Hardware: ASUS P43E I3 processor, 4 gig ram and 500GB hard drive
Operating system: Windows 7 Pro
Problem: From off computer boots normally, goes to desktop and after 3:52 minutes shuts down to blue screen showing for a second with white information (to fast to read) Computer restarts and goes to 1. Message that says" Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Isert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" If you press any key it repeates the message. or 2. Goes to screen that says computer did not shut down correctly and asked you how you want to start with normal options Safe mode, Safe mode with network, Normal, Etc.
What I have done: Thinking it was a bad hard drive I removed the drive and put it in external housing unit. Hooked it up to another computer and ran Malwarebytes. No maleware detected. Ran virus scan using Windows detector found nothing. Checked the drive using windows Tools found a startup error which it corrected and defragmented the drive (it was only 6% fragmented)
After all of this I reinstalled the drive in the original computer and started it up. After 3:52 minutes it shut down and here we go again.
I am not sure of what this is although I have a vauge memory of hearing of something like this.
Please help with suggestions or cure. This is my daughters computer and I would like to send her back to school with it working.
Edited by hamluis, 03 January 2015 - 01:12 PM.
Moved from Gen Security to Win 7 - Hamluis.