Win2K blue screens, freezes...all sorts of fun
Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:21 AM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:52 AM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:03 PM
It hadn't found any errors before the system froze, so I guess that's good...
Posted 21 May 2007 - 08:11 PM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 08:16 PM
While scanning my main 80 gig Seagate, I saw a tooltip bubble with a "critical temperature warning" of 253 degrees C (??) twice appear then almost immediately go away. Right after the warning, the temperature came back down to 38-39 degrees, so I'm inclined to think this was just a fluke. The Spin Retry Count for this drive also appears to be slightly above threshold.
My smaller drive, an older 8 gig Fujitsu, fails on the health tab due to a low Power On Hours Count, and slightly high Ultra DMA CRC Error Count line - could this be anything serious, or just symptoms of an old drive? I don't use this one for system stuff at all, just storage for non-critical downloads.
Posted 21 May 2007 - 08:23 PM
lets try some memory diagnostics.
windows memory diagnostics
Posted 21 May 2007 - 11:32 PM
Posted 22 May 2007 - 09:17 AM
Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:46 AM
Are you still getting the Blue screens.
Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:03 PM
It's still freezing on me, though - 3 times last night, including during the HDTune scan and just trying to read a page on Wired with a streaming video ad.
I'll try the network driver tonight when I get home.
Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:26 PM
Let's take another look at the temperatures. Please download SpeedFan, install it and run it on the machine. Post back with the temperatures you see at startup and those after the machine has run for a while. Knowing what the temperatures are just prior to a freeze may be helpful.
Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:04 PM
I have noticed the freezes are happening differently when I have something like SpeedFan or HDTune running. Usually whatever I'm doing just stops in the middle - the mouse pointer doesn't move, if the disk is being accessed it keeps spinning, but I still have a display on screen. The past few days when scanning my system with this kind of program, the screen goes blank, as if I had monitor power management shut it off (which I don't).
Uninstalling then reinstalling the drivers for my network card hasn't seemed to have any effect, good or bad.
Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:26 PM
Posted 23 May 2007 - 03:49 AM
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