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Hey guys,
I built a computer for my cousin a month ago, and he called me the other night telling me the OS wont load,
It goes to the loading screen than continuously crashes,
When i try safe mod it hangs at
crcdisk.sys
any help would be much appreciated
NOTE*: I brought his pc hom with me so its with me now
thanks

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Intel Pentium D 820
2x1GB Crucial 667ram
80G HDD
250W PSU
Onboard GPU

btw: not sure if this could be affecting it, but his psu only has a 20pin, and hte mobo needs 24....
    
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Have you tried booting from the DVD and repairing the install? That would be my first step.
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Have you tried booting from the DVD and repairing the install? That would be my first step.
I tried, but it wont even boot from the DVD, it just hangs with the flashing cursor.
    
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do u have enough voltage for ur overclock, cuz that might cause instablility if ur voltage is to low to ur cpu.
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Maybe the psu took a dump. What brand is it? How many amps on the 12v rail?
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do u have enough voltage for ur overclock, cuz that might cause instablility if ur voltage is to low to ur cpu.
This thing is running at stock,
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hmm idk then, kennymester might be on to something though, wat type of psu do u have.
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Maybe the psu took a dump. What brand is it? How many amps on the 12v rail?
Its really old,
Could that affect the OS crashing though?
Should i try putting in my backup 550W ?
    
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post #9 of 23
Swap the PSU, if it's not supplying enough juice it could just be knocking the CPU or RAM over.
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post #10 of 23
It is the PSU, he needs 24-pin.
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