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Problem with computer Startup, running dos dash across bottom of screen??? help

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Hi Experts,

I have a windows 2000 server machine, running Promise Fast track RAID drives (IDE), OS hard drive is not on the RAID (normal IDE). My problem is i have been getting BSOD stating dumping physical memory, then shutdown. Now however i can not get it to start up again (after the first few BSOD it would), after doing the RAM test it simply goes blank for all but a running dash at the bottom of the screen and stays that way (after the Memory test it normally goes onto checking the RAID drives).
Not sure what the problem is??? There has been no new hardware installed, i have checked the RAM Memory too.
Please Help

Cheers
Greg
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what error did the BSOD give?
Other than that, i would start with testing ram and disk
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Thanks guys for the help, It looks like it is something on the RAID Promise PCI card :( oh well off to the shop for a new one.
Thanks again Cheers
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