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#1 factors

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:32 AM

I wrongly adding Non-ECC RAM to a motherboard that does not
support it. The system will no longer reboot. After removing
the wrong RAM the BOIS does see the old RAM, but it will not
boot now. What does show up is the blue screen, but only for
an instant then will go to the safe mode screen. It makes no
difference what is selected the computer just attempts to
reboot again.
If I replace the HDD with an older one that was used in this
computer, it boot up fine.
It seems that the wrong RAM corrupted something on the HDD?
How can I fix this?

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:41 PM

Can you find out the hard drive manufacturer?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:37 AM

It is a Samsung model HD5021J 500GB 7200 RPM.
Thanks for your time.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:56 AM

Download this and use imgburn to make it a bootable disc. Boot of the disc and do a drive diagnostic. Info.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:15 PM

Just did as you suggested. Result: You HDD has no error!!!
I did not think that it would because the drive is almost new.
Any other suggestions?
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:35 PM

I would try clearing the CMOS.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:05 PM

I did remove the cmos and replaced it and reset the time, but it did not help.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:21 PM

What is the error code on the blue screen?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:48 PM

Wondering, if you want to backup some data, you can boot from
Ubuntu
& use imgburn to burn it.

You can back up the hard drive using that disk and a External hard drive.

Looks like the internals of the windows has broken, try catching the bsod message. Otherwise, you should, be able to locate the minidumps folder while in ubuntu. This could be helpful.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:13 PM

FWIW: If you had to reset the date/time data in the BIOS/CMOS...there's a chance that your CMOS battery needs to be replaced.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:03 PM

You can disable the auto restart after you get the crash by following this guide.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:34 PM

I wish I did have these options, but because it does not boot up and
the screen that does point to 'safe mode' etc does not have any such
option. All options have been tried on that screen and it just does
the same thing.
I just can't understand how adding the wrong RAM then removing it could
have possibly effected that HDD in this way?
I'd sure love to have the answer to this one.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:55 PM

It may not have, it may have damaged the hard drive controller on the motherboard however. It could have feasibly created errors on the drive that windows cant replace. Have you tried the drive in another system, or another hard drive in this one?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:24 AM

As I have stated, somewhere above, I put in a HDD that was used in it
before and it worked fine?
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:24 AM

Have you tried the hard drive that is causing this problem into another computer see if it works?

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