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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P failing to boot from anything

Q: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P failing to boot from anything

Hello peeps. Well, as the description says, my desktop is failing to boot from anything heh. Everytime it past bios into the bit where it gives me OS selection choice, it reboots itself.

I've tried taking out hard drives, all sata including DVD burner to no avail, then tested out my ram which also didn't show any difference.

I'm starting to think its my motherboard failure, south bridge or something, i can't remember what exactly controls the network NIC and USBs.

Why i think this is so is because lately after a long computer use, the NIC would stop working and i'd have to restart the computer. Also the usb keyboard and mouse would stop working and i'd have to unplug and re-plug them back in for that to happen.

Anyone can back me up on this?

Also, if busted, i'm thinking of changing out to an AMD 780GX or so (the DDR2 version) coupled with a Phenom II 920 or 940, even a 955 if i can. Now, before someone screams Core i7 at me, i know that i7's are good, but intel is screwing us making the lower end versions or i5's i think they were to run on different boards. To boot i7's and their boardsare fairly pricy at the moment and i just don't think its a wise move.

It might also be just a good enough option to replace the board with a P45 or so, since my Q6600 which USED to be clocked at 3.30 before it died on me.... was decent enough. Thoughts?

EDIT: I should add that i've tried to boot from live CD's and the like to no luck as well, even if i choose from the bios to enter the boot menu and go straight to disc. Also, i've also tried to revert bios settings down to fail-safe to no luck.

EDIT 2: The computer is back alive after a bit of a cooldown of some sorts... i turned off the psu and left the pc alone then decided to start it an hour or so later to once again confirm if i need a new board and this time windows loads. weird stuff, but is still signs leading on to a possible messed up mobo?

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A: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P failing to boot from anything

Phenom II 920 or 940, even a 955 if i canClick to expand...

Might I add mr. hamster up there does 3D studio max, photoshop, video processing, and generally multimedia stuff, so a quad core is definatly preferable.

But I don't know what i'm talking about here either, so i'll bump .

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I've been trying to overclock this chip a bit, and I've noticed that the maximum mutliplier in the BIOS is 9X, as you probably know the E8500's standard multiplier is 9.5X. Also after overclocking a bit I seem to be unable to run Superpi, it "stops working" everytime I try to run it, it still works on 16k and 32k but when I try 64k it says it encountered an error or something, this is after I reset everything to defaults, have I fried my chip? Everything else still works fine by the way. I haven't had time to run a lengthy stress test. And the highest I've tried clocking this is 390MHZ at 1.3750Volts.
There's a screenshot of CPU-Z and Core Temp in the attachment which clarifies my concerns.

I've just run superpi again at 32M and it stopped working after 8 loops.

A:A few questions concerning the Intel E8500 and Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P

Set everything back to default and then run SuperPi. If you still get errors then something is bad or set wrong and it's probably your ram.

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Hi there. really need assistance with the motherboard recognising my striped raid setup.

It all began with me attaching a 3G modem to the computer. it crashed. competely unresponsive. Startup to bios and all HDD were not recognized. Dont know wat happened. anyway reinstalled windows and all apps. All drives seen. The raided volume is seen but unreadable. how do i set up the raid on the motherboard to pick up the raided volumes and be able to access work? is this possible?

Any advise much appreciated.

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1 I boot up my computer and try to log in. I get a user profile failed loggon message.

2 I google it and try to follow this guide


3 I boot up in safe mode and everything just goes black and unresponsive. Been like it for about ten minutes now.

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I've been to the Gigabyte web site and run their comparison tool. I can not see any difference between these two boards:

GA-EP35-DS4 Rev. 2.1
GA-EP35-DS3P Rev. 2.1

Does anyone know?


A:DS3P vs. DS4

DS4 seems to have DTS support in its soundchip, and better cooling in CPU power circuitry.

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first off specs i guess. Running a Q6600 on a EP35-DS3P board, and trying to overclock it to 3.6ghz... On Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro with 6 120mm case fans (45 CFM roughly each)

I've a feeling i can't seem to get the voltages right, as when i try to Prime95 it, the system crashes.

These are the settings that i have in Gigabyte's M.I.T atm:
CPU Clock Ratio: 9x
CPU Host Frequency(Mhz): 400
System Memory Multiplier (SPD): 2.00

CAS Latency Time: 4
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay: 4
DRAM RAS# Precharge: 4
Precharge delay(tRAS): 12

DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +0.35V (to 2.192v)
FSB OverVoltage Control: +0.10v (test values)
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control: +0.025 (test values)
CPU Voltage Control: 1.45000v

Damn thing doesn't like to sit stable and i'm not sure how to volt the southbridge and northbridge ><

A:Q6600 to 3.6 on EP35-DS3P

I'd uninstall the Dynamic Energy Saver if you have it installed. Also, try this guide for more help.

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I am building my PC with a GA-EP35-DS3P motherboard and e8400 processor.

I will be mainly using the computer for gaming, music, HD Movies and SOME photo work and movie work.

I am really getting confused as to how much RAM and what kind of RAM i need. I plan to run Vista on it just because i assume XP will be phased out.

So im either thinking of DDR2 4x1GB, 2x2GB or 4x2GB, but im not sure that given what i want to do if i really need 4x2GB.

So can anyone help me on this and possibly recommend some good RAM to get, incl brands and models.


A:RAM advice for GA-EP35-DS3P

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Hi there!

Just in regards to your article here: http://www.techspot.com/review/38-gigabyte-965p-ds3p-rev2/

I was wondering if you could please show what settings you used with this board and the E6300 to get 3.5GHz... I'm new to OCing, and would appreciate it being a basic as possible, cheers!

