WTF is with my computer...?

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  1. GiggidyGee

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    It keeps freezing randomly, like I'll leave it on over night, everything closed the monitor is turned off then in the morning, I'll be on it for like 2 minutes and it will freeze. My keyboard and mouse both don't work either so I can't ctrl alt del to restart. I have to actually flick the switch on my power bar.

    It's been doing this since my dad put it together (8months ago). He's pretty good at doing things like that, but there were some parts he wasn't sure would work and put them in anyways. It actually just restarted itself...

    Can someone please help me figure this shit out?
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    Check the logs.

    Most likely it's a driver issue or an issue with windows going into sleep mode.
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    Lets start with

    OS (xP, Vista, Windows 7, OS2?
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    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    wtf is OS2?
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    Only the best pc user interface ever!
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    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Sounds like apple software :p Looks like apple too! lol

    Doesn't sound like he knows what he's doing to me lol
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    Even back then, Apple looked better... :)

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    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    os/2 looks better to me then apple did^
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    fixed for the same release date. Don't forget RISC vs. CISC
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    If it's Win 7 then the problem may be the power saving options are turning off your monitor and causing problems. I had a similar issue where I would go afk for several hours, come back and my mouse would move around the screen but everything was frozen. If I clicked a few times the mouse would lock up. Turning off the monitor power saving options stopped the issues entirely.
  13. GiggidyGee

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    I know sweet fuck all about the kind of computer I have. How do I change the power saving options?

    And yes my dad does know what he's doing. He just has a box full of parts and he wasn't sure which ones worked and which ones didn't. I haven't gotten him to take a look at it cuz I dunno, I would rather him just relax and not get frustrated with a computer haha....
  14. Goofus Maximus

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    Well, does your desktop look like:

    Windows 9X
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    Windows XP
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    Windows Vista
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    Windows 7 (edited. Tweak images don't understand png)
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    Linux, using Gnome
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    or Linux using KDE
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    Okay, now we know. It's Windows XP you've got.
  17. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    Sooo....is anyone able to help me out with this?
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    So it only freezes after waking up from sleep? Or does it do it from a complete shut-down as well?
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    I don't put my computer on sleep....
    I will go to sleep with my computer on, I just turn off the monitor but then I'll go to use it in the morning , will be able to use it for a few minutes and it will completely freeze up. And yesterday it restarted itself out of nowhere.

    Also when it freezes, I can't just press the restart button my the computer. I can only flick the off switch on the power bar. If I do press the restart button, while starting up, it will go to a screen where it says start windows normally or
    use last (something) so I try both options and both of them will just freeze when its on this screen[​IMG]
    or sometimes it will completely load and right when everything's done loading, it will restart itself...but that's only if I press the restart button instead of flicking the off button on the power bar.
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    Hmmm, first thing i would check is to make sure the CPU is not overheating due to a clogged up (with dust) heatsink. If it is, use some compressed air to clean it out.

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    I see PC's with this issue all the time. Random restars, freezing, etc.
  21. GiggidyGee

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    K I'm gonna take a picture with my phone. Maybe my dad doesn't know what he's doing....[​IMG]

    there's a little bt of dust in there, but not like large amounts my dad used this aerosol spray can looking thing to get all the dust out o fit when he hooked it up...
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    Hard to tell from that pic. There should be air space between the fins, not dust. You make the call. ...or zoom in. :)
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    what are fins and what is air space :) haha
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    It does kinda look clogged now that I stare at it. Might be easier to tell if you shut the computer down so the fan stops spinning btw...
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    It fucking happened again while I was trying to take the picture of those wires that aren't even plugged into anything what do you think those are? Should they be hanging loose like that?