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Week Old Computer failing to boot (0x7b)

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I recently built my first pc last week, now it's failing to boot

Here are the specs:
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
  • Asus P8Z68-V Pro
  • Intel i7 2600k
  • EVGA GTX 570 Classified
  • WD Black Caviar 2TB

All was well until last saturday morning, when the boot_device_LED turned on on my morning boot (well, first boot went okay, but then it took 10 minutes or so for explorer to start and I had to force shutdown - the second boot is when the real problems began). I had problems booting, the windows splash screen would come up, then flash blue and the computer would shut down.

I tried chkdsk, boot repair, restored to an earlier version - nothing worked. Eventually I had to just boot off a linux live cd to backup a few documents then reinstall windows. After reinstalling it would boot again, but the Asus BIOS splashscreen would hang for 10 seconds every boot, then restart again and the second time it would work as normal (this happened EVERY boot from now on). I flashed the BIOS with the latest version, fixing this problem.

So everything was back to normal until this morning, I got the flash of a blue screen seconds after the windows logo appearing during boot. I did another boot repair, chkdsk, reset the bios to defaults, tried IDE mode, bootsect, all the usual with no luck.

I recorded the boot so I could see the frame where the blue screen appeared, and I got the STOP: 0x000007b (0xFFFFF880009A98E8, 0xFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x00000000 error message(it just cuts off, no closing bracket). I've been googling away, most results telling me to do what I've already done.

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be? This problem has come back again after being fixed the first time, so I'm really not sure if there's something I've done wrong or if there's some faulty hardware.

Thanks..

Edit: Same problem as http://www.overclock.net/windows/108...uld-use-2.html

Somewhere in there it mentions windows updates causing this, and with both installs I updated the main updates and all the recommended updates, perhaps one of those caused it? I want to try any other possibilities before reinstalling AGAIN, however. I really don't want to download/install 200GB+ of games again
Edited by Tokiopop - 10/3/11 at 4:56am
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See if you can pass a run of memtest86+
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Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
5 x 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro in ZF2 Array CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo FreeNAS 11 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W Gold 
Case
Fractal Design Node 804 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
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Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI R7970 Lightning BE 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB and WD Black 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
See if you can pass a run of memtest86+
Went fine (took a while, though). I assumed it would seeing the memory LED wasn't on.

I'm probably going to just format and do yet another install. Any tips on making sure this doesn't happen a third time?

Edit:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-e292b69f2fd1

This seems similar... I'm pretty sure the nights before both problems I updated windows. I'm going to try and avoid updating and see how it goes...

I shall leave this here in case anyone has the same problem as I did so they can fix the issue without having to reinstall and lose all their programs as I did. (Yes, it says XP but users have reported the same error with 7 and this fix worked)


Edited by Tokiopop - 10/3/11 at 9:21am
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2TB WD Black Caviar LG M2262D 22" Corsair TX850M HAF-X 
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