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Does this OS message mean I have a bad CPU?

Behave 4,099 894 February 15, 2016 at 08:28 PM
I thought the PSU was bad and I replaced it.

It is a couple years old basic HP desktop with an AMD CPU.

No new hardware was added, besides the PSU.

It will not boot back up. It probably will after I let it sit for awhile.

I did get into windows update after the PSU change and it would not let me update and it has been not used for over a year. I rebooted several times to get into windows update but still could not get it to update and then I got the crash.

Thanks.

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I thought the PSU was bad and I replaced it.

It is a couple years old basic HP desktop with an AMD CPU.

No new hardware was added, besides the PSU.

It will not boot back up. It probably will after I let it sit for awhile.

I did get into windows update after the PSU change and it would not let me update and it has been not used for over a year. I rebooted several times to get into windows update but still could not get it to update and then I got the crash.

Thanks.
More likely a failing motherboard. It's time to ditch XP anyway, pull the drive and put it in an enclosure or install in a newer pc if you want your data. It shouldn't cause this, but you could always try replacing the cmos battery.
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Quote from jkee View Post :
More likely a failing motherboard. It's time to ditch XP anyway, pull the drive and put it in an enclosure or install in a newer pc if you want your data. It shouldn't cause this, but you could always try replacing the cmos battery.
Thanks I will replace the battery. Its Win 7 not XP.
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The CMOS battery seems like kind of long shot. I mean, you don't even need one to boot a PC, or has that changed in recent years?

Definitely sounds like hardware to me, but I've never seen this error so I'd only be guessing.
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Last edited by quotidian February 16, 2016 at 07:41 AM
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The screen shot shows that a clock interrupt was not received. I think this could only happen before windows begins to load. If you try to launch a Linux boot-able CD I would expect the same error but you could try that.

I would open the computer up and reattach all of the power supply cables, I would also re-seat every other connector while you are at it, it is possible than some connector or another came loose when you installed the power supply but usually that would cause the PC not boot at all.

Especially try re-seating that CPU.

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Last edited by dale_101798 February 16, 2016 at 02:16 PM
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Googling the line on the interwebz, someone says that new DX patches solved the issue for them.

When you said that if you let it sit for awhile it would probably start up - what's the timeframe here? Usually problems that go away after a period of time (or start after a period of time) are heat related.
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