Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:49 PM
I was able to fix this issue on a few clients machines but unfortunately I couldnt help 1 of the 4. Before I offer a route I need to know if its a legit copy, due to the fact there will be two possible solutions.
Both clients had a stick of ram that was causing the issue. I don't know if it has something to do with the model/make of the ram, but when stick was removed and replaced the issue went away. I removed his 4 1G sticks and replaced it with 2 1G sticks I had lying around. Computer started and ran fine. So he bought new ram, installed it and it worked fine. The second client had his ram voltage set to high and I believe it was causing the errors or overheating, as when I set it to stock, he had no more issues.
I understand Windows is expensive, but I dont condone Piracy. I cant help much with this other than tell you that theres some copy's floating with a payload that will cause the machine to do this after a certain ammount of time. It seems Microsoft has also gotten smart and may have possibly included this in one of their updates. I don't know for sure, but the client told me he tried to run an update shortly before the issue happened. I was able to get him to buy a legit copy of Windows 7 and I installed it for him. No more issues.
I hope this helps. If not, reply and I will dig deeper and See if I can find anything for you.