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Random reboots (mostly w/ big apps)

Q: Random reboots (mostly w/ big apps)

hello Well the problem is that the comp just reboots when playing a big app game Like World of Warcaft or when running other (mostly apps) reboots w/ big Random games although it happens allot more when I m playing WoW Note i had the BIOS reset once and after that I put in mb ram and this all started to occour so i think its the ram thats interfiering with the other one I had the famous Blue screen of death a couple of times It said something like this st one BAD POOL CALLER and then the code x c x x cd xA A x c the nd one IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL the code x A x x c Random reboots (mostly w/ big apps) x x e c Now for me thats chinese so I don t know what this all means rolleyes for the specs i will need some kind of program that can give me the details about my comp cause i don t know the exact specs of my comp blush I also have some other annoying little problems that started to occour when I resetted the BIOS Prog called Sandra told me to update my BIOS but i didn t really know how thanks anyway nbsp

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A: Random reboots (mostly w/ big apps)

oke I have searched for this problem on microsoft.com and this is what if found.

microsoft result

this is only the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL problem

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A:Some apps unresponsive until HD whirs then clicks

Look at your power profile settings. Likely the HD is being powered off after xx minutes.
 

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A:Random CPU Spikes - FPS Drops In Game - Firefox lag

Can you export the specs to this page?
 

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I recently upgraded the CPU in my laptop (the specifics aren't important). It runs better than it ever has before! Well, at least it does for around 30 minutes. It's developed a lovely habit of randomly and unexpectedly shutting off.

Now, I know that the CPU is compatible with the motherboard; the fact that my laptop actually runs proves this.

I'm wondering what the issue could be?

My main suspicion is heat. The laptop is running at about 50-55 degrees on average; is this normal? I've cleaned out all of the airways and the fan; it's all running normally and the fan varies in speed depending on workload and temperature. This leads me to believe that the problem might lie somewhere else.

I've searched nearly every forum going but everyone just yells about overheating. Could someone please advise me to any theories they may have and help me fix the problem
 

A:Random Shut offs

Sounds pretty much as heat issues to me. I have also once upgraded a laptop cpu and even tho the clock speed increased by only 300MHz it got heat issues. I had to have a separate notebook cooler for that to run.
Anyways, the specs would help us to find what sort of temps your comp. should run on...and does it just randomly die when you idle or does it die after you have been using it for a while?
 

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A:Computer shuts down and reboots

More likely the cooling system is insufficient and it's getting over heated. Run Eventvwr.msc and under system events, look at the events being created.
 

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A:Asus U56E laptop randomly reboots - except when fireworks from winning spider solitare is running

"reloaded the machine from initial disks" Did you do a clean install of Windows and reapply all the Windows Updates?
 

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A:Acer Aspire 4935G Random Shutdowns, Not Charging when turned on

Turn off laptop take your battery off then hold power buttin down for 20 seconds then plug in charger with battery still off then turn laptop on . what happens ? is laptop running fine
 

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A:Random 1 second disconnects

What were you doing prior to this started happening. You need to make sure you not infected by pest. First remove any Wired ethernet cord from the PC. Run a system virus check set to full scan. Let that run. If nothing turns up. Try setting your PC network adapter to static IP. This means you don't let the router setup the IP.

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A:Random shut-downs

Most probable issue is still the cooling and secondly too much power drain via graphics adaptor.
 

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A:My laptop screen goes black at random

Completely black? like the screen turned off? or does it get really dim? have you dropped it?
 

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A:Random FPS drops in LoL and Dota 2

Is that reading at idle?

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A:Computer reboots while playing Guild Wars 2

I doubt it's the game as there are millions playing it and I'm sure at least thousands with a rig similar to yours. When the game crashes you have the option to have it verify all the files on next launch. Are you choosing to do that?
 

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A:Looking for help with a "random shut down" problem with a Toshiba Satellite A305

The blue screen should produce a minidump file. Locate this file on your pc and upload it please.

Usually in c/windows/minidump.
 

