Hey guys, I just built my first PC and it seemed to work fines (starts up, fans spinning). But when I starting windows 7, it just restarts. Sometimes it restarts when the files just reaches 0% and but sometimes it restarts even sooner (right after windows logo).
At first I thought it might be a hard drive problem, but I plugged it into another computer and installed Windows on it fine. I also checked RAM with memtest86 and everything was OK too.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Right now I am thinking there might be a problem with Power Supply?
Here is the list of hardware I used:
Mobo: MSI H61M-P21
GPU: Gigabyte HD6870
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced 2x2gb
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
case: Bitfenix Shinobi
Hard drive is a Hitachi drive that I took out a laptop.
I would think it would be hard to get to safe mode if Windows 7 is not even installed yet.
I am not up on Intel CPU's but the PSU does seem on the low side to me. I how ever do not know what amp's your system really needs. From what i could find out you have 2 +12 rails at 25 amp per rail and 450watts total on the +12.
Sorry I can't help more but I just do not build Intel so I am not really up on there power needs.
I don't think it is the hard drive, it sometimes restarts before it actually starts installing, like right after I click next or right after windows logo or something (it restarts at a different point everytime).