Crasing druing programs :(

By Brom ยท 6 replies
Apr 4, 2006
  1. Hi all,

    could some one please help me out.
    Just recently my Pc has been crasing and turining it self off during various programs, these being World of Warcraft and DVD Copy Xpress.

    The machine has never done this before and im not sure where to start so i can resolve this annoying problem.

    all advice would be greatly appreciated, the more information the better :).
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,124   +982

    Assuming this is not a new machine, have you added any hardware to it?
    It sounds like your getting memory problems when the system gets busy.
    Also check your power supply.
  3. Brom

    Brom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No i havent added any new hardware whats so ever.
    what is the best way to check my power supply.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    run norton systemworks 2003 registry repair to check for program integrity then if no errors....

    run memtest86+ from your floppy drive. if no errors then.....

    then check your power supply with a DC voltmeter off the leads.
  5. Brom

    Brom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey there

    firsty your help and time is much appreciated

    I do not own Norton system works only Norton internet security 2005

    I attempted to run memtest 86+ yet about 50% through the test the machine shut down.

    is there any tests/ logs i can paste in here that would give you adequate information to diagnose this problem
  6. Brom

    Brom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    could some please one advise where to go from here on in
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Two people already suggested checking the power supply. If you don't have a voltmeter, they aren't that expensive. If don't want to buy one, then you can buy a power supply tester. Google for where you can purchase one. If you don't want to buy a power supply tester, you can borrow or buy a new power supply and see if it solves your problem. Just avoid buying a cheap one.
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