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strangest issue ever - crashes on startup if i don't switch to power supply

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#1 shawn0matic


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:05 PM



I've had this strange problem for a while. I tried googling but I ended up with no luck. This is how it started:


whenever I turned my computer on, the first thing I had to do was change my "power plan" (the one from battery icon thingy) to "power saver". If i left it at balanced, it crashed within 1 minute or less. If i switched to "power plan" it ran fine. Then I could play the game and in between the game if I alt+tab'ed and switched to "balanced power option" then everything would be fine. The computer would not crash.


Also if I left the computer idle (w/o doing anything; no game etc) then it would crash.


It's not the heat issue. There is no virus either.


anyway, the issue progressed with time. eventually it became like flipping a coin. even if i switched to "power saver" on startup, it would still crash often. usually it took like 5-6 tries before it "worked". then business as usual: play in power saver for a bit and switch to balanced in between the game.


recently, the computer doesn't even start. i would be lucky to get to login screen now. i can only run in safe mode.



please help.



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