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Weird 8 blue lights on screen when I boot.


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#1 Sploog321

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:58 PM

It will stay like this for 1-2 minutes, then the screen will shut off and come back on and loads the log-in menu. Doesn't look too good...

 

Any idea what's up and how I can fix this?

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 06:25 PM

I have to say that's a terrible picture.

You know what you're looking at and it surely makes sense to you, but I can't get any real perspective.

Any chance you could wipe the screen clean and take the picture (no flash) with a white wall behind you?

 

In general, exhibitions of erratic colored artifacts on the black screen at bootup. are due to ram that might be fixed by simply removing the sticks, cleaning and reinserting them.

It could also be the graphics that are on their way out, which would be a catastrophic problem, but it's a lot more likely to be ram related.


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#3 Sploog321

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

I can take another picture if you'd really like, but it really does only shows those blue lights at the top left of the sceen only.

 

I'll toggle with the RAM later and post results.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:08 PM

That's what I'm talking about.

I couldn't even tell that the blue lights were at the top of the screen, but no matter now, as you've told me where they are.

BTW On rare occasion, in similar situations, I've had to change a stick of defective ram, but it's really rare. Most of the time, just reseating them fixes it.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:40 PM

I reset the RAM but I still get those 8 blue dots. Unsure if this is a RAM problem. Those dots are only there for the 1-2 minutes it takes to get to the sign-in screen.



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:49 PM

It's easy to know if it's ram by booting up with just one, then rebooting with another stick in a different slot, as it would be highly unlikely to have 2 sticks of ram go bad in the same way at the same time.

Moving on. The comportment has to be considered as well.

You not only have those dots, but they delay the beginnings of your bootup, so I don't think it's the ram, nor the graphics.

Do you know hot to reset the bios?

The bios is the only system running when you first bootup and the two minutes that it takes 'till Windows can start to boot, indicates to me that the problem is in the bios.

It could be the motherboard itself or the actual bios system.

If you can flash it, or reset it by clearing the CMOS, that may be the solution to this very unique problem.


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