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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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My computer is having a problem

Well its my pops computer. His computer is goign to the blue screen with a bunch of random bull and then it restarts itself And is only happening when he is doing something on it it rarely does it while he is away. Could this be a heating issue with the ram or the proc? Or is it a virus i've ran both adaware and avg and nothing has popped up. And the machine is running windows xp.
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is there an error code when it blue screens?





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yeah and then it restarts itself happens alot when he playing poker.
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next time it does it, write down the code and post it





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You can also check the event logs and search for the ID.

Right click on my computer -> manage -> event viewer -> system

search for the red X logs that say Error.

Type in the event log ID here http://www.eventid.net/

Could be anything really.. spyware/virus/etc or software or hardware.

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You can also check the event logs and search for the ID.

Right click on my computer -> manage -> event viewer -> system

search for the red X logs that say Error.

Type in the event log ID here http://www.eventid.net/

Could be anything really.. spyware/virus/etc or software or hardware.
holy geez there are tons of errors. almost all the errors are the log event id is (7) with a couple (1003)
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If it's having bluescreens under load (seems to) it is usually caused by heat. When was the last time he took the air compressor to this computer?
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Blue screen of death, hate that bullshit, here's what i'd recommend. Reformat and then get all the programs and what not the way you like it, then use Macrium reflect and create a snapshot and store it on an external HD. That way anything happens in the future, 30 minutes later its fully restored.
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Blue screen of death, hate that bullshit, here's what i'd recommend. Reformat and then get all the programs and what not the way you like it, then use Macrium reflect and create a snapshot and store it on an external HD. That way anything happens in the future, 30 minutes later its fully restored.
probably a better idea to check to make sure it isn't too full of dust first. But once it's back up and running, you should create an image backup.
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what program is good to use to make an image of his hd?
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Macrium is good and free or this one for a few more hrs.

https://www.dfwstangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=404899





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what program is good to use to make an image of his hd?
did you check to see if it's a heat problem?
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i looked into his computer and his proc fan is fine and dust free and so is everything else. I wonder if the fan doesnt have enough of the thermal compund? I downloaded speedfan and all his fans are monitoring the heat and all of them have checkmarks. I have it on mine and mine is showing a fire sign on my processor lol.
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i found that he didnt have his up to date avg and i downloaded along with lavasoft ad aware program and everything turned out fine. When i start that speedfan program it says it fixes one of the fans while its running and so far no blue screens after about 5 hours of it laying idle.
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i found that he didnt have his up to date avg and i downloaded along with lavasoft ad aware program and everything turned out fine. When i start that speedfan program it says it fixes one of the fans while its running and so far no blue screens after about 5 hours of it laying idle.
spyware really shouldn't cause a bluescreen. What temperatures are you reading, and what kind of processor/chipset is this computer?

Thermal compound is best in the smallest quantities possible, the less (with the proper coverage) the better.
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Amd athlon xp socket A (462) 1.3ghz running at 1.648 volts with 1gb of ram
it doesnt say which is which but
temp 1 reads 113F
temp 2 reads 124F
temp 3 reads 120F
temp 4 reads 104F

all of them have check marks but temp 2 it is kind of high.
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lol this computer is pretty old the only thing decent is my old video card that i had to put in it because his old gefoce 32mb card took a shit lol :P and i went to walmart to buy some more of that keyboard air spray and i got everything again and it dropped to 119F the one that had the fire sign. So far everything is running good i'll see if dusting it out will do the trick.
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normal operating temp for those old amd athlons xp's is 0-85C

85C = 185F

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damn well so far 8 hours running time with no blue screens. I guess he needs a new proc fan is that why its overheating?
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damn well so far 8 hours running time with no blue screens. I guess he needs a new proc fan is that why its overheating?
does the fan spin?

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damn well so far 8 hours running time with no blue screens. I guess he needs a new proc fan is that why its overheating?
You're not much of a troubleshooter are you? LMAO

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damn well so far 8 hours running time with no blue screens. I guess he needs a new proc fan is that why its overheating?
Are you sure you're not reading Celsius temperatures?... They are usually not in Fahrenheit.
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Are you sure you're not reading Celsius temperatures?... They are usually not in Fahrenheit.
When i went to clean the dust from the proc fan i noticed it was just all dust. It is now dust free but it made some nasty noises like the bearing spinning the fan was going out or whatever is holding the fan, which was very very noisy. But now it's calm down and you can't even hear the fan (it is spinning) lol.

I troublshot everything that i know of so far: cleaned all the dust out, ran a defragment on the the hardrive along with an error check. Did a complete registry clean, then an adaware run and finally a avg scan and everything has checked out great. It is running alot better. I also checked those errors but i have no idea wtf they mean lol. I changed it over to Fahrenheit Temp readings. but hey everything is running great now. Don't know what i fixed but it is staying on with no problems and it is actually running faster. Thank you guys. Im sure i will have some questions in the future.
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When i went to clean the dust from the proc fan i noticed it was just all dust. It is now dust free but it made some nasty noises like the bearing spinning the fan was going out or whatever is holding the fan, which was very very noisy. But now it's calm down and you can't even hear the fan (it is spinning) lol.

I troublshot everything that i know of so far: cleaned all the dust out, ran a defragment on the the hardrive along with an error check. Did a complete registry clean, then an adaware run and finally a avg scan and everything has checked out great. It is running alot better. I also checked those errors but i have no idea wtf they mean lol. I changed it over to Fahrenheit Temp readings. but hey everything is running great now. Don't know what i fixed but it is staying on with no problems and it is actually running faster. Thank you guys. Im sure i will have some questions in the future.
You cleaned the dust out. That's all it needed. Even if you can't see the dust it doesn't mean it's not there. That computer needs an upgrade, or you just need a whole new computer. That one slipped under the outdated line about 6 years ago, lol.
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