+ 0 Votes Bad Memory or Motherboard steve.wilson 7 years ago I have just had a similar problem, if your system has two memory sticks take one out and reboot. Things should go okay. You can then replace the other stick once up and running. I tried this with both sticks thinking one was faulty but both (individually) booted the system. Although this worked I still had a similar problem after downloading updates and then rebooting. I even tried a new HDD and got the same problem. I ended up sending the whole package back. Initially they said it was a faulty processor, however it turned out to be a faulty motherboard. Hope this helps.