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Is anyone else getting hard computer lock ups with this month's MRT.exe's full scans?



 
 
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Old July 22nd 16, 01:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Default Is anyone else getting hard computer lock ups with this month's MRT.exe's full scans?

In microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support Ant wrote:
In microsoft.public.windowsxp Ron Hardin wrote:
Might be a heat shutdown, say if a CPU fan is broken.


Yeah, probably since I did more tests and was able to reproduce it after
about 30 minutes. Here is what I noticed so far:


PC & its top fan and its light turns off, but its power light stays
still on. Reset button didn't work, but power button did (turned on).


Tried:
-after 30 minutes on C: drive only with ATI video card's fan forced at
100% speed.
-after about 32 mins. after 5 am when cooler
-tried without screen saver and display sleep
-no crashes in quick scan


I am going to try Prime95, Memtest86, etc.


It might be heat related since the weather is hot.


Yep, it is heat related since I left the left side case open and ran 7.5
hours of MRT.exe full scan. And then, I tried Prime95's mixed tests and
that only lasted aboug 5 minutes.
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Old July 22nd 16, 01:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Default Is anyone else getting hard computer lock ups with this month's MRT.exe's full scans?

Ant wrote:
Yep, it is heat related since I left the left side case open and ran 7.5
hours of MRT.exe full scan. And then, I tried Prime95's mixed tests and
that only lasted aboug 5 minutes.


Almost certainly the CPU fan, which gives a hard shutdown without warning.

Google for replacing the cpu fan on whatever machine you have, to get a clue what to
order. CPU fans tend to come from China and turn up in the mail in a few weeks.
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Old July 22nd 16, 06:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Default Is anyone else getting hard computer lock ups with this month's MRT.exe's full scans?

In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general Ron Hardin wrote:
Ant wrote:
Yep, it is heat related since I left the left side case open and ran 7.5
hours of MRT.exe full scan. And then, I tried Prime95's mixed tests and
that only lasted aboug 5 minutes.


Almost certainly the CPU fan, which gives a hard shutdown without warning.


Well, the fan does still spin. Maybe it is not enough to cool it down
since my room is hot (almost 90F degrees)?
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Old July 23rd 16, 03:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Default Is anyone else getting hard computer lock ups with this month's MRT.exe's full scans?

Ant wrote:

In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general Ron Hardin wrote:
Ant wrote:
Yep, it is heat related since I left the left side case open and ran 7.5
hours of MRT.exe full scan. And then, I tried Prime95's mixed tests and
that only lasted aboug 5 minutes.


Almost certainly the CPU fan, which gives a hard shutdown without warning.


Well, the fan does still spin. Maybe it is not enough to cool it down
since my room is hot (almost 90F degrees)?


This is the cpu fan not the general case fan. You might try blowing the dust off
of it. Or google your model and cpu fan and see what turns up. Somebody else will
have had the same problem.
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Old July 23rd 16, 09:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Default Is anyone else getting hard computer lock ups with this month's MRT.exe's full scans?

Yep, it is heat related since I left the left side case open and ran 7.5
hours of MRT.exe full scan. And then, I tried Prime95's mixed tests and
that only lasted aboug 5 minutes.


Almost certainly the CPU fan, which gives a hard shutdown without warning.


Well, the fan does still spin. Maybe it is not enough to cool it down
since my room is hot (almost 90F degrees)?


This is the cpu fan not the general case fan. You might try blowing the dust off
of it. Or google your model and cpu fan and see what turns up. Somebody else will
have had the same problem.


Yeah, that fan still spins. Maybe its old thermal paste is bad. I am
going to have my hardware friends clean everything in my PC while
getting the new tower ATX case.
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the blights and the ants and the maggots." --Isak Dinesen
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