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My P.c has gone mad!! UPDATE
« on: Sunday 01 July 12 19:35 BST (UK) »
It was fine until today--switched it on and a white screen appeared telling me it could not display my shortcuts. Directed to screen 'properties' re-entered them and up they came as they should be. Now and again i had messages telling me that i was not connected [i was] the Windows logo appeared for 2002 !!
various odd messages saying that there was no space or that i was not able to view pages etc.

Turned the p.c off and then on again --all back to normal.
finished what i was working on, went downstairs--half an hour later and back to messing me about again

Finally i found a message asking if i had added anything new in the last 24 hours--i had--an update of Avast which brought up Google Chrome . I didn't want google Chrome so deleted it and p.c o'k for a while then back to the p.c messing about--white screen -unable to log on to various websites--you name it complete chaos-----

Finally did a System restore and for a few hours all seemed to be fine but now everytime i leave the p.c for a while it resorts to playing me up--any ideas please as to why???
Behling---- London
Bridges---- London
Copperwheat----Bedfordshire---Norfolk
Denton----Bedfordshire
Edwards----Wales
Evans----N.Wales
Farrow----Norfolk
Hughes----N.Wales
Jones----Wales---Bedfordshire
Lambert----London
Larmouth/uth----London
Ostler----Norfolk
Sherwood----Bedfordshire
Silver----Bedfordshire---Suffolk
Smart----Leicestershire---Middx
Teagle----Buckinghamshire---Wales
Totterdell----Hampshire---London---Stoke-On-Trent
Woods----London

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 July 12 19:56 BST (UK) »
If you google computer white screen or computer white screen crash you will find many entries for different operating sysytems eg XP windows 7 etc.
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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 01 July 12 20:44 BST (UK) »
Try running Fixit from Windows.

http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/GetStarted

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 01 July 12 22:39 BST (UK) »
Have just downloaded the 'Fixit' site but not sure how it is supposed to work.

when i returned to the p.c a few minutes ago i managed to find the Rootschat email telling me of a response to my post but had awful trouble getting on to Roots--half a page --only a few printed words on the screen --looked like the Rootschat home page had gone terribly wrong could not get another web page that looked NORMAL !!!

Turned off p.c waited a while --switched on again and am using it o.k at the moment but i know that if i walk away from it for a while it wont work normally when i return---has some virus infected it ???
Behling---- London
Bridges---- London
Copperwheat----Bedfordshire---Norfolk
Denton----Bedfordshire
Edwards----Wales
Evans----N.Wales
Farrow----Norfolk
Hughes----N.Wales
Jones----Wales---Bedfordshire
Lambert----London
Larmouth/uth----London
Ostler----Norfolk
Sherwood----Bedfordshire
Silver----Bedfordshire---Suffolk
Smart----Leicestershire---Middx
Teagle----Buckinghamshire---Wales
Totterdell----Hampshire---London---Stoke-On-Trent
Woods----London

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 01 July 12 23:42 BST (UK) »
Hi

Have you tried starting up the computer in Safe Mode?  I am no expert, but this is what is usually recommended when there is a problem.


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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 July 12 09:50 BST (UK) »
How old is the PC ?

If it's several years old, there could be many 'culprits' - a bad connection between the main board and a plug-in board is a distinct possibility, because the action of the boards heating up and cooling down every time you switch the PC on causes them to become loose in the sockets.  You may also have a dodgy power supply.

In the first instance (if you're brave enough), I'd suggest taking the side cover off (with the power disconnected) and then gently pushing all the plug-in boards back into their sockets on the main board.

 
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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #6 on: Monday 02 July 12 11:28 BST (UK) »
I'd second that Nick.
Especially here in the tropics. I usually do an inside clean-up once a year with mine. Dust is another culprit.  Dust turns to mildew in the tropics so it can do all sorts of nasty things to the workings.
Also do a complete unplug and re-plug of all components. My monitor was the problem in one case, simply had a loose plug, every time I moved something on my desk I was likely to move the monitor slightly and lose contact. Darn pests of things these computers.  ;D
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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #7 on: Monday 02 July 12 11:45 BST (UK) »
Current state of play---

Switched on this morning--tried several sections of my p.c from the icons on my home page--had messages come up saying

Not enough quota to process this command  or similar comments.

Switched pc off and on again--managed to get to Email and rootschat--started writing a reply--took a telephone call halfway through and watched the screen [whilst talking to my daughter ]start to 'disolve'!!

The rely i was half way through writing became distorted and huge spaces between lines of writing.

switched back on and off again and am here--albeit temporarily

What the heck is going on>
Behling---- London
Bridges---- London
Copperwheat----Bedfordshire---Norfolk
Denton----Bedfordshire
Edwards----Wales
Evans----N.Wales
Farrow----Norfolk
Hughes----N.Wales
Jones----Wales---Bedfordshire
Lambert----London
Larmouth/uth----London
Ostler----Norfolk
Sherwood----Bedfordshire
Silver----Bedfordshire---Suffolk
Smart----Leicestershire---Middx
Teagle----Buckinghamshire---Wales
Totterdell----Hampshire---London---Stoke-On-Trent
Woods----London

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #8 on: Monday 02 July 12 11:48 BST (UK) »
I did a defrag and file tidy up a few days ago and this is what came up on screen

File System NTFS
Capacity 37.27 GB
Free Space 468 GB

% free 12%

Any clues there?? ::)
Behling---- London
Bridges---- London
Copperwheat----Bedfordshire---Norfolk
Denton----Bedfordshire
Edwards----Wales
Evans----N.Wales
Farrow----Norfolk
Hughes----N.Wales
Jones----Wales---Bedfordshire
Lambert----London
Larmouth/uth----London
Ostler----Norfolk
Sherwood----Bedfordshire
Silver----Bedfordshire---Suffolk
Smart----Leicestershire---Middx
Teagle----Buckinghamshire---Wales
Totterdell----Hampshire---London---Stoke-On-Trent
Woods----London