MyTechSupport.ca :: Your Computer Technical Resource Headquarters! MyTechSupport.ca :: Your Computer Technical Resource Headquarters!
HOME FORUMS RESOURCES & TOOLS ARTICLES ONLINE STORE ABOUT US
Computer Support Forums
February 28, 2020, 11:13:17 AM
 

Home Forum Rules Help Search Mobile Version Login Register

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
February 28, 2020, 11:13:17 AM

Login with username, password and session length
 Featured Sites:
News
Welcome to MyTechSupport.ca! - Registration is FREE, so why not join our friendly community today?
  Show Posts
Pages: [1]
1  Hardware Support / Hardware Devices Problems / Re: Power or V card problem ?!?! on: April 20, 2003, 09:20:38 PM
Dont ask me what as wrong, i dont think i could tell you other than a slightly loose connection.

I bought a new PS and was installing it, but, it was the wrong plugs on it so i had to return it.
I then hooked everything back up to the old PS and it has worked fine since.

Would a conflict on the IDE line do something like that?
Because for some reason my HD and cdrom were both on the primary ide chan.  so i split them up and only the hd is on the primary now.
2  Hardware Support / Hardware Devices Problems / Re: Humming from speakers on: April 14, 2003, 04:16:42 AM
silly question but have you also tried differnt cables to connect to the speakers?
Granted i have a soundblaster card but i also had a "humming" problem as well.
not sure what kind of software assistance you have with the onboard sound , but the problem is there somewhere.
the soundcard is sending too high of a signal to your speakers which creates the ambient noise, then your speakers amplify this.

of course if u have access to another comp i would try the speakers on it, and if u have access i would try a pci soundcard.

I know this is getting long winded but 1 more thing...
Is this a newer comp or older one?  If it is newer (ie. 1 ghz or more) i would suggest spending the $40 for a pci soundcard regardless.  the sound is so much better.
Onboard sound and video just dont cut it now a days Sad
3  Hardware Support / Hardware Devices Problems / Re: Power or V card problem ?!?! on: April 13, 2003, 02:59:07 AM
I keep getting windows protection errors on boot up now.
I think somehow my HD is in compressed mode and when i try to reinstall windows it says it cant because the largest available program size is too small.

any idea on that one?

Also, i have tried using a different hard drive with a configuration i know works and gotten no different results.
4  Hardware Support / Hardware Devices Problems / Re: Power or V card problem ?!?! on: April 12, 2003, 09:18:35 PM
alas i fear that is not the problem.
all fans are working properly and the cpu and heatsink are clean and connected properly.
it just happened again, i was playing a game and all of a sudden it just started rebooting , i got a few diferent errors when i continued trying to reboot.
some were.... cannot find HIGHMEM.SYS or whatever that windows file is.
I also got other various files not being able to be found, and sometimes it would post to windows only to get the "frequency out of range" error with my display/video card.

this is why i figured perhaps the power supply is going bad and when used too much it cant keep up or something, or perhaps it is the Motherboard even.
I guess ill just go buy a cheap PS and/or V card that are returnable and try it that way.

I appreciate teh help. if/when i find out what it is i will post it here Smiley
5  Hardware Support / Hardware Devices Problems / Power or V card problem ?!?! on: April 12, 2003, 03:46:54 PM
PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: win 98
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model: PII 350 gateway comp
Error Messages:



Ok this one has me puzzled....
If I leave the computer off for a while it boots up fine and works fine.
the only thing is after a few hours of use it locks up and shuts down.
I get many different errors and sometimes it just reboots and goes to post.
I get Windows errors and many Frequency display errors before and after shutdown.
after this it will not complete the POST at all, i must leave it turned off for about 6 hours before it will work again.
I have re-installed windows several times, reseated all cards and tried a new/different RAM dimm.

To this date i have not yet tried a new power supply or video card.
I thought i would post here for some suggestions before i did any of that.
Yes it is a rather old system so i am leaning toward the power supply, but could an overheating/failing video card do this as well?

btw, it is a stb velocity 128 video card
Pages: [1]
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Disclaimer
This site is NOT responsible for any damage that the information on this site may cause to your system. Everything you try, whether inspired by the response given from this site or not, is entirely at your own risk. All product names and company names used herein are for identification purpose only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. We are in no way affiliated or representing any of the companies on this site unless specified.
Back to Top
Stop Spam Harvesters, Join Project Honey Pot Fight Back Against Spammers! Get Firefox! Get Thunderbird! View Sylvain Amyots profile on LinkedIn
Back to Top
Google visited last this page May 17, 2016, 07:02:34 PM