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Oolz Calhoun Oct 12, 2008, 06:35am EDT Report Abuse
hey gang , iv been having random restarts " unwillingly " with no pop up errors . iv been reading on 3 possibilties .

BAD RAM
NEED NEW POWER SUPPLY
OR HARD DRIVES W/ BAD SECTORS?

iv went too <sTART < RUN < eventvrw an tried too find some errors that were logged there.

these were under SYSTEM and APPLICATION in eventvrw

Error < source ati2mtag
Warning < Dhcp
Error < source Perflib
Error < source Perfnet
Error <source VSS

hope u guys are familiar with what im talking about . get back at me plz. i hate random restarts , especially in the middle of things.

specs

PENT 4 AMD ATHALONE
1.11 GHZ
1.00 GB RAM.
mother board Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ

ty all


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Oct 12, 2008, 05:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: HARD DRIVE w/ bad sectors?

Start your diagnostics...

RAM > memtest86: http://www.memtest.org/#downiso (Make at least two passes)

Hard Drive > Free software and utilities provided by manufacturer (Go to their website and look for downloads, Hiren's Boot CD includes all of them)

Power Suppy Unit - Check voltages in BIOS or purchase a Power Supply Tester to check voltages. This will help you find the problem.

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http://www.letheonline.net
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ASUS P8Z68-V LX
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CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
Gerritt Oct 12, 2008, 08:02pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: HARD DRIVE w/ bad sectors?
Well, I'm pretty sure that the system specifics are wrong, but it appears there may be a problem with your ATI GPU.

Ad Astra Per Aspera
(A rough road leads to the Stars)
We all know what we know, and everyone else knows we are wrong.
System Specifications in BIO
FordGT90Concept Oct 12, 2008, 10:55pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: HARD DRIVE w/ bad sectors?
Oolz Calhoun said:
BAD RAM
NEED NEW POWER SUPPLY
OR HARD DRIVES W/ BAD SECTORS?

Do you have Windows XP? You'll have to disable automatic restart on error if you do.

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced tab -> Settings button under Startup and Recovery

Uncheck "Automatically Restart" under System failure. If you do those steps, instead of just restarting right away, you'll see a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Write everything that stands out to you here, especially the STOP code and any files it mentions.

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Oolz Calhoun Oct 13, 2008, 06:16am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: HARD DRIVE w/ bad sectors?
yes i have XP . i also have the box unchecked aswell ( previously ) . i guess ill have to fun those tests than huh =( . thanks again for the help. im thinking its my PSU . its only like 300w. boooo.

ty gang

Egbe Terence Oct 14, 2008, 12:18pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: HARD DRIVE w/ bad sectors?
now b4 u confirm anypaticular prob esp when the defect could hav eyou suspecting several components.Well what u gotta do is to is to test all these and try to isolate the prob.
hdd use partition magic
ram use fixram
and for^power supply use tester todetermine if the right output voltage prevails

Joshua Marius, LeThe Oct 14, 2008, 01:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: HARD DRIVE w/ bad sectors?

Why are some of you repeating my answer to him? He has to perform diagnostic guys, all we can do now is wait. Repeating my answer in a different way is just going to confuse him more.

Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS


 

    
 
 

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