Friends new system keep on locking up with Vista, but not XP Tags: Homebuilt Windows Vista Windows XP Systems Last response: February 28, 2008 11:09 AM in Systems Share xringx February 26, 2008 5:08:51 PM This build is about a month old. He has had to install vista several times and every time he does he gets random lockup and reboots. Last issue was a missing DLL file called ntoskrnl.exe He has installed XP between builds and hasn't had an issue. Do you guys see and hardware issues that would conflict with Vista or any other issues???? He thinks it might be a bios issue.... Specs.. GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 SeaSonic SS-500ES 500W Power Supply AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA-300 Hard Drive SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler More about : friends system locking vista ohiou_grad_06 a b B Homebuilt system February 26, 2008 6:07:17 PM Maybe a memory issue? I have that exact board if memory serves, and it's been excellent, only 1 blue screen within 2 months. xringx February 26, 2008 6:09:30 PM I forgot that point.... He purchase 2 gigs of corsair XMS, still had an issue... He went back to the Mushkin as it has appealed to him for some reason Related resources New Built System Locking Up During Boot and Restart - Forum NEED HELP New Gaming Rig keeps locking up OPINIONS PLEASE - Forum WinXP/Vista keeps locking up with my GA-MA78G-DS3H - Forum System keeps locking up - Forum Vista wont install on friends new machine, but XP runs just fine - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ohiou_grad_06 a b B Homebuilt system February 26, 2008 11:56:45 PM I think I'm using a stick of PNY and a stick of GSkill? It was a Christmas present, and my folks were gonna go with one gig, and found the pny on sale. drumr1829 February 28, 2008 11:09:18 AM try using killdisk to low level format instead of through windows setup...it goes through the whole hard drive bit by bit. My 500 gb took 5 hours to completely format! I've found that using the format within windows setup doesn't erase all files..(some music and documents were left over) and possibly the bad files that dont like vista... http://www.killdisk.com/ or if you dont feel like paying for the pro version: http://www.mininova.org/search/?search=killdisk This doesn't sound like any hardware issue...if it fails, it doesnt matter what the OS. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WoW locking up on my new laptop (possibly vista?) Forum Brand new system - XP locks up randomly with no obvious pattern Forum XP KEEPS LOCKING UP Forum XP SP3 system locking up Forum xp pro with AMD 64 keeps locking up Forum HELP! My system keeps locking up and/or crashing! Forum BSOD and Locking Up On New System Forum New build keeps locking up Forum New Build: Keep XP or buy Vista? Forum New system is locking up Forum New build keeps locking up? Forum New system locking up Please Help! Forum Brand New system Locking up... Not Sure Why?! Forum Help!! New e8400 keeps locking up on OC Forum Toolset locking up on new system Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !