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Izm

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Okay, let me start off by stating what my computer has:
Core2Duo E6700 @ 2.67
Intel D975XBX MotherBoard
3GB Kingston RAM
ATI Radeon x1950 pro
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ATI HIS Radeon HD 2600 PRO
200GB Western DIgital HDD
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80 GB Western Digital HDD
2 Regular DVD Roms
SATA Blueray Writter.

OKay, so i started my computer one day and it started up and it couldn't find my HDD. I then started messing around with it and made it find the HDD. I then started up the computer and noticed that it just stayed with the white undercursor thing (lol) at the top left hand corner. I then started playing around with the computer and changed the HDD and the same thing happend. I noticed the the HDD were set in the slave position because they had no jumpers (they meaning both HDD) I added the jumper to the HDDs and it sent me to the screen before windows loads asking you if you want to load up windows safemode, safemode w/ networking, safemose w/ cmd, last known good config, and Load windows normally. I went through load windows normally, safemode, last known good config. it would flicker then just stay black. I tried reformatting windows and it started up saying setup is analyzing your hardware configuration or whatever it says and it then goes to a black screen. I then got my HDDs and tried them on another computer and reformatted them and went into windows just to make sure that they were working properly. I then tried them on this computer and doesnt load windows. I then started getting that screen again asking to load windows normally or last known config. I went through all of those options, Nothing. I added a brand new HIS Radeon card and still nothing. I tested the RAM on another computer and it works fine. I have more than sufficient power from my 450W power supply the only thing I haven't tested has really been the CPU and the MOBO but I can't right now. Anyone have any Ideas? :)

Thanks in advance for the help.
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I would download and run the drive utility from the manufacturer of the hard drives in question... you say you tested the ram in another machine.... did you actually run a ram tester or just put them in and see if it would boot?
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I would download and run the drive utility from the manufacturer of the hard drives in question... you say you tested the ram in another machine.... did you actually run a ram tester or just put them in and see if it would boot?


The hard drive works. I reformatted it on another computer and it entered windows and I activated the key. But about the ram, I didnt put it on a ram tester per se. I have
a : <a href="http://www.asus.com/...=610&l4=0">Asus MOBO</a> and I added it to it and they were fine; the motherboard has LEDs that tell you if the CPU VId and Ram are doing by colors. and I saw it inthe BIOS and in windows and i didnt have a hiccup with my Windows Vista Ultimate.

Plus it has a External LCD Poster and it didnt say it had a problem. Also It passed the POST Test and it didnt even stop to give beep codes or anything.

Edited by Izm, 10 December 2008 - 05:42 PM.

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I would run memtest86 or memtest86+ on the memory to be sure....
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