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Hello, I've got a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 2.0 motherboard but carn't get it to run.

It keeps asking for a boot cd, didn't get one in the box, brought it off ebay.
Is there anywhere I can download the boot file?

A:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 - Boot????

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Hi, while in use my monitor image berzerk then blank. At that point I tried turning off computer from fron panel
but it did not respond. Shut it off from psu switch. Waited round 30 secs and tried to restart. Comp would do consecutive false starts. Unplugged hdd from bus and psu as not to damage and inspected for leaky caps. Waited 5 mins and tried again, could make it to to BIOS but video got scrambled again and then blank cpu fan spinned relly rapidly and shortly both cpu fan and case case fan stopped. Mobo leds on. Subsequent attempts just got the false starts. Tried removing RAM same symptoms (no case speaker so cannot give info on beeps. Leds shine 1, 2 green; 3 orange, 4 red.

Tried my psu tester, all fine but read some posts bt w-tom and figured that meant nothing.
Multimeter readings
color / off / on button or false start
purple / 5.04/ 5.04
green/ 3.82/ 0.02
gray/0.10 /5.~, 4.~ 1.~, changed too fast to get single reading
reds/ 0.10/ 5.02
blue /0.00/ 11.2
orange/ 0.22 / 3.23 - 3.29
yellow / 0.00 /12~ again too fast

I suspect mobo or psu, how can I get the faulty component?

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Hi, we've moved house recently and the movers seem to have knocked something in one of my PCs and it just refuses to turn on now.

After the move and plugging it in, it emitted long beeps with pauses, which according to the Gigabyte motherboard, means bad RAM. I swapped the RAM and it still didn't work. I unplugged everything, leaving only the RAM and video card plugged in and it powered on the fans and hard drive, but I still got the beeps.

I then removed the RAM and still got the beeps. Changed to a different slot and still got beeps. I tried a different power supply and still got beeps.

OK, so I swapped the motherboard for another one I had lying around that is *supposed* to be working. Now after I power this one on, I get NO beeps at all! This is with the RAM only, this new motherboard has onboard video.

I have tried swapping the CPUs as well. I bought a second hand AM2 processor. Other things:

- no numlock lights on a keyboard if plugged in
- I tried plugging in an enclosure open detection plug and still nothing!

AFAIK, I have plugged in the motherboard header connectors properly. Are they supposed to go in only one way? It seems that no matter which direction I try them in, the power still comes on? I tried the speaker plug in different directions as well, but still got no sound. Do I HAVE to plug in a set of speakers with this motherboard?

I have tried clearing the CMOS by removing the battery for about a minute and putting it back in, s... Read more

A:Gigabyte motherboard won't boot

ok, your psu seems to be the only thing you haven't swapped out.
the 24-pin thing is the main connector that supplies power to your mobo so it DEFINITELY IS NEEDED. However your mobo may only have a 20-pin port, so assuming your psu has a 20-pin and a 4-pin attachment to give you the 24-pin option (for newer boards) then you should connect it.
The knock could well have damaged the ram slots though.

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machine specs
AMD Athlon 1.2GHZ
After reboot
machine goes through regular boot process reads all 512 of the RAM
get's to the point where it tries to read the first boot device (HDD)
it starts displaying
01010101010101010101010101 (binary I assume) across the screen in an endless mess of numbers)
tried changing the boot up device, I connected the existing hdd to another machine, ran through scan disk, checked for bad sectors on primary logical drive, put the IDE cable into another IDE controller, same issue.
any thoughts?

A:machine failing to BOOT after initial BOOT UP DEVICE Checked

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I just got a new mobo (Gigabyte 990FXA-UB3) and a new CPU (AMD FX-6100). Gigabyte has been telling everyone that in order to use these components together, one must update the BIOS with your old processor (for me, a Phenom II x4) for the new processor to work. How does one go about doing this? I don't understand how you update the BIOS for one processor to work with another. Any help would be much appreciated.

Also, sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

Aside from this BIOS issue, I shouldn't have any problem connect these new components should I?

Gigabyte 990FXA-UB3


AMD FX-6100


Antec Earthwatts 750w PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rthwatts 750


These shouldn't cause any problems together should they?

A:Gigabyte 990FXA-UB3 and AMD FX-6100 CPU won't boot

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I just upgraded my computer to a Intel Petiuim 4 630 775 LGA socket with a gigabyte GA-8I945P-G motherboard and a Radeon X1800 Pro XT graphics card new ram(two PNY-512 modules) and new powersupply(MasterPower 530W). This is the problem on start-up all fans are on the mouse is on(optical light on) the keyboard does not respond(no num-lock or caps lock) nothing on the display. The motherboard should send out a beep to let you know that it started up ok. but no beep. I called tech-support to get help, they had me pull out the memory to see if I could force the motherboard tg fail. When I did so there was a long beeping sound indicating motherboard recognized start-up problems. After thinking while at work, I was wondering why everything else is getting power but not the keyboard has anybody had this happen???? Is it a problem with the ps2 hook-up????? Could it possibly be a keyboard-motherboard incompatibilty problem, I have an AOpen keyboard. I would greatly appreciate any help.

A:Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G boot up problems.

I very much doubt its a keyboard problem. Are you sure all the motherboard mount line up correctly with the screw holes? One or more could be shorting on the back of the mobo. Another thing to check is the size of the heads of the screws, I've seen one mobo where a screw head shorted 2 ic pins out.

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I have a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard MA785GM-USTH. I have tried several times to set the BIOS to boot first from a cd/dvd. It does not change the boot order. I continues to boot from my hard drive. I want to boot from a UBUNTU CD and I can't. Can someone help?

