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#1 friedrice32547

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:28 PM

yea every time i try to run a large program like Photoshop CS2 and windows media player 11 and so on window just restarts
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 10:58 PM

You could possibly have a bad RAM module. Try running Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic" and see if it detects a bad RAM module.
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:43 PM

Please give us the stats on your system including the processor and how much ram.

Also please tell us how much free space you have on your hard drive.

Run the ram tests (using only one stick of ram at a time - physically remove additional sticks) as Acklan suggested. Run it for several hours on each ram stick until all sticks are tested.

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Stop the computer from rebooting spontaneously and have it display a stop message instead.

To do so, please perform the following steps:
Right-click My Computer.
Select Properties.
In the System Properties, select the tab Advanced.
In the box called Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
A new window will open:

Uncheck the box "Automatically restart" in the group System Failure
Confirm the changes in both Windows by clicking OK.
Whenever a critical system failure occurs now, you will see a blue screen with a cryptic description of the error. However, the content of this message might help in finding the appropriate solution to the problem.

Edited by Enthusiast, 13 November 2006 - 11:45 PM.


#4 friedrice32547

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 12:25 AM

kinda got lost on how do check my ram

i change the settings long time ago and never got the "blue" screen and i noe what it looks like


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Posted 15 November 2006 - 12:26 AM

o yea sorri for late reply been buzy with school

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 12:34 AM

kinda got lost on how do check my ram

i change the settings long time ago and never got the "blue" screen and i noe what it looks like


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I am confused. What settings and "Look like"?? What is the comment about your hard drive?
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:17 AM

You check the Ram by using the Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic linked in a previous post or any of the following:

RAM tests

http://www.simmtester.com/page/products/doc/download.asp
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
http://www.memtest.org/
http://www.memtest86.com/

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:37 PM

Please give us the stats on your system including the processor and how much ram.

Also please tell us how much free space you have on your hard drive.

Run the ram tests (using only one stick of ram at a time - physically remove additional sticks) as Acklan suggested. Run it for several hours on each ram stick until all sticks are tested.

Also -

Stop the computer from rebooting spontaneously and have it display a stop message instead.

To do so, please perform the following steps:
Right-click My Computer.
Select Properties.
In the System Properties, select the tab Advanced.
In the box called Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
A new window will open:

Uncheck the box "Automatically restart" in the group System Failure
Confirm the changes in both Windows by clicking OK.
Whenever a critical system failure occurs now, you will see a blue screen with a cryptic description of the error. However, the content of this message might help in finding the appropriate solution to the problem.

thats the blue screen im talking about and i still cant do the test says i need a flopy drive which i dont have

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 05:49 PM

Well, tell us exactly what the error message said on the blue screen.

It may help us diagnose the cause of your problem.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:26 PM

there is no blue screen when it restarts
it just goes black and the sound of my cpu fan dieing then it starts back up

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:42 PM

Did you change the settings for automatic rebooting as i suggested in an earlier post so you would get a stop screen (blue screen) instead of just having the computer reboot?

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:22 PM

yes i have and still no blue screen

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:38 PM

Did you have the same problem with Windows Media Player 10?

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:47 PM

no but window media player 11 worked fine for a month or two and i didnt instal any new programs

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 10:21 PM

If all the fans are running I am leaning to thinking it may be bad ram.
Your system should be able to run two programs at a time without having shutdown problems.

Try testing the ram by using only one stick at a time, running the computer with the two programs you mentioned, and then switching the ram sticks and doing it again. If it runs ok (even slowly but not rebooting) with one of the sticks of ram and it has the problem when you switch them, you have found the problem. If not, it is most likely something else.

How much free space do you have on your hard drive?
(Click "My Computer", right click on the hard drive and choose "Properties".)




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