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Q: explorer crashes on closing window

whenever i close My Computer or any of its folders or drives, explorer crashes
i dont know why its happening
please somebody help
whenever the last explorer based window is closed-explorer craches.
even my computer doesn't seem to update.

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A: explorer crashes on closing window

try this, click on start and then run and type in "sfc /scannow".

This should take some time and afterwards, reboot the computer. Then see if this fixes the issue. If not, I recommend performing a windows repair on your computer.

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A:My Dell Demension e510's (Window's XP) keyboard and mouse don't work

First I would try to find a different working keyboard because you should at less be able to boot into safe mode because the drivers don't even load until windows start loading.
 

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In a strange turn of events, Nvidia elected to use Epic Games' media event (instead of its own last night) at the Game Developers Conference to reveal its newest flagship graphics card, the Titan X.

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A:Nvidia crashes Epic Games' media event, announces Titan X graphics card

Soo... What are the chances of a 6GB "980Ti" variant? A bit like the 780Ti was to the Titan Black?
Because it would be better for games and a hell of a lot cheaper

If the rumor mill is to be believed, the price is going to be $1,349, Most people who buy this for gaming will have no use of the double precision floating point prowess of the card, and the few that would probably should have spent a couple hundred extra bucks to get a proper Quadro!
 

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A:XFX HD 4850 clicking noise, High temp and then PC crashes

I'm having a bit of trouble following (more than likely my fault). What is the GPU fan speed during load?

If the RPM's seem normal, it could be thermal bond in the thermal paste that is broken.
If the fan speed doesn't appear to be normal, the fan itself could be broken.
 

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A:New parts causing crashes

Put your old RAM back in, see if the problem goes away. (Alternatively, run memtest86+ overnight)

Based on what you said, it will be much quicker to swap the RAM back and run Prime95.
 

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A:Laptop Crashes

There could a list of things causing this. Overheating, Os corrupt, Conflicts in software., Bad battery and so forth. The best way to know if you are not sure is to have a local computer shop check it out. Or try running it in safe mode . If it will and run some test on it. Such as a software to check its temps. A good spyware program to check your os. Also a program to check the hard drive.
 

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I'm currently running in safe mode, and that's perfectly fine. No crashing.
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A:Computer crashes increasingly often

Go to C:\windows\minidump. Minidump files have a .dmp extension. If there are any .dmp files, select them all and right-click, sending the files to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload this folder as file here
 

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A:WD 500GB USB HD not appearing in Windows Explorer

Can anyone assist??
 

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A:Choose What closing the lid does?

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A:Every game I play crashes for no reason

Check your CPU temps and voltages. Are you overclocking? You may need to set voltages directly, instead of 'auto'.
 

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A:Cooler Master 431 w/o Side window Cooling

That is a good cooler, but I personally like at your budget range the Thermaltake CLP0575 Frio http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106178

But either will do you fine for 4.0ghz on a 3570k

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A:Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard?

they have bad sectors and failed SMART.Click to expand...

S.M.A.R.T. is enabled in the HD firmware. Failures at that level are purely hardware related. Such failures create bad sectors.

Q.E.D.:- the drive is just cr*p.

IMO, the motherboard could never create a HD failure - - while software can do so as well as bad user procedures
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A:Internet Explorer not responding

First issue is to resolve the question

is tcp configured so I can access the Internet
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Solving (1).

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A:My PC crashes while playing games

This is kind of a shot in the dark but if you can, try swapping out the power supply. If that doesn't work try swapping out the videocard or running it with the onboard video.
 

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"HP Inspiron crashes"...

You must mean Dell Inspiron, don't you? What is the model or service tag number?
 

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A:My laptop crashes whilst watching videos

Please tell us more about computer brand and model, opeating system, etc.
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/Close http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/find-your-missing-usb-drive-on-windows-xp/ This worked for me

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A:Background shadows from previous open window

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A:Computer crashes when plugging in printer with no reboot

Sounds like drivers. particularly USB but it could also be motherboard USB controller drivers as well. Do you get Blue Screens? Do you have the latest drivers from Gateway installed for your particular model? Do you have Vista's latest Service Pack and drivers updated?

