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Windows 8.1 reboots when accessing files and scanning

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TC1019, Apr 4, 2019.

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  1. TC1019

    TC1019 Thread Starter

    Apr 4, 2019
    Hey guys, I REALLY need help.

    My pc boots to desktop fine, but it will suddenly restart when:
    - accessing my Downloads folder (I moved all the contents of that folder in Safe Mode [where it was fine] to a different folder and the problem followed it)
    - sometimes accessing other folders (but not nearly as much as the Downloads one)
    - connecting to the internet for more than 3 or 4 minutes
    - trying to update my BIOS drivers
    - and trying to scan with Malwarebytes (in both normal AND Safe Mode!)

    When it reboots, it just turns right off. I've disabled Automatic Restart. No BSOD, just a full reboot. With no BSOD, no error codes, right?

    I've tried pretty much everything. I've unplugged all peripherals and my second hard drive. I've reseated everything. Tried with just 1 stick of RAM (using both of them). I put in another known working power supply. I even Refreshed my Windows. The problem remains.

    I've tried scanning and fixing hdd with chkdsk...ugh I'm just so frustrated.

    Window 8.1 Pro
    I7 4790 cpu
    MSI H81M-E33 mobo (everything default apart from the network driver)
    Onboard VGA
    Seagate Constellation 2tb hdd
    16 gig DDR3 ram (2x8)
    And I've tried it with both 600 and 480w psu's.

    Please help!
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
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