|So I have this computer that's having weird hardware issues. The original symptoms were frequent freezes and blue screens. I tried re-installing Windows Vista through the eMachines recovery tool but that gave blue screens as well. I tried installing Windows 8 but again, I got a blue screen (a nice one with a big smiley face this time) before it even got to the installer welcome screen.|
I loaded the fail-safe defaults in the BIOS and then I actually managed to install Vista. I began to install some basic software and everything was going fine, but then it froze up on me. After I restarted it I got yet another blue screen as Windows was loading. Another restart and I got to the desktop, but it's only a matter of time until it freezes up or bluescreens again.
The blue screens all have different messages (page fault in nonpaged area, IRQ less than or equal, all the good stuff) blaming different files (mostly .sys files) and at completely random points.
The fact that his happens during Windows installations rules out any sort of software issue. I ran memtest86 and it passed without errors. I don't know what the problem is at this point. My next guess would be the graphics chip but it's built in. The only thing I can think of is replacing the motherboard but this isn't my computer and the owner probably doesn't want to spend that much money.
Is there any way I could work around this? Maybe figure out exactly which piece of the motherboard is faulty and disable it? I already took out all non-essential hardware such as the modem and front panel USB ports and card readers.
If I connect my microwave to my PC, will I be able to download food? I posted a question, haha