Forum discussion tagged with malfunction.
  1. Mechaso

    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD isn't detected in some restarts

    I'll try to be as descriptive as possible, Starting my PC from a normal shutdown will go seamlessly (with fast startup enabled) and even going into the BIOS will show me that my SSD is detected and being used. However, sometimes when I restart after playing something or opening some programs...
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    Question Is my laptop's motherboard still in a good condition after failure on installing SSD SATA?

    Hi, This is my laptop type: ASUS F571GT I am a bit worried about my laptop's motherboard health condition after I was failed to install SSD SATA (SSD WD BLUE 3D NAND 2.5 500GB SATA) using HDD kit from ASUS X415 (because I didn't get the kit for F571GT). What happened is while I was installing...
  3. bufer

    [SOLVED] PC shuts down and turns on immediately up to 5 times a day.

    My PC just shuts down itself and back on and off and on..... up to 5 times constantly. event viewer shows kernel-power and distributedCOM errors. I think either the PSU or motherboard is faulty, maybe both. I tried OCCT vga/psu test and it turned off after 10 minutes. It did not crash but...
  4. klaflo

    [SOLVED] How to know when SSDs health is bad?

    Hello, I have a question how to know how much of Power On Hours Count, Valid Spare Blocks, Initial Invalid Blocks (which parameters makes the most sense to look at)...? is dangerous for SSD to malfunction are there any recommendations? Im using CrystalDiscInfo and default crucial health program...
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    [SOLVED] PC freezes and screen goes dark and fans get louder

    Like the title says my pc freezes when I play games but only certain games (although is the vast majority, for example portal 2 freezes but RDR2 runs indefinitely) and when it freezes it either stays on the freeze image or the screen goes black and the case and cpu fans get rlly loud until I'm...
  6. MatthewJamess

    [SOLVED] PC is turning off

    Hi everyone! I've reciently been having some issues with my PC, and I would like to see what you think about it. my current build is this one: CPU: Intel core I5 4460 Motherboard: ASUS H97M-E RAM: Kingston DDR3 8Gb 1600 Mhz SSD: 120Gb Kingston drive HDD: 1Tb Western Digital Blue 7200Rpm PSU...
  7. Dranzerr

    [SOLVED] Why is my external Seagate hard disk 1TB clicking when I add additional RAM?

    Specs SMPS 450W, i3 3220, H61 m s gigabyte board, Ram DDR3 slot1 slot2 4gb each. Peripherals including normal mouse, keyboard, WiFi adapter, and SSD 120GB as main storage.
  8. A

    Question Stylus writes "on its own".

    Hello everyone. I am having an issue that is almost driving me to the edges of insanity. In short, I have an HP Laptop (Spectre X360 to be exact, from late 2015) with Windows 10 64-bit installed and a resistive stylus that is specifically made for that series of laptops. Normally, if the tip...
  9. W

    Question Pc Stuck on preparing automatic repair even after switching hard drive

    I recently built a pc 3 weeks ago and everything was working fine up until 5 days ago. I had installed a new gpu and I had also installed the most recent windows 10 update. Out of nowhere my pc would suddenly restart and go back to working like normal. It did that like 4 or 5 times over the...
  10. C

    Question System not reading GPU temps. Fans going to 100% speed suddenly. System shuts down.

    Hi! So, I've an R9 380x in my PC, and for the past month and a half or so, I've been experiencing this issue. Whenever I run a game, after about 20 mins or so, the system stops reading GPU temperatures and the GPU fans would just go to 100% speed. I installed AMD Wattman and it wouldn't work...
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    Question RTX 2070 underperforming

    Since I've got my new Asus Strix OC RTX 2070 I was getting less fps/performance than other people on youtube,benchmarking sites and I even compared it to my friends rig that has same amount of RAM, an ASUS Dual RTX 2070, and a slightly different processor that should be weaker that...
  12. nrsource

    [SOLVED] No video output from new video card to a computer where the onboard video does not work

    Pretty new to computer repair trying to help a buddy out... There is no video output to monitor from the computer. The computer is connected to the monitor through VGA cable. Tested VGA cable with a working computer. The monitor is able to display screen so I know the monitor and the cable...
  13. M

    [SOLVED] PSU turns on the first time, then it won't turn on anymore.

