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JorDooM

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#1 11 years ago

Ok, my computer keeps crashing every time it starts windows. It doesn't matter if I start it regularly, put it in safe mode, or use last settings that worked, it's not working. I think I'm being blue-screened, but my computer is set in such a way I can't confirm it. Now, I'm wondering what's causing it, how bad, and what are the odds of salvaging it. Basicly, what's happening is the BIOS loads, windows starts loading, and then the computer resets. One time when I was loading it in safe mode, I got an error box which had some text I can't remember right at the moment. Sorry I can't be more helpful, but my sister's want their computer back now.




cruzreal

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#2 11 years ago

Man, that can be caused by a lot of stuff: 1.Hardware (defective or installed wrong) 2.Electrostatic currents. 3.O.S. (windows has some bugs that can make your pc go boom) 4.Drivers (buggy, crappy, outdated drivers for your devices) 5.Programs you have installed 6.Have you seen that message that says "system is dangerously low in resources"? If you have, it means BAD things will happen. 7.All of the above.

Since I can't really check it out cuz i'm no t there, I can't really see the problem... if I were you, I'd just nuke it and do an O.S. reinstall.

Could be something as simple as changing an IDE or SATA cable, though...

Check out this troubleshoot guide:

How to Troubleshoot a Crashing Computer | eHow.com

Let us know how ya fix it, huh?




JorDooM

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#3 11 years ago

OK, Just thought I'd give you an update, I woke up this morning and decided for some odd reason to turn on the computer, and strangely, it worked!? So I think I can rule out a hardware error, it could be it overheated, or the Genie that controls my computer was having a bad day.




*The.Doctor

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#4 11 years ago

If it boots up past the BIOS and starts loading windows and throws up a error screen and then crashes, i would say its most likely something messed up with windows or a driver causing problems or possibly a virus of some sort.




marvinmatthew

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#5 11 years ago

Yes, it does sound like a driver issue.

But, since it just magically started to work again today, I'd be inclined to say its hardware related.




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#6 11 years ago

Umm.....yes since you have stated that it started working magically one day, a harware issue can be ruled out. If it happens again try booting the computer to the CD drive. Put the windows XP disc in and see if it will work. Maybe someone can clarify if that will work or not. That will probably make you reinstall windows. Thats the only thing that I can think of that would be the culprit.