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Windows 7: need some help

13 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit ultimate
need some help

I shut down my system for a restart earlier today and now it will not boot.
Well sort of.
I get it restarted to the window's startup recovery window. and it tells me that I need to insert the cd and select repair. I insert CD and restart, boot from the CD and it just keeps telling me that it is missing the winload.exe file.

So I popped in my ubuntu disk and get to the point where I need it to ubuntu live from the CD it thinks for a second and then has a power failure.

it also does this if I select start windows normally.

I've pulled my drives and they are all fine.
I've put in a new PSU, went from a 600w to 1000w and it still is giving me the power issues.

I'm going to try booting each of my sticks of ram individually once I get everything backed up.

if thats still a no go, what do you all suggest? The bad part is, I need as much power as I can get as soon as I can. I'm in the middle of a large project, editing video.

system specs are:

Core 2 Quad Q8200
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
3 X 2gb DDR2 800 Corsair ram
XFX Radeon 5770
4 x 1tb HDD
600W Antec Earthwatts PSU

It runs 24/7 but I never let it push hotter than 65C on all 4 cores, I've got it all sitting inside the XCILO Windtunnel full ATX tower, there is plenty of airflow.

My motherboard seems to be running just fine, the bios navigates seamlessly.

I was able to get the windows memory diagnostic to run through 4 passes with no issues.

I really just need some help, and I really hope my processor is not dead.


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14 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Are you doing any overclocking? If you are set everything back to stock.

Have you tested your PSU with a volt meter or actual PSU tester?

Do a Memtest86+ and run for at least 7 passes (6-8 hours): RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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14 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit ultimate

I'm not overclocking at all, but I do run the system 24/7.
I have not tested the PSU with a PSU tester, but I have hit it with a volt meter and it all checks out fine.
I am going to see if I can get memtest to run, the rest of my Ubuntu disk caused power failure.

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