Windows Vista Shuts Off While Booting

March 3, 2011 at 11:22:27
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.10 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2G
I've been having this problem quite a while and have tried many tests and workarounds found here and elsewhere....seconds into boot-up green bar displays and PC shuts off.

First let me tell you, after turning back on and hitting F8 while booting and waiting 4-5 minutes and selecting 'Last Known Working Configuration' it starts right up.

I have also, installed a new power supply, Run memory checker, Run Western Digital hard drive checking software with no problems seen. Reseated memory, System Restore etc.

Of course I ran a virus and spyware scan.

Also, ran SFC/Scannow checking vista files

It's a eMachine PC T5234 300 2.10 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/11/2007

There were no errors found in boot up logs. And runs forever with no problems, only at boot-up. I hate to shut off.

Please, any suggestions would be appreciated, I'll try anything. I just purchased Windows 7 and won't install on top of problems

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March 7, 2011 at 09:44:15
I was able to boot into safe mode and normal mode waiting 4-5 minutes before selecting as mentioned above.

Any Ideas?

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March 9, 2011 at 09:20:53
Now it won't start at all. Gets to Green Bars flashes for 3 seconds or so then shuts off.

Also, won't start with recovery disk.

Could it be motherboard? If it was CPU it wouldn't try to start at all. right?

I'd like to get this solved for me and anyone else that has same problem.


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March 31, 2011 at 22:02:47
It's possible that your processor is heating up. Make sure your cpu fan is working. If so, then try removing the heatsink and and fan to make sure there is enough thermal paste between heatsink and cpu. If not, clean off the old thermal pase with a coffee filter or something similar so that you don't leave fibers behind. Carefully apply new thermal paste so that it "marries" with the heatsink and make sure it seats correctly.

Hope this helps.....

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April 1, 2011 at 08:24:03
Don't forget to check the cooling fins on the heat sink. They may be full of dust. Blow them out with canned air. If you chose to do the above here is a youtube on how to do it...

Don't pull out the CPU like they do on the videos though. You clean them without removing them.

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April 25, 2011 at 11:15:43
It was the motherboard, changed it everything's now OK.

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