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09-21-2011 12:41 PM
HP slimline - vista 64 bit
computer keeps dying, screen goes blank
tried restoring to a point, but says there is a system error run chkdsk
chkdsk runs near to the end of stage 2 then screen goes blank, you can still hear the PC running
09-21-2011 12:57 PM
I would suggest starting the system in safe mode to see if the issue persists. If it works properly in safe mode that would point to software.
You could try to run a clean boot http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
How long does the system stay on before it goes off? Would you have time to complete the clean boot steps?
09-21-2011 01:22 PM
problem started yesterday, DVIconnnected screen kept blanking out, thought the pc wasnt booting up
got 2 monitors
today swithced on
connected, blue hp screen start up screen was appearing on the DVI connected screen
machine booted up on hdmi connected screen.
run various tests
we were trying to do a restore to a couple of day ago, but an error message appeared use chkdsk
had to reboot to get chdsk to run
now it gets past stage 1
at stage 2 gets it was "crashing out" when it got near the 811636 out of index entries processed, -
this time it got to stage 3 - started to run got so far and then "screen blank" - you can hear the hard disk running,
hp startup screen started
as i type the windows screen started
then the chkdsk started again
09-21-2011 02:05 PM
the system came up - normal startup ( forgot to do safe mode)
we copied some files to a stick
we then carried out instructions on the ms troubleshoot - prompted for a restart - 2 blank screens
09-21-2011 02:13 PM
If it still acts like it's running go ahead and shut it down see if you can get it in safe mode.
After you shut it off unplug the power cable from the back of the tower. Hold the power button down for 5-6 secs then plug power back in.
as soon as you hit the power button start tapping on the "F8" button. Keep tapping till you see the advanced boot options. Select Safe mode with command Prompt.
Let me know how it loads
09-21-2011 02:28 PM
we have restarted. but it started making noises. it sounds like one of the fans is not working properly. we will get it checked as it is still under guarantee. if the problem persists we shall know it is not the hardware and try your solutions. thanks for yout help.