Hey I posted this in the cpu section I think this is a better place for it though.
Ok so a few weeks ago something melted on my motherboard and video card. I sent both back to MSI and recieved them today, both are brand new. While I had down time I also bought a new psu and heatsink/fan for my cpu. Both turn on and are working. Now when I turn on the computer I get the post screen then it goes to start loading windows then restarts right away. I figured I needed to reinstall windows so I got my windows 7 cd out. Right when the windows files get loaded, it restarts....Im stuck in a cycle Im not sure what is wrong. Please help
well some new info, while my motherboard was being shipped i decided to upgrade my psu as well. I got a corsair tx850 my old one was is a antec ew 500, just being curious i hooked up my old 500 and now it seems like it wants to work but i think i messed up my windows install messing with the ide/raid configs in bios because i couldnt find AHCI anywhere in there. So im not sure if my new psu is bad? Anyway I have a 500gb sata hd, but i think my settings are incorrect for windows to install on it.
After POST, immediately and repeatedly press the F8 key. You can stop pressing the key when you hear beeps everytime you press the F8 key, or when you see the avanced boot menu.
Once you get to the advanced boot menu, you should see several options. You want to highlight "Restart On Boot Failure" or something like that. Press enter when it is highlighted and it should stop the restart cycle.
However, after doing so the computer will restart, but just once. If the boot fails again, the computer will stop on the BSOD. Read through the message on the screen. Generally, the BSOD tells you what is causing the failure.