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PuddleFopsKit

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Okay, well my pc is STILL having problems, despite me replacing everything that could possibly have a hand in it. No one can figure out why either. There is absolutely no reason why it should be doing this crap, yet it does it anyway.

So here's the thread I started on another forum about it: Unexplainable pc issue - Page 3 - Computer Forums

Everything you need is there. Please read over that and see if you can spot something I haven't tried. I am desperate, this has to end. I have stuff I need to do on my computer, including classes, and this is just screwing my entire existence up. It's hell to not know whether your comp will work from one day to the next, or when it will mess up next.

If I do not respond to this, then it probably means that my comp crashed again. I will, however, still read everything that is posted. Thanks in advance.
 

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Did you reformat and reinstall? A lot of problems can come from switching CPUs and not refreshing the system.
 

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1. Get into the command prompt (start -> run -> cmd)
2. Type "chkdsk /f" without the quotes
3. The screen should say this:
C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk /f
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
4. Type "N" and press enter.
5. Type "shutdown -r -f -t 0" which will restart your computer.

If that doesn't work, then you may want to try PC Pitstop. For this URL, you need to use Internet Explorer while you are on the computer's admin account.

When your computer gets fixed, I would highly suggest getting the following products: AVG Scanner, AVAST Antivirus, and COMODO Firewall. All of these are free, and I have had great experiences with all three. AVG is just a scanner (best detection rate), AVAST is a free antivirus (they get money from the corporate version, so its not crapware), and COMODO is the best firewall. I hope this helps!
 

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Grizzy you mean.

4. Type "Y" and press enter.
 

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I don't think it's the HDD. your post in the link says you tried booting with nothing attached (optical, HDD) and it still wouldn't POST? if thats the case your down to the mobo, cpu, or Ram or PSU. 350 W should be enough for the specs you have listed. What beeps are you getting when you try to Boot? these will tell you a lot about what is going on.
 

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It never beeped at all, and there is no mobo lights that I could check, that's partly what makes this so hard to figure out. The pc is working right now though, I had to get a new board for it to do so.

Removing the firewall seems to have worked, but its too early to tell. I'll let you know in a few days if that was it. That still doesn't explain why it caused my old mobo not to POST... that's like... impossible, isn't it?

And I will run checkdisk, I don't think I've done that before, though I know of it.

EDIT: Did it again, with yet another new BSOD. See my link on OP to see this BSOD.

How do I debug the minidump files so I can figure out what the hell is going on? That's the only way to figure this out.

Also, I ran check disk. It did something, but I couldn't read what before it restarted. We'll see it that changed anything, my money is that it didn't, but maybe I'll be surprised.
 
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No one knows how to read mini-dump files? It's supposed to as easy as downloading this MS debugging tools for windows, and analyzing it, but it doesn't work. There is no "analyze" function. I think I'm supposed to download the symbol list first, but when I try I get the BAD_POOL_HEADER BSOD. So I can't do anything...

Should I just give up and get Linux? Only thing is, I don't know much about Linux, only used it a hand full of times, and I really don't want to learn a whole new OS.
 

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(Not much time here...) -- but can't you just reinstall a fresh copy of Windows (since you don't want to move to Linux)? Or heck, maybe it's the right time to try it.

If your motherboard doesn't POST, then it could be a various number of things -- from simple Hard Drive jumper screw ups, to a bad CPU (which apparently it isn't), a bad motherboard... heck, the numbers are practically endless. You could've installed a CPU that had a faster Front Side Bus than your motherboard could handle, and she blew out.

My theory is that the reason you're BSOD'ing now is because you're using a new motherboard (and CPU?) on a copy of Windows that's expecting something else entirely.

Try the following:
- Hunt down and download all drivers for your current build -- chipsets, video cards... all of it. Anything you can think of that might require a driver.
- Reinstall a copy of Windows XP (need help on finding one? PM me)
- Install all new drivers

Now, doing that would erase your hard drive altogether. If you want to keep some things, you could add another HDD and install onto that drive, then take everything from the old HDD onto the new one, and reformat it to make it a slave drive (just one option of a few that would work for that case).

Let me know!
 

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It's the same board, so all the drivers and chipset stuff is the same. I haven't had any more issue since my last post, so maybe checkdisk did something... I'll update in a few days on that.

My friend has Linux, so I will probably give it a try this weekend. Got some transferrign to do though.
 

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Okay well, still having problems. Now I'm getting various Pool errors for no apparent reason...

Microshit is being utterly unhelpful. I tried to contact them to talk about my problems, they want $60 for that, which is ridiculous. I don't remember them ever doing that before! F-ing crooks, that should be illegal! I already paid for their shitty OS once, I'm not paying to having my problem fixed which will cost almost as much as the OS!

