Windows Unable to Start... Weird.

November 29, 2010 at 17:41:20
Specs: Windows 7, Core i5-750/ (3x2GB) DDR3
I have a computer that I built last April. Usually it works just fine. However, there is one major issue: After I turned the computer off for an extended period of time, it acts as though something gets corrupted and gradually becomes unusable.

Example: I just turned off my computer for a week and turned it back on. On first restart, Windows loaded fine except ccc.exe crashed, my network icon in the tray didn't show up, websites wouldn't load in my browsers. So, I restarted the computer and let it load. Eventually it just crashed on its own and restarted. Then, Windows failed to load completely. After a hard power off, I got Windows recovery which failed to work.

If this was the first time this happened, I wouldn't care, but this is the 3rd time... I just didn't turn off my computer for months this time because I was nervous it would happen again. The only way to fix it is to reinstall Windows completely.

It seems obvious that there's some hardware issue involved, but I have no idea why this only goes bad after turning it off for a long time when simple restarts have no issue.

Any thoughts would be appreciated... here's the configuration:

-Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
-ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
-G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit
-OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
-XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
-ASUS PCE-N13 PCI Express Wireless Adapter
-LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98


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#1
November 29, 2010 at 18:43:59
there is an easy to handle your problem ,try yuneup360,it won't let you down

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#2
November 29, 2010 at 20:01:03
Run Memtest to check your RAM for errors.
Unplug and reseat all plugs, memory, video card, and any other cards on your system to make sure you have good contact on everything.
If that does not help, download hard drive test utility from your hard drive manufacturer's website (back up before running, just in case).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#3
November 30, 2010 at 18:40:42
Computer working like normal again after a successful system restore. Memory and hard drive diagnostic tests came back without a problem. I'll try taking everything apart and put it back together, but I'm starting to think maybe it's a driver issue? I'm not sure.

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#4
November 30, 2010 at 22:34:31
if its working like normal again, why would you take it apart? just out of curiosity...

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


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#5
December 1, 2010 at 04:50:52
Well, I'm pretty confident it didn't solve the problem, just held it off until the next time I turn it off for a long period of time. I'm willing to do whatever to figure out what is actually causing the problem.

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#6
December 1, 2010 at 04:58:13
While you are replugging everything, if you have a spare SATA cord, you might just try swapping out the one on your hard drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#7
December 1, 2010 at 09:32:20
if the problem is only when you have left the machine without power for a long time, maybe its the battery on the mobo or a short circuit on the mobo, i can think of no reason that a long time without power would cause your problems, especially if the machine closes down correctly..
try to borrow another PSU and try working with that just to cancel out the PSU as an issue

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


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