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Keep getting the blue screen of death and it wont allow me to go into safe mode or any thing because it keeps restarting. I get an error at the beginning where it checks everything and says its running in fail-safe mode. Anyone help?

CD/Drive: Sony Internal 16X DVD+/-RW / Double Layer Drive Black, Model DW-D22A-B2, OEM

Heatsink: Thermaltake SILENT BOOST For AMD Opteron and Athlon 64 (All Copper)

HD's (2): Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD1600JD

Memory (2): Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200

Motherboard: Abit "FATAL1TY AN8" nForce4 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU

Power Supply: Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply

Processor:AMD Athlon 64 3800+, Socket 939, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor

Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL

Video Card: SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON X850 XT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "100106"

Edited by unknown error, 10 November 2005 - 02:53 PM.

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could you give the exact message from the blue screen.

also..the image in your signature is too large...it's about 23 kilobytes, you need to make it smaller...the forum rules limit the size of your avatar and signature combined to 16Kb
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I would love to give you the message but it restarts right after it gives it to me.

Did you just make the rule? Ive had it for awhile now and no one has bothered to say anything.
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can you get into bios at all?


nope...didn't make the rule....pretty much always been a rule...someone just may not have noticed...i did notice...so i mentioned it..you're not in trouble....just make the image file smaller...
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Oh my bad man, yes I can get into BIOS.
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check your system temps and post them here

also...try reseting the bios to defaults and see what happens
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CPU: 40c
SYS: 26c
PWN: 46c

Defaults did not load.
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ok it's not your system temps...

are there any odd beeps or anything during post?

turn the machine off...unplug it from the wall...ground yourself on something metal...open the case and take the CMOS battery off (should be the only battery on the motherboard...its about the size of a quarter)..hold in the power button for 10 seconds...reverse the process..
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No no beeps, my post code is stuck at FF when its loading windows and when it gets stopped at the post screen its at 7F.
Do you know where to check what these mean if I cannot find my manual?
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you should be able to find amanual at the abit website
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Nothing in the post codes that would suggest anything. Ill try the cmos battery and get back to you.

So take it out, boot it, turn off, put it back in, boot it and report back?

edit: my sound card is in the way of it so ill have to take it out.

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take it out...and press the power button with the machine still unplugged...don't plug it back in till you get the battery back in and the case closed.
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Ok i did it and am rebooting now. It said Checksum error- defaults loaded. and its loading windows right now.

Well im not sure if i got a blue screen but my screen did go black and i think i hear a small beep but I beleive windows did not fully start but i dont think it restarted. Ill be back in 30 mins.

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that checksum error is normal...that mean's it;s realoading the factory bios settings...what do you mean

beleive windows did not fully start but i dont think it restarted. Ill be back in 30 mins.


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Well now I tryand reboot and my monitor wont show anything.
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