Newly Build System gets stuck on Starting Windows screen?
Hey everyone... ^_^
How r u all?
Well I finally completed building my dream pc .. And I was sooo happy... Then after building everything installed os .. and everything was fine.. and I didn't do anything just restarted the computer again just for a checking.. and then it got stuck on starting windows screen... Then I had to press and hold the power button to turn it off.. then tried turning on again and it went past starting windows screen no problem ... Its doesn't happen alwAys.. its completely random sometimes it gets stuck sometimes it works...
And I thought it must be a problem with hdd Cut I was using a 3 year old hdd.. so I bought a new one.. and installed os in it and it also has the same problem...
Im kind of in a sad state right now...
I really hope u guys can help me....
My system spec:
Chassis : cooler master cosmos II
Motherboard: Asus rampage IV extreme
Processor: Intel core i7 3930k
Power supply: corsair ax1200
CPU cooler: corsair h100
Ram: 2x 2gb transcend @ 1333mhz
Hdd: samsung 1tb, and western digital caviar green 3tb
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 250GB
Drive: Sony DVD rw
Keyboard: dazed blackwidow ultimate dragon age 2 edition
Mouse: razer naga
Some trials i did...
1. Ran Memtest 86 for around hours and the result came as 12 pass 0 errors...
2. Tried running the system with one module of ram.. and at first it works smoothly but after sometime when i restart i get the same problem again.. tried both modules separately.
3. Checked all the connection everything is connected fine..
4. I bought myself a new SSD.. "Samsung 840 Series 250GB"... so as to check whether the problem is with the HDD and also cuz my system will be faster with the SSD.. ^_^
and now i tried installing OS to the SSD.. disconnected all the other HDD's and other stuff from the system... i removed almost all the usb devices except for 2 those r my keyboard and mouse... the things which are connected are keyboard & mouse(USB), audio jacks, VGA for graphics card(cuz my motherboard doesnt have onboard graphics), ethernet cable..... and went to install the OS...
Trial one: It installed fine and at the end it said system will reboot in 10 seconds and it restarted and then it got stuck on starting windows screen... while it gets stuck i cant use my mouse or keyboard either.. they get stuck too... so restarted the system and this it went past starting windows screen in a flash and went with the remaining installation.. and it came to the completing installation screen and now it got stuck there.... the 3 dots that move along side the completing installation got stuck.... and i left it for 30 mins still its stuck... so restarted and now also it went past starting windows screen and then it showed a error that something like "the installation was interrupted and so cant continue, restart to continue the installation or reinstall using the disc" this... i cant remember the exact words it said but its something similar.. so i have to install again....
Trial two: just like before it completed the installing and restarted and then it got stuck on starting windows screen and so i restarted again.. and it went to completing installation and this time the screen blinked twice and when the screen blinks my keyboard and mouse blinks too their light turn off and on... and after the second blink it went to blue screen for 2 seconds so couldnt see what it was showing... and it restarted.. and now it restarted into windows and the same error that the installation was interrupted came.. so it again asked me to install OS...
Trial Three: This time i tried to install windows 8.. for the first 2 trials i use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit... and for this trial i use windows 8 professional 64 bit... installation went fine.. and it restarted and the windows 8 logo came and below the logo a few dots were going in circles.. and after a few seconds the circle got stuck.. and then after another few seconds and screen came with a sad smiley icon and it said "You pc ran into a problem and needs to restart" and below this its written that " you can check on the internet for machine_check_exception"... and it said its gathering some data and its in 0% for more than 30 mins.. so restarted and it showed the same error.. so i restarted again and this time it said something like "there is some problem with the installation and its not resolved even after multiple restarts" not exactly this but it said something similar... and it gave me 2 options one is press enter to retry and f8 to change settings... when i press enter it gets stuck on the circling dots and shows the sad smiley screen...
trial 4: and this time i went back to windows 7... and now it got stuck on starting windows screen... So i restarted and this time to it went to blue screen.. and restarted and says the same error as cant continue installation...
trial 5: triend windows 7 again.. and this time it got stuck a few times in starting windows... so i left it like that...
and during this 5 trial i was switching the two modules of ram.. in the slot indicated on the manual... and then now i connected the old HDD which has OS installed to it... and at first it got stuck in starting windows screen.. and after i restarted again it went into windows.. and now im sending u thins from my system...
guys what is this weird problem im having.. is it the ram problem?? HDD cant be the problem cuz it happens to all HDD and even the newly bought SSD... could it be the OS installation disk... but two OS installation disk getting the same error ??.... or could it be a fault with mother board???
is there any way for me to check guys...??? please help.. im so desperate... pleaseeeeeeee....
First thing I would do is reset the cmos to see if that helps. Go into bios and make sure your ram is being properly detected at the speeds and settings they are listed at. If that does not help I would try some different ram, preferably from the QVL list.
Try to run a different OS like stressLinux from dvd or cd or even USB and if your system does run from a live OS then you probably are having a software issue. now if there are problems even running a live OS then I would pull the board and run it outside of the case to make sure that there isn't anything shorting out
Stresslinux... hmm okay will try it out... Thanks...
Small update... i asked a friend of mine to bring his ram to check... and i checked using his ram.. i tried installing windows 8 again.. and after installing it restarted and got stuck on windows 8 logo and then i restarted and then it went it and done some configuration and it restarted itself .. and after that i tried restarting twice but it gets stuck on the windows 8 logo... now im really confused... cuz it seems ram is not a problem too... strange.. T_T
How do you have your hdd set up in your bios? Is it in IDE mode? AHCI mode? Try AHCI mode if not.
I have not used linuxstress which looks quite complicated on the screenshots. Have you run Prime95, if not run it for an hour and see if it passes.
The other possibility is your CPU voltage could be too low. Try and increase it a bit, or do a simple overclock routine to see if it stabilizes.
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