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Q: suddenly closing apps

hi expert,when im playing audio or video files suddenley those are closing and sounds like"blurr burr" and it shoes that restart is requied and the pc is restarting.also using store,other apps and games it will suddenly closing those apps without any warning or information.this shoud be usuing HP ab219tx model with widows 10 os.please slove my problem or otherwise tell me how to conact customer for on-site warrenty
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A:Laptop suddenly shuts down a lot

Chances are the thermal pads or the thermal paste on the CPU/video chip needs replacing
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Look at your power profile settings. Likely the HD is being powered off after xx minutes.
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Ouch if the laptop over heats and shuts down and not recognized again it could actually be physical damage to the video card. Another way to test if the video card has completely failed is by plugging an external monitor into the display port on the laptop. It could connect via hdmi, vga, or possibly display port. If a picture appears on the monitor then it could possibly be software related if you dont see a picture the video card has failed for sure. If it has failed you will more than likely have to replace the motherboard. In rare chance the video card may not be intergrated to motherboard but I doubt it. If you know someone that could whats called (re-flow) the video card
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A:Suddenly can't use my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550

What is the exact model number of this laptop? It seems to me that what ever graphics choice gave you the best video performance, this would be the only video you would ever use. Why the need to switch graphics adapters in the first place?
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A:Dell Latitude E6410 Suddenly shutdown

Remove the battery and the AC Adapter and hold the power button down for at least 30 seconds. Put the AC adapter in and leave the battery out. try powering it up again
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A:Laptop will suddenly shut down

That is an over heating problem - - set the fan to always run and at full cooling.
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A:Choose What closing the lid does?

I recommend sleeping the laptop if you are gonna use it after you close it within the next few hours. Otherwise shut it down.
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A:I2500 stock fan/cooler suddenly ineffective

What are you getting for a reading on "Vcore"?

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That's all I got ATM.

Is this thing overclocked at all?
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A:Acer laptop suddenly shut down

It could be overheating because the CPU thermal paste or pads are dried out or burned. The laptop can be repaired by a qualified service person
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A:Acer Laptop is corrupted and opens multiple apps and more

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A:All games are suddenly lagging :(

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A:My laptop suddenly shuts down

sounds like overheating to me
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A:Laptop is shutting down suddenly!

"and this is not because of overheating"...

This IS an over-heating symptom. The cooling fan could be failing or giving the CPU/motherboard a false over-heating symptom. Also, check the bios settings , for fan control if any
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Tell us about your system and your hardware... brands, ages, connections, etc.

How is the HDD connected, and has it been reliable till now.
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Your Anti Virus is telling you that you have an infection and it is trying to remove it. Some infections need further attention to remove infected files so you should open a thread in the Malware forum to get help from one of the Malware staff.
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A:Labtec speakers suddenly not working

ColdFeet said:

Hi everyone, im glad to be a part of this community. Just a quick problem that Ive had since yesterday which id like to get fixed as soon as, my speakers have decided to stop working.

Yesterday i was moving my PC about and i had to unplug the speakers from the back (red/pink, green, and blue ports). I didn't see which colour port it was in, but i assume it was the green one as the end of the speakers that plugs in has a green casing around it. Anyway i have tried all 3 different colors and i can't get the sound to work. I have restarted my pc several times but nothing has worked. It seems odd and rather stupid really that all i have done is unplugged them as i had to, and now they won't turn on, whereas a keyboard, mouse etc are fine.

The speakers have an on button you press to turn them on, then you can see they're working as a small red LED lights up, now they won't even turn on, as in they aren't getting any power?

My pc is pretty old, but i only mainly use it for small purposes, and am hoping to get these back to working, what do you guys recommend? I have windows XP.Click to expand...

Are the speakers plugged into an AC outlet ?
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A:Game suddenly freezes with weird colors!

It might be overheating. Does the graphics card fan work and come up to full speed?
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Hi, to me that is common in CPU and Laptop CPU fan, it just suddenly loosens and you either need to open it and clean it or buy a new one, it happen more often in Laptops, but u should also know that will also happen if its up-side-down.
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A:Headset mic suddenly stopped working

System Information
Time of this report: 1/19/2011, 15:53:24
Machine name:
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 752MB used, 5205MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0622&SUBSYS_238B1682&REV_A1
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,900
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.5896 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/9/2010 22:38:00, 6343040 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 7/9/2010 22:38:00, 10604128 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4562-11CF-3A62-870300C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0622
SubSys ID: 0x238B1682
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
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A:HDD suddenly no longer detected, is it toast?

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A:Laptop shutting off suddenly

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If I start my laptop with only AC power and log in and then put the battery in, I can disconnect the AC and the battery takes over and everything is fine. I know it's bad to connect the battery once the system is on, but that's the only way I found it would work.

Any thoughts?
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Can someone please post some suggestions as to what I should do to further diagnose the problem?

I'm using windows 7.


Oh and everything says I have sound. What I mean is, when I am playing a video with sound and I watch the system sound control, the sound gauge lights up in accordance to the video.

