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Strange characters on Load, won't boot in to OS


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#1 Sylhfer

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:30 AM

Hello everyone,

 

After a recent restart of my PC. I've noticed a line with strange characters show up after BIOS has loaded. This stops the booting process and it just stays there.

 

I've tried several restarts and certain hardware changes, such as removing the Video-Card; but nothing seems to alleviate the problem. 

 

Which leads me to believe it could either be corrupted files, a security issue such a Virus, or something else preventing me from resuming Windows.

 

Has anyone else encountered this?

 

(I've found a similar thread on these forums that can be found here.) But it requires specific fixes for his case.

 

Thanks in advance. 



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:50 AM

How many sticks of RAM does your system have installed, and have you tried each RAM module, individually, in different slots?



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:54 AM

It helps to post a video of the boot process.  Most likely the bios got screwed up, either by a surge,or power supply failing, which is causing this issue.  Bad Bad or failing RAM could cause it but you should be getting some kind of POST code on your keyboard, or a series of beeps.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:56 AM

How many sticks of RAM does your system have installed, and have you tried each RAM module, individually, in different slots?

 

I have 2 sticks of Mushkin 4GB 1600MHz RAM, running in dual channel configuration. 



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:06 AM

It helps to post a video of the boot process.  Most likely the bios got screwed up, either by a surge,or power supply failing, which is causing this issue.  Bad Bad or failing RAM could cause it but you should be getting some kind of POST code on your keyboard, or a series of beeps.

I'll try to get that video for you.






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