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What will happen if I completely wipe my hard drive and reinstall windows fresh?

Basically I've been having problems with my computer CONSTANTLY randomly restarting on it's own with no BSoD or anything. I did get one BSoD and that appears to be afrom a software related issue. To try and solve my issue a useless man at Microsoft told me to reinstall my graphics drivers (which I did) which has now in turn caused my cpu to go into overload almost constantly. Every time a new process is started (background included) it'll max out cpu briefly.

SO can I just wipe the slate clean and start all over or am I stuck in this loop forever? And no, I'm not sure if it's my psu causing the original issue but this new issue is now more pressing to me.
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  1. if PC restarts without BSOD, a fresh install isn't likely to fix it, as it seems windows isn't the cause.

    Did you do something like this to fix Graphics driver problem: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2767677/clean-graphics-driver-install-windows.html

    What are the specs of the PC?
  2. Colif said:
    if PC restarts without BSOD, a fresh install isn't likely to fix it, as it seems windows isn't the cause.

    Did you do something like this to fix Graphics driver problem: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2767677/clean-graphics-driver-install-windows.html

    What are the specs of the PC?


    I only uninstalled the previous drivers through device manager, could that be the issue? And my specs are listed here, among with more information about my problem https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/5ne7zw/newly_built_pc_randomly_reboots_help_needed/

    Also I am currently under the assumption that it's psu related so I'm thinking of just sending my current one back and getting a new one as it's still under warranty (if it's broken anyway, I need to first find out if it is.."
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    Try the link i gave to make sure the drivers are removed and see if it helps the restarting

    that kernel power error is a symptom of the problem, not the cause. When win 10 starts up, it runs a test of the PC and if it finds it wasn't shutdown properly the time before, it creates an event 41. So you had 35 restarts...

    As per the Who crashed report, Can you follow option one here: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5560-bsod-minidump-configure-create-windows-10-a.html
    and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD

    that creates a file in c/windows/minidump
    copy that file to documents
    upload the copy from documents to a cloud server and share the link here and someone with right software to read them will help you fix it :)

    Lets see if it is a driver since you got an IRQ error
  4. Colif said:
    Try the link i gave to make sure the drivers are removed and see if it helps the restarting

    that kernel power error is a symptom of the problem, not the cause. When win 10 starts up, it runs a test of the PC and if it finds it wasn't shutdown properly the time before, it creates an event 41. So you had 35 restarts...

    As per the Who crashed report, Can you follow option one here: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5560-bsod-minidump-configure-create-windows-10-a.html
    and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD

    that creates a file in c/windows/minidump
    copy that file to documents
    upload the copy from documents to a cloud server and share the link here and someone with right software to read them will help you fix it :)

    Lets see if it is a driver since you got an IRQ error


    How do I use this god damn uninstaller all it does is uncompress the zip files and nothing else [Edit] Nevermind I figured it out, also it didn't solve the issue at all
  5. if you follow the steps in my last post and create minidumps, someone who can read them will figure out what is causing BSOD and PC may stop restarting all the time.
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