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Really Need Help. My PC Needs Constatnt Reboots to Function And Crashes Alot.

post #1 of 17
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This has been going on for about 6 months now. My Computer will freeze in the middle of web browsing and crash. Also it takes my computer nearly 5-20 restarts for it to boot properly. My blue screen is code 1033 which is a hardware issue

In the boot process my computer will even freeze during the bios post. Sometimes it wont boot at all. As I cycle restarts my computer will freeze in the middle of the windows start screen until I have to reboot it again. It even freezes in the bios itself.

I have already checked for viruses and updated all of my drivers. ANd checked all of my PSU connections

I thought it was my video card and sent it to gigabyte for RMA TWICE in the past year and both times the card was sent back to me after stress testing and ran fine.

I have run a HDD sector and error test and it passed.

I even bought a PSU tester (Thermaltake DR Power 2) and all voltages came out fine. However I noticed that some of my 24 pin voltages (12+ ones rated 11.9) I dont know if that is the reason but the DR Power gave me no errors. I tested the PSU multiple times with no errors.

I checked my ram through Memtest and even switched out some sticks and I still am having this issue.

It can take me more than 10 minutes of rebooting sometimes to get the computer to work.

When the computer is finally running for awhile though, I notice it runs more smoothly and crashes/freezing tends to not occur. But my browser will freeze at times or minimize to the tray before coming back up again. Also my display driver will crash and recover sometimes.


Can anyone help me. As this is getting really annoying.

My Computer Specs are listed below. My PC in not overclocked and running on stock settings. The newest part in the computer is the video card being a GTX 460. The rest is nearly 6 years old.
post #2 of 17
Well. I pretty much had the same issue as you although my rig wasn't that old, also getting bsods that referred to a hardware issue, needed constant reboots and random crashes.

It turned out to be my motherboard(after doing all possible tests on my other hardware) and simply bought a new mobo, cpu & cooler smile.gif

I think simply getting a new rig would be your best option since you probably have no warranty left...
post #3 of 17
This may help if has a fairly user friendly way of showing you what is going on with the BSOD. (link below)

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html


Since this is a 6year old rig ... have you checked to make sure it isn't all dusty in there (airflow restrictions ... increased heat). Also since it is a rather old rig you might want to pull the Heatsink off the cpu and clean the old thermal compound off and then apply fresh new thermal compound and reseat the cpu and cooler.
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Originally Posted by atarione View Post

This may help if has a fairly user friendly way of showing you what is going on with the BSOD. (link below)

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html


Since this is a 6year old rig ... have you checked to make sure it isn't all dusty in there (airflow restrictions ... increased heat). Also since it is a rather old rig you might want to pull the Heatsink off the cpu and clean the old thermal compound off and then apply fresh new thermal compound and reseat the cpu and cooler.

The thing is that the computer will freeze even in bios screen. The computer is free of dust. The temps are fine as the thermal paste was changed 3 months ago to no luck to this issue. I even changed the cmos battery and still no luck.
post #5 of 17
you have a different power supply to try?


did the problem start after the GTX460 was added ... maybe that CM 750w aint up to the job due to capacitor aging or ??? other reasons? CM wouldn't really be my brand of choice for a Power supply on their best day... (I like Seasonic myself)


have you tried running memtest? could be memory issue also.


with a 6yr old rig could be a lot of things motherboard starting to go / power supply / memory / harddrive even (have you rank /chkdsk?)



edit... you might want to look at the motherboard for signs of capacitor issues (look for bulging / leaking caps ) also.
Edited by atarione - 9/3/13 at 10:15am
post #6 of 17
edit ...oh sorry i see you ran memtest

those power supply testers are ok but it could still be the GTX overwhelming the powersupply them testers can't really test for everything by a long shot.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by atarione View Post

edit ...oh sorry i see you ran memtest

those power supply testers are ok but it could still be the GTX overwhelming the powersupply them testers can't really test for everything by a long shot.


I don't have another power supply or know someone that does. I had the g 460 for about two years with no issue.
post #8 of 17
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I ran chkdisk and got no errors
post #9 of 17
you take a look at that bsod view thing I linked to you might want to and then post back what it says is going on with the bsod's as something is wrong if it is hanging on the bios also...
post #10 of 17
could be the cmos battery going bad.

read the manual before replacing.
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