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Q: Home built computer

So I've installed all of the components ( P4 2.8, 120GB, 1GB ram, DVD, DVD burner, Floppy, video card to be installed after OS ( XP ) installed, same with sound card ) made sure all the wires are connected to the right places ( about a dozen times already ) and now I have to push the power button to get it running and I AM FREAKING OUT.

I have never done this before and I DO NOT want to screw it up. It was easy putting it all together. But now I have to believe that the BIOS will detect all the hardware and the HD will get formatted and partitioned and the OS will install ..... and did I say i am FREAKING OUT?!!!!!!!!!

The manual for the SOYO Dragon motherboard is great. Makes it sound real easy. Pretty much let the BIOS set defaults and away you go...reboot and install your OS after formatting the HD. I need some reassurance or a resource or maybe just a pair of "nads".

Anyone want to point me in the right direction. Thanks, Ted

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Preferred Solution: Home built computer

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I just put together a new computer myself for the first time, and I can't get the thing to work now...

I set up the BIOS priority to boot from the CD drive, and installed windows that way, and then I used the disc that came with the motherboard (Gigabyte brand) to install the drivers, and it made the pc restart a couple times to install...and now it complains for the windows boot disc whenever i try to boot, and attempts to install windows again...

but then it thinks i don't have a hard drive connected!

So i went back into the BIOS and made the hard-drive higher priority to boot from...but it didn't fix the problem.

I'm in a real bind, because the disc that came with the motherboard is a system restore utility but apparently the partitions I used when I installed Windows are full.

A:Help With A Home-built Computer

Um...please disregard this post. I tried hitting escape to cancel the attempt to boot from CD, and I was able to select Windows Normal boot from a subsequent menu. I feel really silly!

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Hello,

My dad and I recently built a new computer for school to support massive 3d modeling, but something went fishy after the trip back to school. It blue screened, failed to start back to windows. I managed to system restore it back to a good configuration, haven't had any blue screen issues since then but while trying to install programs for school, It been fussy. I will get random errors about it not being able to find certain system files, I'm not sure if some of my drivers are not configured right or it its something external not set up right? I'm not sure if the HJT forms will help solve this?

also, The install for 3ds max 2010 has failed as well as corel painter 11

another edit - my windows updater can't update, i get the 8007370B error, and none of the fixes seem to work.. just something really off preventing it from being fixed?
-Error 0x8007000d windows standalone installer

A:New home built computer, somethings not right..

re-formating. Close this thread please.

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Hello,
I installed a new hard drive (Seagate 1TB Barracuda) on a 4 yr old Pentrium D 3.4GHZ Intel mobo. The system locks-up all the time with no warning. I've reinstalled Win 7 64bit several times after reformating but I still the same problem. Locks-up usually occur with no BSOD.

See 2 attachements.

Thanks for you help.

PS. Sometimes system will unfreeeze after a few minutes then freeze again. Also when replace the orginal HD with Win XP everything works fine.

Please help!

A:Home built computer win 7 locks-up

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Xlabguy


Hello,
I installed a new hard drive (Seagate 1TB Barracuda) on a 4 yr old Pentrium D 3.4GHZ Intel mobo. The system locks-up all the time with no warning. I've reinstalled Win 7 64bit several times after reformating but I still the same problem. Locks-up usually occur with no BSOD.

See 2 attachements.

Thanks for you help.

Please help!


PS. Sometimes system will unfreeeze after a few minutes then freeze again. Also when replace the orginal HD with Win XP everything works fine.

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I have built a built my own computer. Now I could list every part I used but I have replaced
every part(one at a time )The latest combination is as follows:

Motherboard: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2
Processor: AMD ATHLON64 X2 5200+ DUAL CORE
RAM: TWO 1G CORSAIR CM2X1024 6400C4 STICKS 800MHz
Power Supply: ROCKETFISH 550W [email protected] [email protected]
Hard Drive: WD CAVIAR BLUE 320GB PATA 7200rpm
DVD: LG SUPERMULTI DVD REWRITER X22
8.5 GB DVD+R DOUBLE LAYER 16X
8.5 GB DVD-R DOUBLE LAYER 12X

The problem is as follows, it won't down load any OS or any fix it cd's I keep getting
bsod 0x0000007B stop code.PLEASE SOMEONE HELP

A:home built computer will not load OS

and welcome to the Forum


See if this helps:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103

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I apologize for the wall of text in advance as I thought this would be the best way to solve my problem. I booted it up and everything went smoothly. I then proceeded to connect to my home network and enter in the correct network passcode. Then it says, "The key or passphrase is incorrect, Please try again". I tried 20 more times and nothing. I then tried to reset my router for 10 seconds and nothing changed. Then I decided to go to google to help me out and ended on my command prompt typing in stuff like, "ipconfig /all" which gives me the information about my network. I also tried to do "netsh winsock reset catalog", "netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log", and "netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log". Then i restarted and nothing changed. I had also noticed I did not have an IP address. I thought if I manually connected to the network by adding in its name and passcode, it would work. But all I got was, "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network." What should I do now to connect to the internet? My drivers are already updated for the network card. Any suggestions? All the other computers on the network are completely fine. I use comcast as my internet provider. I've been trying to find a solution literally all day. The computer's drivers are pretty much up to date except for "ethernet controller", "pci simple communications controller", "sm... Read more

A:New built computer won't connect to my home network.

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I just finished putting together my PC and for some reason the dam thing will not boot, at all. The only thing i get is the power supply and cpu fans come on for about .5 sec, then turn back off. Want does that mean. Everything was brand new straight from Fry's.

The problem was with the motherboard not properly grounded to the case something also to do with grounding the p4 part of the motherboard to the case.
 