    Hello, guys! Thank you for spending time reading this. Weird situation here. I'm doing some tests on this budget PSU. After some days (2-3) turned off, it will turn on normally. If I turned the PC off and imediately tried to turn it on again, it will not. PSU's fan spins not even half a second...
  14. Shrek4t

    Question USB selector button confused

    Hi! I have an Onkyo TX-SR353 AV receiver. Recently, the USB selector button on the receiver has started to react differently. When I press the USB button, it selects FM radio. And if I continue pressing, it switches between AM and FM modes or tunes through the frequencies. Any idea how I can fix...
  15. DavidMB

    Question Laptop fans act strangely with certain games

    I forgot when this started happening, but one day suddenly on my G7 7790 laptop, whenever I launched Borderlands 2, my fans would immediately turn on max speed, and stay that way for the whole game. I think this started happening a couple months after I got the laptop, and I find it bizarre...
  16. T

    [SOLVED] Keyboard is completely mad

    Hello, I was playing a game and went to the pause menu, then I was going to keep playing and pressed ESC, but then that button acted as the windows button. And that is where it all began. So then I just thought it was weird and closed down the game, watched some YouTube videos and then the urge...
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    Question ZTE Blade A6: Display unstable, flickering

    // Edit: I reckon something may be shorting on top, near the proximity sensor. Display's heating up noticeably and quickly in that area only, more than I'd expect it to. Hi, hope someone can help me! My phone (ZTE Blade A6 (A0620)) hit the road hard last year, cracked the display. I replaced...
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    Question PC won’t boot up

    Hi everyone Over six months ago I built a new PC. The components were: GTX 1060 6 GB Intel Core i3 8100 Asus H310M-D and some other stuff It run without any problems. About two weeks ago I bought a new case. After installing every component I plugged it in and turned it on. The fans would...
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    Question PC Malfunction - Crashes and Random Pixels

    First off, I apologize if this is not the right forum to go to for help. I looked through all of the categories on this forum and since I suspect that this problem is being caused by the Graphics Card I figured that this was the best place to post it. A few days ago random pixels started...
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    Question External Keyboard malfunctioning when computer gets hot

    Hi! My keyboard is malfunctioning when my computer gets a little heated. USB ports feels a little bit warm and then my keyboard feels like disconnect itself. i have no clue what the problem is, i rather not buy a new keyboard. Never happened to any of my other keyboards so it must be some sort...
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    Question [MAJOR] Fix Potential Corrupted SSD; How to Revert The SATA Controller Back From RAID to AHCI

    --CONTEXT-- Greetings, everyone. So, over the past five weeks I've been dealing with a corrupted ssd after I unplugged the desktop from the power socket. I was getting impatient when the computer took longer than usual to boot up. Bad move, I know. I've been learning that the hard way. About...
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    Question Problems with Computer :(

    Hello everyone :D Grab a seat cause it might be a long one I hope that this is the right section for this post but as the title says I came across some problems this morning with my computer and I could use some help. So after a normal day of gaming yesterday I tried to open my computer today...
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    Question Laptop fans going very fast for no reason

    Hello, and thanks for opening this thread! Tonight my 1 year old laptop has started making very, very loud whirring sounds which seem to come from the fans. I am not 100% sure if the sound is caused by the fans (I am not a tech expert) but I am 99%, as it sounds too much different from HDD...
  24. GallopingGumdrops

    Question Msi stealth fan might still be broken, please help.

    Recently I had a major issue with my left fan of my Msi stealth pro Gs63vr. I took it to a local repair shop and the guy wasn't the best, he made me wait 3 weeks and told me it was a job I could have done myself. I burn water sir, I don't trust myself with opening up my pc. Anyways it now makes...
  25. L

    Question PC freezes at any time Help!

    My PC sometimes freezes at the start, sometimes freezes after many hours. I cleaned the pc. I installed a fresh new windows but i dont know what else to do. I did format the Disk C an its the same so please help
  26. A

    [SOLVED] i5 7600k overclocking

    Hey guys, couple of questions! I am not a total rookie, but still could use a hand. Currently adding to the overclock on my cpu as I have recently gotten some games which are CPU throttling, My overclock is 5ghz currently with an AVX offset of 2. I am currently at bios 1.355 v for my...
  27. B

    Does my GTX 1070 Founder's Edition need a GPU brace?

