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# 256007 10-Sep-2019 12:35
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My previously reliable desktop PC is now refusing to fully operate. It starts to load the OS and then crashes.

 

This happens with the Win10 on the HDD. It gets to show the windows symbol in the middle of the screen and the dots do about 3 revolutions and then stop.....

 

I have two DVD with versions of Linux Mint and these do a similar start and then stop.

 

I have put the memory through a test and it appears OK.

 

Any other suggestions?


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  # 2314272 10-Sep-2019 13:22
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HDD issue? You could try a repair with an Windows 10 installation disc?

 

Is there much on the HDD that can't be salvaged if you have to do a reinstallation? 

 

Perhaps try and remove the HDD and access via another PC (USB enclosure or SATA dock) to remove all the files you can.

 

You could also try to do a disk scan with HDD manufacturer utilities to review disk errors, I'm not sure if this can be done via USB.


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  # 2314280 10-Sep-2019 13:28
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Remove everything from the PC you can, use all integrated stuff, and see what happens with the Linux DVD..... if works, add something back in, try again...if stops, probably found the faulty part.

 

 





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  # 2314300 10-Sep-2019 14:18
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xpd:

 

Remove everything from the PC you can, use all integrated stuff, and see what happens with the Linux DVD..... if works, add something back in, try again...if stops, probably found the faulty part.

 

 

 

 

Thanks but I don't think the HDD is the problem. I can't load from Linux DVD either

 

 

 

OOPS --meant to quote "Hatch"




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  # 2314304 10-Sep-2019 14:24
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Clima:

 

xpd:

 

Remove everything from the PC you can, use all integrated stuff, and see what happens with the Linux DVD..... if works, add something back in, try again...if stops, probably found the faulty part.

 

 

 

 

Thanks but I don't think the HDD is the problem. I can't load from Linux DVD either

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks. I have only got a display card plugged in - GTS 450. The motherboard GA-55A-UD3 does not appear to have an integrated  display.

 

Powering up/down a few times I get a "Preparing Automatic Repair" screen but it crashes soon after.


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2314319 10-Sep-2019 14:40
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Try 1 RAM stick at a time/slot.




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  # 2314321 10-Sep-2019 14:52
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Same problem with either memory card.

 

 


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  # 2314361 10-Sep-2019 16:33
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Are all fans spinning OK? Could work long enough for a CPU/GPU to heat to its' shutdown temperature.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2314368 10-Sep-2019 16:42
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Clima:

 

Thanks but I don't think the HDD is the problem. I can't load from Linux DVD either

 

 

 

OOPS --meant to quote "Hatch"

 

 

Sorry I didn't read that the linux install wouldn't work. 




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  # 2314423 10-Sep-2019 17:49
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elpenguino:

 

Are all fans spinning OK? Could work long enough for a CPU/GPU to heat to its' shutdown temperature.

 

 

CPU/GPU fans seems OK. System crashes at same point from cold or after successive starts


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  # 2314433 10-Sep-2019 18:33
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If you cant even get live disks to boot then your motherboard or cpu is failing.

Given how old it is now (socket 1156, i7 880 era) I wouldn’t be surprised at it’s current state. If you can get into bios then fiddling around with voltage might get it to boot, motherboard might not be providing enough power as it used to or cpu requires more volts to maintain stock clocks.

You then should check memory once you can boot to usb and run memtest. Following that, your windows install etc.



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  # 2314517 10-Sep-2019 20:24
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SpartanVXL: If you cant even get live disks to boot then your motherboard or cpu is failing.

Given how old it is now (socket 1156, i7 880 era) I wouldn’t be surprised at it’s current state. If you can get into bios then fiddling around with voltage might get it to boot, motherboard might not be providing enough power as it used to or cpu requires more volts to maintain stock clocks.

You then should check memory once you can boot to usb and run memtest. Following that, your windows install etc.

 

 

 

The Linux Cinnamon 19.2 disk has an optional menu which has a memory test which I ran without any problems. Another option is "Start in compatibility mode". Not sure what it is but I tried it. It lists actions as it progresses and stops every time on line :-

 

ACPI  PCI Interrupt Link. [LNKC] enabled at IRQ3

 

 


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  # 2314521 10-Sep-2019 20:34
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I think it's buggered mate. Chuck it out and buy a new one.


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  # 2314572 10-Sep-2019 21:24
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What does your BIOS say?

 

Any diags in the BIOS?

 

Edit: have you reset the BIOS to defaults?

 

 

 

 





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  # 2314579 10-Sep-2019 21:36
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another tip

 

 

 

cmos battery  ok and not dead etc ?


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  # 2314581 10-Sep-2019 21:43
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Can you disable the onboard SATA in BIOS and try booting from a USB drive or PXE?

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