Custom pc boot conudrum - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2010, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Default Custom pc boot conudrum

I've built a AMD setup with little experience beforehand, although to my understanding, its all compatible.

The problem arises after booting, durring the windows start up or soon after. I get multiple BSOD messages which include(memory management, pfn list corrupted, irql less then not equal). Heres where it gets intressting, not durring every start up does it recieve driver failures and bluescreens. In fact the computer only fails to boot up if its been shut down for more than a few hours. In addition, the blue screens only persists for the first few boots and then the comp starts successfully and performs normally.

For example, this is my daily routine, start up the comp in the morning. I would do this by pressing power, waiting for the bios screen to pop up, immediatly press the power button and turn the comp off. Then i would start the comp again and it would perform normally. If i were to only just start it up, windows would start up, drivers would start to fail, and i would get a blue screen. From there tho it would start successfully with no errors. After starting the comp up n the morning the comp would get turned on and off throughout the day with no more than a few hours durring the off intervals. Durring each boot the comp would perform as should. Then durring the next day i would start from the beginning again.

I've tried trouble shooting the problem myself by...
1.Reinstalling Windows 7 by itself and the prob persisted
(not software issue)
2.Reinstalled Windows 7 on a different hard drive the prob persisted with similar boot errors
(not harddrive)
3.Bought and installed new memory confirmed compatible with the processor and motherboard, the prob persisted
(not memory)
4.Bought a new battery for the motherboard
(not that)

I'm at the end of my rope. I have little clue what the heck the problem is, maybe psu? Its 700 watt so it should cover it right?
Anyway, i dont want a 700$ paperweight, so ill answer any questions that might help find a solution.

Heres my generalized specs:
AMD Black Edition CPU 4 core 3200 gh
ATI 5770
Hitachi HD 7200rpm 1TB
Corsair XMS DDR3 1600 7-8-7(initially)
OCZ Black Edition DDR3 1600 8-8-8(bought later)
OCZ Stealth Stream PSU 700w link below - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

My comp knowledge is moderate, the "i read one of those 600 page comp guides moderate."

mfff.mfff is offline  
Old 07-31-2010, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Custom pc boot conudrum

One of your RAM slots on your motherboard may be bad. Try switching them to the opposite pair.
__________________ Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New build will not boot up. dennykyser Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 06-05-2009 08:13 AM
Phenom x4 work on my Mobo? M4A1 System Upgrades 10 06-03-2009 03:24 PM
Dell refuses to boot from CD Cunjo Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 07-15-2008 01:42 PM
Custom AIO boot discs? carnageX Microsoft Windows and Software 4 07-12-2008 06:22 PM
Boot order question AceWriter System Upgrades 0 10-13-2007 11:29 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.