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OK, this is really really bad...

Earlier this week, I got my first BSOD, the nmy PC wouldn't boot, I rebooted and it worked fine. Today, while burning a CD, it crashed. I rebooted and left the room. I came back 3 hours later, and It was still on the Windows loading screen with the loading bar and whatnot. I rebooted again, resetting the BIOS, and still no go. Tried booting with that whole "Last Known Good Configuration" and it just stalled at the same screen. I tried safe mode, and it didn't even boot into that...

Is my PC dead? I really hope not, I've invested WAY too much time, effort, and money into this thing to have it die on me now... Please help if you can... I need to go back to school tomorrow and really need a functional computer.
    
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post #2 of 35
Have you tried switching out the ram? The hdd? The CPU or even the psu? Those can all be culprits. You can try a windows repair install to rule out software and then if that doesn't work, try switching each of those parts out if you have the means.
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post #3 of 35
something isn't right, try taking the plug out of the psu and the battery from the board and leaving it over night to really clear the Cmos. And then try it again. Sometimes things get stuck in there and it needs a good while to reset the cmos
    
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Both of my parent's rigs are Socket 754, so I can't test CPU. I'll try one stick of RAM at a time to check that out. I'll also try completely wiping the CMOS. But just in case, I'm trying a $400 AM2 build in case things really go south...
    
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Do a google for "The Ultimate Boot CD." It'll let you run stress tests, RAM tests, filesystem tests, HDD test, and a lot of other test that'll help you figure out what's wrong with your system.
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Run memtest and see if your RAM is getting errors.

How much are you OC'd? Try lowering it a bit.
    
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Do a google for "The Ultimate Boot CD." It'll let you run stress tests, RAM tests, filesystem tests, HDD test, and a lot of other test that'll help you figure out what's wrong with your system.
Thats a good piece of advice for many members Rep + for that. Im gonna make one just to have it on hand.
    
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Just make sure you don't use any components in your current build without ruling them out as the problem or you just might end up with another dead system and that would suck.
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Update:

I removed one stick of RAM (Stick 1), and it still didn't boot. I swapped sticks (using Stick 2 now), and got 2 long beeps at POST. Tried Stick 2 in another RAM slot and got more long beeps. I would assume this means a bad RAM stick, but it still didn't boot even with only the "good" RAM stick.

I'll remove the CMOS Battery now and try it in the morning with the "good" stick... hopefully it'll work.

Any more thoughts?
    
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Update:

I removed one stick of RAM (Stick 1), and it still didn't boot. I swapped sticks (using Stick 2 now), and got 2 long beeps at POST. Tried Stick 2 in another RAM slot and got more long beeps. I would assume this means a bad RAM stick, but it still didn't boot even with only the "good" RAM stick.

I'll remove the CMOS Battery now and try it in the morning with the "good" stick... hopefully it'll work.

Any more thoughts?
Well take out the battery and wait like 10 minutes and see if that works. If not Overnight. Also download and run Memtest to test your ram modules to make sure that one of them is actually bad.
    
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