System failed CPU test

By tiggy
Mar 28, 2009
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  1. Tritton

    Tritton Newcomer, in training Posts: 136

    this is really easy, open Avira you will clearly see 'avir vir gurad' click deactivate (told ya)
    before you do this you need to make sure you are not connected to the internet as you are not fully protected
    if you haven't already install and UPDATE
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    SuperAntiSpyware Home Edition

    step 4 is malware bytes install and run full scan
    then you need to save the log file that comes up after the scan and post it
    - If you accidently close it, the log file is saved here and will be named like this:
    - C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt

    Step 5 SuperAntiSpyware Home Edition
    again full scan and post log

    Obtain the SuperAntiSpyware log as follows:
    Click on 'Preferences'.
    Click on the 'Statistics/Logs' tab.
    Under 'Scanner Logs' double click on 'SuperAntiSpyware Scan Log'.
    It will then open in your default text editor,such as Notepad.

    for both of those the full scan option is clear to see when you first load up the programe
    you can now re activeate the gurad on anti virus and contect to the internet

    if you need help with the last steps ask but just reading the 8-step should do http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
  2. tiggy

    tiggy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    ryantech- oh how i need u :( and every other IT friendly person.

    im crying at this point- all was going well, ive got to step 5 and the PC is talking again and saying this same old message: system failed cpu test. ive done the scans over and over again and it keeps coming back. help me pweez!
  3. Tritton

    Tritton Newcomer, in training Posts: 136

    ok well first off complete all the steps and post the logs -it's a 8 step for a reason
    second conteact asus and ask them about it they my just have an anwser-when doing so make sure you tell what motherboard you have 'ASUS A7NBX'
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    Just have some one reformay you hard drive and start fresh :)
  5. Spleenharvester

    Spleenharvester TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 146

    try running Prime95 on it, and see if it fails that.
  6. Tritton

    Tritton Newcomer, in training Posts: 136

    I wouldn't suggest a reformt yet as It may be the motherboard so a re formate isn't going to do much
  7. tiggy

    tiggy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    tmagic- i am still having this lady voice, if only i couold record it and let u hear it. any ways, looking back at my messages- which of the ones below do u think i dont need that i downloaded a few weeks ago?
    1- reg cure
    2- jxp install-6
    3- digsby setup
    4- driver detective
    5- avira antivir
    6- za setup
    7- regustry nechanic
    8- c cleaner
    9- avg
    10 - arotrial
    i was thinking of reformatting and wiping everything (which would be the billion time)... ive dont it so much i managed to loose a whole folder and cannot find it and some of the stuff i have deleted and do not want are being identified somehow. im at my wits end now :(
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    If you have reformatted (a billion times) and you can't find a setting in the bios to enable or disable the "voice", it has to be a problem with the motherboard or power supply... maybe both. I have heard of the motherboards that have a "voice" but I have never seen one in person... I don't care to see one either! An LED display is enough for me. Delete 1, 2,3, 6, 9 and 10, but all this is really irrelevent at this point
  9. tiggy

    tiggy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    thanks. im going to delete those u have advised me. also can u tell me how to check/ or update the bios just to make sure all is ok.. and by doing this will i loose any documents?
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

  11. tiggy

    tiggy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    here is the info: i dont know which one is the motherboard info (sorry, im IT bimbo) lol :)
    1 x ASUS A7NBX NVIDIA NFORCE2 CHIPSET UDMA 133 RAID & SERIAL ATA, 3XDDR DIMM (DDR400), AGP PRO (X8), 5XPCI, 6XUSB 2.0 PORT, ALC650 6CH AUDIO WITH SOUNDSTROM DOLBY DIGITAL (AC-3) ENCODER, DUAL 10/100MBPS LAN & 1EEE 1394 FIREWIRE ONBOARD, HARDWARE MONITORING

    1 X AMD ATHLON XP OFFICE 1667MHZ CPU (266MHz)

    1 X EVERCOOL ND18-715 HEAVY DUTY HEATSINK + CPU COOLER UPTO ATHLON XP 2800+
    LEADTEK WINFAST A280 TD MYVIVO GEFORCE 4 TI 4800-SE 128MB DDR AGP 8XVGA CARD WITH VIDEO IN & OUT ALSO DVI OUT
    1 X 6 CHANNEL INTEGRATED SOUNDCARD

