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Newly built computer problem

by jeh815 / December 23, 2008 11:59 PM PST

I just built this new computer:

stock minitower and 450W PS
XFX 630i w/GeForce 7150 mb
Intel Pentium D940 3.2 Ghz CPU
Masscool 8W553 cpu fan
Hitachi 500Gb HD
GeForce 8500GT PCIe video card
20x DVD/RW drive
2MB Corsair PC6400 memory

I loaded XP pro SP3, and everything was fine for maybe 2 hours. I ran the set up disks for the mb and video drivers that came with the products. I was loading WOW, and setting up Ventrilo when I got the blue screen with the white text, and it crashed. I rebooted, and I got the screen which says 'You have a problem...do you want to open in safe mode, previous configuration or start nomally?'

When I chose safe mode, I see all the drivers load, but it just hangs and won't start. When I chose Normal, it goes black and hangs or reboots. Previous configuration, same thing ... it hangs or reboots. Last night after this happened, there were a couple occasions when Windows would load and I'd get the GUI, but this would only last for maybe 10 mins before it would crash.

I did try to reload XP Pro. The disk would boot, and the drivers would load, but then it would say 'Starting Windows' and it would just hang there.

Is this a Power supply problem, or a BIOS problem or even a harddrive problem? Those are the leading culprits in my mind.

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Something about that message.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 12:14 AM PST
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malware
by jeh815 / December 24, 2008 12:20 AM PST

Sorry... I was paraphrasing the message.. it is not malware.

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So if I paraphrase the answer...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 12:21 AM PST
In reply to: malware

I'll be told to not do that?

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OK
by jeh815 / December 24, 2008 12:25 AM PST

It's the typical safe mode bootup screen... I thought a paraphrase would suffice... I did say I was sorry.

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Malware is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 2:43 AM PST
In reply to: OK

Using almost the same words so when someone tells the forum they get a certain message and it doesn't match then we know to suspect malware. Sorry about that but let's see what others pile in for ideas.
Bob

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