Soo... it appears that my problems do not stem from my video card, but from my RAM. I got so I am sillyI am sillyI am sillyI am sillyed off at the errors that I was getting over the weekend that I decided to start over from scratch. I formatted my main partition and reinstalled windows.
On the first reboot, I got an error saying that the registry had to be repaired and was successfully. (same error I was getting before)
Then on subsequent reboots, I was getting stop errors and a few times it would not even boot into safe mode. This is when I began to think I had a hardware failure.
SO I removed my video card and went to onboard video just to make sure it wasn't that. I checked the HD and everything there seems to be ok. Then I downloaded memtest86 to a CD and booted to that.
Immediately it started finding errors. Somewhere around 142.5mb to 152 mb, it was throwing a bunch of errors.
Well, I have 1Gb of RAM, so I let it run for a while. I checked it over 2 hours later and it was on test 6, pass 6 and the error count was up to over 300,000 errors.
That's when I shut my PC off and went to bed. But here is my question:
How do I know if both chips are bad, or just one, and does the memtest86 test ever "complete" or does it just run until you stop it?
This is all brand new RAM and I'm on the verge of calling the vendor for a RMA.
Does anyone have any insight?