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Old 10-09-2009, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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here is my story. I've built my pc from scratch a year ago - P5W DH deluxe, core 2 duo 2.4 2g RAM, evga 8800. I recently purchased another pc (quad w/ 4g of RAM) for my office but since office closed down - I decided to take CPU and RAM from office pc to my home PC. I took out both CPU and RAM from both pcs then decided to to double check w/manual (just in time) and found out P5W wouldn't take quad without bios update so I put everything back as it was and I tried to run flash utility , but it would freeze on me all the time so I decided to just put new RAM in. Did that. Now I wanted to install vista to that machine. I boot from vista DVD (100% working installation dvd) and i get this : 2shared - download photo.jpg at the point when it should display menu.
It had XP installed from a year ago that worked ok until I did what I described above. Now approximately 1 out 5 time it loads windows , but after first click screen freezes. Mouse still moves and keyboard responds to num lock, but you can't click anything and have to reboot manually. 4 out of 5 times it runs everything normally including programs, games etc. I cleaned up video card connections, put original RAM back, but I still get the same issue.
Anyone has any idea what this screen and these freezes are all about?
Please help

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Old 10-10-2009, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Strange screen while installing vista

Could be that the cpu isn't making good contact...also, have you tried running Memtest at all?

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just ran memtest - found nothing. i don't know how to check if fan is close enough to CPU (if that's what you meant). im running speedfan- it shows 40-42 c idle and 50 on loaded , fan also stands there pretty firm. let me know if there is any other way to check that. thanks for your input
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