My power supply died, i replaced it but now windows wont work at all

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#1 evilmaster2424
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on Friday night my power supply crashed and it turns out that it died. thats fine i bought a new one and the computer can go on now. Except windows is all messed up. when it boots up it brings you to a screen that says either launch startup repair or start windows normaly. Starting windows brings it to a black screen that only says "Starting Windows" the logo never comes up and it only stays on that screen for about 2 seconds before rebooting itself. if you do startup repair it gives you the instructions on how to repair the computer then under that it says

Status: 0xc000000f

info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

putting in the disc doesnt do anything, when you reboot it just brings you back to that screen.

I have also tried booting into all available safe modes, each one hangs when it starts loading AtiPcie.sys and tehn most of the time just reboots after that, or sometimes will go to starting windows and then reboot. i have tried booting into all other options in the advanced boot menu. I have also tried booting into my windows 7 disc, but as soon as it loads the windows files the second time it goes the starting windows and reboots itself. So i cant get into the disc to do a repair or system restore. i have tried using ultimate boot cd, but that doesnt work either. .

the only thing i can think of at this point that could be causing this is my GPU or motherboard itself, but since i dont have on board graphics and i dont have a spare graphics card or spare mobo for that matter i cant test either of those. by the way this is also a custom built PC so i cant really call a manufacturer.

the power supply i have now is a corsair gs700, my old one was OCZ Mod xstream-pro 700w. both are 700w.
i have a msi 870a-g54 motherboard
ATI Radeon 5770 GPU
1.5 TB hitachi intternal HDD
500GB Samsun Internal HDD(this one has windows on it)
AMD Phenom II x4 CPU (or something like that, i dont remember the exact name of it i just know its AMD and has 4 cores)
and a ASUS DVD/CD drive

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I have no knowledge of custom builds (but plan on doing my own soon), but did you make sure the connections are in the correct places? One way you could test it is to remove the GPU and turn it on. If you don't hear the Windows Startup sound (assuming you have it set) and/or random lights turn on/off (as part of the BIOS test), then the MOBO is the problem and not the GPU. If you DO hear the sound then the problem is with the GPU, especially considering the name of the file you posted (AtiPcie.sys)...
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#3 CUDGEdave
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When the PSU blew it MAY have damaged the mobo or HDD,Have you looked at the mobo for any blown capatitors or anything odd looking on the board.

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When the PSU blew it MAY have damaged the mobo or HDD,Have you looked at the mobo for any blown capatitors or anything odd looking on the board.

CUDGEdave

Yeah, sounds like the HDD was damaged. The computer is having problems accessing the boot sector. You can try to do a new install on a partition to see if that resolves your problem.

In your situation though, I'd rather pick up a new HDD and install Windows on it and then have your old HDD as a secondary drive to just recover your data from. Once you do that, try and do a reformat on the old HDD and use as a backup if possible.

On a side note, CUDGEdave: the word morgage is spelled wrong in your sig, it should be "mortgage".

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#5 evilmaster2424
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[QUOTE="CUDGEdave"]

When the PSU blew it MAY have damaged the mobo or HDD,Have you looked at the mobo for any blown capatitors or anything odd looking on the board.

neatfeatguy

Yeah, sounds like the HDD was damaged. The computer is having problems accessing the boot sector. You can try to do a new install on a partition to see if that resolves your problem.

In your situation though, I'd rather pick up a new HDD and install Windows on it and then have your old HDD as a secondary drive to just recover your data from. Once you do that, try and do a reformat on the old HDD and use as a backup if possible.

On a side note, CUDGEdave: the word morgage is spelled wrong in your sig, it should be "mortgage".

that 1.5tb is a secondary i used only for games and any videos that i recorded, so should i try and install windows onto that and then backup the data from the other one and format it?
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But I thought you couldn't use the CD/DVD-ROM drive either?
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#7 evilmaster2424
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But I thought you couldn't use the CD/DVD-ROM drive either?tjoeb123
no it worked, just it didnt want to boot the disc after it loaded.
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[QUOTE="CUDGEdave"]

When the PSU blew it MAY have damaged the mobo or HDD,Have you looked at the mobo for any blown capatitors or anything odd looking on the board.

neatfeatguy

Yeah, sounds like the HDD was damaged. The computer is having problems accessing the boot sector. You can try to do a new install on a partition to see if that resolves your problem.

In your situation though, I'd rather pick up a new HDD and install Windows on it and then have your old HDD as a secondary drive to just recover your data from. Once you do that, try and do a reformat on the old HDD and use as a backup if possible.

On a side note, CUDGEdave: the word morgage is spelled wrong in your sig, it should be "mortgage".

Thanls sweetcheeks duly noted!