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A:NEC medias 101t reboots itself randomly and without me doing anything

Pull out the battery and re-install it. If your phone is using a micro SDHC flash card, remove it and re-install it. If these steps don't work, try restoring the phone to factory settings
 

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A:Sorta random CPU question (no problems, just a question)

Most modern CPU's (Intel at least) no longer have pins on the CPU, but instead the pins are on the socket.

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A:Acer Laptop is corrupted and opens multiple apps and more

UNless someone else has a better idea, how old is this computer & is it still under warranty? If so, I'd get a hold of the where you bought it & get it checked out. IF you don't & have "other" work done on it, it could VOID the warranty.
 

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A:Salt's random CPU blabber and some reading. Be prepared.

CPU's don't tick.
Probable culprits are:
PSU fan - see if any wires/cable are in close proximity to the PSU fan. No? Take out the PSU (or invert the chassis). What about now? If changing the orientation stops or decreases the sound then it's either a dry fan bearing or a loose wire or piece of insulation thats broken away and connecting with the fan blades.
Secondary culprit could be something (wiring/cabling) interfering with a chassis or graphics fans




Salt said:





Also have a girlfriend in a steady relationship and make 1200 a week working constructionClick to expand...

Sounds like your girlfriend is plenty tough is she's pulling down good money in construction

Thanks for the rest of your backround -though I'm more an advocate of less is more, especially if you're wanting an answer for a specific problem. TS probably isn't the best source of advice for porn addiction or girlfriends into manual labour
 

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A:Internet keeps dropping at random times

Reset the router to see if it will cure the problem.

Instructions on how to do so can be found here: http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-sol...wbr-series-router-to-factory-default-settings

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A:Random CPU usage. Also lag spikes on games.

bump...still no help
 

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A:Random disconnects from Internet

See if there is a newer driver. If so, uninstall the old one through Programs and Features and install the new one. Of course, make sure it is compatible with your version of Windows.
 

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A:Sager NP8130 random shut off

Does it just randomly black out during gaming, or at any other time?

If it is only during gaming it is possibly due to overheating. Have you ever cleaned the inside of the PC?

Install this and watch the temperatures: CoreTemp
 

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A:RealTek HD Audio - Random loss of microphone functionality

Hi,

A friend of mine is having the exact same problem. Audio just cuts out when using his microphone and he also uses XP SP3 w/ Realtek.
Haven't been able to pinpoint the problem, but to me it is safe to assume that this is a bug in XP as he has no issues in W7.

What motherboard do you have? you might have the same mobo as him as well.
 

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Verity25

I have managed to resolve this issue myself....
 

A:DNS error on random websites

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A:Random shutdowns on Lenovo Z560

Take it to a local shop to have it looked at...
 

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A:Random disconnections from Internet

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A:Random X79 and Ivy Bridge sightings at IDF2011

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A:Random pulses of lag while using applications

"Is there any process that tends to make the computer lag only while an application is running?"...

Yes, poor antivirus/antimalware programs, and loads of temp files. Download and run Old Timers free temp file cleaner and free Superantispyware. See if your laptop runs faster after running these two programs
 

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Just a quick note:

Run "DxDiag", "accept WHQL-signatures", go to the third tab up on the left - called "Monitor" or "Screen" or "Graphics" or something like that.

At this tab, you can see what GPU you have.
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- Have you re-installed the graphics drivers?

--------------------

The Acer Aspire X1301 I looked up on Google was a stationary PC, so I'm expecting that your PC is a stationary model.

You should check the CPU temperature in your BIOS, and if it doesn't void any kind of warranty, you should also check (only see, don't touch) the inside of your PC.
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A:Sony Vaio laptop playing random sounds

Try performing a Sony restore function for the laptop
 

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A:Random lockups with new build

kmann said:





Battlefield bad company 2.Click to expand...

Sniff, sniff. Smelling a cracked game.:suspiciou
 

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A:Having random and brief picture-freezes

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A:Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop - video tracing - characters change at random

Welcome to TechSpot! Your thread is better suited to the Windows OS or Hardware forum, so I m going to ask the moderator to move it. I hope you subscribed to the thread because we don't email the reply.

If I had to give you a quick answer, I's suggest replacing the video card.
 

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sounds like interference.

