from a floppy with CD support. Does it work then?

When do you get this error, anyway? When you put in a disc? When you open My Computer and click on the CD drive? What OS are you using?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
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It would be very, very helpful if you could give us the hardware specs including make and model. How old is this system? Can your motherboard handle a TB harddrive, particularly the BIOS?
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A:Another faulty CD-ROM

Things to check.....
Cables to the drive and motherboard are seated all the way in.
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welcome to tsg

are you running a p2p client such as kazaa? if so, you deleted the manditory adware that comes with kazaa, and im guessing it could cause system problems.
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Open the case and check that all cables are secured firmly.

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A:Faulty GPU or PSU?

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Post your pc specs. [Make, model] cpu, psu, ram, mobo, hdd, operating system, Disable automatic restart on system failure and enable creation of memory dumps.
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A:Faulty Video

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A:My faulty Laptop

I share your doubts about the "resistors and capacitors".

With amost all components being surface mount, bery little on the motherboard is "serviceable" to that extent.

But if it is new, why are you paying for service? Revert to XP and if it still persists send it back under warranty. And don't use cracked software.

Defeating the activation is a breach of the forum rules, so expect the post to be closed at any stage.
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A:Faulty Screen

As you have recently dismantled some bits to change the keyboard, the first thing I would is remove it again and carefully check for any dislodged cables or connectors. Its fairly easy to nudge connectors so they look like they are attached but they don't make good enough contact to operate correctly.

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A:Maybe faulty screen?

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A:defective gpu or faulty psu?

I looked up ntoskrnl.exe and hit on the Tom's Hardware site. Go here Ntoskrnl Windows 10 and see if anything helps you there.

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A:Is my RAM faulty? Various BSOD

It could be RAM Related.

Cary on running memtest for 9 passes.

Aldo upload your DMP Files, from this link:

Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

If you need to add new information like the dump files, please make a new post in your initial BSOD thread. Please do not make an extra new thread.
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Test the RAM one at a time, if all pass try each separately then add one at a time and run some more. Mis-matched RAM is always a crap shoot.
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A:faulty cd player


To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
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On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
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Try your drives in another computer just in case.
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A:Solved: Is My Ram Faulty

Well, you can do a pretty comprehensive memory test, that should answer the RAM question. Try either of these.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic