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EMERGENCY HELP- Vista not booting (BSOD)

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I need help fast so in short heres what happened: I got my geforce 7300gs card back from an RMA and when I put it in and I tried to load, I got a quick flash of a BSOD followed by an instant restart. I took the card out- same problem. I can't catch the message though so I cannot look up the error.

So far I tried 2 things:
1. RAM test- all good
2. startup repair from the VISTA CD- what it said was that it could not automatically repair it and the problem may be caused by a bad driver.

I really need help guys.
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post #2 of 11
BSOD followed by a restart shouldn't be a driver issue, try to check for loose cables (power/HDD maybe you loosened one) or possible ground.
post #3 of 11
did you try safe mode? or is the BSOD before windows even begins to load?
post #4 of 11
did you try to boot into safe mode? When the computer is starting up, just keep hitting F8 until the additional menu comes up for selecting normal or safe mode and see if it boots up there..
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Did you try safe mode

EDIT: Too slow
    
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BSOD followed by a restart shouldn't be a driver issue, try to check for loose cables (power/HDD maybe you loosened one) or possible ground.
Everything seems fine to me .
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Quote:
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Did you try safe mode

EDIT: Too slow
Yup, same problem.
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Right before Vista starts loading, the BSOD comes up.
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I got the error from the startup repair- do you think that might help?
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post #10 of 11
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Ok I'm sure you guys can at least help me do this. I created a new partition and am right now installed Vista again on that. Will I be able to boot from this partition and then possibly fix my primary problem?
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