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Windows 7: Constant shutdowns and restarts before log in

05 Dec 2010   #11
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Take out the sticks of RAM and test them individually in the first slot. Then test the HDD. If its still freezing I'd RMA the RAM. If that doesn't do it, RMA the motherboard.


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05 Dec 2010   #12
oldtimmy

window 7 64bit ultimate
 
 

ok im still noobish but i have only a 4gb ram stick and when i try to test it on its own without harddrive bios comes up saying "please insert media and boot" how do i test the hdd??? sorry for the late reply sunday football games
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05 Dec 2010   #13
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you only have one stick of RAM, leave it in place, connect the HDD and run the Drive Fitness Test. The HDD may also be a problem.
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05 Dec 2010   #14
oldtimmy

window 7 64bit ultimate
 
 

i tried with the hdd it cuases the test to freezes, well i been running the ram by its self and its not done yet no frezes so thats a good sign so far...but theirs crazy amount of errors.
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05 Dec 2010   #15
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldtimmy View Post
well i been running the ram by its self and its not done yet no frezes so thats a good sign so far...but theirs crazy amount of errors
If the RAM has errors its faulty. I'd plug in the HDD, and then run the DFT to make sure the HDD is fine. Then, RMA the RAM.
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06 Dec 2010   #16
oldtimmy

window 7 64bit ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldtimmy View Post
well i been running the ram by its self and its not done yet no frezes so thats a good sign so far...but theirs crazy amount of errors
If the RAM has errors its faulty. I'd plug in the HDD, and then run the DFT to make sure the HDD is fine. Then, RMA the RAM.
The HDD still has the window\system32\Drivers\atipcie.sys causing it to freeze and still need to get rid of that i guess i can hook it up to another computer???

But i to make sure i wouild i know if its just the RAM and not the mobo either??? but i appreciate all the help you been given thanks a lot
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06 Dec 2010   #17
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you need to delete that file, use an Ubuntu live cd to boot and delete it (if you can boot) otherwise, boot the fitness test like memtest and let it run. Your HDD may have bad sectors. I'd return the RAM. I don't think its the motherboard (yet).
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06 Dec 2010   #18
oldtimmy

window 7 64bit ultimate
 
 

so once i get the new ram and it still acts up then its the mobo?
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06 Dec 2010   #19
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or the HDD. So run the DFT boot disc. That will rule out the HDD.
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06 Dec 2010   #20
oldtimmy

window 7 64bit ultimate
 
 

HDD is fine, just the RAM as far as i know
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