PC stopping problems - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-26-2004, 07:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 109
Default PC stopping problems

I have a Client, PC Spec, AMD Athlon 1.4G cpu, 256M Ram, AGP 64M Graphics Card, PCI Nic, 60G HDD runnig Windows 98 S.E

Problem started Mon, when User tried to delete a large folder, reported too large for Recycle Bin but deleted anyway, after that the display condensed into the top left hand side of the screen then would only reboot into safe mode.
Client then reloaded Windows 98 but boot process stopped on Windows 98 screen.
Rebooted into Safe Mode, System - Display showed a cross on the NVidia Graphics Card - Removed, restarted & re-installed NVidia Driver, all ok.
PC ran fine 3hrs+ then began to freeze, no kbd or mouse activity.
Replaced VGA with a 2M PCI VGA ( to prove if VGA card faulty), booted immediately & ran ok for 2 hrs+ then mouse moved but programs would not open just highlight. Task Manager showed a program not responding, ended task, ok but all printers had disappeared. Customer has since restarted and all printers have returned.

Could a 2M VGA have an effect on programs that are basically text based.

Thanks for any ideas what else to do !!!

philb101 is offline  
Old 02-26-2004, 08:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 872

I don't think this is a VGA card problem ... Check the CPU HS fan ..See if it's runnin' properly
It could also happen due to dust accumalation on the HS fan .. The temps start rising n' the system freezes
Screenshots of my Desktop.....Post ur\'s too :D

AMD AthlonXP3000+@ 2.2GHz, Cooler Master Aero 7+, Gigabyte 7NNXP , 1GB Kingston HyperX PC3200 Dual Channel , MSI FX5600 VTDR 256 ,Pinnacle PCTV , 120+120GB Barracuda , Liteon 52x CDRW , Samsung DVDROM , Benq DW1620 16x DVD ReWriter, Phillips 21\" TV,Samsung Syncmaster 763MB,Logitech Cordless MX DUO , Thermaltake Silent PurePower 480W Butterfly Series PSU, Win XP SP2,RH9.
Creative DDTS100 Decoder, Creative Inspire TD7700 7.1 Speakers

Search TF B4 u post { Thanks for this one! Emily :) }
<form action=\"http://www.theriddlehouse.com/random/tfsearch.php\"><input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search!\"></form>
preet2u is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.