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  1. #11


    I have been running my laptop non-stop overnight and it is still going without problems. Maybe those drivers fixed it. *knocks on wood*

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  2. #12


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    If it works, you're gonna have to share what drivers made it work
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by nbulp View Post
    If it works, you're gonna have to share what drivers made it work
    Post #6 in this thread: https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...html#post74350

    Much continued success Freelancer91. If not, we shall try more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbulp View Post
    This got me suspecting the SATA/disk-related drivers (why else would Windows not successfully dump the memory to a file?).
    General severity of how much/where RAM was corrupted. But that is good thinking on your part too! Sometimes faulty hardware too.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    I'll give it a go, too

    I'm a bit skeptical, though... I've tried _so_ many different drivers. But, I'm hoping for the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbulp View Post
    I'll give it a go, too

    I'm a bit skeptical, though... I've tried _so_ many different drivers. But, I'm hoping for the best!
    You are welcome to post the msinfo32 log the same as Freelancer did, after installing those above drivers and issues persist.
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  7. #17


    I spoke too soon. I just went over the check on my laptop and it was frozen. Back to square 1.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Laptops = lot of kit in small space = cooling problems due to dust on heat exchangers, little tiny fan blades etc.

    Overheating => erratic behaviour e.g. freezing and crashes, premature hardware failure, component solder failure, screws working loose and connectors coming apart due to heat expansion and cooling.

    Once the problems have started, they progress. Coincidences do happen, and things behave differently under different conditions - one person can experience crashes on the same system that someone never has any problems with, probably due to the way the machine is "driven." One OS may run 10 deg warmer than another on the same CPU due to different driver (that is the Windows driver software, not the nut that connects the seat to the gas pedal) behaviour.

    WHEA_ etc is a Hardware error code - Windows Hardware Error Architecture, and could be almost anything.

    Check for overheating and clean the airways THOROUGHLY every few months. DO NOT JUST BLOW AIR THROUGH VENTS. Never buy laptops that require total disassembly to get to the CPU fan assembly.
    Always make sure it is an easy DIY task with a minimum of panels and screws to remove (and potentially) lose.

    Use proper tools - you can get micro screwdrivers cheaply, use old credit cards to split plastic cases without damaging them Check if there are youtube videos on disassembly of your model, or a similar one.

    Put a folded white sheet on a table - it will save you scratching either table or laptop. Use adequate lighting.
    In order to put things back as you found them - if in doubt - take photos as you go.

    Use a clean white tray and blu-tac to hold small parts - not magnets. Use a small artist's brush to clean off dust and lint and blow away using canned air in a well ventilated space - do not breath dust, especially if asthmatic or allergic. Do not use a vacuum cleaner. Check connectors are properly seated and screws are firm, not overtightened, and that visible components are not burnt-out, leaking or mis-shapen.

    Reassemble in reverse order to dismantling. Be confident.
    Last edited by fafhrd; 16 Mar 2012 at 23:54.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    I spoke too soon. I just went over the check on my laptop and it was frozen. Back to square 1.
    When you say frozen - do you mean permanently until a reboot or frozen for only a few seconds or a minute?

    Something that can not hurt and only help: Open an elevated (ran as admin) command prompt. Type this and press enter: chkdsk /r

    Then follow the simple instructions on screen.

    Edit: Good stuff fafhrd. The system won't allow me to rep ya again. heh
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Laptops = lot of kit in small space = cooling problems due to dust on heat exchangers, little tiny fan blades etc.

    Overheating => erratic behaviour e.g. freezing and crashes, premature hardware failure, component solder failure, screws working loose and connectors coming apart due to heat expansion and cooling.

    Once the problems have started, they progress. Coincidences do happen, and things behave differently under different conditions - one person can experience crashes on the same system that someone never has any problems with, probably due to the way the machine is "driven." One OS may run 10 deg warmer than another on the same CPU due to different driver behaviour.

    WHEA_ etc is a Hardware error code - Windows Hardware Error Architecture, and could be almost anything.

    Check for overheating and clean the airways THOROUGHLY every few months. DO NOT JUST BLOW AIR THROUGH VENTS. Never buy laptops that require total disassembly to get to the CPU fan assembly.
    Always make sure it is an easy DIY task with a minimum of panels and screws to remove (and potentially) lose.

    Use proper tools - you can get micro screwdrivers cheaply, use old credit cards to split plastic cases without damaging them Check if there are youtube videos on disassembly of your model, or a similar one.

    Put a folded white sheet on a table - it will save you scratching either table or laptop. Use adequate lighting.
    In order to put things back as you found them - if in doubt - take photos as you go.

    Use a clean white tray and blu-tac to hold small parts - not magnets. Use a small artist's brush to clean off dust and lint and blow away using canned air in a well ventilated space - do not breath dust, especially if asthmatic or allergic. Do not use a vacuum cleaner. Check connectors are properly seated and screws are firm, not overtightened, and that visible components are not burnt-out, leaking or mis-shapen.

    Reassemble in reverse order to dismantling. Be confident.
    You see, right now, my laptop is only crashing in Windows 8. Overheating, if it were the problem, would surely happen in both OS's. Plus, I just got my laptop back from Bestbuy, where they replaced the Optical disk drive. Surely they would have cleaned the dust out. Best buy seemed to think that the reason my computer was crashing was due to an optical drive failure. It apparently didn't work (although I haven't had any problems in Windows 7 since getting it fixed).
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