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My computer won't boot, HELP!

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January 30, 2013 6:08:11 PM

Today I was playing a video game that my computer can easily handle. I recently rebuilt it into a gaming computer with:

Processor: Phenom ii x4 965 BE
GPU: Radeon 7770
LOGISYS Computer PS550E12BK 550W ATX12V Power Supply
8gb Ram
BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s HDMI motherboard

I've been gaming perfectly fine for about 3 weeks. I was playing today and all of a sudden I got the BSOD. I tried to reboot and windows got stuck at "Starting Windows" then it reboots and gives me a "Windows failed to start" screen and gives me the option to repair or start windows normally.

I've tried:

1. Starting Windows Normally. The process above repeats itself

2. Attempting to use windows repair takes me to a black screen and nothing loads.

3. I've tried changing BIOS sata from ACHI to IDE, or Native IDE. Neither makes a difference.

4. I tried booting into "Safe Mode". This only gives me a BSOD.

Can anyone offer me and suggestions on how to fix this?

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a c 102 à CPUs
January 30, 2013 7:45:39 PM

What is the Make, Model, and Capacity of the PSU?
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January 30, 2013 7:50:34 PM

andrewcarr said:
That is a very cheap and crappy PSU, I wouldn't be surprised if your lower end hardware overloaded it.

Try a PSU that is quality and hope that nothing else failed with that paperweight logisys calls a PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This PSU I own and hasn't given me any problems and it's one of the cheaper but actually good PSU.


VP450 better imo
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January 30, 2013 7:51:02 PM

That's a pretty crappy PSU you have there
a b à CPUs
January 30, 2013 7:51:03 PM

That is a very cheap and crappy PSU, I wouldn't be surprised if your lower end hardware overloaded it.

Try a PSU that is quality and hope that nothing else failed with that paperweight logisys calls a PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This PSU I own and hasn't given me any problems and it's one of the cheaper but actually good PSU.
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January 30, 2013 7:53:36 PM

I just have had no personal experience with that Antec PSU but I know they make great PSU's too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But in the end the Corsair model is cheaper, I did get the rebate about 4 weeks after I bought the PSU and it ended only costing me $17.
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January 30, 2013 7:54:41 PM

andrewcarr said:
..... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This PSU I own and hasn't given me any problems and it's one of the cheaper but actually good PSU.

I got one of these on sale at Newegg for $16, installed it in a Dell C2D desktop; working fine for over a year!
January 30, 2013 8:27:14 PM

If I were to buy a replacement PSU, the dimensions would need to be 3.4" x 5.5" x 5.8" to fit in my case. Although could that really be the problem? I know it's super cheap, but it is 550W. Could it really overload from my hardware?
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January 30, 2013 8:35:43 PM
January 30, 2013 8:53:24 PM

If my power supply is overloaded/fried,why does my computer still cut on and attempt to boot?
a b à CPUs
January 30, 2013 9:04:53 PM

It could be supplying unclean power, the voltage could be off enough that it effects the components enough that they can't work properly.
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January 31, 2013 12:54:30 AM

That PSU is fine.
a b à CPUs
January 31, 2013 1:11:29 AM

That's a pretty nice price.
January 31, 2013 11:03:44 AM

check RAM and other hardware
February 3, 2013 5:15:18 PM

I replaced my Power supply with the Corsair mentioned above. The problem still persists. Does anyone have any ideas?
February 3, 2013 6:52:48 PM

curtomo788 said:
check RAM and other hardware



I have tried removing and reseating the RAM. It does not make a difference.
February 4, 2013 11:39:43 AM

if you can on another pc download a ram checker try other things like graphics cards or usb boards
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