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Constant Crashing

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As the subject states, my computer has been crashing constantly, and I have no idea why, but it seems to be getting progressively worse.
First of all, I tried reinstalling windows incase i had some bad files in there somewhere -- but to my suprise, it even crashed durring windows installation! So i immediately thought it was a bad Hard Drive, but replacing it didnt solve the problem.
A few weeks went by with me living with the constant crashing, but as i said before, its progressively getting worse.
At the moment, I cant start up windows normally -- It wont go past that screen where it says 'windows xp professional' with the little blue bar moving.
At this point, i tried using only one peice of ram, but that didnt solve the problem with either sticks.
So now im out of ideas.
In short:
- Windows crashing on installation -- Not HD problem
- Windows Freezes on the loading screen
- Windows Sometimes freezes when going into safe mode
- Windows sometimes freezes at the mobo logo screen
- I can successfully get into windows once in a blue moon. And when i try to load WoW, i get this error:
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World of WarCraft (build 5875)

Exe: C:\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe
Time: Oct 20, 2006 10:47:57.656 PM
User: Kyle

This application has encountered a critical error:

ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception
Program:C:\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe
Exception:0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 001B:006FA780

The instruction at "0x006FA780" referenced memory at "0x6D746573".
The memory could not be "read".

Im going to try to buy some new ram tomorrow -- just incase. But if that's not the problem What is it? Could there be something wrong with the mobo ram slots?
post #2 of 3
This can be due to three things.

1. HDD failure
2. Memory Module failure.
3. Weak PSU/Failure.

As you have said its not the HDD and im also willing to bet its either 2 OR 3.

To test your memory you will want to run the Windows memory diagnostic tool found here : http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

As it could also be a PSU issue u would try and test another PSU in that setup to see if you still have problems.

I doubt its an Issue with the Motherboard however download and flash it to the latest BIOS version from your motherbaord manufacturers website.

Other than that a CMOS RESET may help. To do this remove the little battery from your motherboard for 2 mins and then put it back in.
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I tried resetting the CMOS, and its not that, so ill try to replace the PSU and RAM today... thanks mate.
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