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February 18, 2013 10:21:40 AM

I'm taking it to the repairs, I have realized i blue screen on about every single hour, i'm not sure if using it still is going to make the problem worse or not but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary happen in-between.

I am pretty stupid when it comes to computers, all i do is game that's the only thing i'm probably good with haha.

Okay the error codes of the stop-error:

0x000000F4 then in brackets (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8008328B0, 0xFFFFFA8008328E10, 0xFFFFF800031CD4)

That's the error codes, so i'd appreciate the help, (i'm going to get it repaired friday - but if anyone know what the codes are would appreciate it) also i don't know how to run the memtest86 myself so i can't do that :\ Unfortunately hope the issue isn't that bad.

And if anyone knows what the price would roughly be (since if it's components) they will probably need to be replaced whatever is causing it)

So weird how your computer can go from perfectly fine one night, switch on the next and have problems every hour. :\
February 18, 2013 10:47:22 AM

wow nice guess, that's exactly what i'm running dude.
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February 18, 2013 10:48:31 AM

Crucial M4 SSD 64GB
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February 18, 2013 9:03:06 PM

Did you update the firmware successfully?
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February 18, 2013 11:14:01 PM

What will happen to my computer if i don't back it up?

Don't have anything to back my files up :\

-dont have the money to buy an external HD, and if it's going to cost 100$ i might as-well lose files.

BUT i'm just curious what is the worst that could possibly happen if i went through with updating the firmware and i didn't back up my files?
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February 19, 2013 12:28:27 AM

anyone else able to answer ^
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February 19, 2013 3:27:38 AM

bump
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February 19, 2013 5:06:01 AM

bliske said:
What will happen to my computer if i don't back it up?

Don't have anything to back my files up :\

-dont have the money to buy an external HD, and if it's going to cost 100$ i might as-well lose files.

BUT i'm just curious what is the worst that could possibly happen if i went through with updating the firmware and i didn't back up my files?

If you don't back it up first, chances are very high that all data will be safe and Windows will boot correctly and stay up for days (providing there are no unseen bugs existing). The Crucial firmware update method is pretty safe - basically download then start it up, it asks if you want to reboot, you reboot and the firmware is installed, pretty painless really.

Look around for free online (Cloud) storage to backup any vital personal data; some email companies give you several GB, check yours. Do you have a method to reinstall Windows if it breaks?

The question about backups really depends on how much you value your data and time; a 10 pack of DVDs doesn't cost so much, and an external hard drive can be bought for $50 or so, I guess. Currently you have only ~45 minutes working time between crashes, you could backup a lot of data in that time - if you had an ext. drive.

Worst case scenario (at any time, not just when you update firmware) is that your data is lost, Windows and your computer won't start.
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February 19, 2013 5:16:28 AM

satrow said:
If you don't back it up first, chances are very high that all data will be safe and Windows will boot correctly and stay up for days (providing there are no unseen bugs existing). The Crucial firmware update method is pretty safe - basically download then start it up, it asks if you want to reboot, you reboot and the firmware is installed, pretty painless really.

Look around for free online (Cloud) storage to backup any vital personal data; some email companies give you several GB, check yours. Do you have a method to reinstall Windows if it breaks?

The question about backups really depends on how much you value your data and time; a 10 pack of DVDs doesn't cost so much, and an external hard drive can be bought for $50 or so, I guess. Currently you have only ~45 minutes working time between crashes, you could backup a lot of data in that time - if you had an ext. drive.

Worst case scenario (at any time, not just when you update firmware) is that your data is lost, Windows and your computer won't start.



"Worse case scenario" - what's the likelihood of that happening? (not just when you update)

I don't mean that sort of stuff, I have online games downloaded, and asides that a lot of junk that i wouldn't really mind losing - but i mean if it does get wiped - it doesn't wipe the data that you use to keep your computer intact does it?

And yeah i do only have about 45 minutes of time inbetween crashes, the only main reason why i'm complaining is because i can't game because of the problem that if i crash on HC i'll die/ragequit. lol.

So even if i don't back up, there's still a chance my files can be left unharmed and everything could continue the way it was, and worst case is that my computer won't work :| risky.
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February 19, 2013 5:18:19 AM

Would you suggest, go along with it, see what happens, or take it to a shop and let someone who knows what they're doing do it?
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February 19, 2013 7:02:48 AM

If the only thing wrong with your computer is the outdated firmware, ie: it's clean of malware and you see no errors or strange behaviour elsewhere - then just update the firmware, save the money you'd have had to pay the shop to buy a new external drive and then learn how to backup regularly and how to recover/reload your backups.

