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Computer sometimes freezes after startup.

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March 14, 2011 4:13:31 AM

My computer will freeze after start up within a minute of the boot up finishing. I have to restart the computer and it sometimes freezes on boot up or after boot up. After 2 - 4 times of this happening, my comp boots and runs fine.

I've run in safe mode and it still freezes.

Startup repair did nothing.

I can't do error checking to my 160 GB WD HDD because last time I did that, when the countdown to error checking would start, the computer would freeze up at 1 second and the keyboard wouldn't work so I would not be able to stop it, so I had to reinstall Windows.

I've tried switching cables.

I've updated the BIOS for my MOBO

Installed all drivers to date

Ran a virus scan

Not really sure if this is a hard drive problem or a motherboard problem or something else. Not a windows problem because I've reinstalled it twice now. What's going on?
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March 14, 2011 4:18:58 PM

We need your basic system specs to give a qualified answer. However, you are describing a possible heat/power issue. Be sure to include the make/model of your motherboard, power supply, and video card, along with all installed devices and the flavor of Win 7 you are using.

Please clarify and good luck!
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March 14, 2011 6:19:25 PM

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We need your basic system specs to give a qualified answer. However, you are describing a possible heat/power issue. Be sure to include the make/model of your motherboard, power supply, and video card, along with all installed devices and the flavor of Win 7 you are using.

Please clarify and good luck!


Specs

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770
160 GB HDD for Windows 7
1 TB HDD
Asus M4A88TD-V Evo/USB3 Motherboard
1920 x 1080 23" Screen
Asus DVD drive
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a c 246 $ Windows 7
March 14, 2011 10:51:39 PM

AS79 said:
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We need your basic system specs to give a qualified answer. However, you are describing a possible heat/power issue. Be sure to include the make/model of your motherboard, power supply, and video card, along with all installed devices and the flavor of Win 7 you are using.

Please clarify and good luck!


Specs

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770
160 GB HDD for Windows 7
1 TB HDD
Asus M4A88TD-V Evo/USB3 Motherboard
1920 x 1080 23" Screen
Asus DVD drive

What make/model of PSU?
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March 14, 2011 11:06:46 PM

COLGeek said:
What make/model of PSU?


Corsair 950TX
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a c 246 $ Windows 7
March 14, 2011 11:47:27 PM

Are you overclocking anything? If so, stop until the problem is resolved. How much memory do you have and what speed is it running? Also, have you tested your memory?
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