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Alright, my mom's computer is a little haywire. Let me just list the problems and steps taken.

-A couple months ago, could not install Windows XP on it -- just could never complete.
-ran memtest to make sure everything was fine
-ran tests on hard drive to make sure everything was fine
-Shortly after, installed Windows 7, due to XP not working -- everything is fine

-a month or so after wards, hard drive issues occured
-ran a disk check using my computer, and hard drive was fine
-reconnected the hard drive to mom's computer, started to work fine

-Yesterday, now the computer has trouble booting
-Computer posts, but freezes at the "starting Windows" screen
-After ~10 minutes, the computer reboots, and becomes a never-ending cycle of freezing at "starting Windows" for like ~10 minutes, and then rebooting again.
-I have run the start up repair multiple times (once the repair finishes, it says that the problems have been fixed) but the problem persists.
-I was able to get into the OS once, but I had no internet access, and could not do anything except sit on the idle desktop (I could move the mouse, could click on things, but nothing would open, nor could I connect a USB device), so I restarted, and got back into the freeze loops.

-I have taken the hard drive out, and plugged it into my computer in order to run some tests on the hard drive. There are no errors, and the disk is in perfect working order.
-I plugged the hard drive into my brother computer in order to boot from it
-First boot up didn't do anything
-Second boot up worked fine, and everything worked fine when it got into the desktop on my brother's computer
-moved the hard drive back into my mother's computer, and everything appears to be working fine.

My dad and I are now convinced that this is a motherboard issue. However, we would like to get some outside opinions of what it could be.


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Its the HDD. I had some problems. Sometimes it would not detect any errors and work fine and sometime sit would get stuck at Windows loading for too long.
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post #3 of 19
More than likely, it's the hard drive. It is probably going in and out. Hence why it works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I would just get a new hard drive and replace that old one, I bet you anything it will work.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Its the HDD. I had some problems. Sometimes it would not detect any errors and work fine and sometime sit would get stuck at Windows loading for too long.
You sure not the motherboard? Cause the hard drive has no errors/bad sectors, and works fine in other computers apart from my mom's... Any way, apart from HDTune, to test the hard drive?
     
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF 922 w/ Dust Filters Roccat Kone XTD + Roccat Apuri 2x XFX Warpad ODAC > Glow Amp One > K702/65 
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
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Quote:
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Its the HDD. I had some problems. Sometimes it would not detect any errors and work fine and sometime sit would get stuck at Windows loading for too long.
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Originally Posted by nvidiagamer View Post
More than likely, it's the hard drive. It is probably going in and out. Hence why it works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I would just get a new hard drive and replace that old one, I bet you anything it will work.
Both of these.
post #6 of 19
Im with all these guys. Its definitely a bad hard drive. Replace the drive and reinstall windows 7, and you will have no more problems.
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post #7 of 19
As the others have said, most likely the HDD. It could just on it's way out. Windows only checks for bad/erroneous sectors. If the HDD is on it's way out, it might not have any bad sectors, just starting to mechanically malfunction.
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post #8 of 19
Can you load a different hdd in your mom's pc with either xp or w/7? Me thinks it's hdd giving you fits. I had that same problem several months back, worked for a while and then it wouldn't. HDtune showed no errors for me also. Time for a new hdd.
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post #9 of 19
Now to add confusion!!!

I call bad sata port!!

Meaning, try a different port.
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post #10 of 19
It seems as if no one is reading the entire OP.

He said that the HDD works fine when plugged into a different computer.
It could still be the HDD, but I'd try plugging a known working HDD into your mom's computer.

Also try using a different sata port.
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