Here's What's Happening To My PC


#1

For the past month, I am experiencing this phenomenon on

my P4 PC:

01. When the slider is moved ahead, while watching a large

sized movie on the desktop, the PC blacks out and reboots.

02. When a large sized folder is double-clicked, it takes

several seconds for it to open.

03. With more than a couple of softwares working in the

background, the PC starts to 'stick' and freezes up, even-

tually.

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I have 512MB of RAM and about 600GB of HDD and I am running

XP. Is it one of the HD's or is it faulty, or insufficient RAM ?.

Is there a way to check, if your RAM has got the Mad Cow

Disease ?.

Any responses will be appreciated.

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Sheikh 'Rolla' Chilli


#2

to check the ram use Mem86 its free and if u have a linux distro cd liein around like ubuntu most of them come with it

http://www.memtest86.com/


#3

your ram is low!

your system needs a format!

@point 1: maybe you are low at graphics memory! are you using a built in video card?


#4

Check RAM with Memtest and all HDDs with chkdsk (with /r switch).


#5

when was the last time you installed fresh windows, how many partition are there on 600 gb hd and size of C:


#6

something is going on with my pc also.

sometimes while loading windows and sometimes while beimg logged into windows, a dark blue screen is visible on the monitor.nothing works after it and when i reboot my pc manually, the error report in the windows states "The system has recovered from a serios error."

when the blue screen comes mostly at the bottm ati2dvag.dll is written and today right now just before my signing in, the error came and written on the blue screen was the name of the file ntfs.sys

i have recently bought my new rig with XFX motherboard and i have also installed MSI RX 3870 512mb of graphics card.

can gaphics card drivers nt b the cause of this error.? bcoz i m facing this vry prob mostly in xp instead of viasta as both of them r in my use.

plz help me solve this prob.


#7

[quote=", post:, topic:"]

something is going on with my pc also.

sometimes while loading windows and sometimes while beimg logged into windows, a dark blue screen is visible on the monitor.nothing works after it and when i reboot my pc manually, the error report in the windows states "The system has recovered from a serios error."

when the blue screen comes mostly at the bottm ati2dvag.dll is written and today right now just before my signing in, the error came and written on the blue screen was the name of the file ntfs.sys

i have recently bought my new rig with XFX motherboard and i have also installed MSI RX 3870 512mb of graphics card.

can gaphics card drivers nt b the cause of this error.? bcoz i m facing this vry prob mostly in xp instead of viasta as both of them r in my use.

plz help me solve this prob.

[/quote]

reinstall windows, seems like the files in question have become corrupted and installing the latest graphics driver from the vendor website won’t hurt you either.


#8

[quote=", post:, topic:"]

something is going on with my pc also.

sometimes while loading windows and sometimes while beimg logged into windows, a dark blue screen is visible on the monitor.nothing works after it and when i reboot my pc manually, the error report in the windows states "The system has recovered from a serios error."

when the blue screen comes mostly at the bottm ati2dvag.dll is written and today right now just before my signing in, the error came and written on the blue screen was the name of the file ntfs.sys

i have recently bought my new rig with XFX motherboard and i have also installed MSI RX 3870 512mb of graphics card.

can gaphics card drivers nt b the cause of this error.? bcoz i m facing this vry prob mostly in xp instead of viasta as both of them r in my use.

plz help me solve this prob.

[/quote]

first install a new version of the graphics driver!


#9

Thanks for the memtest link ruhaan jslip. Unfortunately, I

had ripped-out and thrown away my Floppy Disk a long time

ago and this software seems to require it. I have tried to Google

some other similar software, but haven't lucked-out yet.

SaadIbrahim, I think you're right. SalmanAhmed, the parti-

tion in which my OS is housed, is only 10GB, of which only

3GB remain free. I have now gone and switched my pagefile

(virtual memory) from C:\ to another drive and tripled it,

in size. And what do you know ?, all my jittery, freezing

phenomenon have disappeared. Folders are opening-up with

a snap. This is a temp solution, I will need to upgrade the

RAM for sure. With the size of HDD, it's struggling now.

I am using a 256MB Graphic Card (Sapphire). It has a whole

list of options, of which I truly understand the function of

only a handful. Like, when I move the slider in a media player

halfway through the movie, the frames seem to bunch-up

for a few seconds, like watching an old Charlie Chaplin flick. :)

The VLC player often shows movies, like the old 'negatives'

from cameras of the past.

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Sheikh 'Makhmasa' Chilli


#10

memtest can be run off a cd drive here is the link to the iso image

http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.4a.iso.zip


#11

[quote=", post:, topic:"]

Thanks for the memtest link ruhaan jslip. Unfortunately, I

had ripped-out and thrown away my Floppy Disk a long time

ago and this software seems to require it. I have tried to Google

some other similar software, but haven’t lucked-out yet.

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Get the CD image.

If you have any recent Linux distro, they too usually include Memtest and present the option to use it once you boot from the CD/DVD.


#12

Thanks ruhaan jslip and Asad. I am going to try

and go the CD image route.

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Sheikh 'Tempest' Chilli