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    Default Help me start my computer

    Current problem- Vista loads in safe mode. Vista stops loading in between the scrolling bar and the round vista logo when trying to load in standard mode. It does not make it to the startup sound. Can only run comp with 2GB or RAM .

    History- I NOOB built my system listed in my signature around July 2008. Nothing but problems...BSOD, restarts, driver issues as expected, etc etc.

    In last month have upgraded BIOS , drivers, etc. I read many posts and decided to pull out one of my 2 GB memory sticks.....WOW comp runs flawlessly....programs are smooth, no BSOD, no restarts, no freezes....

    This week I read a post entitled Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R and memory'. It talked about tweaking the BIOS to work with 4gb of RAM and the components were almost identical to mine. I tried some of the BIOS settings and everything went down the tubes.

    I could not get the comp to load, it would load in safe mode but crashed in safe mode also... some of my errors were;

    BSOD's.....

    *** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFFA6001A08E7B, 0xFFFFFA60021969B8, 0xFFFFFA6002196390)

    *** NTFS .SYS-Address FFFFFA6001A08E7B BASE AT FFFFFA6001A00000, DATE STAMP 479190d1

    MODIFICATION OF SYSTEM CODE OR A CRITICAL DATA STRUCTURE WAS DETECTED
    xxx STOP 0x00000109 (0xA3A039D89414256C, 0x0000000000000000, 0x2123FCD983DF2A1E, 0x0000000000000101)

    I tried to repair Vista and got the following;

    A few errors at the black screen with white letters when you usually choose safe mode etc...

    FILE\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINLOAD.EXE
    STATUS 0xc000000f

    FILE\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINLOAD.EXE
    STATUS 0xc0000011

    After 3 tries I was able to load Vista again on my primary hard drive but safe mode works only .....

    I have cleared the CMOS and have reset all choices back to the defaults. I have loaded all the Vista updates. I have adjusted the voltage and timings for the memory.

    It appears safe mode is stable now...
    I know my BIOS version has reverted to F4 when I had F10 loaded, trying to fix that...

    Any help or a push in the right direction would be appreciated......
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0 GHz LGA 775, Gigabyte EP45-DS3R MOBO, Nvidia 9800GTX XXX PCIe2.0, Vista64 Home Premium, Mushkin XP Ascent 2 GB (4GB if working) DDR2 800, PC Power and Cooling 610Watt EPS12V, XigmaTek HDT-S963 heatsink, Seagate 640GB

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    Default Re: Help me start my computer

    What I think you need to do, or what I would do in your situation is - put everything in your bios to default. Low level format your hard drive and reinstall a good copy of Vista Ultimate x64 SP1.

    Make sure you have all the correct drivers.

    Also. That problem you speak off where it does not load and stops at the Vista logo; I was experiencing that when I was playing with my RAM settings. But like I advised earlier, set your BIOS to defaults.

    Hope this helps.

    P.S - I recommended a Low Level Format because of your NTFS.sys error.

    Good Luck.
    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

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    Default Re: Help me start my computer

    HUM? I used Q-Flash and updated my bios to F10. Now I can load Vista64 in normal mode. I have shut down and restarted several times to verify...

    Power to desktop in 1 min 30 seconds.

    I guess I just need help getting it running with 4 GB now.......
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0 GHz LGA 775, Gigabyte EP45-DS3R MOBO, Nvidia 9800GTX XXX PCIe2.0, Vista64 Home Premium, Mushkin XP Ascent 2 GB (4GB if working) DDR2 800, PC Power and Cooling 610Watt EPS12V, XigmaTek HDT-S963 heatsink, Seagate 640GB

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    Default Re: Help me start my computer

    I did do a fresh Vista install also
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0 GHz LGA 775, Gigabyte EP45-DS3R MOBO, Nvidia 9800GTX XXX PCIe2.0, Vista64 Home Premium, Mushkin XP Ascent 2 GB (4GB if working) DDR2 800, PC Power and Cooling 610Watt EPS12V, XigmaTek HDT-S963 heatsink, Seagate 640GB

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    With the 4gigs installed, Vista does not boot at all? Or it boots and it only detects 2gigs?
    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

    "The best defense against computer viruses might not even be antivirus software, but a crafty combination of education and common sense."

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    SB Audigy2
    Corsair 520HX
    Super Antec Lanboy
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
    Acer AL2216Wbd 22"

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    Default Re: Help me start my computer

    Does not even get into bios it just continues to try to restart
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0 GHz LGA 775, Gigabyte EP45-DS3R MOBO, Nvidia 9800GTX XXX PCIe2.0, Vista64 Home Premium, Mushkin XP Ascent 2 GB (4GB if working) DDR2 800, PC Power and Cooling 610Watt EPS12V, XigmaTek HDT-S963 heatsink, Seagate 640GB

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    Default Re: Help me start my computer

    If your bios settings are default, run memtest on the 2 gigs that "don't work"

    See if you get any errors.
    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

    "The best defense against computer viruses might not even be antivirus software, but a crafty combination of education and common sense."

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    SB Audigy2
    Corsair 520HX
    Super Antec Lanboy
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
    Acer AL2216Wbd 22"

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    Default Re: Help me start my computer

    Each (both seperately) work with no problems. That is I tried each of the 2GB sticks and th ecomputer has no problems. It is only when I add the second...no matter whick one....that I crash. I will download memtest and teach myself how to check the sticks. With each stick, I run BF2, Call of Duty, Office 2007, video, music...etc... I never have a problem with just 1 stick...only when I try to load second stick. Will try memtest.....thanks
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0 GHz LGA 775, Gigabyte EP45-DS3R MOBO, Nvidia 9800GTX XXX PCIe2.0, Vista64 Home Premium, Mushkin XP Ascent 2 GB (4GB if working) DDR2 800, PC Power and Cooling 610Watt EPS12V, XigmaTek HDT-S963 heatsink, Seagate 640GB

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    Default Re: Help me start my computer

    Sounds like a power level failure - 610Watt is rather low for what you're trying to run. try booting with an old graphic card / or use the on motherboard graphics [ if fitted]. try easy the load on the powersupply, although You should be looking at least 650-700Watt power supply or higher.

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