Intermittant Power failures

Ive have had about 14 new PC's in the last 9 months. I would bring it home plug it in and very soon afterwards everything would be
corrupted. I would keep getting a message from Internet Explorer "There is no data" I would then take them back to the store and they would just give me a new one. After about 10 times I gave up on that store because I kept asking them to help me find out the reason and they were not interested. It was easier to replace it. So the next store I tried the same thing happened. They weree not so nice after 14 days they dont want anything to do with you. No returns! So off to the manufacturer and they ghave repaired and replaced my PC twice now. I cant keep anything in my folders. It now has crashed several times and I lose my connection to the internet daily. They have sent me replacement modems. They seem to crash on me too. I have changed every cable ,cord and wire possible. Same thing happens. I have gone through 2 monitors, 3 sets of Logitech speakers and now I am on my 13th or 14th brand new Computer. I have had an electrician out to check the wires and put in a dedicated line and now I have purchased battery backups for my PC's. Now I am getting alot more error messages. (Before the computer would just sit there and do nothing ) I never got any message telling me the problems. I could of sworn that it was an electrical problem and called the ngas and electric company out and after three times I finally got an old retired guy that just checks on peoples complaints. He is on the third time testing my electrical box where the meter is. He got two bad tests he said before, but blamed it on the fires we just recently had here in San Diego. Now today he called and said that the nutruel something or other was leaking and that was the problem. Now he was going to test where the problem was at. And whether or not it was our problem or the San Diego Gas And Electric Company fault. Could these problems with my PC happen because of this neutral leak thing? And would it just affect the newer appliances? They keep telling me that the reason for the PC problem is that newer electronics are more sensitive. My cell phone went crazy and was rerplaced , my digital camera was replaced but it never has worked quite right, we got a new Matag refriderator and everything is freezing in the refrige part, the VCR on the TV kind of just went haywire and will no longer work and I am forever changing 7 year lightbulbs. Our central vacuum turns off and on when it wants and sometimes I can turn it on and off by just stepping on the hose. After I get my PC back from repair these days it says that the operating system was corrupted and all the drivers. So they reinstalled them. I plug them right back in and they go back to being corrupted. I have been blaming the electricity on it all but everyone thinks that I am crazy. Now the last time I recieved it back they said that the problem was" intermittent power failures" Now I am starting to get "Kernel power errors" Event #41 in Internet Explorer. And when I turn it on there is always some kind of message about a problem and do I want to start in safe mode. Can this leak in neutral leaking thing really be the cause of all my troubles? The Electric company said it is possible but very unlikely. If not what could becausing muliple corruption with all these PC's? They are all brand new HP's running Windows Vista Home Premium. Thank-you S Gregory. (I can tell when the problem is occuring only when I am typing though, the blinking line stops blinking, and when I type nothing happens until I wait for it to start again. Sometimes 1 sec. or maybe 1 min? who knows? I thinkl that its like having tons of short brown outs)
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Sounds like you need to get in a priest and get the place exorcised!
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some possibilities: an oddball software program that the user repeatedly places on his/her computer. Deliberate sabotage by persons having access. Sheer bad luck.
note: Having been through the new HP laptop gone bad this year I am open to the idea that they made a bad run of them. Mine simply stopped working from battery though. No system corruption.
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On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 19:04:12 -0500, "Tim Perry"

http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id 556&WT.svl=column1_1
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Would you happen to have 6000 series laptop?
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Yes indeed. the replacement was a slightly different model. I just upped the ram to 2GB because my hair was falling out waiting for Vista to boot.
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On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 23:04:21 -0500, "Tim Perry"

So don't turn it off. Go to sleep mode, which uses ZERO power, but comes back to life in three seconds flat.
No, not the one that saves your current state to the hard drive.
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snipped-for-privacy@crackasmile.org says...

*Zero* power? Once again, AlwaysWrong proves his nick name. RAM takes a watt or two to keep refreshed. Then there's the parts of the system that remain active to recognize a power-on event.

That (hibernate) uses zero power.
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Only if it is running at the operating speed of the up-and-running-PC. In standby, the cycle time is much slower, and so is the power requisite.

You're an idiot. The five volt standby supply is ALWAYS on whether the Windows standby mode is in use or not, and it does not consume more power when standby is in use.
Also, that standby supply is up when the machine is completely off, and things like mouse events or keyboard events or network booting cues get sent to the MOBO. So it has NOTHING to do with Windows, dipshit.
Most laptops switch on by soft switches, so they also get monitored in off mode. How many laptops do you know of that use hard power switches?
Get a clue.

No shit, asswipe.
And it also does NOT restart in three seconds, idiot.
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wrote:

I got my dv6000z as soon as it was released. BIG mistake! I had nothing but problems with that thing. Wi-Fi cards, PCI bus probs, DMA controller, hard drives have been replaced; some more than once.Then a new system board. And now my VGA crapped out and somehow managed to corrupt my registry along with it. Over a year later, they are now getting around to sending me a maxed out 6500...when ever it gets here. I have been without my notebook for nearly a month!!!
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And nothing like this is happening to your tv, stereo, appliances, ...? If you think it is power related, get a laptop with a battery. And put the whole thing on a small ups.
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has only made one post to newsgroups?
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Beware of people who talk about neutrals leaking. They don't leak. You may have a loose neutral connection, which could cause equipment damage.
Charles Perry P.E.
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