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#31
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well, this sucks... after half a dozen searches, none of them, that I could find, are free

I think I'll just reformat after all... I could have already done it a dozen times since I started this thread. I've gotten pretty [bleep] good at that. I can do it in about 6 hours or so, including all the stuff I have to go find on google.

I'm not good at everything computerwise but I have learned some things, and reformatting is one :whistling:

sigh
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Well, VIA wasn't it, anyway . . . so as , the words to blues traveller's 'Hook' fades out I'm off to start over.

Thanks for all the efforts, guys. I appreciate it! :whistling:
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When you start the computer with the files I said to turn off. Does it run fine with these files turned off? You said you turned them back on.
Why ?
Turn them off - leave them off and see how it runs.
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No, I said once the computer is actually running a restart usually works too (always that I've noticed). It's the cold starts that have the problem and, so far, no sugestions have fixed it.

Thanks for the effort. :whistling:
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So with those files off a cold start is still no good ?
Want to try something else ?
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like what?
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I don't know why but I've got a feeling the problem is in windows itsef... the system goes into freeze almost instanrly after the screensaver comes on. I never used to use that (only for the last two or three weeks)

the prob showed up before I used screensaver but... it's more promenent now.

Edited by Pman, 24 September 2006 - 11:21 AM.

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Try pulling the graphics card out and reseating, then check for updated drivers.
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After trying the graphic card if you have a windows cd then go
Start>run>sfc click ok
This will check for files that could be corrupt. It it needs to replace the files then
point to the windows cd.
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z .

Edited by rddg, 24 September 2006 - 03:35 PM.

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Graphics and sound were built in to the motherbaord... I'll try the windows cd fix first. Thanks.
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sfc found one corrupted file setupx.dll

I restored it but won't know until my next cold-start if this fixed the problem. Sure hope so. It's getting very frustrating.
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You can also use Scandisk in MS-DOS mode to fix this problem.
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:whistling: Ok, the problem turned out to be a bad CPU fan. uP was overheating. Happened to have a replacement fan lying around but as soon as i replaced it I lost the video output. Shortly after that i lost all power. Time for a new puter, I think. (I'm at the library right now) Will be a couple of weeks yet before I'm back on-line from home.
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If you build or buy the computer may I suggest that you partition the hard drive so that windows sits by itself.
I have mine As C drive for windows D drive for programs and a second disk for data. Whenever possible I try to put all programs /applications on D drive
Some programs won't let you but a lot will. I then use go back this way you can take just the C drive back and not loose data. Go back loads before windows so I find it better then system restore.
Cheers
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