I have a Windows 7 Ultimate PC with the following components:
PSU - Seasonic SS-500HT Active PFC F3
Processor - Intel Q8300 Core 2 Quad (2.50GHz/4M/1333/05A/Socket: 775)
Motherboard - ASRock G31M-GS R2.0
Graphics Card - VTX3D Radeon HD5450 1GB PCIe DVI HDMI 2GB
Audio Card - Asus Xonar DS
Wireless LAN Card - Edimax EW-7128G 802.11 g
Optical Drive - Sony AD-7240S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Bare
Hard Drive 1 - 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
Hard Drive 2 - 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green
Hard Drive 3 - 2TB Seagate Barracuda
RAM - Kingston 2 x 2GB PC2-5300 DDR 667 240Pin
USB 3.0 PCI-E Card - Orico PVU3-5O2U
I reinstalled Windows last week after installing a new motherboard and it worked OK for a few days, but now whenever I try to start it up in the morning it goes to the "Starting Windows" screen and stops with just a small pink dot of the Windows logo appearing. For the past few days I've been able to start it by using System Restore, but today it said it had no restore points, so I experimenting with removing components. I found that the only way I could get it to start is by removing the graphics, audio and USB3 cards. With any one of those installed it wouldn't start. All three of those cards were installed when I installed Windows and had up-to-date drivers and seemed to be working fine.
Please can someone suggest how I can get everything working properly with my cards installed?