My computer restarts several times before it boots

By mezhone
Jul 8, 2011
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  1. Hi

    I've just upgraded my computer and reinstalled windows a couple of times

    and every time i boot my computer it restarts 2-3 times and then boots normaly, but when i finaly get into windows (win7x64ulti) and try to access "my computer" and run a CD in the DVD-ROM "my computer" freezes and it launches an avalance of fail, nothing responds and explorer.exe crashes.

    I've got a
    550w Chieftech Nitro PSU
    MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB PhysX
    Intel i5 CPU
    ASUS Sabertooth P67, Socket-1155

    Is it a to small PSU or what can cause this ?

    -All Regards Mezhone
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Can you get your hands on a digital multimeter to test your PSU?

    How many times did you reinstall Windows?

    Tell us what you upgraded from and what you kept from your old build.
  3. mezhone

    mezhone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've installed windows 3 times, and i can't get my hands on a multimeter :/

    I upgraded from a old Gefore 9 series, and AMD Athlon+5600 i think it was.

    Didn't keep anything but DVD-ROM and HDD Everything else was swapped out.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I suggest doing the following...

    1. Download Driver Sweeper free version to your desktop screen and install.

    2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

    3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Sweeper and remove ONLY the video card drivers. I had someone use it on their chipset drivers! If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay; just leave all other drivers alone.

    4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.
  5. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    Please post again if you need further assistance as Route44 is now on vacation.

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