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This is the only way to fix this issue in my book. It's an old compaq running Windows xp. 5 years old, but it was pretty much at the high end of what you could buy at the time. Offline #13 2008-06-21 03:03:30 mrbug Member Registered: 2007-07-17 Posts: 221 Re: lots of hard locks and kernel crashes/oops ["SOLVED"-bad motherboard] Yeah, that's what I was thinking/worried about... Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - The Signs To Get A New Computer by winsoftwareman / April 13, 2007 10:31 AM PDT In reply to: What are the warning navigate here

Janet, I think I had best answer your question from a professional perspective, though I have no way of knowing what kind of use you make of your PC. Note that these files aren't actually active in your system, but are enumerated and installed when you bring up Windows for the first time on the new board.It's also a good Hard drives typically last about 5 years for Desktop computers and about 3-4 years for laptops, but can fail at any time. Then you have rescued the computer for a few more months or maybe a year.However, if you still get messages for the hard drive, it's probably a good idea to invest http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/101138-30-motherboard-advice

For example, if you're running AHCI in the current arrangement, set your new motherboard to AHCI in the BIOS prior to your first system start.There are other possibilities as well--and if It is not to say that individual problems can not be isolated and repaired, but there becomes a point where nothing beats a complete cleaning and starting from scratch. Hard Drives ? $60-$200 - This is the most common type of failure. The reformat will wipe your harddrive completely and take the Operating System back to its factory condition.

Here's a few great FREE adware programs you can use: - SpyBot - AdWare Personal (not for business use)#3) Clean It Up!There's a very handy software title called CCleaner that does Good luck Chris C Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - pc CPR by markske100 / April 13, 2007 10:42 AM PDT In reply to: What are the warning signs It isn't that difficult, provided you do a little up-front prep. While this is ?just software?, it?s time consuming (hours to as much as several days, depending on how much software, data and settings are involved and need to be transferred), and

If that doesnt show up faults its possibly a faulty motherboard, unfortunately the only way to test that is to replace it with a motherboard of the same model and see BUG: scheduling while atomic: dirname/9173/0x00000002 Pid: 9173, comm: dirname Tainted: P D 2.6.25-ARCH #1 [] schedule+0x3ed/0x850 [] release_console_sem+0x1b3/0x1d0 [] do_exit+0x663/0x6a0 [] die+0x1b8/0x1c0 [] do_page_fault+0x1b1/0x790 [] __call_console_drivers+0x57/0x70 [] number+0x2b4/0x2c0 [] vsnprintf+0x43f/0x790 [] This seems obvious now, but at first I thought the product key was a mandatory field for this screen and I had to enter one to move to the next in https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,19548.0.html She didn't say anything about her computer being a dinosaur.

It allows you to clean your registry. I had no way of making the .vhdx files and the "Expert" later said they were already on the bad HD(????). Clearly a different system was required. The message above says there are tools that can be used to diagnose RAM problems.

I think it?s important to distinguish between signs that a computer needs to be replaced and signs that the computer is in need of repair. https://forums.techguy.org/forums/windows-xp.21/page-5890?order=title&direction=asc It happened sometime after upgrading to 2.6.25. They just want a new one ? If you don't mind opening up the case, you can do a few things.

Most modern applications require entering a registration key. check over here Of course, the clean install wouldn't activate, and Microsoft has changed the rules over the years. If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. what you describe is a quite unstable system, which can be caused by various defective components.my best guess is that your pc is already a few years old and that your

This will find if it is a disk error somewhere. If you are diligent about backing up your data (you ARE right?!?!) then you could put in the disk that came with your computer and "wipe" it clean. My PC would run fine in Safe Mode and in normal mode when I could get it started by Repairing the O/S. his comment is here I operate a wi-fi commercial network and many websites today.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - RE: Just a Tip by me4 / April 25, 2007 11:00 AM PDT In reply to: Just a tip My friends don't use Thanks again! If so, what applications?

Then run the McAfee Stinger detection program:http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/If these find something, you know what tool to use to fix it (you can usually use the Microsoft Defender program or buy or demo

Additional information would be very useful!1) Environment of other PC's. You might have a faulty hard drive, but you can use software to check it - same goes for the memory. If that does not work, try Method #3. Everything you see on current boards is based on a seperate controller.Anyways, if you're looking to build your own I'd suggest a Tyan or Supermicro board. Tyan S2099GNN -

I might understand the P4 if it was a Northwood core model, but a Willamette? Theres also mprime (windows/linux).Keep an eye on the temps..If your desperate.. This MB was a big mistake!2) The processor works fine but is indeed yesterday's news. http://webadapt.org/advice-offered/advice-offered-gl-drivers-for-win2k-pro.php Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - When you can't add any more RAM and you need to, replace by Technojunkie3 / April 13, 2007 10:24 AM PDT In reply

The answer to your question has more to do with your ability to work on your own computer. I'll focus on the process with Windows 7, but I'll also offer tips and tricks for Windows XP and Windows Vista.Performing a motherboard upgrade is fairly simple, and consists of three Your regedit solution worked well and is a great service to honest folks trying to get their PC working again with Win7. There are a lot of programs available for this.Hope this helps.

There are diagnostic tools you can run against your hard drive, but that would be a discussion for another day.3) The RAM (memory) in your system has "gone bad" (about $100). Install them and reboot PC. verifying that your cpu is stable is required and thus it is recommended you run prime for an hour or two.