1. Post #1
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,134 Posts
    A few months ago, I had a small problem with my computer shortly after startup sometimes.

    It would just freeze, and after a minute and a half it would be fine. No big deal, just annoying.

    After clearing some space yesterday, I came home to find my computer restarting on itself (which also happened months ago) and eventually just not even starting. The moniter catches no signal. I want to clean the dust out of my computer (there is alot) but my computer illiterate dad has a fear that vacuuming it would be a ~bad idea~. Even as im writing this on my ipod, i started up my computer to see if i could get it working, and it froze, no mouse response, just NOTHING.

    Ive cleaned up space, and i cant defrag or cclean because it will either restart, or freeze. There was one time where it bluescreened with a stop error, but i didnt capture the image, maybe when it happens again.

    I wouldnt know if specs mattered right now, but tell me if they do.

  2. Post #2
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    Naelstrom's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,758 Posts
    Could be a failing harddrive, failing ram, failing heatsinks, failing gpu, and any other hardware in your computer. You should do some memory tests, check your temps, reseat things etc.

    Given the random freezing rather than blue screens, I highly suspect it's a failing harddrive. You can do a chkdsk or find a way to view the hard drive's S.M.A.R.T. data.
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  3. Post #3
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,134 Posts
    I am extermely computed illiterate (to this subforum atleast), since the only thing i ever really did was build this piece of shit, so don't really know how to so a chkdsk, but along with the silly text that pops up as i start my computer, it says "IED Master 3 HDD S.M.A.R.T Compatibility=Disabled" or something. I should have mentioned this, but freezing will only happen minutes after startup. If I can get it working (which can only be done with luck in keeping it at the login screen for 30 minutes) it can stay on for as long as i need it.

    When i get my computer working i'll post a video of some problems.

    Edited:

    Bluescreened, heres the image





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    My computer took a whole minute to give a signal to my moniter

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    ok now it just bluescreened for a split second then restarted

  4. Post #4
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,134 Posts
    Its gotten to the point where almost all the time when i start it up it will either bsod, freeze, or restart oh god

  5. Post #5
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,134 Posts
    Problem has escalated to the point where turning on my computer either

    a: doesnt give a signal to my moniter
    b:freeze during pre-login text screen
    c:freeze after login (usually happens if i rush loging in)
    d:bluuescreens
    e:restarts itself
    or f:nothing (pure luck of leaving the computer sit at the login screen for 20 minutes)

  6. Post #6
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,134 Posts
    welp, i turned on my computer today to find a bluescreen mentioning fltmgr.sys then got this



    googling around pointed to either ram or HDD issues, what do i start doing now?

    Edited:

    I tried place one RAM stuck in at a time to see if ones corrupt, no dice, but it did start up with no problems both times. One had to update ots drivers or something (screen went too fast). Trying both at same time...

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    Yea it seems to somehow update something despite not having a internet connection, but reseating and cleaning off dust magically fixed it, odd...