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Kernel power error, please help!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by themastergecko, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. themastergecko

    themastergecko Thread Starter

    Jun 18, 2010
    Hey all,

    I have a gateway GT5662 (http://www.gateway.com/product_spec.php?product_recid=529667852), running Windows 7 (upgraded from vista). While I was running vista, and even now, I keep getting Kernel Power errors. They're all the same: Source is Kernel-Power, Event ID is 41, Task category is (63). The computer sometimes reboots spontaneously, sometimes gives me wavy lines and then a BSOD, sometimes shuts down and refuses to start until I turn off the power and wait for a while. It seems to occur randomly, with neither rhyme nor reason. I did by a Back-UPS CS, thinking that it was brownouting. That helped for a little bit, but it's started doing it again--12 times in the last week. I have hit the forums, and the tips seem to be all over the board--some people say it's the audio drivers, others say it's a graphics issues, still others say it's a power issue...one guy even said his case was shorting things out! Any help will be much appreciated, and if you need any more information, please don't hesitate to ask.

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