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I Am Going To Shoot Myself! Help!


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#1 ebsports

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 12:48 PM

Okay, so, I'd say this has been going on a month or two now.

It started out really bad, somewhat chilled out, and now it's back worse then ever.

What happens is my computer will just randomly shut down...for no reason. Sometimes it will take 6...7...8 restarts before it ever comes up good for a while.

Other times, it will just restart randomly, then, soon as you try to do something, it restarts again.

Other times, it works fine for days without a restart.

It seems to happen moreso when on the Internet, but, it will happen when not browsing the internet.

I read that if you turn down your Hardware Acceleration to "none" it would help, and, it did. Once I did that, the restarts became less, but, were still around. It's still turned to "none" and the restarts are back in full force.

I don't usually get an error message, however, when I do I get:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS 0x000000D1

DISABLE BIOS MEMORY CACHING OR SHADOWING

From looking around, it looks like it's a driver issue? But, I'm not sure as I'm not that great with computers.

The computer is maybe 5-6 months old, no trojans, spyware, anything like that. Very clean and kept nice.

I can't figure out this problem for the life of me!!

Can somebody please help? I can't take this anymore :thumbsup:

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#2 ebsports

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 12:59 PM

I do notice a beep or two here and there as well.

Not as loud as a normal computer beep, but, you can hear it.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 01:11 PM

What are the specs of your computer? Did you install more RAM when this started to happen? If so, try and remove the new RAM and try it again. I've had this problem before and it was just a bad stick of RAM.

If you hear a beep its probably the POST or something getting to the RAM and finding it bad.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 01:18 PM

Nope, I never installed anything extra.

My specs are:

AMD Athlon 2400+
2.01 GHZ
512 RAM

XP Service Pack 2

I have seen some stuff that says the driver to my Video Card could be the cause, but, I'm not sure.

I never touched it...so not sure why it would just act odd one day out of the blue.

It's a NVidia GeForce4 MX with AGP8x 64MB

Thanks so much for helping me out. It's so frustrating.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 01:54 PM

ugh, it's shut down about 6 times in normal mode since I posted this message.

Sometimes however it will go days without shutting down or just shuts down once or something.

I'm in safe mode now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:30 PM

Let's try this:
Download the latest drivers for your card from this link. DON'T install them yet. (I suggest saving it to your desktop)
Uninstall the current drivers by browsing to the Start Menu > Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and search for "NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers" or "NVIDIA Display Drivers" and select remove.(If it's not there, right click 'My Computer' go to the Hardware tab, click 'Device Manager', go to Display Adapters, right click your card, and click Uninstall.)
Shutdown your computer.
Open your case, cleanout any and all dust. Take out your video card and put it back in, CAREFULLY!
Turn your computer back on.
When it asks you to install the video card, ignore it and run the uility that came with the drivers. Follow the instructions that came with them for installing it and see what happens.

Since your there already, stay in safe mode. Post back with the results.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:36 PM

Another thing you can try is checking your RAM with Memtest86.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:44 PM

Here are lists of beep codes. It will depend on the BIOS you have in your computer. you usually can find information about your BIOS and it's version in the BIOS setup screen.

PCHell's Beep Codes
BIOSCentral Beep Codes
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:51 PM

*crosses fingers*

I think you fixed me all up!!!

I got a beep...but...right now it's working a-okay. It was shutting down nearly upon start up..

It seems good right now. I hope it stays that way! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 04:08 PM

actually, it didn't work :thumbsup:

Still having the same problem.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 04:08 PM

I Am Going To Shoot Myself! Help!, Win XP 0x000000D1 Error



I am glad it is working out for you.

It occurs to me that even if you shot yourself,

the computer would still have to be fixed.


This way, you are still around and so is your PC.

Not that I'm totally against violence, you understand -

I've often threatened to shot my PC,

and, truth be told, I've often wanted to shot some PC operators!

:thumbsup:


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 08 April 2007 - 04:20 PM

Have you used windows update lately?

I have seen a couple of machines with this error after windows update had been run, and the Nvidia drivers updated.

Also, another cause is the cooling fan on the video card. make sure that the cooling fan is functioning correctly.
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#13 ebsports

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 07:20 PM

I've ran Windows Update multiple times and nothing :thumbsup:

Updated the driver for NVidia as well.

I haven't even been able to access the computer the past hour or so becuase it just flat restarts. I finally got it into safe mode.

Ugh...this thing is killer.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 07:44 PM

and now, after updating the driver and such, i can't even get to the welcome page when starting up without it just restartting.

it lasted nice for about 20-30 min...and now it's just...croaking anytime you even attempt to start it back up...

gets the welcome/pick your account page on startup and boom, beep, restart.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:18 PM

Can you restart the computer in VGA Mode? this is much like safe mode, except you will be using the vga driver built into your regular video driver. The start is like safe mode (F8).
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