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Sony v2m Failure to boot

When i switch on the pc i have to keep tapping the f2 key to start it, then after i select any of the choices, the screen goes blue, and displays
stop 00000000x0000000000x0000000000x0000000000x000000000
and thats it. does anyone have information as to what this could be.ive had it in the repair shop for 3 weeks now, aits had a new processor, and a new ram. the guys teste the hard drive and says it is ok. Any help whatso ever will be much appreciated

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Problem with ram or HDD or u have to diferent RAM and resintall OS

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