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post #1 of 10
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CPU: Phenom 9950BE
MOBO: K9A2 Plat
RAM: Kinsgston 2x2 DDR 2
PSU: Antec 550w

Sometimes:

- BSODS after "Windows starting up"/"logo"
- Can't restart or shut down after powering on and have to manually shut down via power supply switch
- Suggests some Windows repair
- Usually gets stuck on "Windows is loading files.."

It seems it was better yesterday when it didn't do things like having the need to manual shut down via PSU switch

Loading the USB Windows Installer is unusually very slow.

You guys think it's the motherboard?

Tried switching GPUs (HD 4870 then a 9500 GT), didn't really seem to change much.

Would love more suggestions for diagnosis.
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Test your memory and test your power supply. I'm thinking it could be the power supply. I recommend HCI Memtest Deluxe if you can afford it otherwise use Memtest x86+ for memory testing. Try another power supply, borrow one if you have to or test your current one with a multimeter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anoob View Post

Test your memory and test your power supply. I'm thinking it could be the power supply. I recommend HCI Memtest Deluxe if you can afford it otherwise use Memtest x86+ for memory testing. Try another power supply, borrow one if you have to or test your current one with a multimeter.

Thanks.

Yeah, I'll try testing using a different powersupply soon.

I hope Memtest x86 is easy to do xD
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Update:

User a different power supply, it's booting but has the same problem

When I load up Windows 7 USB installer, it's very slow and it can't detect the HDD.

Even tried this fix and during "list disk", my PC only sees the Flash Drive (Win 7 Installer):

Quote:
I solved the problem by cleaning the disk drive as below.
-On the boot disk get past the language selection, select Repair, open Command Prompt and type the following commands;

diskpart
list disk
select disk
clean

-Restart the system, the disk shows up for the installation.


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post #5 of 10
Try checking the cables for the drive. I'm guessing they're IDE cables? If they are the cables can easily go bad over time. Try using new IDE cables.
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post #6 of 10
can it load up in safe mode? try dusting it out and make sure any expansion cards are in nice and snug.
post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anoob View Post

Try checking the cables for the drive. I'm guessing they're IDE cables? If they are the cables can easily go bad over time. Try using new IDE cables.

No IDE cables smile.gif All SATA

Quote:
Originally Posted by nazarein View Post

can it load up in safe mode? try dusting it out and make sure any expansion cards are in nice and snug.

Once. Then it was no longer able to. Yeah, I made sure the power cables and others are snug.

It's a weird issue. Right now all seems working fine.

I'll try to remember what I did but i don't think it really makes that much sense. Probably more of lucking out:

1. Put 1 HDD and 1 DVD Burner on SATA with different colors
--- Mobo has 6 SATA; A set of 4 with one color and a set of 2 with another color.
--- Mobo can't seem to see the proper names of the HDD in either SATA ports of set 2.

2. Chose the Default BIOS Settings (Load safe optimized? can't remember exact option)

3. Chose AHCI in one of the options with (IDE/AHCI/RAID?)

4. Used a Win 7 DVD Installer than a Win 7 USB Installer

5. Win 7 Installer saw the HDD.

6. Format the main partition and Installed Windows just fine.

7. Swapped back the old PSU and it still working

So far so good.

It was so weird.

Maybe it wasn't healthy when I left that device for 6 mos w/o being turned on.
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post #8 of 10
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PC won't POST anymore.

Tried doing a Memtest 86 for the 2nd memory stick.. left it a bit.. saw no display output on the TV..

hard-reset..

bam... no signal, no POST.. full GPU fan speed.
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post #9 of 10
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So does it mean the mobo or CPU is dead?

Won't Post.. no sound (mobo beeps).

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post #10 of 10
Try testing components individually on another working system. At this point you can't really tell if you didn't isolate the problem one by one.
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