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Q: Blue Screen / Power Surge Issues

Ironic that as I was about the post this it surged Power Blue / Surge Screen Issues again Hi My computer has been blue screening randomly freezing for a good six months now I have built the computer myself and I was advised that everything was good to go but I'm not too sure that advice was correct anymore It has surged times now in the last hours in the past hour Specs PSU Corsair CX Series RAM Kingston KVR N K GB MHz CL DDR ValueRAM Memory Kit Motherboard Asus P Z -V LX Motherboard Socket GB DDR Support ATX Intel Z Express USB CrossFireX Support Dual Intelligent Processors Blue Screen / Power Surge Issues CPU Intel Core i GHz Quad Core Processor MB L Cache GT s Bus Speed Boxed GPU Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX DirectCU II OC GB GDDR Graphics Card HDD WD TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM - Green I used to have a Corsair w PSU however this burnt out because of a surge and luckily was the only thing that was fried I replaced this with the w one and bought a surge protector extension which has been plugged directly into the wall I have also bought quot x Asus High Quality Original White Black SATA GB s Cable quot 's incase it was an issue with the hard drive Blue Screen / Power Surge Issues and this hasn't seemed to have worked either Please advise don't hesitate to say if you need more information P S I'm sorry in advance if this has been posted in the wrong place

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A: Blue Screen / Power Surge Issues

Hello Alterelo and Welcome to PCHF
Let's check your memory giving MemTest a go:

Download the Auto installer for USB.
Boot your system from it, and when MemTest start press c (configuration) then select Full Memory Range, then let it run.
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A:Computer issues-power surge

Hi tru009!

If multiple beeps are heard at start up, write down the sequence of them (example: 1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps indicates it is an Display card error while multiple short beeps indicates it is a power supply/mother board/keyboard error)

If no audible noise is heard at start up, does anything at all display on screen? If not, do you have any other compatible graphic cards you can connect to this computer as a test?

Hope this helps.
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A:How to control all USB case power (power surge warnings) USB 2.0

Hi 7of9, welcome to the Forum.

Have a look at this MS website & see if any suggestions there work for you.

What happens if you leave the IR5 connected & shut down the computer, disconnect the IR5, restart the computer. Does your mouse etc. then work properly. If so it might be worth looking at getting a separately powered USB hub & using that for the IR5.
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A:USB Power Surge?

Sounds like your usb port went bad on your mobo. Can you use a different usb port? 2 front-4 back.
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A:Usb power surge

nevermind; solved my own problem. It appears I have a bad sync cable for my iphone. And that seems to have been causing the issue for some reason.
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A:USB Power Surge

At what point does the computur stop booting? First thing I would do is turn off the computer completely and unplug all USB devices. Then try booting up.
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
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RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, 1024 Mb
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A:power surge?

Reinstall you video device Driver (software).
Then I'd pull the card and reinstall the hardware and software.

good luck.
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Could someone please explain what the pop up window was eluding to ??

Thank You for your time,

Windows XP Home , SP-2 , IE-7

A:Power Surge On The Hub

Sounds like your specific motherboard needs better USB drivers for XP.Have a look at This article in PC World Forums.Or just turn off the warning.Control Panel/ System/ Hardware/ Device manager/ select the the specific USB Controller (expand the [+])/then Properties/ Advanced/ select "Don't Tell Me About USB Errors."
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A:power surge

there's not an easy fix for a tv.. better let the experts deal with it...
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Is it still under warranty?
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A:Power Surge Help please.

If your robotics router gotten hit by a power surge and got fried, more than likely so did your computer, unless you had it on a good UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) system, one of those battery backup devices. Having just a plain old surge protector is better than nothing but doesn't help much except if there's a suddent spike and even then it might still get through...

As far as your system tho, it does sound like it got hit, If you can get a diagnostic cd for your system or download a few seperate programs like these to test each component seperately..

speedfan - measures power voltages, fan speed and S.M.A.R.T hard drive info..

DocMemory tester - tests your RAM..needs to be installed on a "bootable" floppy or CD, then ran from it..

Everest Home Edition - complete system benchmark and diagnostic program..

Also to test your hard drive, I would recommend looking in the computer to find who manufactured you hard drive, like Western Digital or Seagate etc, then go to thier homepage and downloading thier diagnostic software to test the hard drive. You might get lucky and just need to replace the power supply.
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A:Power Surge


Do you have anything coming on at all, lights or fans etc?

You may be lucky and just have a dead power supply and hopefully it'll not be a fried motherboard or chip.
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Appreciate all help.

Thank You

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A:power surge

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

What a storm!
With something as radical as this it very well could've been a
series of brown outs, spikes, lightening etc..I'm certain many ppl
left computers on or plugged into outlets/surge protectors.
Very hard to say.
What kind of system?
How is the system behaving otherwise?
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A:Power surge on USB hub port...

