Windows refusing to boot

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
Corsair 650W
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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  1. Hi :)

    Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Can you get into "Safe Mode with Command Prompt"? If you can, then run:

    sfc /scannow

    See if it finds any corrupted system files.
  3. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

    All the best Brett :)



    How do I do this?
  4. nenolen said:
    Can you get into "Safe Mode with Command Prompt"? If you can, then run:

    sfc /scannow

    See if it finds any corrupted system files.


    I cannot get into safe mode with command prompt. It just black screens then restarts. Bringing me back to "Launch repair" and "Start windows normally."
  5. A second ago my computer booted fully and I was able to log in windows. Then I restarted to double check and now it I'm back to the same problem.
  6. Thelordsninja said:
    How do I do this?



    Hi :)

    Google HIRENS CD...

    All the best Brett :)
  7. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Google HIRENS CD...

    All the best Brett :)



    What am I looking for here? "Memory Diagnostics test" ?
  8. hard drive test
  9. Brett928S2 said:
    hard drive test


    I do not see an operation named " Hard Drive Test"
  10. Thelordsninja said:
    I do not see an operation named " Hard Drive Test"


    Hirens boot CD has a bunch of different diagnostic tests, use one of the programs like HDTune or HDD Scan 3.3 etc.

    Heres the site: http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd look through the hard drive tools section.
  11. CDdude55 said:
    Hirens boot CD has a bunch of different diagnostic tests, use one of the programs like HDTune or HDD Scan 3.3 etc.

    Heres the site: http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd look through the hard drive tools section.


    I thought I narrowed the problem down to me installing a new motherboard without a clean installation of windows. Unfortunately not.

    I bought a Windows 8 Upgrade and booted it from the DVD drive and the Windows 8 Logo appears and a blue screen comes up the same color as if its loading, but nothing happens. My computer either freezes or reboots.
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