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Had a blue wall and then my computer froze

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  1. ironmb

    ironmb Thread Starter

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    I recently have a new built computer, with my old sata 500gig hdd... i formatted and basically reinstalled everything fresh. Well the 2nd day i had everything running, i was browsing through google, and then a blue wall comes up on my screen. I open my comp up, make sure everything is plugged in... and fitted tight... well today (about 2 weeks later) it blue walls again... I've never experienced or even heard of this blue wall thats happening. I called a tech support here local, and they said its probably my HDD. Any ideas what this could be? Appreciate the help.. hate for a 1000$ built computer go to waste..

    Speedfan is showing my temperatures are good...

    My comp specs :

    Windows XP pro
    AMD Phenom 2 Quad Core 3.2 16mb
    Radeon HD 5770 1gig 128 bit
    ASUS M4A78T-E
    Gskill Ripsaw 4Gig Ram
    OCZ Modxstream 700 W PSU
     
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    it could be a number of things, drivers faulty hardware, etc

    On the blue screen was some writing - next time we would like to know what it says - it it flashes past heres how to stop that from happening

    stop codes
    http://www.aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm
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    you may find some info in the event viewer - look for entries at time of restart
    control panel>
    admin tools>
    event viewer>
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    goto
    control panel>
    system>

    for XP - advanced tab>
    for Vista - advanced system settings > - link on left hand side

    startup and recovery - settings>
    under the title - system failure
    untick - automatically restart

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320299

    now when it crashes - it willnot restart and the blue screen should stay on the screen
    post the info on the screen
    it will give the errorcodes and a filename, if caused by a driver.
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  3. ironmb

    ironmb Thread Starter

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    It wasn't the blue screen of death, it was like a blue wall, with lines going down vertically. No text in it.
     
  4. etaf

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    OH OK - not seen that before ......shame it happens so infrequently - would have suggested using the VGA display - safemode or remove the drivers and see if it does it then, would eliminate the drivers

    Have you updated all the video drivers ?
     
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    Will try it, but im sure everything is up-to-date.
     
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