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Computers make me sad =(

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#1 tijano


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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:46 PM

I recently got an upgrade (new motherboard, new ram, new cpu) and now, finally I got a graphic card to go along with it all.

So when I turn it on, this happens:
It goes through POST (albeit VERY slowly; sometimes not at all) and it does beep once, but there is a red light when it first starts, which turns on during POST.
When I go to install an OS, the CD-drive freezes every time. Sometimes right away, sometimes when it comes to the EULA. And it's not the CD, as I've tried multiple (both Windows and Linux).. However, with Linux, it gives me an error of Kernel Panic... It says:
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

What could be the problem? (Besides me :thumbsup: )

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:34 PM

Have you ran memory and hard drive diagnostics? What components exactly have you upgraded from and to?



#3 hamluis



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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:11 AM

FWIW: http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/archive/index.php/t-91309.html


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