Dear GAWD! Computer gone WYLD!



LaraPhoenix
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
My darling computer has just scared the blank out of me! As my posts show, I
spend a great deal of the time I am on my computer working with movies/audio.
Not twenty minutes ago, while my dear laptop was converting a video file, it
began making an alarming noise. I am not a fool- when It is doing such huge
projects as converting a file, I leave it alone, disable the screen saver,
make sure it is well clear of any objects that might bounce its heat back at
it, make sure it will shut down when it is done and that there are no
programs running in the background or scheduled to come on.
It has done this task a hundred times before with ease, but now as I said
it began to make noise. Look at my first post to see what type of computer I
have if you think this is hardware related: it began to well, growl- not from
the speakers, it began to make a sound akin to a fast, slight grinding noise.
I AM NOT A HARDWARE PERSON.
I immediately tried to stop the conversion, but the computer froze; then,
about five minutes later it brought up a bsod that stated there had been a
kernel stack input error, and my computer was shutting down to avoid serious
damage.
It went off too fast for me to get the error number.
MOTHER OF MERCY! IS THIS THE END OF MY COMPUTER?
Do I just pray it is still under warranty and try to get hp to fix it, or
can I do something?
ANY IDEA WHAT CAUSED THIS?
PUHLEEZE DEAR SWEET PEOPLE, HELP!

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
"LaraPhoenix" <LaraPhoenix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9D0CA577-2332-4086-8D22-0F5FF6A3C03F@microsoft.com...
> My darling computer has just scared the blank out of me! As my posts show,
> I
> spend a great deal of the time I am on my computer working with
> movies/audio.
> Not twenty minutes ago, while my dear laptop was converting a video file,
> it
> began making an alarming noise. I am not a fool- when It is doing such
> huge
> projects as converting a file, I leave it alone, disable the screen saver,
> make sure it is well clear of any objects that might bounce its heat back
> at
> it, make sure it will shut down when it is done and that there are no
> programs running in the background or scheduled to come on.
> It has done this task a hundred times before with ease, but now as I said
> it began to make noise. Look at my first post to see what type of computer
> I
> have if you think this is hardware related: it began to well, growl- not
> from
> the speakers, it began to make a sound akin to a fast, slight grinding
> noise.
> I AM NOT A HARDWARE PERSON.
> I immediately tried to stop the conversion, but the computer froze; then,
> about five minutes later it brought up a bsod that stated there had been a
> kernel stack input error, and my computer was shutting down to avoid
> serious
> damage.
> It went off too fast for me to get the error number.
> MOTHER OF MERCY! IS THIS THE END OF MY COMPUTER?
> Do I just pray it is still under warranty and try to get hp to fix it, or
> can I do something?
> ANY IDEA WHAT CAUSED THIS?
> PUHLEEZE DEAR SWEET PEOPLE, HELP!
>

It sounds like a fan has quit working. It could also be the hard drive but
from your description of the problem a fan is more likely. It needs to be
diagnosed by a competent computer tech. If you continue using it the problem
will only get worse. Your data may get corrupted and/or permanent damage to
the CPU may occur.

Kerry

Star Fleet Admiral Q
07-10-2005, 02:34 AM
What tells you this was a fan? Any time you start with a noise that sounds
like a "growl" moving to a fast "grinding" then "poof" no workie at all with
a BSOD, it is almost 99% sure a harddrive crash. The "growl" is the
bearing(s), the "grinding" is where the bearing(s) made the platters to move
out-of-clearance tolerance with the heads and the heads were rubbing
(grinding) into the platters. This is highly probable due to the OP
mentioning doing much video conversioning (much disk swapping aka I-O with
head movement). The BSOD was a result of the OS no longer able to
communicate with the drive when drive data retrieval became inoperable.
I do agree on one respect though, the OP needs the PC checked out by a
reputable PC technician.

