I have another fascinating (scarcastic) Boot Loop problem I need help with. Basically I took a few desktop computers and switched some parts around. I am trying to make two machines with these parts. I have one up and running but the second has been giving me hell....Im at work right now so I will list what I know off the top of my head.
1st PC Build....(Works great)
HP motherboard w/ LGA 775 socket (microATX)
Intel core 2 duo - want to upgrade to core 2 quad Q9650 later
2 Gigs of DDR2 6400 - I had ram issues, this I had laying around but will get 2x 2GB sticks soon
500 watt ATX power supply
320GB hard drive
2nd PC Build...(Boot Loop issues)
ASUS Motherboard 939 socket
AMD athlon 64 x2
4x1 Gig sticks of Ram
400 watt BFG power supply
300GB hard drive
First, I had a bad power supply. It whistled when I turned it on. I switched it out for a BFG power supply I had laying around. Next was wiring the on/off switch to the Motherboard. Then, choosing a Hard drive. I have 3x 80GB hard drives laying around. This computer I am building for a friend of mine to use while he is doing some school work. Mostly going to be internet, email, microsoft office programs running on it. So I thought Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit is about 20GB of space then he has 60GB left. If he wants to upgrade his Hard Drive he can. Im giving him this computer for free so I did want to give him some awesome Hard drive when I had a few oldies laying around.
I could not get any of the three Hard drives up and going with the Windows 7 ultimate x64. kept getting missing bootmgr message. I even plugged them into the 1st PC and tried to install on that setup... failed. I managed to find a 300GB hard drive and formatted it. Installed the OS onto it and ran the activation all on the 1st PC. I then put the HD in the 2nd PC and I am now getting the boot loop. It loads the windows screen then reboots. I cannot get into safe mode. Only the Bios.
Can someone help me please!!!!!! Thanks in advance....