A:Home built computer will not Boot to load an OS

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My computer specs are:

AMD 2400+ XP with an ARBIT motherboard
4gb master harddrive/ 160gb slave harddrive
512 ram
350Watt power supply
nVidia Geforce FX 5200 Asylum
Windows XP Professional

I've tried my best to make this machine work, I've passed through many hurdles except this one.

I can get windows xp to boot. It loads the desktop just fine. But sometimes half-way through the use of a program or right at the beginning of it, the program crashes.

It says that "(Insert program name) has encountered a problem and must close."

This does not happen for only one program it occurs in all kinds of programs. Like bitTorrent, Internet Exploer, Yahoo DSL, WinAmp, and etc.

Another problem is that there is a "page fault in nonpaged area" problem. Which ends up closing "Windows to prevent damage to your computer." That occasionally shuts down my computer and is apparently caused by my win32k.sys file, however fixing it is another matter.

I could use Any help out there. This is an SOS.

A:Nightmarish Trouble with a Home-Built Computer

Hi,

I just built my new machine. I'm using an
Intel D865PERL mobo
P4 2.4 800MHz chip
ATI Raedon 7000 video card (wanted to go cheap as possible)
Antec 350 watt supply
Windows XP

I hade a couple of those closing notices for certain programs but realized they were a result of something I was doing or a driver conflict. Indeed, the majority of program crashes are a result of some sort of driver or dll conflict

I suggest that you update all of your software and OS and hardware. This is important, especially if you just stepped up from Windows 98/ME.

Have you thought of wiping out your hD and reinstalling Windows/ it may help.

Aside from that, you could do a selective boot.

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Hi, I have nowhere else to turn as I am continuously getting blue screens. I will attach the minidump files from my folder, but first i'll give you my computer specs.

Asus M4N75TD mobo
Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) M/N TW3X4G1333C9A
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition
ECS Geforce GTX 275
WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD
Memorex CD/DVD Drive
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series Power Supply

Ok, now every time I get a blue screen, i research the stop code. Almost every time it has come up with "memory" issues. So, i checked my ram and of course, my computer detected problems. I then sent the ram back, but to no avail. New ram, still having blue screens.

Ok, so maybe it is my hard drive. Bought a brand new hard drive and stuck it in. Problem free... or so I thought. About 6 hours later, blue screens again.

My next attempt at solving this was my mobo. I figured maybe the DIMM slots were defective, so I sent that back and received a new one but 10 minutes after hooking it up, another blue screen. Still "memory" related. I can't figure out what could possibly be wrong.

Just got another blue screen while typing this, so I will also include that one in the minidump files. Please help, I have no further knowledge as to what could be wrong!

Edit: I forgot to mention I ran a ram check on my new ram (with my old mobo) and it still detected problems. What are the chances that I got bad ram 2 times in a row?

A:Nonstop BSOD on home built computer

Hi -

Please run - http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hiya,

I am getting a BSOD and windows no start. I can go to safe mode. Pls help I am not very computer savy.

I started getting BSOD today...(driver_irql_not_less_or_equal). I tried rolling back to a date it worked but no go. I tried every option on the F8 at start up screen. I added and removed all new programs. I allocated more memory in the system. I restarted ofcourse but no worky.

My system was made by a buddy who is computer savy but now out of the country (military). It is 2 yrs old, Win 7 64bit (I didnt get a disk so I dont know how/if copy is registered), 4 gb ram, twin intel core 2 duo cpu E8400 3.0 ghz.

The BSOD happen during a restart. I had previously loaded some software (peer guardian 2 and a tried to driver signature overriders) all software was removed and sucessful restarts accomplished before I got the BSOD. I had previously gotten a memory low notice but I dont understand it because I have a good amount of memory and I dont do much on the puter. Usually have Facebook, vuse and e-mail running???

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Billy

I tried to run the second report (system resources but it would not run; error copied below).


[IMG]res://wdc.dll/error.gif[/IMG] Error:

An error occured while attempting to generate the report.

The system cannot find the path specified.

A:BSOD home built system; somewhat computer illiterate, pls help

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bharford


Hiya,

I am getting a BSOD and windows no start. I can go to safe mode. Pls help I am not very computer savy.

I started getting BSOD today. I tried rolling back to a date it worked but no go. I tried every option on the F8 at start up screen. I added and removed all new programs. I allocated more memory in the system. I restarted ofcourse but no worky.

My system was made by a buddy who is computer savy but now out of the country (military). It is 2 yrs old, Win 7 64bit (I didnt get a disk so I dont know how/if copy is registered), 4 gb ram, twin intel core 2 duo cpu E8400 3.0 ghz.

The BSOD happen during a restart. I had previously loaded some software (peer guardian 2 and a tried to driver signature overriders) all software was removed and sucessful restarts accomplished before I got the BSOD. I had previously gotten a memory low notice but I dont understand it because I have a good amount of memory and I dont do much on the puter. Usually have Facebook, vuse and e-mail running???

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Billy

I tried to run the second report (system resources but it would not run; error copied below).


[IMG]res://wdc.dll/error.gif[/IMG] Error:

An error occured while attempting to generate the report.

The system cannot find the path specified.


Love to help but no DMP files included in upload, try this method


To enable us to a... Read more

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I just finished my first self-built system that includes a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. With no OS installed yet, I guess I have to borrow or buy a wired keyboard/mouse to get things started, correct?
 

A:New Home-Built Computer + Bluetooth Mouse & Keyboard = Frustration

Yes,bluetooth doesn't work without the drivers installed.
Always good to keep a wired set around for troubleshooting
purposes anyway.
 

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Long post alert: I felt it better to post as much data as I could now, instead of adding a bunch of posts later.

Hello! I've built a computer, but the Windows install is hitting a little snag. During the install process, the program doesn't identify my hard drive as a suitable place for installation.

I know there are a number of other threads on this topic, but each one seems to have its own solution (or solutions) to the issue, and it's a little overwhelming to decide where to start. If you can give me a link to another that tells me how to fix this, great!

