Why in the hell is my computer doing this??? please help!

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  1. trickdaddie

    trickdaddie Official Transmogrification Technician

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    If I leave my computer on for a long period of time it will just kick out of windows and says this in a DOS screen...

    "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot decive and press a key"

    If I reboot it will come back up into Windows and everything seems to be fine. This is troublesome since I like to just leave my computer on all the time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks. :hsd:
     
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    I'd strongly suggest backing up your important info then run the manufacturers diagnostic tool on the drive, maxtor, seagate or western digital all have tools that will tell you the health of the drive.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    What do you mean by a long period of time?
     
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    trickdaddie Official Transmogrification Technician

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    I was on the computer around 11:30pm and then I went to bed. When I came down this morning around 2am it had that message up. Sometimes it would last a little longer than that. It just started doing this a couple of days ago. The HD is fairly new. I had one crash on me a few months ago and this is what I replaced it with. I have a WD external backup that I can back shit up to, so at least I have that covered.
     
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    update...

    windows locked up and then it kicked out and gave me a blue screen. it said kernel_stack_inpage_error and told me to delete any newly installed programs and check the BIOS to see if I have shadowing or caching allowed.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    What can you tell me about your system?


    Are you doing any overclocking? How old is the system, specs, how much memory,
    what video card, etc.

    Are you running any monitoring software that you can check temps with?

    I'm wondering about your power supply as well. How old is it, and what brand?
     
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    trickdaddie Official Transmogrification Technician

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    It's a Sony Vaio 2.8ghz 512mb ram. Its pretty much the way it came from the factory. I had to put a new HD in it a few months ago. its about 3 or 4 years old, i can't remember exactly when I got it.
     
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    I checked the temps in startup and the MB was 112F
     
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    trickdaddie,

    I have a few questions about your system that might help me suggest a 'fix' in your scenario. Could you please provide the following details:

    1) Sony Vaio model number
    2) Current Operating System
    3) Any recent updates to your OS, such as an upgrade or service pack.
    --- also do you use automatic update
    4) WD drive model number
    5) Any other non-factory installed hardware you may have (such as ram/drives/etc)

    Thanks,
    gn0sc3r3
     
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    The mobo temp is not too high. I assume that the hard drive hasn't been making any strange noises either?

    I'm wondering about the psu.
    Do you have a basic voltage meter? Testing your psu would go a long way with troubleshooting.
     
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    trickdaddie Official Transmogrification Technician

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    I don't have one at my house right now. I need to get one, but I can borrow my dad's voltmeter in the meantime. The HD seems to be fine. I got that blue screen before and it said "Kernel_stack_inpage_error" I checked all that it suggested. I don't know of any updates or additions I've made. I ran a virus scan and a spyware scan and both came up clean. This is becoming very aggitating.
     
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    technical data on the blue screen reads:
     

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