PC crashes and sometimes won't start up, Motherboard issue?

By matthew2777
Mar 1, 2008
  1. when the pc crashes,it displays a blue screen that says hardware error and to remove any newly installed hardware....then sometimes,my computer wont start,it will go on for 3 secounds,then shut off...so i keep pressing the on button,til it finally works...

    and if i do any thing on my computer that requires alot of processing or loading...it will go to the hardware failure/error screen,and i have to restart..

    this all started when i accidently tried to open the A: drive,when i dont have a floppy drive...

    my motherboard is asus 650i p5n sli

    i know for sure its my mother board at fault.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    You will need to turn off floppy in bios (usually hit DEL or some other key, during system startup) Disable Floppy and Save and Exit CMOS.


    Please try this:

    Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer
    • Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
    • Click Properties, and then click Tools.
    • Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
    Use one of the following procedures:
    • • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
    • • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start. (tick)
    • • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
    Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

    Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
    Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.
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