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    Computer Crashes, Please HELP!!

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    by damasta_420 ·

    I have an Asus A7S333 Motherboard, AMD Athlon XP 2100 Processor, running Windows XP. My computer will crash at random times, somtimes after its been on a day, sometimes for a couple of hours. The comptuer just shuts off, the power light on the motherboard remains on, but i must unplug the computer from the wall before it will turn back on. It is definately not a virus. I replaced my hard drive. I replaced my heatsink and fan to a more powerful one, to assure it isnt a heat problem. After it crashes, I unplug it, plug it back in, boot it up, and i get a Ivalid System Disk error.(only after it crashes) I reboot again and it boots to windows fine. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciative. Email to : damasta_420@yahoo.com. Thanks

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    • #2741571

      Did you…

      by jkaras ·

      In reply to Computer Crashes, Please HELP!!

      Reseat the processor? Test the rails of the power supply or swapp for another to if change? Reseat the memory? I suspect the power supply when I had a simular situation my power supply was faulty that eventually fried my motherboard

      • #2742381

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        by pcnetworktech ·

        In reply to Did you…

        Make sure the FAN is working. It could be processor is heating and shutting down the computer

        • #2743194

          Power Supply

          by s1police ·

          In reply to Reply To: Computer Crashes, Please HELP!!

          i think is the Power Supply. your output is not enough for your computer, try to change a higher output Power Supply, it will be stable.

    • #3387408

      Try to check RAM

      by blaxand ·

      In reply to Computer Crashes, Please HELP!!

      may be it’s bad RAM. Try to check it with any tests.
      Far worst if it’s microcrack on your motherboard.

      • #3387994

        agree with power supply

        by nlee ·

        In reply to Try to check RAM

        I agree with the power supply change. Please do this before you end up frying your system. They are pretty easy these days to swap out and make a huge difference. Don’t forget to make sure you have a fan for the power supply as well as CPU and your machine is free of dust & smoke around the chassis.

        This article on Tech Republic is pretty insightful and has links at the end where you might get some good help:

        Three ways temperature can wreak havoc with your system
        August 11, 2003 | James McPherson |

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