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PC Crashes issue.


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Angelboi

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Constant PC Crashes, starting with the screen losing signal.

Ideas?
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Hi Angelboi...

Might be heat...might be drivers...might be malware... :whistling:

A little more information would be helpful.

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Well Ad-aware recently deleted a Mal-ware, and we are getting Norton this weekend. I don't think its overheating as there were no recent hardware changes. I checked all the fans and plugs, everything seems to run just fine. I also ran a system error check and no problems that I can see.


Only recently (With no pc changes) did the screen mysteriously start losing signals. Usually, the computer is fine for 10-20 minutes before the monitor dies, and the pc either restarts automatically, or I end up doing it since the monitor doesn't come back.
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Are you using on-board video or a separate video card?

This looks like either bad or corrupt drivers, or maybe a hot video card.

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No the video card is not onboard. ATI Radeon 9800.
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Nevermind Problem fixed.

I removed the video card for about 10 minutes and placed it back in. No more sudden errors. Will repost if error occurs again in a few days.


edit: Happened again

Edited by Angelboi, 30 March 2006 - 09:29 AM.

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Thank You for posting the solution
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[bleep] it happened again. I think i fixed the screen but the pc shutdown by itself overnight. Ideas?
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Do you have the latest drivers for ATI, have you got .net framework installed

Does it run hot at all
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I don't think its the video card issue. No its not hot.
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Worth getting the latest drivers just to rule them out, ATI cards require .net framework
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Apparently the pc fixed itself... no further problems at the moment.
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Thank You for letting me know
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Unresolved. It appears to only lose signal when playing games. (Basically things involving graphic change)

Lost signal after 30 minutes of play with Counterstrike.

I already tried to download a driver from ATI.com but i don't think it work.

If possible could you link me to a proper driver? the model is ATI Radeon 9800
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Usually the links to ATI do not work but revert to the main page

Notes:

ATI recommends Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher to be installed.

You must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed prior to downloading and installing the Catalyst Control Center


If you already have .net framework, .net service pack 1 and the .net hotfix installed you can get the driver here

http://www.filehippo...d_ati_catalyst/

If not, go to ATI then click drivers and software, choose XP, Radeon
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