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February 4, 2013 2:17:05 PM

Hi all, After starting up my computer, after posting the mobo and ahci screen and before the windows gui screen i would have a crash and this crash invovles something like this any help would be great, thanks
February 4, 2013 3:00:04 PM

any help? :( 
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February 4, 2013 3:16:23 PM

whats the specs of your pc?
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February 4, 2013 3:25:14 PM

im just wondering if theres a quick fix before i plan on getting haswell.
amd 940 phenom 2 x4
mobo GA-MA770-UD3
ocz ddr2 ram
evga 580
ocz 800w
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February 4, 2013 3:29:17 PM

will it boot into safe mode ok?
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February 4, 2013 3:45:58 PM

spamming F8 while booting? it doesnt load. just flashing underscore like cmd screen
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February 4, 2013 3:48:51 PM

well i turned off my windows gui so i dont think i can get into safe mode haha
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February 4, 2013 3:52:26 PM

flashing underscore like cmd screen normally means it cant find a bootable device

though doesnt usually show like your photo

is your hard drive showing in the bios?

can you even see the bios?
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February 4, 2013 4:01:36 PM

yea i can get into bios
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February 4, 2013 4:02:51 PM

when i go into hard disk boot priority. it shows my ssd as priority so i dont think it means my comp cant find bootable drive
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February 4, 2013 4:08:19 PM

at least you know its not the monitor if the bios shows ok


may be worth booting off a live cd like ubuntu to see if its a graphics card fault
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February 4, 2013 4:14:53 PM

the live cd works.
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February 4, 2013 4:24:48 PM

however it crashed, but still can move mouse. haha
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February 4, 2013 4:30:53 PM

crashed how?

did you get to a desktop?
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February 4, 2013 4:32:38 PM

yep. i got to desktop and i c install but nothing is displayed besides that. i see startup toolbar. thats about it.
cant click on anything.
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February 4, 2013 4:39:58 PM

well that was a little helpfull at least you saw a desktop

could still be graphics card problem though

would try testing your memory as well with memtest
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February 4, 2013 4:44:58 PM

could the sata controller died maybe?
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February 4, 2013 4:48:09 PM

doing memtest now. how many runs should i go?
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February 4, 2013 5:09:21 PM

coalminer071 said:
could the sata controller died maybe?


dont think so--though anything is possible

memtest probably 3 passes or so

usually errors show really quickly

though some people leave it running overnight

my thoughts would be either memory--graphics card or psu

if it was a software fault then ubuntu should have ran ok
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February 4, 2013 5:19:01 PM

memtest pass at 46% no errors so far
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February 4, 2013 5:27:09 PM

its not a new build?

it worked before?
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February 4, 2013 5:42:10 PM

yea not new build. started acting like this since yesterday but been having problems since a month or 2 before.
problem - during random times comp would restart with beeps, checked beep faq and it said gfx or mem is loose. seems to be problem. however it would restart after i give both of them a lil nudge. now it just wont start
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February 4, 2013 5:43:36 PM

was hoping if i can somehow keep it till haswell comes out. seems like i might have to invest into it now.
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February 4, 2013 5:45:53 PM

haswell is still months away i think

check any 6 pin / 8 pin connectors are properly clicked home on the graphics card
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February 4, 2013 6:01:13 PM

its properly clicked in
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February 4, 2013 6:01:37 PM

memtest completed 1 pass without any faults
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February 4, 2013 6:10:06 PM

got any one who could lend you a graphics card to double check?

theres no integrated graphics on that motherboard or cpu is there?
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February 4, 2013 6:11:04 PM

nope, i used my old gtx 275 and came up with same screen. so i def think its not gfx problem.
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February 4, 2013 6:11:31 PM

all i can think of is mobo, ram, ssd, and everything in between
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February 4, 2013 6:17:44 PM

well that rules out graphics card as well if gtx275 did the same



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February 4, 2013 6:31:29 PM

could pcie or sata connectors die out?
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