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post #21 of 31
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RAM switch with my dad didn't work and resetting CMOS didn't work. Nor did any combination of things I have tried in the past 48 hours...I'm just going to scrap the system and sell the parts or something. It has some decent stuff in it. Thanks to all who helped though =)
    
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wait, you said it happens when you try installing? try this, do NOT overclock it when you install (default everything) and format the hard drive. I remember windows2000 hated installing on my system even with my venice overclocked to 2.2ghz and prime stable for 48 hours

I also got that error once when my system needed to be formatted
make sure you do a full formatting though.
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post #23 of 31
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nothing is overclocked on that system and I had already set everything to default values before install. I've changed my RAM with 5 other different combos of RAM and disconnected and reconnected mutliple peripherals and have the same BSOD or crash error. Thanks for your help but I think this is a lost cause.
    
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like i said, i don't think it's the ram at all. but have you tried a diffrent hard drive?
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post #25 of 31
Here's a wacky idea: How about changing your data cables (SATA, IDE)?

Maybe there's some data corruption going on because of defective cables.

It's a cheap thing to try right now.
    
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post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
Here's a wacky idea: How about changing your data cables (SATA, IDE)?

Maybe there's some data corruption going on because of defective cables.

It's a cheap thing to try right now.
Yeah sounds like some type of data corruption. R3TR3C, have you tried a different IDE/SATA channel ?
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post #27 of 31
Darn - I bet he's sold it by now.

MY two cents though.
SEVERAL things could have caused this.

I would opt to think its one the three core components.
Faulty RAM, Bad Graphics, or a dying mobo.

Before we start on the ram, do you have by any chance, and old generic PCI Graphics card? (provided your sys has PCI ) - that would be nice to use to eliminate your graphics card as a problem.

Memtest is extremely thorough - but that thoroughness isnt always in place by default.
Did you change any of its default settings?
I dont know the menu's offhand now, but you should look for something about the test range - and but it at "bios-all", and look for another option that says "test all memory" or something to that effect.
Those options are important.

Your CPU is fine - so long as your PC is still booting ok.
Question though - are you sure it was fine to begin with! (just because a PC boots, doesnt mean a CPU is golden)

You should also take the time to clean your RAM slots.
Brush them out with an old toothbrush, then do it again - with the toothbrush wet with rubbing alchohol. (make sure to let it dry)

Clean the contact of your RAm with an erasor. EVEN if.. they dont look dirty, give them a thorough rub.
Then clean the module with the alchohol toothbrush.

I would also suggest that you reset your bios before you begin your venture.

AND FORMAT YOUR HARDRIVE

good luck
do tell how it goes.
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post #28 of 31
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Haha no, I haven't sold it by now but I was definitely about to =). That IDE cable idea sounds like a good one so I will try that in the morning. As for Grim's suggestion, thats a whole lot of stuff to do and I'll probly keep all that as a last resort although I have a feeling it might be necessary. I'm gonna hit the sack for now but in the A.M. I'll be fresh for some more attempts. I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet! =)
    
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post #29 of 31
Let us know what happens.
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post #30 of 31
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Just attempted the IDE cable swap and still no success =(. Guess it's time to get out the trusty dusty toothbrush and erasers and scrub this fatty down =)
    
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