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Windows 7: Should I restart My PC. It has problems.

07 Feb 2015   #1
Meriatressia

Windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 
Should I restart My PC. It has problems.

My PC has some problems. Corrupted data. Leftovers from games I deleted. And it's time and date is always wrong.

It has a bad design on the tower, and it has holes on one side only. So it sucks dust in, but does'nt blow it out. And it builds up, then causes overheating. And it shuts off.

In a spate of overheating, something got damaged. And now the time and date is wrong unless corrected.

Is it worth me restarting from factory settings. Will it fix the damage.

I would upload my files to the cloud first. Or save them somewere not virtual.

Do you think restarting from factory would fix it? I think it's damaged software, so hopefully a reset would fix it.

My PC is a Acer, windows 2007 64bit. A desktop. I don't remember if it had a disc to start.
I kept it's papers with me at all times. So if there would be a disc, it's there.

Do you think it needs discs to be reset?

Please help me. It's the best thing I can think of, outside of going to a professional.


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07 Feb 2015   #2
craftxbox

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Restarting will do nothing at all, did you mean Restore?
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07 Feb 2015   #3
Meriatressia

Windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

Yes, I meant restore. Restore to factory settings. Wrong word. Sorry. I know restart will do nothing.
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07 Feb 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Before you do anything you should see to it that the box has proper ventilation - maybe drill some holes on the other side. And don't put it on the floor - especially if that is carpet. Put it on the desk or some box.
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07 Feb 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

First things first.
To me the first thing that must be corrected is the overheating problem before you have a toaster. A proper clean system is the place to start and that includes the fan and heat sink on the cpu. Making sure that all case fans work properly and are clean along with their inlet ports.

I'm assuming that at one time the computer didn't overheat. Therefore if clean and fans working properly it shouldn't overheat. Now that doesn't mean that better cooling option shouldn't be use for better cooling. That is the next step.
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07 Feb 2015   #6
Meriatressia

Windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

Its on a wheeled table now.. was on a desk before. So the placing is ok.

That is something i did not think of. Drilling holes in the other side might improve it.

I looked. No discs. If there were any theyve got lost. Ive got the disc, etc for a printer, and my wifi dongle.

Do you think it will work to factory restore without disc? Its got a tower, monitor, keyboard and mouse.
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07 Feb 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Meriatressia we posted at the same time. Could you read my post right above yours. #5

We also need you complete system specs.
Use this tutorial by Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Take a look at my system specs in lower left of this post. It should give you a idea of information that is helpful in the specs.
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07 Feb 2015   #8
Meriatressia

Windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
First things first.
To me the first thing that must be corrected is the overheating problem before you have a toaster. A proper clean system is the place to start and that includes the fan and heat sink on the cpu. Making sure that all case fans work properly and are clean along with their inlet ports.

I'm assuming that at one time the computer didn't overheat. Therefore if clean and fans working properly it shouldn't overheat. Now that doesn't mean that better cooling option shouldn't be use for better cooling. That is the next step.
The shutting off and overheating isnt constant. It gets cleaned and it stops if it builds up.
Usually it works well for ages.

Ill do what you say for its next clean. Should it need it.
Its parts appear to work as they should. The fav spins, it doesnt overheat whrn normal, etc. But its got stuff erong in the software, or something. I think. Its not been factory reset since i bought it.

The place we live now is much better than the place brfore. The house before had problems of its ow. The flat is better. How its set up, the constant exturnal cleaning it gets, it should kepp it better. But the bad desiogn alwayd was a issue.
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07 Feb 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not understanding your last post.

Is the inside of the clean or not?
Did you or did you not check?


From your post #1
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And it's time and date is always wrong
I would recommend also replacing your Cmos battery and then setting your time and date in the bios and Windows 7.

Please fill in your system specs completely so we know what we are working with.

How old is this computer?
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07 Feb 2015   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you know for a fact that all of your fans are running at their rated speeds?

Have you actually measured temperatures with a program designed for that purpose?

What----specifically----makes you think that heat has damaged anything?
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