Okay, so I guess I'll start with the equipment specs:

The motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155.

The CPU is an Intel Core i7-3770K.

The hard drive is an HGST HDS721050CLA362 with 500 GB of space.

OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64b SP1.

That's all the pertinent info, I think. If you need anything else, please feel free to ask.

As for the sequence of events:

1) PC is powered on (with Win7 disc in DVD drive).

2) "Windows is loading files..."

3) Install home screen. Selection of language, time, and keyboard method (clicks "next").

4) The "Install now" button (clicks).

5) "Setup is starting..."

6) Agree to license terms.

7) Upgrade or Custom (I select "Custom" as there is no Windows OS presently on the system.)

8) This is where I get the problem. On the "Where do you want to install Windows?" screen, I ge... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 on home-built computer: No drives were found.

Start by going here: SimpleTech Legacy Downloads | Index files

Download the CD image burn the .iso to a cd, using a .iso compatible burning software like ImgBurn.

Boot from the CD, and DFT to check for any bad sectors, or other errors.

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"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered and unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and the restart installation."

I have a home built computer using parts from Frys electronics. This is my second home built computer and is intended to be a game machine. I've managed to reach this point of the install. Windows 7 has been giving me trouble every step of the way, but this one has stumped me. This error message (above) appears right around the time I would expect to see my desktop. After loading as though everything is going fine, the error box shows up. I received a copy of windows 7 as an ISO file from a University of Washington faculty download, which I then mounted with daemon tools lite to find the setup1.box setup2.box and windows 7 exe file. After copying those files to my laptop's hard drive, running the exe, I then executed:
oscdimg.exe ?bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com ?u2 ?h -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\expandedSetup\ C:\Win7.iso
to create the bootable file, I finally got a bootable copy of windows 7 burned to disk with imgburn @ 1x speed (tried initially with 8x and decided to do everything by the book after it gave me troubles). I then used that to install on a fresh and totally empty hard drive. The computer returned numerous error messages, which I have forgotten. After troubleshooting each one (one solution included wiping the hard drive with my media computer (t... Read more

A:Home Built Computer, Fresh Install Failing due to "unexpected error"

Literally as I finished typing this, the problem was resolved by my dad (we'd been tag teaming the issue for two days now.) He read about an issue involving having over two gigabytes of ram installed while trying to install windows 7. He used the custom install, chose advanced options and reformatted as he installed with only two gigs of ram (a single stick in the #1 slot). As the computer finally worked he uttered a line I'll remember always: "buddy, we have a recycling bin"

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Music CD's respond correctly and sound appears excellent. Files show up in "Run" and in Windows Explorer.

However data CD's including software, games, movies etc. do not function at all. No response from Startup. Operate "run", no access to autorun or setup.exe. No files shown through drive selection (in this case Drive E:/) in My Computer or Windows Explorer.

Any assistance would be truly appreciated.

ronpa42

A:LG DVD-CD Rom on home built 2GB

Welcome to TSF....

Is the LG DVD-CD a brand new drive?

Have you tried the data disks on another computers drive?

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if anyone can make any suggestion it would be much appreciated... I am completely stuck!! If I use one one of MY IDE hard drives already formatted with windows XP the system works fine and loads windows XP as should.. I just have no experience with Sata and would really like to learn how to utilize these Sata Hard Drives I have lying around my house.

Hello I have no training whatsoever. I just learn by doing. I have an entire room of computers and computer accessories that i have been using to teach myself how to build customs PCs. I have had great success so far but I have an ASUS mother board, Seagate Sata Drive, and windows xp home, or xp professional MCE, giving me problems. I have been beating my head against it for 2 day now. It does not matter what I get running on this I have other hard drives and mother boards also if my problem lies somewhere in there. I even have other OS such as Ubuntu. I just want to get this computer up and running so I can give it to my sister.

this is the problem I am having.. I want to do a clean install of a Windows XP OS on a a computer I have built.. I'm not sure what all you need to know because I just kinda wing it when i do this stuff, and follow instructions I find online... It may be a problem with drivers... bios settings... SATA RAID BIOS settings (this is what is new to me)... or simply bad hardware.... List below here is what i know about the hardware.... there is No IDE hard drive. I do not have an... Read more

A:Need help with home built PC

Pick one operating system and get to know it thoroughly. You can branch out to others later. There is a great deal more good information on a Windows XP machine than any other, which enables you to do more research on what to do next.
You may not be aware that you need drivers to go with what the operating system can do. You will need the chipset, which is VIA, which you can download and install from ASUS if you have not already done so.
It is time to get a good used book on computers and on the opearting system.
There is simply way too much to know to get help on it from this site or any other. A used copy of Windows for Dummies, and Windows XP Inside Out might be a good place to start.
Until you master a few fundamentals of an operating system, chipset, drivers, audio and video graphics, you are apt to become frustrated.

The equipment and components you described is enough to get you going.
Good luck.
Let us know where you are in this process and someone here will try to help
 

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hi all. i just built a pc, asus p4c800 delux, dual 120 sata seagate hhd on raid 1 and 2, raid0. 1 gig ddr ram. trying to install xp home edition, i get as far as welcome to setup, there i get lock up and can not press enter. i set up bios hhd are functional, can anyone help? i do not want to buy o/s 98 than upgrade to xp. i already bouht full install xp with sp1. please help thanks . redsearay

A:xp install on home built pc

do you have FIRST BOOT DEVICE...CDROM in bios?

