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FordGT90Concept Dec 13, 2006, 11:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Strange PC Issues
I'm sticking to my hard drive consideration. 62 passes of memtest should have made the motherboard croak because it's using pretty much everything except the PATA/SATA controller and NICs (video, memory, cpu, busses). I was thinking motherboard too but memtest should have exposed a flaky motherboard/processor unintentionally.

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SuPeR Xp Dec 13, 2006, 11:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Strange PC Issues
I would have to agree with DublinGunner here. It is 100% hardware related.

First I would contact the place where you bought the PC from.
But the memory could be the problem. I would also say the power supply, because I had similar problems with my system, but that as much blue screens as you are getting.

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Dublin_Gunner Dec 13, 2006, 11:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The thing thats made me not think its the hdd anymore is the fact it booted fine when 1 stick of ram was removed.

I reckon its either

a) the stick of ram

b)the ram slot / motherboard

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FordGT90Concept Dec 13, 2006, 12:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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But what explains the problem going away after a few restarts? That sounds more like a power supply.

I'd stay away from that PC manufacturer. XD

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Dublin_Gunner Dec 13, 2006, 04:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Which was also one of my earlier guesses.

Its always really difficult to tell without the PC in front of you. With experience like ours, you can almost feel whats wrong with a PC, as there are lots of tell tale signs.

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Scott Wieland Dec 13, 2006, 06:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Okay, I left the PC off since this morning when I posted and just turned it on with the one stick of ram that seemed to be okay. It booted up fine with no errors at all.

I do have this stick in the slot that the bad memory was in, so I don't think that the slot is bad, as it seems to be working alright so far. I won't feel confident this is solved until tomorrow morning though.

What about the clicking noise that seems to be coming from the CD/DVD drive, is that bad? It doesn't seem to make the noise every time, but the problems I'm having still occurred when I removed the CD Drive so I don't think it's really an issue.

I'm just confused why the PC would work pretty much flawlessly after a few reboots if the memory is in fact bad.

Anyways, thanks so much again guys. I'll post again tomorrow to let ya'll know if it boots up alright. :)

FordGT90Concept Dec 13, 2006, 06:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Is there a CD or DVD in the drive at the time of making the clicks?

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Scott Wieland Dec 13, 2006, 06:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Maybe sometimes.. but it made the noise when I just booted up my comp, and there is no CD in the drive.

TamTheBam Dec 13, 2006, 07:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Strange PC Issues

I'm going with FordGT here. I'm sure it's a harddrive failure. Faulty. I've had something similar
before. If you know the vendor of your HDD get the diagnostic software from their website
and run the test from boot. That clicking you're on about sounds so familiar

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Scott Wieland Dec 13, 2006, 07:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Looks to be Western Digital. WD2500JS WD Cavier SE. I'll look around on their site for a diagnostic tool to test it.

Scott Wieland Dec 13, 2006, 09:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ran the HD diagnostic. No errors found.

Scott Wieland Dec 14, 2006, 12:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well, good news. :)

Computer booted up perfectly this morning with absolutely no problems. Looks like the one stick of memory was bad.

Thanks everyone for all the help, I really appreciate it.

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Dublin_Gunner Dec 14, 2006, 09:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Strange PC Issues
Excellent stuff. I hope you can still send it back for a replacement

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