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I recently installed windows 7 onto a fresh 500gb hard drive but had boot problems that i couldn't fix so decided to re-install again a day or so after the first install.

Upon installing a program (7-zip or something like that) i experienced my system doing a random resart whereby upon the restart i got the Windows shutdown error message or whatever it is asking me to choose an option including boot normally which i did. I then decided to go online and watch a youtube in 480p fullscreen but in doing so my PC ended up restarting again like before. Several times now i've experienced this random restart behaviour when i'm doing simple things like browsing the web or browsing files on any of my hard drives.

All that's been done is windowes 7 installed,7-zip installed, latest drivers installed anti-virus installed then google chrome installed. I have tried running my system with 1 stick of ram in slot one swapping sticks after a crash to see if one is faulty or not as well as testing them in slots 2-4. I've tried re-seating all my components including re-applying thermal compound on the CPU cooler. I have also unplugged all USB devices except kreyboard and mouse as well as scanned my HDD for errors.

I get no error screens or any BSOD'S before my system restarts so no idea what could be the casue.
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no bsods sounds like psu problems, got a spare?
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could be bsod with auto restart enabled

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Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel.

Tip: In a hurry? Type system in the search box after clicking Start. Choose System under the Control Panel heading in the list of results and then skip to Step 4.

Click on the System and Security link.

Note: If you're viewing the Small icons or Large icons view of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the System icon and proceed to Step 4.

Click on the System link.

In the task pane on the left, click the Advanced system settings link.

Locate the Startup and Recovery section near the bottom of the window and click on the Settings button.

In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.

Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.

Click OK in the System Properties window.

You can now close the System window.

From now on, when a problem causes a BSOD or another major error that halts the system, Windows 7 will not force a reboot. You'll have to reboot manually when an error appears.
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Originally Posted by Dwood View Post
no bsods sounds like psu problems, got a spare?
THE PSU i have is a new within the last month or two but may have an older but functional spare i can try.

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could be bsod with auto restart enabled
Will try what you suggested if the above doesn't help.
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Tried a spare PSU but couldn't get into windows and when booting up with the normal PSU i am now getting a disk boot error.
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Tried a spare PSU but couldn't get into windows and when booting up with the normal PSU i am now getting a disk boot error.
You will need to test with a good PSU.
Looks like a lack of power to the components.
Get a proper PSU before your components brake ,HDD is the first do die if the PSU outpur oscilates a lot due to overload.
Avoid junk cheap PSU-s.
Corsair CX series my suggestion .

But you seem to use an Intel rig and this is AMD area
   
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post #7 of 9
Try a new Sata cable. No lie. I had a similar issue where my spare HDD would just drop off my pc and lock up the whole PC. I thought it was dying because it was like 4 years old, but it was just a crappy sata cable.
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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
You will need to test with a good PSU.
Looks like a lack of power to the components.
Get a proper PSU before your components brake ,HDD is the first do die if the PSU outpur oscilates a lot due to overload.
Avoid junk cheap PSU-s.
Corsair CX series my suggestion .

But you seem to use an Intel rig and this is AMD area
I am using a 2 month old OCZ StealthXStream 2 500W Power Supply which although not the best out there i would still consider it to be a decent one for my needs since i am doing NO over-clocking and don't have a massive high-end system needing powered.

Also my main system is AMD phenom II based whereas my laptop i'm using just now is Intel based.
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I found the cause of my boot failures and it was that when i installed windows i had 2 internal drives hooked up (One for OS and one for files)and somehow the way it got set setup meant that it need the files drive connected along with the OS one.

I've also removed the ECO and installed the stock AMD cooler re-applying the thermal paste with different stuff than before. This has seemed to stop the computer restarting instantly when doing web browsing, running 5-10 mins of rFactor which cause crashes before as well as when the computer is running but doing nothing although i can't say if it will crash or not when i use it for long periods of time.
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