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From resetting itself after startup to no longer booting.

by Scheppmann / June 17, 2008 3:00 AM PDT

Hello, I built my PC about two years ago, and it has given me no problems until just recently. After booting up my computer one morning last week, my computer would reset itself shortly after logging into Windows, but it would not boot (No beeps or display, all the fans running at a high speed) until I shut it off and powered it up again a few times. This would happen a time or two, and then be fine for the rest of the day until the next morning when I would power it up again. This time it displayed an error with ntoskrnl.exe in system32 being corrupt or missing, so I booted it up in safe mode and decided to system restore to before the only significant change I could think of, which was an automatic update for Windows. It appeared to boot up fine after that, but the automatic update reinstalled itself (The annoying 5 minute warning before it attacks your computer popup).

Now my computer won't even run the initial BIOS when I turn it on, so I have no idea how I could possibly repair the ntoskrnl.exe file (managed to receive the error again before it refused to start completely), or system restore in safe mode. If anyone has a possible solution to this issue, I would greatly appreciate the help.

I'm running Windows XP SP2 on a Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ dual-core processor, EVGA GeForce 7600GT Video Card, and 2gb of RAM (Forget the brand and such, at work currently).

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by darkzenlord / June 17, 2008 3:52 AM PDT

Sounds like bigger issues then a sys32 file missing. If you don't get a POST thats BAD. Try reseting your cmos (Move the jumper or pull the battery out and replace) Then try booting, if nothing, you may have to check your hardware piece by piece. Remove the cards and RAM and reseat them. PSU's are know to go bad and cause no POST. Also check to see what color your Motherboard light is and check that against the factory specs. You will need to POST before you can worry about software. Lets hope it's an easy fix and tell us what happens.

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by Scheppmann / June 17, 2008 4:27 AM PDT
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Thanks for the tips, I'll give each of them a try once I return home then give you all an update.

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No dice
by Scheppmann / June 17, 2008 12:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Well, got home and popped the cmos battery out for about five minutes then placed it back in, nothing changed. Removed the battery a second time and began reseating some of my parts, put the battery in 45 minutes later, and still nothing appeared to be different, no POST.

If it helps, my PSU is an Antec TruePower 2.0 ATX12V.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2008 10:50 PM PDT
In reply to: No dice
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