    -Description of Problem I have a GTX 1070 Founder's edition GPU and I'm wondering if it would be absolutely necessary to install a brace. I've seen no signs of it sagging and sits firmly in the socket. However, is it still a good idea to buy a brace for it? I have an MSI B360 Intel Motherboard.
  28. A

    ASUS ROG GL552VX shuts down right after turning on.

    Hi guys, so my laptop ASUS ROG GL552VX is having a problem since quite long ago, which is the power button is broken, I need to spam the power button for a few minutes or even hours worst, like what happened earlier today. Actually I know this would happen so I never shut down my laptop and only...
  29. T

    need help with audio

    I have a logitech speaker system for my computer. but the cable that plugs in to the headphone jack has been stripped, with just the wires exposed. It did have a (diy) phone jack connecting to another headphone jack and was working fine but has come apart now before I could take a picture...
  30. Z

    DDR4 Ram 3200 (first pc)

    Please help i don't know what ram I should put in each slot. Motherboard: Ram:
  31. Crashman

    Corsair’s T1 Race Gaming Chair, Hands (And Back, And Butt) On

    Corsair introduced its premiere gaming chair earlier this week, and we took a seat. Corsair’s T1 Race Gaming Chair, Hands (And Back, And Butt) On : Read more
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    Is this a viable upgrade path?

    Hello all! Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm looking to upgrade my desktop system to something better. I currently have an i5 6500, gtx 1070 strix and a asus z170-e mobo... I am thinking of swapping out the mobo and the CPU for better ones, I got the i7 7700k in mind and a asus strix...
  33. T

    Downloading windows 10 for my new pc

    So I am building a new gaming pc and bought windows 10 from newegg. But how will downloading windows 10 work if this pc already has windows 10? Do I just download windows 10 iso and put it into a usb, and windows will ask me for a serial code when I plug the usb drive in??
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    Memory Ram Compatibility

    I have Actually 2x4 hyperx fury 1866 mhz ram , can i put more 2x4 hyperx savage 1866 mhz with no problems ... my spec fx 8350 asrock extreme 970 ed.4 gtx 970 asus psu corsair 850 rmx gold . there max speed on the rams are 1866 . i only can make them 1666 mhz but i think the system is stable ...
  35. B

    i have a notebook that cant find drivers it scans for them but doesnt find them . i put in a windows 7 cd and it still says it

    notebook wont find drivers . I put in a windows 7 disc and it still say it cant find drivers
  36. Name4Game

    Can you buy windows 7 and get a free upgrade to windows 10?

    Been trying to wrap my head around this for a minute. Building my first PC and I want windows 10 but it costs almost 100, could it be possible to get windows 7 priced at 60 and get the free upgrade to windows 10?
  37. J

    OEM Windows XP

    I have a laptop with OEM XP windows installed. Due to some problem (Virus) the OS did not work properly anymore and I decided to reformat the entire hard disk and downloaded Windows XP retail version. Under the above condition, I am thinking using the product key available at the back of the...
  38. D

    Which new (color accurate) 30"+ display for Mac Pro 4,1?

    I'm looking to buy a new monitor for my Mac Pro, as the existing one (an old Samsung running at 1680 x 1050, which I got free with the Mac a couple of years or so ago) is on the way out. Ideally I'd like the new display to be at least the equal of the old Apple 30 inch Cinema Display in terms...
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    Reformatting a *used Windows 8.1* SSD back to windows 7?

    I'm trying to remotely help my buddy install windows 7 on his computer. I built him a new computer this past weekend, but don't live near him and the SSD hadn't arrived yet so wasn't able to install windows for him. When he booted up, the SSD it still had Windows 8.1 installed and the previous...
  40. L

    What 144hz monitor do I want?

    I have a GTX 970 and would like to know the BEST monitor i can get for under £400 I've considered free-sync, G-sync, 24", 27", 1440p, 1080p. Would I lose quality on a 27" at 1080p? What is my best option? I mostly play CS:GO.. but also frequently play Total War: Attila, fallout & racing.