Good quality brands of SSD's are likely to last as long as hard drives - and Crucial are among the best.

All hardware will break at some time, mostly in the first month or two of usage or as it reaches end-of-life, during the (hopefully) several years in between, it should all work perfectly.

As for software/data problems, your biggest problem is staying malware free and keeping the heat/dust bunnies down.

Bottom line: I'd update the firmware :) 
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February 19, 2013 7:26:49 AM

woops, it kept posting.
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February 19, 2013 7:26:51 AM

Haha the dust bunnies down.

Yeah i run checks a lot to make sure i have no malware/viruses on my computer, yeah the only problem as far as i'm aware of is definitely the outdated firmware, as you see the error codes that is happening every 50 minutes roughly (only started happening 2 days ago)

Therefore prior to that their was nothing at all wrong with my system, and it's true i should just do it.

Okay, i' think i'm going to do it- wish me luck (hopefully it doesn't fail) if my PC doesn't turn on- reply afterwards if their was a problem, and i'll get it fixed on Friday.
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February 19, 2013 7:26:55 AM

Haha the dust bunnies down.

Yeah i run checks a lot to make sure i have no malware/viruses on my computer, yeah the only problem as far as i'm aware of is definitely the outdated firmware, as you see the error codes that is happening every 50 minutes roughly (only started happening 2 days ago)

Therefore prior to that their was nothing at all wrong with my system, and it's true i should just do it.

Okay, i' think i'm going to do it- wish me luck (hopefully it doesn't fail) if my PC doesn't turn on- reply afterwards if their was a problem, and i'll get it fixed on Friday.
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February 19, 2013 7:37:48 AM

I updated it, it went smoothly, no errors in-between no popups nothing, hoping that's good, it was smooth.

It's updated to 040H i'll give it a hour or longer, so like 2 hours from now - see how we go, and i'll get back to you - to let you know so far i appreciate your help
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February 19, 2013 7:42:31 AM

Excellent, nice work, now you need to wait and see if the crashes stop (or check in Device Manager that the new firmware is installed).

It'll be time to level up again ^^
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February 19, 2013 7:46:45 AM

satrow said:
Excellent, nice work, now you need to wait and see if the crashes stop (or check in Device Manager that the new firmware is installed).

It'll be time to level up again ^^



I checked it's definitely updated, i checked compmgmt.msc > Device Manager > disk drives > lower it down, right click properties, then hardware IDs on the device.

Yeah just need to wait the hour, roughly haha or a little longer. hopefully it's gone! we shall see.


Outdated version was: 0009
New version: 040H i believe it is.
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February 19, 2013 7:54:06 AM

Best answer selected by bliske.
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February 19, 2013 8:26:15 AM

hmm no error so far.
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February 19, 2013 9:01:10 AM

no errors - that have happened in a hours time, i think everything is fine (for now)
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February 19, 2013 9:11:19 AM

"for now" ?! It'll be fine - period ^^

Check that TRIM is functioning on the SSD next https://github.com/CyberShadow/trimcheck and try to ensure that you keep the free space on it >10GB for best performance ;) 

Happy gaming!

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February 19, 2013 10:13:35 AM

satrow said:
Did you update the firmware successfully?

i TRIED the firmware but not helping...........what to do?!
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February 19, 2013 10:38:04 AM

satrow said:
"for now" ?! It'll be fine - period ^^

Check that TRIM is functioning on the SSD next https://github.com/CyberShadow/trimcheck and try to ensure that you keep the free space on it >10GB for best performance ;) 

Happy gaming!

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Thanks for your help, haha what do you exactly mean that "trim is functioning on the SSD" is there more! i thought i was done.

Hmm the only side effect, (unless it's somewhat normal- is i can feel a sort of jumpiness, like it feels like "the screen jump-lags" for a second, then goes away. lol other then that it's fine lol
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February 19, 2013 10:42:41 AM

"trim appears to be working" that's what it said o.o
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February 19, 2013 11:16:49 AM

If trim is working, it's a very good thing, saves wear and tear and lag on the SSD = keeps it fast and prolongs the lifespan :) 

The 'screen lag' thing could be from various issues and was probably pre-existing but you're now 'looking' for problems ;)  If it continues, please create another Thread with hardware details and full signs and symptoms and a descriptive title, someone will try to troubleshoot it with you.


babyfishlee said:
i TRIED the firmware but not helping...........what to do?!
Please don't add your problems to another User's Topic.

Please create a new Topic with hardware details, your Windows version and full signs and symptoms with a descriptive title, someone will try to troubleshoot it with you.
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