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Windows 7: BSOD's and problems booting computer.

20 Sep 2011   #11
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi cherrydrop I'm consulting with another bsod team member on what we should do with your particular situation so please bear with me as we try to determine the next step we should take..


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20 Sep 2011   #12
cherrydrop

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thankyou for putting a lot of time and effort into this, it's much appreciated. Just a quick update on what's going on, since the last message i've had to do a System Restore via the Installation Disc as I was unable to even get into Safe Mode due to there being 'no physical memory at the location required for the Windows Boot Manager' shortly after that it told me the Boot Manager was missing. Since the restore these two error messages haven't popped up as of yet but unfortunately there still seems to be a problem booting properly.
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21 Sep 2011   #13
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

We need to get your booting problem under control first so lets try and correct those by following this guide: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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23 Sep 2011   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

After running startup repair as suggested by seth500.

Your temps during Prime95 are pretty high, they should be mid 40's for an AMD CPU.

Open your case and check if all the fans are turning, with computer running.

Have you cleaned the inside of you case lately?
Here is an article on cleaning your computer case.

If your HDD is a Seagate, then run Seagate SeaTools – Short Drive Self Test and Long Drive Self Test.

After the above, if the crashes are still happening, we'll need to look at the RAM in more detail.
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29 Dec 2011   #15
cherrydrop

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I apologise for the late reply, I've not had access to a computer for a long time now. For a while the computer completely refused to boot at all it would just beep, thankfully my parents have been kind enough to let me borrow their laptop to help find a solution. I was able to get the computer to boot after not trying for weeks without any trouble, it was only when I shut it down I couldn't get it back on again without the dreaded booting problems I had before.
I had cleaned it out not long ago although not so thoroughly as that link suggests, but from what I saw all the fans were running fine; I believe that the root of this booting problem could be BIOS or motherboard related as one of the times I attempted to boot recently I received this message:


Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.

BIOS ROM Checksum Error

Detecting IDE ATAPI devices...
Found CDROM , try to Boot from it...Fail

Detecting floppy drive A media...
Drive A error. System Halt


The screen just froze there and beeped like a heart monitor continuously. I don’t know that much about computers but it looks like it’s trying to boot from something that is missing or corrupt which could be the cause of all the freezing and restarting at boot up. Unfortunately it doesn’t let me enter the settings for the BIOS which I’m not sure why, it indicates which button to press to enter them on the HP Invent screen but it normally freezes or doesn’t acknowledge I even pressed it and continues to the next screen.
So now I’m not certain where to go from here, when searching about this problem via Google they suggest flashing the BIOS or removing the CMOS and letting it sit for a while, but I have no idea how to even attempt these things or if it would even be wise.

Another thing that I forgot to mention is that if I am lucky enough to get the computer to boot to desktop, the date and time has been reset and I find I have to set it to the correct time all over again, I'm not sure if that's of any use also.
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30 Dec 2011   #16
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Did you have a chance to run: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

BIOS ROM Checksum Error indicates the BIOS is corrupt.

Your first post said you were having a short beep and then a long beep, during bootup.
Beep codes common to HP and Compaq Desktop PCs
Quote:
1 short beep and 1 long beep: Memory problem
Continuous beeping without pause: Serious system related issue such as CPU overheating
What is the age of your computer?

Processor: AMD Athlon™ X2
Model: 5000+

Max Temps (C): 55-68'C

Summary:
Your BIOS is corrupt
CPU is overheating
Memory/RAM problems

These are serious issues, you need to check if the CPU cooler is loose, see if it turns, it should not move.
You should remove the CPU cooler and re-apply the thermal paste.

First remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes, re-install it and see if that helps the BIOS problem.
More than likely you will need to flash the BIOS, this can be a dangerous procedure, if it's not done correctly it can leave your computer un-bootable and may need a new motherboard to resolve it.
If you are flashing your BIOS and the CPU gets too hot and shuts down, it will possible 'brick' the motherboard, meaning it won't be usable.

RAM can be addressed after the two above issues are resolved.

You might want to consider taking it to a computer shop for these repairs.
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30 Dec 2011   #17
LoveHearts

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

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30 Dec 2011   #18
cherrydrop

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thankyou for the quick response, I was afraid the BIOS might have been corrupted somehow. I did attempt to do startup repair but it just kept freezing up so much I wasn't able to get to the screen even, thankyou very much for your help confirming these issues. I tried what you suggested and removed the CMOS, I let it sit for 30 mins but unfortunately it didn't make a difference. I'll take it to a repairer after the christmas season and explain what you've mentioned, I'll keep you updated on any news c:

It was made on the 22nd December 2007, I really can't afford a whole brand new computer though.
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31 Dec 2011   #19
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome.

The repairs needed are not easy to do, a good computer shop will be able to get it running for you.
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01 Mar 2012   #20
sleekburn

w7 pro 64
 
 
Cherrydrop's BSOD

I too have a HP Pavilion a6305.uk booting problem, I would be very interested to hear what the PC repair man came up with, if indeed your problem was solved.
regards
Carol
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