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Computer reboots once only on first start up


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#1 sksnuffy

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:49 PM

Hello

I am at wits end. I have a desktop computer AMD 3.0 ghz dual core processor, 4gb ram, win7 ultimate(legit), 1 TB HDD(new) and an asus m2n-mx se plus motherboard. every time I turn my machine on, it goes through the POST and finishes boot up sequences and then start to load windows. Some times it finishes and I get to my desktop while other times It reboots only seconds into the win7 loading procedures. this has happened for quite a while and I am beside myself for an answer. I have even flashed the ROM to update that. I have unhooked all drives except for one. I have even unhooked the DVD drive to eliminate that. still the problem is here. the only thing that I havent replaced yet is the motherboard, which I may do and get another video card and run dual video cards but I need this gremlin gone. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:50 PM

Does the same thing happen if you boot to safe mode?

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:54 PM

If safe mode doesn't work, you can try VGA mode too (incase it is a graphics driver/card problem). I think on 7, VGA mode is called something like "low resolution mode" or something.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:58 PM

Third party drivers do not load in safe mode.

Edited by Allan, 26 May 2011 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:14 PM

I have replaced the video card and ran from the motherboard vga and it still happened. thanks for the input anyways

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:22 PM

Does the same thing happen if you boot to safe mode?



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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:59 AM

sometimes yes and sometimes no. I am just thinking I may as well just replace the motherboard and be done with that.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:30 AM

Well if it does happen in safe mode then it's almost certainly a hardware issue. Narrowing it down further from there is difficult from long distance.




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