/ Sign-up
Your question

Windows won't boot but can't find the error?

  • Chipsets
  • Motherboards
Last response: in Motherboards
January 22, 2013 4:57:55 PM

Just bought;

i5 3570k
asrock extreme 4
kingston hyperx beast @24000mhz

After installing all the hardware when it comes to booting windows we get 2 seconds into the windows icon loading then a blue screen appears for like 2 seconds and then the pc reboots itself which doesn't give us enough time to determine what the error is. Tried unplugging the graphics card and using on board graphics and same thing still happens. We reinstalled windows off of another pc and still can't get it to boot.

any ideas why?

More about : windows boot find error

a c 1496 V Motherboard
January 22, 2013 5:49:06 PM

Try setting SATA to IDE on BIOS.
January 22, 2013 5:52:20 PM

We tried it, still doesn't boot :( 
Related resources
a c 1496 V Motherboard
January 22, 2013 5:58:21 PM

What drives and what SATA ports using?
January 22, 2013 6:07:36 PM

Using a samsung 1tb 7200 rpm hdd and we've tried most of the sata ports on the mobo :( 
a c 1496 V Motherboard
January 22, 2013 6:13:27 PM

Is there a DVD drive connected, or can you try installing Windows from a USB stick?
January 22, 2013 6:14:17 PM

Their isn't a dvd drive connected could this be a problem? and ye i could try installing via usb
a c 1496 V Motherboard
January 22, 2013 6:16:16 PM

No, no problem if no DVD drive. Try installing from a bootable USB stick.
January 22, 2013 7:05:47 PM

I took the dvd drive out of my pc and it turns out it works if we install windows on that machine :)