--

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"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
news:OvNH2QyeFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> "LaraPhoenix" <LaraPhoenix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9D0CA577-2332-4086-8D22-0F5FF6A3C03F@microsoft.com...
>> My darling computer has just scared the blank out of me! As my posts
>> show, I
>> spend a great deal of the time I am on my computer working with
>> movies/audio.
>> Not twenty minutes ago, while my dear laptop was converting a video file,
>> it
>> began making an alarming noise. I am not a fool- when It is doing such
>> huge
>> projects as converting a file, I leave it alone, disable the screen
>> saver,
>> make sure it is well clear of any objects that might bounce its heat back
>> at
>> it, make sure it will shut down when it is done and that there are no
>> programs running in the background or scheduled to come on.
>> It has done this task a hundred times before with ease, but now as I said
>> it began to make noise. Look at my first post to see what type of
>> computer I
>> have if you think this is hardware related: it began to well, growl- not
>> from
>> the speakers, it began to make a sound akin to a fast, slight grinding
>> noise.
>> I AM NOT A HARDWARE PERSON.
>> I immediately tried to stop the conversion, but the computer froze; then,
>> about five minutes later it brought up a bsod that stated there had been
>> a
>> kernel stack input error, and my computer was shutting down to avoid
>> serious
>> damage.
>> It went off too fast for me to get the error number.
>> MOTHER OF MERCY! IS THIS THE END OF MY COMPUTER?
>> Do I just pray it is still under warranty and try to get hp to fix it, or
>> can I do something?
>> ANY IDEA WHAT CAUSED THIS?
>> PUHLEEZE DEAR SWEET PEOPLE, HELP!
>>
>
> It sounds like a fan has quit working. It could also be the hard drive but
> from your description of the problem a fan is more likely. It needs to be
> diagnosed by a competent computer tech. If you continue using it the
> problem will only get worse. Your data may get corrupted and/or permanent
> damage to the CPU may occur.
>
> Kerry
>

LaraPhoenix
07-10-2005, 02:34 AM
Admiral Q,
You are most right.
I have been trying for the past day to fix these errors with my XP cd and
recovery console, first a repair and then a reinstallation. It crashed on me
several times, gave me two bsod unmountable_boot_error s and now I just got a
black screen with --- You got it----
operating system not found.
I LOVED MY COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:34 AM
"Star Fleet Admiral Q" <Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com>
wrote in message news:uDRN7o3eFHA.2732@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> What tells you this was a fan? Any time you start with a noise that
> sounds like a "growl" moving to a fast "grinding" then "poof" no workie at
> all with a BSOD, it is almost 99% sure a harddrive crash. The "growl" is
> the bearing(s), the "grinding" is where the bearing(s) made the platters
> to move out-of-clearance tolerance with the heads and the heads were
> rubbing (grinding) into the platters. This is highly probable due to the
> OP mentioning doing much video conversioning (much disk swapping aka I-O
> with head movement). The BSOD was a result of the OS no longer able to
> communicate with the drive when drive data retrieval became inoperable.
> I do agree on one respect though, the OP needs the PC checked out by a
> reputable PC technician.
>
> --
>
> Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!
>
> http://www.google.com
> Google is your "Friend"
>
> "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> news:OvNH2QyeFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> "LaraPhoenix" <LaraPhoenix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9D0CA577-2332-4086-8D22-0F5FF6A3C03F@microsoft.com...
>>> My darling computer has just scared the blank out of me! As my posts
>>> show, I
>>> spend a great deal of the time I am on my computer working with
>>> movies/audio.
>>> Not twenty minutes ago, while my dear laptop was converting a video
>>> file, it
>>> began making an alarming noise. I am not a fool- when It is doing such
>>> huge
>>> projects as converting a file, I leave it alone, disable the screen
>>> saver,
>>> make sure it is well clear of any objects that might bounce its heat
>>> back at
>>> it, make sure it will shut down when it is done and that there are no
>>> programs running in the background or scheduled to come on.
>>> It has done this task a hundred times before with ease, but now as I
>>> said
>>> it began to make noise. Look at my first post to see what type of
>>> computer I
>>> have if you think this is hardware related: it began to well, growl- not
>>> from
>>> the speakers, it began to make a sound akin to a fast, slight grinding
>>> noise.
>>> I AM NOT A HARDWARE PERSON.
>>> I immediately tried to stop the conversion, but the computer froze;
>>> then,
>>> about five minutes later it brought up a bsod that stated there had been
>>> a
>>> kernel stack input error, and my computer was shutting down to avoid
>>> serious
>>> damage.
>>> It went off too fast for me to get the error number.
>>> MOTHER OF MERCY! IS THIS THE END OF MY COMPUTER?
>>> Do I just pray it is still under warranty and try to get hp to fix it,
>>> or
>>> can I do something?
>>> ANY IDEA WHAT CAUSED THIS?
>>> PUHLEEZE DEAR SWEET PEOPLE, HELP!
>>>
>>
>> It sounds like a fan has quit working. It could also be the hard drive
>> but from your description of the problem a fan is more likely. It needs
>> to be diagnosed by a competent computer tech. If you continue using it
>> the problem will only get worse. Your data may get corrupted and/or
>> permanent damage to the CPU may occur.
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>
>

I have been working on computers for over twenty years. Most customers that
have a failed fan describe the noise as a growl. On overheated CPU or
motherboard is consistant with a BSOD. I did mention the possibilty of a
failed hard drive. From her description I feel a fan is more likely but both
are certainly possible.

Kerry


Dear GAWD! Computer gone WYLD!