**pc Dies All The Time**

By BabyBlue ยท 4 replies
Nov 10, 2005
  1. :mad: My computer keeps crashing i dont recive any error message it is liek i have turned it on standby but i have to restart my hole pc again which means i loose al my work :dead: PLEASE help me....i dont know much bout computers at all
  2. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    This could be a whole lot of things. We're going to need some more info to be of any help. Start out with your system specs like CPU, RAM, Power Supply type with watts/amps, # of hard drives and optical drives, video card, name brand of your PC and what you are doing on it when it crashes. Has it been acting strange or slower lately? Have you added any new software or hardware or new drivers etc.
  3. BabyBlue

    BabyBlue TS Rookie Topic Starter


    :eek: How do i find all that stuff out?
    Im usually playing the sims but some times if im on msn or the intermnat
  4. BabyBlue

    BabyBlue TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know it is an e machines windows xp home edition and i have a nvida graphix card
  5. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    There are a couple of programs that will read this infor out for you. One is Everest Home at http://www.lavalys.com/ and another is CPUz at http://www.cpuid.com .
    Both are free and are great little tools to have for troubleshooting. You can get your PSU (Power Supply Unit) off the side of the PSU by opening the case and looking at the label that is hopefully in plain sight. It may be easier to just go online to the eMachine site and search there.

    I'm not trying to be a pain here it is just impossible to help you without a little more info than "my computer crashes." Being that it is an eMachine I'll take a guess here and say that your PSU is going bad. It fits with the symptoms but that is really just a WAG (Wild *** Guess) since it could be spyware, a virus, an overheating CPU, bad RAM or not enough RAM etc. etc.

    So get that info, or at least as much as you can, and then post the data here. Believe it or not, you'll learn a lot just by running those two free utilities.
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