PC Shuts Down

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  1. mstein66

    mstein66 Registered Member

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    Hi:

    I am having a problem with my PC shuting down speradic. My fans are running, so I do not think it is that & I have spyware/adware, anti-virus, & firewall all up to date. Can someone assist me?
    o_O
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    take a look at the link maybe something to do with your problem. Possible sasser or blaster worm here


    bigc

    sasser removel tool here

    Blaster removel tool here
     
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    I ran both tools & nothing was found & I ran the welch fix as well & nothing. Awhile back my HD died & I replaced it & I notice that the light in fromt of the PC case flashes red & not green; not sure if that has something to do with it. Please advise!
     
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    what brand of hard drive is it?
     
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    WDC WD1200JB-00CRA0
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    go here and download the WD diagnostic utility here

    and use it to test your HDD for any problems that you may have or are developing. option 2 will be the easiest

    bigc
     
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    I downloaded the Data Lifeguard Tools 11, but I am not able to run it because I do not have a floppy drive; I only have a zip drive? Any solutions?
     
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    beg borrow or buy a floopy. it is the only you can run their diagnostics and see if the Hdd is bad or not. That is the best way to test the drive is with the mnfgrs. tools. after the test please post back and let us know what is happening. And it has to be a floopy because the comp has to cold boot from it to run the test.

    bigc

    good luck
     
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    Am I able to do it this way? See site http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?swid=2

    I picked WD Caviar SE-7200 RPM which gave me:

    WD Caviar SE - 7200 RPM
    Capacity Model Number Order Number
    40 WD400JB N/A
    60 WD600JB N/A
    80 WD800JB N/A
    100 WD1000JB N/A
    120 WD1200JB N/A
    160 WD1600JB N/A
    180 WD1800JB N/A
    200 WD2000JB N/A
    250 WD2500JB N/A

    I then picked this:
    Data Lifeguard Tools 11 for Windows
    File Name: Dlgsetup11_win.zip
    File Size: 3.47 MB
    Version: Version 1.00
    Publish Date: Sep, 2004

    Description:
    The downloadable Data Lifeguard Tools now comes in both DOS and Windows versions and was written specifically for the installation of Western Digital EIDE hard drives. If your computer system already has a hard drive installed with an operating system of Windows 98SE or greater, you should use the Windows version of Data Lifeguard for best results. The DOS version is required if installing a hard drive in a new system without existing operating system support.

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    Supported Operating System:
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP
    Windows ME
    Windows 98SE
    Windows 98


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    Instructions:
    Download the dlgsetup11_win.zip.
    Extract and run the setup.exe file.
    Read and accept the license agreement to continue.
    Once installed, you will be prompted to run the program or may run the program manually from either the programs menu or from the shortcut on your desktop.
    You will see the following options:
    VIEW INSTALLATION TUTORIAL - Instructions on how to connect your new hard drive to the computer.
    SETUP YOUR HARD DRIVE - Setup a hard drive already connected to your computer.
    DRIVE-TO-DRIVE COPY - Copy all the files or a specific folder from one drive to another.
    HARD DRIVE INFORMATION - Jumper Settings and other technical information about your hard drive.
    Select the task you wish to perform

    Will this work without a FDD?
     
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    but doesn't it still require you to create a floppy? If you found a way to run it with out a floopy then I would give it a try and see what you have.

    bigc
     

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    here is the way to test for errors and it still calls for a floppy
     

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    I will have to get a FDD & I will post when I am done doing the test. Thanks for the help so far.
     
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