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  1. SkyKast

    Hard Drive/Booting Issue (Please Help)

    Thanks for all the tips! I did exactly as you recommended actually and tested each RAM stick individually and the first three had multiple errors, more than one hundred. The fourth actually passed the test. So I tried booting with just that one stick an just the C drive connected and it worked...
  2. SkyKast

    Hard Drive/Booting Issue (Please Help)

    OK so to test the hardware I started with a memtest since the most frequent BSOD was the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error. The test is 2.5 hours in on its first pass and is still running, but an absurd amount of errors have been found. Hundreds of thousands actually lol. Ill post a picture but its pretty...
  3. SkyKast

    Hard Drive/Booting Issue (Please Help)

    Thanks for the replies everyone So I had to take a few days away from troubleshooting but trying again today I was able to boot (with only the C drive connected) and login and get to my blank desktop. It actually worked for long enough that I was able to copy the BSOD minidump files onto a...
  4. SkyKast

    Hard Drive/Booting Issue (Please Help)

    Now it blue screens every time I try to boot no matter what. Seems to be going downhill. newest one is "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT"
  5. SkyKast

    Hard Drive/Booting Issue (Please Help)

    Ok so I booted with just the system drive which magically is the C drive again and that worked except none of my files were there, so i added the D drive back and it booted with all my files so i added the new HDD via SATA 3 (where my old backup drive was) in order to clone it and it booted...
  6. SkyKast

    Hard Drive/Booting Issue (Please Help)

    Sorry about the smileys, fixed. And I made a bold one line statement showing the drive letter changes, thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I realized I screwed up, definitely regretting not just doing it through USB. EDIT: This is why I couldnt use USB...
  7. SkyKast

    Hard Drive/Booting Issue (Please Help)

    Hey all, I'm not sure that this is even a very complex issue I just wanted to see if anyone has a quick solution that I am unaware of. I tried googling but the search terms I need to use are way too vague. My system specs in my profile are up to date so you can check that if needed for...
  8. SkyKast

    Restaurant (multichannel) Speaker System Questions

    Hey everyone, I have a friend who owns a medium sized Bistro and is currently remodeling and wants to install a new speaker system. I want to help him out and save him money but don't know a huge amount about big systems like this. I'll just list the nescessities of the project and then say...
  9. SkyKast

    Freezing on Starting Windows Screen when adding RAM

    Rtw - Cool good to know because it isn't on that list! So I'm currently running 6GB successfully and another, hopefully working, stick is on its way. Will update and post a picture of all 4 fancy flashing sticks once it's installed for nostalgia's sake. :) Thanks for all the advice guys!
  10. SkyKast

    Freezing on Starting Windows Screen when adding RAM

    I am adding more of the exact RAM that I have been running on this board for 6 years so I don;t think it could be an incompatibility issue right?
  11. SkyKast

    Freezing on Starting Windows Screen when adding RAM

    Ok so when I tried the new sticks independently before changing any BIOS settings, one stick would make it various distances into booting windows before it blue screened. Then I tried the other one and it booted up just fine. I can't believe I never tested them independently! :banghead: So it...
  12. SkyKast

    Freezing on Starting Windows Screen when adding RAM

    Caring - I don't remember what timing it displayed but will check when I get home. Very Interesting. So it's possible that by having it set to Auto in the BIOS has slowed down my RAM ever since I built the computer? It could have been working faster all the time? I wonder why Auto would fail...
  13. SkyKast

    Freezing on Starting Windows Screen when adding RAM

    Ferrum, Caring Thanks! I'll try these 2 recommendations when I get back to the computer later. I know everything is set to auto for the memory in the BIOS by default and I never felt comfortable playing around with it. Should I set the voltage/timing to what it says on the sticks? Because...
  14. SkyKast

    Freezing on Starting Windows Screen when adding RAM

    Thanks for your reply! Forgot to mention this in the OP but I did try that and the computer won't even post. It gets stuck at a black screen immediately when I put the new chips in the 1st channel slots.
  15. SkyKast

    Freezing on Starting Windows Screen when adding RAM

    Hello everyone, I have a question for ya. My system specs are up to date in my profile if you need to cross reference anything. I recently bought a set (2x2GB) that is totally identical to my current set when it comes to voltage, timing and model number. The only difference is the orientation...
  16. SkyKast

    Looking for Crucial Ballistix Red Tracer 4GB (2x2GB)

    Wish I saw this post before now! I searched amazon but came up empty handed for some reason. I bought a pair from eBay and they do not work. Definitely should have gone with the amazon ones. When I click on your link now I only see one stick posted. Long story short, I;m on the search again...
  17. SkyKast

    Looking for Crucial Ballistix Red Tracer 4GB (2x2GB)

    Nevermind, I just found a new listing for them on ebay!
  18. SkyKast

    Looking for Crucial Ballistix Red Tracer 4GB (2x2GB)

    Hey everyone, I am looking for a set of Crucial Ballistix Red Tracer 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 [BL25664AR80A] I have one set in my first Home built PC and would like to upgrade it to 2 sets. Please let me know if anyone knows where I could buy a set, I have searched everywhere...
  19. SkyKast

    Very Strange Problem with Laptop Keyboard/Power Button

    Once I get a chance to work on it again I will share my findings! Been a while Sol, nice to see you're still around :)
  20. SkyKast

    Very Strange Problem with Laptop Keyboard/Power Button

    Thanks for the replies, my next step is to try non conductive tape in certain spots before doing an entire teardown. Actually, this keyboard is held in by one screw on the bottom of the laptop (picture 1) and 5 screws under the bezel around the keyboard (picture 2+3) but does snap into place...
  21. SkyKast

    Very Strange Problem with Laptop Keyboard/Power Button

    Hey everyone, I am working on a friend's Dell Lattitude E5530 and the original complaint was that the power button didn't work. What I have found is that it wont turn on unless the keyboard is removed from it. Originally I thought it was the power button so I replaced that and when that didn't...
  22. SkyKast

    Graphic Artists United™ -- Graphics Request Thread!

    Sorry man, I'll get to it ASAP but I've got a lot going on right now.
  23. SkyKast

    Graphic Artists United™ -- Graphics Request Thread!

    you got it! I'm keeping this design for my own actually haha. give me a couple days and I'll have a new design for ya
  24. SkyKast

    Graphic Artists United™ -- Graphics Request Thread!

    tried that, the laptop screen only takes upo 100 of the 500 pixel width so i got creative haha it covers such a small portion of the sig...