Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download

Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

Hangs at Startup

Hardware Problems

Speedup My PC
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1
TurboNitroMonkey is on a distinguished road
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hangs at Startup
Ok, I don't know if this is the right place or the worst case scenario. This may not be particularly a vista issue at all, but the people here in the past seem fairly knowledgeable.

The problem:

Computer worked perfectly <12 hours ago, clean shutdown.

Then, 1 hour ago:

Computer booted to blue screen memory dump, reset, booted to Asus Striker Extreme splash screen, hangs, keyboard lights do not light, (they did during blue screen memory dump) but the tab and delete commands do (briefly) (sortof) work anyways.


Boots to Mobo splash screen, same keyboard light issues, but if tab is keyed during splash, it will change to Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG screen which I assume is the BIOS post screen, having never had to go to it before. The computer becomes completely unresponsive at this point.

If del is keyed during splash, the message at the bottom is replaced with "Entering Setup....."
The computer becomes completely unresponsive at this point.

If I don't key tab or delete IMMEDIATELY and repeatedly when the Striker Extreme Republic of Gamers logo splash, neither will do anything and the computer will become completely unresponsive.

The difference between this, I think, and some of the other issues is that my computer has worked (effectively) flawlessly for about a year now.


The LCD post screen on the motherboard is somehow flawed, and now only displays faint (but changing during startup) gibberish.

My system is water cooled, so disassembly is very very difficult, and a last resort.

I don't even know if this is a CPU-INIT issue.
But my research suggests this is a good place to start, and this forum appears to be populated by knowledgeable people.

My System:
Asus Striker Extreme
P4 Quad 2.4
Dual 8800GTS 640mb in SLI
SB Extreme Gamer Audio
4gb Corsair RAM (I forget the specs, but it obviously works)
Pair of CD/DVD-RWs

Audio Cards and Processor are h2o cooled on 2 separate circuits, and there is a lot of tubing in my case, so any solution that favors not ahving to remove hardware, specifically those three pieces, or the motherboard as a whole, will be highly favored.

Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions? (I'm a fairly talented computer guy, and I'm stumped with a $3k paperweight. Please help.)

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Startup hangs at crcdisk.sys se607 Windows Vista Home Premium 0 04-26-2008 18:24
Esay Tranfer Hangs on Startup Vicki setup 8 11-28-2007 07:14
Vista hangs on startup Tcsuburban 1 11-24-2007 01:25
Explorer.exe hangs during startup Steve maintenance 0 10-05-2007 02:30
Install hangs as well as startup repair =?Utf-8?B?VWxm?= setup 5 01-25-2007 20:56

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:35.

Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now is part of the Heads Network. See also , and

Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120