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post #1 of 13
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it says:
"windows failed to start.A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."

that thing, and i don't have my windows cd with me, i just moved my computer to my place, my windows cd isn't here

am i screwed, until i get my windows cd? any other way to get windows up?
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post #2 of 13
What if you put the CPU back to stock?
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post #3 of 13
if all else fails, unplug the computer, and pull out the BiOS battery for a minute and put it back in.
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
i did this, i tried to reset cmos

i took battery out for a bit and everything

frown.gif
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post #5 of 13
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i don't know why it's doing this, i didn't do anything wrong

was just overclocking, i knew what i was doing, but this is worrying me
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post #6 of 13
run memtest yet?
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post #7 of 13
Looks like an unstable overclock damaged your OS, this has happened to me a few times playing with my 2500k. Only solution for me was to use my original windows disk to restore....the second time it happened I had to re install completely
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post #8 of 13
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how do i run it, since i can't enter windows

can i run it in bios or something? bios is the only thing i can access right now
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goharder View Post

Looks like an unstable overclock damaged your OS, this has happened to me a few times playing with my 2500k. Only solution for me was to use my original windows disk to restore....the second time it happened I had to re install completely

is probably the problem.. this happend to me once frown.gif
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post #10 of 13
but memtest is a dos program, or atleast my copy is.
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