If not do so.
 

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Hey there everyone on TechSpot...

Recently I upgraded from a Geforce 6800 GS to an ATI Radeon HD3850 (both AGP)
After having carefully followed all the steps required to install a new graphics card
(i.e. deleting of old drivers, installing the new ones etc.) I still get an error. In particular this one: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER

I even contacted the manufacturer of the card (Sapphire) but they weren't of much help, giving me a constant list to do things that I had already done.

I uploaded the latest 2 minidumps that were created from the crashes to (possibly) help solve the issue. (edit) I also uploaded my dxdiag, in case my other system specs are gonna be requested.

Hope you guys can help me,

Greets
 

A:Radeon HD 3850 crashes

The AGP standard is getting old. How old is this PC?
 

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A:Window detects 3.25GB RAM when I installed 4GB

First, your system only showing usable memory at 3.25GB is perfectly correct. You cannot do anything about that unless you use 64bit windows.

I suspect that the new memory you have fitted has a higher voltage rating and is therefore running at a lower clock speed. Check the voltage rating on the manufacturer's site and then make the adjustment in the Bios.
 

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Is there a way of getting it to show the icons immediately first time around? It is not a major problem, more of an irritation, but I would like to know if it can be fixed.

I have no problems with my other hdd's and antivirus and malware all updated and checked for virus's and spyware.

Any help is much appreciated

My Pc is...
Asus P5P41D
Quadcore running at 3.06
4gb of ram
Radeon 5800 2gb
Audigy 4
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A:Windows Explorer is slow on D: drive

disciple said:





After starting up, whenever I click on Games it takes a while to show all the icons; once it has done it once then it will show the icons immediately every time.Click to expand...

It seems it slows down while querying the filesystem to create a database of icons of files in the path.
It may be an heavy task if there are large images, video, or executables that must be queried for creating icons.
IMHO you could try changing the icon mode of the file explorer, or trying to create subfolders in order to identify if there are troublesome files that slow down the icon rendering more than others.
 

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A:Radeon HD 4880 crashes after switching to M2N-SLI Mobo

When you changed motherboards did you re-use the old hard drive? If so, did you reinstall Windows or perform a Windows repair? If neither, then try a repair first. If that doesn't work, you may have to reinstall Windows from scratch.
 

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A:Connections tray crashes

Download and run Superantispyware Free and run it. Tell us what it finds
 

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A:Computer crashes with fuzzy screen

I suspect at first look that your PSU is under powered but would need to check it. What is the model and make of the PSU. How many hard drives and what make are they and likewise for the CD/DVD drives. What version of Windows are you running.
 

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A:External 60GB drive is empty and shows 10MB in Explorer

try this,
Go to my computer and right click on the drive you have set up as slave drive. Go to properties-then security-then click on advanced tab near the bottom of that page-then click on owner tab-then on edit-then choose the owner you want to have access in this case you Administrators mine says (Tman-PC\Administrators) and then click apply. You will have to close all the windows down and reopen them and you should be able to see anything that was hidden or unaccessable on the drive.

Hope t works for you.
 

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A:Sound works with one window at a time

Which version of Windows are you running? and what Service Pack level? Are you current with all Windows Updates?
 

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A:Wireless card crashes

update the router firmware and see if there's a newer driver for the USB
 

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A:Gainward GTS 250 'oh so great'? Not really. BSOD, crashes, freezes... you name it

If its the 1gb model, just use a 512, you get like .01% less performance. And you could just update to the latest drivers, maybe Nvidia has since fixed the issues.
 

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A:Can't get explorer to recognize external hard drive

Since it's recognized by Disk Management, I'll guess one of two things

1. See if this might help How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers

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A:Need help with a external hard drive not showing up in explorer

I'd start with test disk:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
\
FWIW: I have Ubuntu on my Netbook. If I start a lengthy operation like defrag on battery, it will ask me if I really want to do that. I've run into a number of prompts like that, and it makes me wonder why Windows never figured that out.
 

