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July 6, 2012 1:05:33 PM

Hi, I recently replaced some bad hardware with the same components, but new from Microcenter. I installed all the components, and my computer turns on. It flashes the BIOS page, then quickly goes to a windows startup page. The options on that page are: Start windows normally OR run system repair. If i run system repair, it can't fix the problem and shuts down. If I start windows normally, it freezes in the startup animation and brings me to the BIOS page, which quickly flashes into the windows startup page.

At least I can get my PC working now, but can't get to anything :/ 

Any help?

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a c 716 V Motherboard
July 6, 2012 1:55:35 PM

First Clear CMOS, unplug the PSU for 5 minutes then switch the CMOS jumper 10 seconds; see - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdHH9KrceR0 if possible boot in to the BIOS and Load 'Optimized' Defaults and save; see your manual.

Next Boot into Safe Mode - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Start-your-... then reboot.

Often this is a sign of a failed update in Windows. You can 'try' to use System Restore from either Windows or by booting off the OS 'DVD/CD' and if that fails then run System Repair; F8 and http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/fe...

Last option back up the data, format and re-install the OS.
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July 6, 2012 2:27:18 PM

Tried all this stuff, probably going to format the drive... Was hoping there'd be a simpler way
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a c 716 V Motherboard
July 6, 2012 2:36:55 PM

IF you use Window's Automatic Backup then use it's image.

You can 'try' SFC, boot into windows and Schedule both options and reboot:

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July 7, 2012 1:21:10 AM

Is it possible to boot from the CD that comes with the Motherboard to install all the drivers to the HDD? If this is possible I'd rather do that than reformat.
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