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1 - 07-04-2009, 17:48
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Okay..So i just bought this Asus laptop from Tiger Direct (P7250, 4GB/320GB/9800M GS) and the first hour out of the box it got a BSOD and dumped the memory (don't recall exact error).

That was on Wednesday. Today i get another one. Then suddenly windows won't load. Safe mode works but that's it. I rank chkdsk and it showed a bunch of errors all over the place.

I ran the repair console and it's running windows normally again. But the proc is at around 50% constant usage with just firefox running. (can't figure out what's doing it. Looking at the app list in task manager doesnt really show anything.

So: 2 questions:

1. What could cause this BSOD ****ing the drive to the point where windows won't load?
2. Why the **** is my proc stuck at 50-70% usage when doing nothing?

Id really like to just send it back, but i don't want to if it's a simple fix because i don't really want to be without a laptop for 1-2 weeks.
 
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2 - 07-04-2009, 17:49
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A laptop should have zero problems out of the box.

A: Bad hard drive maybe?
B: Indexing?
 
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3 - 07-04-2009, 17:53
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A laptop should have zero problems out of the box.

A: Bad hard drive maybe?
B: Indexing?
Well its a refurb, so....


Anyway, Figured B out. It was TrustedInstaller.exe, some vista update bull****.
 
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mjoe
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4 - 07-04-2009, 18:15
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sounds like a hd problem
 
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Prickly Pete
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5 - 07-04-2009, 18:25
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was the blue screen error "irql_not_less_or_equ al" ?
 
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6 - 07-04-2009, 18:33
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if its not working right out of the box, then RMA it
 
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7 - 07-04-2009, 18:37
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What process is taking up 50% cpu usage.

My first guess would be indexing in the background. (I usually turn off.)
I would RMA it ASAP.
 
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8 - 07-04-2009, 18:43
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hmmmmmmm


Buying a laptop... halp by KDris - TribalWar Forums
 
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9 - 07-04-2009, 22:23
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hmmmmmmm


Buying a laptop... halp by KDris - TribalWar Forums
I wrote that before it **** itself. To be fair, this thing has awesome reviews on Best Buys site. I think i just got unlucky. And aside from this issue it's really been great.
 
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apollod
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10 - 07-04-2009, 22:32
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RAM and/or hard disk controller issues
 
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11 - 07-04-2009, 22:42
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Is that something i can fix or a hardware thing? I mean im probably returning the whole thing anyway.
 
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12 - 07-04-2009, 22:55
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Is that something i can fix or a hardware thing? I mean im probably returning the whole thing anyway.
yeah, but why bother? It's still under warranty, and its not like you've had it long enough to where you have a **** ton of stuff on it that you need to save.
 
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13 - 07-05-2009, 00:12
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Send it back and get a $299 one at Staples.
 
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