Computer wont boot nor reinstall.

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July 13, 2010 at 14:59:55
Specs: Windows XP
Here is my problem, recently I came home noticing my computer had been turned off(This meaning its not malware, as I havent downloaded nor visited any explicit sites in the past 2 - 3 months.) I turned it back on, when it got to the point of asking to go into safemode, or last known good configuration, I tried all 5 choices and when I clicked it, it just immediately shut off. Not restarted, but shut off. In safe mode, it gets to a point where the driver a347bus.sys got stuck, and then it shut off. When I tried to reinstall windows, it shutoff by the time it got to "Windows starting setup" Meaning I cannot access recovery console. I've resetted CMOS, and tried many things like getting rid of temp control in BIOS, or trying to run linux but the same thing.

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#1
July 13, 2010 at 15:05:28
"I've resetted CMOS"

I don't know why people think that is going to fix things?

Can you access the BIOS & sit there indefinitely or will the system eventually shutdown? Did you check the CPU temp?


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#2
July 13, 2010 at 15:08:09
I can sit there no problem. The CPU temp from what I saw was around 30 - 37? and my Limit was like at 95

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#3
July 13, 2010 at 16:09:27
I can sit in BIOS for as long as I want, and all the temperatures ar normal.

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#4
July 13, 2010 at 16:11:44
Your computer is overheating. Check the CPU fan to make sure it is spinning at a high speed.

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#5
July 13, 2010 at 18:08:54
CPU core temp 29 max until shutdown is 95 so it's not
overheating. I also tried 100 percent fanspeed to also prove
nothing is overheating

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#6
July 14, 2010 at 12:05:51
I can stay in BIOS as long as I want. So would this be the PSU or HD?

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#7
July 14, 2010 at 15:34:43
No its not the PSU either or it would be shutting down even if your are in the BIOS. It is sounding like a hard drive failure. Can you boot off of a Windows XP disk and stay in it without the system shutting down. If so you may want to go to the recovery console and run a CHKDSK.

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#8
July 14, 2010 at 20:46:06
Can't boot off a xp or vista or any disk includinng osx and ubuntu

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#9
July 15, 2010 at 07:58:24
All signs are pointing to your Disk Controller is failing. This is usually built into your Mother Board so you will need to buy a disk controller PCI card and go into your BIOS and disable the onboard controller. Then run your drives through the new controller. Better solution might be time to upgrade your MoBo to a new and better one.

To verify it is in your MoBo you may want to take your drive out of your computer and put it in another good computer and run a CHKDSK on it but I am betting it is not your drive but your controller because your controller would affect your CD-ROM too preventing you from booting from a CD.

Good Luck.


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#10
July 16, 2010 at 19:00:44
Alright,My friend and I fixed it, the solution came to getting a new PSU, the reason it failed to boot because of failure. My friend and I took out the HD and it showed no HD error meaning it wasn't the HD nor the HD controller. So we tried a PSU and it worked properly. Thanks for the opinions though.

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