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  Blue Screen... Crash! 
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Justin McBride Nov 05, 2005, 11:15pm EST Report Abuse
This is the story.... I was playing Counter-Strike when all of the sudden a blue screen flashes for a split second and then my comp. restarts... After the restart, it does the same thing (aka flash of blue error screen and then restart) when on the Windows loading screen. So, it does that a whole bunch. I open the case and make sure everythings plugged in good... all is good.. Boot up and run in safe mode, and yet again, same result. So, I try to reinstall windows. I make a partition after deleting the old one and the setup freezes at 0%. I'm running Winows XP Pro. on an AMD 64 3000+, the comp. is only 2 old. Please help.

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Surpher805 Nov 05, 2005, 11:53pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Blue Screen... Crash!
first off this is a hardware issue not a Windows issue.
depending on what the blue screen error was will depend what the problem actually is.
here are a few things to try to get windows to install.

1. delete all partions, install 2 partitions on the same drive as you are going to put Windows.
when proped what "drive" you want to install onto pick the second partiton you created.

2. Unplug all cables inside the computer and reconnect them.
(you don't have to unplug them all to plug them back in)

If you can get windows install now....

got to system properties, click on the "Advanced" tab, then click on "Settings" in the startup and recovery section, then uncheck the box under "system failure" that says "system restart"

If you still can't get the system to boot here are a few other things you can try.

1. remove the RAM and swap it around if you have more than one chip, at least try the single chip in a different slot.

2. use can of compressed air (held upright at all times) to clean all dust from inside case, removing components as nessesary.

3. make sure you have enough power getting to your componants from your power supply. (12V+ rail should be rated to put out a 18A or more for your system config.)

If none of this helps reply back and I'll see if I can come up with more.

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josh scott Dec 14, 2006, 08:17pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Blue Screen... Crash!
I'm also having a similar problem. It is also when I am playing computer games. My screen turns solid blue (no error message) and then proceeds to reboot itself. It seems as if after the reboot my system is running very slow. I usually can continue to use my computer until i decide to play a game again, or play a video from the windows media player. That is when my computer screen turns blue and my laptop crashes again.

I"m not sure if this is the same problem as you were having, but i'm also curious to see what's going on.

Nicholas Fraser Dec 19, 2006, 09:06pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Blue Screen... Crash!
Could be a graphic card problem or even a codec problem.

If you have a spare HDD you could try installing windows and the game that was causing you some trouble and see if you encounter the same thing.



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