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Ok so i went ahead and installed windows XP onto my secondary drive, i only used xp because the windows 7 disc i have is an upgrade disc. So that went fine, then it went nd rebooted itself. But now its just stuck in a never ending loop of rebooting. It doesnt even go to the Windows loading screen anymore. So im thinking at this point somehting on the motherboard fried when the old PSU went. its not the hard drives i plugged them into a different computer and they worked fine. The RAM appears to be fine. The only other things in there that could be the problem are the mopther board, GPU (which i said earlier) or the CPU. in the end im probably going to just build an entire new system. Unless someone has something else i can try?
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Have you try take all the cables out and do a CMOS reset?
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Ok so i went ahead and installed windows XP onto my secondary drive, i only used xp because the windows 7 disc i have is an upgrade disc. So that went fine, then it went nd rebooted itself. But now its just stuck in a never ending loop of rebooting. It doesnt even go to the Windows loading screen anymore. So im thinking at this point somehting on the motherboard fried when the old PSU went. its not the hard drives i plugged them into a different computer and they worked fine. The RAM appears to be fine. The only other things in there that could be the problem are the mopther board, GPU (which i said earlier) or the CPU. in the end im probably going to just build an entire new system. Unless someone has something else i can try?evilmaster2424

Did you remove the main HDD after you installed XP on the secondary? If not, then did you change the boot device list in your BIOS? If not, then you're computer is trying to still boot on the main HDD.

That's the only thing I can think of there.

When the PSU went on my younger brother's PC it took out the MB, RAM and HDD....probably the CPU as well, but I never got around to testing it - no AM2 to test it on. I salvaged his GPU and DVD burner, they worked fine. It could be possible something else went with the PSU. Hopefully you can figure it out, best of luck.

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[QUOTE="evilmaster2424"]Ok so i went ahead and installed windows XP onto my secondary drive, i only used xp because the windows 7 disc i have is an upgrade disc. So that went fine, then it went nd rebooted itself. But now its just stuck in a never ending loop of rebooting. It doesnt even go to the Windows loading screen anymore. So im thinking at this point somehting on the motherboard fried when the old PSU went. its not the hard drives i plugged them into a different computer and they worked fine. The RAM appears to be fine. The only other things in there that could be the problem are the mopther board, GPU (which i said earlier) or the CPU. in the end im probably going to just build an entire new system. Unless someone has something else i can try?neatfeatguy

Did you remove the main HDD after you installed XP on the secondary? If not, then did you change the boot device list in your BIOS? If not, then you're computer is trying to still boot on the main HDD.

That's the only thing I can think of there.

When the PSU went on my younger brother's PC it took out the MB, RAM and HDD....probably the CPU as well, but I never got around to testing it - no AM2 to test it on. I salvaged his GPU and DVD burner, they worked fine. It could be possible something else went with the PSU. Hopefully you can figure it out, best of luck.

yeah i changed the boot sequence and all that other stuff. The computer is just ****ed basicaly. so yeah ill be out getting new parts soon. i swear if this happens again im giving up pc gaming, getting a crappy laptop, and relying solely on my ps3 for games

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[QUOTE="neatfeatguy"]

[QUOTE="evilmaster2424"]Ok so i went ahead and installed windows XP onto my secondary drive, i only used xp because the windows 7 disc i have is an upgrade disc. So that went fine, then it went nd rebooted itself. But now its just stuck in a never ending loop of rebooting. It doesnt even go to the Windows loading screen anymore. So im thinking at this point somehting on the motherboard fried when the old PSU went. its not the hard drives i plugged them into a different computer and they worked fine. The RAM appears to be fine. The only other things in there that could be the problem are the mopther board, GPU (which i said earlier) or the CPU. in the end im probably going to just build an entire new system. Unless someone has something else i can try?evilmaster2424

Did you remove the main HDD after you installed XP on the secondary? If not, then did you change the boot device list in your BIOS? If not, then you're computer is trying to still boot on the main HDD.

That's the only thing I can think of there.

When the PSU went on my younger brother's PC it took out the MB, RAM and HDD....probably the CPU as well, but I never got around to testing it - no AM2 to test it on. I salvaged his GPU and DVD burner, they worked fine. It could be possible something else went with the PSU. Hopefully you can figure it out, best of luck.

yeah i changed the boot sequence and all that other stuff. The computer is just ****ed basicaly. so yeah ill be out getting new parts soon. i swear if this happens again im giving up pc gaming, getting a crappy laptop, and relying solely on my ps3 for games

all i could say is $**t happens man

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I realize this will not help but I've blown two PSUs on my wifes computer without any more of a problem then putting in new ones. I was told that it was the quality of the PSU that helped. Or was I just lucky?

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#15 adamosmaki
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I realize this will not help but I've blown two PSUs on my wifes computer without any more of a problem then putting in new ones. I was told that it was the quality of the PSU that helped. Or was I just lucky?

Rickylee
psu's from brands like Antec, corsair etc ( quality ones ) usually have overvoltage, overload protection so when psu detects sudden current spikes it will shut down in order to protect other components ( i had 2 psu's going kaboom that were from known brands with overload protection and nothing happended to my pc's )
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#16 Rickylee
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[QUOTE="Rickylee"]

I realize this will not help but I've blown two PSUs on my wifes computer without any more of a problem then putting in new ones. I was told that it was the quality of the PSU that helped. Or was I just lucky?

adamosmaki

psu's from brands like Antec, corsair etc ( quality ones ) usually have overvoltage, overload protection so when psu detects sudden current spikes it will shut down in order to protect other components ( i had 2 psu's going kaboom that were from known brands with overload protection and nothing happended to my pc's )

The first one was an Antec and I wasn't in the room for that one. The second was a Thermaltake and it popped a loud crack when it went, I was there for that one.