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Early stage of PSU fail.
I was getting random programs crashing, then BSODs started, then artifacts and in the end Windows started taking ages to load.
After troubleshooting all of the above failed, I figured it has to do with the PSU.
I wanted to do a last check on the HDDs before I shut everything down, but after the restart I couldn't go in SafeMode.
Constant HDD read and frozen screen, so I couldn't get to the chkdisk.

I know the PSU is dead.
But do you think the HDD is gone too? Or it will boot fine with a new PSU?
Thanks
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Your best of trying the HDD at a friends or waiting to test it. It could just be some data is corrupt on the HDD or it might be dead, there is really no way of knowing.
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Early stage of PSU fail.
I was getting random programs crashing, then BSODs started, then artifacts and in the end Windows started taking ages to load.
After troubleshooting all of the above failed, I figured it has to do with the PSU.
I wanted to do a last check on the HDDs before I shut everything down, but after the restart I couldn't go in SafeMode.
Constant HDD read and frozen screen, so I couldn't get to the chkdisk.

I know the PSU is dead.
But do you think the HDD is gone too? Or it will boot fine with a new PSU?
Thanks
Probably just data corruption from all of the BSOD's. As the other person stated try hooking it up to a different computer and run chkdsk /r on it or wait until you get your new PSU and do it. You might have to boot to a Windows Install Disk, go to the repair console, and run chkdsk /r from there.

Be sure to run an sfc /scannow on it once you can boot into Windows on it.
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Yes, thank you guys. Will do as soon as I get my hand on a new PSU. Just wanted to know what to expect (and whether or not to buy an HDD as well). I hope the HDD still holds the line. That goes for the GPU too.. Oh, my...
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If you didn't see any sparks or have any explosions you are probably okay.
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If it fails on the secondary part of the PSU, you may not necessarily see any visible signs of failure at all. And failure on the secondary may be the worst of all.
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Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
If it fails on the secondary part of the PSU, you may not necessarily see any visible signs of failure at all. And failure on the secondary may be the worst of all.
I did see signs, lots of them, all at the same time BSODs, HDD loads, programs shutting down and GPU artifacts. Practically everything from the list

I'm getting an Everest 80Plus 600 today, so we'll see
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
I did see signs, lots of them, all at the same time BSODs, HDD loads, programs shutting down and GPU artifacts. Practically everything from the list

I'm getting an Everest 80Plus 600 today, so we'll see
I hate to say it but any of those things could be software issues rather than a broken PSU.

A broken PSU would usually cause problems which are pretty obviously power.
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
I hate to say it but any of those things could be software issues rather than a broken PSU.

A broken PSU would usually cause problems which are pretty obviously power.
There is a list of PSU fail symptoms and I have all of them and no extra. I'm pretty good at sw and hw configuration, my WIndows is perfect, all OC are mild and stable and the problems started in the last 2 days after no changes to the system were made.
The system is usually under load (Crysis) and the PSU gets hot. The GPU is big and OCd, the CPU is OCd and with those symptoms I'm sure its PSU fail

To say again, symptoms:

Artifacts
BSOD
Random programs stop responding
Intensive HDD read
HDD data corruption (chkdisk found several errors yesterday)
Hot PSU
CPU stable when GPU is idle,
GPU stable when CPU is idle.
Both @load = fail.
Edited by ronnin426850 - 2/24/11 at 3:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
There is a list of PSU fail symptoms and I have all of them and no extra. I'm pretty good at sw and hw configuration, my WIndows is perfect, all OC are mild and stable and the problems started in the last 2 days after no changes to the system were made.
The system is usually under load (Crysis) and the PSU gets hot. The GPU is big and OCd, the CPU is OCd and with those symptoms I'm sure its PSU fail

To say again, symptoms:

Artifacts
BSOD
Random programs stop responding
Intensive HDD read
HDD data corruption (chkdisk found several errors yesterday)
Hot PSU
CPU stable when GPU is idle,
GPU stable when CPU is idle.
Both @load = fail.
Have you even tried a clean format / even a low level format with a fresh install of windows to make sure its not data corruption?

This could still be a software problem. Just be safe and rule it out.
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