Computer hangs on boot RRS feed

  • Question

  • My PC hangs during BIOS either at the point where it recognizes the drives or some point after. If it makes it past that point it usually runs very slowly. Sometimes it will get as far as the loading windows bar, but will then freeze. I tried booting up in Safe Mode and it made it as far as loading crcdisk.sys. I have an LCD poster and it says "init ROM" at the point where the PC freezes. I can't even boot from a CD to run repair. I have been running my current setup for over two years with no problems. Any ideas before I start ripping out parts? At this point I am leaning toward a hard drive issue.

    OS: Vista Ultimate 64 SP2 (all updates)

    Mobo: Asus Striker II

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450

    Disk: 2x500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (with updated firmware)

    RAM: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2

    Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:09 PM


  • Hi,

    From your description, I understand that the boot process won't past BIOS. An attempt to boot into Safe Mode was made but system froze at loading crcdisk.sys. You can't boot from CD as the poster freeze the PC.

    Given that, it is probably a hardware issue. If it is the case, I need to suggest that you contact hardware manufacturer for support.



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    Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:40 AM