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Hi,

I am an expert Mac user, and I built a PC to have Windows and Linux. I built the computer, and I set up everything, but when I try to turn it on, a red light stays on the motherboard but the computer won't turn on. Not even the fans come on. All four of my fans are plugged into my 400W PSU. All of the fans are daisy-chained, as are most of the power plugs. I made sure I put thermal grease on the CPU. I never got the computer to start up, so there is nothing installed on it. The case I got (Enermax CS-5171) had all the power switch, ect. cords with it, and I plugged them into the motherboard. I was assuming I plugged them into the right place, as near the plug there was some printing showing where the plugs should go. I have a pic here:

Being a Mac user, i'm not sure what the problem here is. Here are the specs for my computer:

ABIT NFS-7 Motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Mobile w/ Scythe Kamakaze CPU fan
Mushkin PC-3200 512MB RAM
Hitachi 80GB SATA HD, 8MB Buffer
NEC 8x DVD+RW
Chaintech 7.1 channel PCI card (nothing is plugged into the card.)
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800pro AGP 8x card (4-pin power plug is plugged into the card.)

Here's a pic of everything. Hopefully someone will be able to make use of it

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Home-built PC troubleshooting

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When I try to boot this new pc, I get a series of short beeps. (They're beeping to fast to count, maybe about 10 or 11 times.) Then it resets itself and starts a continuous series of short beeps. I get nothing on the screen. I need help troubleshooting, can anyone help!

Thank you!

The parts list is:

Item :] 240614 -- Gigabyte GA-8iEXP i845E P4 (533MHz FSB) Skt478 DDR ATX MB [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 80640 -- Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor (Northwood) 2.26GHz 533Mhz [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 100697 -- Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X (6L080L4) 80GB Ultra ATA/133 HD [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 80386-K -- Kingston 512MB PC2100 266MHZ CL2.5 ECC Registered DDR DIMM [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 322417 -- Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack! Pro/650XP Golden Sample GeForce [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 211207 -- Microsoft Internet Keyboard & IntelliMouse Combo [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 171601 -- Toshiba 16x/48x SD-M1612 DVD w/Software [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 315260 -- Universal IDE CD-ROM Audio Cable [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 110402 -- Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5in Internal Floppy Disk Drive (Black) [Ship Qty :] 1
[Item :] 370002 -- Antec 80mm Fan, 3 Pin Cooling Fan [Ship Qty :]
 

A:new home built PC won't boot

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recantly i have built my self a computer from scratch, every things has gone perfectly to plan apart from one thing.

not often but every now and again it shuts itself down, reboots and tells me a serious error has occured, is it something to do with my hardwere, this is what i have been told and whaat can i do to fix this problem.

A:Problems with a home built.

Bad memory possibly? Hard to tell without more knowledge of your system and details about the error.

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After many recent problems with my old PIII 600mhz IBM that were not resolved by reloading Windows, I have decided to start somewhat from scratch. I have never done this before and am a little intimidated. Exactly what steps in what order they should be taken I am unsure about. Here is what I am getting:

Intel Celeron 2.0Ghz 400FSB SocN 478 Box W/Fan

Biostar U8668D Socket 478 Motherboard

Ultra 512MB PC2100 DDR 266MHz

Mercury Juliet ATX Case with 300 Watt Power Supply

My current system will be donating:
Futitsu 20gig OEM
WD 60gig
Generic 3.5 Floppy
Teac W54E CDR

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
 

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Hi, my existing PC is an old HP Pavilion that I want to performance boost with a new MB (ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0), a new CPU (Phenom II X4 965), memory (Kingston 8GB Hyper Blue), new DVD read/writer (LG Super Multi Blue), and new video card - GeForce 8400 GS (1MB ram), but use the old HD (WD Caviar 250GB Sata drive). The plan was to keep the programs and OS from the old HD.

When I set up the new MB and started it up, Windows is asking me to Re-validate the XP OS, and when I do with the Product Key, it says its not allowed.

A bit of background, the old HP Pavilion came with XP Media Edition on it. When my old Laptop died, I used the XP Professional OS disk from the dead laptop to 'upgrade' the HP to XP Professional. It did, and has been working fine for 7 or 8 years... getting updates from Microsoft and passing what ever "Real Microsoft Product" tests are part of the MS XP Updates come with.

now when I put the HD in the new homebrewed hardware ... no go! Is there a way to get around this? or do I need to go and buy a new HD and OS like Windows 7?

Appreciate any help or advice someone can give.

Thanks ...
BernieP2

A:Home built PC and Old HD wants XP Re-activated

If both of these computers were HPs then I can see where MS might have not recognized that there had been a switch of computers. But when you changed the motherboard that was caught.There are two versions of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer," and these versions are sold to computer system builders like Dell or Gateway. These versions have a few limitations like support and licensing. OEM versions are tied to the original computer the operating system is installed on, so you cannot install or use it on another machine. Retail versions of Windows XP are fully supported, and you can install it on any machine. You can detect an OEM version of Windows XP by viewing the packaging or the hologram on the installation CD.This now gets into a sticky situation, one of our forum rules is "No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures." Because of this I can't tell you what I probably would do myself.There is another potential problem involving your hdd.When you take a hdd with a Windows OS installed on it that you have been using on one computer and then install it in another computer which you are going to boot from the drive you are asking for major problems. The excerpt below is from a Intel article which describes in detail what happens. The article also mentions a reference to an article by Microsoft, it can be seen here .If a hard drive is moved... Read more

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I have been having BSOD for sometime and don't understand much about computers and how to remedy this situation
I'm attaching my system dump files.
I'm so new to all of this stuff, so if I make mistakes please be kind and help me the best you can
I don't know if I did this right or not, I sent and file up load with my dump files

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Can anyone tell me if what I have in my system specs is good for a home built PC before I actually purchase it? Or if there is anything that should be changed or upgraded? Thanks in advance!

A:Home Built PC advice

What is the asking price? You can upgrade any computer if one cares to.
What will you be using this computer for?
What operating system is installed?

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I purchased all new parts to put together here at home for a new PC. This is the first time I've put one together so I am hoping my problem is my own human error, and need some help finding it.

