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Sometimes reboots during Win7 startup

  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
May 16, 2011 12:46:36 AM

Hi all, I've just moved from WinXP Pro to Win7 Ultimate with a clean* install and am getting strange rebooting behavior sometimes.

I've read the post "Random reboots in Windows 7 x64 - PSU issue?" but other OSs on my computer don't have a problem and I don't know enough about win7 boot mechanics. I've also run memtest enough to know it's not my memory.

Striker II NSE w/ Q9450
8 GB 1333 ram (4x2GB)

*My system is dual-booting with linux and linux runs very well with no crashes or rebooting. One thing though is that I can't install the Win7 service pack x64 because it's complaining about being unable to access the System Partition. Probably because I overwrote the MBR with linux for dual booting purposes, and yet half the time windows starts just fine.

It seems to happen only during startup or shortly thereafter. If I can make it 60 seconds past login then it seems to be okay.

Thank you for any guidance.

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May 16, 2011 8:37:21 AM

do a memtest.