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PC reboots when booting to windows USB

by JoeShorts123 / November 6, 2017 11:42 AM PST

Hi, i've had this problem for a while now when trying to build a new pc. Everytime i try and boot from my windows USB it gets to the the windows logo then reboots and does it again and again. I've tried everything i can think of. Any ideas??

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I've seen that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 6, 2017 11:45 AM PST

But tracking it down is always fun. That is, one time it's the bios, the next it's bios settings or something USB plugged in that shouldn't be yet.

Also, I've seen folk try to install their Dell OS onto another machine (boot boot boot ...)

You'll have to reveal more. In another case, the CPU wasn't on the motherboard support list (owner says it fit and folk told him it would be OK, it wasn't.)

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PC specs
by JoeShorts123 / November 6, 2017 11:50 AM PST
In reply to: I've seen that.

Right so these are the specs -

CPU: I3 550
MB: Asus P7H55-M SI
RAM: Samsung 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
If theres anything else let me know.

I've tried so much to try and solve it, its really annoying

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Wait, that's not new gear is it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 6, 2017 11:57 AM PST
In reply to: PC specs

I worry that this machine has failed and you are trying to reload. In that case it's time to get the machine fixed first.

That is, all this looks to be parts from 2010 which are old enough to be dead in some way.

My replies are now void and don't apply. It appears what you really have is a dead PC that you want to fix.

To work that you swap one part at a time until you find what failed.

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Second idea. Is the HDD blank?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 6, 2017 12:16 PM PST
In reply to: PC specs

If there is some partition or OS there, the Windows installer has been known to reboot. Go get GPARTED (what and how to use is on the web) to make sure the HDD is blank.

Also, be sure the HDD is connected to the lowest numbered SATA port.

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Everything seems to be working fine
by JoeShorts123 / November 6, 2017 12:30 PM PST

Everything shows up in bios correctly though, ive managed to boot into ubuntu and that worked, excpet it froze if i tried to do something.

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The freeze is a sign.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 6, 2017 12:52 PM PST

Not a good one. Now that I know this is very old gear, you can try latest BIOS, be sure all old heatsink compound was replaced and the fans are working.

But you didn't tell me about the blank HDD. That's not as important now that it locked up in Linux. Now we know it's a machine in need of repair.

Try fresh heatsink compounds and fans first.

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by JoeShorts123 / November 7, 2017 2:07 AM PST
In reply to: The freeze is a sign.

Can't seem to find a download for my exact bios??

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 7, 2017 2:13 AM PST
In reply to: BIOS

Should be on, when looking at the motherboard.

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Windows 7
by JoeShorts123 / November 7, 2017 2:15 AM PST
In reply to: Re: BIOS

So i have just tried to install windows 7 to see if it made a difference, except after the loading windows files i got a BSOD. I have took pictures of the error but how can i post it?

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Re: posting
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 7, 2017 2:25 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 7

Just tell the error code 0x...... and the module it's in. That's the only interesting information for the moment.

More questions:
- What was on the "windows usb" that went as far as showing the logo in your first post. Apparently not a Windows 7 install.
- How do you try to install Windows 7 now? And where does it come from?

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A test
by Bob__B / November 7, 2017 6:20 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 7

Go to a working machine and download the free version.
Put it on a usb stick.
Boot it up on the problem machine.
If it boots let it run for a couple of errors allowed.

If it won't boot and this machine has an optical drive then put a copy on a disc and see if that will boot.

Did these parts ever work?....or is this a bunch of parts you picked out of the scrap bin?

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