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System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one

Q: System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one

I got a system in recently with a weird issue It would reset after a few sticks, System restarts memory fine two with with one minutes and then shorter and System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one shorter intervals on restart continually I tested for all the normal stuff power supply temperature unplugged the video card and checked the error logs but only the unexpected restarts were listed with no suspicious events around them If I removed a memory stick it ran fine though I thought it was a bad stick but I ran memtest on both sticks without errors for a few passes Immediately though if I plug in both sticks the system won t stay on for more than a minute or two I adjusted just about every bios setting concerning memory without change and tried loading bios failsafe defaults Anyways I m considering between just telling the owner that the system can only support one ram stick now likely due to some motherboard fault or trying to do a bios update though I m a bit hesitant that if there are issues with the motherboard maybe I should just leave the bios version alone I d be interested in hearing others takes on the issue CPU- AMD Athlon X GHZ Motherboard- amd gm-m RAM- CORSAIR CM X - C MHZ System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one - - - nbsp

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A: System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one

Often a faulty memory stick will work by itself, but then fail once running in duel channel.

Unfortunately this is very difficult to test with two sticks, so there's no guarantee that this is the issue. You may just have to buy some new memory.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/system-restarts-with-two-memory-sticks-fine-with-one.189047/
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A:Win 7 laptop freezes on boot with 2 sticks of ram, but fine with 1

Did you try with each stick of ram individually? If it works with one and not the other, replace the defective one.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/288350-win-7-laptop-freezes-boot-2-sticks-ram-but-fine-1-a.html
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Thank you
 

A:Does any memory test tell you which of the memory sticks is bad?

Not really. but you can test each stick one by one
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/does-any-memory-test-tell-you-which-of-the-memory-sticks-is-bad.213800/
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A:Need help on memory sticks!

Simms are older memory technology, 72 pin
Dimms are newer memory technology, most motherboards now days use DIMMS, 168 pin module's.

If the system is relatively new it won't have simms, seems like four or five years at least since everything changed to dimms.

little info here

http://www.crucial.com/library/memorymodid.asp
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-help-on-memory-sticks.75493/
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A:memory sticks

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-sticks.826752/
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A:Which memory sticks should I use?

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A:New Memory Sticks

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A:Memory Sticks

What are the first two four digit numbers (PCI vendor and device ID)?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-sticks.574427/
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Thanks in advance .

A:Memory sticks

Well, are you replacing the old ones?
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A:Scrubbing memory sticks

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/scrubbing-memory-sticks.598905/
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A:USB memory sticks not recognized

Hi Angelo54
Insert stick that you said is not been recognised, wait for the sound it makes saying it has been picked up, even though it does not open or can be seen in My Computer - Click on Start button, type in Computer Management, and click on it when it comes up, then click on Disk Management which is in the left panel, in the bottom middle panel it will list all drives including your CD-Rom etc if you hear a ding when you put your memory sticks it may show here if it does, it most likely just needs a letter allocated to it for it to be recognised, if your memory stick is showing there, right click and it will give you an option of changing the drive letter and or path, (if it comes up saying it needs to be formatted just ignore that.) hope this helps
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/usb-memory-sticks-not-recognized.1130848/
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A:Why is Win 7 only accepting 3 sticks of memory

Just passing by

What is the max memory set to in msconfig?

start>search>cmd>msconfig

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unknown-memory-sticks.286047/
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A:Installing memory sticks

titleman said:


I have 2 1024MB sticks that I wish to install.

Here's some info on my system:

Free space 118 GB
Used space 25.7 GB
Dell Dimension DV051 E310
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz 504 MB RAM

Running XP SP3
The instruction tell me to select a empty memory socket. Don't I have to remove the sticks that I'm replacing first?Click to expand...

Ground your hands to the metal case then push on the locking tabs at either end of your existing RAM and move them outwards away from the RAM.

Pull out the existing sticks then make sure you align the notch in your new memory with the proper place in the socket.

Now firmly and evenly push the memory stick down and if you push far enough the locking tabs will come up and lock again.

Don't touch the contact part of your memory with your hands.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-memory-sticks.816310/
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A:Memory ? All sticks work when only 1 put in but not when more than 1??

