I (foolishly) attempted an overclock on my newly-upgraded (new mobo and SSD) rig, and now I cannot boot. The relevant components:
- AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4Ghz (overclocked 10%)
- Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 1.65V 2x4GB (overclocked 10%, overvolted to 1.685V)
- Intel 520 series 120GB SSD
Immediately after changing the settings in BIOS, my computer would not POST. After manually resetting the BIOS, the computer POSTs fine but blue screen's whenever I try to boot Windows 7. Furthermore, if I launch system repair I get the error SystemRepairOffline, and if I try to use System Restore that fails as well. Yet it boots fine from an external USB, passes all memory tests, and chkdsk returns no errors. The only other thing I can think of trying is booting from an external USB, copying all my files off the drive and then re-installing Windows. Is that what it comes to?
What is going on here?