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Lorddias

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Alright so this is whats going on, everytime I go to load Windows xp, it shows the windows xp loading logo, then quickly flashes a BSoD and instantly restarts, I cant even read the BSoD. Now what makes this so Odd, is because I got the pc from a friend. Since its like 5 billion times better then this one I decided to give it a shot. He said suddenly windows just stopped loading (doing the BSoD). So I thought oh he might have screwed up his OS or something. So I took out his HD and put mine in it, same exact thing happens. So it cant be the HD, or Win Xp load.. I took out ram, and put totally different ram in, same thing. I flashed his BIOS, and same thing happens. I took out the sound card, same thing. I could really use some help, I searched everywhere, Thanks.
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Hi Lorddias
Can you open the Case and check the capacitors
Below is a link to a picture of what we are looking for.
Bad Capacitors
You need to check the whole board.
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Thanks for that. I popped it open and looked at the capacitors, and they all look fine, none of them look like the ones in that picture. None are bent, broke off, and I dont see any scratches or cracks in the motherboard.
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Is the fan on the cpu working?
has he played with the cpu at all?
When you put a cpu in you must have a thermal paste between the cpu and the heat sink. Although I would expect it to get a little further before overheating.
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The fan works, both the fan in the power supply and a fan thats connected to it on the inside. I took the heat sink off myself to see if that was the case, but there was no thermal paste between the cpu and the heatsink. I could see that there was some there, I could see a ring of it from where it would be on the processer to touch the heatsink. I took out the processor myself and made sure it some of the prongs were not all screwed and they was fine. However there was no thermal paste. I did turn it on though and let it run for a while restarting over and over and the heat sink didnt really get all that hot, and the fan did keep the heatsink quite cool.
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When you boot try the Pause/Break button on the BSOD
Can you pause the system?
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I tried that, I hit the pause button like 20 times when it flashed but I couldnt get it. I'll try again later since I only tried it once, I'm pretty curious to see what error I got. Even if I cant get it, I'll let it run over and over and write down what parts of the error I get untill I get it all, I'll post again here later once I do got the error. But thanks alot for attempting to help me. If I ever get the chance I'll definitly donate some blood.

Edited by Lorddias, 28 October 2006 - 02:40 PM.

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Can you unplug all the extra cards & usb devices printers etc.
use only 1 piece of ram and try changing the ram slot it could be a fault on the board ram slot
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