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Windows only starts up in safe mode


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#1 gregmallek

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:24 PM

I am having an unusual problem; I just updated my system to the following specs:
Mobo: MSI K9A2GM V3; CPU AMD Athlon 64 5000+; mem 1024mb corsair DDR2
My HD, which I did NOT upgrade, is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11, 1TB.
After re-build, Windows only booted to the splash screen, and the time bar went by several times, then the computer auto-rebooted. Every reboot does the same thing. If I F8 and go into safe mode, the computer boots without a problem. I thought it might be an unrecognized problem with the HD, so I swapped out a Samsung 250gb HD from another system I have, and exactly the same thing happened! I figure this has to be something mobo related, I have tried futzing around with the BIOS ("load fail-safe defaults," etc.), but nothing gets me booted. Has anyone seen this? What do I do?

Thanks for your help,
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:06 PM

Did you install the new motherboard drivers?
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#3 gregmallek

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:04 AM

Yes, when safe mode started the "found new hardware wizard" went through its whole deal and I installed them.




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