can anyone help as I am going nuts !
for three weeks I haven't been able to figure what's causing my pc to crash and as
was writing this and posting this thread, the dam thing crashed again so had to
start again !ARGHHH !
My CPU and memory were tested to their limits by a program and the computer didn't
crash so i don't think there's a problem with the CPU or RAM, but you never know
as the motherboard could be faulty ! Seems like the system shorts out or something
but have cleaned the inside of the machine and well, I am at the end of my
patience, and haven't been able to do anything with my pc p[roperly for 3 weeks !
I can't solve why my machine has intermittently been crashing.
I can't figure if my USB 2.0 drivers or service pack 1 from Windows XP etc is
causing it to crash.
It can stay on for hours or literally 30 seconds and then crash.
Sometimes on booting up it crashes, and then does it a few times more ina row
before staying on for abit !!!
When it crashes, the speakers sometimes make this horrid squeaking electronic
noise and then the whole machine seems to lose power.
It's like something just causes the machine to lose power, and 'blow out' and
remain off, except for the green light on the front of my pc case !
To then restart my pc when this happens, I have to press the power button and hold
it still for 5 seconds till the green light goes out, then wait 10 seconds before
pressing the power on button again where it then boots up and the red light and
green come on together as Windows boots in!
please help me !
even writing this is like russian roulette as many times the machine crashes
whilst working and just before saving !
could it be a faulty power lead or power suppy or RAM chip or what !!?
It all happened after installing a faulty external hard drive which caused my
machine to freeze and crash, and after checking if my machine had the right
drivers and trying different USB2.0 drivers, and getting many blue screens of
death, I sent the external drive back,and got a new one.
Reinstalled the machine incase it was the drivers, and then applied the correct
USB 2.0 drivers, and then the machine still keeps crashing but without any blue
screen of death and even anti-crash can't stop it crashing of what appears to be
power loss crashes ! who knows, but maybe SP1 USB 2.0 drivers are rubbish, or it's
the USB 2.0 card I installed which is conflicting or causing trouble, but I doubt
it as I took it out and uninstalled it, and the system still crashed !
can anyone help !!!? could it be a faulty sound card or graphics card !!!!