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A:Random disconnection from wireless internet

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Also: From past experience with interference in a HIFi system, the problem turned out to be coming from the central heating boiler next door! In that case the fault has to be stopped at source. You might try fitting an RF filter to your speaker or headphone lead. I have a similar 'Choke' on my PC speakers. I bought a DAB radio this year, and a similar device is fitted to the mains adapter.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=32799
These clip on ferrites are designed to go over the mains lead to prevent the interefence from running up the lead, but if you use headphones for transcribing work, or audio typing, it might be better to wind the headphone lead through this choke, several times over.
 

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A:Monitor won't show anything after random shut down

What are your computers specs? Make and model? Operating system? You may have to reformat the hard drive and re-install Windows fresh, if you can't restore to factory settings
 

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A:My PC fell onto my scanner and now suffers from random shutdowns

If the CPU has sustained damage it wouldn't work at all.

I'm not really overly sure what the issue is, it sounds software related, but then I can't think of any process that would cause immediate shutdown of the PSU.

It could be heat related, but the computer would freeze from the CPU overheating under load and therefore thermally throttling down to reduce temperature. It wouldn't in my experience "order" the PSU to immediately cut all power, unless this is a safe guard through the motherboard I'm unaware of.

I would check the CPU cooler all the same. Does it still feel rigid on all 4 corners, or does the cooler frame now have play when you rock it side to side? Its possible the impact has dislodged one or more pins holding the cooler to the motherboard.
 

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A:Computer fan creates an irritating buzzing sound at random intervals

I'd say the fan is defective. I'd just replace it. I doubt it would be worth it to return the CPU, heatsink and fan just to get a new fan but I suppose you could if you wanted to.
 

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I've been having random internet drops for about 3 weeks now. Verizon tried everything from lowering my speed to sending a tech guy out, nothing helped. All of their line tests say nothing is wrong, which obviously isn't the case.

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I've attached my HJT log so take a look.
Thanks.

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A:Computer turning off at random during video game play

Eh...why don't you check your temperatures?
 

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first of please excuse my bad english (grammatics).

The Problem is i have Reboots when i load or play 3D-Games or watch some HD clips on Youtube.

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from Everest

Temperature

Motherboard 27 C (81 F)
GPU 32 C (90 F)
Seagate ST3500418AS 32 C (90 F)

Voltage Values:

CPU Core 2.27 V
Aux 3.58 V
+3.3 V 2.80 V <---- This Value is Marked RED in BIOS (AMI)
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+12 V 8.51 V
-12 V -10.57 V
-5 V -2.99 V

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Xilence Power 480W
Intel Pentium Dual Core, 2x 3000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (1024 MB)
ST3500418AS
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS40
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

NO USB what ever connected


Maybe you can help me, that would be superb.

Thanks in Advance, for your time and effort

If you got any questions, please ask!!
 

A:Reboots as a result of heavyload using (3D-Games)

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A:Random CPU usage spikes?

Power supply failing, overheating? Open the case and check the fans for proper operation and make sure that any dust or other debris is removed
 

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A:Printer printing random letters and numbers

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A:Random internet disconnects

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A:Laptop goes into random sleep modes or screen goes blank randomly

DX file

DXDIAG File
 

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A:Need help with overheating temps (causing random shutdowns)

Those cpu temps are strange, (2 of the 4 pages are reading negative values) so I wouldn't know whether to trust them.

I'd be suspecting the cpu fan, assuming those temps are trustable. I'm sure someone with much more knowledge than me will be around soon to confirm it though.

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A:Random PC shutdown

Well generally pc shutdowns are due to the power supply being faulty or general overheating.
As you have replaced the power supply there is a small chance that this is the cause. Again you have checked the connections to the motherboard and they are fine too.

The only thing I can suggest without further thought is to check the cpu temperature. This can be accessed in some bios configuration screens. Generally you can enter this screen using the f1, f2 or delete key.

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What cpu fan do you have? is it connected with thermal paste?

The motherboard could have a faulty connection point I once experienced this except the computer was in permanent sleep mode rather than sporadic shut downs.
 

