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Windows 7: Total Windows crash, not sure whats going on

08 Aug 2015   #1
hatemf23

Windows 7 Professional, 64bit
 
 
Total Windows crash, not sure whats going on

I was sitting at my PC when very suddenly the screen went all distorted, when I restarted it looked something like this (attached file). I tried to repair but installation DVD wouldn't even see the windows installation, so I reinstalled, it was painfully slow and got some failed to install messages along the way and finally it became distorted again. This is most likely hardware failing but which hardware? hard drive? MB? graphics card? its a averagely old PC which I've been using alot so I'm not sure what is not working exactly.

Edit: my specs on here are correct if you are wondering about them.




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08 Aug 2015   #2
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

Test those hardware parts on other computer and see if it causes any issues on that. I don't think there's any other way to identify the problem.
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08 Aug 2015   #3
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

At first I thought it's only graphics card but since whole system is slow,well,hard disk or RAM might be also dying.

Or...
Power supply might be slowly dying so all other hardware will suffer.
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08 Aug 2015   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

My best guess would be the power supply going bad.
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08 Aug 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Trying to give guidance on a PC/Laptop or what ever is impossible unless we know what we are working with.

These two tutorial will help you fill out your My System Specs completely.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

By Kari:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
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09 Aug 2015   #6
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
At first I thought it's only graphics card but since whole system is slow,well,hard disk or RAM might be also dying.

Or...
Power supply might be slowly dying so all other hardware will suffer.
I agree with you. Power Supply should be tested first
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09 Aug 2015   #7
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

This is failing GPU, can you get a friends card and test it in your machine?
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