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My computer has went nuts on me. Never had a problem with it for 3.5 years until yesterday. This is a long story because a lot has happened so I hope you will be patient with me and read it all. lol

Out of the blue yesterday my tower made a high screech sound then froze. I restarted it, backed up all my files because i had a feeling something terrible was going to happen. Sure enough, a few hours later I got a blue screen. I tried several times to get back on and sometimes i would be able to stay on long enough to start a virus scan but most of the time, it would blue screen in the middle. I attempted to do a few system restores but they would not work. I went to bed after a few hours annoyed and exhausted.

This morning starting at 7am, decided to do a windows repair. I got halfway through it and it froze at 34 minutes remaining, rebooted and re-attempted several times but same thing kept happening. I searched google for help and found a solution, i had to go to the command prompt and delete some inf files that were causing the repair to freeze. I did that with no problem and restarted. Thats when all hell broke loose. My computer no longer would make the post beep and windows repair would just restart right after "windows is resuming your repair" or something like that, dont remember the exact words. It would restart over and over in a infinite loop. I tried to boot from cd to maybe format the computer completely but nothing, still did the same thing, also tried to boot with the ultimate windows boot disc, nothing, it would just keep going to loading windows, then windows will continue your repair and then boom restart.

No idea what to do at this point, ive opened the case, cleaned it all out, made sure all connections are good, popped out both memory sticks and put them back in. Nothing works. Can someone please help?!!:sigh::sigh::sigh:
 

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Re: Computer went crazy, repair keeps restarting, no post beep

Have you tried running MemTest on the RAM?

This sounds to me like either a HDD fault, or a RAM fault, some where, some files are not being read correctly, either that or the CD you are using is corrupt/scratched.

Try making another XP disk, see if that works.. also did you try just using 1 stick of RAM rather than both of them at the same time?

Try going into your BIOS and resetting everything to the defaults. IF you don't know how to do this just ask :)
 

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Re: Computer went crazy, repair keeps restarting, no post beep

If you don't POST there is a serious hardware problem. Remove all drives (HDD, CD, Floppy etc) from motherboard. Remove all expansion cards except for video. Remove all but one stick of RAM. Leave side of case off and plug in and start the machine. Take note if all fans are spinning. If that fails, switch RAM stick. If you do not POST then it is either the Processor, or Motherboard has failed. If it posts, then shutdown and add one hardware deviceat a time and restart. When the computer fails, that is the Hardware piece that needs to be replaced.
 

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Re: Computer went crazy, repair keeps restarting, no post beep

Are you changing the boot order in the bios before you try and boot off the windows or ubcd? If you cant get into the bios to do this than you likely have a serious problem.
 

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Re: Computer went crazy, repair keeps restarting, no post beep

I left the computer off for like an hour and when I put it back on I got the beep. I finally got it to read the cd and was able to do a format. Everything seems to be working fine now. Very strange as I thought for sure it was a hardware problem. But if it were then even a format wouldnt help right? Do you think it was possibly a really bad virus? I am totally stumped about what could have caused this.
 

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Re: Computer went crazy, repair keeps restarting, no post beep

When as long as you got it sorted. Please mark this thread solved in the Thread Tools at the top.
 
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