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My Computer Keeps Crashing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by SoundsofSand, Mar 21, 2019.

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  1. SoundsofSand

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    I was working on an audio project in Audacity and my computer just freaked out. It's turning weird colors and acting very strangely. Any suggestions on what I can try? I'm attaching some photos of what I'm seeing.

    IMG_0671.JPG IMG_0675.JPG IMG_0677 2.JPG
     
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    Did you solve the freezing problem in your other thread ? If so how ?

    This latest problem looks like a Graphics card or Ram issue. Check they are fully down into their respective sockets on the motherboard.

    What components are in the PC ?
     
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    I ended up "Booting from last good configuration" and it worked fine after.

    I just tried a system restore to 1 day ago. We'll see if this solves the problem.
     
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    Ok, good luck !
     
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    Is it fixed now ?
     
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    Same problems have started again. Computer will randomly stop working and reboot. Upon starting back up, colors and weird images like the ones in photos above are still showing up. Recommendations on what I can try to diagnose and fix the issue?
     
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    Try re-seating the Graphics card and the Ram into their sockets on the motherboard.
     
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    This issue started right after I downloaded the latest versions of Quicktime and Apple. A website I read said:
    "Graphics card drivers can be fickle. If they’re outdated, they can cause issues when playing more modern games. If the graphics card is old, newer drivers can do more harm than good for system stability. Sometimes you’ll have a very recent graphics card and up-to-date drivers, and your computer will still crash regardless!"

    Does that change anything as far as how to diagnose this? I'll have to look up how to deal with motherboard components as it's been 10 years since I've taken a class on the insides of computers.
     
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    It looks like a hardware problem to me but you can try updating or rolling back drivers if you wish.

    EDIT : if you get the chance please run this on it and paste the output text into your reply :-
    https://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
     
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