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Computer crashes

By thekoolguy
Mar 31, 2007
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  1. hey,
    i recently bought a new computer, and it keeps crashing. and i dont know why.

    system specs:

    1.86 GHz processor
    1024Mb Ram
    256 Video card
     
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    If it was crashing when you first bought it,get the seller to fix it,or a refund.

    If it`s just started crashing,it must be caused by any new software or

    hardware you`ve installed,since buying it.Or spyware.

    Solution -

    Uninstall all software/hardware you`ve added since buying it,one by one,

    and run full anti spyware scans (see Security and web forum)
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Usually crashes on new computers are caused by something shaken loose on the way home from the store... suspect cables, connections, jumpers, loose heatsink, disconnected heatsink or cpu fan clamp, EIDE cable socket, etc.
    Remember that a lot of computers were not built at the store, but rather shipped by truck thousands of miles. This can also damage the hard drive...
    So DO NOT do anything to change things as it could affect your warranty.
     
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