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#1 smoker

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:49 PM

I have posted a few threads on the same pc that's not playing nice... First off i can't get logged into windows do to it's asking for a password that was never put on the system. It will not let me go into safe mode or even do a system recovery on it, I Keep getting the blue screen with each code different. I even get a blue screen when i try to reformat, soon as the xp setup starts it go's to a blue screen with another code... I'm thinking the comp that I'm working on has a virus on it but can't get into it to check.. I really would like to get this fixed soon. any help would be great... Thanks Again for all the info so far..

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:23 PM

IME...varying BSODs with no pattern...can be either a CMOS battery issue, a power supply issue, or a memory issue.

I suppose that it could be other things (hard drive, CPU, MB), but those are the ones that I've experienced on one system or another.

I would start with the CMOS battery...then I would try a different PSU...then I would run Memtest86+ on the installed RAM.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:33 PM

IME...varying BSODs with no pattern...can be either a CMOS battery issue, a power supply issue, or a memory issue.

I suppose that it could be other things (hard drive, CPU, MB), but those are the ones that I've experienced on one system or another.

I would start with the CMOS battery...then I would try a different PSU...then I would run Memtest86+ on the installed RAM.

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Thanks louis..

I already tried taking the CMOS battery out for 3 hr's and even did the memtest86+ scan.. Still nothing, what are you referring to PSU?.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:07 PM

Power supply unit :thumbsup:.

FWIW: Taking a weak CMOS battery out and replacing it...is ineffective when the battery may need replacement. Cost of such is less than $5.

It takes about 2.5 hours for a complete cycle of the Memtest diagnostic on my systems.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

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