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My computer is sick

Postby mjnelson99 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:54 pm

I know the networking card in my laptop is causing hardware problems.
Internet access is BAD. A USB external networking card is working. I may
ask a local guy to look it over next week.

There may also be software stuff.

After a restore, sound was disabled. Reboot. It's there.
Thunderbird would not run (after it had already been running minutes
before) Reboot. It runs.

At one point I could not delete messages in Thunderbird. I shut it down
and restarted it. Now I could delete. No, no other changes were made.

Am considering imaging what I now have and then restoring an image from
May 2015 that would need LOTS of MS updates plus other programs.

It is is ram, that might not be necessary or useful.

Could faulty ram cause such weirdnesses? There are 2 sims of 4 GB each.
It seems to be getting more intense with time.

Comments
Thanks
Mary Nelson
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Re: My computer is sick

Postby TeraByte Support » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:17 pm

yes it could.


"MJNelson" wrote in message news:11678@public.tech.misc...

I know the networking card in my laptop is causing hardware problems.
Internet access is BAD. A USB external networking card is working. I may
ask a local guy to look it over next week.

There may also be software stuff.

After a restore, sound was disabled. Reboot. It's there.
Thunderbird would not run (after it had already been running minutes
before) Reboot. It runs.

At one point I could not delete messages in Thunderbird. I shut it down
and restarted it. Now I could delete. No, no other changes were made.

Am considering imaging what I now have and then restoring an image from
May 2015 that would need LOTS of MS updates plus other programs.

It is is ram, that might not be necessary or useful.

Could faulty ram cause such weirdnesses? There are 2 sims of 4 GB each.
It seems to be getting more intense with time.

Comments
Thanks
Mary Nelson

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Re: My computer is sick

Postby mjnelson99 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:10 am

I did a 12 hour test with Memtest86. No errors. I left it that long for
a thorough test. Both modules were relatively new.

It may be worth a test with the 2015 image.Since I did not do MS updates
there, it is possible there is VERY little else installed then.
I can put this one back on if it does not work well.

Mary

On 6/21/2016 1:17 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> yes it could.
>
>
> "MJNelson" wrote in message news:11678@public.tech.misc...
>
> I know the networking card in my laptop is causing hardware problems.
> Internet access is BAD. A USB external networking card is working. I may
> ask a local guy to look it over next week.
>
> There may also be software stuff.
>
> After a restore, sound was disabled. Reboot. It's there.
> Thunderbird would not run (after it had already been running minutes
> before) Reboot. It runs.
>
> At one point I could not delete messages in Thunderbird. I shut it down
> and restarted it. Now I could delete. No, no other changes were made.
>
> Am considering imaging what I now have and then restoring an image from
> May 2015 that would need LOTS of MS updates plus other programs.
>
> It is is ram, that might not be necessary or useful.
>
> Could faulty ram cause such weirdnesses? There are 2 sims of 4 GB each.
> It seems to be getting more intense with time.
>
> Comments
> Thanks
> Mary Nelson
>
>
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Re: My computer is sick

Postby mjnelson99 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:19 pm

The image size was too large for restore. Maybe there was an easier wat
to do it and it DID work.

I restored to a USB drive that has enough room. Then I resized it in
BIBM. Then used BIBM to copy it to the C partition after deleting the
existing one. I had to edit boot stuff to get it working.

Am now working on updating really important stuff before I reimage it.

Is it working okay? Not enough time yet to be sure.
Mary

On 6/21/2016 11:10 AM, MJNelson wrote:
> I did a 12 hour test with Memtest86. No errors. I left it that long for
> a thorough test. Both modules were relatively new.
>
> It may be worth a test with the 2015 image.Since I did not do MS updates
> there, it is possible there is VERY little else installed then.
> I can put this one back on if it does not work well.
>
> Mary
>
> On 6/21/2016 1:17 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>> yes it could.
>>
>>
>> "MJNelson" wrote in message news:11678@public.tech.misc...
>>
>> I know the networking card in my laptop is causing hardware problems.
>> Internet access is BAD. A USB external networking card is working. I may
>> ask a local guy to look it over next week.
>>
>> There may also be software stuff.
>>
>> After a restore, sound was disabled. Reboot. It's there.
>> Thunderbird would not run (after it had already been running minutes
>> before) Reboot. It runs.
>>
>> At one point I could not delete messages in Thunderbird. I shut it down
>> and restarted it. Now I could delete. No, no other changes were made.
>>
>> Am considering imaging what I now have and then restoring an image from
>> May 2015 that would need LOTS of MS updates plus other programs.
>>
>> It is is ram, that might not be necessary or useful.
>>
>> Could faulty ram cause such weirdnesses? There are 2 sims of 4 GB each.
>> It seems to be getting more intense with time.
>>
>> Comments
>> Thanks
>> Mary Nelson
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: My computer is sick