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A:Random, colorful stripes on screen

Then i was able to start in safe graphics mode, but otherwise the screen just goes blank and either it reboots automatically or i have to reboot manually.Click to expand...

To clarify, if you start in safe mode, the screen goes blank after awhile? How long?
 

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A:Random shutoffs and trouble powering on

Try the old PSU.

If the same symptoms, unplug those fans.

Let us know the results.
 

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A:Random shut downs - dying CPU? MOBO? PSU?

If you can, go back to the way it was setup before you started overclocking and underclocking...
this problem can be one weak component, or using memory modules that are not matched or not the best for your machine...
I would make a log and keep track of what is going on when it fails... because it is difficult to track down... can be anything... hard drive, memory, CPU cooling, poor quality cables or connectors, too much or too little thermal paste...
The age of your computer is a clue that you need to start upgrading components anyway
 

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A:Random whirling sound from computer?

If you open the case it should be pretty easy to tell where the sound is coming from. Could be a fan is off balance or something is rubbing against the blades of a fan.
 

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Also when this happens my temperatures seem fairly normal:

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A:Random FPS spikes Radeon HD 5770

10.4 driversClick to expand...

Might as well upgrade and hope.
 

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A:Random keys not typing when pressed

Sometimes, a thorough cleaning of socket and boards with a can of Dust Off or other treated canned air can resolve the problem...
Try a very simple keyboard from any source that you know is working well... Keep a record of the keys that work improperly.
 

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A:Random shutoffs

Little update... Computer ran idle in windows for about 35 minutes... Hit the start menu and it shut off...

Would the start menu really hit the PSU hard enough to cause a freaking shutdown? Or could we be looking at a corrupt windows? Virus?
 

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A:Computer reboots after 5 sec

Try replacing the motherboard battery.

Did you try booting with only a single stick of memory installed in the first memory slot? It could also be a power supply issue. If you have a spare working PSU put it in the system and see if it POSTs.
 

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A:Help computer shows blue screen and reboots after playing any video?

please do a mem test on the ram
however the graphics card looks like it requires an update
the ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 is a June 2005 card so if you are trying to play anything with HD content embeded in the video stream...your computer will bottleneck and freeze

link: http://www.hcidesign.com/memtest/MemTest.zip
 

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A:Random freezes

After two years of operations, there is a good chance that your video graphics card has failed, or if the computer is older than two years, that your hard drive is starting to go...
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A:Random shutdown then power back on

What power supply do you have?

It's normal for motherboards to reboot after changing RAM settings, mine does.

The reason your machine may turn back on, is that it may be set to reboot after a power failure. If your power supply is shutting down because it's being overloaded, the motherboard sees that as power failure.
 

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A:Random Internet Disconnections ( Not Modem )

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A:DSL modem constantly reboots, please help

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A:Random Switch Off's and High Ping

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A:Random Photo Selection

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A:Random Wireless disconnections

Hi

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A:Nv4_disp.dll IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL reboots

All minidumps point to:




BugCheck 1000000A
nv4_disp.dllClick to expand...

Looks like a driver issue, for your nVidia Video Card Try confirming they are updated:




kimsland said:





nVidia Video Card Drivers
Click to expand...

You should also update to XP SP3, all is well with this now, for many.many months
 

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A:Random Video Skipping

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A:Looking for good iPod Touch game apps

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A:Random Reboots

So, I can't find my multimeter, but looking at my PSU it shows that I have 4 +12V rails and what they're designated to. The plugs for my PSU have the same indicators that are on the lable, such as pci-e 1 and pci-e 2. So I'm curious if those correlate to the rails or if that is just for ease of installation. Also, my graphics card has a 36 amperage requirement, and my 12V rails are rated at 18A, but since it's getting 2 it's ok? but one is possibly shared so it's bad? but it's worked for a year? please help
 

