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my desktop crashed, i was watching a tv show in a media player when it froze and when i shut it down and restarted it turned itself off after starting up. now it crashes before windows even starts.


idk if this is the right forum for this, i just assumed it would go under security as it sounds like a virus to me.


the last time i tried starting it, it said windows could not launch and was broken or something. it crashed before i could select the option to 'attempt to fix'

yesterday i installed a tune up program that optimized startup programs and other stuff that effects performance. the computer was then used all night for games, and only just crashed this morning in the middle of a tv show.

so i have three things i can think of that could be the problem.
1 - its a virus
2 - maybe my powersupply is going out? (messing up windows from crashing)
3 - the tune up program disabled something it shouldnt have

is there anything i can do to save what i have?
i have 3 hard drives, so would unplugging the hard drive with windows installed on it stop the crashing problem?
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Did you try...restarting it in safe mode?
    
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if its just cutting out as in the whole computer just resets i would say hardware, but if its just crashing i would think you have a corrupted disk. most virus i have seen dont inhibit the computer booting they just **** around with you on your desktop using pop ups fake destop icons stupid stuff.
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Sounds like you have a possible boot sector issue. I would try booting from your OS disk and perform a repair first. This would be your easiest and cheapest option if it works.
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post #5 of 12
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no the whole computer shuts off.


when i hit the power, my mobo logo comes up, then i have to hit f1 to launch bios or whatever. then i have to hit enter to select windows 7, if it crashed i can then select safemode or else it just launches windows.

if i let it sit for a while it will begin launching windows before the computer dies, then it wont even get to the windows launch screen before it dies.




i have replaced my mobo and graphics card and ram in the last 6 months, so i dont think they have any problem. i would think its the psu or possibly hdd? if its hardware related
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If you believe it is hardware related run on-board diagnostics. That will surely tell you if the HDD is bad.
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how can i run that if my computer dies 10 seconds after i turn it on?
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Sorry, thought you meant it only dies once trying to get into Windows. My mistake...
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post #9 of 12
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no problem, was hoping you might know a way to make it stop dieing


im thinking if i unplug the hard drive with windows installed then it will stop dieing, if its a virus.
or i will try plugging up an old psu i have (i think it still works)

otherwise i guess i will just wait untill i have the money, and i will go through replacing parts untill it works again. it sounds like a waste, but its my excuse to upgrade things that necisarily didnt need upgrading haha
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Try this if all else fails. Put your HDD in a ziplock back in the freezer for an hour, take it out wrap it in a towel and rush it to your PC and see if it boots. If it does your HDD is toast and will probably shut down in a minute or two of running.
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