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  1. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    Ok i'm getting sick of this, today my computer once again decided it was not going to work. i'd left it on overnight as i do everynight, came to it this morning and it was asking me to insert a correct boot device.

    restarted the computer and selected xp to boot and got a blue screen. restarted again and then it refused to detect any of my 4 internal drives on the bios and asked my to insert correct boot media.

    unplugged at mains, left for 5 mins plugged back in and it booted vista no problems. restarted the computer, it froze on the mb splash screen and did nothing for 3 attempts, 4th time i managed to boot xp in safe mode fine as normal.

    reset computer again and got the same blue screen as i clicked which account to login to on xp (got that far this time!)

    another few restarts of no devices detected, i then unplugged everything in the back, plugged in the essentials and its let me on xp now in normal mode. I got 2 red cross errors when it finished booting, one about C++ something and one about runtime fatal error and this is where i am now. norton has disabled itself and i can't open the window to see why. other than that its working as normal...


    any ideas??!??!??


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    ok it just crashed again with another blue screen. a couple more failed resets again as before and now it booted up fine with no errors! :'( why can't it just work properly!
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    I'd guess a power supply problem.
     
  3. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    i'd suspected as much, problems began around the time when i replaced various things 4 months ago one thing being the psu... i'll investigate that...
     
  4. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    ok so it crashed again today so i have put my old psu back in the pc. will see how it is over this week, if nothing goes wrong i will assume its the new psu and will get it replaced.
     
  5. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    well no more crashing. was definitely the PSU. Got it replaced under warranty. not put the new one in yet still on old one which is working fine still.
     
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