I've installed all hardware, how ever when I turn the power supply on, and try to turn on the computer nothing happens. There are no beeps, the fans don't kick on, or anything.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145198

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115131

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128428

Power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156241

Using a hard drive I already owned that is compat with this hardware.

Any help would be greatly appreciated with my problem here. Thank you for reading.
 

A:Home built PC not working.

Do you have the case's On button hooked up to the motherboard at the right place? Is the PSU plugged in on the motherboard? Have you looked into the most logical reason why it doesn't power-up?
 

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Been having a little trouble with my home-built Windows 7 x64 system. It was running fine for a couple weeks but started blue screening a week ago when I was adjusting Windows font sizes in the settings. Happened 3 times and every time I was tweaking Windows appearance in the settings.

Then it was fine and hadn't blue screened again until yesterday, not doing anything special, just web surfing. I've built several XP systems over the years without issue, so not sure what's going on.

I have 4gb Corsair Ram, I did run memtest for about 8 hours with no errors. I ran prime95 for a couple days after my build without issues.

Windows 7 X64
Original OS
All hardware is new, windows 7 installed on fresh drive a few weeks ago.
Files attached as instructed.

A:BSODs Win 7 x64 - home built

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!GreSelectFont+40 )

I strongly suspect it is related to your font change.

As a test, can you return your font settings to default?

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im getting this error once in a while,it will turn my monitor blue and give me this message.i dont know what it is.i have a home built pc that cost me a grand.it lasted almost a year b4 i started getting this message.
a problem has been dectected and windows has been shut down to prevent >>>>>>>CUT OUT ON ME
a clock interrupt was not recieved on a secondary processor withinin>>>>CUT OUT ON ME
if this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen restart your computer.if this screen appears again follow these steps
check to make sure any new hardwear or softwear is properly installed>>>>
if this is a new installation,ask a hardwear or softwear manufaturer for any windows updates u might need.
if the problem continue,disable or remove any newly installed hardwear or softwear.disable exos memorysuch as cachin or shadowing>>
if u need to use safe mode to remove or disable components,restart ypur computer,press F8 advanced startup options, and the select safe mode
technical information:
***stop:0x00000101 (0x0000000000000021,0x0000000000000000,0xffff rest cuts out on me
x0000000000000004
collecting data for crash dump...
initializing disk for crash dump...
beginning dump of physucal memory.
dumping physical memory to disk:100
contact your system admin or technical support for further>>>>>>CUT OUT ON ME

ANYHELP WOULD BE GREAT,THANKS ALOT.

hers my system specs

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A:error on home built pc

Switch your C drive SATA cable to another position on yur MOBO and see if still does the same thing.
 

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I just built a new rig a few days ago and the second day of using it up until now it's been randomly crashing out of nowhere and forcing me to completely shut off the power supply to get it to power down. There doesn't seem to be any trigger for the crashes seeing as how I've never been doing the same thing twice when it happens, and sometimes I'm not even doing anything but sitting here. When it freezes any audio playing goes silent, the mouse and keyboard become unresponsive(pressing caps lock or num lock doesn't cause the LED to light up) and if I press the reset button on the tower it shuts down then doesn't boot back up. The problem isn't overheating because as of now I've let it run with an open case and the temp. has never gone above 50 C if I'm not mistaken. As far as I know all my drivers are up to date. I have no idea what is causing this and it's driving me crazy.

SPECS:

BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

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A:Home Built Rig Randomly Crashing

My first guess would be that power supply.
Dual 12 volt rails with only 16 amps each.
It is probably getting overloaded.
Not a very good power supply.
Probably want to look into a 600watt antec,OZC or corsair
that is 80 plus certified,with a single 12 volt rail.
Never pays to use cheap power supplies.
Can seriously damage the computer.

Another thing to check is your memory.
Does it need a custom voltage set in the bios?
Can the CPU memory controller run at the memory's full speed and
does it need to be overclocked to run at full speed?

Also,having a motherboard standoff in the wrong position can
cause a short and make it freeze.

Some places to start.
 

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Intel DX38BT Motherboard - , Intel X38, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA, RAID, Intel Dual Core Processor, Corsair XMS3 2048MB Dual Channel PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB), nVidia GeForce 9600 GT 512 mb, goes to initializing when powered, then says there is a problem with your adapter...?
 

A:home built pc won't initialize bios

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I have aquired and installed all the parts for my first home built computer. I finished installing them today, and did all the wiring (following the manual for where the front panel wires go) and turned on my power supply, which lit up a small LED on my motherboard, but then when i push the button for it to boot up nothing happens! i should also add that when i turn the power supply on, the PS fans dont even spin, could it be that i have a bad power supply, and that its only giving off enough voltage to light that small LED and not enough to boot? does any one know if this is the problem or if its something else, if so whats is it? any and all replys will be appreciated thanks.

The specs of the PC i'm tryin to get up and running are -
Abit IS7-E
2x256mb Geil Golden Dragon
80gb Western Digital Cavier HD
500watt Aspire PS
Celeron 2.4
Cooler master Aero 4
 

A:My first home built- whats the problem?!

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My son's computer has a problem and I'm wondering if any one has an idea of where to look. His installation of WinXP home was booting to the login window, but I had no mouse or keyboard there. Decided to reinstall everything, but it would't boot a Killdisc floppy. It then booted a DBAN floppy, but eventually told me to put a different disc in, that there were problems, etc. I then put in the WinXP install home CD, which booted and proceeded to install all the drivers needed prior to beginning the install. The first time, (installing from the CD drive) it just booted me back to Windows after installing all that, and the second time (installing from the DVD drive, don't ask why I have both) it installed all those drivers and froze on "starting Windows". I'm thinking this is a motherboard problem, in which case I will just end up canabalizing the PC and saying adios. It's an old ASUS P4S533 MB, with a 2 gig Intel processor, 1500 MB ram. I suspect that the old installation of WinXP Home was corrupted, causing the mouse and keyboard malfunction at the boot screen. The keyboard appears to be working when navigating around install options. I never got far enough to use the mouse, but I think it's functional also. Has anyone seen this, and might it be something else? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Okay, I am trying to build a new machine and I am having massive problems...

