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System crashing overnight two or three times a week

  1. #1


    kay0320 Guest

    System crashing overnight two or three times a week

    I just purchased a new Dell E521 with a dual processor and Vista premium. It
    is running fine but at night it will frequently crash. When you check it in
    the morning the screen is just multi-colored lines and it has to run a self
    repair. I have a cable modem through comcast. Is this happening to anyone
    else or is anyone aware of any fixes for this? I'd really appreciate any
    help.



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  2. #2


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: System crashing overnight two or three times a week

    Sounds like an issue with your graphics card. Have you installed the latest
    drivers? Also, check Windows Vista's Event Viewer for any error messages
    that might be associated with the problem. Also, check Problems and
    Solutions > View Problem History ( under All Programs/Maintenace group). If
    you are unable to access them in real mode, restart in Safe Mode and try
    again.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "kay0320" <kay0320@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:68C2E6CD-C592-41D3-872E-0681CA2584D9@microsoft.com...
    >I just purchased a new Dell E521 with a dual processor and Vista premium.
    >It
    > is running fine but at night it will frequently crash. When you check it
    > in
    > the morning the screen is just multi-colored lines and it has to run a
    > self
    > repair. I have a cable modem through comcast. Is this happening to
    > anyone
    > else or is anyone aware of any fixes for this? I'd really appreciate any
    > help.
    >
    >




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  3. #3


    Join Date : Mar 2007
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    this happened to me too. It has to do with the login screen or something.

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System crashing overnight two or three times a week

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