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help...PC won't load OS (windows 7)

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Hi all..

 

My spec:

 

i5 750

Gigabyte P55a-UD3

4gb G Skill Rip jaw kit

Gigabyte HD5850 OC

1tb WD cavalier Black

Sony DVD drive

550W antec True Power

CM 690 II advanced case

 

This is what happened:

I built a new PC last Saturday, set it up and installed windows 7 pro on the same day. Then I installed VGA driver, Motherboard drivers, including sound, network, sata3 and usb3 drivers and all Windows updates.

 

It worked.....for a few days..

Monday, i got a USB wifi dongle (edimax usg7319..i believe)..windows installed driver for it right away..no drama..until tuesday evening, i turned on my pc and received an error message:

 

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software changes may be the caused.

 

Option 1: Launch Startup Repair (recommended)

Option 2: Start windows normally

tried 2nd option few times, but it just wouldn't load up windows and got to the error page again.

1st option brought me to system restore page..so, i got it restored and loaded windows fine.

 

BUT...the same issue happened again on wednesday..

 

Long story short, I have reinstalled windows more than 5 times now, and i think after a long shutdown, it will boot up with that error

So far, I have tried:

- updating bios (to F8)

- using a new chipset driver downloaded from Gigabyte website.

- using vga driver downloaded from AMD/ATI website.

- using wired network, instead of the usb wifi dongle

- using SATA2 instead of SATA3

- Single channel ram

 

Nothing worked..

 

Any Idea? :(

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Burn memtest and boot off it and let us know if your RAM is OK, sounds like your PC is corrupting itself. Dont ya love ram?

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Burn memtest and boot off it and let us know if your RAM is OK, sounds like your PC is corrupting itself. Dont ya love ram?

Yes, i just got Memtest..will get it tested after work.

Thanks.

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Does it only happen after Windows has installed the driver for your WiFi dongle?

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Does it only happen after Windows has installed the driver for your WiFi dongle?

I did clean install with bare minimum drivers (i.e. vga and chipset) and still got the error.

I'm totally lost.. :(

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Just having a stab in the dark but it sounds like SOMETHING is definitely faulty. Either memory or the motherboard.

I'd suggest you email Gigabyte & G Skill and ask for their input.

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