Computer Freezes in middle of games..
Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:22 AM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:30 AM
If you followed the instructions everything is done from memory when the tests run. The system boots up with the cd and nothing is used as far as the OS.
You may have to change the boot sequence in the bios so the cdrom is the first boot device.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:34 AM
and under localdrive is C:/ i tried to run the diagnostic for windows.
Edited by Tefog, 12 February 2010 - 09:35 AM.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:51 AM
NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC by clicking on BurnCDCC.exe
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its HD diagnostics file you downloaded
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:14 AM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:16 AM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:22 AM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:32 AM
exact message is= 11-Cable Test::Write sector error!
Edited by Tefog, 12 February 2010 - 10:35 AM.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:37 AM
The file will probably associate with your zip program so be careful. When you get the file unzip it once. There will be a new file appear but it also will probably look like a zip. Ignore this and run the burncdcc program and pick the file from there. It will show up as a ISO then.
Leave the cd in your player and restart your system. Again make sure your bios is setup so that the cdrom is the first boot device.
Let the program run using advance options and if there are errors let us know what they are.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:24 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:52 PM
Now comes the memory part.
If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.
NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A
B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:
8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:
10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.
To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:
It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.
This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.
The following image is the test results area:
The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:13 AM
You will have to Perform a Repair Installation For Vista...guide is here...
This will allow you to repair your Vista installation and keep all of your personal user account files, settings, and programs
Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:22 AM
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