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Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range

I few days ago, I started seeing this message during boot: NOTICE - HD SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you backup ...
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0answers
32 views

PXE media failure.Hard Drive most likely failed

I had a dual boot setup (Windows 7 / Crunchbang 11 ) on my 640GB WD hard drive with 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition(Linux).sda7 was root(~25GB) while sda8(~220GB) was home A week or ...
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1k views

Random Reboots on a Windows 8.1 Custom Build

I have a Windows 8.1 custom PC that I built about 6 months ago. It worked great for several months with no problems, but about three months ago it started to reboot randomly. My computer works fine ...
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0answers
45 views

Computer Freezes but no Idea why

I have a 2 year old desktop, with x86 32-bit processor, and came originally installed with Windows 7. I since installed Ubuntu 12.4 and now run both dual booted. Running in either OS, my screen ...
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2answers
62 views

How to recover data from dead disk? [closed]

I just dropped my disk and it doesn't spin anymore when connecting. Unlucky me - it's a backup disk - and I need the data. I did try to find a service but they are really expensive and outside my ...
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0answers
67 views

Computer crashed for good

My one-year-old custom PC was crashing when I played Battlefield for 5 minutes or Counter-Strike for 20 minutes. Now it keeps crashing whenever I power it up. (It doesn't loop.) Debugging steps I ...
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2answers
118 views

How to diagnose multiple Linux system failures?

I am having several major problems with my Linux machine: Kubuntu 13.10 (recent clean installl), MSI m'board (AMD Phenom II X3 720; 8Gig RAM), NVidia GeForce GT 630 video card (using kernel module ...
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1answer
485 views

Random crash then “a disk read error has occurred”

So out of the blue today when my computer was tabbed out of a game things got laggy and my computer crashed with a scrambled corrupt version of my screen making me think it was the GPU overheating. ...
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1answer
91 views

Are these symptoms of hard disk failure?

I've been running Bodhi Linux 2.0 on my laptop for the past half a year or so and lately it was acting up. Firefox would randomly crash with no error message, and then would refuse to start (instead ...
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1answer
158 views

Flickering white lines displayed whilst playing games in high quality [duplicate]

My computer specs are Asus M4A88T-M Antec BP550 Plus 550W G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SD-RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) RAM Nvidia 550ti 1gb 192bit video card Anthon 2 3.2ghz x3 ...
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1answer
138 views

When I play games that require high graphics I get white flickering

Alright my computer when i play games will flicker white across the screen and some games will even crash immediately after getting in the game, I only have the problem with games that require high ...
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1answer
551 views

Crashes and freezes after fixing “BOOTMGR is missing” error

I came back from a 3-day weekend to a computer that was off. I leave my PC on 24/7, so this was odd. Turn it on to get the dreaded "BOOTMGR is missing" screen. Two attempts at Windows Recovery and ...
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1answer
888 views

Lenovo Desktop PC 3000 J Series shuts down unexpectedly

I had this PC given to me with the recovery disks. I have tried starting it as it was given to me. It came up to the log in screen (don't have the previous user's password offhand). It sat there for a ...
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2answers
2k views

Computer Freezes Up With Vertial Lines Across Screen and Audio Spazz

Here is a (terrible) photo (angled looking down) of the stripes: Notice the purplish vertical stripes that appear evenly about 1/10 of the time. My computer is randomly freezing up and showing lines ...
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2answers
2k views

Can hardware get damaged from restarting a computer too often? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will restarting the computer a lot (about 10 times in 2 minutes) damage the motherboard? I'm always installing new programs and testing new operating systems on my ...
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2answers
314 views

Best tool to investigate computer instability?

My computer is subject to chronic (that is, it happens every few months) instability, which manifests itself in the form of heavy graphical glitches, GPU driver failures, distorted sound, network ...
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1answer
147 views

Can graphics driver cause low level crash on a pc? (frozen screen output) [closed]

I recently installed a beta nvidia graphics card driver and my pc crashes with frozen screen output.
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1answer
467 views

Dell Precision M6500 crashes, BIOS displays “internal hard drive not found” [closed]

The power cord LED is off. Turning the laptop off and on again helps. BIOS version is A07. Laption is running Windows 7 64-bit. What could that be?
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2answers
106 views

Built new PC but screen randomly turns off

I built a new PC yesterday, with the following specs: Intel i5 2500k 8GB DDR3 RAM Gainward GTX570 Phantom MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) Motherboard OCZ Agility 3 SSD The build went fine, and the PC has ...
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3answers
524 views

Very unusual Windows 7 crash, nothing found in the event logs

I am the systems administrator at a small business. We recently upgraded our computers to custom-built boxes, which I put together myself, running Windows 7. We have about 7 or 8 of these boxes, and ...
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3answers
84 views

Diagnosing random system crashes; is there a better way then waiting until it crashes (or doesn't)

I've purchased a system last week and ever since, it's been behaving erratically, not posting and random freeze ups in windows when it does post (with the inability to post right after). I've stripped ...
3
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1answer
554 views

My homebuilt computer can't awake from sleep mode

So I decided to build my own computer about 3 weeks ago. Everything went smooth however I noticed a pretty nasty issue when the computer goes to sleep. Indeed when it goes to sleep for more than ...
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1answer
958 views

Random Crashes with {insert random color here} Screen of Death

My computer occasionally crashes with various colors on screen. Afterwards, my computer doesnt start up before 3-4 reboots. There is no Graphics Card info, or Mem Count, it just doesn't start. ...
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11answers
12k views

My computer freezes irregularly

My computer started to freeze at irregular times for 3 weeks now. Please note that this question change with each things that i try. (For additional details) What happens My computer freezes, the ...
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3answers
1k views

Machine check exception - how to read and understand it?

My computer acts strange - sometimes reboots spontanousely, sometimes does not want to boot. When I isse command "mcelog", I receive such info: HARDWARE ERROR. This is *NOT* a software problem! ...
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1answer
1k views

Desktop freezing under heavy graphics load

I'm having some serious trouble diagnosing an issue that I've been having with a box I built a couple of months ago. Here's the hardware: newegg wish list After playing a game for 30-60 mins. The ...
3
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4answers
718 views

How can I stop this weird crash that I experience on my laptop randomly?

I have a Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560 laptop. Its hardware are the following: Intel Pentium T4300 NVidia GeForce GT 240M 3 GB of DDR2 RAM Since the last summer, I am experiencing a very weird symptom on ...
3
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2answers
4k views

Pixelated screen followed by hard crash

Bit of a tricky one as I am troubleshooting this from range but was hoping for some opinions from everyone here. Sisters computer is on the fritz. It is a recent build of a core i3, 4 GB Corsair ...
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3answers
255 views

Crash / freeze - probable hardware failure - ideas?

Hi I am running a (until yesterday) stable PC with Vista. Since yesterday, I've had four instances of this problem: The system, without warning, completely stops responding - no reaction to mouse or ...