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Old 01-21-2015, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows keeps failing, dead ssd?

One day, windows crashed, and I could not load back into it and my screen looked like what you see. Then i reformatted my ssd, and reinstalled. Everything seemed good, but then it happened again.

By the look of it, you would almost think it was a gpu failure, but how could that also break windows? Unless it is because the pc can't boot up windows without a working gpu due to lack of onboard graphics?
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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One day, windows crashed, and I could not load back into it and my screen looked like what you see. Then i reformatted my ssd, and reinstalled. Everything seemed good, but then it happened again.

By the look of it, you would almost think it was a gpu failure, but how could that also break windows? Unless it is because the pc can't boot up windows without a working gpu due to lack of onboard graphics?
Have you tried booting into safe mode, What is making you think it is the GPU is it a recent purchase (try using a spare GPU if you have one)?

What part does it crash when booting into windows, do you see the welcome sreen or the windows boot screen?
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Windows keeps failing, dead ssd?

That's going to be CPU or GPU. I had a bad CPU that put pink lines on my screen before, and bad VRAM on the GPU can also do that easily. As well as a few other things. Last on the list being SSD.
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My vote is for GPU as well, especially if it's doing that while in BIOS.
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Have you tried booting into safe mode, What is making you think it is the GPU is it a recent purchase (try using a spare GPU if you have one)?

What part does it crash when booting into windows, do you see the welcome sreen or the windows boot screen?
Nothing is new. Don't have any other gpu's on hand. I believe I did try safe mode once and that didn't fix it. I can verify the rest for you tonight when I am back home and able to test this.

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My vote is for GPU as well, especially if it's doing that while in BIOS.
Would really hope it is the GPU over the CPU. God, if the CPU has gone bad, that would mean I need to do an entirely new build.

Gonna monkey with the ram as well.
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Swap the GPU out with something else you may have first.
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Could one bad gpu cause this? I know my second one was from bstock and sometimes causes me to blue screen in games if SLI is enabled. It's not in the primary slot though.
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Take one out and try. Easiest way to eliminate other parts would be to take both out and try a crappy GPU that works.
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Nothing is new. Don't have any other gpu's on hand. I believe I did try safe mode once and that didn't fix it. I can verify the rest for you tonight when I am back home and able to test this.



Would really hope it is the GPU over the CPU. God, if the CPU has gone bad, that would mean I need to do an entirely new build.

Gonna monkey with the ram as well.
Really? Why not just buy the same CPU and just swap them out? Unless I am not understanding correctly? That is if it is a CPU issue.
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Really? Why not just buy the same CPU and just swap them out? Unless I am not understanding correctly? That is if it is a CPU issue.
Was thinking the same...lol. Can get a used 920 for around $50 on Amazon.
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