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I m running a lenovo T thinkpad and it s relatively new - that is I bought it last winter - but recently I ve been having what seems to be a hardware problem Or at least that s what the guys over in the Virus and Malware removal section are telling me Because from time to time my laptop has decided it s just going to go shut T500 Random Thinkpad: downs? Lenovo ahead and shut itself down Completely No lights no Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs? nothing - pressing the power button doesn t do anything I almost always have it plugged into a socket and that light won t show either - I ve found that taking the battery out of the laptop and Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs? letting it sit for a little before putting the battery back in usually gets the laptop to work again It s only happened recently but it s happened twice in the past week - which is a little more than bothersome since Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs? the antivirus I have runs a full scan when it happens I ve noticed that my laptop gets a little hot - not too hot that I can t touch it - but as far as I know I ve never had a problem with overheating or anything similar which leaves me in the dark about this entire thing I m really hoping that this doesn t turn out to be a hardware problem I should still be on warranty but I m a little - okay that s a lie I m pretty damn - scared to try and open up my laptop and fiddle with anything Hope this is enough information for someone out there to give me some sort ve idea of what s going on - and maybe how I could go about fixing this Thanks so much in advance guys nbsp

A:Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs?

Hi

Under warranty = dont mess with it

send it back under the warranty and report the issue.
 

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A:Upgraded CPU now PC reboots

Immediately get hold of some TIM and apply it on the CPU. It is definitely heating up. Have you checked the CPU temp?
 

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A:Computer continually reboots, won't allow me to use safe mode, please help!

Remove the old hard drive and put it aside... Get a new drive and install it. Install Windows and go to HP's support site and download and install the chipset, video, audio and network drivers for your HP model. After the computer is up and running, install the old drive as a "slave" and recover any data you need from the slave drive
 

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hey guys im having a few problems with my ms-7184 v1.0
i originally thougth it was a PSU malfunction but i have since changed PSu's and the problem is still there.

i can boot up my system fine and everything run perfect untill randomly it shuts down and i cannot restart the PC untill i have unplugged the power and let the power relay inside the PSU reset. Then it works fine again untill it shuts itself down.

my motherboard has a 24pin power socket on it and im using a 20pin connector, ive been told this shouldnt be the problem but im not sure of it.

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A:Random shutdown

I have seen this problem many times... You could try updating the motherboard bios and resetting the CMOS, but you might have to replace the motherboard to get rid of this
 

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A:Random shut down and wont restart

One of my friend had a similar problem once with his laptop. It turned out to be a battery fault. The best thing to do is get it replaced or the problem with persist. But keep in mind with new battery that whenever you new battery, pls allow to fully charge and Discharge of the battery. Otherwise the life of battery will be shorten if it is not fully utilized.
 

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Hello everyone I am nearly fed up with my Dell Inspiron I have only had for about months now Not only has it started falling apart on me by this I reboots when Laptop bumped or moved gently mean screws falling out screen loosening up left-click mouse button getting stuck and eventually falling Laptop reboots when gently bumped or moved off CD drive cover falling off bottom of the casing falling off because of lack of screws etc but I have also experienced my hard drive failing on me twice in a two-week interval which was about a month and a half ago Now I have another problem It rebooted on me the other night and when I try to boot up it tells me that something isn t recognized in the system and won t boot up and sometimes it tells me that a quot recent change in hardware might have created the issue quot or something of the sort I m not sure what the problem is but when I finally am able to boot up I can t move my laptop or it will BlueScreen and perform a memory dump and won t reboot up for many of the times that I try to start it When I am able to get onto my user screen and start up all of the applications that I use a bubble will pop up saying that Microsoft has recovered from an unexpected shutdown and that Windows can check online for a solution It never finds a solution when I tell it to I click details and it shows a bunch of techie codes or something that I can t understand I m not sure what they mean but maybe they will mean something to you all If this information is needed I run on Vista Home Premium Problem signature Problem Event Name BlueScreen OS Version Locale ID Additional information about the problem BCCode e BCP C D BCP DF BCP ADCBBBC BCP ADCB B OS Version Service Pack Product Files that help describe the problem C Windows Minidump Mini - dmp C Users Brandi AppData Local Temp WER- - sysdata xml C Users Brandi AppData Local Temp WER tmp version txt If any of you are able to help it would be greatly appreciated nbsp

A:Laptop reboots when gently bumped or moved

Is this laptop still under warranty? Is so, return it for repair or replacment before the warranty expires
 

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