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*boot* *CRASH*

Okay, my computer just randomly restarted itself. I think I'll download that Memtest86 that james_b told me about.

*grumble, grumble, gototherthingstodo muttergrumble*

-TG

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raishi_fox
Feb. 16th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
You might want to give Prime95 (http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm) a try, too. Memtest is good for testing memory out, but prime95 will give you a better idea of whether or not anything else is wrong with the system. Unfortunately, it's not entirely useful for pinpointing what, exactly, the problem is, but it'll at least let you know if there's anything at all you should be worrying about.
raishi_fox
Feb. 16th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
AH, forgot to mention, it looks like a link to the wrong program, but it's not. The program is primary designed for searching for prime numbers, but because it puts so much stress on the cpu and memory, they added in a feature to let you use it as a system test in the newer versions.
kyhwana
Feb. 16th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
That's more for testing the CPU I think, or the power supply. That can be a big issue, if your PSU is flakey..
raishi_fox
Feb. 16th, 2007 08:46 am (UTC)
Depending on which test you use, it can be used to test several different things. Some of the tests are very heavily memory dependent, others test the CPU almost exclusively.
stilghar
Feb. 16th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
Link no workie (404).
raishi_fox
Feb. 16th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Link's good, the page is down ATM. It wasn't yesterday, so it's probably temporary.
stilghar
Feb. 16th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Ahh. Will try later.
vixent_fox
Feb. 16th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
Meh?! e_e
Weirdiness.... o.o I hope you didn't lose any valuable info...

(Nice icon by the way! Gotta love Love Hina! Naru oWnZ!)
maus_merryjest
Feb. 16th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
Mine does that 80% of the time I put in a music CD, but never for DVDs or games. I wonder what causes it?
hantamouse
Feb. 16th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
One bad file with an obscure name, stashed somewhere you'd never think to look.
hantamouse
Feb. 16th, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
I have a server at work repeatedly doing exactly that, but only when one particular program runs.
wbwolf
Feb. 16th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
It's likely that the program is causing a BSoD for some reason, such as a low level conflict. However, Windows 2000 and XP come with the option to automatically restart on by default (System -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery). Turning that off can help diagnose the problem.
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