Memory Failure: RAM or Controller in Processors, Motherboards and Memory Posted November 12, 2013 What I find wierd is you can load in safe mode which points to corrupt drivers or os ?? Maybe we are looking in the wrong place. Trying to solve a problem based on the reported symptoms alone. Thinking outside the box, maybe there is another piece of hardware connected that is failing during boot initialization? Do you have any USB devices connected? If so disconnect and retry. Even if it's a USB keyboard or mouse, swap for PS/2 if possible for now. Disconnect extra hard drives / optical drives that aren't needed to boot the machine. Maybe the power supply is at fault? Good idea. As of right now i have cleared the USB Controller, PS/2 controller and ethernet controller. Gonna check the optical drive, next. I've been cogitating, and something occurred to me. It consistently hangs just before the GUI loads, soo maybe the display driver is where it fails, and as it fails in linux too... maybe my primary gpu has finally died? I'm gonna try uninstalling the second card and the nVidia driver and see if that helps.