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Constant crashing, issues at boot-up

August 30, 2010 at 05:43:15
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom 9950 2.60ghz/ 4gb Ram
Hey, I've got an issue with my computer as it constantly crashes!

Initially the problem was small and infrequent, but has since increased in occurance.

The problem started at boot up where the drives would load and windows would start. More often than not drives would not be loaded so the bios screen would remain static and only load USB mouse. I would then have to turn the computer off and jiggle the cables a bit and reboot. Sometimes it would work and windows would load other times it wouldn't so I'm not sure if the jiggling did anything whatsoever.

My dad initially said that the hard drive in my computer was the problem as it was his beforehand and he always seemed to have trouble too. So I replaced the drive yet the problem still exists.

However the issue gotten worse over the past week, as the computer is so unpredicatable. Sometimes it will load other times it gets stuck at boot up. Quite often once windows is loaded it will lock up eventually and there will be a slowing and increasing sound from the internal fans. Other times I will get the blue screen of death and a click noise which sounds as though something failed. Sometimes nothing wrong whatsoever happens!! Does anybody have any idea what could be causing the computer to act so unpredicatbly? Thanks

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August 30, 2010 at 06:14:00

"Other times I will get the blue screen of death"

why not post the exact error message that comes up? That would really save us alot of guessing.

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August 30, 2010 at 08:10:14
Do not overlook the possibility that you have a bad memory stick. Use
memtest to be sure. Other possibilities are temperature and power issues. Install SpeedFan for direct readouts on temp and some internal voltages. Try removing all plugs and reseating them completely. As above, post exact errors. And, did you completely reinstall windows and all of your programs on the new drive, or did you clone the drive, thereby possibly taking some of your problems with you?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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August 30, 2010 at 21:56:14
you should also run a disk check and check the boxes for auto repair and recover bad sectors this may take quite a while but is worth while, is the motherboard also pretty old? try a new ide/sata cable most people have one hanging around..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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