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cant install OS,motherboard problem?


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saraveza408

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my friend gave us a desktop computer. He said it worked but when we turned it on it hung at the blue screen that says its starting for about 4 hours literally. He pushed the power button in to force turn the computer on. He turned it back on with a windows 7(?) disk in to reinstall windows 7.During installation the fatal blue screen popped up. He tried installing windows xp next & during installation got the blue screen again. Now when you turn on the computer it hangs for hours on the screen that looks like the one in the pic i posted.
Someone told me its a motherboard problem. Is this right? What could be wrong here?

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Hello

I am going to say it is your hard drive that is failing and not the mother board... One your pc will power up,this is a good sign and usually with a bad mobo this doesn't happen. You can't install your OS,this is indicative of a failing hard drive..
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when the specs are ran it says hard drive is good though
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If the drive is good then I'd suspect the memory.
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What is the Stop Code of the BSOD? I'm quite confident it will be a Stop 0x7B, are you able to boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
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