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Windows 7: Windows crashes on startup only when powering on system

22 Jul 2011   #61
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

I put my RAM into his computer and it still crashed. Only now it gave me a Memory management error.

I don't think my RAM was bad, either.

At my wit's end, here. Can't find out what's wrong, and the computer doesn't want to tell me. I'm about to just replace every single part in the goddamn thing.


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22 Jul 2011   #62
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Here's some pictures of inside the build. Maybe it'll help, I don't know.
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22 Jul 2011   #63
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

More pics, plus one of memtest. The only reason why I took a picture of it is because I don't know if it's supposed to say DDR1. The RAM is supposed to be DDR3.
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22 Jul 2011   #64
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Going to run a chkdsk, I'll let you know what happens if the computer doesn't fry.

Should I do a full scan, as in automatically fix errors and check system files for bad sectors, as well? Or should I just check the disks?
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22 Jul 2011   #65
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, I just used the software version inside of Windows and it said no problems were found with the disk and it's ready to use.
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23 Jul 2011   #66
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have just looked at your snips and on one the 4pin power lead marked in my snip appears to be the wrong way around The white arrow is pointing to the locking catch, I am almost certain this catch should be on the right side of the socket. If you feel the right side of the socket you should feel the locking lip that runs, I believe the whole length of the socket.

Attachment 166506

It is hard for me to see it because of the cable in the way the top cable on the right side is ground and should be black.to the left of it orange (+3v) under that yellow (+12v) and to the right of that red (+5v)


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If you could just check this
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23 Jul 2011   #67
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cancel my last I could see it clearer in another picture and it is correct
Do you have a separate power lead for each HDD? It would be better
I have read through the entire post again and would like to go back a bit would you mind disconnecting the optical drive again?
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23 Jul 2011   #68
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Actually I only do have one power cord for both HDDs. It's a single power lead that has two connectors on it. I could do two separate ones if that's recommended.

The next time I get a chance when his computer isn't being used (he's playing games on it right now), I'll d/c the optical drive a second time. I'm also very curious about that. I was able to fully log on and shut down without a crash while that optical wasn't connected, and I'm scratching my chin at this point. I will d/c it again, maybe tomorrow morning or afternoon when I'm alone with the machine.
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24 Jul 2011   #69
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MelancholyRose View Post
Actually I only do have one power cord for both HDDs. It's a single power lead that has two connectors on it. I could do two separate ones if that's recommended.
Yes it may make a difference
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MelancholyRose View Post
The next time I get a chance when his computer isn't being used (he's playing games on it right now), I'll d/c the optical drive a second time. I'm also very curious about that. I was able to fully log on and shut down without a crash while that optical wasn't connected, and I'm scratching my chin at this point. I will d/c it again, maybe tomorrow morning or afternoon when I'm alone with the machine.
Whenever it gives me more time to think as well lol
What hardware have you changed so far? we can maybe narrow it down that way as well.
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25 Jul 2011   #70
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry it took so long. We had an incredibly busy weekend.

So, I unplugged his optical drive a second time. I'm on his computer right now after powering it on without a single crash, and this is the second time without the optical drive plugged in that this has happened, and the only two times there was a clean boot in a very long time.

So it's the optical drive.

What does this mean about it? Is the power cord to it pinched or something? I know that it can't be SATA because I have SATA set to IDE for the optical drive, and I have the motherboard SATA plug still in the optical drive. I only removed the SATA power cable.

And what's more is that his system started up very quickly and smoothly and I'm not having a single problem while using the computer.
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