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Re: Troubleshooting boot failure
04/14/13 03:41 PM

> A few months ago, my PC decided started hanging on startup. The hang only happens on
> a cold boot, restarting or even a shutdown and immediate restart works 100% of the
> time. About 90% of the time, it hangs during the Win7 "Starting Windows" animation.
> Rarely it will either boot successfully, or it will bluescreen. Bluescreen messages
> seem to be random, and don't seem to point to anything specific. On very rare
> occasions, I can see graphic glitches in the Windows animation, just before it
> bluescreens or hangs.
> I don't have the time, money, or patience to start swapping out components randomly
> until the problem goes away, so I'm curious to hear suggestions as to what the most
> likely bad component is and/or ways to test. I've already run several passes of
> MemTest86 without error, so RAM doesn't seem to be a problem. My next thought is
> power supply? Could it be the voltages are sagging when it's started cold? Is there a
> way to test this without specialized equipment?

Check voltages in the hardware monitoring section of your BIOS.

Maybe its your video card?

To rule out a software issue, boot something else (anything, for example a Linux live CD/DVD) does it freeze then? Also try booting cold to Windows safe mode.


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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Troubleshooting boot failure DMala 04/14/13 06:48 AM
. * Re: Troubleshooting boot failure sz72  04/27/13 10:36 PM
. * Re: Troubleshooting boot failure B2K24  04/14/13 06:15 PM
. * Re: Troubleshooting boot failure StilettoAdministrator  04/14/13 07:14 PM
. * Re: Troubleshooting boot failure B2K24  04/14/13 07:42 PM
. * Re: Troubleshooting boot failure Sune  04/14/13 03:41 PM
. * Re: Troubleshooting boot failure italieAdministrator  04/15/13 01:43 AM

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