Second, and more importantly, I have recently gotten the dreaded BSOD, and while being pretty computer savvy, I still have not come to a working resolution.
Just for reference, I just got done playing my game(Mortal Online), and decided to reset my CPU back to its original speed, for I had been overclocking it recently and it was making my room pretty unbearably hot(I live in the South, where it is notoriously hot and humid). I restart my computer, set the multiplier to 13, instead of the original 15. Noticing my RAM ratio set to auto, and the speed running at 800mhz, I set it to a ratio that would allow my RAM to run at ~1000mhz(the max speed the RAM can go). I then save and exit. The computer restarts, I boot up into the password section, enter it and start up. Everything works, then I run CPU-Z, and it freezes.
I am forced to do a restart and then it gives me a BSOD, and will automatically restart. Safe mode will not boot up, and in BIOS it says my Hard drive is there and is in my boot right after my CD/DVD drive is. No abnormal sounds are coming from my computer, but I did try and crack it open and tighten up loose screws, and plug in wires that looked like they were coming out.
I went into BIOS and set the settings into fail safe defaults. - Didn't work.
I put my Vista CD in and want to repair it, but its not working at all. When prompted to either install Vista or Repair, I click on repair. A window comes up and tells me to select my drives, but nothing is there. I select 'Next' anyways, and another screen pops up for the restore options, etc. I do a Startup Repair and it says that my Operating System is unknown, and local disk not found. I then continue the repair and the following diagnosis pops up:
Numer of repair attempts: 1
System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory =
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1
Test Performed(All of them have "Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0" as result):
Check for updates
System Disk test
Disk failure diagnosis
Disk metadata test
Root Cause Found:
System volume on disk is corrupt
repair action: file system repair (chkdsk)
result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
This does not help at all, and will not fix anything. I have tried System Restore, but that gives me errors, and I am unable to even access it, saying the computer is running at a low diagnostics or something of that sort(don't quite remember).
I am decently equipped to deal with computer problems, but this one is way over my head. Any advice?
OCZ 4gigs 1066
500gig Western Digital HD
PS: I have not backed up my computer and would rather not result into a fresh restart, but if that is required I will.
PPS: Please do not tell me my hard drive died, or else I might explode.
Edited by Amarll, 07 June 2010 - 11:16 PM.