Postby AlanD » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:26 am

On 2016-06-21 3:19 PM, MJNelson wrote:
> The image size was too large for restore. Maybe there was an easier wat
> to do it and it DID work.
>
> I restored to a USB drive that has enough room. Then I resized it in
> BIBM. Then used BIBM to copy it to the C partition after deleting the
> existing one. I had to edit boot stuff to get it working.
>
> Am now working on updating really important stuff before I reimage it.
>
> Is it working okay? Not enough time yet to be sure.
> Mary
>
> On 6/21/2016 11:10 AM, MJNelson wrote:
>> I did a 12 hour test with Memtest86. No errors. I left it that long for
>> a thorough test. Both modules were relatively new.
>>
>> It may be worth a test with the 2015 image.Since I did not do MS updates
>> there, it is possible there is VERY little else installed then.
>> I can put this one back on if it does not work well.
>>
>> Mary
>>
>> On 6/21/2016 1:17 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>>> yes it could.
>>>
>>>
>>> "MJNelson" wrote in message news:11678@public.tech.misc...
>>>
>>> I know the networking card in my laptop is causing hardware problems.
>>> Internet access is BAD. A USB external networking card is working. I may
>>> ask a local guy to look it over next week.
>>>
>>> There may also be software stuff.
>>>
>>> After a restore, sound was disabled. Reboot. It's there.
>>> Thunderbird would not run (after it had already been running minutes
>>> before) Reboot. It runs.
>>>
>>> At one point I could not delete messages in Thunderbird. I shut it down
>>> and restarted it. Now I could delete. No, no other changes were made.
>>>
>>> Am considering imaging what I now have and then restoring an image from
>>> May 2015 that would need LOTS of MS updates plus other programs.
>>>
>>> It is is ram, that might not be necessary or useful.
>>>
>>> Could faulty ram cause such weirdnesses? There are 2 sims of 4 GB each.
>>> It seems to be getting more intense with time.
>>>
>>> Comments
>>> Thanks
>>> Mary Nelson
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Mary, been wanting to ask if you think that you have any over-heating
issues, which laptops are famous for?

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Re: My computer is sick

Postby mjnelson99 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:05 am

Wouldn't be surprised if it overheats. I did move it a bit more off the
table so there is more air circulation underneath.

So far, the old restore (early 2015) has functioned well. It took a bit
of updating since it was so old.

On 6/23/2016 10:26 AM, AlanD wrote:
> On 2016-06-21 3:19 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>> The image size was too large for restore. Maybe there was an easier wat
>> to do it and it DID work.
>>
>> I restored to a USB drive that has enough room. Then I resized it in
>> BIBM. Then used BIBM to copy it to the C partition after deleting the
>> existing one. I had to edit boot stuff to get it working.
>>
>> Am now working on updating really important stuff before I reimage it.
>>
>> Is it working okay? Not enough time yet to be sure.
>> Mary
>>
>> On 6/21/2016 11:10 AM, MJNelson wrote:
>>> I did a 12 hour test with Memtest86. No errors. I left it that long for
>>> a thorough test. Both modules were relatively new.
>>>
>>> It may be worth a test with the 2015 image.Since I did not do MS updates
>>> there, it is possible there is VERY little else installed then.
>>> I can put this one back on if it does not work well.
>>>
>>> Mary
>>>
>>> On 6/21/2016 1:17 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>>>> yes it could.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "MJNelson" wrote in message news:11678@public.tech.misc...
>>>>
>>>> I know the networking card in my laptop is causing hardware problems.
>>>> Internet access is BAD. A USB external networking card is working. I may
>>>> ask a local guy to look it over next week.
>>>>
>>>> There may also be software stuff.
>>>>
>>>> After a restore, sound was disabled. Reboot. It's there.
>>>> Thunderbird would not run (after it had already been running minutes
>>>> before) Reboot. It runs.
>>>>
>>>> At one point I could not delete messages in Thunderbird. I shut it down
>>>> and restarted it. Now I could delete. No, no other changes were made.
>>>>
>>>> Am considering imaging what I now have and then restoring an image from
>>>> May 2015 that would need LOTS of MS updates plus other programs.
>>>>
>>>> It is is ram, that might not be necessary or useful.
>>>>
>>>> Could faulty ram cause such weirdnesses? There are 2 sims of 4 GB each.
>>>> It seems to be getting more intense with time.
>>>>
>>>> Comments
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Mary Nelson
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
> Mary, been wanting to ask if you think that you have any over-heating
> issues, which laptops are famous for?
>
> AlanD
>
>
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Re: My computer is sick

