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PC POSTs but crashes when loading Windows

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PookieNoob, Apr 12, 2019.

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  1. PookieNoob

    PookieNoob Thread Starter

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    So I accidently kicked my PC, and since it is missing a leg, hit the side of my desk. Well now it will POST but whenever loading Windows it will just crash right away. The HDD is fine and works on my brothers computer. Also western digital software says it is good. My CPU and HDD and RAM are being detected so what's going on?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Any number of things;
    1 You knocked loose the hsf or cooler
    2 A pw connection is loose ie atx or aux plugs
    3 Ram was knocked loose, etc, etc

    The only way you are going to find out is to test in a systematic manner;
    1 System OFF, open the case and reseat ALL pw connectors ie atx, aux, hard disk, etc
    2 Reseat ram. Be sure the ram is fully seated in the slot
    3 Reseat your video card [if you are using a real video card]
    4 If the system still will not boot into windows, boot the system with a linux live usb. If the system runs ok under linux, then your hardware is probably ok. Look at clean installing windows

    Just wondering, did you do ALL tests on the WD drive ie long and short tests?
     
  3. PookieNoob

    PookieNoob Thread Starter

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    I figured it out. For some reason, when it POSTs, if I click boot menu and click my HDD windows (1 HDD has 2 options. Windows and normal) then it loads up windows lol
     
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