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Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Thanks! Will check the pin in the socket. Have...

Thanks! Will check the pin in the socket. Have the latest driver. Fan runs. I reckon replacing graphics card or applying thermal paste is too big a job for me and not sure I want to start...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Yes it's the socket/jack. New PSU arrived and...

Yes it's the socket/jack. New PSU arrived and does the same thing, although slightly better. I blame my family lol. Yanking cable out tripping over it :-) Although I really shouldn't leave it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Thanks. So two issues. PSU and/or socket, and...

Thanks. So two issues. PSU and/or socket, and graphics due to possibly running hot. I didn't realise 50 or 60 was too hot.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Max 65c while running a few things.

Max 65c while running a few things.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
I just downloaded and ran nirsoft bluescreenview...

I just downloaded and ran nirsoft bluescreenview application after recent blue screen.

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Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
The install is a system image (reimaged 2 days...

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...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
sfc /scannow fine. It says Windows Resource...

sfc /scannow fine. It says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. Funny it wouldn't run from repair disk.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
chkdsk from terminal saysno problems - although...

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...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Will do. Yes it could be the socket.

Will do. Yes it could be the socket.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Thanks. What is jack positioning please? Socket...

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? ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
I think there must be more than one hardware...

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...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Checked device Manager - no exclamation marks and...

Checked device Manager - no exclamation marks and all four processors showing. Decided to try Windows memory test and ran mdsched.exe . That ran and completed on start up and found no errors.
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Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Thanks all. PS bad contact is at the laptop end....

Thanks all. PS bad contact is at the laptop end. Hope it isn't the CMOS battery - the back is a pig to take off. Ram sticks are both same brand (Crucial) brand new four years ago when I bought it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By hazel123
Motherboard failing?

I did a clean install recently (within the last 3 months) following on from the issues in this thread (windows corrupt and BSOD's using graphic intensive tasks).

sfc /scannow - What is...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Apr 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 7,516
Posted By hazel123
Same thing happened to me recently - we all make...

Same thing happened to me recently - we all make mistakes and don't keep on top of things :-) I never did find out what caused my issue either but put it down to just not maintaining things,...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Apr 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,651
Posted By hazel123
Possibly both! I sometimes want to reinstall...

Possibly both! I sometimes want to reinstall without programs (some change over time), but if it's not long since the image was made then reinstalling with the programs is good. Back-up files...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Apr 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 7,516
Posted By hazel123
It's not as bad as it used to be and worth it...

It's not as bad as it used to be and worth it afterwards :) I did it the long way round and all the updates were done in a morning.
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 13,354
Posted By hazel123
Just remembered - another time I had that was...

Just remembered - another time I had that was after upgrading bios on a machine.
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 13,354
Posted By hazel123
Only time I've had something like that, it was a...

Only time I've had something like that, it was a virus :( but could but a lot of other things as well - and the more expert people will know. I don't quite understand your set up. This might be a...
Forum: Graphic Cards 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By hazel123
Thanks both - I didn't realise I had any Intel...

Thanks both - I didn't realise I had any Intel drivers as well :confused: Don't think I have. Device Manager just says the Nvidia GT330M. I think I'll just see how it goes since the clean install.
Forum: Graphic Cards 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By hazel123
Thanks. I thought that might be the case :) I...

Thanks. I thought that might be the case :) I read somewhere that with Sony's it's best to use their drivers rather than the manufacturer ones because they've been adapated somehow (and Sony's do...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,797
Posted By hazel123
I would do a clean install :-) Ok it's a pain...

I would do a clean install :-) Ok it's a pain having to source drivers etc on a usb stick first but - Windows will install most of the drivers for you.

When I do a clean install I opt not to...
Forum: Graphic Cards 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By hazel123
Can I upgrade my graphics card?

I know nothing about graphics cards :-) Sony Vaio VPCCW2S1E. Nvidia GEforce GT330M. In recent months, graphics crash if I try to do more than one thing at a time. Sony has two drivers. An...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,992
Posted By hazel123
That's good to hear - wish I'd seen the flash...

That's good to hear - wish I'd seen the flash sale!
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,651
Posted By hazel123
It's an interesting question as I would like to...

It's an interesting question as I would like to know too! I did a clean install, all updated then made a system image. Had an issue shortly afterwards and had to decide - do I clean install again? ...
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