Computer Shuts down during Windows boot up

June 5, 2011 at 08:08:49
Specs: Windows 7
Alright, so I am having a pretty serious issue that I can't seem to figure out. When I boot up my PC, I get the beep from my motherboard, and everything starts up fine until the Windows logo appears, at which point my computer will restart. I can get into Windows by using the CD, or by going into safe mode which makes me believe it isn't a PSU issue. I did reinstall Windows because I thought it could be caused from a corrupted file, although it is still doing it to me. My CPU is currently running at 48C which is not even close to overheating. My HDDs show no corrupt or unreadable sectors on them. Finally, all of my RAM is showing up in Windows when I boot from the CD, and the sticks work in a different computer.

My specs are:
Windows 7 Professional
Intel i7 processor stock clocking at 2.67GHz
NVIDIA GTX 280 2GB
NVIDIA GTX 280 2GB
OCZ RAM, DDR3 Triple channel 12GB
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
Corsair 1000W PSU

I have had this computer for almost 3 years, and everything was running just fine until about a week ago when this problem started to occur. I am currently at a loss and hoping someone might be able to help me before I go and spend a bunch of money at a repair shop to figure out what the problem is.


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#1
June 5, 2011 at 08:27:00
First of all, you only listed part of your specs.

What motherboard are you using?

Are you running the 64 bit version of Windows 7?

Try booting into Windows Safe Mode (F8 at start up). Post back with results.

If your POST screens do not show then boot to the BIOS screens and disable all logos and fast boot. Then watch the POST screens to see that ALL listed hardware is being properly configured by the BIOS.

Defective hardware can stop you from a successful boot.


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#2
June 5, 2011 at 09:34:35
Motherboard is EVGA X58 Classified
64 bit Windows 7 Professional.

I already said in my post that I could boot into safemode, as well as my motherboard beeping at me because the POST finished, everything working correctly it says. In Safemode, I show 12GB RAM, and both my graphics cards, just as it should be.


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#3
June 5, 2011 at 11:28:32
What about the other hardware in the POST screens?

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#4
June 5, 2011 at 11:45:43
The EVGA site makes you register to access the site. So, I can't look up the specs. That said, I would first try re-seating the graphics cards and the RAM. Snap the RAM modules in and out 4 or 5 times each to burnish the contacts.

Look for an external storage device in the boot path. Then run memtst86 on the RAM. If no go, check the drivers for the graphics cards. Windows sometimes feeds updates for hardware. Get memtest86+ at the link below. Run from a boot disk.

http://www.memtest.org/

BTW, 48c at idle is not hot but not good either. Have you checked for dirt/dust inside the case. Blow out with canned or compressed air. Maybe the CPU fan turning too slow?


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#5
June 5, 2011 at 12:37:58
Paranoideye, why not just uncheck automatically restart and then post the EXACT error that comes up when it blue screens. That will make it easier to see what is going on with your PC.

Also, you said you have the CD, why not try booting to safe mode and selecting 'repair my computer'
You never said anything about that.

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#6
June 5, 2011 at 17:03:00
So I took everything out and replaced it earlier, reapplied thermal paste (CPU is now running at 36C Idle), and I did try snapping the RAM sticks in and out 5 times each. The computer is currently booting up into Windows just fine. I have my fingers crossed that it was just something loose and I missed putting it in fully.

@XpUser4Real, while I did not try booting into Safe mode and trying to repair from there, a fresh Windows install (Which I did say I did) still gave me the issue.


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#7
June 5, 2011 at 17:18:10
'a fresh Windows install (Which I did say I did) still gave me the issue.'
The repair my computer will check to see why the PC is not booting up properly, that's why I suggested it.

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#8
June 5, 2011 at 20:30:02
If the problem reoccurs then as mentioned above test your memory sticks with memtest, otherwise don't worry if it is now working.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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