h3%5kr3w Posted September 23, 2009 Share Posted September 23, 2009 Ok, so after a while of knocking my brain, I am thinking I either have an overheating chipset, or a failing hard drive... Here's all my info... Power Supply: Ultra 650 modular pwr supply Motherboard: Asus M2N4 SLI mobo (NFORCE 500) Proc: AMD 5600X2 (non-overclocked) Windsor 89Watt Hard drive: WD 1T green Video Card: MSI Nvidia 8600GTS Memory: 2gigs Gskill PC2 6400 Ok.. So here's my issue... Strange things started happening here and there where the pc would lock up. It used to happen just here and there, but then recently it started happening a lot, especially when under heavy all around load. One day, windows conked... "could not read boot sector" or something of that nature.. Windows will install fine, and RUN fine before reboot (after fully installing and getting into windows, during the install process, the restart is just as it should be). Upon reboot, it will only show the screen saying 'loading windows files' (windows 7) and then reboot in a loop. Windows recovery always finds TONS of orphaned files, fixes them, and reboots to same issue. hard drive never really gave any problems before. When doing a hdd scan, sometimes it will lock up, but when it does not lock up, it passes with flying colors. SMART has NOT been tripped.. I got to touching the heatsink on my mtb and it was HOT! I mean hot as hell hot. but it does not seem to be loosed from the chipset.. Ran fine before hand. Unfortunately I do not have another computer to test the hdd with. Runs off linux thumb drive/cd like a champ. Passes memtest with flying colors Also does same thing with 1 mem stick instead of two, also swapped to make sure one wasnt messed up. Any suggestions? What I have NOT done.. Put in an old ATA drive (I only have another sata drive that....shit... *epiphany* stopped being able to boot.. it was on the same mobo... Could my mobo be screwing up my drives?! Is that even possible over a given ammount of time?!) Have not put a multimeter on my pwr supply (I dont have a multimeter nor can I afford one right now..) Recent things I have done with my computer: Tried using an old sound card that ended up not working... (but hdd was fine afterward, the issue started a week afterward) ANY help is greatly appreciative. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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