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SirJangly

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#1
So things were fine for a week or two. Now the comp just froze, and when I rebooted after the bios screen (asks if I want bios settings or start up device, and goes into windows without input), I get a white screen. So I turn the power off or on five times, and each time I get a black screen after the same point. So it's getting an image from the computer, but not what it should. I'm going crazy, what should I do?
 
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Go in BIOS and see if it detects your HDD and stuff corectly and if it boot from the proper device.
 

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Yes I've checked all that :(. I'm really close to getting what I can for my system and going with a laptop..
 
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can you boot from cd ?
 

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Why would you do that?
 
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Try "Loading Optimized Defaults" from BIOS - see if it helps. If not remove your VGA and try installing it again.
 

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have you tried safe mode? it seems like a driver or windows issue.. it doesn't seem that its a vga card issue since he can view the bios options on his screen with no problems, and i dont think its an hdd issue as he has no problem loading the bootloader, etc.

seems like driver corruption or similair.
 

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I agree with pancho, sounds like a corrupted video driver. Start windows in safe mode, then reinstall all of the motherboard and video card drivers.
 
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i have the same problem time to time, screen either goes faded blue, or black instead of teh log on screen(XP) and i ususally restart my pc it will do the same thing, but for some reason if i take out my 6 pin power connector to my GT and plug it back in that has solved theh problem for me whenever it does that. but yes try safe mode, if safe mode works then i would guess 2 things it could be.
1: corrupt drivers, need to re-install newest ones or just re-install the same ones.
2: your graphics card is dying and u need to downclock it. that was my problem, look to left at 88GT clocks.
 

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Thanks guys. This has happened before, previous to when I reinstalled Vista. The vid card is new and is left at stock clock with a generous fan speed, so I dunno :(. Anyone want to buy the system from me? lol :(
 

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I would try a new motherboard. Coincedentally I have a Asus 790fx for sale if you choose to go that direction. Perhaps give Intel a try?
 

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That's an option, but school is starting, and my parents are making me actually pay for it :-\. So I'm sure you guys can understand I must try to limit my purchases lol
 

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In that case, I would try to find a good inexpensive AM2+ motherboard.
 

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Is there such a thing? :p
 

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