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Boot Up Issues and Random Restarts

Last response: in Windows 7
September 13, 2012 7:33:48 PM

I have a media center PC...

1 320GB HDD for OS and Programs
1 1TB HDD for Movies and Games
4 2TB HDD for Movies and TV Shows

Had 2 of them... Yes, 2 of them... start failing.
One of them fails SMART tests, the other has bad sectors.

So I have those 2 disconnected, I am saying goodbye to the 4TB of data on them. *tear*

Anyway... I still have a problem.
I can boot windows, sometimes. Reboots are fine.
But if I shutdown, then go to start it back up, it normally fails 3 times, then eventually starts.
Usually gets to the Welcome screen then restarts.

I also have problems where the entire system randomly restarts as well.
Get a memory dump BSOD, completely random, only seen it once.

No idea if its a hard drive issue, a secondary drive issue or another piece of hardware.

What do you guys think?
I am HOPING not to have to replace those other 2 HDDs... Waiting on RMAs for the 2 failing ones...

Some more information:
Memory tests come back fine.
I have not used WD Tools to test the 2 EARS that are fine yet... Prolly do that tonight...

4 HDDs:
1x 2TB Seagate Drive (This one is failing SMART tests)
1x 1TB Western Digital EARS (Ugh, yes, it has those crazy high Load Cycle Counts)
1x 2TB Western Digital EADS (This one has bad sectors)
2x 2TB Western Digital EARS (Crazy high Load Cycle Counts)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

ZOTAC H55ITX-A-E LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i3 530 Processor BX8D616I3530 - 2.3GHz LGA 1156, 4MB L3 Cache w/Stock Fan

Using Windows 7 Ultimate
PSU Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W RT

Should probably give some background information on the setup.
I used to have an Apex MI-008 case with a 250W PSU that came with it.

The HDDs were hooked up using Dual-drive docking stations.
I felt like those were maybe causing issues, so I got rid of them and popped them all into a new case, with a new-ish PSU. (Tore the PSU out of another computer I have, the corsair PSU is maybe 2-3 years old, Computer it was on only gets turned on for printing, so not a heavy use either.
a b $ Windows 7
September 13, 2012 7:43:07 PM

Sounds like your PSU is failing and taking drives with it.