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Old 05-02-2005, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This problem occured after a sudden power failure.

I have a Celeron 1.3 GHz machine that runs Windows XP Professional.
After the power cut, when i log on it boots up and then the screen turns blue. How can i fix this problem?

Please i need your help..
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try running memtest, it will tell you if there is a memory problem (which to me it sounds like it is)
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reseat the memory
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How will I run the memory test?
How will i reset memory?
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By the way, the screen is all blue with no text or codes displayed...
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really, none at all, thats really strange
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so how will i run memory test or reset?
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actually, if you have no text at all and the screen is just blue, you probably have a failed video card. If you have a spare video card lying around, put it in and see if you get text.

Wouldn't hurt to try the same thing with the memory.

More than likely you have fried 1 of 2 things: Video card or Memory. They are both the most sensitive items to power fluxuations in the system.

Sorry to be the barer of bad news.
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http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.2.iso.zip

theres the link for the memtest bootable cd iso, download that and burn it to a cd and boot off it.
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How will I run the memory test?
How will i reset memory?
reseAt. Take out the memory, then plug it back in.
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