Abit SG-80DC motherboard w/Intel Pentium D 840
2 DVD burners
1 hitachi 160MB SATA hard drive
ULTRA 400W power supply
ULTRA DDR400 PC3200 RAM (1 stick, 1 GB)

when I first set it up, I couldn't install windows XP from the CD. It would load all of the drivers, ask if I want to perform a new install or repair. I would choose install and it would reboot... but not always. Sometimes, it would get as far as the license agreement and asking me which hard drive partition I wanted to use before rebooting. So...inconsistent.

I have tried:
using 2 512MB DDR sticks from my old machine. Same result.

unhooking all unnecessary devices. Same result.

unhooking the new sata drive and hooking up my 2 old Parallel drives, which work fine in my old system. This time, I get a screen telling me that my configuration has changed and asking me how I want to boot... If I boot windows normally, I get the blue screen of death. Restart...same thing. If I boot in safe mode, I still get the blue screen of death. If I leave it on, it will repeatedly try to reboot and repeatedly give me the blue screen.

So, it seems like it is a hardware issue of some sort. Bad motherboard? Bad processor? bad power supply? I don't know. Do I need to try flashing the BIOS?

HELP!!!!

Thanks,
Andy.
 

A:problems with new home-built machine

Are you booting from the SATA drives?

My first suspicion is that you are. Often, different SATA ports use different controllers. This is especially true if you have them set up in a RAID.

PATA drives: same thing. It may just be a drive-config issue. Check out your user manual to see if this may be the source of your problem.
 

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I am struggling with my Vista home built. Specs are as follows:


MSI P-CD53
8 gigs of Corsair Ram
i5 Intel Processor
Vista 64b Home Ed
BFG GTS 250

No special programs or other hardware. No overclock etc.

I am getting constant errors and they all seem to be different. Please help.

BCCode: a
BCP1: FFFFFA80CEA607D0
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF80001EE765F
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Server information: 6d72f382-a1d5-473c-aed5-43b87654c1c4

Here is another one


BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050031
BCP3: 00000000000006F8
BCP4: FFFFF80001EAF443
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Server information: 84d48491-22f4-4f8a-bcdd-2d5668874d6a
 

A:Home built PC driving me bonkers

0x0000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP
One of three types of problems occurred in kernel-mode: (1) Hardware failures. (2) Software problems. (3) A bound trap (i.e., a condition that the kernel is not allowed to have or intercept). Hardware failures are the most common cause and, of these, memory hardware failures are the most common.

0xA errors are caused by either hardware or drivers attempting an IRQ level they shouldn't.

We need much more information from you like a) hardware specs including type of RAM installed, psu make and model plus wattage, etc., b) the software security your are running and c) are these crashes random or when you are doing something specifically.

I can only guess at this point but the symptoms remind one of corrupted memory but, again, it is only a guess.
 

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I just home-built a Vista system that appeared to be working well until I started receiving Bad Pool Caller crashes. I've attached the latest three mini-dumps. Could someone help me troublshoot this problem. How can I view the minidump files myself? Is there a minidump viewer available for download? Thanks very much!
 

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I have just installed a new MOBO with a new 2.4g Celeron and a new 512 mb stick of PC2700. I am using all my old hard drives and a CD-ROM and CD-RW, all with new cables. While booting, I get a blue message screen:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer (I did). If this screen appears again (it did), follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer (how? I can't get past this screen). Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drives controllers (I checked all the connections). Check you hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated (huh?). Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption (how?), then restart your computer.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0XF894C640, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000

I have never seen this screen before. Any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
 

A:new home built: blue screen on boot

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Hello!

For some time now, I have been having BSOD issues that have recently been occurring about once every hour and become unbearable. I have tried to do some research on the minidumps, but honestly, I have no idea what could be the root of the problem as I can't find a specific application or device that is guaranteed to trigger the problem... it happens when I wake my PC, surf the web, open applications, etc

I have run memtest (only once and without removing either stick or testing sockets - returned no errors), Chckdsk (no errors), fully updated Windows and tried to find correct drivers for all hardware (this is a home built pc), and per my novice research of the dmps, tried updating my Wifi card but the BSOD continue!

I used the tool the sticky in this forum suggested and have attached my results, and if anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated!!!

A:Constant BSOD on home built Windows 10 PC

Please remove / disable items from the startup in taskmanager
These programs could interfere with the boot process giving you trouble and increase the boot time.

Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

Uninstall Daemon ToolsDownload the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
Double click the executable to open itClick on the button shown below

If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window

In all the crashes Malwarebytes Web Access Control has been flagged.
Please reinstall Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes Uninstall Instruction & Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software

Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mwac.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mwac.sys

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I have already installed W10 on a machine built for W7 Home. It has an AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor 3.00 GHz with 5.00 GB RAM and onboard video. It seems that sometimes, when editing video or running Defender or MalwarBytes, the system slows down quite a bit. If I upgrade to 8 GB RAM, is it likely that I won't see much improvement because of the AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor 3.00 GHz possibly the problem? When I check Task Manager when these programs are running, my CPU usage is usually near 100%.

Operating System
Windows 10 Home (x64)

System Model
Hewlett-Packard p6653w
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Main Circuit Board
Board: FOXCONN 2AB1 1.00
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 6.02 07/21/2010

Processor
3.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X2 250
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Display
ATI Radeon HD 4200

Drives
999.63 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
804.68 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Memory Modules
4864 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 1024 MB (serial number 448F0E79)
Slot 'DIMM3' has 2048 MB (serial number E49E51E3)
Slot 'DIMM4' has 2048 MB (serial number E39E51E3)

Controllers
AMD SATA Controller

A:Will RAM Boost Performance with W10 On Machine Built for W7 Home?

