03-13-2007, 10:44 PM
| | Re: windows freezes, bad mbrd
On 13 Mar, 03:14, "jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk"
> I had a comp where windows froze many times, leaving nothing in event
> viewer for the time it froze.
> Each time I turnned the machine off and on, and got it going again.
> eventually I turned it off and it wouldn't turn back on. I got the
> standby voltage in there , mbrd light on , and more i think - maybe
> even fans on. Nothing on screen. I smelt some burning but
> couldn'tfind where.
> I had had another issue with it some months ago, one time it wouldn't
> start. I took all cables out the back and it started(I think it was
> just one that stopped it). Another time it crashed in the BIOS or
> loading my ethernet driver. I took out the ethernet cable, and it
> Also, freezes seemed to correlate with apps crashing. AVG had some
> license issues after a system restore. Windows froze many times. I
> uninstalled AVG and comp was fine. I installed audacity, tried to do
> something in it, app crashed. Later, windows started freezing again.
> That was the day where in the end I turned it on and nothing - maybe
> I didn't realise that a bad MBRD can cause windows to freeze. And win
> freezing with no system event in event viewer is a possible sign. I
> didn't check my PSU but I expect it was ok, it's a good make and I did
> check it last year with a multimeter. CPU temp was fine too. Free hdd
> space was low.
> I have another MBRD with similar issues. I think I remember win
> freezing, and eventually comp not starting. Though those were app
> crashes ocurring at he same time as windows freezing. Any app would
> crash. Typically vid clips and audio.
> I may have had another MBRD (that's 3 down!!) with similar.
> These are old boards. P4 or Athlon XP
> I looked at the capacitors though i'm not trained. I didn't see
> anything fishy there.
sorry, didn't realise i've posted this so many times. I guess it was
late, i never saw it coming up.
Be interesting if anybody has any thoughts on the problem. Dead MBRDs
seem to be a bit of a bogeyman.