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brand new system keeps locking up/crashing

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by maximaaa, Nov 27, 2001.

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  1. maximaaa

    maximaaa Thread Starter

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    Hello. I just bought this system 2 days ago, loaded win98 SE and it keeps locking up/freezing, crashing and giving me fatal errors.
    once i tried to change my screen saver and it froze.
    The only way to use it again is by pressing the reset button and rebooting. I tried to copy a dvd to my HD and 15mins into the process I get the blue error screen saying something about my vcache.
    A few times the screen goes black w/ just green lines at the very top of the screen. no way to get it to work unless i hit the reset button.
    I have a 1.2g AMD athlon cpu w/ a thermo engine cpu/heatsink and 2 case fans, ECS k7S5A MB, 40gig 7200 HD, 256megs of DDR memory, 32mb nvidia video card, integrated sound card, a cheap modem (pc tel) and a liteon 16x dvd player.
    It locks up almost everytime I use it, sometimes even when i'm shutting it down.
    Can somebody please help me. Are there any settings that I need to check.
    Any help would be geatly appreciated.
    I'm going out of my mind here w/ this computer.
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    If you bought this system two days ago. Don't try to fix it. Take it back and get a refund. Don't take no for an answer. You have the right . Get a different system.
    I returned a three day old Compaq last year. No questions were asked. It never ran right.
     
  3. maximaaa

    maximaaa Thread Starter

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    can you at least tell me if it's the O/S or the Motherboard.
    I installed the o/s myself but it's the same one I used for my old system and it worked fine.
    Again, any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
     
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