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Windows 7: New PC showing Blocks and complete lockup (Pic included)

25 Feb 2012   #11
rtc0523

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

It was around 38-40 C.


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25 Feb 2012   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Could you list the complete specs of the system? Try remving all but 1 stick of ram and see if that helps. If not remove everything that is not required for the system to run. Try running it that way for a while. If the problem is resolved then, start adding the disconnected items back 1 at a time. Run the system for a while after each reinstall. You will be able to tell which component is causing the problems. Also, how long did you run memtest86? How did you install Windows and where did you get it? Are all of the parts new?
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26 Feb 2012   #13
rtc0523

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK
Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
HEC 6C11BB Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

I had to get the newest version Memtest and after it finishes 1 pass it stops. I couldn't find anything to change that setting to let it keep running anywhere. Win7 is just one I got with student discount. It's late now but tomorrow I will try taking out a stick of RAM and disconnecting the DVD drive. Its really the only thing hooked up that isn't needed. And if you have any tips on how to make memtest continually run I will put it through a longer test.
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26 Feb 2012   #14
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Memtest86+ sometimes will not run to completion if there is a lot of corrupted memory in the system. It also won't run to completion if the CPU, motherboard, PSU, or a memory module is bad.

To rule out corrupted memory, follow the steps to use hard reset to resolve hardware and software issues (works for all computers, not just HP Pavilions). See if you are then able to run Memtest86+
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26 Feb 2012   #15
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I told you the experts were here, You have one of the best now.
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26 Feb 2012   #16
rtc0523

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the help. I did the hard reset process and then ran memtest. It had 0 errors and the was about 40% done for its completion bar and then this happened.



Not sure what to make of that. I don't know if thats ram but Im going to pull a stick out and see what happens.
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26 Feb 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

While you are in the case, make sure all cards and modules are properly seated. Your PCIIDEX.SYS crash indicates that your hard drive may not be connected properly. It also indicates a hardware problem related to your PCI slots, so check your hard disk connections, PCI cards, graphics card, etc. and make sure they are firmly in place.

Make sure you practice safe ESD procudures during the process of checking, switching out, or removing components. For ESD Safety, follow these steps:
  1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
  2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
  3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
  4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working.
Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.
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26 Feb 2012   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I am curious if this is a chipset thing. I cannot run memtest86 either. I have about the last 4 or 5 releases and have tried each one. My computer runs just fine, but I have found a few monitoring programs that just do not give correct values or operate correctly. Excuse the camera being out of focus, I have a cheap camera and am not a photographer even with a good one. but after 6 passes of memtest86, this is what I got.

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26 Feb 2012   #19
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Could be a BIOS bug or BIOS settings. There are recommendations for updating the BIOS to see if the manufacturer knows about the problem. If it is already updated, then the problem will probably remain until the motherboard manufacturer finds out about it. There are a couple places I found this information:
!u7U! weird symbols but no apparent errors [Archives] - Canardpc.com
No memtest errors but still getting artifacts - Overclockers Forums


I should also mention that if the system is not performing as expected, the artifacts seen in Memtest86+ could still be due to a hardware problem.
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26 Feb 2012   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I have downloaded the version 4.2 that was referred to in that article from www.memtest.org. I'll give it a try and let you guys know. I have the next to the latest bios. The latest bios will not even boot with my Logitech G510 keyboard attached. Tech Support gave be a beta bios to try ad it was worse. I went back to what I had. I'll have to run it for a pretty good while, so it may be tomorrow.
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