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If anyone could help please reply

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A:My laptop crashes randomly and often

Shutting down after some period of use could be related to heat. The fact that it comes on after sitting for 30 minutes also points to a heat issue.

The battery life could be normal, rechargeable batteries lose the ability to hold a full charge after so many recharge cycles. You may just need to replace the battery.
 

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Last night while playing WoW it crashed completely and when I power on, the fan starts, then it clicks and powers off. Absolutely nothing happens.

I assume the motherboard is bad? Or could the HD cause this?

I've already ordered a new laptop, but was hoping I could salvage this one.

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A:Laptop crashes instantly upon boot

you may be able to recover the hard drive, or your data, after your new system arrives.

i would suggest removing the hard-drive from the system,
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if you are able to get to the installation screens, then you know your hd was causing the problem.
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The hd, can be checked by installing to a usb device (like a usb enclosure, which may or may not work) or more likely a device like apricorn's drive-wire! This will allow you to recover your data at least.

Check out LookingAround's tutorial here!
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic129757.html#post766270

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A:Sudden crashes when playing video games

Totally wrong power supply for the equipment listed...
Have you tried just trading out the power supply for one with over 500 watts and good connectors, for a short test?

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The CPU and the graphics card will also have peformance sufferance with that power supply

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A:Dos boot my computer out a window

Be sure you are booting to the CD, almost any CD with an operating system on it, or a format program.

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Or go on line and search for one of the free partition managers to remove the partition,

Then use your operating system Cd to create a new partition, then format the partition.
 

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A:3d games/programs crashes at full screen in a powerful laptop

make sure all vents and fan intakes are not blocked, download and run HWMonitor and run a game and tell use all the min and max temps
 

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A:Hard drive detected by Windows, does not appear in explorer

In which computer is it installed, and what is your operating system?
 

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A:Internet Explorer-based programs will not connect, but others can

Bump. I want this to get fixed veryyyy badly.
 

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Primary IDE channel with the 80 wire cable set up:

Drive #1 (OS drive) - jumper on Master w Slave Present, end cable location, assigned to C:
Drive #2 (data drive) - jumper on Slave, middle cable location, assigned to D:

Secondary IDE channel with 40 wire cable set up:

Drive #3 (DVD) - jumper on Slave, end cable location, assigned to F:
Drive #4 (data drive) - jumper on Master w Slave Present, middle cable location, assigned to E: and G:

I don't know why the same drive #4 gets assigned to two letters E and G???

How to fix so it is only assigned to one letter???

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A:Multiple hard drives show up in Explorer

The only question that springs to mind is, "is there a partition on the drive"?
 

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A:My computer crashes at will

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A:New PC crashes when playing games

What are the idle temps on your system?

I assume you have all the latest drivers installed for the GTS 250. It does look like a heat issue. Have you actually seen the PC working properly at your builder's? Also, since you've had the machine for 2 months, did the issues occur earlier or just recently?
 

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A:Computer crashes during gaming

First thing I would do is set the RAM voltage and timings to what the factory spec is... should be a sticker on the side with this information. I usually don't rely on the "Auto" setting; it's better to put in the information manually.

There have been reports of the 5770 acting up but make sure you have unlocked the manual fan controls if you are using CCC (Catalyst Control Center) and adjust the speed before playing a demanding 3D application. I would also advise to install the latest C++ Redistributable Runtime libraries and make sure DX11 is up to date. I've had my share of freeze ups with games under Win7x64 and installing prerequisite software has helped for the most part.

I also want to bring up that if you have nvidia Physx installed (still required for some games even with an ATI card) you want to make sure that is up to date too. Some ATI users have reported some issues with outdated physx engines which is why i bring that up.
 

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Hello Talanar:

Please provide us with the complete specs of your system (including casing + cooling solutions) & PSU model/make/power rating etc.
 

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heres the problem..

my pc keeps crashing when playing games
it crashes after about 5 mins but sometimes can go around 2 hours or so. It doesnt matter what game I play. It only crashes when playing a game.

Ive checked for overheating cleaned out the case and the temp doesnt get much more than 50 on the GPU and CPU and the motherboard temp is around 40 degrees.

