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Intermittent Boot Hang After POST

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June 9, 2009 7:45:41 PM

Olah,

just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for an intermittent boot hang Problem. Right after a successful POST, sometimes/randomly the system will hang for about 3-4 min and then it will finally bring up the XP loading interface. This happens after about every 5-10 cold boots. Not a big deal but I don’t see any reason why this should be happening. Seems like the system is hanging while trying to find the OS. I've tried a fresh install of XP but that didn’t help. Highly doubt its a software problem. So I am thinking it is a hardware problem. However, Ram checks out okay according to Memtest and the PSU was recently upgraded from 380 Watts to a 650 Watt which didn’t help the problemo.

Processor is being Over-clocked but I set it back to default which didn't make any difference. In fact all the hardware in my system is roughly new. Perhaps the problem is related to a faulty Processor or failing hard drive? Well, my hard drive is a Raptor which is about a year and a half old and I keep it well conditioned. Processor is a Core 2 Duo which is maybe 2 years old. These are expensive hardware replacements that I'd really like to avoid to fix a pesky problem like this. Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions? Please... :]

~l0st
June 13, 2009 12:42:51 AM

Run a hard drive repair utility like spin rite from a bootable disc like Hirens or The Ultimate Boot CD and leave it to run through all the tests, if your hard drive is ok and you can boot into your O/S run some benchmarks like Custom PC benchmark suite and Hot CPU Tester. It seems your RAM checks out and your PSU is new so you can eliminate those as a cause, however, it wont do any harm to run memtest again but in my experience these kind of problems are caused by the hard drive or the mobo.

If your going to be building your own computers its always a good idea to keep hold of parts so you can use them to test for system faults.
June 16, 2009 3:55:12 AM

Stiffex said:
Run a hard drive repair utility like spin rite from a bootable disc like Hirens or The Ultimate Boot CD and leave it to run through all the tests, if your hard drive is ok and you can boot into your O/S run some benchmarks like Custom PC benchmark suite and Hot CPU Tester. It seems your RAM checks out and your PSU is new so you can eliminate those as a cause, however, it wont do any harm to run memtest again but in my experience these kind of problems are caused by the hard drive or the mobo.

If your going to be building your own computers its always a good idea to keep hold of parts so you can use them to test for system faults.



Hey thanks for the suggestions stiffex. But unfortunately, due to the lack-of/ delay-of responses on this site I chose to go with another tech support site, geekstogo.com----->

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Intermittent-Boot-Hang-A...

So if anyone wants to read further on this issue please go there. Also, if anyone else is experiencing late replies on this site or no replies at all try geekstogo.com and usually you'l get a reply within about 30 min to an hour.

Peace and luv

~l0stb0y760
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