A:Suddenly no audio

Is this a desktop or laptop computer?
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Sound crashes for whatever reason I cannot fathom and a reboot usually fixes the issue.

Not so this time. I even updated my Realtek HD audio driver. I have rebooted 3-4 times now, no joy. And no sound.

Here's my dxdiag attached

Any help would be appreciated!

Edit: I have checked the control panel device manager, everything is fine. No exclamation points, no indication the sound is not working. The driver says it is working. The sound controls are not muted.

I do not use speakers. I have audio in my monitor, but I rarely use it. I always use ear plugs/headphones

A:Sound suddenly does not work

No one can help me? Please?
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A:One computer on my wireless network is suddenly browsing slow?

Download and install the free copy of IOBIT Advance System Care. Once install it will start scanning for stuff then you click on repair and it will backup files then clean and fix. There are two buttons. One on the top and the one on the right. Need to run. If you install and run it, report back on it's findings.

Rule #1 Check system out
Rule #2 Check to see if Windows 7 update re-patch your wireless driver lately
Rule #3 Disable onboard Wireless and use USB wireless adapter and see what you get

Rule 1 and 3 should done. 3 is if the other two rules didn't show anything different?

Router brand, firmware check, an etc.?
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A:ZE4500 Laptop Suddenly died, lights out, no sign of life, boo

Could be a dry joint on power connector, underside motherboard try wiggling to see if you get some response, coin battery is only to retain CMOS information.
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A:Logitech Speakers Suddenly Stopped Working

Well if you plug headphones in and the sound if normal, then its most likely to be the speakers themselves. Is the anyway you can plug the speakers into another PC and see if the problem persists?
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A:Laptop suddenly running really slow?

Hijackthis log looks okay... Try running a disk check on restart. Right-click on the hard drive in My Computer, select properties, tools, error checking
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When I run Linksys Setup it says it can't connect to internet even as the internet is running on the next screen. It won't let me change network name or password.

In short, network and internet connection working fine, but can't edit the Linksys to re-secure the network. Could someone have remotely screwed with my router? Can you think of any way to regain control of router? Re-install linksys software?

A:Linksys router suddenly went generic and unsecured

I've pasted these instructions from my prior sticky post on DSL reports forum I hope it helps you.

[Info] Flush out the NVRAM Before you Re-Flash Your Router Update


Step A_
First backup your config file
Take the router off your network
Just keep the power plug in it..
Now you'll need pin or paper clip for the reset button
This reset button need to be press in for 90 secs
During each 30 secs you'll be doing:

Step B_
press reset for 30 sec on the first try
press reset for 30 sec and unplug the power cord at the same time
press reset for 30 sec and plug-in the power cord at the same time
now unplug the unit wait 30 seconds
now plug in the power

Step C_
connect 1 LAN port cable back to the router
login as the admin
now re-flash
wait until the screen is completed
now unplug the unit wait 30 seconds

Step D_
Now repeat these steps..
press reset for 30 sec on the final try
reset 30 and unplug the power cord at the same time
press reset for 30 sec and plug-in the power cord at the same time
now unplug the unit wait 30 seconds
now plug in the power

Step E_
connect all LAN/WAN cables back to the router
login as the admin
either you recover from a backup or just start fresh.

The above should not be done while connected to your cable modem. Best to turn that off also. Once you hit Step E test the router on your LAN first before you connect the modem for testing on the WAN. You need to make sure you LAN browsing is fixed and the router is providing DHCP to all your wired network and wireless network devices. Once you do that then connect the modem and see if you can now browse on the internet.
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Please help, I use this computer for work. Thanks in advance.

A:Monitor and audio suddenly stops working

Does the computer do this when you are using it or when it's just sitting idle?
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A:Belkin F5D7230-4 Router suddenly stopped working

All routers have a useful product life. Components in the burn out or "wear out" in three to five years... six if you are very lucky... I don't know of any which have a warranty longer than three years, and most are only a year.
When they stop working, buy another... as this one has "burned out."
Belkin is not a maker or manufacturer as much as it is primarily a marketer... the same models of router products are different in different countries or even on separate ends of the same country.

You will have much better luck with a high end LinkSys by Cisco, and even better luck yet with a Cisco... but then the prices are much higher, as well.
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A:Looking for good iPod Touch game apps

60 views but no answer...
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A:Sound on my PC stopped working suddenly

It would be useful to know brand, model, OS, and age of computer.
Have you looked in the device manager for red, yellow, or black flags indicating a driver problem?
If you have driven your computer to high volume for very long you may have "burned out" the sound components. In that case, if you have on-board sound, you will need to install a PCI sound card.
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Is something blocking it? Could it be a trojan or virus? I've got both Kaspersky and Adaware, currently scanning, but I'm not an *****, I never download or click on anything dodgy, I only checked my email on friday night before turning it off. I don't know what could have changed overnight.

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A:Internet suddenly not responding/connecting

Call your ISP and explain your issue and what you have done to try to resolve it. Make sure you tell them you pinged your your IP and what information you received.

