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    Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    Alright, so it all started with trying to record an fps with Fraps. I recorded a few videos of my playing a game, but when I open up the 3rd video clip in Camtasia, my computer crashes and gives me a blue screen saying something along the lines of "crash dump" and a few numbers. I was sort of freaked out, but restarted my computer and thought nothing of it. I uninstalled fraps, deleted the video clips, and went on. I then scheduled a disk check, and today it did the disk check. Everything went normal until it ended, and gave me the same blue screen. I restarted the comp and got the same result. The second time, I get a choice of "Recover Startup" something. It gave me a list of things to do. I tried the "Fix Everything" (I don't remember exactly what it said, but its along the lines of that.). I tried, but I didn't really understand much of what I was doing, but I do remember that I couldn't get to my C:\. I then tried another option, it did some stuff, and restarted my computer. The computer started normally, and I automatically go to uninstall everything I haven't used in a while, in order to save memory (I thought I had used up all my RAM). I try to uninstall Adobe Media Player, and I get the blue screen again.

    Details: My light on the power button is steady, (I heard that it will blink if your RAM can't handle the amount of files) but the widget on the sidebar showing my RAM is going crazy, it goes from 59% to 50% to 43%. It is steadily on 43% now, but I really need to fix this.

    Can anyone here help me, or should I take the computer to Best Buy to get it fixed?
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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    Download CCleaner and run the registry checker, that may be what is causing it.
    http://www.ccleaner.com/

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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    Looks to me like a device crashed. Considering you were using multiple programs related to video, I assume it's your graphics card that crashed. Too much pressure, eh?

    Check online for some fresh new drivers and install them. Even an older, more stable driver would do good.

    Of course you should check all your other drivers after this is done and make sure your entire computer is up to date
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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    I think you might have fried your graphics card or something. If installing new drivers doesn't work, I think you'll have to check your hardware.
    But I'm not a PC expert, so I guess listening to the others is better.
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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drooling Pacman
    Download CCleaner and run the registry checker, that may be what is causing it.
    http://www.ccleaner.com/
    I can't download much of anything (Don't want to risk it) but I will look into it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Ecstasy
    Looks to me like a device crashed. Considering you were using multiple programs related to video, I assume it's your graphics card that crashed. Too much pressure, eh?

    Check online for some fresh new drivers and install them. Even an older, more stable driver would do good.

    Of course you should check all your other drivers after this is done and make sure your entire computer is up to date
    I doubt its my graphics, I'm thinking along the lines of not enough memory/RAM, because when I was loading the videos, it crashed, then trying to uninstall something crashed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by .Glenn
    I think you might have fried your graphics card or something. If installing new drivers doesn't work, I think you'll have to check your hardware.
    But I'm not a PC expert, so I guess listening to the others is better.
    I've been thinking about getting new hardware, yes, though I haven't checked anything, for fear of messing it up worse. I plan on taking it to Best Buy to get it fixed/see what they can do.

    Keep your ideas coming, I really need help with this.
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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    Take it to the store you bought it at.
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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    I would seriously download that program you just declined and try that.
    Then I'd try to reinstall the drivers and such.

    If that all doesn't work, I'd just go for a fuck-all solution:
    Back up everything you don't want to lose (and be thorough, I once lost some good pornos by forgetting about them) on an external drive and just wipe that fucker clean and re-install windows. Not only will you most likely fix whatever's wrong (unless it's a hardware issue which I doubt), you'll also return your computer to prime functionality, with all the unnecessary registry items removed and spyware definitely gone and whatnot. I like to do this every once in a while regardless, so it couldn't hurt.
    That is, if you own, or have most of the knowledge about, the computer. If there's other people using it, obviously check with them first. Which is probably the case, since I just remembered you're probably like 5.

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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    I'm 14, and its my computer and I'm the only one who knows much of anything about computers in the household. I have considered backing up my files and, reinstalling windows, but before I do I want to get more and better components (RAM, processor hopefully, etc)
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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    If you knew anything about computers you would have no problem using CCleaner, I guarantee it at least helps your problem.

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    Re: Help! My computer is seriously messed up!

    I never said I had a problem with installing CCleaner, I said I didn't want to screw up the computer any more, >___>

    Lock this now, please.
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