Mac Pro with Windows 10 Issues

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  1. markwilliams4321 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have a Mac Pro with no Apple OS installed. It has just Windows 10 installed on a standard HDD. Windows has successfully installed and it boots up fine. It will randomly restart every 10 minutes or so and I'm trying to figure out why.

    I know that Windows 10 isn't supported when using BootCamp on the Mac but I assume by not using BootCamp this isn't an issue and the problem is elsewhere.

    The Mac Specs are as follows:

    Mac Pro (2009) 5.1
    3.2GHz Quad Core
    16GB RAM 1066MHz
    nVidia GT 120

    Thank you in advance for any help.

    Mark
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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  3. markwilliams4321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    No. There is a single new 2TB drive installed.
     
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  5. markwilliams4321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No BSOD. It just restarts like it had been turned on and off.
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Like a normal restart, but not force shutdown and then reboot?
     
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  8. Squuiid macrumors 6502a

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    I would install OS X and run Geekbench stress test for a while, eliminate any hardware issues or anything Windows related.

    Once you are confident that you have a stable system in OS X then install Windows.

    What you're describing sounds very much like a hardware issue and not software.
    My hunch, RAM related. Did you install new RAM recently? If so, try switching back to just using your old RAM and see.
     
  9. AidenShaw, Feb 25, 2016
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    Look in the Event Viewer for system messages right before the restart. Post a screenshot if you want help.

    The attached screenshot shows a system that rebooted following a string of disk errors.

    eventvwr.jpg
     
  10. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    This is expected if "automatically restart" is selected.

    nobsod.jpg
     
  11. pgrif, Mar 4, 2016
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    View attachment 618302 [/QUOTE[/QUOTE]
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    My Mac Pro 2,1 has Windows 10 installed. When I run Windows Support on it I get an error message saying that "bootcamp x64 can't be run on this computer." Anybody know whats wrong?
     
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    My Mac Pro 2,1 has Windows 10 installed. When I run Windows Support on it I get an error message saying that "bootcamp x64 can't be run on this computer." Anybody know whats wrong?[/QUOTE]
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    My Mac Pro 2,1 needs drivers for Windows 10. I have not been able to find the right Boot Camp Support files. Do they exist?
     

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