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#1 rtscribbs02

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:20 PM

I can't get my computer to boot-up. Every time it gets to "Verifying DMI Pool Data..." it restarts itself. At first I thought it was a hard drive issue, but then i tested my hard drive in another computer and it worked perfectly. I checked bios, it recognizes all the drives. I'm thinking it may be my graphics card that is causing my computer not to start up all the way. Any other ideas, and fixes?

My computer specs (if i forgot something useful, let me know):
ABIT AV8 motherboard
ATI Radeon X1300 AGP graphics card
512mb ddr sdram (x3)
200gb Western Digital PATA hard drive
300gb Maxtor PATA hard drive
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
dvd drive
cd-rw drive

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 12:50 AM

See if this helps.

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 12:57 PM

I already tried every single one of those solutions...any other ideas?

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 01:12 AM

It does nothing but restarts itself? No beeps, no nothing? While the graphics card is a good idea - why do you suspect it? Has something recently happened to point to it? If so, what?

Other things to check:
1) Make sure the case is unplugged from the power cord and that you've grounded yourself to the case.
2) Take out the video card, wipe the contacts down, clean out the slot, and put it back in.
3) Do the same thing with the memory.
4) While you're in there, take a look at the motherboard. Anything unusual? One thing in particular to look for is bad capacitors. Here's a link on them: http://www.badcaps.net/
5) Do the same as in #2 for every other connection inside the system - something might have gotten jarred loose.
6) Then we start with the testing. Use SpeedFan to test your temps and the SMART status of your drives. Use MemTest86 to test your memory. You may want to spend a few bucks for a power supply tester in order to check it out.
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