|I have built several desktop computers for family and friends, but this one is giving me a lot of problems. Here are the specs:|
Biostar H67MH motherboard
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W PSU
Corsair XMS 4GB DDR3 1333 RAM
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
So here is the situation. I put the computer together, installed windows, and plugged in a USB wireless adapter so I can do some updates. I restarted the computer and everything seemed to be working fine, so I left it on over night (nothing extra running on it). The next day, I look at the screen and it had a BSOD error, and it would not boot into windows. Windows would start to load but before it got to the welcome screen, it would always show another BSOD error. But the errors seemed to be random and was always a different message. I played around with it and finally got into windows. I saw on Biostar's website that there was a BIOS udpate, so I started to update the BIOS and then I got another BSOD error in the process. Now when you try to turn it on, it just beeps a couple times and nothing shows up on the screen.
I changed the jumper to reset the BIOS, but it didn't work as easily as I thought it should (never had to do it before so I thought I was doing something wrong. I eventually found a post that said to hold some keys down while powering on the system and it worked). When windows loaded, it was acting a little funny, so I decided to clear everything, and reinstall windows. This time, instead of using my USB wireless adapter, I hooked it up to the router with a cable. I reinstalled windows, did some updates, installed some other software, and just played around with it a bit. I put a video on to play repeatedly and it went 2 days without any problems. So I thought it was okay to give to a friend.
When they got it and tried to transfer their files over to the new computer, they started getting the BSOD error and they couldn't get it restarted. The only info I have is that it was a "1E" stop message ("STOP: 0x.....1E(....,...,...,...)").
At first I was thinking maybe it was bad RAM, because windows wouldn't load right, and I have read where that is always a good place to start. I ran memtestx86 and it didn't find any problems. I kind of feel like there may be something wrong with the motherboard.
Can someone help me figure this thing out? What does it sound like to you? Any help will be appreciated.
Note: I don't have extra parts to swap out and test. I usually just buy what is needed, when it's needed.