Is it likely that the PSU has corrupted the new mobo/memory?

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A few months ago there was a black-out when my pc was on. When I turned the PC back on it kept restarting itself or blue-screening at random. I suspected the memory and/or the PSU had been screwed up by the black-out and as I had a spare PSU and memory and not much time I replaced them both. The PC worked fine.

I'm now using the old PSU in a new PC. A win2k or xp install always-blue screens just around the 'copying required files' stage with an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error. I've only got hardware basics in the PC (mobo, 1 hdd, 1 fdd and onboard sound, lan etc is disabled). Is it likely that the PSU has corrupted the new mobo/memory? I don't want to install new memory in case it screws that up as well.

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This question was answered on April 10, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 10, 2003