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Old 02-06-2007, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New comp problems

I built a new computer about a week ago, ASUS Commando Mobo and everything in my sig pretty much. It started having random reboots around day 3 with a windows serious system error that took me to a microsoft help page about RAM problems.

So I just thought i'd swap the RAM out with patriot and see if that helps. (Which I haven't done yet) So I turned the PC off for the night and when I woke up booted it up and it restarted right after the WinXP logo I boot it back up and got a windows cannot boot because crucial files are missing

C:/Windows/System/Config/System or something along that line and it tells me to try and repair them with the CD so kind of frustrated at this point I stick the CD into the drive boot up and when the CD finishes loading I get a blue screen error that says INITIALIZATION_SESSION3_FAILED and tells me that the windows xp installation has been halted because of hardware problems and after many retries on that I just gave up because I get the same thing.

Anyone know what's wrong? I don't think the RAM could cause that much of a problem

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Old 02-06-2007, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Update: Just tried the winXP CD again this time I got


STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x08FE1AE)

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Old 02-06-2007, 07:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the ram could be doa, try switching it then post again.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Alright bro, I'm ordering it off of newegg right now, Should get back by this weekend
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