Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:30 PM
I was playing this game, and suddenly the computer froze up.
Alt Tab did nothing, ctrl alt del did nothing, just stuck in the screen completely uncreative. I had no choice and hard booted the computer.
When the computer started up again, the windows 7 splash screen was going and going forever, and I noticed some weird patterns on the screen (like little dots all over the image.) I had to hard boot again, and this time the computer try to go into recovery mode, but was unable to recover (the automatic recovery didn't work). I tried to use advanced mode and go into system restore point, which is on my external drive, but I can't find it.
I remember something similar to this happened to me and it was faulty RAM chip.. I ran some RAM program to diagnose the problem, but I don't remember which one is it.
Is there a solution to this problem, as in accessing my files on my external and trying to restore it, or am I looking into flushing everything and reformatting? Is it faulty memory? (I am worried because of the dots that show during the bios start up). What's next?
- Worried Beholder