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#1 Gotcha_Hotshot22

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:15 AM

What does this mean and how can I fix it?

Windows 7 (Was xp)

Dell pc

No idea the model name or anything else.

 

Sorry for the lack of info. I was screwing with my pc and did something wrong I guess.

 

Thanks in advance,

Daniel

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:17 AM

We (I) need more forensics than just a screenshot of gibberish.

What were you doing when this happened?



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:26 AM

I opened the case, took out the fan, cleaned it, put it, and turned it on. That's what happened.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:00 AM

See if the machine will boot a live distro of Linux on a CD or FD.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:24 AM

See if the machine will boot a live distro of Linux on a CD or FD.

Puppy Linux. This is a small download 156 megs only.

 

Download the STANDARD precise-5.7.1.iso here or there, size = 156 MB, md5sum = c4999c4bd8ca3a8fc935389c2667f848.


Edited by NickAu1, 27 August 2014 - 06:25 AM.

Arch Linux .
 
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#6 Gotcha_Hotshot22

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

No. It goes straight to this screen every time. No bios boot, nothing.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:32 PM

IMO, the only chance of saving that machine is by clearing the CMOS, otherwise, it's toast.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

It's possible that in taking out the fan, you may have dislodged the CPU somehow. Make sure the CPU fits snuggly and there's no wiggle.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:47 PM

i cant take off the large silver heat sink to get to it but i did notice the smaller black one is extremely loose. i cant figure out how to tighten it... :\

 

 

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4D55CA1268360C1C!303&authkey=!ALgHEgxSvdLyL9g&ithint=folder%2cJPG


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:55 PM

i made some progress (i dont know how). it boots up now but asks to start system repair or boot normally. if i choose normal then it goes through a loop and asks again. if i choose repair i get a blue screen.

 

better than before, right? im gonna try my win 7 usb and let you guys know what happens.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

i got a blue screen that says bad pool header. it in the same link.

swapping the hard drive out causes the pc to go back to the origonal screen with the random gibberish.


Edited by Gotcha_Hotshot22, 27 August 2014 - 05:09 PM.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:43 PM

Bad pool header suggests there are problems with your system memory. Check to make sure the RAM is snug as well -- you may have accidentally jostled it getting the fan out. If it's not your RAM, trying uninstalling any recent software or new drivers you may have installed. You may also need to update your drivers.

 

The small black heat sink is for your northbridge chip. It's OK to be a little loose. As for the CPU heat sink, there should be a latch somewhere to get that off.


Edited by sflatechguy, 27 August 2014 - 06:53 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

Oh my god I'm so stupid! I forgot that I had looked at my ram (this is a "new" computer. Got it for 30 bucks....DDR2 ram...LOL! I'll let you guys know what happens. Thanks so much!


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:00 PM

It's working perfectly now! Thanks so much! I really don't know what I'd do without the contributors on this site! I'm still young and learning so this will definitely help me along my way. 

 

Thanks again!

Daniel


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

Glad we got that sorted out, and that it was an easy fix. :thumbup2:






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