A:My Gigabyte BIOS won't change the boot order

My short answer here to this, is that it sounds like your BIOS needs a swift kick in the pants! Maybe the BIOS just needs a jump start, maybe to get things back on track. This is just a real quick little fix, if it works.

1. Remove the computer from power, unplug the power cord from the power supply.

2. Take the side panel off your computer case, exposing the guts of the machine.

3. Look for the motherboard, then look for a small shiny chrome colored battery.

4. Remove that chrome colored battery off the motherboard.

5. With the battery removed, take your hand and press the (power) button on the front of the case.

6. Keep that button depressed and or pushed for approx. 30 to 40 seconds, while your computer BIOS is drained of it's power and hopefully it's current setting.

7. Let off the (power) button, replace the chrome battery back onto the motherboard, replace the side panel of the case and reconnect the computer power cord to the back of the power supply.

Now turn on your computer and see if that helped take care of some things! Again, this is just one of those quick fixes that may or may not always work.

Hope this helps.

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UPDATE: I solve the problem. The problem was that the motherboard had some glitches and I just bought the same motherboard and it fix the problem. Thanks alot for the informations on trying to figure out whats the problem with my computer.

I have a

Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 NVIDIAŽ nForce? 4 SLI
Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard

I always leave my Pc on all night and day and now just 3 days ago, when I left my Pc alone, doing nothing and go play my PS3 and came back, the screen was off while the PC is still on. When I go and try to move the mouse so the screen video could come up, it doesn't do nothing. When I try rebooting the computer, it have no boot and no video.

Leave my PC on all night and day and reboot my Pc was fine day by day. But I shut it off from time to time,hen I not using it to go somewhere.

Does anyone know whats the problem? Did I destroy my CPU or motherboard. I checked my CPU and it look like there is no problem with it. When I disconnect the power cable for my video card, I don't hear no beeping sound ( it suppose to beep ). Also taking off the ram and boot my pc again, still no beep sound.

The video card is ok because I put my 7900 GTX in my brother computer it show video. Is there something when the video card is always sitting on that one thing that say Gigabyte heat sink stuff. Don't it heat that thing up and mess up the motherboard? I also tried to reset the CMOS to default. I still doesn't boot up. So doesn'... Read more

A:Having a problem making my pc boot up with Gigabyte motherboard

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

I'd say the prime suspect is your power supply. What make is it, and how many watts?

Can you test that PSU in another system (or test another PSU in your system)?

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Problem: motherboard (Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P (rev. 3.3)) raid controllers are each recognising first HDD in respective 2-HDD raid array as having 'nonraid' configuration.

Both raid 2-HDD arrays have been running without problems FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS. It is clear that all HDD's must still be in good condition. Read below: it must be only Gigabyte's controller that is mistaken.

Consistent problem behavior:
PC posts normally. Upon starting each raid controller, the first HDD is listed as nonraid configuration and the second is recognised as raid.

As the the Gigabyte raid array is the virtual BOOT disk, a disk read error occurs, the system fails to load and booting stops.

How it happened:
The system has been booting perfectly for two years. At POST, it always recognised NO HDDs (because they were all being handled by Raid controllers). After post, each raid controller would start and show each had two HDDs in a valid matrix (see configuration below).

However, in the past months the system would 'hang' when running some programs in Windows XP.

To try to fix this problem I inspected the BIOS settings over several weeks. I reset various BIOS values and the sytem continued rebooting after every change.

The hang problem persisted, so in BIOS I selected 'Fail safe defauls' in BIOS and rebooted.

Unfortunately, the 'Fail safe' configuration does not include RAID support, so at Post BIOS DID recognise the separate HDDs.

Of cour... Read more

A:ONE Gigabyte non-raid boot invalidates array??!?!

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I have a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 that refuses to Boot from Disc. Trying to run Memtest (before it was Windows 7 disc, had to install OS from inside OS) and the darn thing wont boot up the disc or give me the option to press any key to boot from disc. Even hit F12 in order to select boot and it goes straight to loading OS even if I select from Disc. I can pop any disc into the DVD drive, no issue. I have the BIOS set to boot from disc first, SSD second. Kind of at a loss, trying to solve some other computer issues, but am blocked by this.

A:GIGABYTE 970A-UD3 wont boot from disc

I see Tom couldn't help. Have you tried the disc on another computer?

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My computer won?t start and keeps going into an infinite boot loop, the error codes 15 c5 32 shows up and it stops at error 32 which is CPU PEI Initialization. The only way to temporarily fix this is if I remove the RAM then put it back, it sometimes then turns back on but if I turn it off it will go into the boot loop again. I have recently updated my BIOS to F8 version(the latest version) using the Gigabyte update app to try and fix this problem but that did not fix anything. I have been looking everywhere for this solution and I could not find a clear one that works for me. I never had this problem up until I put the Samsung SSD 960 Evo in and cloned it and then made it the boot drive, the SSD works fine but this boot loop doesn?t seem to go away. I built this computer and never had any problems until this boot loop.
I have tried using different sticks of RAM and the computer seems fine for a day but then the boot loop comes back.
If anyone knows a permanent fix for this boot loop problem it would be super helpful thanks.

