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Posted: 6/15/2009 5:32:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:13:28 PM EST by Bryan_Aim]
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:39:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
so here at Aim, i have a problem desk, every PC i put there goes ape at some point or another, average lifespan is like a year. So i just bought a powerspec quad core for that spot, its been there a few weeks and now its get buggy. On start up it hangs in establishing network connections and never starts up, but if you start in last known good config it will start up, then at 5:30 everyday, it goes nutty again. I think the desk is cursed.


Bad - you must have a warranty - send it away!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:41:22 AM EST
You probably have a flaky power connection at that desk.

Try putting an uninterruptable power supply at that location, preferably a good one with sine wave regeneration. It won't repair a computer with corrupted data/operating system or damaged hardware, but if you try it with a new computer I'll bet it will resolve your "curse".
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:04:59 AM EST
Bad power. Put a UPS with power conditioning there.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:44:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:49:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 7:51:15 AM EST by InfiniteGrim]
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
its on a UPS


Is there a certain employee that uses that PC?

Hanging at startup or not starting up correctly could be from turning off your PC incorrectly, currupting data.

Get THIS Install everything you need on the PC, and the program, then make a complete image of the harddrive the operating system is installed on. Then always keep a backup of necessary files. Then if your PC starts acting up, restore the image of the harddrive through the acronis program, and it will be exactly like the day you made the image, so if you make the image as soon as you get the PC it will be like brand new. Plus the loading of the image only takes about 10 minutes and is completely automated.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:55:47 AM EST
Sounds like a classic case of operator malfunction to me. I would inspect the habits of whoever uses it most frequently, and if you're not already, shut it down properly and completely every night.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:49:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 12:51:04 PM EST by cruze5]
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 1:52:00 PM EST
"You son of a bitch. You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the head stones. You only moved the head stones. Why? Why?"
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 2:21:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 2:26:02 PM EST
Is maintenance turning the lights off or on at 5:30, or something?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 2:41:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Is maintenance turning the lights off or on at 5:30, or something?

I was thinking some big machine turning on and creating a voltage lag or fluctuations that wouldn't be large enough to trigger a non-conditioning UPS. Or electrical noise, or a floating neutral, or....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:21:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:41:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:52:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:56:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:14:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:24:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:31:38 PM EST
Windows update set to synchronize at that time?

Using a domain with a policy to do certain tasks at that specific time?

Event viewer have any clues to what is going on?
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