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Windows 7: Computer crashes and fails to start up at "Starting Windows" screen...

11 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Computer crashes and fails to start up at "Starting Windows" screen...

So my computer was left on over night and I wake up and turn on the monitor and the computer was frozen. I re-started it everything is fine. I go on facebook check my email, then it just restarts on me without warning. It gets stuck at the starting windows screen for about 3-5mins then blue screens with a whole screen full of words that shows for about a half a millisecond (I can't read it, but i saw the word memory on there once). After the blue screen, it restarts itself and will do this endless amount of times.

I can't acess safe mode(I don't believe), and i have tried using my 8gig ram, then 6, then 4, then two and then none. If I use none the computer wont start up at all. I can enter BIOS if thats helpful. Please help if you can.

Thanks for your time in advance,

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12 Sep 2011   #2

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I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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12 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

Why'd you start by pulling RAM? If you suspect that (and you've maybe scrambled your DIMMs anyway by pulling/reinserting them) I would start by booting to a Memtest86+ disc first and making sure you can get multiple, clean passes out of that.

You need to read above "Attention, before posting" the BSOD instructions.

You want to try to get into Safe mode and turn-off the "Automatically restart" in System control panel, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery dialog.
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