Computer specs:
Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7
OS: Windows 10
1TB HDD Western Digital
250GB SSD Samsung Evo 960
GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1
CPU: i7-4790
12 GB of RAM ( 2 sticks of 4GB + a stick of 8GB)
F8 BIOS (latest one available)
PSU: RM850i Corsair
DVD Drive

Edit: So I unplugged the computer for 10 minutes and left it be then tried again, and now it turned on again, I?m thinking the issue could possible the PSU (Corsair RM850i) but I?m not too sure.
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The symptom:
All fans (case and CPU) will start spinning at power-on, CPU fan will spin at high-speed and then slow down over a period of about 3 seconds, system will not beep, displays nothing on screen, will not POST, enter BIOS or boot. Pressing the reset button does nothing. I have to hold the (case) power button down for 5 seconds to power-off or use the switch on back of PSU. If the case power button button, the system will sometimes restart by itself.

Gigabyte H85M-HD3
Intel Haswell I5-4440 CPU (box)
Kingston 8Gb DDR1600 + Kingston 4Gb DDR1600
Gigabyte Green Power 550W PSU
Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower

I bought a new motherboard, only to find that that did not fix the problem. I replaced the 4G RAM with an 8G DIMM, which also did not resolve the symptom. I've since noticed that unplugging 8-pin CPU power connector to the motherboard, letting it stand for a few minutes and then plugging it back in and powering-on will result in the PC booting normally once, with all subsequent starts failing again with the same symptom.

Is there a way to easily troubleshoot the PSU and CPU to isolate the problem ?

Another topic describing the exact same problem here - about 4 years old now, no solution:

A:Gigabyte Motherboard no-boot/no-POST intermittent issue

"I've since noticed that unplugging 8-pin CPU power connector to the motherboard, letting it stand for a few minutes and then plugging it back in and powering-on will result in the PC booting normally once"... This could be a power supply problem. Do you have another one to try

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I realise this is a very specific issue indeed, and also kind of a '1st world' issue... but I'd like to know what's causing my Gigabyte P57Xv7 laptop to boot twice, every time whenever my 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB3.0 drive is connected to it. Here are the salient points:

The first boot doesn't even make it to the spinning Windows circle, it only gets to the initial Gigabyte screen, then after a few seconds it reboots.
It's not the same type of double boot that occurs whenever you first plug in a new USB device (which I assume is for the BIOS to enumerate the new device?) - those boots are much shorter than this one.
It only boots twice when the boot is from a shutdown state. Not when it's a Windows 10 restart.
However I doubt it's a Windows issue, as it happens even when I disable Windows Boot Manager in BIOS (which makes the laptop boot straight into BIOS instead of loading Windows 10)
I've tried various BIOS settings (like enabling/disabling USB Legacy Support)
I've also tried various Windows settings (like disabling Hibernation and playing with various Power settings)
The Seagate drive is not a boot drive, and there are no hidden/system files in the root directory. Its file system in NTFS.
The drive has passed all of Seagate's tests via its SeaTools program.
While I don't have an awful lot of other hardware to play with, I can tell you that 1) the Seagate does not cause another older laptop to do the same thing... Read more

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I want to make my IDE the primary hard drive and SATA the secondary. By default windows selects the SATA but I have issues with partitions and I want to use the IDE instead.
In my advanced features bios I am given three boot devices to choose as I will, but if I want to boot from a hard drive it doesn't give me a choice so it selects primary device being the SATA.
The standard cmos features show the SATA on channel 0 master and i'm given three options - none, auto and manual. Nowhere do I see an option to change the IDE to primary. How do I do this?
I have a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l mobo

A:Cannot change boot disc priority in Gigabyte BIOS

In the Advanced BIOS Features you have First boot device; Second boot device; Third boot device. Take a look at the item just above those: Hard Disk Boot Priority

Highlight it and press "Enter." You should see all your hard drives listed.

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I have a Western Digital 1 TB USB 2.0 that I have connected to a computer that has Gigabyte connection to my NAS which can handle Gigabyte speeds.

I am only getting 30.1MB/s.

Is there any settings I can do to windows so that it can send faster?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit.

A:USB2.0 HD Transfer over Gigabyte Network to Gigabyte NAS

You're doing well. Large file transfers on my system via USB 2.0 are only about 24 MB/s. I did notice when I plugged my Seagate USB 2.0 external into my SIIG USB 3.0 card, sequential reads and writes were about 15% improved. I just plugged the USB 2.0 drive in while I was waiting for USB 3.0 docking stations.

If you have a free PCIExpress slot you may get some improvement plugging the USB 2.0 into the USB 3.0 card. But using SIIG USB 3.0 docks and WD caviar black internal drives I find the drives run at full speed. Only thing is now the price bubble is preventing me from increasing my stock of internal drives.

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OK.. So, what would benefit me more? Two GIGABYTE GV-R927OC-2GD Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 Crossfired together OR one GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5. It's my first build and have been running one R9 270 OC GPU and I get 50-80fps on ultra.. The R9 card is 256bit 2GB DDR5 and the nvidia 770 is 256bit 4GB DDR5 (770 has higher MHz as well).. Which setup would yield a better image and higher fps?

--Side Question: If I would Crossfire there would be 1 PCI slot between the two cards on default cooling. Liquid cooling is only on the CPU with the H100i. Right now my current GPU doesn't go over 111F (44C), would the second GPU that close to the other cause a drastic increase in temps? Also the second GPU would be rather close to my PSU, but the PSU is upside down with its fan on the outside of the case so no additional heat from the PSU..

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Hey guys!

Help me out in jumping down on a final decision.. Now let me give you some info and specs about my Rig!

- i5 4670k
- ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance (CrossFireX Ready) SLI not supported
- 4GB G.Skill (will upgrade later)
- Cooler Master GX 550w
- Samsung LCD Monitor (1440x900 Native)

Here are 2 cards I would like you guys to choose from and why?

GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - ATI - PCI Express Solution - Radeon HD 7000 series - GV-R787OC-2GD
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 700 Series - GV-N760OC-2GD (rev. 2.0)

Also I know the GTX 760 is newer and has PhysX Support but it's costing $80 more than the HD7870 also my motherboard does not have SLI Support but it's CrossFireX Ready and I wanna play all new games at maxed out settings (if possible) and I have LCD that has a 1440x900 Native Res. There are chances that I might get 1080p Monitor in Q1 or Q2 next year. The 7870 is available for $280 and GTX 760 for $360 in my currency and country. These are the least prices I can found and now you have all the info please help me choose which one would be good for me in terms of Price, Performance and most of all Power Consumption as we have frequent black outs and my UPS has little backup time to turn things off especially when gaming while system is running at PEAK!

A:Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC

Personally I'd to for the 760.

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Hi Guys

The last time I re-installed Win7, I created a 5GB partition on my external hdd, marked it as active and then extracted a downloaded ISO of Win7 to the partition. Using the boot manager, I could select boot from USB and everything worked fine. Complete success.

I thought that it would be useful to replace the extracted win7 ISO with an extracted ISO of a boot utility disk. I have tried several, but none are working. Two, show no message at all and the system resorts to booting from the internal hdd, the third gives a "BOOTMGR is missing" error.

Am I doing something wrong or have I downloaded boot utility disks that don't work.

If it's the former, what have I missed? If it's the latter, where can I find a reliable boot disk with good utilities that will work from an external hdd.

Thanks in advance.

A:Failing to boot boot-utility from external hdd

Some boot disk use Windows Boot Loader (Win Vista,7,8) or NTLDR (WinXP) but some use GRUB4DOS and some use IsoLinux or SysLinux. Depending on what boot loader they use determines which boot sector the drive will need. A couple can use one or another.

If the boot disk contains a file called

BOOTMGR then it uses Windows Boot Loader (Win Vista,7,8)
NTLDR then it's WinXP's
GRLDR or menu.lst then it's GRUB4DOS

I am not familiar with IsoLinux or SysLinux but I think there will be at least isolinux.cfg or syslinux.cfg.

Determine the bootloader used and I can help with installing the correct boot sector as long as it's not IsoLinux or SysLinux.

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Hi guys.
I ****ed up.

I'm running Win7 and I decided to delete my recovery primary partition (after copying it) on my HP Pavilion DV6 to install Debian with a dual boot (with a bootable key).

So I installed Debian (suffering network problems, it sounds that the installation wasn't really succesful, but I think this isn't the problem) including Grub installation (Grub was detecting Windows so I selected the option to have the choice between Windows and Debian during the computer boot).

So I rebooted and ... no choice (Grub give me this gun, where the **** is Windows?).
I decided to delete the new partition (Debian) with the hope to delete Grub to boot on the default Windows.
I frighteningly asked myself if I hadn't deleted Windows, but it seems the C:/System partitions are still there (C: with NTFS), so it couldn't be that, right?

I have right now in my poor hands :
-My computer launching on a "Grub rescue" (it seems it can't understand any command (I tried "Bootrec /fixmbr"))
-a bootable key of Debian (ie a partition manager and a shell)
-a repair disk of Windows 7 (I tried to repair the boot, it works but I'm keep booting on Grub Rescue Mode)
-a backup of my files (even if I don't believe I erased the C

Did I just ruin the system?
How to delete Grub on the shell and can Grub be the problem?
Do you have any idea or any solution for me?...


A:Dual Boot failing : Boot Chaos

What's the complete model number of your HP Pavilion dv6 series laptop?

A dash and additional characters after dv6 comprises the complete model number.

Also advise what the exact part/product number(P/N) on it is.


Unless someone here has a "miracle solution" for you, I fear you trashed your laptop.


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I got this machine 2 weeks ago with the GA-X79-UD3 (f9 bios). Since day 1 it has had a problem with sleep mode resuming to a unresponsive black screen that then proceeds to go into an endless power cycle that fails to post. The only way to stop it is a hard shut down with the power button. Sometimes the computer will resume from S3 properly, other times it will resume to black screen and loop. It is literally a 50-50 chance. And the timing it decides to fail S3 resume are totally random. Sometimes it will wake fine after an entire night of sleep other times it wont even sleep for 30 minutes without manually waking to a blank screen and reboot loop.

I have literally tinkered with EVERY imaginable setting in my Windows power options to try and fix this, nothing has worked. At all. I recently did a Energy-Report (with cmd) and it gave me 12 errors, 3 for USB devices and 7 errors for items listed in this picture which i have no clue what they actually are, even after researching them on google which provided little info.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. As of now my settings for idle are to never allow my computer to sleep and I just have it set to turn the display and hard drives off after a certain time, with the machine staying on. At night I shut it down to s5 (which i hate) but i have no other option really. I dont want it drawing fulll power for 10-12 hours of non-use. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Sleep mode black screen into boot loop. Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3

It looks like there is a newer BIOS (F10) on the Gigabyte website.
Try updating your BIOS.
Make sure this is the right support page for your MB.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 2011 - GA-X79-UD3 (rev. 1.0)

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Hi, I offered my friend a hand to solve this strange problem with his serial ata port. It seems one of the Sata wont work properly, the hard drive has windows 8.1, with uefi bios available. The point is, after switching sata ports it boots from dvd by default, can I set to boot from hdd first,
? I tried a lot of times to set boot option #1 hdd
Boot option #2 to disabled but the system still boots from dvd, the next time I enter the bios appears by default dvd drive
I went to cd dvd boot option and set It to disable the drive
Then I went to hdd and set to default the hdd
I even disconnected and booted without the drive dvd
But there is not any changes. If I insert a boot capable disc into the drive, it boots from the dvd drive.
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Hello, gigabyte motherboard after switching Sata cable would boot from dvd drive

Is the time and date correct?
This could be caused by one of these.
A connection problem between the motherboard and the hdd.
A problem with the operating system, like a problem with the MBR.  But you should receive an error message like boot device not found, or hdd not recognized.
A problem with the hdd.

