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Windows 7: Hardware malfunction BSOD

01 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

That makes it sound like a software problem. However, booting from a Live CD also eliminates hard drive. The OS is loaded into RAM from the CD.

Safe Mode makes it sound like a hard drive issue, as does the fact that the problem started in slowly, and got worse.

Try testing your hard drive again. What program did you use? See here: HD Diagnostic

Also, check for bad sectors on your C drive. Open an elevated command prompt and enter chkdsk /r. Reboot, and let the scan complete.

When it's done, go to Start>eventvwr.msc>Windows Logs>Application Logs. Sort the list by Source, and paste the results found in Wininit to your next post.

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02 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I had tested it with Spinrite level 4. I am now trying the Hitachi diagnostic from the Ultimate Boot CD while I download the the ones from the link you provided.
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03 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just wanted to give you guys an update. Ubuntu started to lock up and not install while I was switching things around to test the hard drive. Now I can only get a successful POST about half the time. I took things apart and found some pregnant caps. So I guess I am out to get a new MOBO after all. Maybe later I will try to replace the caps and see if i can get it working again.

Found a refurbed Striker II Formula that looks good.

Thanks for all the help!!
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04 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for the update!

Good work detecting those "pregnant" capacitors. Hope the new one does the trick!
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