To try to find the problem I disconnected the computer and opened the case grounded myself to the case and tried to re-seat the ram, hard drive video cards and the plugs going to the power supply. I also tried removing the ram and running it with no ram to determine if their was an issue with the motherboard, when i did this it sounded like the computer was revving up then down, so replaced the memory putting in 1 stick at a time to see if perhaps some of the memory had went bad. This brought about no change in the operation or booting. Next I tried to run a hdd check from the hdd manufacturer which came back with no errors, and also ran a memory diagnostic check with no errors. I noticed also after this error and reconnecting that 3 of my 5 fans were not spinning, only my front fan and 1 of the side fans were spinning, the other side fan, the back fan, and the top fan were not moving. The internal heatsink on the video card was running as was the processor fan. Upon trying to boot up again it loaded windows files as the bar filled then instantly went to startup repair to which it said it was unable to repair automatically and had to restart. This keeps looping in this process. I have tried booting into safe mode, booting with last successful configuration, I tried disabling restart on crash, none of these allow it to boot they all go to start up repair. I tried using system restore but it says that computer is running in a limited state and can not undo so it wont allow me to use my restore points, they dont even show up there for me. I have also tried to use sfc but it wont allow that either because a repair process requires a reboot.
I am unsure now if it is a hardware issue or a software issue where perhaps a windows file was corrupted or damaged. It was assembled for me by my brother so I dont have the windows disk to try to reinstall or repair from either since he has my copy right now still. Please help me figure this out so I can get my computer back up ASAP for classes. Thank you in advance for your time helping me with this.
these are the specs for my computer
OS : Windows 7
video card : EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU : CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
HDD : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Ram : CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G
Motherboard : MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Edited by KaozKlown, 15 December 2011 - 12:44 AM.