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NOTE: I did have a thread for this topic up before but I marked it as solved and thought that I needed to create a new topic. If I was mistaken please let me know. I don't want to violate any policies. I honestly just didn't know what to do in this case. I wanted to delete this thread and bring back the "solved" thread but couldn't find a delete option. I sincerely apologize for any offense or inconvenience.

Hey everyone,

What is happening is that every time I boot my machine I get no display. On a restart it immediately picks it up. Additionally there is no display on wake from sleep.

I posted about this about a month ago and then sent in my card for RMA. They said they found no problems though. I'm pretty worried because my system runs two 4GB Windforce 770s in SLI with no problems. Some people have suggested swapping the DisplayPort cable but I don't see that doing anything.
Here are my system specs as best as I can give right now:
CPU: i5-3570 @ 3.40GHz OC'd to 4.0 GHz (note I made the OC change AFTER sending the card in)
Motherboard: ASrock Z77 Extreme4 BIOS P2.0
HDD: Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB
PSU: Corsair HX1000w

Things I have tried:
-Switching PCI-e slots
-Changing DisplayPort ports on the graphics card
-Upgrading to Windows 10 Anniversary
-Tried the three latest NVIDIA drivers
-Uninstalled the Xtreme Gaming Utility
-Confirming Fast Boot is turned OFF in BIOS

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A:Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 1080 Not Displaying on Initial Boot

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I've recently installed a SATA 80gb Seagate disk & a 40gb Western Digital HD, suffice to say I messed up the xp install several times. In the end I had the OS spread across 2 drives (1 boot drive and 1 system drive) unintentionally. I've also installed a new Zalman cpu fan (heat temps 35c idle). Ever since then my machine takes at least 10 seconds from when I press the power button to when the BIOS actually beeps. It also takes ages to detect my HD's. I was originally running the F10 BIOS no probs until this incident. I reflashed to f4 and now when I boot the the xp complains that I have a "Missing or Corrupt c:\windows\system32\hal.dll" :dead: . I realise that this is pretty terminal. But when I used gigabytes dual bios thingy and booted from the backup (F2 revision) XP loads fine, but it still takes ages to initialise (ie beep) and the HD's still take ages to detect(sometimes not at all :knock: ) . It just seems generally flaky on boot. Anyone have any ideas? any help would be greatly appreciated, cheers

Athlon 64 3200+ (1000 fsb s754)
Gigabyte GA-K8ns pro (Rev. F2 at the moment)
1024MB Corsair CMX512-3200C2 (512x2)
Gigabyte x800pro 256MB
Jeantech 500w PSU

A:Long Boot/BIOS initialisation time for Gigabyte GA-K8nspro

given my past experiences with said problem/board (you'r eno tthe first this axact thing has happened to), i'd say the board is bad and needs to be returned. it happened to me on pcs i was building for people on 6 non-consecutive occasions, all with the same gigabyte board as you. after much testing, i acertained that there was an electrical fault within the board's pcb and replacing the board fixed the problem every time.

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I turned on my PC today and there was the message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."

I have no experience with BIOS or Boot drives at all and this has never happened to me for the past four years since I built my PC.

I have a GIGABYTE motherboard with BIOS uefi (idk), and I only have a WD 1TB Hard Drive.

I don't know what to do. Please help.



Additional info: I searched online and found some sources saying to insert Windows OS CD. I have Windows 10 Pro upgraded from Windows 8 Pro. If I insert a Windows 8 Pro OS CD, will it be able to detect the last update Windows 10 OS and restore my data?

A:Gigabyte Reboot/Select Boot Drive ERROR Windows 10

Sounds like the BIOS has possibly reset and your hard drive is not set as the default boot device.
F2 or DEL at power on should allow you to access the BIOS and reset the boot device, assuming this is the problem.

Without the actual Gigabyte motherboard model number, I can't give you specifics on how to set that. The manual that came with the motherboard has the information and the Gigabyte web site for the specific motherboard will also have the manual available.
GIGABYTE - Motherboard , Graphics Card , Laptop ,Tablet , Mini-PC , Server , PC Peripherals and more

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Hello, I'm new here, and I have a major problem. I was referred to this site by a friend of mines who received help from this active community. Basically, I have a Dell E6400 Latitude Laptop, and it's failing to boot.

I haven't backed up anything so, I really want to get this working so I can retrieve all my files that are currently located on my hard disk.

When trying to boot, I find an error regarding Boot\BCD Status:0xc00000098 and states that "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

My problems:
- Safe Mode doesn't work, when I press F8 nothing happens, it was working yesterday but not anymore
- System Repair Disk for Windows 7, (my cd drive don't work) so i put it on a USB pen drive. Upon booting system repair, I can't find my windows installation, thus not allowing me to system restore.

NOTE: I tried using ubuntu live cd just to boot and try to access my drive by force, but unfortunately I found no such luck.
Also, I tried with GParted Live CD, and I used testdisk and fixed the MBR.

After trying to fix this problem my USB doesn't boot either now, it just leads to the same BOOT\BCD screen. Please help me, any help will be appreciated. Please and Thank You.

Windows 7 Enterprise x86

A:Windows Failing to Boot Boot\BCD

it sounds like the harddrive may be failing on you.

UBCD for Windows
has a bunch of utiltilities for testing things outside of windows.

