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Hi,
I got this new Western Digital Drive (in the sig rig). I installed Vista 64-bit, and installed the NVIDIA Forceware driver (175.19). Windows wanted me to install some updates, so I began the download process , and left. I came back an hour later, (this is where I make a huge mistake) I see that my computer looked off. ( I realize now that it was just standby.) I installed Vista with 2 gigs of RAM, and I decided that it was a good time to put the other 2 gigs back in. I have no idea why I thought my computer was off, but I did. Even if it was off, I still would have power running through it. Double Fail.

I pressed the power button and it said I had to reboot from the change of hardware... I did and now everytime I try to boot up Windows Vista, I will get a BSOD.

With still all the RAM installed, I tried booting up on my old hard drive and it worked flawlessy.

Help please!!
Edited by noob eater4726 - 7/5/08 at 5:28pm
post #2 of 10
have you tried with only 2 gigs in?
post #3 of 10
Sounds to me like the OS may have corrupted on the new drive. I would say to completely re-format the drive and try installing the OS again.
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have you tried with only 2 gigs in?
Echo.Could be the RAM went bad.
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post #5 of 10
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Well, I did try all the RAM with the other drive.

OK, ill be back in a few minutes, Im gonna try booting up with each stick of RAM seperately?

Hey, should I try each stick of ram with the old working hard drive, or the new hard drive?
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Well, I did try all the RAM with the other drive.

OK, ill be back in a few minutes, Im gonna try booting up with each stick of RAM seperately?

Hey, should I try each stick of ram with the old working hard drive, or the new hard drive?
the old working to some what verify that the ram works.
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the old working to some what verify that the ram works.
OK, brb.
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Alright, all 4 sticks of RAM booted sucessfully. I guess that makes the problem the hard drive.
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Alright, all 4 sticks of RAM booted sucessfully. I guess that makes the problem the hard drive.
try booting in safe mode. if that dont work do a repair install.
if safe mode works do a system restore.
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try booting in safe mode. if that dont work do a repair install.
if safe mode works do a system restore.
I already tried booting in safe mode and it failed too. ok, ill do a repair.

Thanks alot man!
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