10-17-2002, 06:44 AM
im trying to fix one of the computers at my work
every time you restart, it runs an extensive scandisk for all the sectors on the computer ( about 790,000 )
it came up with about 500 bad sectors
i can barely even use the thing because it freezes up about every 10 minutes
i dont know how to fix this problem
does anyone have any ideas?
is this computers future an overpriced paperweight?
the company wants to use there ( computer guy calling card ) as a last resort seeing as, he is expensive.
if this problem cannot be answered for any various reason then just tell me its hopeless and ill call the computer guy.
10-17-2002, 07:10 AM
I had a bad freeze-up problem recently on my computer and my son found it was an over-heating problem... ie. the fans were not sufficient size and capacity to cool the machine effectively, even though they were installed with the board and cpu manufacturers' recommendations. He added new (additional) fans and replaced the synthetic heat shield above the cpu chip.
Unless you have had experience INSIDE the box, I'm not sure I'd recommend you venture there to check it out. The temp of a puter can be checked in DOS mode as I understand it. I offer this simple cause for freezing up because we both tried a squillion other things with the OS before looking at the cooling requirements.
10-17-2002, 12:39 PM
Checking the inside of your machine, would mean that you have to open it, and if you do and your machine is a company macine, you would more than likely make your guarantee void.
There is one site that would help you with these problems, but you will need to give them an in-depth description of what is wrong with your machine and they will either give you an answer or a suggestion of some sort that can lead to you fixing the machine.
<edit> Major whoops, go to www.pcadvisor.co.uk </edit>
10-17-2002, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the help guys
ill see what i can do
10-17-2002, 06:49 PM
our "computer guy" said the hard drive will crash soon :( lol
10-17-2002, 06:51 PM
A hard drive doesn't cost so much nowadays, probably be for the best. :thumbsup:
10-17-2002, 09:31 PM
well the good news is, this may mark an every-office computer upgrade.
i wish i had one of these DSL's at home hehehe
so yes it would be for the best ionsurge :) *hooray!*
10-18-2002, 10:18 AM
Wohoo, better machines for all. Pity they all won't look like the one I have... (www.armari.co.uk).
*basks in the delight about my awesome machine...*