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I have recently built a PC for a friend, after the original system build, which included a 60GB primary SSD and a secondary 1TB HDD.
I kept getting blue screens of death and kernel power errors, after investigation it was revealed that a faulty power cable and insufficient thermal paste provided with the included heat sink was the cause.

This resolved the problem but after 3 months I received a phone call saying that the PC was not starting at the point of loading the operating system, with an NTLDR error.
I had an idea of the cause, and after the user removed the HDD the computer started up with no issues, then I asked him to power off and reattach the HDD, and this completely resolved the issue; beforehand even restarting would not fix it.

He does not have a surge protector and I thought that maybe some registry corruption had occurred due to a power surge, this might be a stupid answer though.

Any ideas to what occurred with the machine would be most appreciated. No other issues have been found since the initial fault. The PC uses Windows 7 Home Premium installed on the SSD.

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When the best description of the problem includes words like "something about" and then three completely different things connected by an "or", you know you're not going to be able to figure out the cause from just that. – David Schwartz Oct 20 '11 at 19:49
Good point, i have asked him it was a NTDLR error if spelt correctly, sorry for my sloppy question. – Matt. G Oct 21 '11 at 11:15

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