problematic computer crashing all the time!

  onni 15:12 21 Sep 09
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im never sure how to start these type of posts so ill jump right in!

my computer crashes all the time and its really annoying! it happens, it seems when ever i do something strengthous on the system. im not sure if im saying this right but it happens when doing things like playing games, scanning the computer with various peices of software, watching videos online etc.

it is not always the same thing that happens. sometimes i will get the bluescreen of death and sometimes just that particular application i was using at the time will close. i think this tends to happen more often then the bluescreen of death after a while.

one thing i can say is that in the past year i have gone through two power supply units. could this possible suggest that i am having an over heating problem?

if you require any information about my system etc please do not hesitate to ask if you can come up with a solution

thanks a lot!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:39 21 Sep 09

Op system
Av softeware?
Malware and spyware scanner?

How much memory?
How much space left on you drive?

Problem you describe can be down to a number of things.

Nasties (virus, malware and spyware
lack of virtual memory (hard drive space)
bad memory
Overheating
failing PSU

  onni 15:46 21 Sep 09

thank you for responding

Op system = windows xp
Av softeware? = avg internet security version 8.5
Malware and spyware scanner? currently have spybot search snd destroy but have used adaware in the past

How much memory? only 512 mb (its a fairly old computer)
How much space left on you drive? 34.1 gb

if it helps its says under computer in properties = amd athlon (tm) xp 3000+ 2.16 ghz, 512mb of ram

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:14 21 Sep 09

Download and run the latest edition of MAlwarebytes

click here
to be sure, spybot and Adaware are a little outdated nowadays as well as using heavy resources (which yu are short on)

512 is a little low, 1G would be better
Memory Test
MemTest - click here
Tutorial: How to use Memtest - click here
Windows Memory Test - click here

speedfan click here will tell you if its overheating and if the PSU voltages are in range

  onni 19:25 21 Sep 09

incidently i have not been able 2 start the computer since i posted this thread earlier! i got the blue screen of death then when ever i logged back inafter rebooting i would get the blue screen of death even though i wasnt doing anything!

do you think that i sould backup all my files on to an external harddrive and reinstall windows? and buy a 1gb stick of ram whilst im at it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:15 21 Sep 09

can you remember the exact message on the BSOD?

  onni 16:29 23 Sep 09

well it is never the same! sometimes it says stop then a load of numbers and one time i remember it said .sys or something like that

ill be sure to write them down in future and post them up on here

  onni 16:55 23 Sep 09

right......

just had one now

'technical information

**stop: 0x00000008E (0xc0000005, 0x8056BA9, 0xB2BD796C, 0x00000000)'

  onni 17:20 23 Sep 09

another diffrent one.....

** stop: 0x000000D1 (oxoooooo28, ox00000002, 0x0000000, 0xF836D44E)

** scsiport.sys - adress F836D44E base at F8369000, Date stamp 41107b4b

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:23 23 Sep 09

This is what MS say click here

but can be caused by bad memory or quirky drivers

If you have already run memtest then update your device drivers.

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