I need help before i go awol on my pc!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DwnSthGaBoyz, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. DwnSthGaBoyz

    DwnSthGaBoyz Geek Trainee

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    man, i hate my pc, every single time i try to boot the damn thing it freezes somewhere along the desktop pulling up.. almost every time. sometimes ill get lucky and itll start for 5 min then freeze for no reason, this sux big time. Does anyone know why it is doing this? if so please tell me becasuse im 24 hours away from "overclocking this thing into 24000 freakin pieces. if you need specs then specify when you write back cause im in a bad mood to type right now. i gotta hit somethin. thx for your help. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  2. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    whats your processor, video card, ram, motherboard, and operating system?

    dont take your anger out on your pc, you'll regret it. trust me.
     
  3. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Is your PC Overclocked? If so, clock it down to stock. If not, run over and get Memtestx86, burn it and boot to it; your RAM may be the culprit. Also make sure your system temps are reasonable, and your power rails are stable. Take your time, troubleshoot carefully, and try not to sweat it. We'll be here if you need us.

    -A.T.
     
  4. DwnSthGaBoyz

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    well, i solved the umm problem..actually i created a new one, i kind of broke the hardrive and now i have one left so, now when i try to start it with the other harddrive it says ntldr missing? i hate that message, is there a simple way to fix this or am i going to have to break the entire cpu in half. thanx
     
  5. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    For Win2k/XP, boot off the CD--like you're going to install Windows, but choose to repair the install and do it through console (DOS-like) mode. You'll need to supply your admin password (if you typed one in---just hit enter if you didn't). Type "/fixboot" (no quotes).
    That should take care of it. If not, you can do a repair install and un-fu><0r the NTDLR missing.
     
  6. DwnSthGaBoyz

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    well, when i tried to boot off the cd it says that it fails, im running win2k final ed and should i set the bios to read the cdrom or the d drive or whichever the cdrom is? im on a different cp now, and i dont have any other way to get into my cp cause as earlier i broke my original hd. is there a way to create a floppy to boot off of? this sux big time, i dont want to lose all that porn...j/k i have important files on there that i have the feeling are going to be erased!!!
     
  7. Anti-Trend

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    If it was me in your shoes, I'd boot to a Linux distro like PCLinuxOS, Mephis or Knoppix, copy my important files onto another drive / network / CD / DVD or whatever, and reinstall my OS. Don't worry, it's easier than it sounds. I've been using Linux to fix wasted Win32 installs for years. :)

    Edit: PCLinuxOS, Mephis and Knoppix are all free Linux operating systems which run directly from CD, requiring no HDD to function. You can use it to work with data on your HDDs even if there is no OS on the drives in question.
     
  8. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    Did you happen to break the drive your OS was on? If so, that's a good reason why you're having trouble. Also, if you installed it on the 2nd hard drive or partition, that can wreak on your system.
     
  9. DwnSthGaBoyz

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    im running win2k on the harddrive thats in there now, i just dont know how it didnt get the ntldr file missing. Its a clean install with other stuff on it. How do i go about obtaining linux? im new to the linux os. thx
     
  10. Anti-Trend

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    Well, you can buy it from me for $699 a copy (kidding!), or you can download it for free. :) You'll want to do this on a machine that has a broadband connection and a good CD burner. You download the ISOs (CD-Images), then burn them to CD-R via software like Nero Burning ROM or CloneCD. Once you have the Linux CD, you boot to it like you would a Win32 installation CD. Instead of installing, it'll just run and you'll have a full graphical OS at your fingertips that runs in RAM, or can optionally be installed on HDD as a full-function operating system. Speaking of which, you'll need at least 128mb RAM on the system you intend on using it with when running from CD.

    You can get any of the free "Live" Distros by following the links below:

    PCLinuxOS
    Mepis
    Knoppix

    Any of these will be able to do what you need it to do, so pick one that looks good and go for it. If you don't like any of these 3 suggestions, there are plenty more live distros out there, see for yourself. Keep in mind when running an OS from CD that'll it'll be *much* slower than it would be if it was installed to a HDD. With that in mind, they all actually run suprisingly fast. Let me know if you need any more help...

    -AT
     
  11. DwnSthGaBoyz

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    cool, ill try that, but will it come up from the boot screen? am i going to be able to get to my other os thru it? thx for the help, preciate it!!! ;)
     
  12. DwnSthGaBoyz

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    oh yeah about how big are the files, i dont have cable here but i can dl it at mi amigos house?..
     
  13. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    600-700MB. Alternatively, you can get some distros at Best Buy and other places like it for $20-30. This'll save you from having to download it. Linux is free, so the companies just charge a nominal fee for burning it for you and to cover their costs.
     
  14. Anti-Trend

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    When you boot your PC, if the CD is in the drive and your CDROM is set as the bootable medium in the CMOS, your live Linux CD will just run. Unless you plan on installing Linux as an OS on your HDD for more permanent usage, you don't need to worry about bootloaders and such. If you *do* want to do so, we can discuss it in further detail in another thread. As for how big the CD images are, it really depends on the distro. For instance, "Damn Small" Linux is only 50mb -- designed to fit on a business card-sized CD -- while others can take up multiple 700mb CDs.
     
  15. DwnSthGaBoyz

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    cool, well, im going to try that out and i hope it goes good, thx for all the help guys, i really appreciate it, ill write back if theres anything else, later
     

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