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I.. think so. Would that effect something?
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Was the hybrid 32 bit and the Vista 64 bit?
Yes that could very well be the problem if you did not do the correct steps to format and do a fresh install.
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It's possible. I guess I'll check
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If you didn't format it and installed a 64 bit OS over the top of a 32 bit OS I am surprised anything worked at all.
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Oh no I don't think I could possibly do something as silly as that
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The reason I ask is because Xp came in both 32 and 64 bit
Win 7 came in both 32 and 64 bit versions
Vista comes in both 32 and 64 bit version.
I'm just trying to see if this could be a possible problem but if oyu are sure you did a full format then that can't be the problem.
Also if you didn't take out the partition and then reset it up and then format then the hybrid could have had a trojan and could be causing a problem with your Vista now.
I mean at this point you have completely rebuilt the system
Double checked for any shorting out issues
Ran Hd chkdsk and diagnostics
Tested memory
Checked OS for missing or corrupted files
Changed cables and connectors.
About the only thing I see that hasn't changed is the motherboard and the PSU.
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I know you're not a malware specialist but how would you analyze/check for a virus rooted that deep?
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Also I removed floppy from the first boot option(Floppy>HDD>CD-Rom) and it hasn't blacked out in like 2 hours.

Doesn't solve the ultra-weird problem of the computer not working at all with the CD-Rom IDE cable plugged in though._.

Edited by Vimpoco2010, 17 January 2010 - 08:47 PM.

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This is true... did you replace that IDE cable?
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Yeah I've tried three different IDE cables.

Weirdest thing ever. CD-ROM causing entire computer not to boot? I don't even....
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Two different CD-Roms too.
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orz It just blacked out
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Huh.. freed up like 40 GB on my HDD with Disk Cleanup >_>...maybe that'll help something.
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We can check that once system is back up and running.
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Alright Schaffer.. what'd'you think the next step is?
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