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#1 protozero

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:28 PM

About 2 months ago, wasn't exactly around for it to happen, but my mom said CPU failure or something and she had to revert to the backup, wich we did and lost everything, everything's been fine since then. Yesterday I go to boot up my computer. It goes though the bios, gets to the boot-up screen, then just restarts the process. Tried chaning the boot order, tried safe mode, tried reverting to the backup, put in an old 14GB 98-SE HD to try and grab some files off my HD, nothing. Took it to bestbuy ( They only charged 44$, and they did fix it, so I don't feel ripped. Lost everything again though. ) He said the backup was currupted, so he inspected my hardware ( Compaq SR1750NX, but with a Ultra 600W PSU, and Sapphire X1950 PRO ) Found everything good hardware wise, gave us a backup DVD, it worked and got every running blah blah blah. A couple days before the crash it had been giving my white blank screen when I go to wake up my computer from hibernation or screensaver. And today it's doing it. Makes me think it's the video card, but it getting well enough power, and it only heats up to around 48C ( I'm pretty sure for an ATi card thats good these days ) Any suggestions, oh and now when I boot up my computer it stands in the welcome screen doing nothing for 2 minutes before booting up!

Thanks in advance, I know a bit of a long post!
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#2 Ryan 3000

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:28 PM

I don't know much about this specific problem but it sounds like you need to do a disk defragment and registry cleanup.
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:11 AM

I just find it odd that I turn off my computer for the night, with everything running fine and smoothly ( I defrag the HD about once a week. ) Then boot up the next morning to find everything gone, and it's happened twice, and I had checked my registry with HJT, nothing new was in it.
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