^bump^
 

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A:Solved: memory sticks

Buy the pc 3200 if you mobo supports it and yes to you ram speed question.Read this link about ram to help you. http://www.computermemoryupgrade.net/how-computer-memory-works.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-memory-sticks.474118/
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A:Buying Memory Sticks

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/buying-memory-sticks.579421/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-sticks-and-usb-standards.198527/
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A:PC fails to load with three memory sticks

All the memory sticks should be the same type and speed modules. Your speeds and manufacturers are different. Some motherboards are more sensitive to this than others
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-fails-to-load-with-three-memory-sticks.166517/
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A:Memory Sticks Regularly Become Faulty

Do a Google search and download a free program called "memtest". Use it regularly for a while to see if you can nail down a cause/association of your problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-sticks-regularly-become-faulty.435483/
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Check the specs at www.crucial.com
 

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A:card readers and memory sticks

I have several card readers and Sony memory stick and Sony memory stick pro.
One reader handles both sticks and it also worked before I upgraded to USB2 on my desktop.
One card reader worked only on older memory stick and only on USB1
My favorite is a Lexar card reader that handles 6 types of cards, including all Sony cards (4 slots some read more then one type of card.) I believe I got it at Walmart a year ago for about $30

I guess the answer to your question is-some do/ some don't
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/card-readers-and-memory-sticks.527342/
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A:Pc wont boot unless a remove one of the memory sticks

What Motherboard brand and Model?
Power Supply brand and Model
Video Card Brand and Model?

Check the ram using memtest+ D/L burn to a CD and boot from the CD run at least 6 passes.

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Mac has a few hidden files on every media. the ~30mb does feel a bit much however.
 

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A:USB Issue on Toshiba Laptop. Phantom USB, Ricoh Memory Sticks

Anyone?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/usb-issue-on-toshiba-laptop-phantom-usb-ricoh-memory-sticks.946964/
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Wild guess would be damaged USB drivers in the XP install.
 
I would start with uninstalling each item in Device Manager/USB which cites itself as a "controller" (don't fiddle with "hubs", "devices", or anything else...just the ones under USB which have "controller" in the description.  Then I would reboot and allow the USB drivers to reinstall automatically.
 
Louis

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A:Should you fill all memory slots or get larger sticks and leave some open?

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A:Computer Randomly Shutdown. Then Restarts. Now Is Fine.

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Hi! Encountered a strange problem today ive not seen before. Preinstalled and configured a Z400 for a customer and headed out to install it. Everything was dandy until first restart on location, no post\display. Killed it and booted right up, restart again no display.Tried DP and DVI connections with HP ZR2440W and HP L2205WG monitors + Quadro 2000,NVS 295 and a GTX660 cards in all combinations with same error.. Should be noted i used a older Lenovo LCD at work and it was fine!Strangest thing to me do is both coldboot and hibernation works fine, only not restart.. Anyone encountered this before? Best Regards Karl

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Hi,
Every time I install updates my brand new computer randomly gives me the BSOD and restarts 5 or 6 times, and is then fine for awhile. I have attached my files according to the posting directions . Please help.

A:BSOD after updates multiple times, restarts, then fine

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Code:
Start Menu\Programs\AVG Public:Start Menu\Programs\AVG PublicStart Menu\Programs\Norton Internet Security Public:Start Menu\Programs\Norton Internet Security Public


You are using two antivirus app;s, this will create serious problems. Please remove them with their removal tools.

Avg Removal ToolNorton Removal Tool
Enable the default antivirus - Windows Defender after removal of the above.

Perform a clean boot:
How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Perform a System File Check:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff88001a859d2, fffff8801a147b80, 0}
Probably caused by : tcpip.sys ( tcpip!TcpCreateListenerWorkQueueRoutine+ba )
Followup: MachineOwner
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1: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff88001a859d2, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff8801a147b80, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.
Debugging Details:
------------------


EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
FAULTING_IP:
tcpip!TcpCreateListenerWorkQueueRoutine+ba
fffff880`01a859d2 48898118020000 mov qword ptr [rcx+218h],rax
CONTEXT: fffff8801a147b80 -- (.cxr 0xfffff8801a147b80)
rax=fffffa800711e550 rbx=fffffa800711e460 rcx=0000000000000000
rdx=fffffa800445bb40 rsi=fffffa800711e460 rdi=0000000000000001
rip=fffff88001a859d2 rsp=fffff8801a148580 rbp=fffff8801a148680
r8=0000000000000000 r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffffa8004550550
r11=fffffa80091a37b0 r12=fffffa800711e4a8 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000004
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na pe nc
cs=0010 ss=0018 ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010282
tcpip!TcpCreateListenerWorkQueueRoutine+0xba:
fffff880`01a859d2 48898118020000 mov qword ptr [rcx+218h],rax ds:002b:00000000`00000218=????????????????
Resetting default scope
CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
PROCESS_NAME: wmpnetwk.exe
CURRENT_IRQL: 0
LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff88001a85687 to fffff88001a859d2
STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`1a148580 fffff880`01a85687 : fffffa80`0711e460 fffffa80`0711e460 fffff880`1a148780 fffffa80`091a37b0 : tcpip!TcpCreateListenerWorkQueueRoutine+0xba
fffff880`1a1486c0 fffff880`03650fca : 00000000`03a31e10 fffffa80`05ea5840 00000000`00000010 fffffa80`05839010 : tcpip!TcpCreateListener+0x1cb
fffff880`1a148760 fffff880`03651248 : fffffa80`06cf2c80 fffff880`1a148b80 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000014 : afd!AfdTLListen+0x8a
fffff880`1a148800 fffff800`87ce33cf : fffffa80`05839010 fffffa80`06cf2c80 fffffa80`05839010 00000000`00000001 : afd!AfdStartListen+0x248
fffff880`1a148890 fffff800`87ce3d56 : 7fffffff`ffffffff 0000007f`3e23f188 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!IopXx... Read more

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A:Y510P, Bluescreen on cold boot, restarts just fine

Disable quick boot in windows settings and see if that still happens. 

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Please help me.

A:PC restarts automatically but in safe mode it working fine

If comp works in safe mode then you would suspect driver/3rd party software issue

Have you checked event viewer to see if there are any entries, this would be the first step

After this you could try entering msconfig and selective startup/disabling non MS startup items/non essential stuff temporarily to see if you can identify the offender
Under the services tab you can tick to hide all MS services

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A:Computer won't boot with 2 sticks RAM, though both sticks and slots work

Did you get this fixed?
 

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A:hard drive restarts when trying to reboot But works just fine as a slave

Have you tried safe mode?
 

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A:Computer constantly restarts --- works fine in safe mode.

Sounds like you might have a hardware issue of some sort that started happening. When you cleaned out the system; did you remember to do it with the system off? If not; the blowing around of dust inside the case could have shorted something. Only reason i say this is because I mistakenly did that once and i heard a loud pop sound and suddenly my system shut off. Fortunately for me it didnt do any permanent damage. But back to this issue; I would check your power supply; as often when a computer suddenly reboots without reason it could very well be due to a partially faulty power supply that is starting to go bad; and or a possible motherboard issue. For the power supply i would try and get hold of a volt meter and test to make sure your power supply is still putting out proper voltage. However; if it is a motherboard issue; there is not much that can be done short of replacement as the mb is the heart of the system next to the cpu.

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A:Computer BSOD on startup and restarts, boots fine into safemode

remove driver of VGA

try this

follow this
download ccleaner from this link

Download ccsetup416 slim exe

install it only
donot run it
then download ccleaner enhancer from this link

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download antimalwarebyte from this link

Download mbam setup 1012 exe

install it and run it then update it if it asked
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A:System sticks on log on screen

Move Hijackthis to is own folder, ie: C:\Program Files\Hijackthis.

Please download WebRoot SpySweeper (It's a 2 week trial):

http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/index.html?rc=4129

Click the Free Trial link under "Downloads/SpySweeper" to download the program.

Install it. Once the program is installed, it will open.

It will prompt you to update to the latest definitions, click Yes.
Once the definitions are installed, click Options on the left side.
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* Sweep Memory
* Sweep Registry
* Sweep Cookies
* Sweep All User Accounts
* Enable Direct Disk Sweeping
* Sweep Contents of Compressed Files
* Sweep for Rootkits

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Click Sweep Now on the left side.

Click the Start button.

When it's done scanning, click the Next button.

Make sure everything has a check next to it, then click the Next button.

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Click Session Log in the upper right corner, copy everything in that window.

Click the Summary tab and click Finish.

Run ActiveScan online virus scan here

http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

Save the report to the desktop.

Paste the contents of the Spyweeper session log you copied into your next reply. Also post a new HijackThis log, along with the results from ActiveScan.
 

