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I posted this a while ago but I haven't had time to address the problem because of time until now. Basically here is the story in a nutshell. The rig in my sig has been having issues cold booting, sometimes even being off for a few minutes. When I turn it on it will get to the loading screen and make 1-3 passes on the bar before I get a BSoD. Then it immediately restarts itself and gets to the screen where it says windows did not start properly, blah blah, then it has the four options of starting. It will do this for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour before it finally starts. Due to this I usually just keep the damn thing on. I have tried 2 different power supplies and 2 different sets of RAM. I really can't figure out what could be causing it. I am ordering a copy of Vista, a new case, and a HD probably tomorrow sometime and I figured I would ask for advice before I spent more money on a new mobo. Sorry for the long post but I tried to make sure I covered everything.

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Is it overclocked?

 

mem test doesn't mean much, I would let it run sp2004 overnight just to see if its still stable

 

and with a different PSU it acted exactly the same? as this would be my 1st guess

 

Do you have any IRQ conflicts? I know my sound card has to be in the bottom slot or it conflicts with the video card(but mines an X-FI which are known to be a PITA), I didnt notice any probs but just in case I moved mine, just something you could try.

 

how long has this been happening? any hardware/software/drivers been changed that may cause it?

Does it always get through the post and into bios? Have you tried reinstalling windows?

Have you checked your hard drive for errors?

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ok I guess il start from the top. No its running on all stock settings. The other psu and other memory do the exact same thing. to be honest i dont know if i have IRQ conflicts, i could try switching the slot. It started happening probably about 7-8 months ago(I know im lazy) but at first it wasn't bad, it would just take like one restart if at all. And it just got worse until now. I will be rebuilding the whole thing in a few days when i get a copy of vista, a new case, and new HD. I can always get into the bios, it just restarts during the windows loading screen, which made me think it was either the hard drive, or the installation itself

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Oclock, here is a link to the problem that I had when I first bought my DFI board:

 

http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread...ht=old_geekster

 

This link will show you that I am not making my statements without some assurance. I believe that it is your PSU. Once I replaced mine (OCZ Powerstream 520) and my memory (both OCZ), I haven't had a problem with my rig (see sig).

 

I hope this helps.

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