And this tool can be used to make it boot from a usb

You do seem to be experiencing a hardware side error though. We just need to figure out exactly which component is failing, right now it would seem it's the hard drive.

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Hi All,

i have a laptop that has rebooted itself and now will not boot, if you try and boot normally it will launch startup repair. if you start startup repair it will just hang on the blue screen with a cursor...

i have also tried a system restore from the install disk and that just fails.

any ideas?

A:Failing to boot.

Power off, remove all source of power and re-seat the memory, normally located behind a flap on the bottom. Re-connect everything and boot from cold. This is just a suggestion as hangs and blue screens can be caused by almost anything.

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Hello everyone,

I have a Vista Home 64bit OS, and need assistance.

I have encountered an issue I find a lot of others have had issue with. In my search for a solution I ran over several possibilities to fix this error, yet none have detailed anything specific to when none of these work-around fix the issue.

Three days ago I was browsing the internet looking for things to buy on Amazon. My computer abruptly restarted and presented me with a black screen, and what looks like a blinking underscore. No mouse is available, and all options for booting from start up are gibberish to me.

In the three days my computer has been out of commission I found that the following errors can also be a solution. Not for me unfortunately. I unplugged all usb or plug in devices other than the monitor, and the power cord. The issue remains. I selected my hard drive in Bios, and ran from Bios.

Bios has proven to be no help. Odd that this is the case because most of the solutions I have found involved working in the bios. I read that in a case such as mine the probability that my hard drive has crashed is very likely. So hears a few technical details about what the computer does when I boot the system and leave it running on the black screen.

System will boot.

Boot to hard drive fails. Bios states hard drive is visible but will not boot it.

After hanging on the black screen my central fan (sits at the very center below the power source) will start to work very hard. It will get as lo... Read more

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When I start my PC it makes encouraging noises that it is starting and the lights on the front are lit, but it then stops before anything is displayed on the monitor and won't boot any further.

Does anyone know what the problem might be?

The PC is correctly connected to the power supply and I have even opened the box, removed, cleaned and reattached bits of hardware, but the problem persists.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks,


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Hey there, got a bit of a serious issue. I've got a Corsair SSD that's no longer booting. It was setup as 1 partition (C drive). I've attempted use the Windows recovery tools via my installation disc but it doesn't even list my hard drive or partition and thus fails to detect the Windows installation.

My first thought was a corrupted MBR so I attempted to use the command line tools from the Windows install disc, i.e. bootrec.exe /fixmbr etc. However I get "the system cannot find the path specified" error.

I even tried removing the hard drive and putting it into an external enclosure and plugged into another computer via USB. However the 3rd party computer fails to recognise the drive (probably for the same reasons).

My only hope is that, for whatever reason, the BIOS still detects the physical drive itself. I'm guessing I need to somehow create a new mbr from scratch?

So yeah...any help would be greatly appreciated

A:SSD failing to boot *Help*

Quote: Originally Posted by Sphynx

Hey there, got a bit of a serious issue. I've got a Corsair SSD that's no longer booting. It was setup as 1 partition (C drive). I've attempted use the Windows recovery tools via my installation disc but it doesn't even list my hard drive or partition and thus fails to detect the Windows installation.

My first thought was a corrupted MBR so I attempted to use the command line tools from the Windows install disc, i.e. bootrec.exe /fixmbr etc. However I get "the system cannot find the path specified" error.

I even tried removing the hard drive and putting it into an external enclosure and plugged into another computer via USB. However the 3rd party computer fails to recognise the drive (probably for the same reasons).

My only hope is that, for whatever reason, the BIOS still detects the physical drive itself. I'm guessing I need to somehow create a new mbr from scratch?

So yeah...any help would be greatly appreciated

If nothing is detecting the drive, then there is something wrong with the drive, not the MBR. You need to see if you can get a replacement ssd from Corsair. The only thing I can tell you to try is plugging the drive to power only and do NOT connect the sata cable. This will allow it to do what the manufacturers call "garbage collection." Sometimes, an ssd may need to do this. A little bit of information: The power cable is the big port on the ssd and the S... Read more

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Hello all, i really hope someone can help me!

My PC is a bit of a disaster zone, and i carried out a brand new installation of XP a couple of months ago. All was well until it crashed, which does seem to happen often when running certain programmes such as the sims 2, resulting in catastrophic loss of new living room decor and a few job promotions, but that's beside the point. After that happens it usually boots up just fine the next time, but it started getting 'stuck' at the blue windows welcome screen and going no further, or sometimes dispalying the desktop wallpaper and nothing esle, and getting stuck there. Also, the harddrive makes the same short cycle of noises over and over like it's stuck in a loop. I tried the 'upgrade' option of reinstalling XP (i don't want to format drive C yet again!!) and it seemed to go fine but then as it was booting up a blue screen with text flashed for a split second then it restarted itself, apologised for the inconvenience, and tried to boot up again, the same thing happened, and it sort of goes round and round that way... safe mode still worked the last time i tried it, i carried out a disk defragmentation and cleared a load of disk space on both hard drives and ran a full virus scan but still the same problems...

Any ideas? will be very grateful any advice!


A:XP failing to boot

Hi reicheru,
to be able to see BSOD [Blue screen of death] right-click on 'My Computer' icon and choose 'Properties'...
Go to 'Advanced' tab and under startup and recovery click on 'Settings' button...
Under system failure, de-check button next to 'Automatically restart'...
Post your BSOD so we can see what seems to be the problem...
How old is your PC???
Also post your system specs and see what make/model is HDD and download testing utilities from manufacturers site and test your HDD for possible bad sectors...
Also download memtest here: http://www.memtest.org/ and test your memory. If you have two modules, test it separate...
Hope this will help you mate...

