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ThroatPunch

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I recently installed a new heat sink and fan. I had the stock one, and relplaced it with a zalman cnps7000 cu. the first time, the computer overheated i believe and restarted because i have overheating protection on my asus a7n8x deluxe mobo. I reinstalled the hsf with more thermal paste, and now its running at a cool 47 C compared to 80 C the first time i put it in. Now, when i chose linux or windows when i boot up, it will freeze. The hdd light doesnt blink and the only thing i can do is restart. I tried restsetting the bios defaults but that didnt work either.
 

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Hi and welcome. Try resetting the cmos via the jumper on the motherboard, disconnect power supply to motherboard first.

At 80C you could have ruined the cpu :eek:
 

ThroatPunch

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i know what you mean. i was thinking i could have screwed up the cpu, but my mobo has a monitor that shuts the comp down before something can go wrong, i hope? well i know it has it, just hope it worked. anyway, ill look in my mobo manual for howto jump the cmos. ill relpy back to let you know what happens.thanks.
 

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Do you even have a chance to hit the F 8 key? What appears on the screen? Do we get memory count? Does it find hard drives? Can you accesss the bios setup at all?
 

ThroatPunch

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yeah. i can get into bios and it detects everything. the motherboard says, system check......blah blah, ok, now booting from operating system. and then because i have 2 oses, i can choose what i want. then i pick windows. it asks what i want to do because windows didnt start up correctly(safe mode, normal mode,......) but they all freeze when i pick any of them.
 

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Safe mode freezes? How about a step by step?

Or what happens when you boot to a dos prompt, can you see a directory on the drives?
 

ThroatPunch

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i dont even know how to boot to dos. i could try a boot disk and see what that does, but i dont know what to do from there.
 

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Safe/normal mode that you mentioned before, should have other options there too, one of them being a command prompt or step by step, or safe command prompt.
 

bassetman

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Using the boot disk:
From DOS at the
A:> prompt type:
C:
From
C:> type:
Dir
 

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when i try to get into safe mode or command prompt, it starts to load the certain files(multi(0)...........) and then just stops on one. i believe the file is mup.sys, but i dont know if that is the reason.
 

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Do you have a "Start-up" disk that you know works?
 

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No, a "rescue disk" or "Start Disk" that was created by an XP program.
If not you can download one from the Net.
 
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