Adding RAM will benefit performance if there is a shortage. Based on the information provided this is impossible to tell. A screenshot of Task manager, Performance tab, showing memory information would help. But it appears that the CPU is the real problem.

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Good Afternoon,

I recently built a computer using parts from Newegg and Best Buy. The computer runs pretty well although I routinely run into the BSOD, atleast 2 or 3 times upon startup, after which the BSOD rarely ever happens. I've had numerous different kinds of stop codes ranging from SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION, and MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.

Seeing as this is my first time building a PC and EVERY component is new, I am not sure where to start.

The computer was built on 07MAR13. Attached is my SF diag! Thank you so much for the help.

-Slick

A:Home Built Desktop with various Stop errors!

The symptom you've described and the dump files indicated various problems with various drivers lead me to believe you might have a bad stick of memory. Download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and burn it to a CD/USB then run the memory diagnostic test but before you run the test, open the case and make sure that all memory modules are seated firmly. Run the test for at least 3,4 passes.

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I am looking to perform a clean reinstall on a PC that I built 4 years ago.

Original OS was Windows Vista. I upgraded to Win 8 when it came out by digital download. Has also been upgraded to Win 8.1 in the last few months.

Performed clean install of Win 8 on new SSD drive (C) but kept Win Vista on original Drive now (D) so I could dual boot.

I have OEM Vista CD. I have no clue about any info from where I bought and downloaded Win 8(was when it was released and was a cheap upgrade). (Would Microsoft have information, is it needed?)
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I would like to to do a clean install of Win 8.1 on the SSD drive (C) and get rid of the dual boot of Vista (D). I have backed up everything but would like to leave my (E) hard drive as is with pictures/movies.
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How do I perform clean install of Win 8.1 on (C) while reformatting (D) and getting rid of Dual boot option plus associated files, but not touch (E).

Thank you in advance.

A:Windows 8.1 clean reinstall on home built PC ...

first you need to aquire your retail key - "Magic Jellybean" seems to find it..

download windows 8.1 media and the drivers for you pc from the oem(s) websites

boot to the setup disk - once you get the the disk partition screen -

remove every partition on your C and D drive

select the D drive and select New and format..

Then select C to install windows to and allow setup to create the partitions it needs on the unalocatted space of C

follow the prompts and then install your oem drivers

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Hi to all who read,

Today i built a pc with the contents of:

Asrock 1333Full HD Motherboard
ddr2 2gb ram pc5600
Intel Pentium Dual core 2.66ghz
Onboard Graphics
500w winpower power supply
pioneer dvd-rw
sony dvd-rw

Pc turns on and lights come on on pc.
light to tell ram works comes on onboard.
there is no hdd connected, this should not matter.

If you need any more info just ask.
really determined to get this going

Many Thanks
Joe
 

A:Home Built System Turns On But No Visuals

Hello Joe,
No video at all? Any beeps from the motherboard? Do you have a PCI or AGP video card to try
 

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So i am building a machine for a friend, its a pretty nice one

athlon 64 4000+
2x1gb sticks of Geil ddr2 800 4-4-4-12
ghetto HDD (its just his old one till he gets a replacement. its a maxtor fireball 3 lololol)
GeForce 8800gs 320mb, by eVGA
nf590 chipset mobo by XFX

anyways... got everything put together, checked the bios settings and set up the ram settings and such, booted and Windows (an old install) insta-crashed with a bsod, and restarted to a blank black screen, not even the little white dash pinging in the top left.

So... i decided to try formatting the drive and starting over. Everything went well with re-formatting the HDD, but on booting into windows setup the system would freeze or just restart to that blank screen again.

I thought it might be the HDD, so i pulled my 300g sata drive out of my own comp, with almost identical hardware save a 7900gs and an nf4 ultra mobo, and booted up, got up to the windows XP welcome screen and got the usual "hardware radically changed, you have 3 days to reactivate windows". I selected no to wanting to do it right now, (with the keyboard, i thought was interesting, though i was running a USB mouse which wouldnt work. it got power but no control of the pointer. was thinking cause the chipset hasnt been installed? o_O but it worked w/o chipset drivers when i have built other systems.) Anyways, once the windows welcome splash closed i had, the first time, about 10 seconds of normal boot before a 1minute shut... Read more

A:aack! help meh... home built system on the whack!

Hi John and welcome to TSF.

If you suspect the HDD, why not try testing it the other way round, i.e. slaving it in your own machine rather than putting your drive in the new machine?
You haven't mentioned what PSU you are using with this setup. You are going to need something pretty powerful.

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Hi there,

I'm having a problem where some component in my new homebuild seems to whine when I put it under load from GRID (that's where I first noticed it). It has quietened down now, but the noise still remains. I don't mind the noise so much, just what it might imply. When things on the screen change, the noise changes pitch. If things on the screen remain constant, the noise stays at the same pitch. This only happens when under load from games. I read somewhere that this could be the PSU squealing, either just PWM whine, or the caps going, but a.) this is a brand new homebuild, and b.) the fact that the noise changes due to graphical events on screen suggests to me that it doesn't come from there at all. The noise does not sound mechanical, it sounds very electronic, almost like a very harsh pulse wave.

I am currently unable to identify which of the parts this noise is coming from -- blame the fact that I can't hear so well

What could be causing this whine under load, and could it be a bad omen?

EDIT: Just checked my voltages and -12V is at -3.72V... is that okay, or is something wrong?
 

