Win Vista 64bit Ultimate
CoolerMaster 1000watt PSU RealPower
Intel Core Duo Q6600
2 x 2gig Corsair TwinX DDR2 PC6400, 4gig Ram Total
2 x MSI 8800GTX 768meg OC Edition
Asus P5N32-E SLI MB
5 x 750 Seagate HD + 2 x 1Tb Samsung HD
My problem all started about a month ago when my computer would lock up and freeze every 2 days or so, this would require a hard reset to fix. I assumed it was overheating as it is just starting to get hot here again. So i got a fan and put it pointing to the inside of the set to cool it down, as it is the only real way to keep the set cool as it does run pretty hot in summer.
Then 2 days ago the computer froze again and i did a hard reset and after i restarted i got the error “disk boot failure, Insert system disk”. So then after this i assumed it must of been a corrupted install of windows all along so i put in my vista cd and try to run the repair and what is does is trys to load the vista disk and then blue screens. So i restart again.
This time it finds the harddrive and starts windows and @ the loading screen before it actually starts windows and loads the part where you login and type your password, it blue screens and restart. After the restart it cannot find the harddrive and i have to turn it off for 2min and then restart for it to find the harddrive again. Otherwise it just cannot find the main harddrive as if it dosnt exist.
So next i assume it must be the harddrive failing as i have had this happen before so what i do is change my sata cords around so that another one of my harddrives is the boot master and i reinstall windows 64bit onto a BRAND new harddrive. This install perfect and then boots up and after about 35min of it being in windows it freezes and restarts on its own this time. And the same problem repeats in the exact same manner as it was happening with the other install of Vista.
Things i have check so far:
- I have changed harddrives and reinstall vista - so doubt it is vista being corrupt/harddrive failure
- Changed sata cords - so cant be this i dont think unless several cords are faulty @ the same time
- Ran Memtest 2 pass’s and no errors
Any Ideas or anyone with the same problem that got it fixed plz come forward, if more information is needed i can provide. Please help me, as i dont want to pay some guy $200 to come out and randomly replace parts untill he gets it to work. Thx for you time reading my wall of text.