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Windows reboot problems..

By Rage ·
Whenever I reboot from within Windows (either manually, or from a prompt, such as a settings change), the machine does the memory check, and the A: drive powers up..after that, it just hangs. It will not recognize either of the 2 hard drives I have.If I power down completely, or if I simply restart Windows, it works fine. I've tried reassigning the drives through the BIOS, and reformatting the MBR...no success.

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by dmiles In reply to Windows reboot problems..

First run scan disk to check for bad files that can be fixed,now you want to boot from the boot disk that you created from setup and I am hoping that it is not the one you are currently using ,because it reads like with the setting changes it has become corrupt,if so you may want to reinstall the operating system and to reset all files and get a clean boot disk only solution I can offer.

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by jesalyer In reply to Windows reboot problems..

Get thee to a local hardware technician!

When you "Restart Windows" Windows is only reloading the OS, doing a "warm boot". However, whenever you do a "cold boot" which goes through reloading BIOS, it does not find the floppy or CD drives.

Here's where it gets exciting: your so-called "cold boot" WORKS when the machine is actually cold (has been deactivated). So, look for problems with the BIOS chips or possibly thermal/electrostatic problems.

I personally would not have time to performthat many hardware tests on my PC, so I'd hand it off to a hardware tech.

Hope this helps.

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by Ile In reply to Windows reboot problems..

Before doing any sudden solutions as reinstalling the OS, you should check the web site of your machine's BIOS manufacturer. The problem may have been repaired in the latest version of BIOS.

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by bdgray In reply to Windows reboot problems..

Are you using a drive manager? EZ-Drive or something like that? What kind of system do you have? Newer systems do not require a drive manager. Some drive managers are notorious for doing starnge things after you restart. Drive managers function just fine when from a cold boot. Get rid of the drive manager if you have a newer system that supports large drive.

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by buffg In reply to Windows reboot problems..

Sounds more like a power supply problem than anything. I have a system here at work that if you don't turn off the system completely when restarting it will hang. Also, if the PS seems to be good check your CPU fan or possibly the CPU

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