I put together a system for my 10 year old from hand me down parts of mine:
AS Rock P43Twins1600
E6600 cpu
400W PS
Raptor 10K rpm 300GB drive
Crucial DDR3
Win XP SP3

So put all this together and loaded Win XP 32bit SP2. Everything worked well, I downloaded all the latest drivers and updated to SP3. By the end of the week, he tells me it won't boot up on the first or more tries. When I looked at it, it starts to load, the a brief BSOD then reboot. 2 or 3 times in a row and maybe it will finally come to the screen that says windows did not load on the last attempt. If we get past this, it usually works, but a few times it did freeze while watching a you tube video. The BSOD is so fast, I can't possibly see what it says before a reboot.

At first there was 2 gb DDR2, so I swapped for new 4gb of DDR3, but with no help. Then a new power supply, but no change. New mouse & keyboard next, but no change.
I will guesss at hard drive next then video card, unless anybody has better ideas?
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More about bsod boot reboots
  1. 1) Update bios(if possible)
    2) Clear Cmos, do this if you cant start or have messed with the bios (don’t forget to unplug the computer from the wall and let it sit for few minutes, if you don’t have a jumper than remove the battery make sure the computer is unplugged and let it for about10 minutes before putting the battery back in)
    3) Check your psu
    4) Make sure your computer is hooked up correctly
    5) Run memtest(if possible)
    6) Run Burnintest (if possible)
    7) If all else fails then try a gpu, Ram, or psu from another computer
    Hope this helped! :D
    Try this hope it helps
  2. Well I tried a different video card and memory again, same thing. Then I put in a new hard drive and started to load Win Vista 32 bit. Looked ok until the first reboot and then BSOD again!
    I got fed up and ordered some new parts from Newegg:

    Intel Pentium G2120 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80637G2120
    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
    ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    Kingston HyperX LoVo 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3LK2/4GX
  3. how is it working how?
  4. Have you tried taking the build apart from top to bottom and re-applying any thermal paste?

    If you have a stock cooler than never mind that idea . . .

    Try pulling the CMOS battery and unplugging the system completely for about 10-15min?
  5. I did the cpu fan paste a few weeks ago and according to the diagnostic software, it never gets hot.
    I got the new mobo/cpu/hd in the case today and loaded Vista 32, all the drivers, updates, TF2, Minecraft, etc and it is working great. the little fella is happy and chatting online with friends while playing. I didn't use the new RAM so obviously that wasn't the problem. Maybe I'll add it to mine, for an 8GB total.
  6. Best answer
    yeah... hope it works well for you in the future :D
  7. Best answer selected by mikeb33.
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