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post Mar 14 2010, 10:27 PM
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cpu fan works?


it works, but we ulled off the heat sink and the thermal compound had dried up, soif this doesnt work, fuck it.
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post Apr 14 2010, 06:19 AM
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Ok dudes, I have a problem I think is similar to this. I turned off my computer and later when I went to restart it it comes up with the "Windows did not shut down properly" thing. So I press "Start windows normally", it goes to the Windows loading screen with the loading bar, and then comes up with a blue screen and then restarts. It does this if I press "Last working configuration" as well. The blue screen flashes in like half a second so I have no idea what it says. I've been fiddling around with the F2 setup and stuff but I can't find anything wrong with it. The PC is pretty old, like 3 years, and I only use it to browse the net and use Word. Has 1 GB of RAM. Not sure on what BIOS revision but I could check. Any ideas? I don't really wanna wipe the hard drive because then I'd need to install XP again, meaning I'd have to go buy another copy?

PS: It is definitely not the RAM or fan, I checked both of these by booting to the Dell utilities partition.

EDIT: BIOS is apparently revision 1.0.3. Old?

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post Apr 14 2010, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Apr 14 2010, 06:19 AM) *
Ok dudes, I have a problem I think is similar to this. I turned off my computer and later when I went to restart it it comes up with the "Windows did not shut down properly" thing. So I press "Start windows normally", it goes to the Windows loading screen with the loading bar, and then comes up with a blue screen and then restarts. It does this if I press "Last working configuration" as well. The blue screen flashes in like half a second so I have no idea what it says. I've been fiddling around with the F2 setup and stuff but I can't find anything wrong with it. The PC is pretty old, like 3 years, and I only use it to browse the net and use Word. Has 1 GB of RAM. Not sure on what BIOS revision but I could check. Any ideas? I don't really wanna wipe the hard drive because then I'd need to install XP again, meaning I'd have to go buy another copy?

PS: It is definitely not the RAM or fan, I checked both of these by booting to the Dell utilities partition.

EDIT: BIOS is apparently revision 1.0.3. Old?


i suggest you start Windows with Safe Mode option instead of "Start Windows Normally". then you copies all your important files to different partition, let's say D: Drive.

Then you restart windows with a winXP CD in your drive, your old one is fine, you don't need to buy another copy. Reuse the one that come with the PC/ laptop.
then choose to start window from DVD Rom Drive instead of your hard drive.

it will prompt you to choose whether to "repair your window" or "format and install a fresh copy". read the instructions carefully and tried to repair first, if can't then, format C: drive.

BUT if you can't log in with Safe Mode then, we have to see the hardwares. Most probably is Motherboard (where BIOS is at) problem.
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post Apr 14 2010, 11:13 PM
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BUT if you can't log in with Safe Mode then, we have to see the hardwares. Most probably is Motherboard (where BIOS is at) problem.


Yeah, I can't log in with Safe Mode. It comes up with all the system32 text and then just restarts. Also I was able to get a look at that blue screen I mentioned, it just said Windows was restarting to prevent my computer from being harmed. I have most of my important files on my USB, so can I just try restarting windows with the xp CD in the drive?

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post Apr 15 2010, 12:54 PM
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QUOTE (Spoiler @ Apr 14 2010, 11:11 PM) *
BUT if you can't log in with Safe Mode then, we have to see the hardwares. Most probably is Motherboard (where BIOS is at) problem.


Yeah, I can't log in with Safe Mode. It comes up with all the system32 text and then just restarts. Also I was able to get a look at that blue screen I mentioned, it just said Windows was restarting to prevent my computer from being harmed. I have most of my important files on my USB, so can I just try restarting windows with the xp CD in the drive?


yes, you could do that since you have back up files. you got nothing to lose after all.
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post May 29 2010, 12:59 AM
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lol turns out I literally melted the hard drive.
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