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Ho, Ho, Ho Could this be a Hardware Problem??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cleek, Dec 12, 2008.

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  1. cleek

    cleek Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've got a Dell Inspiron 6000 lap top running Windows XP. A few weeks back it began locking up and giving me the Blue Screen with various error messages. After trying various fixes with no success I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled Windows.

    Everything worked OK for a week then I got another blue screen error message. I asked the IT person in our office to look at it and he found a line of script missing; reinstalled the missing line & everything worked well for a few days; then last night the same problem happened again.

    IT thinks it may be a hardware problem and I'd like the forum's feedback on this.

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  2. spudder

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    have you check the cpu temp , and does it seem to run the fan more or louder ,,
    what are you doing when it bsd ,,
    if you reformatted and reinstalled,, then after a few days it happen again , and then the IT replaced a script ,, and it solve the problem then i believe that is a software problem , what kinda programs do you use on it
     
  3. cleek

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    How would I check the CPU temp? The fan does come on once in awhile, bit its not running all the time. After the script was inserted the computer ran for around 3 days before BSD. This was the same deal that happened before the first reformat and reinstall. The computer runs for 1 to 3 days OK then BSD.

    I run simple stuff on it; Office, etc. Nothing heavy on graphics or number crunching. Most of the time when the BSD happens I'm on the Internet.

    Paul
     
  4. spudder

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    speed fan can be use to check cpu , gpu and other temps on your computer here is a download site
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/SpeedFan.shtml
    have you run your spyware and anitvirus programs also does it only happen when your on the net and one last thing , are you using only internet explorer to surf , have you tried to download firefox or netscape or something else to surf with to see if is a problem from the net , that affects your computer through internet explorer
     
  5. cleek

    cleek Thread Starter

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    I'll try the softpedia site when I get home this evening; I use Firefox to surf. Actually, I would say that every time it BSD's o0n me is when I'm online, but that's what I sue this computer for, e-mail, surfing, etc. I've got a desk top for other applications.

    I've run various spyware/antivirus programs before and all have shown nothing.
     
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