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Corruption on fresh install, PSU on the way out?

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Recently the power [at my apt] has flickered, then gone out. 4 days ago my sig rig started to BSOD when left idle for even 5 minutes.I used it for hours straight with no issue, walk away to use the bathroom and come back to a DISK BOOT FAILURE message. I have to power off before it will boot back into the OS (win7x64ultimate)

SFC scan returns corrupted system files but can't fix them. A fresh installation of windows running SFC will show the same corrupted files and BSOD before you can download and install windows updates. However the installation always goes through without a hitch.

I've tried:
- Bringing all hardware to stock (24/7 stable for 2+ years)
- Two separate windows install discs
- Installing to a separate single sata HDD, same deal
- Different sata ports
- Using AHCI versus SB750 fakeRAID ports
- Different SATA cables


What I'm left with:
- Bad optical drive or IDE cable (I rip using EAC and have no issues)
- Failing power supply
- Damaged motherboard


Until I fix this I'm forced to meet programming deadlines on a crap 13 inch laptop. I'm ready to replace the PSU. Any troubleshooting, diagnostic or other advice fully appreciated. Thanks, as always.
Edited by _02 - 12/17/12 at 6:50pm
    
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post #2 of 6
If you have a spare psu,try swapping it with the one in question.
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What brand is the PSU?
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post #4 of 6
Test the RAM in another computer if you can, or try different RAM. I've had RAM cause so many varying issues that I can't even list them. Sure you're PSU may be screwed, and your motherboard too, but RAM is usually a very easy thing to test next checking the PSU voltages in the BIOS.
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post #5 of 6
I'd guess RAM or motherboard before the PSU.
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What happened to multiquote? Thanks for the feedback everyone.

I suspected RAM first and tested with both prime and memtest several times without an issue during testing. Since issues are popping up on a fresh install, I would expect a RAM issue to be relatively pronounced when testing but maybe not. I've ordered a Seasonic X650 gold PSU for testing as my current PSU needs to be replaced even if it is not the source of the issue (failing fan).

Here's to hoping it isn't the motherboard - though it is beginning to smell that way.
    
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Pioneer DLDVD/CDRW Arctic Freezer Pro 64 Win 7 64bit Ultimate E2305 LG 23" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch II Ninja Tenkeyless Fortron BlueStorm II 500w CM 690II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
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