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#1 kiddingguy

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 22:12

I just installed a new CPU cooler. Everything is attached again to my mobo (I think ok - haha)

When booting my PC gets into a loop and I cannot log into Windows. A clicking sound is made and than boots again.

The BIOS can be reached. I already have set everything to its default values, without success.

The CPU is recognized as well as the SSD that boots. The Windows 8.1 bootup screen is displayed and than a loop.
Afterwards the Repair mode is coming up.

What can be the issue for this reboot loop? Have I overlooked something or maybe not connected the right way?


#2 xendrome

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 22:29

Put the old CPU cooler back, does it solve the problem?



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 22:31

Did you connect the fan to the motherboard?

What temperature does your BIOS show?



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:09

I think it's the PSU dying or already dead... (the PSU is 5 years old and almost constantly on)

damn!

 

The sound is a clicking sound, and my computer gets in a constant reboot.

 

Question is, since I'm already thinking of getting a new PC, will I just get a new PSU or now a complete new PC, mobo/CPU and everything...?!



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:43

Can a defective PSU be a valid "reason"?



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 17:39

Plausible? Or maybe something different?

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 17:42

Don't expect a reply in here in 8 hours.

 

PSU's can often overload components, therefore creating electric whines.

 

Get a new PSU. You can use it for your next build.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 18:54

hahaha... thx.
I have just ordered a new one

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 14:14

I installed the new 860W Corsair PSU.

However, problem is still there.

 

What I see:

- the BIOS is displayed

- the Windows 8 bootcircle

- 2 clicks

- Windows bootcircle continues spinning

- that the reboot

 

After that a screen is displayed "Preparing Automatic Repair" which cannot repair anything....

 

Help! What might be the issue here?



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 14:20

Can you try a Linux bootable CD/USB? To confirm that it's not your system overheating. This might be a problem with Windows 8.



#11 OP kiddingguy

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 14:31

It's a cold boot after a day or so not used. Overheating can still happen than?

Before replacing my CPU cooler Windows did boot normally, although the clicks were still there (that's why I initially replaced only the CPU cooler)

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 14:47

I'd check all your connectors in case something got knocked loose in the process (fans, usb, SATA, whatever,) reset the BIOS, and if still no go reseat the proc and HSF (possible too much pressure, possible too much goo and it got onto the components)

 

920s are twitchy beasts.  I gave up on mine.

 

(If the PSU definitely isn't the problem I'd find a way to check the SSDs too.)



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 14:47

have you tried putting the original cpu cooler back on to see if it boots?

 

with your new cpu cooler did it come pre-applied with thermal paste or did you apply it when you switched out the coolers?



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 14:55

Disconnect the power connection for the new CPU Cooler (Fan?) to the motherboard and then try boot the system.

 

If it fixes the issue its the CPU Cooler.

 

p.s Just disconnect it for testing, don't keep using the computer as the CPU will probably overheat without the cooler with prolonged use.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 15:03

I had a cooling fan that was plugging into a laptop causing the light to just blink but not turn on. After unplugging the cooling fan the laptop turned on. So maybe the fan is shorting it out or something.