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Old 01-08-2008, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Two days ago my wireless usb stick stopprd working so i returned it and now this morning i turned on my pc and it got stuck in an endless cycle of rebooting, this has happened before so i knew it was the ram, after taking out one of the ram sticks the computer booted fine and i started transferring some files for use on my laptop. but while i was doing this i was searching for a file in the search function, as soon as i pushed search the hdd made the same sound a floppy drive makes and vista crashed. Now whenever i reboot my pc the whole thing just crashes as vista loads. Any one got any idea why this is happening or am i just incredibly unlucky? could it be a psu failure? how could i test this without destroying any more stuff.

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Old 01-08-2008, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So your HDD made a grinding noise? that usually means your HDD is dying. AS for the RAM, OCZ is crap. There's a reason it's so cheap. Get some Crucial or Patriot.
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yup a grinding noise, so you dont think it could be another hardware related error, ill try my old 80gb hdd and see if it will boot from that. meanwhile ill have to see about getting an rma on the ram and hdd.
what really annoys me is that i was selling the pc and had just found a buyer for it
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lol

It could be a fan somewhere in your PC, but if it's the HDD, its gonna fail soon.

If you need to get data off the HDD, put it in a ziploc bad and in the freezer for aobut 10 minutes, that might give ya enough time ti back everything up before it completely dies.
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ok it managed to boot, am now copying all my important files, ive lost 350gb of movies i had on there though, they were copying when it crashed and most of them are now corrupt thanks for your help hopefully after replacing the ram and hdd it will work fine
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ive lost 350gb of movies i had on there though,
Ouch , this is why i'm thinking of getting RAID 1 NAS.
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That sound is the head slapping on the top of the disk casing.

To eipeks: OCZ is good RAM, its not crap in any sense of the word.
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To eipeks: OCZ is good RAM, its not crap in any sense of the word.
meh. crap IMO. Not as stable as Crucial. Ballistix all the way!

We get alot of RMA and returns on OCZ in our store.
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yea ive allready rma'ed my ocz ram twice it keeps failing for no reason, im running it underclocked too... really annoying because it will take about 3 weeks before i get it back.
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I have a blend of G.Skill and OCZ RAM and they're both running fine =P.
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