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    Can't boot up PC

    I've got a problem with one of my PC's. It blue screened the other day but tried to restart it and it won't boot.
    I thought I'd re-image it but got to the PXE boot stage then just hung.
    Tried doing a repair from the W7 disk, got past the select repair stage and it just hung again.
    Tried Rebuild from W7 disk, got to the install and it just hung saying 'setup is starting'.
    Tried BIOS reset and tried all the above again but made no difference.
    Run out of ideas now, its like some windows script files aren't running because I can do all the above on an identical machine and they work.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Dodgy RAM? Overheating CPU? I assume you have checked fans are working etc?

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    Check your drive leads are seated.

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    Check the hard drive for bad sectors.

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    use "the ultimate boot cd" to test disk and ram as sugested

    Rob

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    Sounds like a bad hard drive to me...

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    It'll either be memory or your hard disk. I'm betting on the hard disk more, as your PC POSTs, but then appears to freeze as soon as the hard disk is initialised to image or boot Windows.

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