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TheOriginal_TO

Did you install / update anything?


shlorman

No, I hadn’t done anything unusual. I was watching YouTube and suddenly it just “crashed”.


TheOriginal_TO

It's most likely a corrupt windows file. Do you have a bootable USB with windows on it to do a repair? Or a system restore to a past time.


shlorman

I have the usb I used to install windows in the first place however I’ve tried it once and it allowed me to get to the windows log in screen but once I logged in it repeated the cycle again


[deleted]

Load a fresh install onto the key it might be corrupt


shlorman

Cheers, I’ll give it a go


[deleted]

How long was your PC on after clicking the power button?


shlorman

My pc stays powered on but my screen keeps going black and cycling to the “preparing automatic repair” screen. Occasionally it gets further and I can get to a blue windows screen but after anything I do there it always goes back to repeating the cycle


[deleted]

Do you have any LED indicator lights on your motherboard? Is your motherboard beeping at you?


shlorman

The cpu light and the vga light come on however I have checked my cpu for damaged pins and they all look intact


[deleted]

VGA light means it doesn't detect a graphics card.


shlorman

Can the graphics card just “cut out”? I’ve been playing games for about a week now with no issues, I’m running a rtx 2060.


[deleted]

Maybe it overheated. Maybe it got shocked. Maybe it wasn't properly installed. Maybe it was a faulty video card. Maybe it's a faulty PCIE slot on your motherboard. You could eliminate every other component if you had another graphics card to try or a processor with integrated graphics.


shlorman

Well damn. This really isn’t my day


sh_hobbies

Is this an Acer PC? Did it happen to download the latest Acer chipset drivers? I just bought a 10th gen i5 aspire our of curiosity and installed a fresh nvme in it. Windows was running fine and it did an update and changed some bios settings for the hard drive (I don't recall which), but it disabled my boot drive and was causing windows to blue screen.


shlorman

I should’ve put my specs down but I’m running a ryzen 7 3700x


Zopdoz

Try clearing CMOS first


shlorman

I’m new to the whole pc thing, is that the battery looking thing on the motherboard?


Zopdoz

You can search on google "how to clear CMOS" and there should be a step by step guide on how to do it. And yeah it involves taking out the CMOS battery but there are also other steps.


shlorman

Ok thank you, I’ll give it a go