Re: Defrag Probs and Lag Time
- From: "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 10:21:17 -0500
"Sandy" <Sandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm glad I found this site, I have enjoyed reading the
> expert advice given out to lost souls like myself.
> My pc has just passed the warranty stage and I'm starting to
> have quirqy problems.
> 1) When I'm working on pc, the cpu makes a click on and
> click off noise and all of a sudden everything locks up and
> then I have to reboot. What does this mean? Hard-drive going
> out? Any way to test it for life?
> 2) I tried to defrag yesterday and at 3%, the black screen
> changed to blue with this message 'a prob has been detected
> and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your
> computer. It ends with If prob continues, disable or remove
> newly installed items. Disable BIOS memory options such as
> caching/shadowing.' Final line reads 'Dump of physical
> memory complete.' What is all that trying to say?
> 3) I'm a student and need to access WebCT for emails,
> assignments, etc. and up until two weeks ago I could view
> messages, but for some unknown reason...I get all the way to
> actually being able to see the subject and when I select
> 'view thread' I get the yellow 'yield sign' and at the
> bottom it reads 'Error on page.' I did contact the library
> and they asked me to undo the 'block popups' from IE because
> each step into WEbCT is viewed as a 'popup' and that's been
> turned off and still no success. How can I possibly check
> all the buttons, etc. to set the IE settings correctly?
> 4) Finally, when I got Roadrunner Service, my pc could stay
> on for days and now my pc wants to take breaks. My pc's
> settings are set to 'not hibernate', but after I step away
> for a couple of hours...I get a locked screen and I have to
> reboot. I have 'never' for allow how much time before going
> into standby. Any other settings/radio buttons to check or
> I realize this is a really long wish list, but I'm also very
> patient. If it's easier to respond to a couple now and the
> rest later, I'll appreciate it all the same.
> Thank you.
> p.s. I just selected 'About display names, below, and I got
> that yellow yield's Error on Page:}
First off, make sure you have all of your important data backed
up on CD's, DVD's or an external hard drive. Verify the
integrity of your backups before proceeding with any sort of
Questions 1, 2 and 4 all point to a hardware problem, more than
likely with your hard drive. There's a possibility it could be
problem with your power supply unit or motherboard but I'd
start with the hard drive.
Go to this web site and download Everest Home Edition:
Once installed, run the program and navigate to the
Storage/Windows Storage branch.
You should find your hard drive listed in the right hand pane.
Clicking on the entry for your hard drive should display the
Manufacturer's name in the lower box.
Visit the manufacturer's web site and see if they have any
diagnostic software for your HD. Run that utility to see if it
finds any problems.
Next, go to Start -> Run and enter cmd.exe in the Open box.
At the Command Prompt, enter chkdsk C: /r and hit the Enter
Note: I'm assuming you only have one partition on your hard
drive. If you have more than one partition on your hard drive
you will need to run chkdsk for each one.
A notice will be displayed informing you that chkdsk cannot be
run and asking if it should be run the next time your system
Click on Y in response and restart your computer.
Depending on the size of your hard drive, this process could
take a long time to complete. Be patient.
Once the process is complete, your computer will continue
booting. As soon as Windows is up and running go to Start ->
Run and enter eventvwr.msc in the Open box. Click OK.
In the Application section, look for an Information type entry
with a Source of Winlogon. Double click on this entry. Look in
the Description box to see if Windows found any problems. Note:
You can copy this info to your clipboard by clicking on the
button with two documents (right below the up and down arrows).
Once on the clipboard, you can paste the info into a future
posting to a newsgroup or an email.
As for question 3, you might want to post it to one of the
Internet Explorer newsgroups.
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