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Crashes

by slash_4600 / September 30, 2005 1:06 PM PDT

My computer crashes alot but I`ve only kinda got it under control acording to microsoft it was a problem with my raidion 9250 but now its jus a device driver witch I still believe is the raidion. Anyways I`m wondering if there is a way to stop this accourding to cnet the company that built this pc put a mac addition raidion in my computer and put win xp home on it. Definatly not smart, anyways this is a $5000 with good performance but its got terible stability for the price but if theres any way you can stop this can you please tell me I would greatly apriciate it.

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(NT) (NT) id have place of purchase warrenty it
by Mark5019 / September 30, 2005 1:13 PM PDT
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First...
by jackintucson / October 1, 2005 6:40 AM PDT
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can you please tell us what exactly cost you $5,000? Give us the specs on your system please. Heres what we need:

Make/Model# of motherboard
What CPU is installed
How much memory
What harddrives are installed
What Sound card (either PCI or onboard)
What Graphics card
How big is the power supply

Next:

What primary applications do you run?
What anti-virus if any
What firewall if any
What anti-spyware/adware/malware if any
What registry cleaner if any

What are you doing when the system crashes or freezes? Be specific please.

What have you done so far to resolve issues. Be specific please.

Once you answer those questions we have at least a start point at which we may help you.

and life goes on...

Jack

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ok
by slash_4600 / October 1, 2005 10:37 AM PDT
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Make/Model# of motherboard - Asus Proactive AI p5p800
What CPU is installed - Intel p4 at 3.2 ghz
How much memory - 1 gb
What harddrives are installed - western digital 160gb hard drive( it says nowhere if its ata or sata)
What Sound card (either PCI or onboard) - pci creative sound blaster
What Graphics card - ati raidion pro 9250
How big is the power supply - 400 wats the 350 wat one went 3 months ago


What primary applications do you run? Trillajin, nortan internet security, microsoft anti sypyware, asus prob agwin print screen, and slimbrowser for games I use rct 2, nfsu 1 and runescape
What anti-virus if any - nortan anti virus 2005
What firewall if any - nortan internet security 2005
What anti-spyware/adware/malware if any - microsoft anti psyware beta 1
What registry cleaner if any - none

What are you doing when the system crashes or freezes? Be specific please. most recently I closed limewire and it crashed when I used msn sometimes it would crash when someone said something, starting some games windows media player useto crash it but I stoped useing it

What have you done so far to resolve issues. Be specific please. I`ve aliminated almost all software that causes crashes but I`m getting more crashes again

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limewire
by linkit / October 1, 2005 2:37 PM PDT
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P2P software like Limewire, Kazaa, etc., is notorious for allowing spyware, viruses, and malware into a computer. In fact, the programs themselves have been known to install spyware. That's why I don't use them.

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Yep
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 1, 2005 7:45 PM PDT
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Flush Limewire out of your system, do complete scans with your NIS with updated definitions and the same with MSAS, and see if the crashes reduce.

Mark

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Limewire not the problem
by slash_4600 / October 2, 2005 1:17 AM PDT
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I`ve had tones of crashes b4 limewire was even on this computer and I only get Limewire pro and such because they temd to be the programs that don`t come with spyware and I`m sure that nortan or msnas would have caught them so limewire can`t b the problem cuz its only caused 1 crash msn has caused like 30 of em one of the reasons y I hate msn is cuz of crashes but b4 ms said it was my ati drivewr witch windows xp wont let me update cuz the drivers aren`tr downloaded fom a secursite but now its just a device driver so maybe w/e caused the crashes in the ati driver has spread.

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Ever get the ...
by jackintucson / October 2, 2005 2:25 AM PDT
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idea we're grasping at straws? Wink OK. DL this program and see what happens. You might also get cozy with the idea of wiping everything clean and starting anew.

http://www.pconpoint.com/download/

and life goes on...

Jack

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PConPoint
by Stan Chambers / October 2, 2005 2:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Ever get the ...

This may be a good utility, but won't fix anything until you pay the $37.00 to purchase it.
Although it claims that the trial version will repair limited items, it doesn't.
Try these freebies.

Tweak Now Registry Cleaner
http://www.download.com/TweakNow-RegCleaner-Professional/3000-2094_4-10424145.html

CCleaner fixes registry issues, and cleans out all those temp files, and is very fast.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4191.html

Be sure to follow the instructions and backup your registry when the option is offered.

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