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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:16 PM
Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:27 PM
What do I burn to the cd?
I see 4 files including a read me. I'm putting the files on cd and will try again to reboot
I'm sorry that I don't understand.
I burned 3 files to the cd, rebooted but it just booted normally.
I appreciate the help and patience but I'm lost as to what I'm supposed to do.
Edited by blackstone, 10 June 2007 - 10:58 PM.
Posted 10 June 2007 - 11:48 PM
Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:03 AM
I burned the iso image and see 2 files in a folder called "boot"
There is a file called boot and one called memtest.img
I rebooted the computer with the cd in the drive and nothing happened.
It booted normally.
What\s supposed to happen?
Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:14 AM
If you read through microsoft literature you will see that the error you get can be caused by almost anything under the sun. I don't believe that the problem is with the hardware. You almost certailnly have a corrupted windows installation, a driver or an application. Microsoft admits that because of the large number of variables it is very possible that none of the methods offered will solve the problem.
This minidumps business can be extremely misleading and at best will give you 50% analysis with vague results which lead you to nowhere if not entirely out of course.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:56 AM
If a system restore does not work I would recommend uninstalling google desktop I have seen it do some weird things that early in the startup stage and it is still in beta last time I checked.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:12 AM
Several days ago, I used last good configuration if that's what you mean.
The problems continued but haven't appeared in a couple days.
Would Google desktop suddenly cause problems after being installed for months?
I appreciate all the help.
Since it's working now, I'll see what happens and post back after uninstalling Desktop
Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:26 AM
Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:46 PM
The machine worked famously for the past week until just a short while ago.
While my wife was on, it shut down. I couldn't get it to reboot in any manner.
After it sat for about a half hour, my son started it right up.
I wonder if some piece of hardware is failing.
If so, how do I get the machine to boot from the memtest cd?
That sounded like that was a logical step when we stopped.
Also, it was mentioned about a restore. How would I go about that?
Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:16 PM
My son discovered the case was really warm and the intake fan was really dirty.
Blowing it out.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 11:42 PM
Download and install Everest (a link in my signature). Run it on Computer > sensor. Wait a few seconds until data shows up. Keep the program open and run your antivirus. After about 10 minutes see in Everst what temperatures you have for cpu, hard disk and motherboard.
Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:24 AM
Last evening we took the side panel off and blew the machine out a bit. Will grab some more air today.
Here are the temps:
Motherboard 113 F
Drive 1 122
Drive 2 126
Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:38 PM
Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:56 PM
Those are after we cleaned some and removed one side which is still off.
I grabbed some air today.
On my own computer, I leave the side off.
I may do that with this one.
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