Postby AlanD » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:07 am

On 2016-06-23 12:05 PM, MJNelson wrote:
> Wouldn't be surprised if it overheats. I did move it a bit more off the
> table so there is more air circulation underneath.
>
> So far, the old restore (early 2015) has functioned well. It took a bit
> of updating since it was so old.
>
> On 6/23/2016 10:26 AM, AlanD wrote:
>> On 2016-06-21 3:19 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>>> The image size was too large for restore. Maybe there was an easier wat
>>> to do it and it DID work.
>>>
>>> I restored to a USB drive that has enough room. Then I resized it in
>>> BIBM. Then used BIBM to copy it to the C partition after deleting the
>>> existing one. I had to edit boot stuff to get it working.
>>>
>>> Am now working on updating really important stuff before I reimage it.
>>>
>>> Is it working okay? Not enough time yet to be sure.
>>> Mary
>>>
>>> On 6/21/2016 11:10 AM, MJNelson wrote:
>>>> I did a 12 hour test with Memtest86. No errors. I left it that long for
>>>> a thorough test. Both modules were relatively new.
>>>>
>>>> It may be worth a test with the 2015 image.Since I did not do MS updates
>>>> there, it is possible there is VERY little else installed then.
>>>> I can put this one back on if it does not work well.
>>>>
>>>> Mary
>>>>
>>>> On 6/21/2016 1:17 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>>>>> yes it could.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "MJNelson" wrote in message news:11678@public.tech.misc...
>>>>>
>>>>> I know the networking card in my laptop is causing hardware problems.
>>>>> Internet access is BAD. A USB external networking card is working. I may
>>>>> ask a local guy to look it over next week.
>>>>>
>>>>> There may also be software stuff.
>>>>>
>>>>> After a restore, sound was disabled. Reboot. It's there.
>>>>> Thunderbird would not run (after it had already been running minutes
>>>>> before) Reboot. It runs.
>>>>>
>>>>> At one point I could not delete messages in Thunderbird. I shut it down
>>>>> and restarted it. Now I could delete. No, no other changes were made.
>>>>>
>>>>> Am considering imaging what I now have and then restoring an image from
>>>>> May 2015 that would need LOTS of MS updates plus other programs.
>>>>>
>>>>> It is is ram, that might not be necessary or useful.
>>>>>
>>>>> Could faulty ram cause such weirdnesses? There are 2 sims of 4 GB each.
>>>>> It seems to be getting more intense with time.
>>>>>
>>>>> Comments
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Mary Nelson
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Mary, been wanting to ask if you think that you have any over-heating
>> issues, which laptops are famous for?
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>
I'm sure that's a good idea, but I'm thinking more along the lines of
dust accumulation in those very tight spaces inside - blocking air
circulation.
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Re: My computer is sick

Postby mjnelson99 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:00 am

I can have a friend check out the fans when he checks the networking
card, probably next week. I think he said he cleaned my other laptop
when he replaced the keyboard.

Good idea. Thanks, Alan.

On 6/24/2016 8:07 AM, AlanD wrote:
> On 2016-06-23 12:05 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>> Wouldn't be surprised if it overheats. I did move it a bit more off the
>> table so there is more air circulation underneath.
>>
>> So far, the old restore (early 2015) has functioned well. It took a bit
>> of updating since it was so old.
>>
>> On 6/23/2016 10:26 AM, AlanD wrote:
>>> On 2016-06-21 3:19 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>>>> The image size was too large for restore. Maybe there was an easier wat
>>>> to do it and it DID work.
>>>>
>>>> I restored to a USB drive that has enough room. Then I resized it in
>>>> BIBM. Then used BIBM to copy it to the C partition after deleting the
>>>> existing one. I had to edit boot stuff to get it working.
>>>>
>>>> Am now working on updating really important stuff before I reimage it.
>>>>
>>>> Is it working okay? Not enough time yet to be sure.
>>>> Mary
>>>>
>>>> On 6/21/2016 11:10 AM, MJNelson wrote:
>>>>> I did a 12 hour test with Memtest86. No errors. I left it that long for
>>>>> a thorough test. Both modules were relatively new.
>>>>>
>>>>> It may be worth a test with the 2015 image.Since I did not do MS updates
>>>>> there, it is possible there is VERY little else installed then.
>>>>> I can put this one back on if it does not work well.
>>>>>
>>>>> Mary
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/21/2016 1:17 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>>>>>> yes it could.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "MJNelson" wrote in message news:11678@public.tech.misc...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I know the networking card in my laptop is causing hardware problems.
>>>>>> Internet access is BAD. A USB external networking card is working. I may
>>>>>> ask a local guy to look it over next week.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> There may also be software stuff.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> After a restore, sound was disabled. Reboot. It's there.
>>>>>> Thunderbird would not run (after it had already been running minutes
>>>>>> before) Reboot. It runs.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> At one point I could not delete messages in Thunderbird. I shut it down
>>>>>> and restarted it. Now I could delete. No, no other changes were made.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Am considering imaging what I now have and then restoring an image from
>>>>>> May 2015 that would need LOTS of MS updates plus other programs.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It is is ram, that might not be necessary or useful.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Could faulty ram cause such weirdnesses? There are 2 sims of 4 GB each.
>>>>>> It seems to be getting more intense with time.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Comments
>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>> Mary Nelson
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Mary, been wanting to ask if you think that you have any over-heating
>>> issues, which laptops are famous for?
>>>
>>> AlanD
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
> I'm sure that's a good idea, but I'm thinking more along the lines of
> dust accumulation in those very tight spaces inside - blocking air
> circulation.
>
>
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Re: My computer is sick

Postby ohaya » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:40 pm

I run Speedfan (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php) on my machines to watch/monitor temps and fan speeds.

Also, have you checked for viruses?
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