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Sceptical

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    Re: Windows Registry
    « Reply #15 on: April 05, 2009, 08:23:48 AM »
    I'm back.
    Right, i have attached 2 files, no i haven't it wont let me upload .rar.  Hoorah! I may have done it at last (or not?)

    JJ, copy to a new user wont work it gets to a certain point and i get 
    'Cannot copy (strange garbled file name) Cannot find the specified file.
    Make sure you specify the correct path' ??
    That happened from 'user data to user data' folder.

    patio, i shall give the hdd thing a go, as for the psu, i don't have access to a better one than i have, only the one i replaced that came with the case i bought.
    Thing is, if it is hardware, how come i only get BSOD's on my original user account?
    All seems a bit strange to me.

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      Re: Windows Registry
      « Reply #16 on: April 05, 2009, 10:34:48 AM »
      Oh my.
      Now call me a thicko if you will, i have just had my latest BSOD while using a different account and thought, right thats it, i'm taking a stick of RAM out.
      While i was fiddling i decided to check the graphics card as people have mentioned one BSOD relating to it.
      The godamn fan wasn't working!!
      I took it out and pushed the fan plug hard and it clicked into place and bingo, the fan works.
      Is it possible that that is all it was?
      A overheating card??

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      Re: Windows Registry
      « Reply #17 on: April 05, 2009, 10:49:03 AM »
      Very Possible....
      I'd still run the checks i suggested...
         
       
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      Re: Windows Registry
      « Reply #18 on: April 05, 2009, 11:16:12 AM »
      Yeah...Your two dump files show:
      KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M, and BAD_POOL_HEADER errors, both in win32k.sys
      It looks like some hardware problem. RAM?

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        Re: Windows Registry
        « Reply #19 on: April 05, 2009, 11:37:11 AM »
        Broni.
        Tried the RAM test several times, no sign of a problem, i hope it was just the card overheating, (see post above).

        patio, will do, and i will leave something running overnight to see what happens.
        Cheers.

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        Re: Windows Registry
        « Reply #20 on: April 05, 2009, 11:40:52 AM »
        Very well, then :)

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          Re: Windows Registry
          « Reply #21 on: April 05, 2009, 11:42:16 AM »
          I hope so Broni, it is doing my head in!!

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          Re: Windows Registry
          « Reply #22 on: April 05, 2009, 11:47:47 AM »
          Ours as well..... ::)
             
           
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          Re: Windows Registry
          « Reply #23 on: April 06, 2009, 12:45:36 AM »
          Run diagnostics on your hard drive
          http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
          On that page find the brand of hard drive that you have and download the diagnostics disk. That will be an ISO that you can use to create bootable CD or floppy.


          What is the capacity of your hard drive and how much free space is left?

          What antivirus programs do you have installed?
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          http://www.petfinder.com/

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          Re: Windows Registry
          « Reply #24 on: April 06, 2009, 12:49:13 AM »
          by the way, When was the last time you blew the dust out of your computer?
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            Re: Windows Registry
            « Reply #25 on: April 06, 2009, 12:58:16 AM »

            JJ, did that last night though the one i got from seagate, (SeaTools For Windows ver 1.1.1.0) isn't a bootable cd it is a programme installed on windows. I ran the long test and no bad sectors found. (Don't know if the other versions do something different?)
            My computer was still fine this morning, left on overnight so i hope the fan was the only problem, we shall see.
            Cheers all. (IF it's fixed, if not, i'll be back).  ;D

            patio, don't lie, you love it really!

            jj, just seen your other message, not long back, probably when i didn't replace the graphics card fan plug properly. Ooopps!

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            Re: Windows Registry
            « Reply #26 on: April 06, 2009, 01:20:15 AM »
            What antivirus programs do you have installed?

            Try to do a repair install
            http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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              Re: Windows Registry
              « Reply #27 on: April 06, 2009, 01:33:14 PM »
              patio, i've left the computer on for 48 hours since i have fixed the graphics card fan, no sign of a BSOD.
              It looks like that was the problem.
              These things never cease to amaze me.
              The range of error codes i've had is boggling, if this really was my probelm, there seems little point in them being there in the first place if no one knows exactly what they mean.
              I shall keep the link you have provided, just in case!!  :-\
              Cheers

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              Re: Windows Registry
              « Reply #28 on: April 06, 2009, 03:53:35 PM »
              Good news :)

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              Re: Windows Registry
              « Reply #29 on: April 06, 2009, 05:30:19 PM »
              if computer is working fine, maybe you do want to make registry point just in case you play with the registry and have a problem again....  :)