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My pc has just started to refuse to boot up after I switch it off. I press the start button and it begins to boot then stops - nothing happens, the green power light is on, but no activity. Sometimes I can unplug the power pack and try again and it works (like now). Whilst I was wondering what was up, I inserted a cd to back-up my precious files...as the tray closed the pc switched itself off. When I tried to boot up I got a message asking me to insert a boot disk & press "a key" and had to disconnect it from the power supply. I'm thinking the problem is with the cd/dvd drive "DVD-RAM Drive D" which is named as the first call in the boot sequence...I cannot guarantee to get into the BIOS to change the sequence and wondered if there was another way?
I would be grateful for any input and help you have to offer, thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1791 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 269685 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, GeForce7050M-M
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Hi i've been having an awful issue with my pc the last week or so and I can't find a solution. my pc is failing to even boot which is frustrating to be sure what the problem is. my pc sometimes shows it's recieving power by the led fans turning on but only for a second or less before shutting back down. i've tried resetting the CMOS by using the method of the pins on the motherboard(clear CMOS) as well as taking out the motherboard battery momentarily to see if that would work.(these were suggested methods when i searched my problem on google) i even tried unplugging the cases power button plugs for the first time ever and i then noticed that the one labelled "POWER SW" only has one metal prong on the motherboard for the switch to be plugged into while that power plug has two holes. is this by chance normal? if not i imagine that would be my problem. to go along with that point, after leaving my pc off and unplugged for about a day i plugged it back in and turned on the power supply switch which immediately turned my pc on for a second without even touching the cases power button which is very odd. i feel like my motherboard has failed and i need to purchase a new one though i don't want to spend the large amount of money without being sure the motherboard is my issue. I provided a picture of the "missing prong for the power switch" which is toward the bottom of the picture.(you can see along that white strip of prongs which is whe... Read more

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ALSO, my computer hasn't gotten much use the last couple months because i first noticed a problem with my liquid cooling which started making ticking sound. i researched that and apparently it's probably the pump which isn't working properly so i had planned to buy new cpu cooling, then i got this even bigger problem which is my pc not booting at all. not sure if the cpu cooling is related but i just thought i'd include just about anything that can help someone help me.

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I recently added an SSD to my build, which initially had Windows 7 on it. I used the same disk to install Win 7 onto my SSD, and it worked just fine. Now though, I can't boot to Windows from the SSD; I get the "Reboot and select proper Boot device" screen every time.

I haven't changed any settings in the BIOS (SSD is priority 1, port_0), and I've tried it without the HDD plugged in, same problem.

SSD is a Samsung 840, HDD is WD Blue, motherboard is a z77-d3h.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Failing to boot from SSD

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Try using you one time boot menu, the key to press should be shown at the bottom of the boot screen.

This may help too. did you have any other drives connected when you put w7 on the SSD?

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I am running Windows XP Home on a Compaq model 7360. I had problems with the computer booting at startup. Many times the Windows XP screen would appear, but the windows would not start. Other times, when windows does actually start, the mouse pointer will freeze, not allowing me to move the pointer. I've tried a different mouse, same thing. I recently put a new hard drive in, believing that the old one was bad. Well, the old one apparently was good, because the same thing is happening. A friend told me that maybe the problem is somewhere on the Motherboard. Ran Hijack, here's the log. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 10:14:38 PM, on 11/5/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
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I got Compac CQ58 its failing to boot please help me with what to do

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Can I please have a little bit more information. So can you turn the device on

I am a very busy person. PleasePlease click ?Accept as Solution" if I solve your Problem

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Reinstalled win XP

Fails to boot from CD drive, it then promts for system disk and has a black screen with a A drive prompt.
The recovery CD does nothing when I restart.
I thought that it would boot from the hard drive when the other two drives are empty?
The BIOS shows the boot order: CD then A then Hard drive.
How casn I get it to bypass A and boot from the hard drive?
Help appreciated

A:Xp failing to boot

during boot up, enter the setup and change the path to boot from C first. (hit page down, to change paths)

you can also download the boot disks and reload the o/s this way.

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My problem is such:

When I press the power button, the fans kick an leds turn on, for a slpit second before dieing. After I've pressed once, nothing happens until I remove the power cable and plug it back in.

This isn't a new build, its been running solid for a good few years now, an I'm lost for solutions!

At first I thoguht it was the PSU, but after installing a brand new Corsair 650W TX, it's still the same! I've tried with/without memort sticks and Video card but still no luck! The CPU fan is able to spin freely also...

Anymore suggestions?

Windows 7 Home x64
Asus M2N-E Sli motherboard
AMD 6000+ CPU/Some huge heatsink/CPU cooler (Massive)
XFX 8800GT 512mB GPU
Seagate and Maxator HDD - 500gb/250gb
Light srcibe optical drive
Corsair 650w TX PSU

Thanks for any suggestions!

A:Failing to boot?

Very possible hard drive failure

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I was just speaking to a friend who has unplugged and moved his pc because his room was being decorated. After he plugged it all back in his pc wont start, when the power button is pressed, the machine turns on fans going etc but no lights are working, theres no input to the screen, literally nothing shows and theres no lights on the mouse or keyboard as if there not plugged in. After a few seconds it on occasion restarts itself and then stays turnt on, it never restarts itself again. Any idea on what this could be? I told him probably best to just go through trial and error, If he unplugged his Graphics card and plugged the monitor into the onboard socket on the motherboard could the pc still boot? or atleast get to the bios, then we could possibly rule out if his Gcard is busted.

Any help would be much apprecicated!


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