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PC freezes while booting windows OR CD HELP

i just dual booted vista and windows XP, the computer originally had windows XP but even that was a little messed up so i planed to restore to the factor setting. i did a full system recovery on XP and then installed VISTA on my other partition, when vista was all ready( it was working fine) i went to XP and i was installing internet explorer 7 and a blue screen appeared saying windows is shutting down to prevent the damage or some thing like that. so was restarted the computer after then i couldnt get on XP so i went to vista too see wat the problem was, i couldn't get into VISTA too it was just freezing at the Microsoft screen so i decided to recover XP and reinstall Vista but i couldnt do any of it because the computer just freezes after like 30 seconds.
does any one have any idea wat is going on on computer?? can some one help me

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Sounds like a hardware issue.

In reply to: PC freezes while booting windows OR CD HELP

Like heat or failing parts. The reload of the OS is typical when people have a failing PC.

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is there anything i can do??

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is there any thing i can do??

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any particular hardware problem??

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So far, little.

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Your post is void of machine details so all I can write is generalities.

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what do u need??

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tell me wat do u need i will try to give u as much info/video as possible

it is Gateway GT5082 media center Pc
2gb ram
250 gb hdd
windows XP media center

wat else do u need??

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little more

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i totally forgot abt this
when i select the boot from cd option it would load the cd/dvd i could see some thing loading on the screen and the dvd drive would also make some noise (normal noise ) but then all of a sudden every thing stops
NO more Noise and the PC is frozen

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Try it with less ram.

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If 2 sticks, one. If there are USB devices plugged in (you didn't tell) then unplug them.

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Hdd or motherboard

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I tried it. It did not work too
what do u think is the problem in here the hdd or the motherboard??

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When I work this

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I reduce what is in the machine till it works as it should with just that many parts. I've skipped many PC repair tips since we knew nothing about the PC and its history.

If you have a spare hard disk you can pull yours, set that aside and try to install on the new drive. This is one of my methods to give me clues as to where the issue is.

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i do bot have a working 3.5 in hdd so what i tried to do is that i replaced the hdd with the other computers hdd and i tried to restore it and it worked completely fine, i can boot into windows and every thing works fine

so i am guessing it is a motherboard problem. can some one plz guide me to where the problem is. like is it the battery that died or the power supply

before this computer i had a computer which had a problem it kept on turning off(not shutting down but turning off) i could never figure out the problem so i bought this computer, now i have figured out that the problem was with the power supply, i replaced it and every thing works fine.

so getting back to the new computer, with in like 6 months the monitor that came with it had a problem it kept on turning off in like few sec . so i bought a new monitor and again in few months the same thing happing to it, so i went in and bought another new monitor and again in few months the same problem. i was really mad
my dad (he's a engineer+builder)said it was some kind of a power problem so i moved the new computer in my room and i also bought a new monitor, it worked fine for like 2 months and now this freezing problem

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(NT) So you have the cover off?

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yes i do

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right now yes the computer cover is off the computer but i do put it back when i not doing anything with the computer like night time

why? so u think it is a over heating issue??

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Not anymore.

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You could try a big fan pointed at the machine or refresh the CPU heatsink just to be sure. So far there is no smoking gun.

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