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Old 12-02-2009, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright here we go,Problem is one day i got on my computer windows vista AMD custom built,so i popped in a disk to play a game,Noticed the game didnt autoplay so i looked in my computer didnt find it so i reboot,doesnt come on,i wait few hours,fire it up so it works longer boot time,i was like eh no biggie,Then shut it down to make sure it works and shut downs right,it takes 4 times longer to shut down,i was mind blown,then i notice that the Fans for power supply Proccessor and the two case fans are all running,They never done this,so thought it just overheated,well they stay on as long as i let it,soo not a good sign,the usb slots,they still have power,so i can charge say an mp3 player,So,Any idea? there is noo spyware,i have ran malware bytes search and destroy,and hijackthis,Nothing says virus,Looks like hardware,and thats why im here,also,i unhooked the hardrive see if it was software,booted,shut it off and the fans,still on,sooo,what you all think? whats the problem,how do i fix it?
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What power supply is it?

What video card?


Are all drivers and OS up to date?
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corsair 650 watt geforce gtx 260
ITs fully up to date
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Probably bad RAM or a dieing harddrive.

Google, download, burn to disk and run memtest 86+ for about 4 hours.

you can run chkdsk from the run box.
Or from recovery console in xp disk (I think).
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Thats all i can do?
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Yea unless you have known good spare parts to swap out and test.
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well how can it be hardrive if i unhooked hardrive and the fans still stayed on?
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oh sorry,

Clear the CMOS, and see if it still happens.

Flash bios if it still does.
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How do i flash bios??im kinda new to this all,Not stupid but new.
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You would either follow the instructions in the mobo manual, or goto the manufacturers website, select your model motherboard and download the latest bios version.

The site will likely have instructions on the download page on how to do it.

Most mobos have an auto run program that does it.
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