05-22-2015, 03:40 AM
Join Date: May 2015
OS: Windows 8.1
I not sure if this is a correct title or category but here is my story.
I will start off with my specs.
16gb 1600mhz Ram
650 watt corsair psu
250gb samsung SSD and about 6.5tbs of different HDD & Externals.
I built the system a year ago and haven't had any issues until now.
Last night my computer just restarted itself, It wasn't actually looking at the screen when it happened, I was putting the side panel back on.
I thought I maybe just accidentally hit the restart button (I have done this a few times) I thought w/e no worries but then it just when into a restart loop, It tries to automatically repair, fails & restarts, it just does that in a never ending loop.
I did some research and this is actually pretty common, the fix seems to be reinstalling the OS or restoring to a previous backup. Sure no biggie but this is where the real problem starts.
I first tried to do a fresh install via my windows 8.1 disks, It boots to dvd/cd tray and it's working fine but then it gets stuck on a windows 8 logo with a black background for around 30 seconds, then it just starts restarting again.
I thought that was very strange but maybe just maybe there is a small chance my optical drive is broken as well, so I installed windows on a flash drive and tried that, same thing happens it boots to the correct drive and then just freezes on a windows logo and starts restarting over and over. I have tried to many different things and configurations (taking out HDDs & putting new ones it, checking and changing the ram, taking out the GPU, I even changed the cpu cooler just out of sheer wishful thinking) I have pretty much tried with and without every part and it still gives the same result, if I try to install a OS it goes into a restart loop and if I try and let it boot it goes into a repair and restart loop.
One thing I have tried but haven't been successful at is trying to boot into safemode, I spam F8 when the PC is booting and it only comes up with a boot menu that just shows my drives and no option for safemode, I have tried all different F keys and combinations to try and bring up other menus and nothing works.
So I'm guessing something like my mobo is broken somehow? If the cpu burnt out or something crazy the pc wouldn't boot at all right? and it can't be the drives because I have tried with about 4 different ones. My OS is installed on a SSD if that helps.
I also like to think this is not related to and is just a coincidence it happened when putting the side panel back on, I don't think there is anyway I could have damaged something putting it back on.
Is this just a random hardware failure?
Any advice would be amazing. I am willing to try almost anything.