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Windows wont start on a cold boot

 
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Vigilante



Joined: 31 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:29 pm    Post subject: Windows wont start on a cold boot Reply with quote

Hey all,

Im trying to sort a pc out for a mate, seems that when the power has been off for a few hours or a nite it wont start windows without multiple trys. At first it will just power itself back off after maybe 10 seconds then after multiple trys it will give the option to boot in last known good config mode, which works. After this it can be restarted with no problems until its powered off again for a few hours. Also on some cold boots it gets the hardware bsod.

So far I have tested the HDDs and even reinstalled Windows XP to a different HDD and I have also tested the RAM and found no problem.

any help would be great thanks

Specs:

Gigabyte k8 Triton
AMD Athlon 3000+
2 x 512MB Dual Channel (1GB) RAM
2 x 300Gb Maxtor Dimondmax 21
512MB Geforce 7600GS
Windows XP Pro SP2
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SoftStag



Joined: 05 Feb 2006
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like it is probably a poor connection on one of the components - when the system is warm a good electrical connection is made, but not when it is cold - things tend to expand when they get warm making connections better.

I would recommend reseating all the components and cables.
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