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Windows 7: Random blackouts on Laptop

27 Feb 2011   #1
harrishnair

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Random blackouts on Laptop

Hi Everyone ,

I am using a 3 year old Toshiba A200 - PSAFCL 01R00g laptop . Its specifications are

Intel Dual core 1.73 GHZ
3 GB RAM
2 x Hitachi 110 GB Hard drive
Nvidia GO 7300 , 128 mb external
Intel PRO Wireless 3945 ABG Network
Marvel Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
BIOS - Phoneix Technologies 5.20
Windows 7 Build 7601 - SP1

Previosly I was using windows vista when the problem stated. Basicly the computer would just blackout by iteslf randomly .After which I did a clean install od Windows 7 and also updated the BIOS from the manufacturers site . The problem is my computer now only functions without blackouts in SAFE mode , which I am using now . When using it in the normal mode I realised that the blackout issue got more common after updating the display adaptor . So I uninstalled the display adapter and tried to use the standard VGA adaptor . Yet the problem still persists . Occasionall there is a BSOD which mentions a number 0x0000007E and a rdyboost.sys .However I dont think the issue is with the ReadyBoost program.
I ran the advanced mode memory diagnostics and nothing came up . Hard disks also show no issues. I have aslo updated all the drivers form the manufacturers site.

The things is the system is not actually shutting off , as the light indicator to the system is still on and the fans still running , but the hard drives and display stop functioning . I have opened up the system and cleaned the dust around the fans but still no improvement . Sometimes when i press the power on buttom the system doest even startup , i have to do this 2-3 times again , and then I enter safe mode . In Safe mode it does not suffer from the blackouts .

I have attached the Jcriff dmp files , please take a look , any valuable advice is greatly appreciated .

Cheers
Harrish


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28 Feb 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harrishnair View Post
Hi Everyone ,

I am using a 3 year old Toshiba A200 - PSAFCL 01R00g laptop . Its specifications are

Intel Dual core 1.73 GHZ
3 GB RAM
2 x Hitachi 110 GB Hard drive
Nvidia GO 7300 , 128 mb external
Intel PRO Wireless 3945 ABG Network
Marvel Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
BIOS - Phoneix Technologies 5.20
Windows 7 Build 7601 - SP1

Previosly I was using windows vista when the problem stated. Basicly the computer would just blackout by iteslf randomly .After which I did a clean install od Windows 7 and also updated the BIOS from the manufacturers site . The problem is my computer now only functions without blackouts in SAFE mode , which I am using now . When using it in the normal mode I realised that the blackout issue got more common after updating the display adaptor . So I uninstalled the display adapter and tried to use the standard VGA adaptor . Yet the problem still persists . Occasionall there is a BSOD which mentions a number 0x0000007E and a rdyboost.sys .However I dont think the issue is with the ReadyBoost program.
I ran the advanced mode memory diagnostics and nothing came up . Hard disks also show no issues. I have aslo updated all the drivers form the manufacturers site.

The things is the system is not actually shutting off , as the light indicator to the system is still on and the fans still running , but the hard drives and display stop functioning . I have opened up the system and cleaned the dust around the fans but still no improvement . Sometimes when i press the power on buttom the system doest even startup , i have to do this 2-3 times again , and then I enter safe mode . In Safe mode it does not suffer from the blackouts .

I have attached the Jcriff dmp files , please take a look , any valuable advice is greatly appreciated .

Cheers
Harrish
Crashes indicate hardware. Please read here to see what that means and what to try

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .. A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Thanks


Ken
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