(Win. 8) My PC is stuck on a boot loop and won't install any updates or GPU drivers without crashing.

I've been dealing with the problem for a couple weeks and can conclude that it is most likely a hardware issue since I have reformatted my storage drives and reinstalled windows 8 about 3 times.

I've noticed that when I install even 1 update for windows, the next time it starts up it enters this boot loop, restarts itself about 3 times, then goes into automatic repair mode.

I've tried just installing my GPU drivers before the windows updates but halfway through the installation process my PC crashes, restarts itself about 3 times and yadda yadda yadda.

I've talked with all of my manufactureres and microsoft hasn't been able to help me with the boot loop problem.

Now this all happened when I was playing Dead Space when my monitor suddenly went black, flashed a few times, then boot loop.

I'm very sure it's my card at this point, and talking with the manufacturerers of my GPU confirm that too, but they said it could also be my PSU or another part that is malfunctioning/defective.

The warranties are not a problem, it's just knowing which part to replace...

Since I don't have another build to test my parts on, and the computer repair shops are a bit pricey, how can I ensure which part is the culprit in all this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

EDIT: Here is my spec list:

CPU: FX-6300
GPU: EVGA GTX 760
HDD: Seagate Barracuda
SSD: Sandisk 128 GB
Mobo: Biostar TA 970

And my OS is Windows 8
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  1. what is your system specs would help
  2. If you have integrated graphics try running everything on that without the gpu to get things stable. Also try doing everything in safe mode to start. Let's eliminate as many variables as possible. If your system runs in safe mode, uninstall the gpu drivers, make sure your bios is up to date, restart once to make sure everything is stable, then install the gpu drivers then. After that, shut down, install the gpu and start back up. Go into your bios and change from integrated to gpu graphics setting. Let us know how that works for you.

    Thanks,

    Justin S.
  3. nickbachu said:
    what is your system specs would help


    Oh yeah, my bad.

    CPU: FX-6300
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda
    SSD: Sandisk 128 GB
    Mobo: Biostar TA 970
  4. jnewegger23 said:
    If you have integrated graphics try running everything on that without the gpu to get things stable. Also try doing everything in safe mode to start. Let's eliminate as many variables as possible. If your system runs in safe mode, uninstall the gpu drivers, make sure your bios is up to date, restart once to make sure everything is stable, then install the gpu drivers then. After that, shut down, install the gpu and start back up. Go into your bios and change from integrated to gpu graphics setting. Let us know how that works for you.

    Thanks,

    Justin S.


    I've tried testing the integrated graphics on my CPU, but I unfortunately do not have that option since my CPU doesn't have integrated graphics. I posted my partlist to somebody else in the thread but my CPU is a FX-6300.

    I wanted to try an external boot test, but I saw my graphics card fans spinning and all that and there doesn't seem to be any clear cosmetic issues, but I'm still not sure.

    However, I will try installing the drivers in safe mode w/networking to see if that fixes it, and I have updated my BIOS recently to the newest code released January this year for my Biostar TA 970 Mobo.
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