Covert_One24
2005-05-10T10:53:25Z
i just built a new system and it wont allow me to start windows. my system specs are abit ic7-g mobo, 512mb of samsung pc2700 ram, 6600gt graphics card, p4 2.6ghz cpu, 250w psu(i know im getting a new one), 60gb hdd, and a cd drive. evwerytime i try and boot up it flashes this blue screen after the windows loading screen comes up and then after it flashes on the screen the computer restarts. i was thinking it was the psu because maybe its not supplying enough pwoer to control all the components properly but idk. pleas help me. thank you.

-Bill
Ne0rC
2005-05-10T12:45:20Z
Did you do a new install?
entermymatrix03
2005-05-10T12:54:02Z
i think those nvidia cards draw a ton of power and it may be your psu. also, check your ram and make sure its seated properly. i had that happen to me on a previous system build.
Ne0rC
2005-05-10T12:59:05Z
Ahhh, my friend has the same GPU and CPU, he does fine with a generic 350w. He's getting a new one just for peace of mind.
HotshotUK
2005-05-10T13:23:56Z
Post in the Designated Forum
entermymatrix03
2005-05-10T13:31:43Z
he has a 250w...is there that much of a difference between a 250 & 350 to matter? i would think there would be.

i thought the same thing hotshot...noob. lol. j/k
CompHobbyist
2005-05-10T14:37:13Z
It could be PSU, but I doubt it... I've had exactly the same thing happen to me before. It's probably a STOP error of some sort, last time it happened I don't know what actually fixed the problem but it went away after I replaced the PSU with a better one (the system was randomly restarting and locking up at other times too), removed 32MB of bad memory, and updated the BIOS. There is a huge difference between 250 and 350 watt PSUs, a 350W can supply 40% more power then a 250W. I'd suggest retrying the install after updating the BIOS and replacing the PSU.
Covert_One24
2005-05-11T15:32:50Z
yea i recently took the my ultra 500w psu and tried it on the comp im building and it loaded up great. yea im probably going to burn that 250w.
Covert_One24
2005-05-11T15:35:28Z
the only thing is after i did that the hard drive blew out. it was banging around at 5200rpm so i threw that out and got a brand new western digital 160gb hdd