I built a new computer a couple of months ago. Once it is running it seems fine but around half the time I try to turn it on it get's to the Starting Windows screen and seem the just reboot. Once this starts, if I try to 'start windows normally, it will just reboot at the same point. Once it is in this state it gets stuck in a loop. Automatic repair does nothing. If I do a system restore. I can usually get it to boot. It usually says the system restore failed. and something about no changes were made. But something must have changed because after that it will boot up normally. It will always boot to Safe Mode.The thing that really has me stumped is that once it is in this cycle of resetting every time it gets to the windows start page if I put my Windows 7 install DVD in and hit a key to boot from disk, the computer will still get to the Windows Start screen and reboot. It fails to boot even from an original Microsoft manufactured install DVD. If I can get it back to the point that it will boot to the SSD then it will also boot to the DVD again.
I've had other problems. I've had BSOD issues for BAD_POOL_CALLER and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA. It was also taking a really long time to boot. Like 1.5 minutes just to display the BIOS. I replaced the RAM with something that is officially supported. That got the time to boot to the BIOS down to 20 seconds. I wonder if having memory that wasn't compatible could have corrupted the OS. I did do an in place install to try to restore any OS files that were damaged. That didn't seem to fix anything. I've also rum SFC /scannow many times. most of the time it finds nothing. Occasionally sfc will fix something but that hasn't stopped the reset on startup problem.
I'm guessing its a driver issue. I don't see any flags in device manager. I need some help with what to try next.
OS: Windows 7 Pro
Anti Virus: Norton Security Suite
Anti Maleware: Malwarebytes Premium
CPU: Intel i7-5820k
CPU Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI Plus
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5
Memory: HyperX HX424C15FBK4/64 DDR4 2400
SSD: Mushkin ECO3 480GB SSD MKNSSDE3480GB
Optical Drive:LG Electronics 14x SATA Blu-ray WH14NS40 - OEM
Power Supply: CORSAIR RMx Series RM1000X 1000W
Edited by hamluis, 06 November 2016 - 08:48 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.