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Computer Has Crashed


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#1 stricklins

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:38 PM

Running Virus scan and cumputer crashed. Restarted computer adn it could not detect the hard drive. I shut it down inspected the cables and found no issue. Hooked it up to a new power cord from power supply and and restarted and it detected the hard drive. Ran fine for awhile but then crashed again about 30 minutes later. I am running windows xp on a pentium 4. 1 gb ram and no viruses found with spybot or Ad-aware. I'm thinking it's a power supply but maybe a cable. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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#2 Hauzer

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:19 PM

I may have an solution, but it could take upto 1 hour, or possibly longer depending on your hard drive space quota.

1. Press "Start", on the very bottom left of your screen.

2. Click "My Computer".

3. Right Click "Properties" on "Local Disk". (If not local disk, your current harddrive.)

4. Click "Tools" at the top of your Harddrive properties, with other tabs.

5. "Error-checking" ... "Check Now".. click that and tick all boxes and click start, and now restart.

It'll take time, but it'll help, or it should do.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:53 PM

did you ever clean the inside of your computer
get the dust out

do the following
download and run cleaner

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?optio...29&Itemid=1

then do this

start/run/ dfrg.msc /click ok
defragment your harddrive

start/run/ chkdsk /r /click ok

note the space between K and /
at the command prompt type in Y
press enter
it will say check cannot run another volume is using it
just restart your computer

this takes 1 or 2 hours to reach desk top

after its complete
do a sfc /scannow

start/run/ sfc /scannow /click ok

note the space between c and /

this is your windows file protection
it will fix files but it will also ask for your windows xp cd
it may not depends if any files are corrupt or damaged
after those are complete

go to control panel/system/hardware/device manager/are there any red or yellow marks
if there are right click and click update

#4 hamluis

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 06:14 PM

I would have checked Event Viewer for clues...regarding details of the crash and possible hard drive problems.

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

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