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TwoFacedTanner
post Mar 8 2010, 05:01 AM
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Okay, so last year, around June/August, my computer completely quit on me.
As in it froze up, I turned it off, and turned it back on. It said my OS was not found. And I was like WTF.
On top of that it wouldnt stay on for too long.
Some nerd I work with said it may have been the power supply, so I go and buy a new one. The computer wouldnt turn on at all with the new power supply, but came on(though it would reboot constantly) with the old power supply.
Anyway, my friend thought it may have been the Hard Drive, so we reformatted it trying to start from the beginning.
That worked fine, but when we try to install the OS again, the computer shuts down/reboots in the middle of the process.
My friend did inform me that I had a bad stick of ram, but at the same time, he says that wouldnt matter too much because the computer doesnt need ram to run BIOS.
Before jumping on my ass, thats what HE said, I don't know a whole lot when it comes to PC hardware.

Its either got to be the RAM, the Power Supply, or the Motherboard. I've googled the shit out of this and can't seem to find a solid enough answer, so I was hoping all you brains out there may be able to help me out, before I buy stuff I don't need.
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- TwoFacedTanner   Unknown PC Problem   Mar 8 2010, 05:01 AM
- - Edgecrusher   It most likely is the RAM. BIOS doesn't need ...   Mar 8 2010, 10:28 AM
- - TwoFacedTanner   Not sure what you mean by spec, but Im trying to i...   Mar 8 2010, 04:12 PM
- - Edgecrusher   Have you tried updating your BIOS before install? ...   Mar 8 2010, 04:48 PM
- - TwoFacedTanner   I've got the boot order correct, because that ...   Mar 8 2010, 05:58 PM
- - Edgecrusher   What about the BIOS?   Mar 9 2010, 12:43 AM
- - TwoFacedTanner   Not 100% sure what the BIOS is. It'll be a wee...   Mar 9 2010, 01:58 AM
- - Edgecrusher   BIOS is Basic Input-Output System it runs all the ...   Mar 9 2010, 10:39 AM
- - TwoFacedTanner   Well I knew what BIOS was, I just didn't know ...   Mar 9 2010, 04:21 PM
- - Edgecrusher   Lol sorry. It should tell you when you boot up.   Mar 9 2010, 04:32 PM
- - Spoiler   please be more specific on the shutdown. is it shu...   Mar 12 2010, 02:00 AM
- - TwoFacedTanner   Yes, as its copying the files it will shut down or...   Mar 12 2010, 05:26 AM
- - Spoiler   during winXP setup, make sure you choose to reform...   Mar 13 2010, 02:23 AM
- - TwoFacedTanner   I think it is the RAM, I should know by tomorrow. ...   Mar 13 2010, 07:20 AM
- - Spoiler   QUOTE (TwoFacedTanner @ Mar 8 2010, 05:01...   Mar 13 2010, 08:43 AM
- - TwoFacedTanner   okay, we ran it with the good stick and really did...   Mar 13 2010, 09:55 PM
- - Edgecrusher   I'm all out of ideas. Only other thing that c...   Mar 13 2010, 11:18 PM
- - TwoFacedTanner   Okay, I got new RAM, New HD, and it was working, t...   Mar 14 2010, 05:15 AM
- - DonkeyTits   cpu fan works?   Mar 14 2010, 07:17 AM
|- - TwoFacedTanner   QUOTE (DonkeyTits @ Mar 14 2010, 01:17 AM...   Mar 14 2010, 10:27 PM
- - Spoiler   well, you are not too far from assembling a new CP...   Mar 14 2010, 12:23 PM
- - 0bs3n3   Ok dudes, I have a problem I think is similar to t...   Apr 14 2010, 06:19 AM
- - Spoiler   QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Apr 14 2010, 06:19 AM) Ok...   Apr 14 2010, 01:11 PM
|- - 0bs3n3   QUOTE (Spoiler @ Apr 14 2010, 11:11 PM) B...   Apr 14 2010, 11:13 PM
- - Spoiler   QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Apr 14 2010, 11:13 PM) QU...   Apr 15 2010, 12:54 PM
- - 0bs3n3   lol turns out I literally melted the hard drive.   May 29 2010, 12:59 AM


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