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Vista freezes just after startup

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the last week has been hell for me.

my acer aspire 5920 stopped booting last week. i tried to save my files, but failed. after a constant fight at every turn I got my disk perfectly clean, and installed windows vista home premium 32 bit. I thought I had came out victorious, but i was a fool to think so. because I have no system cd, and accidently (on purpose) deleted the factory restore partition, i had to use a downloaded disk. this apperently gave me the trouble of absolutely no drivers. after a strugle with intense slowness i managed to install my chipset drivers. i installed network drivers, and started downloading software.
here is a list of stuff i downloaded
  • msn
  • steam
  • firefox
  • opera
  • logon studio vista (not yet booted it)
victory? no :(

while i was browsing for some wallpapers on it happened. first opera displayed "not responding" so i switched to FF. also displayed "not responding" when I rightclicked the taskbar to start task manager, explorer froze up. when I rebooted the computer, the same stuff happened, I logged in, most of the software started, but then froze. I tried not booting any of this, opening every program i could as fast as possible. with adapter, without adapter, battery, no battery. nothing helpes.

I am starting to burn out here.

ow, one last thing, while typing this, my computer was still being frozen up, but it suddenly popped a bluescreen
errorcode 0x00008086

does anybody have any Idea?
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I wonder if this is a hardware problem with your system - the 8086 error isn't an easy one to troubleshoot.

Start with these free bootable diagnostics:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics: (read the details at the link) (read the details at the link)

If you're able, then try these tests:

Then, if the above tests pass, I'd try these free stress tests:
FurMark download site:
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit
Prime95 download site:
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want to run the "Small FFTs" test instead. (run all 3 if you find a problem and note how long it takes to error out with each)
- "Number of torture test threads to run" should equal the number of CPU's times 2 (if you're using hyperthreading).
The easiest way to figure this out is to go to Task Manager...Performance tab - and see the number of boxes under CPU Usage History
Then run the test for 6 to 24 hours - or until you get errors (whichever comes first).
This won't necessarily crash the system - but check the output in the test window for errors.
The Test selection box and the stress.txt file describes what components that the program stresses.
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