Solved emachine freeze and won't turn off

March 22, 2014 at 04:47:02
Specs: Windows XP
Several years ago I hooked up a Dell monitor to my emachine (probably about 6 years old). Since then, with increasing frequency, the computer will freeze, blue screen, I shut off power unhook the monitor form the tower and wait a few days. Then I turn power on, turn the tower on and if there is no beeping, I hook up the monitor and things work well . . . for a while. What's up?

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#1
March 22, 2014 at 05:10:27
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It's got nothing to do with the monitor. The Stop code error & error message on the blue should tell you exactly what the problem is, all you need to do is decode it, then find the fix. Please post the info from the blue screen, see the following example:

http://ifixo.files.wordpress.com/20...


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#2
March 24, 2014 at 08:42:31
Well, after waiting a few days with everything shut down and the monitor unplugged from the tower, I turned the tower on and after no beeping, I plugged in the monitor and it booted up no problem. Go figure! Other times I received a message that a serious error occured. Now, if it goes as usual, everything will work for a number of days (varies) and I do not shut down the computer, it goes into hibernation and comes back on with no problem, and then in the middle of working on something, the monitor will go dark.

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#3
March 24, 2014 at 10:43:33
If it happens again jot down the exact error message and let us know. If it is a blue screen then give us at least the first set of figures (usually with zero's in them). If by chance the blue screen gives a file name let us have that too.

This could be either a hardware or software issue but without the above info it is difficult to say.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
April 1, 2014 at 04:55:24
The computer "crashed" again and after disconnecting the monitor from the tower overnight, I received this message after trying this morning -
BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : 00000005 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : F791EF2E OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1

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#5
April 1, 2014 at 14:59:31
Unfortunately that is one of those "could be anything" type of errors.

If you leave the monitor connected and just restart what happens? If as it seems you get beeps are they continuous or in sets of, say, three? The number of beeps can sometimes tell us something.

Also let us know the model number of the computer.

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