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Vincent294

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Computer Issues / Problems

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Got a computer issue? I feel your pain, get help here. Got a random question? This isn't some Q&A, but you'll have your question answered too.

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  • Please make sure you actually know what you're doing, and if you don't, say you're not 100% sure if your help will work, or don't help at all.
  • Please detail your issue - we don't read minds! If it takes a while to type it out, and you just want to get attention, that's okay though.
  • While it's only of preference, remember this isn't an all things high-tech Q&A. You'll get help, but we'd rather help people w/ more serious computer problems 1st.

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irken004

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Maybe if you posted what the problem is...?

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Noire

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Is it the problem where the mutated human hands break out of the keyboard and snap your wrists? I heard that was painful...

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Vincent294

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Now to describe the issue; When trying to do certain tasks (which have no relevance what so ever), my computer locks up. And every time I try to re-attempt it, it freezes again. Manually powering it off is the only option, and I can't do those things anymore without it happening again. From loading certain websites (like the Nintendo Tech Support Forums), to managing certain files (like putting a 3DS photo from the SD card, to the hard drive, and here's where it goes wrong: putting it on the bigger SD card), my PC freezes. Nothing responds, except trying an improper shut down. No sound. No mouse movement. The image freezes in place. It's like a photo of it. I have the Acer Aspire One 532h running Windows 7 Starter. I've heard of this, but the sound holds the pitch previously played, and the image goes out. This is unique. Please no links to a help page, as I don't know if that will freeze up. When I restart Firefox, it continues to load the page, and I must quickly stop it before my PC freezes up again. All the other browsers (IE9, Chrome 16, Safari 5) do it too.
EDIT: Just a nice PS: My PC had trouble updating in the past, where it would loop the update installation screen for hours, so I had to improper shut down. Several "fixes" from Windows 7 troubleshooters either "fixed" or failed to fix it, until several months later I got the fix I was waiting for. I do not have that issue anymore.

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Vincent294

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irken004 wrote:

Maybe if you posted what the problem is...?

Just did it. It's very long, so it took a long time to type.

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Tasuki

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Maybe try restoring your computer to an earlier date and see if that helps.

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Vincent294

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How does that work? It's done this for a long time, but it's never been a significant issue, but I just want it fixed.
EDIT: Oh, restoring it. Derp. I thought you meant change the date.

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Tasuki

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VincentV wrote:

How does that work? It's done this for a long time,

How long is a long time?

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Vincent294

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Well over a year. But it's uncommon. As said, it's becoming more of an issue, now that I'll be needing a bigger SD card, like my bro, and I use the Internet a lot (and when a certain site like Nintendo's tech support stuff has issues w/ my PC, I want to know I can use it if I need it for help).

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Tasuki

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Oh wow yeah that is a long time than a restore might not solve it. Than I can suggest is maybe contact the manufacturer or see if they have a forums section with people having the same problem.

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Vincent294

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Well, I referenced similar, but different issues. It said checking my BIOS might help for that issue, but this is different, and it's for early shipments w/ an outdated BIOS; I got one before the new model came.
EDIT: Checked my BIOS, and it's old. However, the improvements fix issues I don't have. So what good is the effort if it does nothing?
EDIT2: I've got v1.15 BIOS updates

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Vincent294

12. Posted:

Well...never mind those issues. See the first post to see the issues on the living room computer.

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Vincent294

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Oh yeah, just an FYI, but it also claims the CPU is a whopping 168 degrees F. Lots of issues. Yet the thing feels like an ice block and was off the whole day.

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FOREST_RANGER

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Sounds like an actual hardware issue, like a faulty hard drive or a bad wireless card. If every entire software freezes (even in safe mode), then the only possible solution may be to have the motherboard replaced. Does the computer freeze when you do something internet-related?

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Vincent294

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Eh, screw it. We just did a clean install, and it works better than ever now. The router still works, but if a firmware update comes, we'll have to reset it, etc. The good thing that came out of all of this, was the hard drive was cluttered w/ junk. Now we only have what we want and need, and the only thing not saved (that was important) by internet-based cloud storage (like iTunes) was the family photos, the only thing backed up on physical storage (SDHC cards).

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Vincent294

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Sorry to revive the old topic, but I noticed some things that happened w/ my old issues on my Acer Aspire One that I never knew before. When it froze, I thought it just froze. Today, it did it again, and I was using iTunes...it continued playing my music just fine. I guess this means it really drops to 0 FPS and the image freezes. Just like time stopped, but the PC works. So if anyone knows this issue, it would be a help to give advice for how to fix it. I've been fine w/ the issue as it's so rare, etc., but it would sure be convenient to have it fixed.

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