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A:Wireless internet stopped working suddenly

Laptop internal wireless cards are known to fail. Try attaching a usb wireless device and see if you can connect
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A:New mobos suddenly stopped working, old mobo working

Two new motherboards tells us you made the same simple install error in both of them.
Tell us more about power supply, memory, cable.
Did you make sure the memory was correct for both new boards, and what is the memory on the old board. Would also like to know the power supply and other hard ware.
What happens with the most basic, simple install. Does everything light up?

If you used the same hard drive with the same Windows install on the two motherboards, that is the problem. Windows has detected that you have changed the motherboard and will not operate unless you reinstall Windows on the drive on each new motherboard... One install for each motherboard.
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A:Wireless died suddenly, help

Quite the mystery!!!

If your card was disabled or not working it wouldn't show up with this much information in the ipconfig /all report.

It also looks like you're on Windows Vista of some sorts since your home path is: C:\Users

Your Wireless card's network stack is also working. It's assigning itself an Automatic Private IP Address. (APIPA) That's the weird little address that you get starting with in the IPv4 Address line. Usually to me, it means that you computer tried to ask the network for an address but nothing was configured to respond to it. So it gave itself an address - which is mostly useless in this case.

I think, maybe, could you try to disable any firewall settings? (Just turn your firewall(s) to Off and test again to see if the problem went away.) If it goes away, then you know that some rule in the firewall is doing this to you. Do you have Symantec Anti-virus installed? Because I've seen that come with a firewall that screws up a computer on more than one occasion. It wouldn't be the right way to configure a firewall, but it might be blocking the broadcast responses.
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A:Video card suddenly stopped working. broken or software issue?

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A:Wireless D-Link router - suddenly power off

salman2 said:

i have wireless D-Link router and i use Alfa usb adapter to connect wirelessly to my brother home network , there are no any problem in internet connection, but i found when i use some software the sign of network disappears suddenly throught there are the other networks signs !
the software which i use it is Messenger which called : Beyluxe Messaenger.
after i opened the software and connect to the rooms without any problems, about 30 min , i got message from the Beyluxe messenger : You have disconneted from Beyluxe , then i check the wireless sign , but i found the wireless network sign of my rother network disappear ! and the i think the router also power off because the sign at normal about 90% .
can any one help me with that to know the causes of this ?Click to expand...

Which model do you have? Did you update the firmware for it. DLINK Router. Also how old is this router?
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A:Suddenly My PC Lose Connectivity With Router

Have you swapped the PC cable positions in the router?
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Check your cables to the drives by unplugging the power cord, then removing the cables, and reinserting them. then restore the power cord.
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A:Sound suddenly vanished

would u be able to install XP on the PCClick to expand...

If he wants to run xp, he has met the minimum requirements as I read them

I am running winn2k on one machine still, and have no desire to change, but I am running sp4.
I would highly recommend that you doublecheck this, as the latest sp has urgent security updates.

and then install the Realtek Audio AC'97 codecs to get the soundClick to expand...

He should be able to get either os to get sound...
To get there with 2k may require using driver cleaner ...
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A:Mobo suddenly not recognizing DVD drive, Is my PC's voltage too high/low?

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A:Comp crashes when ram intensive apps are running

Replace the power supply first... Don't go too cheap
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A:PCIe Video card suddenly stops working

what about your power supply,the recommended power supply is a minimum requirement of 350w and 22 Amps.
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I'm hoping this is something to do with the powersupply, though the fact that some peripherals have power worries me. The PSU is a 400 / 450 W (can't remember) EzCool. It's relatively new, but on the cheap side.

Any ideas?


A:Computer suddenly dead

Since this apparently suddenly happened, I'd venture that you are correct in assuming the power supply. That the fans spin for a bit then stop is pretty common on dead PSUs, and LEDs require very little power to run so that doesn't concern me. The LED on the mobo is generally worthless to diagnose PSU issues, but since yours isn't lit that does indicate there is a problem, but I'm not convinced that means it is the PSU - it could be a bad motherboard, although they tend to fail much less than PSUs.
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A:My drive is gone suddenly

Well ZAR is not a Virus, so AVG must be falsely reporting it as so.

But I feel the drive not detected is a hardware issue
Although it could even be turned off in Bios (CMOS) settings

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A:My laptop suddenly shuts itself down

My first question to you is this: do you notice any intense heat coming from the underside of the computer? Try playing the game in your lap, and feeling for heat (don't get yourself burned though!).

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A:LAN/Internet connection suddenly lost for New sessions

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Lots of excellent info there

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A:Audio Suddenly Disappeared

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A:System shuts off suddenly shortly after power-on

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Maybe you could have read this first.
Guide To Making A Good Post:

If your computer is suddenly Shutting Down then firstly
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2. Download the Testing software off your HDD Manufacturers website.

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A:Hard drive suddenly undetected by bios

You first need to verify whether or not Windows detects anything (sometimes it sees something on the usb port but doesn't know what it is)

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