My BSODs don't match anything, anmywhere- I can't read the minidumps... the problem just isn't possible to fix without wiping everything out! And even then I doubt the problem will be fixed. Can't have someone diagnose my pc, cause they want more to troubleshoot than it cost to build my computer... I am pissed.
 

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[font="Calibri,Arial"]I had similar problems a while back. It was a precursor to total system failure (i.e. the RAM, mobo and HDD were all fried). The system lasted about a month then it wouldn't stay on longer than 1 hour, or over 60% processor or RAM usage. Then it died a month after that.

What caused the problem in my case was problem with the house electricity. It would trip if the kettle and the dishwasher were both on which meant about every 3-4 days, the computer was shut down improperly (by the power tripping and turning off) which damaged the components until they all failed.[/font]
 

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Did you check your RAM? That's what it's making me think of. If not, try memtest86

Burn the file in that zip onto a CD, boot the CD and run Memtest.
 

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Yeah, ran memtest for many hours... no errors at all. I've ruled out a hardware cause0 it's software, probably a driver, the question is what?
 

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Answer to above question: I had 18 outdated drivers, that's my problem, I bet! I traced one of my main BSODs to my mouse... Just got done updating a bunch of drivers, I'll let you know whether it fixed anything. I hope so...

Well... I'm off to run some tests.
 
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Okay well, still having problems. Now I'm getting various Pool errors for no apparent reason...

Microshit is being utterly unhelpful. I tried to contact them to talk about my problems, they want $60 for that, which is ridiculous. I don't remember them ever doing that before! F-ing crooks, that should be illegal! I already paid for their shitty OS once, I'm not paying to having my problem fixed which will cost almost as much as the OS!

My BSODs don't match anything, anmywhere- I can't read the minidumps... the problem just isn't possible to fix without wiping everything out! And even then I doubt the problem will be fixed. Can't have someone diagnose my pc, cause they want more to troubleshoot than it cost to build my computer... I am pissed.
lol my pc failed,and that was the only one i had so i had to buy windows ($200 for pro [it was an oem dvd which is illegal to sell]),that whas the only time i baught microsoft,and that was 2 years ago. now if i dont have to,i download their shitty products (via torrent).it's just not worth paying for something you can get for free with descent internet.

Answer to above question: I had 18 outdated drivers, that's my problem, I bet! I traced one of my main BSODs to my mouse... Just got done updating a bunch of drivers, I'll let you know whether it fixed anything. I hope so...

Well... I'm off to run some tests.
i never know mouses used drivers,i allways just installed the gpu,hdd,internet,mobo drivers,ect and thats it when it comes to drivers.
i really didn't know mouses had drivers(besides what microsoft bundles with their shitty os).

im definetly moving to *nix theres to many m$ problems for everyone,oh and *nix look more 1337.

all i can say is as said in an earlier post, try one thing than the next,and the next,and next...ect

just trial and errer basically. one by one. try first the major components and than the minor ones,than after checking the hardware,and it's all fine,than try the software.it could be a friend BIOS chip.
i had a P4 (not HT) LGA775 with 1.5GB ram and a 230W psu,200GB hdd and it worked fine for 3 years til the psu shut down from old age :p.

try the os if youve friend every hardware solution
 

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lol my pc failed,and that was the only one i had so i had to buy windows ($200 for pro [it was an oem dvd which is illegal to sell]),that whas the only time i baught microsoft,and that was 2 years ago. now if i dont have to,i download their shitty products (via torrent).it's just not worth paying for something you can get for free with descent internet.

im definetly moving to *nix theres to many m$ problems for everyone,oh and *nix look more 1337.
*sigh*

You should really educate yourself a bit. Sure, I'll give you that Vista sucks. It does. Even Bill admitted it! But I'd watch calling all of Microsoft's (omg I didn't use M$ =O) Windows products "shitty". Because if I remember correctly, Windows runs on the vast majority of consumer PCs. And there's a reason for it, because (at one point, before the days of Vista) there were operating systems that worked, the average user could use, and was able to serve a variety of needs of various consumers. Look at the success of Windows 98, Windows XP. How many other operating systems do you know of that haven't changed in core terms for over seven years? Actually, seven years where *people still want it*.

I'm a Linux guy myself. And I'll give you Linux is great. Linux is coming really far really fast, and I like where it's going. But I'll also have you know that I use Windows on one of my machines. Sure, it's not by choice, I need it for my games, but it's Windows XP and I'm happy with it. It works, it's stable, it's fast enough. It does what I want it to do.

If you want to flame Microsoft (and God knows I want to, too!!), flame them for their shitty way of handling their software (serial keys and WGA nightmares! ahh!), and making everything they manufacture locked to them (eg, Xbox 360!) so that it's them and only them you go to for what you want to do with said products (oh, and overprice EVERYTHING. Socialism anyone?!).
 
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