A:New home built system squealing component

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So I built this desktop last June, and for the whole summer it worked absolutely fine, no complaints. Then I transported it to another location, and suddenly it became something of a monster (thus I assume it may be some sort of hardware problem, but I really have no idea what's going on--nothing looks out of place, everything's plugged in--which is why I'm posting this in the Windows 7 forum instead). It's hard to say exactly what's wrong with it, so I'll just give you the symptoms:

First and foremost, it hates the internet. I have an ASUS PCE N15 adapter, which connects to the internet seemingly perfectly. Unfortunately, the internet only seems to work for searching things on Google. If I try to load any other webpages, or connect with anything else (Steam, for instance), it doesn't work. Hence, I cannot download TSG SysInfo and include the log, but I'll add anything else I possibly can if somebody asks me to. This also means I can't download most updates, and the last time I tried to it gave me error 80072EFE. I tried the deleting catroot2 thing, which didn't help.

Second, and just as annoying, is that it keeps freezing. It doesn't freeze so that I have to restart my computer, but it's basically kind of...sticky. It freezes for a few seconds, I guess usually up to 30 seconds at most, and then continues. This is really annoying while playing games. It never used to do this, and the computer should be able to hand... Read more

A:Diagnosing what's wrong with my home-built desktop

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Hello tech guru's

I'll give you the full run down, I purchased a new motherboard, processor and ram, case and power supply around 1 month ago and was getting alot of BSOD's after putting it all together and re-installing windows xp using old HDD and DVD drive, so i thought it might be new hardware is to good for xp, purchased windows 7 home premium and still same errors, last week i purchased a new HDD and i am still getting alot of different errors.

I have tried a few things i found from google searches, memtest86+ ran to 117% with 0 errors until i got a BSOD, a friend installed CCleaner and belarc advisor using remote access although im not sure what either do.

alot of bsod have win32k.sys, NTFS.sys, error code 1b, 7e i think it was aswell as others.

System spec:

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
yes only OS ever installed on this HDD
retailer copy
DVD and slave HDD about 4 years old, all other hardware 1 month old
OS age is 1 week, 1 install on this HDD

CPU: AMD phenom2 x4 955 @ 3.2ghz no overclocking
MoBo: ASUS M4A78LT-M
RAM: 4Gb Corsair XMS3 1600
Video: Saphire Radeon HD 5850
PSU: Alpine 700watt atx
HDD: Western digital 7200rpm 500Gb
Slave HDD: no idea seagate i think

Antivirus is Avast if that would affect anything

Below Should be a zip of my dump files, warning there are alot of them

If you need anything else i will be happy to try as im not very good with the error side of computers i just know how to put them together, didnt have problems with the last 2 i did

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A:Various BSOD errors on new home built system

update just had another bsod witha BCCode 24 whatever that might mean, blue screen again said NTFS.sys

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Hi guys,I was wondering if there is any manipulation to disable the built in battery for the lenovo x1 yoga 2 gen when working at home with ac adapter atached to increase the battery life.Thanks

A:Disable the built in battery / ac adapter attached at home

HiIt's impossible to disable the battery programmatically and keep the laptop working. Once the battery is disabled in the BIOS Setup, laptop will power off automatically.To save the battery life do not charge it fully. To do this use Lenovo Settings application and Custom Battery Threshold feature. Set start charging level to, for example, 40%, and 50% as a stop level.Note, Lenovo Power Management and System Interface Foundation drivers should be installed either.

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If I buy Tv tuner card from EVGA or wherever would my pc benefit from windows xp media edition. All I can get is OEM and My copy of xp pro is a OEM dell with service pack 1 and it is ancient so.............time to purchase a OS. I mostly do photoshop, games and music. Micrisoft Office is used often also.
I have
always on cable connection
d link modem
tv cable with set top boxed
hooked up to my sound card I have dolby surround sound receiver and bose "accoustimass 7" speakers and seperate rear
gigabyte K8NS 939 ULTRA
AMD 64 3500
GeForce 6800 ultra 256
Creative audigy 2
2 gb ballistx (crucial)
2 raptors 74 gb ea
antec 550 power supply
Pioneer dvd cd rw
creative jukebox c mp3 player
not on PC
a Sony DVD player and recorder in my house
another Harman Kardon 430 receiver that runs speakers in 3 rooms of my house
x box connected to den TV
4 TV's
can all this some how be incorporated?
I ordered the OS Cd with remote but am having second thoughts mostly because of input from friends who say it is a bad idea (no real reason why except hardware compatability)
 

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I built a PC a few days ago with some parts i bought new. Everything was new except for the case in which i assume has nothing to do with the blue screen. After building it i installed the motherboard drivers. for about 2 days it ran very quick and smooth, i was able to play most of my games on max. But on the 3rd day it got very slow. To open google chrome it took about 2 minutes. I ran ccleaner and my anti virus which took a while but cleaned everything and no virus. The drivers are all up to date. I have all the windows updates up to date. I have tried to find the problem in many ways. I currently have 5 different blue screens popping up every 2-3hrs and sometimes every time i reboot. I am able to get to the desktop without problem and the amount of times the blue screen has popped out are reducing. I would still like to kill the root cause of this as i do not want to deal with it in the future again.

Blue Screen Codes
- 0x0000003B
- 0x000000BE
- 0x000000F4
- 0x0000001A
- (Fatal Error) C000021A (0x000000000)(0xc0000428)(0x00010560)


My pc parts.
- (OS)Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- (CPU) AMD FX-6100 6-core 3.3 Ghz Zambezi 32nm Technology
- (RAM) 3 sticks of Kingston RAM, 1gb, 1gb, 2gb 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 622MHz (9-9-9-24)
- (Motherboard) Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-78LMT-USB3 (Socket M2)
- (HDD) 1TB (932GB Real) Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device (SATA)

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A:Multiple BSOD Error codes on home built pc

Please follow these steps - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

What happened with this thread? BSOD Error 0x000009c

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