Computer crashing, help:(

By sjruk
Nov 2, 2010
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  1. My PC recently has started crashing all of the time sometimes crashing in dos before the OS has loaded. it started with crashing when i was playing games such as Starcraft 2, Heroes of Newerth, but recently has progressed and got worse by crashing nearly every boot up (if i get that far)

    What i've tried;

    changing my graphics card drivers to the drivers from the CD
    Resetting the BIOS (by taking the battery out)
    I ran MEMTEST which came up with 0 errors
    reinstalled and updated my sound drivers.

    I cant get my full system specs because well i cant boot up but from memory i have
    Gtx 460 graphics card
    ga-h55m-s2 mobo
    intel i3 cpu
    i forgot the brand of my PSU, i think its a Corsair.

    everything was fine with the computer for a good few months i could play battlefield badcompany perfect. please help i will try get as much information as i can when my PC decides it'll boot up and i can run speccy:)

    none of which are overclocked
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Are you getting blue screens or is the system just shutting down? Any info from any of the crashes? Have you checked the hard drive for errors? Have you tried a clean Windows install?
  3. sjruk

    sjruk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No it just completely locks up during a crash. But if i do get it on and can play a game then it will freeze crash for a while with the last sound repeating constantly, no i havent checked for HDD errors yet, my brother just told me to uninstall my graphics card and try an older one, and no i havent dont a clean install of windows yet :)

    oh also i checked all the connections, hdd, psu graphics card etc, they're all in place just fine

    finally i got my pc to turn on and instally speccy my specs are;

    Windows XP Home 32-Bit
    Intel Core i3 540 @ 3.07ghz, running at 27 degrees
    2.0GB Single Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz
    Gigabyte H55M-S2 Socket 1156
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
    244GB Western Digital WDC SATA HDD
    Atapi iHAS124
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S2223F
    Nvidia High Definition Audio

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