I would check first with another keyboard and mouse. One of the present ones may have started drawing more power than normal. Quite possible.
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A:Power Surge On Hub Port


Anyone able to help, will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.
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Unknown USB Device

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A:Please help! Power Surge on Hub Port

I have seen this on a couple of machines and if it is coming up when you have nothing plugged in to the USB then you probably have hardware fault on the USB ports. Could be a Mother board or Add on card depending on your type of machine. So if its under warranty get it fixed.

If it is happening only when you plug in the printer then the power being drawn by the device may be causing the problem. You could invest in a externally powered USB hub and try that I recently purchased one for $19 Aussie Dollars.

However I did read this post from another emachine owner so read on.


Hi happyrck, Well I found the fix at E-Machines web site online chat with a tech. What he said to do is," delete all the USB ports in the devices manager, then restart the computer to let XP install all the USB ports again. Then he said to go to the first USB port and right click on it and go to properties. Then on the advance tab click on do not show warnings".
It worked!

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A:Asus Power Surge

There is no evidence for a BSOD. I recommend powering computer from a different wall socket, and seeing if the same issue occurs. If it does, open the computer BIOS and report the temperatures displayed therein.
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A:Power Surge Problem

What happened is ceraintly capable of frying the motherboard. Yes it can be repaired, but it is unlikely to be worth it. Buy a new MB or if it is an older model look for a used MB on eBay or elsewhere.
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A:Power surge on hub port

It may still be the HD drawing too much power. Most 2.5" hard disks ship with a two-headed USB cable to draw power from two USB ports, because the startup power exceeds the limits for one USB connection. I have several 2.5" USB drives, and with some systems, you can just use a single USB connector, others require both to get enough power to run the laptop.
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A:Power surge on hub port?

Some people have experienced the same kind of problem. The problem can sometimes be solved by disconnecting some USB-devices (if any). As for the message not working, I have no clue why it does exactly squat.

The discussion referred to below might give you some answers on the surge;

However I think your Blackberry tries to charge itself using the port interface, causing the surce. Perhaps some setting can alter this in the Blackberry itself?
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A:power surge on hub port

Did you try using the USB hub on another computer?
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A:power surge crippled my pc

The psu is the most likely culprit but not the only one. If i were you i'd check all the caps on the mobo for doming and/or leakage.

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A:USB hub port power surge.

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A:Power Surge on Hub Port

Good Morning diddykong, it would appear that you have more than one problem which possibly has a common cause.
You might try obtaining this Everest program..
Load it and navigate to the computer applet, then sensors, this page gives temp and voltage readings internally in the machine. (if the sensors are in the system)
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A:Power Surge and now no LAN connection

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A:Computer after power surge

Try another power supply, and try clearing the Motherboard CMOS by removing the CMOS battery or by using the CMOS jumper method... The motherboard may be damaged
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A:power surge on hubport

Hi asmari, welcome to TSF..

it's possible a driver problem. Can you see any errors/alerts in your Device Management console?

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
- Click OK
- Click View -> Show Hidden Devices..

Post back your findings please.
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A:power surge problem

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A:LAN not being recognized after power surge

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A:Power surge on USB port

It's possible that your USB stick is the thing with the problem - possibly a short circuit or something else. (I've had that problem before, and it's usually turned out to be the thing being plugged in that's the problem.) Have you tried another USB mobile broadband stick to see if it does the same thing?
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A:ASUS Power Surge New PC

First of all, I would STOP using the system until you install a quality pw supply. Having the 12V rail that low will cause stability problems and if the pw supply fails, it can take out other parts ie mb, video card, ram, etc.
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A:power surge on hub port

Looks like something is bad then.. Maybe the USB controller or the wiring for the front panel USB connections.

Are you sure you have no actual USB devices? Things like memory card readers are somethimes wired to USB inside the computer.
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A:Power surge on hub port

i prefer using a powered hub to a card,they are cheaper to buy here as the supermakets even stock them which forces the price down to around half that of a card from a computer supplier
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one of my computers, a tower. Swap out power supplies and hope.
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it seems like a file has become corrupt. describe what happened when you had this power surge. did the computer shut down?
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A:Power surge/usb port not working

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A:Power Surge ---> NTLDR is missing
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Try clearing the CMOS.
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Hi BrettAm
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Sorry to hear about your issue. Am going to try answering this (hope this works!This error could be indicative of a fault or damage to a port, which means it is defective, and which could have been caused by shorting.
A workaround you could try is to disable that defective port.
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Disconnect all USB devices from your system.
Disable each of the Intel(R) devices. Do not touch the USB Root Hub icons.

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A:power surge knocked out network

You're running a call center with 50 computers on a home router? Also, the router only has 100MB/s ports so it's limiting your internet speed.

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A:Power Surge - now my USB ports are not working

A hub won't fix dead ports, unless you intend to plug it into the remaining working ports.

I'd get an add-in USB 3.0 card instead.

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