I have done a clean install of windows and it hasnt made a difference.

anyone got any ideas as to what may be the problem?

SPEC

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A:PC crashes when playing games

when you install windows do you install your chip-set drivers
 

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A:Computer Crashes, cpu at 105oC

Check power connector of the fan; it may be loose or something; also clear out any dust there may be.

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Or the PSU or RAM?

Well I have few suggestions for you:

1. Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer, and thoroughly review your system logs to see if you can find any clue to your issues.

2. To check RAM Download memtest 4 and run atleast 8 passes.

3. To check PSU you need a multimeter; check out all the connectors

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A:Computer crashes randomly with black and gray lines

gamobigz says....
has a looping sound that sounds like a microwave.
Click to expand...

Have you tried to figure out which component may be making such noise, or is it coming out of speakers?

Also try checking system logs in Control Panel/Admin Tools / Event Viewer; may be something is being logged there which can help in giving clues what may actually be the problem.
 

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Nice system, reset the bios to the default settings and see if the system stablizes...
 

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A:Computer crashes whenever I play any online games

Without actual minidumps or Blue Screen error codes I would guess your suspicions are correct. It sounds like either a) you need to update your ethernet/NIC card drivers or b) you have a failing NIC card.
 

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Can your check the Windows error logs and post back please.

You've done just about everything I would suggest. Let's hope the logs tell us something.

-- Andy
 

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A:Continuous computer crashes

Motherboard is a possibility, as are Power Supply, CPU or even memory issues.
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I am familiar with your computer. Based on what we see in our shop, I suspect the problem may be inadequate memory capacity.
I am sure you didn't mean to report the memory as 182 GB vs 200 GB as that would be an enormous amount.
I suggest you download and run the free Belarc Advisor or Everest Home. Either program will inventory your computer and tell you what working memory it finds.
Tell us what the inventory says.
If you have less than 512 MB, you simply do not have enough memory for that machine. If you have more than 1 GB, then memory is OK, and we must look elsewhere.
Even though your return privilege is up, you still have warranty rights.

But whatever the cause, I would use download AVG Free Antivirus and free antispyware. Then remove the free 90 day version of McAfee Security, using Add and Remove Software in the Control Panel. Once McAfee is removed, install the AVG software. It is free, and very good, and will not abuse resources the way your McAfee does.
 

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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:ATI Radeon 9550 GFX Card crashes and driver issues

you can download SIW a freeware utility and it will tell you what hardware is in your system.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/gtopala/

what kind of cooling do you have for the case?
 

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A:ATI Radeon 9550 crashes a lot

Go ahead and update XP to Service Pace 3 and where did you get the video drivers from? If off a supplied CD go to AMD/ATI's support website and download the latest XP Catalyst and video driver from there
 

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Please help.
 

A:Xbox 360 WAW crashes

Your XBOX power supply may be overheating or it may need to be replaced
 

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A:PC crashes regularly

hello robowen...
I have read your note, and I started to look at your report... I will review the minidumps for what may be learned there.
Meanwhile, here is what I am noticing...
First... the temps of your CPU and Mainboard look to me to be on the high side...
You may want to research what the acceptable temps are for your board and cpu... (You may be okay... I just thought it worth looking at). I rethought this part of my note after the Minidumps.

More importantly, at this point is what you tell us in the your note... You did have malware. You paid to have it removed.
Unfortunately, we do not know (and unless they told you, neither do you) exactly how thorough this cleanup was.
I would strongly suggest going to the Virus and Malware section...
http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu28.html
read the three stickies at the top and then follow the eight steps...
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

While you are getting started there, I will review your minidumps.
If you run into trouble, or find virus/malware with the 8 steps, start a new thread there.
Make note of it here, so we know what you are doing.

Additional Analysis:
Because the the information below, I am going to strongly suggest checking temps! You may have a cooling issue.
But... the fact remains that Virus or Malware may be causing problems too! I think this especially likely since Zonealarm and Firefox are implicated in your dumps, suggesting that Malware is causing them to misbehave.
So, I stand by my initial recommendations.


