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#1 ramsey76

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 04:56 PM

Not a good week for my PCs. I have trouble on all three. Two are directly wired to a router and the third is a wireless connection. All three have the latest virus and spyware protection.

The problems

Computer 1

If shutoff it takes about 10 minutes 10 get to the start pages. I have shut down not needed task.

Many times for internet access it has page not found, that happens for all websites. However the network connection is active. It takes a couple of on/off to change this.

This PC spends most of the day with the hour glass symbol on.


PC 2

Dual process with a gig of RAM. Run fine then got freezes. Ctrl+Alt+del does not work, the PC is completely frozen. Re boot is the only solution. This does not happen often but a couple of times in a week. Usually happens when trying to open an link within a website.


PC 3.

Works fine, but a couple times days just stop for a few minutes. The hour glass comes on and everything stops for about 30 seconds. It reminds me of when a large word or excel file is saving to disk.

This happens couple times each day.


Same PC, I purchased a first grade math/reading CD for my son. I get the following error with the CD tries to load:

Win 16 subsystem has insufficient resources to continue running. Click ok , close your application and re start. This is the only program running and restarting does not help.


I know this post has many issues , I would appreciate any help you can give me.


Thanks

T


The one outside issue is we have lost pwer three times in the last week. I am not sure this is an issue. I have surge protectors . I have added no new hardware or software

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:23 PM

Did the problems on all three of these computers start the same day?

Loosing power can cause all kinds of problems - corrupt system and other files, etc.

You really need a UPS, not just a surge protector.

In any case, please give us a brief description of each computer and complete error messages if any.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:36 PM

Did the problems on all three of these computers start the same day?

Loosing power can cause all kinds of problems - corrupt system and other files, etc.

You really need a UPS, not just a surge protector.

In any case, please give us a brief description of each computer and complete error messages if any.



I have belkin UPS and surge protector.

The only error message is the 16 bit resources i mentioned above.

The PC with that message is a Compaq pressario with AMD processor. I think the processor is a 3200. The PC is about one year old.



PC 1 above is a 400 PC from walmart. it an emachine . Small disk drive and 512 ram

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 06:04 PM

Did the problems on all three of these computers start the same day?

What operating systems do they have - all XP?

Do you have Windows Installation disks, restore disks or ?

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:15 AM

I want to focus getting help on my Acer Aspire PC fixed .

Dual processor AMD chip.

The PC freezes often. Ctrl +alt+ delete does nothing . I need to restart.

Spyware and anti virus found nothing.

I have cleaned out not needed files including cookies and temp files.

The problem has been going on for a week.

I tried running PCPITSTOp but it stopped for an unknown error.

I used a disk defrag program and I have used chkdsk.

I would appreciate any help.


Thanks

T

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:29 AM

If you want me to help you answer the question i asked.
I have a reason for asking it.

If there was a power surge or outage it could have caused the problems you have somewhat described so far. System files could have become corrupted. If you know the date the problem began System Restore may be able to revert the system state to a date that preceeds the onset of the problem.

Did the problems with all three computers start on the same day?

As far as the Acer - are you using any particular program when it happens? Do you hear any beeping when it occurs? Are the fans still running when this happens?

How old is the computer and have you cleaned the dust from the inside - the fans, and especially the fan on the processor?

If you do not hear beeping, the fans stay on -and the problem began one week ago, use System Restore to reset your system state to a date older than a week.
start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore

pick a highlighted date that preceeds the onset of the problem.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:57 AM

Thanks

They did not start on the same day, but since last Ffriday when the T storm caused a power outage. All problem started on different days since last Friday. So it is logical to think the pwer dropped may have caused a problem.


I will look at the fan. The Acer is about 6 monts old.

I will look in to restore and check the fan for sust.

I appreciate the help.

T

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:13 AM

Since the problems all began last Friday or subsequently do a system restore on all three computers.

Let us know.

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:09 AM

Thanks

I did the system restore and the pcs seem fine.

Simple solution, I should have thought of it.

Big thanks for help

T

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:28 AM

You are very welcome.




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