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DouDouX10    0

My pc is rebooting randomly . While playing games or not its totally random 

Tried new psu.  New moyherboard.  Cpu not overheating.  Removed gpu. Removed rams (one ram at a time) 

The only think that was left was the hard drive which i thought it was the problem from the get go and yes it turned out it is. I tried it in another pc and boom it restarted many times 

So i said thats problem obviously 

So before i buy a new i tried a 80 gb hdd . This drive hold 1 day than it started to reboot again .

I dont get whats happening here 

Is my pc causing my HDD to break or smthing . Im really frustrated here 

I literally tried everything. 

If anyone knows what might be the case.  Help

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Mindovermaster    3,505

What is your CPU, Motherboard, RAM, etc?

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DouDouX10    0

Mob : h61 

Cpu : i3 3220

I dont know how to see ram names or smth.  I didnt know if it was important at all

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Mindovermaster    3,505
Posted (edited)
50 minutes ago, DouDouX10 said:

Mob : h61 

Cpu : i3 3220

I dont know how to see ram names or smth.  I didnt know if it was important at all

h61 is not any clue...

 

As for your RAM, open your case and look at it... (I think CPU-Z posts its make, too) ((I take you never opened your case? might be dust build-up))

 

by "etc", I meant motherboard make/model, CPU, CPU Cooler, GPU, hdd/ssd, psu make/wattage. (look in my sig)

 

Everything is important to a troubleshooter.

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+warwagon    13,867

I would recommend replacing the sata cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard. If bad, the cable could be currupting the data. When you say the HDD's are bad, bad how? Bad sectors or just corrupt data?

 

You mentioned new 80GB drive (or is it new used), but you didn't mention if you cloned your existing windows intsall or clean installed windows onto the new drive.

 

I would also recommend replacing the power cord. Maybe it's unreliable power coming out of the wall or just that outlet. Could also be a bad surge protector if it's pluged into one of those.

 

If it still reboots I would recommend a clean intsall of windows on the drive if you haven't done so already 

 

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Joe User    504
7 hours ago, DouDouX10 said:

My pc is rebooting randomly . While playing games or not its totally random 

Tried new psu.  New moyherboard.  Cpu not overheating.  Removed gpu. Removed rams (one ram at a time) 

The only think that was left was the hard drive which i thought it was the problem from the get go and yes it turned out it is. I tried it in another pc and boom it restarted many times 

So i said thats problem obviously 

So before i buy a new i tried a 80 gb hdd . This drive hold 1 day than it started to reboot again .

I dont get whats happening here 

Is my pc causing my HDD to break or smthing . Im really frustrated here 

I literally tried everything. 

If anyone knows what might be the case.  Help

I'm assuming it's not crashing and rebooting,  just rebooting.

 

30 minutes ago, warwagon said:

I would recommend replacing the sata cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard. If bad, the cable could be currupting the data. When you say the HDD's are bad, bad how? Bad sectors or just corrupt data?

 

You mentioned new 80GB drive (or is it new used), but you didn't mention if you cloned your existing windows intsall or clean installed windows onto the new drive.

 

I would also recommend replacing the power cord. Maybe it's unreliable power coming out of the wall or just that outlet. Could also be a bad surge protector if it's pluged into one of those.

 

If it still reboots I would recommend a clean intsall of windows on the drive if you haven't done so already 

 

That's good advice, it's easy for a cable to break and not notice it, especially if work was recently done in the computer. 

 

 

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DouDouX10    0

This answer is for all three comments 

As for rama im pretty sure they are a good combination with my mob and cpu even qith gpu

Cause this problem wasnt there feom. The get go 

As for the new windows instal 

Yes its totally new 

And all the hdd were formated 

I literally deleted everything in both the old hdd and the new 80 gb hdd and reinstalled the windows on both and same problem happened in both 

By the way i forgot to mention that i put my hdd into my friend s pc and boom.  It rebooted many times so that removes all the possibilities that other parts are making my pc reboot 

But still the 80 gb made contact with the 500 gb so i thought it was a virus thing 

But when i formated it 

It still rebooting 

So im pretty sure the problem is in the hard drive . So i already know whats the problem 

I just wanna know why or how did the other hdd(80gb) got the same problem

By the way i also forgot to mention that i placed my friend s hdd in my pc and played for quite sometime and absolutely nothing happened 

So again the problem is obvious 

But i just wanna whats wrong with both hard drives cause they were completely fine like 4 mounths ago than the problem started happening 

Any ideas about this particular problem !!!? 

 

 

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Joe User    504
Posted (edited)

Did you clean the drive in diskpart (or similar) or just reformat?

 

I still think it's a physical problem, I can't rule out a virus, but honestly I don't think it's that.

 

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DouDouX10    0

Yope.  I cleaned everything and anything that cant be cleaned starting from gpu and cpu 

Also the pc reboot even without a gpu so it dosent matter. I still think its the hard drive but i dont get how did the problem jump into the other drive 

Thats all i wanna so i wont ruin another new drive 

 

 

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+warwagon    13,867
On 3/12/2020 at 2:24 PM, DouDouX10 said:

But i just wanna whats wrong with both hard drives cause they were completely fine like 4 mounths ago than the problem started happening 

Any ideas about this particular problem !!!? 

Did you try a differnet sata cable? That is something both drives would have in common. Did you check the smart data on both hard drives?

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DouDouX10    0

Yope . When i said i did everything and changed everything i can change i meant it literally . Changed sata cables.  New mob new psu removed gpu.  Tried other ram fron a whole other pc thats working fine 

Removed battery and returned after 30 sec 

Trust me i literally everything that can be done and changed everything that can be changed

And i know for sure its the stupid hard drive whish by the way was completely fine until one day i decided to refresh (format windows and reinstall) u know that famous phrase "it was at this moment he knew he *******" 

Thats literally me when the pc started rebooting 

Yea it starded rebooting after i reinstalled the windows and it still doing it since then 

It has been a long time since i lt started that i lost count 

Again pls guys skip all the other problems 

Just focus on this one 

If anyone has any information about "how can a hdd corrept another hdd permanently " 

Lemme know 

Any information no matter how small it is

Im really in deep **** here

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DouDouX10    0

I did it 

I fixed the issue 

4 days straight without turning off at all 

The problem wasnt in my pc as i said before (cause i changed Everything that i can change of course) 

The problem was the electricity coming from the wall . It was unstable 

I figured that out when i tried to charge my phone + the last day on that room it burned my new psu 

So yea im now using the old psu (working completely fine) and yea all i did is change the room 

Funny i didnt think about this at all in three long mounths.  Wow 

Thanks for u r help guys 

If any of you knows a pc specialist make him add this problem to the menu 

Cause trust me you wont find anyone in the whole world suggesting the issue i found 

Cause i looked everywhere and nvr even once found it 

Thank you again guys 

 

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jnelsoninjax    14,280

If you invest in a UPS, it may save you many problems with bad power, I rented a old house and had issues with the wiring, but a UPS is a good thing to have!

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Mindovermaster    3,505
11 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

If you invest in a UPS, it may save you many problems with bad power, I rented a old house and had issues with the wiring, but a UPS is a good thing to have!

+1. UPS can help you if you have bad electricity in your house. UPS can take a beating, your PSU can't...

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DouDouX10    0

Apreciated im good tho 

This is the 5th day straight 

M good in the current room till i fix the wires on the other 

Thank u ^^

 

 

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