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BSOD on boot Win 7 Ult

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April 7, 2011 4:10:08 PM

Hello, I have a fairly old HP desktop Model: Pavilion m7790y. The problem is that when i turn on the PC and after the windows 7 animated logo shows up, i receive a BSOD for exactly one second and then the PC reboots. So its stuck in this loop. i replaced the hard drive and installed a fresh copy for windows 7 ultimate but still the problem is there.

Things to note:
1) When i turn on the PC, on the motherboard screen that shows up before the windows 7 logo, the screen looks choppy (like the video card is acting up) but when it proceeds to the windows 7 animated logo, the screen looks fine. Could it be a graphics card problem? When the BSOD comes up the screen is also choppy.

Is there a procedure to find out which component is not working properly to fix this BSOD?

Thanks in advance for all your help! and please ask any questions you have.

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April 7, 2011 6:01:28 PM

You are describing a flaky video card. Do you have access to another one that you could swap in for troubleshooting?
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April 7, 2011 8:05:39 PM

i will be getting one tonight. Will post back
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April 12, 2011 5:55:18 AM

Yup it was the graphics card. i replaced it and re-installed windows. works perfectly now!
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a c 254 $ Windows 7
April 12, 2011 2:00:02 PM

y0umebednow said:
Yup it was the graphics card. i replaced it and re-installed windows. works perfectly now!

Congrats! Have fun!!
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