Win 7 Freezes

Rybdew - Jan 5, 2010 at 06:31 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Apr 19, 2011 at 06:29 PM
I have a home built cpu with win 7 and the other day i was watching a movie when out of no where my computer just shut off. I thought it might be the power supply cause it wouldnt turn on at all. I got the new power supply with an extra 200watts at 750watts. Now it will boot up to the desktop then after about 4-5 min the computer just freezes and the display goes blank. I cant turn it off with the power buttton either so i know its frozen. Its like the board just stops and doesnt send any signal to my video card or anything. Is it my Video card because in safe mode it wont freeze but the graphics are horrible. But when i log into normal mode the card works and blinks till it freezes and the red light just stays lit up. Or is it the board?? Or OS?? I dont have the actual driver from the manufactur for my video card or my board since it was made before Win 7. Please help me I would very much apreciate it. My email is if u have any info. Also Should I just send the board back to MSI just in case so they can do the troubleshooting? Its not but 2 months old and have already offered to take it. The SATA mounting peice thats on the board just came off when i unpluged a cord last night so I complained to them about that also. ANswers???

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Apr 19, 2011 at 06:29 PM
1. Your PC won't boot

If turning on your PC doesn't bring you into Windows, try booting from a Windows 7 DVD or a recovery disc. You may already have the DVD. If Windows 7 didn't come with your computer but you installed it yourself, you have the disc. If you don't have it, you can borrow someone else's disc.

Alternatively you can borrow someone else's Windows 7 computer and use it to create a System Repair Disc (you can also do this on your own PC before it has a problem). To create the disc, click Start, type system repair, select Create a System Repair Disc, and follow the prompts.

If your computer won't boot from the CD, go into its setup screen and change the boot order so that the optical or CD/DVD drive comes before the hard drive. I can't tell you exactly how to do this since it differs from one PC to another. When you first turn on the computer, look for an on-screen message telling you to press a particular key 'for setup'.

If your PC fails before you can enter setup or boot from a CD, you have a hardware problem. If you're not comfortable working inside a PC, take it to a professional.

But let's assume that the CD boots. When it does, follow the prompts. Likely the utility will tell you very soon that there's a problem, and it will ask if you want to fix the problem. You do.

If it doesn't ask you, or if the disc can't fix the issue, you'll see a menu with various options. Startup Repair and System Restore are both worth trying.