yeah i found out the hardway... i thought there was some fault in my hardware and a few sessions with HP (useless support group) they screw around my system and i need to reformat it 5 times so later i decided not to install MS drivers and it was fixed ahha
July 27th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Originally posted here by whatever878787 ATI driver up to date
Ran AVG but it says that it cannot open C drive.. uninstalled reinstalled still the same (and i reboot everytime i uninstall/install AVG)
i tried event viewer but it doesnt say whats the problem... all i can see is it the startup event no shutdown or error event there
Honestly, I am not even sure this sounds like a software problem to me... it very well be a hardware problem, IE: a failing Hard Drive or power supply.
I would check the most basic things first, such as using a volt meter on your power supply and make sure it is getting proper voltage.
Next step would be to verify that your Hard Drive is not dying a slow and painful death.
Running Memtest couldn't hurt either.
July 27th, 2006, 08:24 PM
vaneck... thanks for the advice... the 'box' that i m using now is a laptop... is there a way to test the powersupply? and how can i see if the hdd is dying?
going to run memtest when i get back
July 27th, 2006, 10:12 PM
I don't think that your problem is/was hardware related, as that message is generally associated with firmware (driver) problems.
There are two basic ways of testing the power supply.
1. Physically testing the outputs with a multimeter.
2. Using some sort of "PC Health" type software that monitors inputs to the MoBo.
To check your HDD go to the manufacturer's site and download their diagnostic software.