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Old 11-16-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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i need computer help

ok, my laptop took a **** on me last night so i am typing this up from the computer lab.

last night my laptop was running with no windows open, when all of a sudden a blue screen flashed and all i read from it was "a problem has occured........" i couldnt read the rest before it shut down. it went into like a standby mode and it just sits there. i've tried turning it off and back on but nothing is working, whats wrong with my laptop?
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ok, my laptop took a **** on me last night so i am typing this up from the computer lab.

last night my laptop was running with no windows open, when all of a sudden a blue screen flashed and all i read from it was "a problem has occured........" i couldnt read the rest before it shut down. it went into like a standby mode and it just sits there. i've tried turning it off and back on but nothing is working, whats wrong with my laptop?
Ah...the ever informative blue screen of death.

WIthout knowing what the error was, it is hard to say...and unfortunately, it sounds like your computer is set to reboot on failure. If it created a dump file, we could look at that and see if we can gather any info. Otherwise, we need to tweak your computer to not reboot so that if/when it happens again you can at least get the message.

What were you doing when it puked?

Oh, and you could call mikey and he could install mozilla and run adaware and say you are fixed.
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kinda sounds like a failing hard drive
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Ah...the ever informative blue screen of death.

WIthout knowing what the error was, it is hard to say...and unfortunately, it sounds like your computer is set to reboot on failure. If it created a dump file, we could look at that and see if we can gather any info. Otherwise, we need to tweak your computer to not reboot so that if/when it happens again you can at least get the message.

What were you doing when it puked?

Oh, and you could call mikey and he could install mozilla and run adaware and say you are fixed.

i was not doing anything.............the desktop was on and it was not running any programs. i just finished listening to some music on winamp and browsing the site, and two other car-related sites.
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i was not doing anything.............the desktop was on and it was not running any programs. i just finished listening to some music on winamp and browsing the site, and two other car-related sites.
Was music still playing or was everything completely off and nothing going on...
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Was music still playing or was everything completely off and nothing going on...

no music was playing, i had all windows closed.............and everything just shut off and now wont come back on
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dying hard drive sounds like
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dying hard drive sounds like
no **** that............this laptop was like $2k.........for that amount it should grow a set of lips and suck my cock
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you got ripped off dude... time to see if you're still under warranty
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yeah my work computer did it and I lost all of my info on customers bills and jobs that sucks
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does it make a clicking type noise when you try to start it up?
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no music was playing, i had all windows closed.............and everything just shut off and now wont come back on
So it won't start up or anything now? If that is the case, it definitely sounds like your hard drive took a ****.

I can't look at it tonight, but if you want bring it by tomorrow night some time...or leave it with me tonight and I can look at it at work tomorrow.
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dying hard drive sounds like

yupp.. mine did the same thing last year, by what you're saying.. took it to the shop and they ran all kinds of tests.. ended up being a failed hard drive.. somehow it had just fried itself. I had to get a whole new hard drive. after that, things worked just fine.
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everything just shut off and now wont come back on
What exactly do you mean by this? Do you even get the OS terminal boot screen to show? Does the fan come on, lights come on, etc?
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yeah, if it doesnt even start up at all, its probably not the hard drive. might be motherboard or power supply.
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even without a HD it should still get to or past the bios flash, then it will realize there is no hd to boot from, and ask to insert a boot disk (old school status).

sounds to me like either a mobo or power supply issue.
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even without a HD it should still get to or past the bios flash, then it will realize there is no hd to boot from, and ask to insert a boot disk (old school status).

sounds to me like either a mobo or power supply issue.
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Exactly. You were right both times.
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What exactly do you mean by this? Do you even get the OS terminal boot screen to show? Does the fan come on, lights come on, etc?
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yeah, if it doesnt even start up at all, its probably not the hard drive. might be motherboard or power supply.
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even without a HD it should still get to or past the bios flash, then it will realize there is no hd to boot from, and ask to insert a boot disk (old school status).

sounds to me like either a mobo or power supply issue.
That's why I want him to bring it over...he isn't all that computer savvy and I don't want to go through all the questions to trouble shoot it. lol
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:05 AM   #20
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ok, well i get to pick up the computer today............both ram sticks took a **** on me, they fixed it and said it runs fine now

nice little $150 fix
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ok, well i get to pick up the computer today............both ram sticks took a **** on me, they fixed it and said it runs fine now

nice little $150 fix
I kind of thought it might be that...my ram took a **** on me when I took it out to see what kind it was. Now, I need to get some new ram...which I planned on doing anyhow.

How much ram did you put in?
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I kind of thought it might be that...my ram took a **** on me when I took it out to see what kind it was. Now, I need to get some new ram...which I planned on doing anyhow.

How much ram did you put in?

i dont know, tim's computers on sherwood did it..............i'm guessing they put just as much or more than i had. it was like $50 each
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$100 = probably a gig
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$100 = probably a gig
Until you add in the shop markup and installation fees...it is probably 512. lol But, it could be. I am getting a 1 gb stick for my laptop shortly and it is 103 for it...will be nice to get over 256 again since my other chip fried.
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he said he paid $150. i'm assuming 100 for the ram, 50 for the labor... for desktops, ram price is average $50 for 512 mb

dunno for laptops though. so i'm just guestimating
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he said he paid $150. i'm assuming 100 for the ram, 50 for the labor... for desktops, ram price is average $50 for 512 mb

dunno for laptops though. so i'm just guestimating
$45 diagnostic fee...105 for the rest...whatever that might be.
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close enough lol

at least it's fix.t
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its 512 total 2 256 ram sticks
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its 512 total 2 256 ram sticks
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