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#1 hispaladin

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

What would cause a computer to crash during a memtest scan?  the computer crashes randomly (soon after booting but randomly) when you boot it into windows or if I try to boot to the recovery console.  No matter what I do it crashes.  No reboot, just drops and sometimes the power lite will stay on and I cannot shut it off short of pulling the power cord.  Unfortunately I cannot give you much of any details on what it is because it has basically no labels on it and it is a thin client computer ( I think that is what they are called, those little PCs that can bolt on the back of the monitor).  It runs Win7 and the only label on it is ECOMANI.  Any ideas or thoughts would be great.  I am starting to suspect the RAM but not sure, was also suspecting the HD at first but when it crashed during the memtest that made me think maybe the RAM.   



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

if it crashes during a memtest, then my number 1 guess would be memory-if it has more then one memory stick, try removing one, and running memtest again. run the memtest with each stick individually and each slot individually.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

It only has a single stick but does have two slots though I think we nailed down the problem.  I checked the power supply and it held steady for a while then when I touched the cord just a little the voltage jumped all over the place.  Mainly it fell sharply but it also spiked a little as well.  The main thought that was getting me was that it would not cut power like normal.  The computer would go black and all the fans would wind down but the power light would stay on and the only way to get it to start back up again was to pull the plug and wait a few.  thankfully we can get a replacement power supply for like $15 so we got one coming and will see if that fixes it.  One way or the other it does need a new power supply so even if it does end up being faulty memory we caught one thing before it became a major problem.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

glad you got it figured out though, I would highly encourage not going with a 15 dollar power supply, cheap power supplies fail often and can cause damage to other components.


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