Computer will not start up, same reasons from my last post

By Mike1892 ยท 7 replies
May 7, 2006
  1. Sorry i cant think of a very descriptive title to call this, if anyone has read the thread

    Then you already know my computer is having problems, 20 minutes ago, i was playing Roller coaster tycoon 3, and the computer just shut down, and it sounded like something fell in the computer, like a bang sound.

    This started out as a small ram issue and now its going into a huge problem. I always get blue screens 'Page fault in non paged area' and it restarts itself, it probably caused something to blow up.

    i dont know what to say really, same problems from the first post i made (video card, ram problems, just got the cpu fixed thanks to a kind member)

    it will start up, as you can hear it running, just nothing will show up on the screen. anybody have an idea?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    that sound you have heard may have been the click that a harddrive makes when the heads are rapidly parked during a fast shutdown, in which case there is nothing to be worried about.

    have you opened the case to check on the fans, cables, and components?
  3. Mike1892

    Mike1892 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i will in the morning because its late, i'll tell you then.
  4. benken2202001

    benken2202001 TS Booster Posts: 115   +17

    1st. Get rid of the PC2300 ram. its slowing the other ram stick down and this speed discrepency could be your problem.

    2nd. Roller Coaster Tycoon3 requires a LOT of ram.. i have 1gig 3200/400 and it still has problems on a full map.
  5. Mike1892

    Mike1892 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i havent had a chance to look inside the computer, i'll try taking out a ram stick and keeping one in and see if thats the problem.

    im taking the computer in to get fixed, im going to need to buy some new parts.

    Probably a new CPU, and RAM, i have a AMD 1.7ghz but i think its dying aswell as the ram, i have 512MB DDR ram.

    And my geforce mx 440 just cant take new games, its always glitchy. and i'd like to play new games like Fable: The lost chapters but as you can see here it doesnt take a lot of graphics cards.

    Could anybody suggest some parts to buy, that are upto date with games, and not to expensive.
  6. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    what you get depends a lot on your budget. an athlon 64 3000+ or higher, nforce4 chipset or better, 6600gt or better graphics card. a gig of ram has become quite affordable these days ($80 USD). i reccomend sticking to a name brand motherboard. but will your current power supply be able to handle the load? you could get better advice if you listed what you have already.
  7. Mike1892

    Mike1892 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got all the information i thought i needed to get to tell the forums my computer problems, so i only listed the motherboard, cpu etc. so i'll get back to you on that.

    that bang sound i heard, of something falling. while i was taking the computer upstairs there was a raddling noise in the computer but i didnt know what it is. i assume that was the power supply (i hope it was because its probably the cheapest part of it)

    i really hope its not my hard drive because i just bought it. :(

    Edit: here's a video card i might get

    i think this is the one you recommended, its a little to expensive for me, i mean for something only a little bit better, would you say there is much of a difference?
  8. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i'll bet it's a lose fan, heatsink, or HSF combo. a recall when abit boards were known to have the northbridge cooler fall off, often landing on the back of a video card and damaging it.
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