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Upgraded to an SSD and now games crash my computer?

I got a SSD for Christmas and finally got around to installing it a couple weeks ago. My computer seems to run great, but now certain games that used to run fine crash my computer completely. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Mar 29, 2016 - 3 answers

Reliable computer repair in NYC

My desktop computer crashed. It won't boot or even recognize the key combo for a Safe boot. [more inside]
posted by KRS on Aug 7, 2014 - 4 answers

Shockwave Flash causing instability?

Twice in the past two days, my computer has choked while playing youtube videos [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Jul 16, 2014 - 14 answers

New games are crashing my computer

My computer started crashing to a black screen a few minutes into any new game. I just got payday 2, and 4-5 minutes into the introductory map my computer would crash to a black screen, I thought it was the game, so then I tried the other new game I just gotten, Saints Row IV, same thing, it let me play for like 10 minutes then the same crash to black screen. [more inside]
posted by Iax on Sep 1, 2013 - 12 answers

My apps refuse to stay open!

I just bought a new iPad 4 in Japan (along with a logitech keyboard case), and I frikkin love it! It unfortunately, however, tends to crash at the most inopportune times - I do not want this to turn into a dealbreaker. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jan 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Computer sleep issues?

Why is my Windows 7 laptop crashing when I close the lid? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Feb 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Graphics card seems fried after a few weeks of working fine

I installed a new video card and power supply in a new desktop computer, but the machine had problems (restarting occasionally for no obvious reason over a few weeks) and now the card seems dead. I need help figuring out what has gone wrong! [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Nov 24, 2011 - 9 answers

I promise to only buy from Dell after this

I have a PC issue that is making me crazy! [more inside]
posted by rtimmel on Jun 30, 2011 - 14 answers

How to backup a Mac that won't start up?

My MacbookPro crashed last night, and I need to access my hard drive before going to the Apple Store. Right now I can't get past the start up screen with the Apple logo. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Mar 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Please hope my iMac.

Can't boot up my iMac (2009, 27" aluminum and glass model). Based on the failed solutions tallied after the jump, do you think buying Disk Warrior might work, or am I looking at total hard drive death? (Apple Care conveniently expired six weeks ago.) [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Mar 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Recurring computer crashes

Weird recurring computer problems - gradual data corruption? Seems like we've tried everything... [more inside]
posted by splice on Oct 6, 2010 - 19 answers


My mac has just crashed. What is my next step? [more inside]
posted by puny human on Jul 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Everything was fine until you came along...

Verizon Fios installation today. Technician crashed my computer. Said they will pay to have it fixed or replaced! Have any of you dealt with this before? What was your outcome?
posted by MayNicholas on Jun 21, 2010 - 15 answers

You gotta be kidding me...

Fragged my computer registry the other night. I must've turned off the computer at the wrong time. Either way, wouldn't boot, and I used the factory disc to get *a* registry up and running. Problems inside [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on May 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Why is Windows XP freezing and refusing to shut down?

Windows XP freezes, audio has disappeared and returned, system hangs on shutdown...my PC has suddenly taken a turn for the worse, and nothing I've tried seems to be helping. So...help? [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Dec 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Crash Course

PC crash. How to progress from here? [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Dec 5, 2009 - 18 answers

Hard drive trouble?

Hard drive(I think) corrupted - I'm drowning in information. Help? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Oct 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Computer crashes after a few minutes. I've tried everything.

My computer crashes a few minutes after it boots about 50% of the time. If the computer doesn't crash in the first few minutes it won't typically crash. The crashes are strange; the audio coming out the speakers studders, then the mouse stops moving, and then everything on the monitors stop moving (the monitors stay static until I reboot). No blue/black screen and it doesn't unfreeze even if I wait 20-30 minutes. I have to reset the computer to get it working again. I work in IT, and have tried lots of things to fix this problem. Some of the things I've tried as well as the specs on the machine are listed inside. [more inside]
posted by gregr on Mar 24, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files. Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

I promise this is the last computer question I'll ever ask.

I hate doing this, but I have a computer issue and need help. Apologies in advance. Random pauses while it's running... what broke? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jul 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Computer woes

ComputerDebugFilter: How can I find out what caused my computer to crash? [more inside]
posted by bmalicoat on May 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Photoshop is suicidal when I try and save. Errrr....

Photoshop CS keeps crashing when I try and save a file. WHY? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jan 29, 2008 - 9 answers

2nd internal harddive

if my computer crashes will I lose my data on my second internal harddrive like I would on my first? [more inside]
posted by Rustbeard on Oct 14, 2007 - 14 answers

Swapping System32 folders

Can I fix a corrupted XP boot by copying the system files over from another installation drive? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Apr 5, 2007 - 11 answers

bsod computer problems

There is something wrong with my computer. Help me diagnose what is causing bsods, random restarts and registry errors. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Feb 19, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I recover the two tricky things (downloaded thunderbird emails, and protected image folder) from a dead laptop?

How can I get access to my protected image folder from a dead laptop and find my email that i backed up on that drive from a new computer? [more inside]
posted by aussicht on Jan 9, 2007 - 4 answers

How to fix my computer

Can my 2002 iBook be revived? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 4, 2006 - 11 answers

Help! My computer freezes instantly!

Help! My computer freezes almost instantly after power-on! [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Sep 29, 2006 - 6 answers

Locked room computer mystery

I was away from home for a week. When I left my desktop was fine. I came back today and it is randomly either freezing or restarting after 5-10 minutes use. I took the side off and no hardware is making funny noises. What could the most likely culprit be? I can't get it to stay on long enough to do any testing. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Aug 18, 2006 - 14 answers

Intermittent PrePOST Hangs

How can I trouble a system that intermittently hangs before the POST? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Jun 16, 2006 - 10 answers

Need Help Fixing a Problem with Firefox and Adobe Reader.. Please help!

Trouble with XP, Firefox, and Adobe Reader 7.0.7... I have reinstalled everything other than the OS. Firefox crashes every time it loads a PDF... How do I remedy this? [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on May 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Murphy's Law with Bottled Water

How can I get my computer to work again after spilling water on the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by superbird on Apr 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Dead computer, locked hard drive?

My wife's computer died (autopsy pending). I took her hard drive out, put it in an Adaptec external enclosure, and hooked it to my machine via USB. It runs fine and I can see the directory tree, but it won't let me access the important stuff under her profile in Documents and Settings -- just says "Access Denied." Is there any way around this? [more inside]
posted by words1 on Jul 13, 2005 - 11 answers

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