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Windows 7: Motherboard failing?

25 Aug 2017   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Boot from a windows installation disk go to repair and launch a CMD window.
I know you already ran check disk and system file check, but do it again
Type
chkdsk c: /f

then run system file check
sfc /scannow

I have seen a laptop that the soldering of the power jack was broken. Just melting the soldering with a soldering iron has fixed it.
As you intend to open the case, have a close look.


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25 Aug 2017   #12
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
AS i said before

Dont believe its a PSU problem, as your jack positioning is the critical factor.
(its an internal fault)

note
power interruption during updating WILL cause major problems.

Roy
Thanks. What is jack positioning please? Socket where PSU goes in? Also when you say power interruption will cause major problems - could this mean motherboard or other components being fried? I'm aware it can corrupt windows as had that twice now.
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25 Aug 2017   #13
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Boot from a windows installation disk go to repair and launch a CMD window.
I know you already ran check disk and system file check, but do it again
Type
chkdsk c: /f

then run system file check
sfc /scannow

I have seen a laptop that the soldering of the power jack was broken. Just melting the soldering with a soldering iron has fixed it.
As you intend to open the case, have a close look.
Will do. Yes it could be the socket.
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25 Aug 2017   #14
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel123 View Post
I think there must be more than one hardware issue as it still blue screens with a few windows open and heavy graphics useage. So charger and graphics card maybe? I'll see what happens when the new charger comes.

It runs quite cool so not overheating
I had a bad graphics card once, which caused all sorts of problems on my computer. I ran a program called Speedfan (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php), which shows you the various internal temperatures in the computer. The graphics card was running super hot, so I replaced it, and the problem went away!

Speaking of temperature, make sure your internal fan is working. You should be able to hear it running. If you can't hear anything, then shut down the computer, put your ear to the computer, and turn on the computer. See if you can hear when the fan starts running.
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25 Aug 2017   #15
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Hazel.

YES, if when you plug in the power jack and it ONLY works in that >>exact<< position.
(dead giveaway)

This fault will not affect the internal electrical working ie fry the motherboard etc.
BUT it will cause major OS problems.


Roy
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25 Aug 2017   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

much better than speedfan is openHardwareMonitor

Use open hardware monitor - Open Hardware Monitor - Core temp, fan speed and voltages in a free software gadget
Download , extract to a folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\HardwareMonitor) , run the exe file.
Under options tab set it run on start up.
If the CPU or GPU temp goes higher than 80C you will have to open and clean the heat sink.
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25 Aug 2017   #17
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Boot from a windows installation disk go to repair and launch a CMD window.
I know you already ran check disk and system file check, but do it again
Type
chkdsk c: /f

then run system file check
sfc /scannow

I have seen a laptop that the soldering of the power jack was broken. Just melting the soldering with a soldering iron has fixed it.
As you intend to open the case, have a close look.
chkdsk from terminal saysno problems - although after that, right at the end, it said "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50"

When I tried to run sfc /scannow it said there was a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.

Rebooted twice and still get that message. It won't run sfc /scannow from installation disk. I'll try running it within windows.

Running now within Windows.

Torchwood - thanks - excuse my terminology! Will see if the new PSU has the same issue in the socket and have a check of socket.

Mr Phelps and Megahertz, thank you. Will try out Open Hardware monitor
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25 Aug 2017   #18
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

sfc /scannow fine. It says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. Funny it wouldn't run from repair disk.
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25 Aug 2017   #19
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

The install is a system image (reimaged 2 days ago) of a clean install. So Windows should be ok, although it did blue screen earlier today when I tested it running heavy graphics websites.

Run Open Hardware monitor from start up. Temps look ok but I'll check again later. CPU core 1 54c cpu core 2 51c. GPU core 56c. Hard disk 40c.

Reckon it's the psu and/or socket then.
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25 Aug 2017   #20
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

not really
when you started the repair disk, your in a pseudo X drive not C

Roy
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