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Old 09-05-2010, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I have 2 issues that are, I believe, related.
1) When booting the computer the bios stops and gives a never ending stream of short
beeps. I entered the Bios to aid my diagnostics and seeing no issues I exited without
changing any settings. Computer booted normally.

2) Once Windows had booted there was another issue. booting was taking forever and I
quickly found that any processes that started would replicate itself. The programs
would continue replication till the computer's memory overflowed and crashed the

I am leading toward the MB or attached sub system. but since I have never run into this issue before I figured I would ask here and see if I can learn from someone's experience with this issue.Any help is appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a memory error. Download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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I second the memory diagnostics, that is about the only thing that I can possibly think of that could cause that issue...
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I third it. There's something weird going on with your RAM most likely.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Finally beware this could be virus or trojan problems leading up to this point.
Make sure it is the ram thats causing problems, if so please replace it with something better.
Once you have done so, download microsoft security essentials if possible and give your pc a scan to make sure there are no problems.
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