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I am wondering if anyone can shed any light on a problem I am experiencing.

I am running my computer overclocked (check my specifications) and it has been stable for months with no problems. However recently my Windows 7 Professional began to hang at the login page, sometimes freezing and sometimes just displaying a black screen with only a mouse. It would start occasionally but only about 1 in 20 attempts. I reduced all voltages and clock speeds to fail safe settings in the BIOS and this had no affect.

I have just yesterday reinstalled Windows with Windows 7 Ultimate instead of Professional and did a clean install. Windows now boots more occasionally but I am still experiencing the same issues - sometimes with extremely long loading times for the password to be accepted (10 minutes or so) and other times the same problem of it just not loading the desktop.

I am inclined to think this is probably a hardware issue as it does it with both operating systems, however if someone could provide any insight it would be much appreciated.

I am running only a Corsair CX 430w power supply - this is my best guess as my computer is drawing a lot of power, although I am unsure because if my power supply was the problem why would the irregularities occur with logging on?

Sorry this is long, any help at all is appreciated!
 
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Originally Posted by GerroffMe View Post
I am wondering if anyone can shed any light on a problem I am experiencing.

I am running my computer overclocked (check my specifications) and it has been stable for months with no problems. However recently my Windows 7 Professional began to hang at the login page, sometimes freezing and sometimes just displaying a black screen with only a mouse. It would start occasionally but only about 1 in 20 attempts. I reduced all voltages and clock speeds to fail safe settings in the BIOS and this had no affect.

I have just yesterday reinstalled Windows with Windows 7 Ultimate instead of Professional and did a clean install. Windows now boots more occasionally but I am still experiencing the same issues - sometimes with extremely long loading times for the password to be accepted (10 minutes or so) and other times the same problem of it just not loading the desktop.

I am inclined to think this is probably a hardware issue as it does it with both operating systems, however if someone could provide any insight it would be much appreciated.

I am running only a Corsair CX 430w power supply - this is my best guess as my computer is drawing a lot of power, although I am unsure because if my power supply was the problem why would the irregularities occur with logging on?

Sorry this is long, any help at all is appreciated!
Sounds like hard drive failures to me, run a CHKDSK on your drive. If you still have issues after that try a different drive.
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post #3 of 8
If you feel its a power problem, then remove the overclock, disconnect two of the hard drives and go to minimal ram and even remove your gpu if your mobo has one built in and try booting again, if it still fails you've ruled out psu problem.
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I recently repaired a customers machine with this problem, your hard drive is failing.
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post
Sounds like hard drive failures to me, run a CHKDSK on your drive. If you still have issues after that try a different drive.
Yeh ran CHKDSK for the second time and it now seems to be working as it should Thank you

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post #6 of 8
Like stated above, check drives. You may also want to remove the video card and make sure it's not pulling too much power. Or reinstall windows on another drive.
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post #7 of 8
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It appears that it was just an error in the hard drive, a CHKDSK run through dos fixed the problem
 
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glad to hear it worked out for you.
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