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Computer Hardware Nerds look in here!

poker face

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My computer has an issue of randomly crashing, I basically perform very few functions.

Here is an example of what happens:

I am in photo shop and make a square and fill it, the computer locks up with a loud long beep sound. The only way to re-start it is to pull the plug and re-boot.

What is it that I need to replace?

The Harddrive or Motherboard?

thanks!
 

swenard

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by joey
pour water on it
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ha ha ha ha ha ha

It even funnier the second time!!!!!!!!!!!!


There's an old saying:

If it hurts when you do something. Don't do it!
 
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poker face

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by kyfe
is it a licenseed copy of the software?
pleeze kyfe!

this is not just a photoshop thing this happens with all my software!

and @m thanks I just want another opinion!
 

silver1

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Originally posted by poker face


What is it that I need to replace?

The Harddrive or Motherboard?

thanks!
If it's a Windows based machine then you need to replace the operating system.
 

deep

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motherboard. beeps are error codes, check your motherboard manual or search on the web for what each type of beep means
 
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poker face

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Computer Hardware Nerds look in here!

Originally posted by DarkNemesis


what joke???

from the problem description its NOT a hardrive problem
then it is a motherboard problem?
 

Adam Duke

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The problem is......I'm bored with your mother.

@m. <--- (laughs at his own public school-level joke maniacally!)
 

OTIS

TRIBE Member
Usually instability is caused by a software environment rather than a hardware one..

Windows 2000 pro and Xp are the most stable out of the windows family. I'd go with 2000pro because it's established a track record.

If you are using Win 98 or ME, then that' a problem for instability.

Secondary problems may include the fact that your OS is bloated with crap and needs a good formatting. In which case I'd go with Win 2000pro using NTFS.

Hardware wise it could be your motherboard but i'd look to see if your CPU is slightly dislodged, it happenes with the slot 1 cartridge type chips. Then i'd look to see if your CPU is overheating.. some mobo's have onboard thermometer that can check it via the BIOS. If that's ok then strip your computer down so that you have only 1 ram chip, the boot drive and the videocard running, and slowly add peices back in to see if the problems persist after a certain piece of hardware is installed.

It's just about troubleshooting but i'd guess it's your OS, either it's archaic or bloated.
 

kyfe

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listen it's either electrical or mechanical:D

i would say it's the MB but i don't think you need a new one....

Kyfe
 
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oddmyth

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Suggestions:

- List the specifications of your computer ( P3 / 733Mhz / win200 / 256MB RAM ). I would usually ask a user for more info than that, but in this situation that should suffice.

- Specify the problem : Does it only happen in Photoshop? Does it happen everytime in Photoshop? Do you get a blue screen error? Does your computer beep through the speakers, or through the speaker attached to the motherboard (turn your speakers off if your not sure)?

- List possible causes: What was the last thing you did before this started happening? Have you physically abused the computer recently?

I wouldn't say there's a specific problem yet. Though problems of this random nature tend to be CPU and motherboard related. List the necessaries above and someone on here should be able to pin it down to a certain area. Though to be honest the only GOOD way to diagnose a problem is to be there in front of the computer.

Cheers
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