Minidump analysis....
1.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: zlclient.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:

Per MS (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063)




Typically, this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory address. Other possible causes of this error include an incompatible device driver, a general hardware problem, or incompatible software.Click to expand...

2.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7f_8
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: vsmon.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:

per MS (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842465)




This problem occurs if one or more of the processors in the computer:

* Require a microcode update that is not applied by the computer's basic input/output system (BIOS).
* Are damaged or defective.
* Are operating outside their specified ranges for temperature, power, or other conditions.Click to expand...

3.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: zlclient.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:




Typically, this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory address. Other possible causes of this error include an incompatible device driver, a general hardware problem, or incompatible software.Click to expand...

4.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:




Typically, this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory address. Other possible causes of this error include an incompatible device driver, a general hardware problem, or incompatible software.Click to expand...

5.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: zlclient.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:
See above
 

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A:Cooling problem with Apevia Explorer case

Hi,

Which direction did you place the fans? Are all going into the PC? Is the top one blowing out? Is your power supply a single or a dual fan model?

I think I found your case on Newegg:

newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144104

What I would likely start with, depending on the location of the case, is on the back 120mm pulling air in and only the 80 mm on top blowing air out. My PSUs are usually dual fan. If my case is in an area where it is close to a wall then I don't want the exhaust air being brought back into the case so I would have the 120mm on back blowing out and the 80 mm on top blowing out as well.

If it doesn't get as cool as you'd like I recommend you look at a different/better fan/heatsink for you CPU. I also saw once someone used some semi-thick plastic to create isolation pockets for the components. He realized that the heat from the video card should be isolated and ducted out without touching the CPU because it will heat the video card. I haven't found the link but it looked cool and and it was effective. I'll try to find it again later.

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Adrian
 

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I can able to see only CD-ROM drive under Disk Management. Hard disks are not seen. Logical drive C and D are otherwise accessible (eg., via Explorer, Disk Defragmenter) and work normally.

Also if I plug flash drive, not appearing in windows explorer or disk management.

Help me to fix the problem please.

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A:XP C: drive ok in Explorer not in Disk Management

Raja,
can we have your complete system specs?
 

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Hi,

I see only CD-ROM drive under Disk Management. Hard disks are not seen. Logical drive C and D are otherwise accessible (eg., via Explorer, Disk Defragmenter) and work normally.

I had setup the following services with Start up Type = Automatic:

Plug and Play (Logon as Local service)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) (Logon as Network Service)
Logical Disk Manager (Logon as Local service)
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (Logon as Local service)
I also tried adding the following to the list above without luck:

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator (Logon as Network Service)

System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP 3

I also had an E drive (Seagate Free Agent Pro connected to USB port). This is not showing anywhere (Explorer or Disk Manager). However, Partition Manger (3rd party software) picked it up and shows correct % used/free. Device Manger shows it correctly too under Disk Drives.

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A:XP C: drive ok in Explorer not in Disk Management

Yea. That's pretty strange. A couple observations / things to do

Disk Management issues
Disk Management does require the two Logical Disk Manager services tho your screen shot does show them as Started so they should be OK
=> Have you rebooted? Does this problem occur after rebooting? If so, reboot again then
=>Let's see if anything is appearing in your Windows Event Logs

Click Start->Run, enter: cmd
Copy the loooonnngggg command line below and paste it after the prompt in the command prompt window. Then hit Enter. When complete (may take 30secs or so) you'll find the file events.txt on your desktop
Attach the events.txt file to a TechSpot post. When you create your TechSpot post, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see it among your icons, you need to click the TechSpot Go Advanced button towards bottom of window)

Code:
cscript "C:\WINDOWS\system32\eventquery.vbs" /l application /l system /r 35 /v /fo table /fi "Type eq error OR Type eq warning" > "%userprofile%\desktop\events.txt"

​Device Manager shows an unknown device
Don't know that it's related, but Do you know what that is?
Check if Windows reports any problem devices

First make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
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A:If more than one connect, network crashes

Well I'm pretty good but not that good. At least until I graduate Physic school!

More info/details?

What have you done to attempt a fix?

