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PC Blue Screens and Reboots

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by compukid7, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. compukid7

    compukid7 Thread Starter

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    Hello!
    First of all, this is a PC that's been lying around my house for a while.

    I put in a SATA Hard Drive, and it turns on fine. It will get all the way to the Windows Loading Bar (Vista) It then Blue Screens really fast and loops round again and again. Its definitely not the hard drive because I've tried other SATA hard drives.
    I can get into it with Hirens Boot (Mini XP) but I have not a clue what to do from there.
    I've tried different RAM in it also.

    What can I do? I think its something to do with the motherboard.
    Thanks in Advance
    -Dan
     
  2. compukid7

    compukid7 Thread Starter

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    The PC will also sometimes go to a black screen and stay stuck. Help?
     
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    compukid7 Thread Starter

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    Bump! Anybody have any ideas!?
     
  4. Amd_Man

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    Are you trying to run a drive with an operating system already installed from another computer? If so that won't work unless the motherboards are an exact match or at the very least the same chipset. You can try and do a repair install, but the best way is a fresh install.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    OK, what exactly did you do;
    1 Clean install windows on this drive
    2 Drive had an existing install and you put it in a different system
    3 Installed a new sata drive as a secondary [non system] drive

    Next post ALL of your exact system specs; if this the system in your sig, then so state. This way we know what we are working on.
    What?
     
  6. compukid7

    compukid7 Thread Starter

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    Im using the hard drive from my current PC.
    So your saying I need a fresh install?
    Also, I cant get hold of the specs if I cant get onto the PC. Should I be looking for anything on the motherboard?
     
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    So I put a diffrent SATA hardrive in (from the same chipset) and it still happens. The only diffrence is the BSOD stays on until I manually power off. It had this on it:
    0x0000007B (0xB84E3524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
    ^Does that mean anything to anybody?
     
  8. compukid7

    compukid7 Thread Starter

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    I've just spoken with my Dad and he has previously tried to install a fresh copy of Windows. A blue screen error still occurred...
     
  9. crjdriver

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    OK, first of all you cannot move a drive with a windows install to another computer and expect it to boot. Not going to happen unless you follow a procedure outlined at the top of the hw forum.

    Open the case and look; nothing beats the Mark 1 eyeball.

    Since this has given bsod before, I would test the hardware before attempting to do anything else.

    Test the ram with memtest. Test the hard drive with the drive maker's diagnostic. Both of these run from bootable media ie CD or flash drive; no need for an os to even be installed.

    In addition to the above, check your temps and voltages in the bios. Post those here for review.
     
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