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Hi

1. This could be your Power Supply - Have you checked your voltages and also the temperatures.

2. It could be the motherboard's one memory slot? Does this happen whenever you put the 2nd memory module in a specific slot? or does the PC work with one module in any slot?

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A:System instability from putting 2 ram sticks in.

Zippy your specs show Crossfire for the mobo do you mean Crosshair by any chance? - just want to make sure we are on the same page here mate.

CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA - Motherboards - ASUS

If you have the above are you using two or four stcks? and if so are you putting the sticks in the correct slots?.

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A:Mobo & RAM: two sticks individually - good, two sticks together - bad

The sticks should be in A1/A2 or B1/B2. Try that configuration.

See page 2-11 of your motherboard manual. If you don't have one, go here: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5Q_Deluxe/#download
 

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A:"Memory Error" on new build, but memory is fine (3 Beeps)

Have you tried pulling out the motherboards CMOS battery for a couple of minutes then re-installing it?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/memory-error-on-new-build-but-memory-is-fine-3-beeps.212677/
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My Question is: can I use all 4 sticks ( 2 x 4gb and 2 x 8 gb ), or will mixing sizes screw up something?
Thanks, for any advice!

A:Dumb Question? OK to mix 4gb RAM sticks with 8 gb Ram sticks?

Yes  Make sure to keep the matching sticks paired in matching slots. or in other words, put the two 4GB sticks in the white slots and the two 8GB sticks in the black slots. ( or vice versa).
You might consider running the built-in memory diagnostics after installing the memory.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19985956
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The specs on this memory are as follows: 2.8 voltage which the motherboard has it set at correctly as well as in 2T. The CAS is a designed 2-2-2-6 but mobo has it set at 3-4-4-8 which is probably due to the 4x512 configuration and 2T

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Any ideas?
 

A:4 Memory Sticks Installed = Errors; Individually Tested = Zero Errors

maybe i misread your testing method, but could it be a bad dimm?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/4-memory-sticks-installed-errors-individually-tested-zero-errors.143057/
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Any advice greatly appreciated,

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A:USB Sticks slow transfer speeds, system takes forever to load drivers

Hello fugue,

Are you properly ejecting all devices? There should be an option to safely remove devices.

Do you have all windows updates installed?

Go into device manager and look for any exclaimation marks. If you see some, update those drivers.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/211815-usb-sticks-slow-transfer-speeds-system-takes-forever-load-drivers.html
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A:System Working fine but reboots to system restore

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
How to use memtest:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Also check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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A:Viruses, System Thinks It Has 2 Os, Hijacck This Says System Is Fine!

A spontaneous appearance of 2 operating systems on your computer suggests (IMO) that someone has attempted to access your system without your knowledge (and that they didn't complete the attempt and subsequent backtracking to cover their tracks). I haven't seen a virus that will do this - so I suspect someone locally tried to install it.

Since you mention that you've password protected things, the easiest way in is that someone has discovered your password. I'd suggest changing all of your passwords immediately!

This could have been an innocent thing, or it could have been malicious. Monitor the traffic on your system to see what's going on with it, and lock it down so that no one can get into it.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/100937/viruses-system-thinks-it-has-2-os-hijacck-this-says-system-is-fine/
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A:PC works fine with 4GB of Memory but Monitor wont turn on with 8GB?

Either one of the memory sticks is bad, or a memory socket on the mothboard is bad. Try removing all the RAM and reinstall it, carefully making sure all the RAM is installed properly
 

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A:CDRW new install works fine, cannot delete and re-coupe memory

Welcome to TSG

You emptied the recycle bin – right?

If you know the file extension Nero used for the image you can Start>Find>Files and Folders (C). Type *.xxx with xxx being the file extension in the find box.

If you don’t remember the extension you can use something like this that will give a graphic display of the sizes of folders and sub folders – it should stick out like a sore thumb. I presume it has a trial period which should be long enough to find where Nero is storing the file. http://www.programfiles.com/Default.asp?LinkId=20373
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cdrw-new-install-works-fine-cannot-delete-and-re-coupe-memory.113513/
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A:installs fine, runs fine, reboots..not fine

Did you delete/recreate the partition? If you haven't then do this first and try re-installing Win 7. I wouldn't recommend removing the watermark as that can have unpredictable results.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/10663-installs-fine-runs-fine-reboots-not-fine.html