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Windows takes a couple tries to boot

By yesimazn
Dec 31, 2008
  1. i just upgraded my computer
    right now it has

    Crosshair Motherboard
    ATi 4870hd video card (new)
    AMD am2 6400+ (new)
    400gb hd
    5gb ram

    i tried to reformat the computer, everything went smoothly

    but as i install the drivers and restart my computer, it wont boot up, it takes a couple of trys, and tells me boot up fail. then it would work again, and everything is functioning normal in the window.

    But it was irretating me, so i reformat it again. with OS 64

    and now after i reformat the boot up thing happen again, before i even install any drivers.

    it took me a few times to get it reformat because it wouldnt work
     
  2. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Ok this seem that you have problem when the computer start booting. Try to check if you HDD is well connected and that everything is ok inside.

    Normally when the HDD is not well connected thus this make a boot up failure.
     
  3. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Could be faulty RAM.

    Remove all but 1 stick and see if it will boot.

    After a successful boot (make sure you can boot again using the same config) add the remaining sticks, booting after each addition until the system fails to boot.

    You will then know (potentially) which memory stick may be causing the problem.
     
  4. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Do that meatologist mentioned you to do and if everything works well then you HDD should be faulty.
     
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