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Thread: Do I have to re-install windows if I change the Power supply?

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    Do I have to re-install windows if I change the Power supply?

    ok so after LOTS of hard work ive finally got everything in and working .... well sort of


    thing is.... PC boots up but wont load windows... it keep locking up before it loads

    wont boot up in safe mode either.... you get that list of stuff come up then it stops and one and just sits there


    is it because I set the PC up using a different PC?


    because thats what I did, I used a ATX case and conected everything to a house PSU.... installed windows and what have you.... then just swaped the power to the car 12v PSU

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    No PSU does have nothing to do with the OS (maybe the MB doesn't have the power that it needs to boot up but that is a whole diferent thing)

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    Same thing happened to me when I first installed my carputer. Found out it was because my Opus wasn't set up right, and in the house I was using a different power supply.
    To answer your question: No you don't have to reinstall windows when you change the power supply. You most likely aren't getting enough power for it to boot.
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    I said that but cus my english is crap nobody understand me

    Oh and BTW I will need gramma correction when doing the review for FP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanatos106
    I said that but cus my english is crap nobody understand me

    Oh and BTW I will need gramma correction when doing the review for FP...

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    I understood what you said I was just restating it
    Ok, when you post the thread just send me a PM and I'll fix it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xBrady
    I understood what you said I was just restating it
    Ok, when you post the thread just send me a PM and I'll fix it up.

    thats for restating it as I didnt get what he said


    now.... not enough power??

    well how come its turning on then?


    what do I need to do then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewEboy
    thats for restating it as I didnt get what he said


    now.... not enough power??

    well how come its turning on then?


    what do I need to do then?
    Firstly, post your pc specs. What I did was underclock my cpu a tiny bit.
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    what are the specs of your system? it might be that its just too large for that psu to handle.

    also, reseat EVERYTHING. mem sticks, video card, pci cards, and even your processor if you can. things get jarred loose some times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanz0rz
    what are the specs of your system? it might be that its just too large for that psu to handle.

    also, reseat EVERYTHING. mem sticks, video card, pci cards, and even your processor if you can. things get jarred loose some times.

    what do I need to do then?

    get more power?

    well its a M1-ATX power supply.... max output of 90w


    I thought thats all I would need...


    > its hooked to a standard ATX mobo (I was told that would only use about 40-50w)

    > also got it hooked to a normal HDD and CD rom

    > The only things conected to it are a keyboard and the USB cable that goes to the PC


    Pc is a 128mb ram (got a 512mb stick that ive not put in yet as I wanna get it going first)
    its a AMD athlon 1700

    errr MSI ultra 745 mobo



    guess ill just have to disconect the CD rom and the screen USB thing.... see if that makes a difference

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    What cpu do you have? Or did I miss that somewhere.
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