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14-08-2011, 06:41 PM #1
Bet you never heard this before
So I've been getting into a DK2 kick after figuring out how to make it work on Win7 64. Fiddle with the registry, run in compatibility mode, it works great!
But I don't often turn my computer off, and Windows forced a shutdown to do updates while I was away at work. I come back, it's stuck on a post code on the Intel splash screen.
Last time I had this, it wasn't the RAM, it wasn't the CMOS (tho resetting that's sometimes necessary to get it to stop being retarded), and it wasn't the hard drives. It was a stinkin' USB headset that caused the computer to go all bonkers while booting itself. It was sorta like my computer had one of those crippling emotional complexes only supervillains have: "My hordes are laying waste to everything! I am invincible! Nothing can stop me-- IS THAT COTTON CANDY? NOOOOO"
This time, however, it was the DK2 CD left in the drive. Now, I'm not so daft as to have a boot sequence with CD up on the top of the list, and even if I did I've left CDs in the drive before during boot with no adverse effects. I even put in a different CD to test that theory, and lo and behold my computer booted fine. It was DK2. DK2 was communing with my mobo. My mobo is demonic.
14-08-2011, 06:55 PM #2
If you put the DK2 CD back in does it do it again?
14-08-2011, 06:56 PM #3
14-08-2011, 08:51 PM #4
What. The. Fuck. Demonic presences? But seriously though, a lot of things can set off windows. I guess that's true even for Win7.
Also: you still use CDs? as in physical disc images on a physical disc?!
14-08-2011, 09:20 PM #5
14-08-2011, 11:54 PM #6
15-08-2011, 07:10 AM #7
I sometimes have to take out some RAM for it to boot again. Not always the same one though.
15-08-2011, 09:10 AM #8
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
I once spilled water on my keyboard.
Spent the next few hours reinstalling Windows - somehow that broke the windows install.
15-08-2011, 09:43 AM #9
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- Jun 2011
Booting a CD is running some sort of program in the CD. So maybe that program put the bios in bad state/change/activate something that wen Windows try to run cause a hard crash. My plan B theory is that DK2 is using some weird encoding "red book" "yellow book" that as a special bug, if you use other cd with the same encoding (say.. "yellow book") you will get the same problem.
15-08-2011, 09:56 AM #10
16-08-2011, 08:23 AM #11
I dont think its necessary; I actually think that it sometimes isnt in properly. But then it works and works and works till I have to transport it or change something around, then I have to repeat the RAM thing again.