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Stuck in boot loop?

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2019/08/08 12:46:44 (permalink)
Here are my specs:

INTEL® CORE™ I5-6500 Processor w/ Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Heatsink
Gigabyte Motherboard GA-H170-Gaming 3 Core
HyperX FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4
EVGA G2 PLUS GOLD 550W Power Supply
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070


I built this PC in 2016 and it's worked flawlessly to this point. Recently though, it started rebooting all on it's own. At first, I assumed it was dust build up inside, so I cleaned out the inside and removed all the dust bunnies. I thought I solved the issue and it stopped for a few weeks. Then, it started again. Next, I replaced the power cable and plugged it directly into the wall (eliminating the surge protector). I also removed the CPU fan, applied fresh thermal paste, and reassembled. PC worked fine for another while, but the resets started occurring sooner and sooner. Now, I’m at a point where I can’t even get past the bios for it to post, before it resets and is stuck in a constant reset loop.

Here’s what I’ve tried:
Updating the BIOS and Clearing the CMOS
Reseeding and replacing both sticks of RAM
Rebuilding/Replacing the Motherboard
Disconnecting the video card and trying onboard video only
Disconnecting ROM drive, Additional HDD, Wireless PCI card, etc

Options left that I can think of....
1. Replace CPU (but I don’t think this is it, because it has loaded into Windows in the past)
2. Replace CPU fan (not sure if relevant? )
3. Replace power supply? I can get the 650w G3 by Tuesday) and RMA my unit in the meantime.

Edit: ** I should mention, if I can load into BIOS before it resets, it’ll stay on forever and not reset at all. **


Thoughts?


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    XrayMan
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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/08 14:04:18 (permalink)
     
    I have had that problem myself in the past. I had to replace my Power Supply. It could also be Ram related. I would try another PSU first.

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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/08 14:16:15 (permalink)
    Sounds like your O/S install is corrupted, or the mbr at least. Try to do a rollback or recovery on windows and see if it fixes the issue. Try that first and report back.

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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/08 14:40:34 (permalink)
    OS ?


    reboots can be:
     
    a PSU that is/ has gone bad
     
    GPU has an issue - test - Only use your iGPU, connect monitor to the MB I/O header - (after enabling it in BIOS) - remove current GPU
     
    bad drive cables


    faulty case switches
     
    grounded port in the MB I/O

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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/08 14:48:58 (permalink)
     
    In his case, I don't think reinstalling Windows will help.

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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/08 15:46:30 (permalink)
    No, it’s no O/S related, as I was able to load it in the past and it would work for a period of time before rebooting.

    I tried without the video card, still resets with onboard video.

    Hopefully it’s the PSU. That seems to be the common theme above. I’ve ordered the new G3 659w. Fingers crossed.
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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/08 16:13:18 (permalink)
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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/09 07:01:30 (permalink)
    If that doesn’t work, I’ll inspect the case switches, cables, etc....and the few other things mentioned. I’ve spent far too much time in this issue and it’s driving me crazy. I really need my PC back :)
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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/09 07:40:58 (permalink)
    Sounds like you may have a faulty hdd.

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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/13 09:14:39 (permalink)
    Sajin
    Sounds like you may have a faulty hdd.


    ^^ +1
    I have had it be either a bad PSU or HDD in my case in the past. 
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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/13 09:22:54 (permalink)
    Swapping the HDD out is one method to troubleshoot. Asking a local PC repair shop to check the PSU is another method. 

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    Re: Stuck in boot loop? 2019/08/14 09:26:07 (permalink)
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    Sounds like you may have a faulty hdd.


    ^^ +1
    I have had it be either a bad PSU or HDD in my case in the past. 


    Ok, wasn’t the power supply. Replaced it and all the cables, same problem exists.

    I tried booting with each of my HDD, same thing.

    CPU? Could it had been failing over time and finally gave up the ghost? This has been so frustrating. lol
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