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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LinK627, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. LinK627 New Member

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    Cut & Paste after 12 hours will not work. A lot of other functions do not work as well such as: Address bar disappear, "show desktop" feature will no longer work, no "back" feature. Any ideas?
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    reboot?
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    Strange never head that one before. :\
    Maybe it's time for a fresh install??
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    ya the reboot fixs everything but i dont know why this is happening. Any ideas?
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    I know, its so weird. I am trying to figure out why instead of just a fresh install.
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    Try system restore before that problem started/

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    This all started from the beginning when i put the ASrock 4coredual-VSTA & Q6600 together.
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    so i take it this is all new and cant be dust in the psu but are you sure nothing is overheating?

    is this after normal use or after gaming?

    i know its probably the OS but you never know with new stuff.
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    other than the PSU and HD, everything is new. and by overheating, which part do you think it is overheating?
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    Why do you think something is overheating....


    Download and run memtest
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    It could be some program leaking memory. Look at the task manager and see if theres some program taking up loads of memory.
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    I have 2 gigs of RAM so i dont know if its the memory.
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    I used FreeRAM XP Pro v1.52 to free up the RAM but no success in getting cut and paste and all the other functions or features working.
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    It seems like ending explorer.exe in task manager and adding it back solves the problem. Anyone knows what the problem is?
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    Same used to happen to me, but used to have after months and months of accumulation of crap having been installed on XP. I was never able to figure out the cause, so always ended up reinstalling.
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    Reinstalling windows you mean?
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    the psu, it usually is the psu if the issue is time related because it slowly gets hot enough to the point it acts up so it could be dust in it or sometimes if a fan is failing it will start to run slower as the bearings get hot and move less air. see how hot it is and feel for the airflow at the time things act up.
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    Do you use any kind of "codec pack" ?
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    yes i do use codec packs.
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    its very easy to have the ram go out on you for no apparent reason (you dont have to be overclocking for one to fail) and have bad stick so run a good test to find out for sure

    it does sound like a memory storage issue but it could be caused by:

    windows is corrupted
    bad ram
    bad sectors on hard drive
    overheating hard drive corrupting data
    psu overheating causing other things to act up due to incorrect voltage
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    Ive been running Stress Prime 2004 by Johnny Lee for 14 hours already and everything seems to be good so i guess that narrows it down. Any testing software to test bad sectors on harddrive or whatever?
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    If you use K-lite , try switching it for CCCP.Sometimes it causes that kind of thing (Browser-related problems)

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