Do you have any wired computers, like a server?

How do you confirm entire network crashed condition?

Are you positive it is not just one computer?

And what do you mean by connect? Just the act of finding available networks, or that works and it happens when trying to connect to a Shared folder, or all works until someone tries to connect to the Internet!

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Asus p5n-d is a bit of a dodgy MOBO but I tried everything that has been recommended including bios flashes, memory check, cpu heat checks and rectifying the correct nforce 750i drivers...latest windows updates...etc...

What is the crash? hardware or software? I have a Proline 500w psu and also run a single xfx geforce 9800gt, Intel core 2 duo e8500 wolfdale, Kingston ddr2 667 mem, 200 gig sata seagate hardrive and a cathode ray 17" monitor.

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A:BSOD BCCode : 1000007e random crashes from what?

0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

A system thread generated an exception which the error handler did not catch. There are numerous individual causes for this problem, including hardware incompatibility, a faulty device driver or system service, or some software issues. Check Event Viewer (EventVwr.msc) for additional information.

As you can tell the causes of this error are very diverse which makes it a difficult one, sometimes, to pin down. For clarification, are your BSODs only while doing 3d gaming? What about video card heat checks?
 

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A:PC crashes while gaming

Firstly make sure you have the latest nvidia driver... 182.08 at time of writing this.
Does your power supply have a dedicated pci-e feed or are you using the 2 molex to pci-e adapter?
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A:Computer crashes during games

Read the links in my sig for starters. Generally when a 3D game crashes a PC, it's either poor PSU or overheating. It can also be HDD or RAM failures but then these would show up randomly anytime.

Post back with your system specs, mobo, CPU, video card, PSU and the amps on 12 and 5V rails. You can get the amp info off the PSU label. See the pic example in my sig LABEL. For your other specs you dwnload CPU-Z

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anyone got any ideas?

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A:PC crashes for no reason

Test the RAM with Memtest. Best to try this overnight, unless you expect a freeze within a few minutes.
 

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Sounds like your original 512MB stick of RAM might be faulty.
 

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The problem occurred whilst playing a game, the computer froze and was totally non-responsive - even to ctrl+alt+del.

Sometimes when I switch it on, it loads up until the login screen which stays blank.
I have found that I can start it up successfully in safe mode.

My specs are as followed:

Manufacturer: Dell Inspiron 531
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ 2.81 ghz
RAM: 3582mb
System type: 32-bit OS
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS
OS: Vista Home Premium

If you need anymore info pls ask
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A:PC crashes whenever I try and play a game

Yep, i downloaded the latest from the Nvidia website.
 

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A:PC crashes randomly and in games

If you know it's not power (and you can't be sure unless you have tested the PSU with a tester tool and multimeter) and it's not heat, then check your ram with memtest 86+
 

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A:What does closing the screen actually do?

Hibernation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernate_(OS_feature)
Lots of excellent info there

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ok so ive googled yahood asked jeeves then strangled him from my frustration a also tried the nvidia forums but (video out it card) window the to About throw no avail at least here people actually look at your problem About to throw it out the window (video card) using a Nvidia Geforce GFX Im trying to set About to throw it out the window (video card) it up so i can watch movies from my computer on my tv Id prefer rather than a multi-display to have a cloned display cant happen either way yet So while trying to get the full view on my tv start bar and such i can only get the upper left corner so i wait it out and it reverts back to my monitor where i can see everything I tried adjusting the resolution for my tvs settings but still the same area shows up My tv is not a flat panel or hd it is however a quot im guessing sony projection tv im trying to run s-video from my pc into Any ideas or should i do as the title says Thanksss i dunno wtf i did but i also managed to get a blue screen of About to throw it out the window (video card) doom when i restarted with and without svideo plugged in so atm im using onboard nbsp

A:About to throw it out the window (video card)

Can you provide a little more info on your complete system specs? Nvidias NVIEW software may be needed to properly configure this card for dual displays. 1024x768 is the maximum TV resolution
 

