Win7 boot problems (used mobo ACC function)

Wd Caviar se16 hard drive - 500gb - 7200...
August 22, 2010 at 11:23:15
Specs: Windows 7 Professional
hi guys, I hope someone can help me.. I am still a newbie when it comes to these things

I recently set-up my new PC (probably only a month old).. I didn't overclock it (as far as I know); I only used ACC feature of the mobo to unlock the cpu to quad core... and set the RAM timings to the ones specified by the manufacturers here:[url]http://www.memoryc.com/products/description/4GB_Team_Elite_DDR3_PC3_10666_1333MHz-9_9_9-Dual_Channel_kit/index.html[/url]..coz someone told me to set the timings correctly.

here is my system in case you guys need to know:

[color=green]OS: Win7 Professional 32bit
PSU: HEC cougar 700W
mobo: Asrock m3a785gm-LE/128M
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE unlocked to X4 B55
GPU: GeForce GTX 295
RAM: 2x2gb Team Elite 1333 ddr3 (dual channel)[/color]


[color=red]MY PROBLEM IS THIS:[/color] I'm downloading some torrents and then I left it for about 2 hrs.. when I came back.. this pc went to sleep mode or powersaving mode. When I wake it up.. the whole desktop became laggy..every time I open folders or programs I must wait for a minute before it opens or closes. I then tried restarting..but the shutting down process took too long so I hard reset-ed it. When it restarted.. the boot time is also very long.. I again hard reset-ed it.

Then the system recovery tool showed up and scanned for problems in safe mode.. It suggested a system restore, which I did.. After doing the system restore, my PC won't boot up anymore.

The next reset goes through the windows7 loading screen with the fireflies forming the logo..but after that..the system automatically restarts.. One time I saw a blue screen before it restarts.. but didn't get to read what it says (it restarts immediately).

Several times this message pops out before boot --> reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key

[color=blue]I tried a lot of things already...[/color]
a. I've gone through the console and typed bootrec.exe/fixmbr and bootrec.exe/fixboot --- [color=red]didn't solved it[/color]
b. Did system restore twice through safe mode --- [color=red]didn't solved it[/color]
c. Checked memory errors through windows recovery tool -- it says no errors found

[b][size=10pt][size=10pt][font=Verdana]I'm really lost here.. What should I do guys?[/font][/size][/size][/b]


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#1
August 22, 2010 at 12:07:30
i suggest you do a reinstall of all windows 7.
if you have a lot of files to save you can connect to drive to another pc and save files format and then do a clean install.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
August 22, 2010 at 21:35:19
tnx for that quick reply princecorum... really no other way to solve this? =(

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#3
August 23, 2010 at 00:21:07
create a new partition and reinstall just win7, (it only takes 20 mins and you can use the key again) if that works ok, then you know its a problem with an update/program/app/virus/trogan recently installed or a drive issue.
you can then run virus checks, malwarebytes, rootvirus checks etc, drive scans from the new installation, full scan try to recover damaged sectors etc.
if you can recover the original installation great, if not you can then copy all files and folders to the new account, unfortunately you will have reinstall all programs.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
August 23, 2010 at 03:07:41
I will try that princecorum..

How can I check disk for bad sector? I want to check if my hard disk is running ok. What is the most efficient way? tnx again


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#5
August 25, 2010 at 05:16:38
I just tried reformatting this and it's now running ok.

What I want to know now is how to prevent this in the future. Is it because of some incompatibilities with my hardware? or software maybe?... Or are there any manufacturing defects? I hope someone can answer me. tnx in advance guys


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#6
August 25, 2010 at 06:51:10
if you have hardware issues it will happen again soon enough, it almost impossible to know what was wrong if you cannot reproduce the issue, if it happens again make sure you have a repair cd made and be able to do a system restore..
if it doesnt happen again you may be a little more carefull about downloading torrents...also check your power setting in both win 7 and the app from the machine manufacturers to make sure they are compatable..better still only use one.
when you say you did a format was that a format of the whole drive or a factory reset from the hidden partition?

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#7
August 26, 2010 at 07:16:38
i did a reformat of the wholde HDD.. i don't have any partition made in this drive..

"check your power setting in both win 7 and the app from the machine manufacturers to make sure they are compatable"
--I'm sorry, i didn't understand that.. what do you mean by that sir?

"..better still only use one." --only use one what?


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#8
November 29, 2010 at 21:48:31
I have same problem, I think the problem at the mainboard asrock, I ever used other mainboard ECS chipset Nforce series, that I'v never got the problem until I change my mainboard Asrock M3A785GM-Le. because I was have not money again so I change my OS to Vista & it normaly, that problem is never again.

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