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I finally got my setup running, but no boot. When windows tries to load, it loads for about 8 seconds then my system restarts. Any suggestions?
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It just restarts as in no bsod, no errors? Just, computer turns off and starts up again? If this is a new setup, would you be willing to try reinstalling windows?
Or you could try testing out the ram one stick at a time in different slots to see if that helps.
Is your rig overclocked? Maybe set the bios back to stock to see if it'll boot if it is overclocked.
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It just restarts as in no bsod, no errors? Just, computer turns off and starts up again? If this is a new setup, would you be willing to try reinstalling windows?
Or you could try testing out the ram one stick at a time in different slots to see if that helps.
Is your rig overclocked? Maybe set the bios back to stock to see if it'll boot if it is overclocked.

No overclocks, I tried different dimm combinations. No bsod
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So is it a full rig you just put together using new parts? though I'm not too set on this being a hardware issue with what you're describing.
If you don't have anything to lose on the OS, I'd say try a reinstall.

Have you tried checking your heatsink? It's unlikely but it may be overheating. The process of starting up in the POST process doesn't actually use much processing power so the computer can get through that process but the loading windows process is the first time your cpu gets used heavily. It may be that in that process, heat is building up quickly if your heatsink isn't attached properly or there isn't any thermal paste or a fan isn't work etc.
Edited by Cha0s_Cha0 - 12/3/11 at 8:56pm
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So is it a full rig you just put together using new parts? though I'm not too set on this being a hardware issue with what you're describing.
If you don't have anything to lose on the OS, I'd say try a reinstall.

I tried using another hdd with vista on it. BSOD mad.gif
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what's the BSOD code you get with the other hdd? Also, that's not a good idea because unless the other OS was made on your rig, it'll have incompatible drivers and everything on it so it won't be reliable or possibly even useable in a different computer
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what's the BSOD code you get with the other hdd? Also, that's not a good idea because unless the other OS was made on your rig, it'll have incompatible drivers and everything on it so it won't be reliable or possibly even useable in a different computer

The only set of numbers on the screen that I found were something like 0x0000000 or something like that.
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The only set of numbers on the screen that I found were something like 0x0000000 or something like that.

yeah...It's the last alpha numerical digits that are the most important
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The only set of numbers on the screen that I found were something like 0x0000000 or something like that.

yeah...It's the last alpha numerical digits that are the most important

K, I'll go plug it in and see what I get.
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