Posted 08 January 2006 - 07:27 PM
Posted 08 January 2006 - 07:41 PM
UPDATE - I just pulled the power of the computer straight off the wall then plugged it back in again. The computer started up without asking me to do error scanning check. Mmmm... strange. Why is this then? Could this be anything to do with the problem?
Edited by chinofeliz, 08 January 2006 - 07:49 PM.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 07:28 AM
and chinofeliz..sorry i wasn't here...but i only post through the week..not on weekends...should have mentioned that before i left....
with the memtest running for 17+ hours...i doubt it's a ram issue (and you're right...there is no end to that test..it will run as long as you let it)...
the power supply was gonna be my next attempt...let's see where you're at this morning before we go too far though
Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:30 PM
I am seriously thinking about buying a new computer but then again like everyone else I need to save up. Will post a thread later about a new computer I've seen to seek some advice on it.
Another thing, I've been looking around in the computer. And when I came to the "Power Options Properties", I'm sure it was always "Home/Office Desk" but for some reason when I looked at it it was "Minimal Power Management", could it have anything to do with the recent nonsense...? Just a thought
Edited by chinofeliz, 09 January 2006 - 03:31 PM.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:31 PM
do you have access to another PSU of the same specifications as the one that's in there?
Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:40 PM
Under Power schemes, I've got "Home/Office Desk"; "Portable/Laptop"; "Presentation"; "Always On"; "Minimal Power Management"; and "Max Battery".
Is that what you wanted to know? Cheers
Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:46 PM
well...the checkdisk ran fine, your temps seem fine, the memtest passed,...there are only a couple of things left on the hardware side that it could be....
i would lean towards the power supply...if at all possible..the easiest way to test that would be to have another power supply to test with..
Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:54 PM
I was just going to ask you that. The computer's power supply's plugged into a multiplug among with 5 other things, is that like bad? (Then again it's been running since the day the computer was fine though)
Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:56 PM
by power supply..i mean the actual portion of the computer that manages, regulates, and distributes the electricity from the wall
Posted 09 January 2006 - 04:06 PM
Posted 09 January 2006 - 04:07 PM
Posted 09 January 2006 - 04:13 PM
if any of this sounds out of your realm...then do as fenor said and surrender...take it to a local pc shop...it's better to spend a couple hundred bucks...than to end up torching the machine
Posted 09 January 2006 - 04:21 PM
Thanks and have a nice day. You've been so helpful and kind
Edited by chinofeliz, 09 January 2006 - 04:22 PM.
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