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Yet another dead pc

By richard ·
This PC has been giving problems for about 6 months where it has for no reason has been going black screen.
The problem has been getting worse, so a member of staff fragmented and then it was decided to re-formated the system and re-install of SP2.
The Machine gets to the end of the re-installation and the system again goes black screen and hangs.
The installation never quite completes the installation.
The system is about 9 months old

The Bios did not require upgrading
the PC is spotless inside (so no dust problems)

The system consists of;
Motherboard Asus P5V-VM DH
Pentium D 2.66 GHz processor
the usual DVD /RW
a second graphics card doing nothing????
a SATA hard disc

The system has not been over clocked, it appears to be reading the HDD, Ram seems ok, PSU I feel is unlikely to be the problem
Anyone want to guess at this one?

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RAM.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Yet another dead pc

Sounds like RAM to me. I've had good luck wit the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool; Google it. It creates a boot disk and runs a memory diagnostic. Run it with only one stick installed, and repeat until you find the one with the problem. If none of them have a problem, then I'm full of crap again.

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Try an immediate restart

by mjd420nova In reply to Yet another dead pc

Restart and try to determine if the video card is still working . Diagnostics could find the fault or your call on the power supply but do you still get a cursor? Does a control-alt-del restart it from the keyboard? What size is the P/S.?

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