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#1 mrscherer

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 04:14 PM

Well i think its my motherboard anyway. Whats happening is when i turn on my computer it gets all the way to my log in screen, but after about 1 min i get a blue screen for a split second and it restarts. Also 6 lights turn on on my motherboard between my ram slots. The lights are red red yellow yellow green green from top to bottom. Is this a motherboard or a ram problem?

Some info on my setup: I have a gigabyte motherboard, my ram is g.skill i have 2 sticks each are 2g. If you need to know anything else just ask.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128086
-my motherboard

The only reason i thought it was my motherboard was because the first time it happened i took out one of my sticks or ram and only the right slot on my motherboard worked. If i put the stick of ram in the left slot it would restart but not if i put it in the right slot. However it only worked for 2 days and now neither slot works.

Update:Okay i just took out one of my dad's sticks of ram from his comp and tried it in mine. I got the same problem.

My setup has works for the last 2 years no problem. Also i should state that i know close to nothing about computers

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 08:23 PM

Will it boot to safe mode without any problems?
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#3 mrscherer

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:41 PM

Sorry i dont think the link to my motherboard is working :thumbsup: so here's my motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard

Also yes it will boot to safe mode.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:03 PM

Bump-please help

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:53 PM

If it boots into safe mode check the application log for any issues.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 07:19 PM

Boot into safe mode and do this:

1. Click 'Start'
2. Click on 'Run'
3. Type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
4. Click on the 'Advanced' tab
5. Click on the 'Startup and Recovery' Settings button
6. Uncheck 'Automatically restart', then click on OK
7. Click on OK to exit the System applet, then close the Control Panel.
8. Reboot for the changes to take effect

You should now be able to see what the blue screen says so you can write it down

Another thing to check when your are in safe mode is the Event Viewer to see what it says:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

I should also note that there are viruses out that will cause your computer to blue screen
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