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Crashing and no longer loading

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#1 Egg Shen

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:04 PM

Over the past few days I have been experiencing the blue screen of death. The blue screen popped up more frequently as the days passed. Finally, this morning I tried to turn the computer on and I kept getting an error message that Windows wouldn't load. I tried to restart it a couple of times and kept getting the same response. After being gone for the day I came back to try again and now the computer turns on but nothing loads. The flat screen I have it hooked up to says there is no signal being sent. When I turn the computer on, the power kicks on, all of the fans spin, a green light on the motherboard is lit, and the fan on the video card spins, but nothing happens. The computer sounds like it is repeatedly trying to boot up and the green light on the BD-ROM drive flashes about every four seconds.

Operating System- Windows Seven
Motherboard- Asus M4A77TD PRO AM3
Memory- 4(GB) Kingston HyperX
CPU- AMD Phenom™II X4 965 Black Edition
Video Card- NVIDIA GeForce GTX275 896MB

I've tried to hook it up to the VIZIO TV its been hooked up to for a year with different monitor cables I had on hand, and I've tried hooking up to my brother's Gateway monitor. Both do not receive a signal from the computer. Please help.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:10 PM

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ive+diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=Serv...ties#diagnostic


A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting/running computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...

1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run.

The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:

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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.

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