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Windows 7: Crashing, Rebooting, and Instability

17 Feb 2011   #1
Steinberg

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Crashing, Rebooting, and Instability

Hello,
Have n interesting problem here. I installed a new power supply about a week ago, and today when i go to start up my computer it goes from the ASUS intro straight to Windows Error recovery. So i did not do that the first time, and right after i hit enter on run windows it rebooted. and back to the windows error recovery i go. Went through did the recovery and it rebooted. I left it for a minute and it just keeps on repeating the cycle. I managed to launch windows once. completed a scan disk and memory diagnostics, and nothing. So i tried to play splinter cell conviction, and it starts to load that, then it reboots, entering the same cycle as it did before...and the worst part of my luck is that i originally turned my computer on to back it up, so much for that.

Hope you can help.


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17 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would unplug all the power supply cables and replug them making sure everything is seated properly.

The repair loop, we have a tutorial for fixing that somewhere in the tutorials section but for some strange reason I can't find it right now.
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18 Feb 2011   #3
Steinberg

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the idea, but it didnt work, i'll check out the tutorials in the meantime.
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18 Feb 2011   #4
Steinberg

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

could it be when the old one died a surge damaged the motherboard or cpu?
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18 Feb 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steinberg View Post
could it be when the old one died a surge damaged the motherboard or cpu?
Not very likely as most half decent psu's are designed to fail safe. It is a possibility. I would look closely at the motherboard for signs of damaged capacitors.

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See how the top is being pushed up and out a little ? They should commonly be flat on the top. If the damage is severe there may even be some discoloration or a slight ozone like smell.
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18 Feb 2011   #6
badkarma11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Full Retail SP1
 
 

another possibility is that while you were installing the PSU, you may have marginalized some other connection. Try reseating RAM and maybe reseat all drive cables.
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24 Feb 2011   #7
Steinberg

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the ideas. With the capacitors they are solid Japanese capacitors, if that means anything, but they had no bulging or discolouration. and reseating the drive cables did not work. still working my way through the tutorials.
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26 Feb 2011   #8
Steinberg

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Just to let you know I found out the problem. It was the gpu. When the old psu went, i am guessing, that it caused it fried it. I put it through a 3d mark 06 test on my other computer and it overheated.
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