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BIOS virus or memory issue or ???

  • Corsair
  • BIOS
  • Boot
  • Memory
Last response: in Memory
December 15, 2011 5:36:13 PM

The machine is GA-x58A-UD3R/Intel x58/ATX 6 DDR3 Corsair/2SATA 6gbs...
Anyway the whole thing was running fine for a year until yesterday.
And yesterday lots of weird stuff started to happen at start-up.
The machine may: randomly freeze at any point of time during the start up; boot successfully; boot successfully but then restart again; or boot and show me a blue screen of death.
I figured may be my dumb kid was tweaking bios somehow, so I reset it to default "fail-safe settings", did not help.
Then i reinstalled the system (win7home), no change.
Then, just to be sure, I re-formatted the hard drive and reinstalled it again. Same things keep happening, at a random pace.
My guesses are something is really screwed up with memory, or some bios virus.
But i would appreciate some guidance on what to do next.

More about : bios virus memory issue

December 15, 2011 5:40:05 PM

Right now, for example, it froze on black "Windows Error Recovery" window (Safe mode etc)...