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I’ve been having some frustrating issues with my computer lately, the problems being it frequently crashing shortly after booting. The crash can occur in one of several ways:
Simply freezing, not responding to any input
Blue screen of death
A sudden unprompted reset
In the weirdest occurrences, the computer doesn’t freeze at all, but instead begins to operate extremely slowly. If there was sound playing, it now stutters and plays at around a twentieth of its original speed, and pixellation and graphical tearing begins to appear on screen. The crashes generally occur a few minutes after the computer has started up, but often they occur while it is starting up, or sometimes even thirty or forty minutes after startup. But after this period, it’s generally safe to assume that the computer won’t crash at all.
Sometimes after crashing, the computer won’t boot at all. In order to fix this, I need to jiggle around the small ‘pwrbn’ and ‘reset’ cables that lead from the computer box itself to the motherboard. It may be that these cables are the problem, but I wouldn’t have thought they’d be able to cause a blue screen.
This has been happening for about a week now, and I haven’t figured out how to solve the problem. Can anyone suggest a way to fix this?