i've run a dx tool and how do i attach a compressed zip file to give the results?
Windows 7 working fine on my Aspire pc 6 months; past few days, three problems have appeared; won't enter sleep mode; the display turns black, but less than a minute later reappears showing same desktop programs runningafter
running an rkill/malwarebytes/superantispyware scan which was negative
except for adware, I noticed 2 areas only of the display were flickering
rapidly but were still visible; the trash can, and the up arrow on
right end task bar which opens up the programs with messages, or just
plain active; Windows update appears, flag appears if there's a message.
when i click onto one of those program icons, they don't open up GUIrestart,
the boot up is interrupted with a black background with 2 options;
"Normal Windows 7 start", and "other options" with F8 or F10 showing
repair, last safe start, etc. options for starting up. And, both those
two options to select are flickering rapidly. if i select Windows
Diagnostics, the result of that scan is everything working properly. If
Normal start-up is selected, it does continue the normal boot up and
works fine...but still won't go into sleep mode. and each re-start is
the same; i have to select.the only changes i recall are the
rkill/malwarebytes/superantispyware scan, which i did just thinking good
idea, as i'm going to change the Avira antivirus and the firewall
freeware, for Norton Symantec 360. After running those scans, that's
when i noticed the flickering and boot-up problem.
I did install some software but not within a day of these problems appearing.
I have noticed my 500 GB external hd has become too full to accept the
weekly windows backup the past 2 sundays; and I don't understand how a
system image copy, and one backup, can occupy almost 400GB on that
drive...it has some music and video files also, leaving only 12 GB empty
for the new backup. That seems wrong to me, for a single backup to
take 400GB. there's not close to 400GB on the internal hd that's being
i'm attaching a Belarc review from November...
specs; Acer Aspire X3950
3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i3
55032 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
4096 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready Multi-core (2 total)Hyper-threaded (4 total)
Board: Acer Aspire X3950
Bus Clock: 133 megahertzBIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P01-A3 05/05/2010