Boot Loop Problem

June 3, 2009 at 07:27:19
Specs: Windows XP 32 bit, Intel Core Duo/Corsair
My motherboard is a Gigabyte p35-ds4. I have a 750 watt power supply, 4 sata hard drives, a powerful graphics card and a blue ray player in my computer. Now, my issue is that while booting up my computer will check my CPU and RAM (test turns out ok). Then it will check my hard drives (it finds them just fine). Then it will go onto check my IRQ channels or whatever (I don't know what this means so idk how that turns out) and just before the point where it will allow me to "Press any button to boot from disc" it will reboot on me. I can get to BIOS. I have reset my bios to default settings and I have tried putting in a disc to boot from just in case it was my HD. I've even tried unplugging unneccessary HDDs just in case my Power Supply might be going and can't handle as much anymore. Any help would be great. Thanks

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June 9, 2009 at 23:38:49
A defective power supply can reset at any point, regardless of how much you "lighten the load" as it would generate poor quality power. To confirm it's not your hard drive, try disconnecting it altogether and if it still reboots, you've narrowed it down more.

Bad RAM will also cause reboots and your 3-second test run on powerup is pretty much 99% inaccurate. If you have more than one stick installed, take one out and try booting with that. If one doesn't work, swap with another.

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