Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:32 PM
While using my computer, the power in my room went out. Most likely because of hurricane Sandy. Shortly after, the power came back on, and I attempted to boot up my computer. The PC turns on (power), it shows me the motherboard screen (I am able to enter the BIOS), then asks me if I want to resume normal boot up or launch repairs. I click on boot up normally, it thinks a little, shows me the Windows logo, and then immediately restarts. Every time.
What I tried:
I tried repairs, but it says that it can not find a solution (like always lol). I then tried system restore, but to my surprise that failed too, giving me "rstrui.exe - application error". This led me to believe that my HDD failed. I also tried the clear CMOS thing, but that failed too.
I used a SATA to USB dongle to test the Hard Drive on another computer and it seems to be working fine, so my original diagnosis might be wrong.
I also tried reseating the RAM, but that did not help either.
Finally I entered the BOIS to see if something is messed up. Everything thing seems ok, clocks are set to auto (I do not overclock) and it recognizes everything. I also checked the hard drive configuration. The "Configure SATA as" is set to IDE (other options are RAID, and AHCI) not sure if thats correct.
Any ideas guys ?
New member so hello everyone, and thank you in advance.