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Hi guys, I've been running windows 2K on this box for the past two years or so. Recently, it kept restarting over and over again and hammering me with a blue screen error that was too quick to catch about the registry. So I figured eh what the heck, rather than go into the reg and hammer the problem out, that it was time for a routine box whipe anyway. I uninstalled windows and tried to put 2K back on there and it kept nailing me with an IRQL not equal or less than error. So naturally I do some card swapping ect and it still hits me with it. So I tried a different OS windows XP and it still hit me with it. Then I placed Lindows on there and it works fine. I remove lindows and try to put a microsoft product back on there and it still nails me with it every single time.

Any idea on what it could be? I havent added anything new to this box in quite sometime and before it started nailing me with those errors I hadnt installed anything. I also noticed that my proc had been hitting as high as 54 degrees C without an overclock. Which is insanely high considering when I did have it sitting on a slight OC it peaked 45 degrees C max and before the OC was only at 34 degrees C. Im just curious as to if maybe I have damaged the proc. But if the proc were damaged then it shouldnt work flawlessly with Lindows should it? Im at a complete loss. I've swapped cards, harddrives, memory sticks, and everything else I can think of and have still achieved next to nothing. Being on Lindows is pure torture because Im a Linux nub. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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try running memtest x86 sounds to me like your ram has given out.

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Devilofosaka wrote:
I've swapped cards, harddrives, memory sticks, and everything else I can think of and have still achieved next to nothing.


Motherboard, probably not proc. I havn't seen a bad proc that worked well enough to even post. Let alone allow Lindows or Linspire to even install.

I used to get that a lot when my Asus A7N8X Deluxe was fried from a cheap PSU.
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Devilofosaka wrote:
But if the proc were damaged then it shouldnt work flawlessly with Lindows should it?


If you dont mind me askind "Lindows" is a cross between windows XP, and Linux right?
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Lindows or Linspire as it's called now is nothing but a joke. A farse of a linux ripoff from the script kiddieized RedHat to become even more Script Kiddie.

Its the tabasco sauce in the preperation H to the Open Source 31337. Just like Redhat, they sold out and became as vile as the monster they were created to combat. Reminds me of a Megadeth song. 0X
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LOL GT you always have such words of confidence for folks.....hehehe....gotta be a jersey/new york thing.

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Family is from Staten Italy err I mean Island. Born and Raised in North Jersey, migrated to the Jersey Shore about 10 years ago.

You should see me when I'm driving a car. I can be on the express lanes and a kid in a car in the local lanes would be covering his ears from the string of explicatives that run from my mouth.

I can make a grown new yorker in his lexus SUV cry.
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I'll run mem test and if that fails to produce results swap the board. Thanks for the help guys, I'll keep you all posted as to what the outcome is.
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A while ago in one of my thousands of IT and computer magazines that flood my desk at work I saw a guide on the ultimate computer repair toolbox. It had this motherboard testing utility that was said to ba bale to boot any fried mobo. The only problem was it was $500. Anyone see that? Does something like that still exist?
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IRQ less than 0 is definately a hardware failure happening. Try testing memory first, then hard drive then its pretty much going to be a motherboard issue in my experience.

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