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Good Morning,

I've been here working on this computer for the last 3 days & still cant seem to find the problem... The 1st problem I encountered was a black screen while getting ready to do a flight on my flight simulator where the entire computer froze. After restarting the computer I had lines on the monitor screen so I swapped monitors thinking that one was bad but had the same problem on the other. I then switched video cards, after a few attempts it worked for a while... I then started my flight simulator again and after 30 minutes it black screen again. I uninstalled the flight simulator and all it's components & did a fresh install. Without running the flight sim I still have the problem of the computer freezing and at times the monitor will not turn on.

I would like to do a system reset of windows vista but I never got the disk with this PC after it was built.. It's an Asus M3A76CM Motherboard. Any help at this point will be great.
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Does the freezing happen after a short period of time or is it there as soon as you boot. If it take a while then it could be a over heating problem. Download and install SpeedFan and start it as soon as you boot, see what it shows for temperatures (download is at the bottom of the window).

If you do not have a Windows Vista installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Download Official Windows Vista RTM with SP1 Setup Files (32-bit and 64-bit).

Only Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 (32-bit or x86) download is available, but if, during the install, you do not enter the product key when initially prompted for it (which you must have to use the download), then you will be prompted to select the version of Vista you want to install.
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
There is no .iso to download, you download 3 files for X86 or X64.

  • X14-63542.exe
  • boot.wim
  • install.wim (this is the bigest one)
  • X14-63543.exe
  • boot.wim
  • install.wim (this is the biggest one)
Then as is stated on the site,

If you want to create a setup disc for clean installation, run the EXE file and it'll extract the required setup files in a folder which can be used to create a setup disc using a freeware given here.

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