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The morning of the all hands summon to the Blasted Lands, Aely went for a walk. The late fall air was clear and cool, and leaves crunched under their feet in the less-traveled parts of the streets. She and Roger took the long way around Old Town, south through Tanner Circle and down Bulwarks, across […]

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Computer Woes: Update
comment 6 Written by on October 31, 2012 – 7:46 pm

I think I have a hardware issue. What do you think? (Also, if that’s not the worlds most unhelpful error message, I don’t know what is.)

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6 Responses to “Computer Woes: Update”

  1. that…. looks a lot like a dead motherboard. :(

  2. Ratshag – that’s what I’m worried about. I’m running a full scan/repair hard drive scan, but … I’m not super hopeful.

  3. Last 2 times I have seen this type of problem it was power supply starting to fail and at times not delivering enough power. Will work most of the time but it will get worse over time until it will refuse to even boot the computer.

    Both times it took a couple of months before it would finally fail for good and there were a lot of weird hardware problems at random over that time until we isolated the power supply as the issue because it seemed like was always some other piece of hardware or driver having the problem

    By Jeff on Oct 31, 2012 | Reply
  4. Jeff – I’ve got a 750W Corsair power supply that’s not very old (maybe 2 years). Of the pieces of my computer that I’d think would fail, that’s one of the newer bits. Which isn’t to say that it’s NOT the power supply, but that wouldn’t be my first guess.

  5. Ratters is right. Motherboard bit the dust.

    And it’s most likely that it wasn’t the CPU, either, which is why the temps looked normal.

  6. I’d also check your Hard Drive. Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Performance or run %SystemRoot%\system32\perfmon.msc /s. This will bring up Windows’ Performance Monitor. Add counters for PhysicalDisk: Disk Read Bytes/sec, PhysicalDisk: Disk Reads/sec, PhysicalDisk: Disk Write Bytes/sec, and PhysicalDisk: Disk Writes/sec. You see anything over 1000ms (and I had one customer whose times were over 5000ms) it’s probably a Hard driver failing.

    Hope that helps!

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