My computer restarts before Windows loading screen appears.

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So I left my computer on for a while and it entered what I call "limbo mode". There was no hard drive activity, no response from the keyboard and mouse, and no display. I held the power button for like 10 seconds. I rebooted the computer. After that it showed the "Resuming Windows" screen, then rebooted. After that, it kept rebooting before the Windows load screen could appear.
 
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I reseated the RAM, unplugged and replugged the harddrive and unplugged it from mains a few times. Nothing worked.
Strangely enough, I tried a hard drive lying around in my house, plugged it into the SATA slot I had, and it booted! So there is definitely something wrong with Windows. But what?
I've had both Windows 10 and Windows 7 and I always expect the Windows Boot Manager to show up, but it doesn't!
 

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Try running a Repair setup of Windows, or a new drive and do a full clean setup.
 
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I think I should try restoring a default MBR, but sadly I don't have a Windows disc.

Maybe I could burn a Windows 7 32bit ISO to a DVD using another computer.
 

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