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Well, as the days went on I had noticed my computer started to shut down and reset itself out of nowhere. The computer worked flawlessly for about a month before this started.

It does this about 4-5 seconds into bootup, it'll shut down, restart itself and freeze at the windows screen everytime after the restart. The first time it happened i didn't think much of it, but now it continuously happens at least every 2 or 3 bootups. Is this caused by my motherboard failing?

Also, it takes anywhere from 20-30 seconds to connect through wired internet now for whatever reason. Would this be effected by all the random shut downs, restarts and freezes? It's happened about 5-6 times now. I'm really lost, it's my first build and I was really hoping I wouldn't run into any problems.


My specs:
-i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz 1.408v
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67
EVGA GTX 570
Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB @1600MHz 7-9-8-24
Corsair AX1200 PSU (Planned on going SLI but I ran out of cash at the time, so I don't think its a shortage of power to the computer causing it.)
Corsair H100 CPU cooler
2x OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD
WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD

If you guys need any more info in order to help me solve this please let me know.

EDIT: Forgot to add that I did my overclock around early May, if that makes a difference?
post #2 of 32
I almost want to say hard drive issue based on the rebooting at startup. My friend's SSD died after only 2 months so I guess it's not an unheard of thing. Still it might be a pain to test unless you have another clean HDD handy.
 
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post #3 of 32
I suggest turning your overclock down to 4GHz and seeing of it still happens.
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Originally Posted by Penecks View Post

I almost want to say hard drive issue based on the rebooting at startup. My friend's SSD died after only 2 months so I guess it's not an unheard of thing. Still it might be a pain to test unless you have another clean HDD handy.
If it was the SSD that has failed (have my OS on the first SSD) wouldn't it just never boot windows? The thing is a month old...
It shuts down before it even reaches the windows screen, restarts itself, and gets past the BIOS but freezes at the windows screen after the restart. Then I reboot it myself after that and it goes to windows.
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I suggest turning your overclock down to 4GHz and seeing of it still happens.
My overclock is 12 hours Prime stable and i've been running it for about a month now. Would it really become unstable this quick? As well as cause my computer to be doing this?
post #5 of 32
It sounds software related to me. If its making it to the "Starting Windows" screen but then freezing, then I don't think its hardware. If it were mobo, CPU or RAM causing the problem, it wouldn't make it that far. Could still be the hard drive but if you shut it down yourself and reboot and it works, then that makes me think its probably not.

Easiest thing to try first would be to restore your OS back to a point before the problems started. This could do the trick.

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It sounds software related to me. If its making it to the "Starting Windows" screen but then freezing, then I don't think its hardware. If it were mobo, CPU or RAM causing the problem, it wouldn't make it that far. Could still be the hard drive but if you shut it down yourself and reboot and it works, then that makes me think its probably not.
Easiest thing to try first would be to restore your OS back to a point before the problems started. This could do the trick.
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Well the thing is, when it shuts down it's about 4-5 seconds into the boot when it happens and doesn't make it far. After it restarts itself it gets to the loading windows screen and freezes. The fact that it's still getting that far means it's not hardware for sure?

After it happens and I reboot it myself for it to work again, it asks me if I want to do system repair or something along those lines (might be called windows repair, can't check at the moment) or to load windows normally. I always chose to load windows normally until I had a more general idea of the problem. Should I try the repair option or just go ahead and try to restore a previous point?
post #7 of 32
try reseting the cmos and booting with no hard drive or ssd get into the bios and set to ahci and other things you need for it to work dont overclock it yet
then if ssd(os) and hdd(storage) try just reconnecting the ssd and see if that boots

2nd question did you raid the ssds?
Edited by JozefH - 6/10/12 at 9:32am
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try reseting the cmos and booting with no hard drive or ssd get into the bios and set to ahci and other things you need for it to work dont overclock it yet
then if ssd(os) and hdd(storage) try just reconnecting the ssd and see if that boots
2nd question did you raid the ssds?
I'm just afraid that id lose stability for my overclock if I reset the cmos. Would the overclock still be stable if I enter everything exactly how it was before the reset?

So I boot it with just the OS SSD connected and disconnect the other SSD I use for games as well as the HDD?

Also, I have it set to AHCI not RAID.
post #9 of 32
trust me right down your settings in the bios first so you have them for later and reset the cmos then try just booting with only your os ssd
this would be the fastest way to figure out the issue

how did you test your overclocks stability?
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Well the thing is, when it shuts down it's about 4-5 seconds into the boot when it happens and doesn't make it far. After it restarts itself it gets to the loading windows screen and freezes. The fact that it's still getting that far means it's not hardware for sure?
After it happens and I reboot it myself for it to work again, it asks me if I want to do system repair or something along those lines (might be called windows repair, can't check at the moment) or to load windows normally. I always chose to load windows normally until I had a more general idea of the problem. Should I try the repair option or just go ahead and try to restore a previous point?

Try the repair option. Its telling you that something is wrong with the OS when it does that. Chances are when you repair it, itll restore to an earlier point anyway. So definitely give that a try.
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