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After 6 hours, the PC just hangs and I have to hard reset

Q: After 6 hours, the PC just hangs and I have to hard reset

This happened EVERY DAY. I have my PC set to turn off automatically at 1 AM. If I leave it on all day then the next morning I'll come to it and it'll just have the desktop there and none of the icons or ctrl alt del or even pressing the power button will work. I have to hard reset. It's screwing up my drives!

Now, I have a lot of money riding on the stuff on my storage drives and this is really messing me up. I am thinking I need to build a whole new system because the stuff on my drives is not anything to mess around with. I have them all backed up on several clouds and NASes just in case. I don't have a crash report or BSOD to report.

I did have problems with blue screening a few months ago but that since stopped. Should I just build a new system?

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A: After 6 hours, the PC just hangs and I have to hard reset

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Is the percentage still increasing? You do have it plugged in, correct?

When you did the reset, did you tell it to clean the drive/s or just replace your files?

It you told it to clean the drives, I am not sure how it does that, but it might take a while for the drives to be reformatted, if that is part of the procedure... Maybe someone else knows this process in more detail.

Mine (a minimal install) takes about 15 minutes if I just replace my files and around an hour if I clean the OS partition. You may no longer have the option to just replace your files.

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I have attached snips from the events I think caused the hang from the event logger. If there is additional information you need, I will be more than happy to supply it. It's becoming a big inconvenience.


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Quote: Originally Posted by filskyz

About a week ago, the OS on my Dell Inspiron 1545 began to hang on a daily basis, becoming unresponsive for hours. I have resorted to shutting the power off manually. As I am a novice user with limited expertise, I was wondering if anyone can help.

I have attached snips from the events I think caused the hang from the event logger. If there is additional information you need, I will be more than happy to supply it. It's becoming a big inconvenience.
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Hi and welcome

I believe it is DEP. goto control panel>system control panel>advanced settings>performance>DEP. what is it set to? is it grayed out?
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A:XP freezes/Hangs aftera couple of hours


leave the side off with a floor fan blowing in to eliminate a heat issue. and of course blow out the dust, ect.

the other item might be a stressed power supply, give us the complete specs of the supply.
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A:Network/Internet access hangs after few hours

Make sure, your settings are correct.
1. Go Start>Settings>Control Panel (Vista/7 users: Start>Control Panel)
2. Double click Network Connections (Vista/7 users: Network and Sharing Center)
3. Vista/7 users - From the list of tasks on the left, click Manage network connections.
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For a wireless network connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then select Properties.
5. From the General tab (Vista/7 users: Networking tab), click Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4), make sure it is checked, and then click Properties
6. Make sure Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS server address Automatically are checked.
7. Click on "Advanced" button and make sure "IP Settings" tab looks like this:

Make sure "DNS" tab looks like this:

Make sure "WINS" tab looks like this:

8. Still in Control Panel double click on "Internet options" then "Connections" tab then "LAN Settings" button. Make sure "Automatically detect settings" is checked.
If you made any changes OK your way out.
Restart computer.
If that doesn't work...
Turn off computer. Disconnect router, and modem from power source for 1 minute. At the same time disconnect ethernet cable as well.
Reconnect everything.
Restart computer.

If that doesn't work, bypass router, and connect computer straight to the modem.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
Click OK (in Vista and 7, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

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ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
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net stop "dns client"
net start "dns client"
Restart computer.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista and 7), type in:
Click OK (in Vista and 7, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

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Hit Enter.
Type in:
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Hit Enter.

Restart computer.
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May I ask why you are using XP to attempt repairing Win7?

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, Boot into Repair console on second screen of Win7 installation DVD or Repair CD, accept any offered Repair. System Repair Disc - Create
Repair CD - System Repair Disk

If it doesn't start Win7, boot back in, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to see if it will start. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If this fails, make sure Win7 partition or it's 100mb System Reserved boot partition are marked Active, then run the Repairs again: Partition - Mark as Active

All commands and fixes are automated in Win7 Startup Repair but you can run Disk Check separately from the Recovery Tools list Command Line if you want.

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Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.
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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.
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A:System Recovery / factory reset - hangs at 99%

Did you ever get an answer. Same problem here. Been at 99% for an hour now.
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Likely your issue. Even if you've stability tested it for however long with whatever software, I recommend bringing the entire system to defaults for troubleshooting purposes.


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A:Satellite Z930-119 hangs in hibernate with black screen - Reset?


As far as I know you would need to remove the bottom cover just to get access to the battery.

Here is an video on Youtube:
[Toshiba How-To: Z930 and Z935 Disassembly Instructions|]

But I would recommend trying something different.
Did you connect the external monitor to the notebook just to check if something would be visible on the 2nd screen?
Do that.

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A:Computer hangs at black screen with underscore after factory reset

You may have a bad or corrupt hard drive. Have you checked that the hard drive is detected in the bios?
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A:PC will only boot after hard reset.

Wow, sounds like you've essentially swapped in a brand new computer.

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A:Reset Hard Drive

Hi .

If "reset" means delete everything...

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I asked HP about this earlier today.   There is no current documentation that describes how to hard reset an x360 notebook.   I have no idea as to how long it wil take before the Hard reset document is updated. As soon as it happens I will let you know.
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Great analysis skills, I must say. Aside from the info included in your post, I see in a few dumps you have enabled verifier and such :)

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Thanks in advance!

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Quote: Originally Posted by Addixtion

Attached are the reports.

Thanks in advance!

Most of these were Related to netr28ux.sys 802.11n Wireless Adapter Driver from Ralink Technology Corp. I would re-install it with the newest drivers.

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Did you right click the Hard drive and then format it?
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'Could the problem possibly be an adapter card in one of the clients?'


The obvious test is to run only 1, and if it happens, keep alternating one out and another in. If all 3 get the router failure 1 at a time, then the router is toast. If single comp causes the fail, then the comp NIC is bad.
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ask your nephew if he saved the settings for you, or try searching your computer for a file named something like this

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A:PC crashing, requiring hard reset.

Please provide full specs of your PC including PSU make/model/wattage so we know what we're looking at. Could quite possibly be a PSU problem, but we need all your other hardware info too (CPU, Motherboard, RAM etc).

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Thank you for supplying your specs, but you forgot the most important one, the Power Supply Unit.
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Hi, As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 7, you can just create your own Windows 10 installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. Regards, DP-K
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To hard-reset your Pocket PC, hold down the power button and press the reset button at the same time. You will loose any data, backup before attempting.
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OK - I've narrowed it down to the following:
When the laptop is "asleep" it eventually goes into power down mode. It appears that connecting a power adapter to the laptop at this point will cause it to go into a confused state where, when the power button is pushed,  the laptop fan comes on but no light on the power button or on the keyboard - the screen  stays blank.  The laptop fan runs (it's very quiet - you have to hold the laptop up to your ear to hear it.)
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serbsniper

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Hi and welcome

We are going to need a ton more info before we can be of much use to you.

First thing we want to do is look in event viewer. Next time you freeze type eventvwr in search. goto the windows log>application tab. You want to look for errors ( they have red "X" in the left hand column). when you find them and you will, use the built in snipping tool (type snipping in search) to make screenshot and upload it using the attadchment icon( shaped like a paperclip) on the reply form

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Let us know if you need help with that

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