Computer freezes during boot up

February 16, 2011 at 05:09:09
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8 GHz, 2GB of RAM currently
Here are my specs;
Asus M4A785TD-V AM3 AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8 Ghz processor
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400rpm hard drive
currently one 2GB stick of Ram, out of a 6GB pack, G.Skill 6GB 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600
Windows 7 Ultimate
I had a XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 video card installed, but i unistalled it because i thought it was what was causing my problems, i guess not.

This started awhile back. I tried playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 on my computer, highest settings, and it worked for awhile. One day, it decided that every time i tried playing that game in particular, it would freeze, and if it tried to boot it back up, it would usually freeze while booting. I'm lucky if i even make it to the desktop, but if it does, it usually freezes there, too. I am able to boot in safe mode some times, but it tends to freeze while booting safe mode. I've tried system restore a bunch of times, and for the most part, it solves the problem...for a couple days. After about two or three days (if i'm lucky), it will start to mess up again.If i try to restart the computer when it has frozen, it usually won't display anything afterwards. What i mean is that if it froze on the "Starting Windows" screen, for example, and i push the restart button, the screen will go black, like it should, but after that, it says there is no signal, event hough my computer is still running.
The reason i only have on stick of RAM in is because i've had a problem like this before, but not to this extent. I fixed said problem by removing one of the sticks of RAM, which left me with 4GB. Now that it happened again, but worse, i thought i could fix it by removing another stick of RAm, which leaves me with 2GB. It worked for awhile, but now i don't know what to do. I really need help, because i've spent so much time and money on this. I appreciate your time!


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#1
February 16, 2011 at 05:25:00
According to your statement the problem is from display card memory. or this problem may be from viruses. Scan your pc first.

http://track.vcommission.com/SHab


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#2
February 16, 2011 at 15:04:05
Yes, I wouldn't rule out malware - make sure your system is clean. I'd run 2-3 anti-malware tools, MalwareBytes, Emsisoft anti-malware, SpyBot S&D etc.

When systems freeze, I think of three things: 1. Diagnostics, 2. Diagnostics, 3. Diagnostics. There's no way to tell what's going on w/o making sure all your system settings are correct in BIOS and OS, correct drivers installed, as well as making sure your system is clean of malware etc. If those are all OK, I'd test everything: HDDs, Optical ROMS, RAM, PSU, look at the motherboard for any bulging capacitors, make sure the RAM modules and Add-In cards are fully seated in their slots, look for loose or cracked connection and power cables, look for loose CPU and/or heatsink, noisy or hard to turn fans which indicate bad bearings.

Is the system clear of all dust & debris?

A system that freezes in Safe Mode is fairly rare - points to hardware issues to me. The last PC that I saw freeze , and by freeze I mean it freezes while in the OS (it's much more rare with newer better systems like than in the old Windows ME/9x days), was a P4 single Core CPU, XP system w/ an Intel board ---- the whole CPU/heatsink/fan assembly was a tad loose from the motherboard and wasn't fully seated. I'm assuming it was the ahem, "technician" who looked at her system prior to me. He also installed the main case fan backwards. Never ASSUME anything

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#3
February 16, 2011 at 19:31:37
I have scanned my system. I have Avast, and i only remember it catching one thing. i don't remember what it was, but i disposed of it right away.

I understand trying to check it for malware and such, but its hard to do if i can't use it properly. I've cleaned my computer multiple times, and i've made sure connections were pretty tight. I did realize that sometimes when i restarted my computer, and it wouldn't display anything on the screen, the optical drive would make a curious noise. The noise would be on and off, and it would continue until i turned my system off. So i disconnected the drive to see if it helped, but i don't think it did. I'm not too familiar with messing with the BIOS, so i might get a friend to help me with that.


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#4
February 17, 2011 at 07:55:43
A bad Optical CD/DVD ROM drive can cause machine hangups. Disconnect the drive power & data cables from it, see what happens.

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#5
February 17, 2011 at 09:47:13
i have it disconnected the drive awhile back, and it hasn't been connected in a couple weeks. Didn't really help.

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