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Hello TechForum Well I just registered and that s itself Computer crashes by because I have a problem with my computer and I believe you guys can help me out with this This has been happening for quite sometime now Since I believe I can fix any problem on my own but it seems to me that I ve proven myself wrong Not too long ago my PC has been shutting off by itself I have a HP Pavilion PC The big button used to start up my PC blinks forever if I don t unplug the cable out of my panel Note that the crash does not happen alot it just crashes once a day mostly from being on alot So I didn t really pay attention to this Though I knew something may be wrong I m an intense gamer I love Computer crashes by itself games alot either it would be console or the computer itself So you can see that problems might be abit common Computer crashes by itself since I play alot of intense MMORPG games that take up CPU greatly Before while my PC crashed only once I was playing a game that took up ALOT of ram Though I seemed fine Then I tried out another game what I noticed was it was crashing as soon as I began playing the game Which scared me alittle seeing my PC surrendering like that to a game So what I though was maybe my PC is just clogged up with dust I ve had this PC for years so far and I haven t cleaned anything or changed anything The processor heat sink cpu fans everything is the same when I bought this PC So what I did was uncrew the case of my panel of course the PC was off and unplugged and I simply started to clean out some dust Noticing how clogged up my fans and panel was with dust I used a cotton swab to collect the dust Not wanting to screw something up with my fingers Now when I placed back the case I noticed that this issue has gotten severely worst I cannot even run a simple MB game thats low graphic without crashing I m a music fan and I cannot even run iTunes This has been happening since Monday this week I was simply trying to investigate this issue but there s nothing that seems suspicious that may cause this problem I cannot even stay on this forum long enough to post this post I m currently writing all of this in Notepad to quickly post it in a board Although for some reason I can run MSN Messenger fine along with all the processes that run at startup Other sites work fine I m sure it isnt anything to do with network connectivity What happens is when it crashes the button that I push that starts up the PC Not my moniter button which is very small The panel button which is big The panel button has a blue light at the back It s not blue it self but there is a blue light on behind the button When the computer crashes the moniter completely shuts off the that panel button blinks NOTE that the blue light blinks It will not start up the PC at all The only thing I got to do is unplug the cable at the back of the panel Even with the plug unplugged it still blinks for a while Which scared the hell out of me seeing it has no electric energy to show any light at all Then when it stops I plug the cable back in the computer turns on automatically NOTE IF I start the PC as SOON as it crashed it will crash as soon as I even boot the computer Where it says quot Windows XP quot It ll crash I m currently running a multi-boot PC One is XP other is XP Mixed up with Vista As soon as I select a boot it will crash aswell Thats why I sometimes just unplug the cable and walk away Come back minutes later and I can successfully login to my desktop If anybody can help it would be grateful If you would like any stats about my temperature my processor or ANY information needed to help you out simply ask Thanks A L L nbsp

A:Computer crashes by itself

Almost certainly a hardware issue. And I'm smiling to myself as I write this because this fits into the cliche'd response of it probably being your PSU or the RAM. Based on your electrical comments I would guess it is the power supply.

To eliminate the RAM, or at least attempt to, you can download and burn a memtest iso, then boot from that and run it several passes. If it can't make it a pass without freezing (but no memtest errors) I would say there is a 95% chance it is your PSU.
 

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Well Im New Here and my computers getting on my nerves lol.
My Computer Keeps Crashing . Makes 3 funny sounds and switches off . If I Go On Msn It works Nomrally But when i have too many things going at once it switches off for example when im on youtube it just switches off whats wrong with it :S
 

A:Computer Crashes

The hard drive may be corrupt and you may have a failing power supply
 

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Of late I found my desktop PC crashing now and then. The situation was getting worse by the day and it was becoming frustrating to use the PC.

I opened the box and got my fingers dirty, so before I looked further I decided to blow out all the dust with a vacuum cleaner. Loads of dust billowed out. I would recommend holding the CPU fan blades so that it does not spin uncontrollably.

After the dust clean up, the PC is working great and no unwanted crashes. I guess the dust was preventing the cooling of the CPU.
 

A:WinXP constant crashes solved

Thanks for the info

I stated similar fixes, and other common power up fixes here:Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
 

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