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Windows 7 won't boot whatsoever

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Alright so, my friend's computer just decided to stop booting into Windows. It had no problems up until this point, but now it basically just freezes at "Starting Windows". It boots into BIOS and such without a problem, but even trying to load Windows from a CD or flash drive it freezes at the same point. Any ideas?

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AMD A6-5400K
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4GB DDR3
300w PSU
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB

We honestly have no idea whats causing the problem, which is also part of why we're posting it in Windows/Operating Systems. Probably not the hard drive since it won't boot into Windows even from a CD/flash drive, but what else can it be, the CPU or motherboard or something?
    
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Boot from Bios to your DVD drive with windows CD in it. Then try to repair. If that does not work, chose to reset windows from a previous save point.

Either of these should clear things up and have you booting into windows.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Boot from Bios to your DVD drive with windows CD in it. Then try to repair. If that does not work, chose to reset windows from a previous save point.

Either of these should clear things up and have you booting into windows.

Like I said, trying to boot from a flash drive or CD it freezes at the same point as booting it up normally (On Starting Windows)
Anyways, we tried putting a hard drive into my spare computer and it was fine, so we know it's not the hard drive.

Oh, and booting from Safe Mode freezes while loading drivers - probably at the same point it does with the fancy UI.
    
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Sorry missed that, doing to many things at once.

It could be RAM, video card or PSU. Try playing around with the RAM (one stick/different slots, reseat/replace video card and if not those try another PSU.
 
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ram issue ?

ive no idea why ... haha
i hope you guys get it sorted out, problems like these are a real PITA
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