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Old 01-15-2010, 10:13 PM   #1
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My cherished P4 rig has finally bsod'd its way to the point of no return. Was merrily playing Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, and I start getting one of those freezes where the audio will loop the same half second over and over. No response from ctrl+alt+del or alt+tab, so i hammer my power button. No response from that either.... I let it sit for about an hour and it was still doing this, so I held power button to cut power. Starting up gets me a 'start windows normally, last known good config, safe mode, etc' screen and then a bsod no matter what option I choose. Already removed all peripherals and tried booting with integrated graphics. Still the same story.

tl;dr, cut power and bsod

I'm thinking just build a new rig and salvage what I can off the hard drive.

Anything else I can try to fix the blue screen?
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Reset the cmos and try to boot again. That will sometimes fix the type of problem you are having. Also try removing one stick of ram at a time if you have more than one. Could have a stick that went bad. Good Luck!!
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:54 PM   #3
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cmos reset is just pull battery and put back in right?
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:56 PM   #4
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yes or use the clr_cmos jumper if your board has one.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:10 PM   #5
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Garr. my weak thumbs can't pry loose the battery and I don't wanna use a screwdriver to jam it out.
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use a small screwdriver.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:23 PM   #7
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Well I reset the cmos and booted up again... same thing.
reseated ram, vid card, tried integrated, etc...still bsod.
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Did you try just one stick of RAM?
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:25 PM   #9
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I only have 1 to begin with.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:27 PM   #10
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What error is the BSOD giving?
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