My computer hates me

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May 31, 2011

My computer hates me by drakorex at 7:59 PM (544 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. drakorex
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    I'm having issues with my laptop. I have windows 7 ultimate installed, and a seagate harddrive with a fat 32 and ntfs partition. For some reason, every few days, it fails to read the fat32 partition, or very rarely, it won't read it altogether. So when I system restore, it works for a while, and then the cycle repeats. And ever since I system restored, my desmume emulator resets the firmware, and it's like I'm turning on a DS for the first time. when I get done with the setup, it powers off and when I try to load a game, it does the same thing.
     
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    Check a few things

    1) Run task manager and check CPU and memory usage while using dsemu. See if it hits a certain threshold in cpu cycles or memory before crashing. Could be that a memory stick is bad. If you suspect so, then take one module out, retest, swap slots, retest, etc.
    2) is the fat drive the system drive?
    3) run a full checkdisk on your hd
     
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    The fat drive is just a partition on the external hardrive with all my games and stuff.
    Also, the harddrive needs to be plugged in when I boot up, otherwise it won't be read at all
     
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    Ok wait so I'm a bit confused. Is the FAT32 an external drive? While your internal drive is NTFS?

    Also you can't plug in the hard drive once the system is booted?
     
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    I have a seagate external harddrive.
    In that seagate external harddrive are two partitions.
    Fat 32, and ntfs.

    And you are correct on the last part
     
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    Thanks for the help
     

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