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Windows 7 won't boot (Stuck on Starting Windows)


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Sebz4n

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Hey!

So I just got home from the school where I live at, and thought I was gonna play a good match of Battlefield 3 on my desktop, as my laptop isn't made for gaming, but...
There is an issue with my desktop! At first when I tried to start it, it got past the "Starting Windows" screen, but then it went to an all black screen, no cursor, and got stuck.
I then tried to run repair, which failed several times, ran last known configs also a no go, and so I tried booting in to safe mod which worked.

So from safe mode I disabled both my Ati Radeon 5850 cards, and now the PC booted up fine to the desktop (at horrible resolution of course), so I uninstalled
CCC, any ATI drivers and removed the two cards in device management. I then restarted, installed all the drivers and such, but when I restarted AGAIN, the PC
got stuck at the "starting windows" screen where it just sits now :)

WHat do I do? The two cards are more or less brand new as I had them replaced not long ago!

Please help me, I need to fix this before I take off sunday, so I don't have to go about worrying at school :s
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Hi Sebz4n sorry to hear that you are having this issue.
Suggestions, try the cards individually and in each slot and if you are able try a known good PSU, this must have the same or a higher output than the present PSU, let us know how it goes.
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I've had the PC for a year, I had the cards swapped a month ago via warrenty, because one of my prior 5850 died. So I know the PSU is good enough
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Have you tried the cards individually as suggested?

I had the cards swapped a month ago via warrenty, because one of my prior 5850 died. So I know the PSU is good enough

A bad PSU can and will cause component failure, what brand and model is the present PSU please.
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