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Hello, after powering on my PC I am shown a black screen that tells me "Windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change could be the cause". It asks me if I want to boot normally, safe mode, etc. I have always booted normally and everything works fine. This error has been going on for about 4-5 months now. It will happen a few times and then it won't come back for a week, then it happens again.

I looked into my PC reliability history and it shows me all these Windows errors I have had. When I check the details of the error it tells me something about "rebooted from bugcheck", then it lists a code.

I have Googled many times about this but it seems like the people who have this problem, their PC won't start or it has other problems. My case is my PC works fine after I get this error. Anyone know what could be causing this?
post #2 of 13
Try resetting the CMOS, then reinstalling Windows if the problem persists
post #3 of 13

It might be an unstable system due to the 4.6 GHz overclock.  What sort of stability testing have you done?  I mean, for example:  did you do at least 12+ hours of Prime95's Blend test using Prime95 v27.7 build 2?

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post #4 of 13
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It might be an unstable system due to the 4.6 GHz overclock.  What sort of stability testing have you done?  I mean, for example:  did you do at least 12+ hours of Prime95's Blend test using Prime95 v27.7 build 2?

He has it overclocked to 4.6gHz?
Jwresb, if you're overclocked to 4.6gHz, definitely undo the overclock or reset your CMOS and see if the problem persists
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He has it overclocked to 4.6gHz?
Jwresb, if you're overclocked to 4.6gHz, definitely undo the overclock or reset your CMOS and see if the problem persists

 

Yeah.  Here's his system:

 

http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4487615

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
lol I have no idea how/who set my specs that my CPU is OC at 4.6GHz. I have nothing in my PC that is OC.

How exactly do I reset CMOS?
post #7 of 13
theres a little 2 pin thing on your mobo that has the text CLEAR_CMOS next to it, you stick a flathead screwdriver in between those when the computer is off and hold it there for 20 seconds. You then start your comp up and your mobo will have been restored to factory settings
post #8 of 13
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So once I reset CMOS do I have to install anything or will the PC just boot up like normal?
post #9 of 13
It'll boot like normal, but it'll ask you if you want to use a new mobo config or "last successful boot." Pick the new one.
It's just a mobo reset, nothing else
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks for the replies. I will try this but another thing that is weird with my PC is after powering it on, I hear a very fast ticking sound. It sounds like it's a fan spinning. It only does this when I receive this windows error and it goes aaway after about 5 minutes.
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