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well ill open it up and clean it up and see how it works out
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May I suggest that you run a RAM test. This can be done with memtest (a link in my list below) or with Microsoft's RAM test utility.
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ok thanks The Skeptic i'll give it a try
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sorry for no reply had a family emergency...im giving the RAM test a go right now...i am a bit confused with the cdburn.exe when i run it a black screen appears for a short second and then disappears giving me no time to read what it says. i also see no help in the download

Edited by jryda55123, 03 September 2009 - 01:20 PM.

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when i try to run the mem test from the floppy it says Loading.. then about 2 seconds later it says Disk I/O Error...not sure what this means but my computer has been shutting down randomly before this happened so i seem to think it is getting worse..help please
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Please go to memtest link in my list and download "Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable .ISO (.zip)". Save it to your desktop or another folder of your choice and right click the zipped folder. Chose Exract All and run the wizard to extract the folder in which the memtest .iso file is located.

Download BurnCDCC from my list. Save the zip folder and extract the files like you did before. Double click the extracted folder and then double click BurnCDCC. Use the Browse button to find the memtest file and run the program to burn it to a CD (not floppy). Boot the computer with the newly created CD and memtest will start running. Let it run for an hour or two. There shouldn't be any error (red lines). If there are, stop the program.
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ok well i decided to reformat but my computer still seems to shut down randomly so i will now try to do the scan you suggested the only issue i have is I do not see a link for "Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable .ISO (.zip)" can u link me or direct me please thank you
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Click on the Memtest86 link at the bottom of The Skeptics signature
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the scan goes until about 50 % and then my computer shuts down...
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Are you booting from the cd?
If the system is still shutting down and not in windows then we have a hardware problem.
Windows should not be even used while this is running.
The memtest runs off the cdrom so windows never even starts up.
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yes i booted from the CD
what do you feel the hardware issue is?
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Again it could be
  • Memory
  • PSU
  • HD
  • Motherboard
  • CPU
  • or heat

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you say you replaced the PSU...was it a used or new PSU...
was the replacement equal to or greater wattage PSU compared to what was in there previously ...
did you add/replace any other hardware
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