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Computer freezing having to hard reset and cannot update w7

by spectrum_123 / September 24, 2014 12:23 PM PDT
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Good help there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 10:24 PM PDT

Since they are scanning and more, the hardware is suspect in my view. I've see all of this from bad ram and in spite of the owner exclaiming temperature is fine, we do the usual work anyway. Even a new GPU needs this. Why? Read http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290x-thermal-paste-efficiency,3678-3.html (and there are many others to cover that topic.)

There's also a little indication to me that the power supply could be overtaxed or there is bad ram or another issue at play that has corrupted the OS on the drive.
Bob

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by spectrum_123 / September 25, 2014 1:04 PM PDT
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thanks for replying Bob, I am going to attempt a repair using my windows installation disk and see how that goes. If it is not successful in solving my problems then I will do a clean install of windows. I think that any of the hardware issues are very big possibilities. This system was never built to be used in this year, and you might have noticed I'm running a higher end card that the psu barely supports wattage wise... and originally this system had wXP on it and the motherboard may not have the correct drivers for w7...?

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by spectrum_123 / September 25, 2014 1:06 PM PDT
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also, since I cannot edit my other post, do you have any advice for me after w7 clean install if it does not work?

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When clean install fails....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2014 12:02 AM PDT
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The hardware is then suspect. It's that simple.
Bob

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