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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3080 on: August 07, 2016, 12:09:36 PM »
There's lots of stuff in there! What am I looking for?
Custom views>administrative... look before the last kernel power error. Look for errors
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3081 on: August 07, 2016, 12:17:20 PM »
Custom views>administrative... look before the last kernel power error. Look for errors
I don't see any kernel power errors. Here's everything since around the last time it shut down: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/95ac8c8740b43b01368419a2183e03cf
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3082 on: August 07, 2016, 01:59:54 PM »
I don't see any kernel power errors. Here's everything since around the last time it shut down: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/95ac8c8740b43b01368419a2183e03cf
It seems like there's some issue with a scheduled task
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3083 on: August 07, 2016, 03:28:29 PM »
It seems like there's some issue with a scheduled task
I think that's an old issue. How do I figure out what? Would that be making it restart?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3084 on: August 07, 2016, 04:03:36 PM »
I think that's an old issue. How do I figure out what? Would that be making it restart?
Under administrative..... sort by time and look at the errors
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3085 on: August 07, 2016, 04:04:34 PM »
My desktop has been making a humming/buzzing noise, on and off. It gets louder and quieter. Any idea what it could be?
Coupled with your pc shutting off, i'd assume that's your fan making noise when speeds jump.  Try running http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php  and check the numbers while the buzzing noise is going.
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« Reply #3086 on: August 07, 2016, 04:08:56 PM »
Under administrative..... sort by time and look at the errors
I don't see any errors... there are a whole bunch of scheduled tasks I don't recognize. I disabled them all (temporarily) to see if it fixes this.
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« Reply #3087 on: August 07, 2016, 04:09:03 PM »
Coupled with your pc shutting off, i'd assume that's your fan making noise when speeds jump.  Try running http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php  and check the numbers while the buzzing noise is going.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3088 on: August 07, 2016, 04:11:48 PM »
Coupled with your pc shutting off, i'd assume that's your fan making noise when speeds jump.  Try running http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php  and check the numbers while the buzzing noise is going.
I don't really know what I"m looking at... any thoughts?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3089 on: August 07, 2016, 04:51:49 PM »
Updated screenshot:
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3090 on: August 07, 2016, 05:28:49 PM »
Updated screenshot:
These screenshots are when there is a humming noise? how does it compare to when there isnt any?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3091 on: August 07, 2016, 05:31:01 PM »
These screenshots are when there is a humming noise? how does it compare to when there isnt any?
It hasn't been completely quiet in a while. Now it's a little quieter, though:
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3092 on: August 07, 2016, 05:33:25 PM »
PS: Since I disabled those scheduled tasks, it SEEMS to have stopped restarting.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3093 on: August 07, 2016, 06:36:46 PM »
PS: Since I disabled those scheduled tasks, it SEEMS to have stopped restarting.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3094 on: August 07, 2016, 06:50:58 PM »
https://repairtasks.codeplex.com/
It actually just restarted again, even with those tasks disabled. But I'll try that utility too.

ETA: Zero Problems Found

Why do you think the CPU and GPU are getting so hot?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3095 on: August 07, 2016, 07:54:26 PM »
It actually just restarted again, even with those tasks disabled. But I'll try that utility too.

ETA: Zero Problems Found

Why do you think the CPU and GPU are getting so hot?
It may be an issue with the fan or the thermal paste attaching the heat sink to cpu/gpu may need to be redone. Or both
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3096 on: August 07, 2016, 08:13:50 PM »
I have an acer laptop and the speakers are under the laptop. I feel that everything is so quiet compared to my old one. I have checked all the sound tools (on the programs and the computer) are there options that I'm missing?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3097 on: August 07, 2016, 08:47:45 PM »
It may be an issue with the fan or the thermal paste attaching the heat sink to cpu/gpu may need to be redone. Or both
Wow, sounds like I need to have someone come down and look at it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3098 on: August 08, 2016, 12:01:59 AM »
Anyone know of way to darken the rest of the computer screen when watching a video without maximizing it to full screen?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3099 on: August 08, 2016, 12:34:23 AM »
Anyone know of way to darken the rest of the computer screen when watching a video without maximizing it to full screen?
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