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I currently can only get windows to load in safe mode with networking 100% of the time, and even then after about 10 minutes the fan just is going wild and you can hear the computer sounds as if it is overheating. I can start it in regular mode, but if and only if the computer has been off for at least several hours...it will load and if you dont open too many windows work for maybe as long as a half hour or so before you begin to hear it struggling and then boom...the blue screen of death pops up and the computer restarts, but it will not reach windows again, it will attempt to but will repeteadly fail and give the blue screen error....if left on it will just continue to try and go back to windows forever. For all the world this seems like an overheating (broken fan) problem to me but all computer folks I have spoken to say it is undoubtedly a virus. None of my virus software is catching anything however which makes me wonder
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Hi ist643...Welcome to G2G!

Please download Speed Fan, install it, and run it to monitor voltages and temperatures.

Post back with the Low temps (at startup) and the high temps (when it seems to be struggling).

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After you do what wannabe1 said:
If you feel safe opening your PC cover, you could try to remove some of the dust inside.
How many case fans do you have?
Also, what is the error message?
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After you do what wannabe1 said:
If you feel safe opening your PC cover, you could try to remove some of the dust inside.
How many case fans do you have?
Also, what is the error message?

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Its a laptop so I can't think very many fans. The error message is not up long enough to see entirely, but the main error i see is "invalid queue item" i believe.
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downloaded speed fan....52.0 C "ACPI?" TEMP on startup
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0x00000096 INVALID_WORK_QUENE_ITEM?
Read here.

Edited by Pi rules, 02 October 2005 - 05:48 PM.

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ist643...

The ACPI reference in your last post piqued my interest.

Click Start then Run and type eventvwr.msc and click "Ok". In the left pane, click "System"...in the right pane, are there any red circles next to errors referencing acpi?

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Edited by wannabe1, 02 October 2005 - 05:53 PM.

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ist643...

The ACPI reference in your last post piqued my interest.

Click Start then Run and type eventvwr.msc and click "Ok".  In the left pane, click "System"...in the right pane, are there any red circles next to errors referencing acpi?

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No acpis listed at all in the event log, but there are loads of errors, the majority of them showing up next to the "DCOM" and "cdrom" sources. For the record, 60C now the temp showing up....I've been told anytihng more than 50 is bad
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ist643...

It started out too hot and got worse. Can you hear the fan running in there? You might try a can of compressed air and see if you can get the CPU cooler as clean as possible. For now, prop the back of the machine on a book or something to get some airspace under it and see if it cools down a little. Maybe a notebook cooler would be a good investment for you. Definitely try to get the dust out of it, though.

Might also be time for a new CPU fan.

Kinda thought this was a heat problem from the git go....just wanted a little verification. :tazz:

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