    2 X PC3200 256MB DDR CL2.5 HIGH PERFORMANCE DDR SDRAM

    1 X SONY DDU1621 16x DVD ROM (40X CD ROM) TRAY LOADED

    1 X PIONEER DVR-A05 4XDVD-R & 2xRW DVD REWRITER WITH BUFFER UNDER-RUN PROTECTION (WITH SOFTWARE)

    1 X MAXTOR 120GB DIAMONDMAX PLAUS 9 UDMA 133 HARD DRIVE (7200 RPM)

    1 X PURETEK PT-3525 56K V.92 CONEXANT CHIPSET INTERNAL PCI MODEM (DATA/FAX/VOICE)

    1 X 10/100 Mbps INTEGRATED ETHERNET CARD

    1 X 3.5" 1.44MB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

    1 X V770D BLACK + BLUE MIDI 4 BAYS ATX TOWERCASE 350WPSU WITH 2 FRONT USB PORT, CLEAR SIDE WINDOW & 2 STRIP OF LIGHT IN FRONT

    1 X CWT 450 HEAVY DUTY PFC ATX PSU WITH TWIN SILENT BALL BEARING FAN

    (not too sure about this description)- 350W ATX PSU WITH P4 CONNECTOR

    oh, and i tried to contact the people who made the PC and they seem to have closed down, no valid emial or website which was on the receipt :(

    thanks
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    Ok Tiggy, the bios update is in the link I posted. I went back and your motherboard is an ASUS A7NBX, Do what the link asks you to do
  13. tiggy

    tiggy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    kool magic, im printing the instructions so that i can follow it step by step, its been done for me before but always looks complicated. will try it during this week as im going to save all my work (just incase). will let u know how it goes. thanks
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    Just take your time and good luck ;)
  15. Squiggly1

    Squiggly1 Newcomer, in training Posts: 54

    You could try connecting a known working hard drive (from another computer) to the troubled computer. If it boots and works fine then you know that your hardware is probably working fine.
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Heh, fun.

    No you shouldn't actually.
    Windows configures itself for the computer it normally runs on, too many people think hard drives with OS's on them are "plug and play". Good in idea though.

    Not only is windows likely to invalidate itself because the machine's hardware is too different from the original (greek ship paradox), but that makes the hardware MORE likely to be a problem.
  17. tiggy

    tiggy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Hi All- what madness - MJ dead! impossible.

    sorry for the late reply- ive had a hecktic few months and now im in an 'spaced out' place went to burry my cousin yesterday and came home to MJ died.

    back on the techni issues- i changed my power supply (cable- from the tower to the socket)- increased the watts (i think thats what its called) and 'thanks God' i dont have the "system failed CPU test" message anymore- touch wood.

    hope ur all well. catch up soon :)
  18. tiggy

    tiggy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    technology

    Hi All,

    hope ur all ok- its nice and sunny here and ive been up so early and plan to go and sunbathe once i catch up with my emails- over a week i havent even looked at them coxz of the pc.

    i really think i am not supposed to have a computer. :(

    just to update u- also incase anyone asks u for advice for the "System failed, cps test" voice message that i was getting- i upgraded/ increased my power supply and so far (touch wood) i have had no probs.

    but this week- WOW! my pc just kept freezing and then when i shut it down and tried to switch it back on, i had no power at all. i even went and got a 'serge extention lead'... and then i had the problem again. but that was about 24 hours ago and now its working. but im ready to through the pc out of the window.
     
  19. scarlettvandasi

    scarlettvandasi Newcomer, in training

    Same Prob.

    Hey, I was looking up a solution for my computer because I have the same women saying "System Fail CPU test" and I reallly feel like breaking my computer right now!!

    My computer is not newly bought, and it's been working very well for a few years, Windows Vista, so it's not a virus problem. I didn't do anything either, I was just watching a movie on my computer and all of a sudden, the screen goes black, the speaker stops, but my computer is still on, I tried to restart it, but it didn't work, tried to turn it off but it didn't work, so I pulled the plug instead. When I replugged the power plug in and turned on the computer, that annoying women starts saying "system fail cpu test" over and over again. The screen never shows anything, it's completely black (Nah, it's not the monitar being off)


    Since you seemed to have found a solution, can you please explain the part about increasing your power supply? I'm not sure that's the same problem as mine. (seeing as how it was working before...and has been for a long time)...
  20. tiggy

    tiggy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Hi Scarlettvandasi,

    yep- i most certainly had the same problem u have described. my pc still worked and i was advised on several occations that there might be a prob with the CPU- but if that was the case the pc wouldnt even switch on. i tried everything.... i had this problem on and off for a few years.

    things i would try...

    open ur pc and clean the dust inside- especially around the fans. i have 3-4 fans- one should be on the CPS/ motherboard area. the message i think might also be connected with the pc over heating- especially if the PC is like mine 5 yrs old.

    another suggestion is to iincrease the power supply- that is the mechanisim that the cable is attached to on the back on the PC.

    since then i havent had the message come up at all. if u look at my previous threads people have suggested a few things which have helped to d-bug the pc. another thing to look at is maybe updating ur graphics card... u said the problem happened when u watched a film on the pc- so its worth doing that.
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