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Hard drive shutting off randomly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fatalwounds, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. fatalwounds

    fatalwounds Thread Starter

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    Hello, when using programs, or installing them, my computer will make the same noise that occurs when i manually shut it down, and freeze for around 20 seconds..then try to resume.

    but for certain things like games, if it does what i described, my whole computer will crash and i will get a BSOD

    This is really driving me crazy and any help is appreciated.

    thanks
     
  2. Erans

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    i've had problems like this can you get like the
    (0x00 )
    or w/e numbers it give you when you get the bsod? and then you can enter that in a google serach and it'll tell you what that means i do that all the time :p
     
  3. fatalwounds

    fatalwounds Thread Starter

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    I'll look out for that the next time it happens.
     
  4. rainforest123

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    fw:
    Yes, the EXACT error message, as Erans requests, is important.

    If the computer is not the one in your Tech Guy profile, please provide the CPU & video card information.
    Please provide the motherboard brand & model.
    Processor bransd & model.
    Ram - # of sticks; brand; model; size [ # of MB ].
    Does the computer have a floppy disk drive?
    Do you know how to make a bootable CD from an ".iso" file? Which CD burning software is installed?
    Did you build the computer?
    How long ago was the computer built?
    Does the problem occur when you are not gaming?
    Which game?
    Go to the event viewer & look for errors or warnings that occur at the time of your BSOD.

    Is your computer configured to create mini dumps? If not, please do so.

    RF123
     
  5. fatalwounds

    fatalwounds Thread Starter

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    CPU - intel p4 HT 3.2ghz
    Motherboard - ASUStek leonite PL5P-LE
    Ram - 2 sticks, 1024MB each
    Floppy drive - none
    Do you know how to make a bootable CD from an ".iso" file? - no
    Did you build the computer? I added the 2gb of ram, and a sound card. otherwise, no
    How long ago was the computer built? 2007
    Does the problem occur when you are not gaming? - Yes, when installing programs. The game i play when it happens is world of warcraft, but that's the only game i have installed

    and the error on the blue screen was 0x7a


    thanks
     
  6. rainforest123

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