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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:22 AM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:59 AM
Oh and i will attach a strange picture the PC showed. I really have no idea what it means T_T. And by the way today i think i noticed another strange msg on the post screen and it was something with "Your evaluation period have ended" or something like that. But come on what evaluation period when the PC is still on post msg and no OS was loaded? Share your opinions please i kinda wanna get to the bottom of this problem - strange and interesting. Thank you.
This sounds more like an issue with the OS (actually with the hard disk or the filesystem on it) than anything else.
This woud explain nicely why no errors are found through memtest86+ testing.
The POST is however BEFORE NTLDR (or anything OS related) comes into play.
You may want to use a Live CD (*any* Linux distro or Windows based PE would do) and test the PC "diskless" (yes, physically detaching the hard disk cable).
Also, you can use a grub4dos bootdisk so that you can easily "separate" the POST phase from the actual OS loading one.
Edited by jaclaz, 13 September 2012 - 07:59 AM.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:46 AM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:58 AM
And again you have three possibilities:
Well its Windows Xp Sp3. Well the NTLDR may be damaged(because of all those restarts) now idk. But the problem with the reboots was available even after a clean XP install. As i read in google it may be hard drive, the hdd cable, the CPU or the mobo. Its like this after i cleaned the PC and changed the bad capacitors and installed a fresh XP the problem with the reboots was still there. When i first start(cold start) the PC it reboot itself few times before its able to successfully load the OS.
- "main" Hardware (motherboard CPU, etc.) that however tests OK with memtest+
- "specific" Hardware (hard disk controller, hard disk drive, hard disk cables)
- Software (filesystem, actual files corrupted, botched install)
The suggested troubleshooting way (that you partially already took using memtest+) is to test the motherboard with ANOTHER OS loaded form ANOTHER MEDIA (CD/DVD or USB).
If you insist on keeping the three listed items "together" you will never be able to find out which is which is not by sheer luck .
Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:36 AM
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