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The memory could not be read and now it wont boot into Windows

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October 21, 2011 5:43:19 PM

Hello, I just built my computer, and all seemed to be going well until I closed starcraft 2. Right as I closed it, I got a memory could not be read error. After that I continually got them for everything I tried to do until my screen was just black. Now whenever I try to get into Windows, it shows the cute Windows logo beautifully merging together, and then swiftly shows a bsod and restarts.

Could anyone help me troubleshoot this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciate.
October 21, 2011 5:53:28 PM

Re seat you ram and see if that fixes the problem.
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October 21, 2011 6:23:06 PM

Do as Christop suggested, reseat memory, BUT do not try to go directly into windows.
Hopefully you have access to a 2nd computer. If so download memtest 86 iso and create a boot disk.
(1) boot to bios, go to the "health page and verify that PSU voltages are OK.
(2) insert memtest86, then restart computer. Allow memtest to run for 4 -> 6 hours.

If OK, then boot to windows.
Download the following programs:
(A) hardware monitor to see temps and voltages: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
(B) Prime95 Tests CPU, memory and +12 V rail (I find it better than memtest) Run in default mode-Blend test: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
(C) Furmark. Test gpu and +12 V rail Run in window, not full screen: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

Everythink ok - good to go, if still have problem would look at a driver conflict.

Failed memory test, either with memtest or Prime95.
Remove one stick and retest. OK then swap memory sticks and repeat.
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October 22, 2011 2:44:04 AM

RetiredChief said:
Do as Christop suggested, reseat memory, BUT do not try to go directly into windows.
Hopefully you have access to a 2nd computer. If so download memtest 86 iso and create a boot disk.
(1) boot to bios, go to the "health page and verify that PSU voltages are OK.
(2) insert memtest86, then restart computer. Allow memtest to run for 4 -> 6 hours.

If OK, then boot to windows.
Download the following programs:
(A) hardware monitor to see temps and voltages: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
(B) Prime95 Tests CPU, memory and +12 V rail (I find it better than memtest) Run in default mode-Blend test: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
(C) Furmark. Test gpu and +12 V rail Run in window, not full screen: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

Everythink ok - good to go, if still have problem would look at a driver conflict.

Failed memory test, either with memtest or Prime95.
Remove one stick and retest. OK then swap memory sticks and repeat.

Well, I have no idea how to check the voltages or what's even a correct voltage. I did look and saw that the RAM was running at 1330 frequency so I upped the multiplier. Still no luck. Even if memtest passed, I wouldn't be able to boot into Windows to do the rest of what you said. Is there any way for me to see what that bsod says and post it here?
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October 22, 2011 3:45:46 AM

+5 good = 4.75 -> 5.25
+12 V good = 11.4 -> 12.6
One step at a time.
Do the memtest from a memtest 86 boot CD.

If memtest OK then
Once you have checked memory. Insert your windows installation disk and selet repair.

Memtest = errors come back for more suggestions.
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