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Computer Help!
« on: December 07, 2009, 08:25:17 AM »
So I woke up today, turned on my pc and all of a sudden I get in that menu on Windows XP, where I have options for "safe mode","star windows normally" and "start with last known working configuration". I can only get through with the safe mode option, it just restarts with the other 2 options. So what do I do ?
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 04:02:44 AM by Meho »
 

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Re: Cumputer Help!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 09:48:23 AM »
You can't reset it to the last known good config?? If not get in with safe mode an run a virus scanner
 

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Re: Cumputer Help!
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 04:00:04 PM »
take it to a local computer shop. you probably have a stop 0x7b error message and need to run chkdsk on the tower outside of windows.
 

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Re: Cumputer Help!
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 10:00:38 PM »
Cumputer?  :eh:

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 04:05:18 AM »
Fixed. Well yesterday it worked normal again but today I woke up and bam safemode. I'll try with a couple more anitvirus programs but it's wierd because I have Eset Smart Security doing a check every two days and it never found anything. The only thing that I can think of is that when I downloaded from Megupload a pop up window appeared. I didn't click on it or anything but it slowed down my pc for about 5 minutes. Didn't think much of it, maybe thats the cause.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 10:03:50 AM »
Fixed. Well yesterday it worked normal again but today I woke up and bam safemode. I'll try with a couple more anitvirus programs but it's wierd because I have Eset Smart Security doing a check every two days and it never found anything. The only thing that I can think of is that when I downloaded from Megupload a pop up window appeared. I didn't click on it or anything but it slowed down my pc for about 5 minutes. Didn't think much of it, maybe thats the cause.

do you still have the install disk of Windows XP?

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 04:09:40 PM »
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009, 03:32:16 AM »
Ok, here's an update:

If I turn my computer off and then on during the day (so, that means there's about 2 hour gap) everything works fine. But when I turn it off when I go to sleep and then turn it on in the morning (about 8 hour gap) it only works on safe mode, once I'm in the safe mode I just click "restart" and everything works fine. Now, I've ran tests for Eset Smart Security anti virus program, Anti Malware and Spybot Search And Destroy... and everything is clean. Any ideas guys ?
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2009, 10:00:41 AM »
Ok, here's an update:

If I turn my computer off and then on during the day (so, that means there's about 2 hour gap) everything works fine. But when I turn it off when I go to sleep and then turn it on in the morning (about 8 hour gap) it only works on safe mode, once I'm in the safe mode I just click "restart" and everything works fine. Now, I've ran tests for Eset Smart Security anti virus program, Anti Malware and Spybot Search And Destroy... and everything is clean. Any ideas guys ?
it's too early to tell, but it sounds like a hardware issue.

maybe you should check your harddrive for errors.
Windows has a tool for that, are you familiar with it?


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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2009, 10:24:42 AM »
Had the same problem like 1 month ago. But after I booted in safemode, I couldn't boot back to normal. It turns out to be a hard drive problem, which then died. So like Dre-Day said, it's must be a hardware problem.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 10:49:18 AM »
Died as in your computer crashed or the problem was gone ?

Dre-Day, I am not, care to help?
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 11:04:09 AM »
it's too early to tell, but it sounds like a hardware issue.

Yeah, sounds like either a hard-drive or RAM issue.. could be the graphics card as well..

Usually happens after 3-6 years, typical for older computers.. especially if they're running hot, without proper cooling.
If you have a disc with XP or preferably Win 7, I'd try a fresh install (preferably on a new hdd or even better, a ssd), after backing up all you need on another hdd or external hdd.

It's often the hdd that slows down or malfunctions, and XP needs a fresh re-install from time to time, it grows into a monster over the years.

 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2009, 11:11:58 AM »
I have this computer since 02. And yeah the cooling is terrible, on days it sounds like an airplane is about to take off. But I got a new hard drive in May this year after my computer crashed. So basically I have to reinstall Windows XP ?
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2009, 12:00:19 PM »
I have this computer since 02. And yeah the cooling is terrible, on days it sounds like an airplane is about to take off. But I got a new hard drive in May this year after my computer crashed. So basically I have to reinstall Windows XP ?
i wouldn't do that yet, but Jome makes a valid point about computers running Windows.


Died as in your computer crashed or the problem was gone ?

Dre-Day, I am not, care to help?
sure.

- go to 'my computer'
- place the mouse cursor on your hard drive icon (by default it's labelled C: but yours might have a different letter)
-press the right mouse button
- a menu will appear: select the option properties
-a window will appear: you'll see multiple tabs. you need to go to the tab Extra (or Tools: not sure what it's called in the English version of Windows)




-click on 'error checking'
-another window will open: make sure that both options are checked and press start.
Windows will probably tell you that you can't scan for errors right now, but need to reboot first, so click on yes/ok
-restart the computer


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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2009, 12:00:57 PM »
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Died as in your computer crashed or the problem was gone ?
Died as couldn't boot anymore and end up losing my hard drive. Before I could boot in safe mode, then I tried to Repair it with the Window CD, then wasn't even working in safe mode. You might want to try that.. But it didn't worked well on me. But if you want to try it before you format here's the link http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm it's the second part.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2009, 12:04:13 PM »
^^^^good one, he should try that, if error checking doesn't solve the problem

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 04:22:40 PM »
here is a good test to check if the hard drive is good.

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/dft32_v416_b00.iso

burn it to a cd and boot to it. run the advance test. if its bad it will tell you.

do this before you try a repair install.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2009, 06:48:18 PM »
Well, I did what Dre Day showed me (thanks a bunch btw), I ran tests for C and D. In the end they show results but you have like 2 seconds to read a few paragraphs, I couldn't tell shit. So, I'm gonna turn it off now and go to sleep, hope fully when I wake up it's fine, if not I'll try what Pgb and Big B advised.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2009, 06:01:32 AM »
Well, I did what Dre Day showed me (thanks a bunch btw), I ran tests for C and D. In the end they show results but you have like 2 seconds to read a few paragraphs, I couldn't tell shit. So, I'm gonna turn it off now and go to sleep, hope fully when I wake up it's fine, if not I'll try what Pgb and Big B advised.
no poblem; haha, well you don't need to understand the test results ;)
it automatically fixed errors if there were any.

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2009, 12:45:41 PM »
This shit is buckwild. Had lots of troubles today: woke up, turned it on and the usual: nothing, had to go into safe mode, restart in the safe mode and I was in. But this time

a) after a minute or two the screen blacked out for a second and I got this:



b) After that happened I had to restart in order to changes regarding the graphic card took place and then it really went bend. I could only access the safe mode and even if I restarted nothing happened, only safe mode was the option. After 3,4 try I got this note, here's what I could understand, the rest was some codes and shit: 
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The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming hardware incorrectly.

c) After that I tried 4,5 times again to go into safe mode (which I was able to) and restart but nothing happened. Until that graphic card sign I got earlier made me remember that 2 years back I had a similar problem and the tech guy just opened the computer and shook the graphic card a little bit (put it in her place). So I opened the computer and I basically did nothing just touched a few things like a complete amateur I am and closed it. Now it works again. I don't know if I did anything (I wouldn't put too much hope on it), I think I just got lucky. I'm still afraid to turn off the pc when I go to sleep.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2009, 01:33:17 PM »
Looks like the thing you tried found some problem and couldn't fix it. So atleast now you know it's a problem with your graphic card, if anything happens just change it.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2009, 06:26:51 PM »
Could be that the GFX-card was slightly out of the slot, or crippled by heat/dust.. if that's not the case, the error-messages might indicate that the GFX-card is facing death soon.

 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2009, 01:37:46 AM »
even though i still think it's a hardware issue, you might want to try to reinstall your graphics card

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2009, 05:08:06 AM »
Well today is the first one after 5 days where the pc worked normal when I woke up. I hope everything is ok now but just to be safe in case shit happens next time, how do I reinstall the graphic card ?
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2009, 06:34:18 AM »
Meho, do you have an assus computer?
I noticed the ATi thing on the screen shot.

Do you know where I can reinstall that program =X
I accidentally deleted it because I didn't think I needed it and now I fucked up my screen resolution