I have a repeatable meltdown that I am hoping someone can help me solve. No apparent problems during boot, but within 5 - 10 minutes the system locks (hard drive LED remains illuminated). Whatever program I have open, shows (not responding)...I can still move the mouse, but cannot select anything. After a few minutes, screen goes black and attempts to reboot, but locks at startup screen. Troubleshooting
Repair disk finds no problems. Suggests that I must have recently installed a driver
that is causing an issue--I have not;
System still locks in safe mode, or when booted from DVD;
Have (2x2gb) of PC3 12800 RAM, running either by itself in the first slot, still experience lock up.
With ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO uninstalled graphics card...and using onboard graphics, still locks;
PSU is new running 700W. Unpluged all HD's and graphics card, still locks;
Not sure if related, but after problem started, lost ability to connect to internet;
Event Viewer has multiple kernel errors-event 41. I've tried searching for this fault, but have not found an applicable fix;
Installed a new MSI motherboard and problem is identical;
Get error messages when I right click computer icon and attempt to select Properties...same with NotePad;
Thought it could be my SSD, but it still fails when booted from Windows 7 Ultimate DVD.
Not sure what else to try, except installing a new CPU? I have a X4 955 BE that is less than a year old. Not oc'd...Corsair water cooled (so I would avoid problems!). Have racked my novice brain for nearly 3 weeks, and if not for my iPad, my hair would be gone!