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Q: Newly Built Computer

I recently put together a new computer. Everything seemed to be going fine the first day, however I was unable to get FDISK to worked when I tried to partition the hard drive. Not a problem I thought, and used the Windows XP partitioning program, then proceded to install Windows XP.

I shut it down for the night, and the next morning the computer seemed unable to detect any IDE drives.

It seemed to find it sometimes, but now it doesn't seem to be able to find it at all.

Could this be due to faulty parts, or have I possibly done something wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Edit - I tried a different HDD to the one that was in the computer, and it couldn't detect that in the IDE scan either.

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A: Newly Built Computer


You didn't tell us which motherboard, what kind of drives, CPU, etc., etc., etc. That makes it difficult to provide some kind of answer for you.

Shooting in the dark though, I assume you have a new motherboard that is RAID capable. If you are not using RAID and my first statement is a true statement (ie: Raid capable board)......then, go into the BIOS setup menu and DISABLE the RAID feature. That should stop the search and get you going.

Post back with more information and other questions.

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I just built this PC, and it has a Core2Duo e7400 2.8ghz processor, a xfx nvidia geforce 9800gt 512mb pci-e, 600w coolmaster power supply, 2x1gb Kingston Hyper Memory DDR2 pc4200, Western Digital wd1600js 160gb Hard drive, and a Gigabyte ep43l-ud3l motherboard. And, when i first built it i had problems with the harddrive so i had to zero it all out. Then finally got it workin but, now whenever i open up mozilla, and something else it lags, more than it should. My older pc that was a p4 loaded about the same. But i was wondering, could it be my hard drive? or is it just something in the software? It runs games awesome, but when im just using xp i cant have more the 2 or 3 windows open. If you have any idea to what the problem is please reply to my thread. Thank you
-Tommy M.

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I just built a new computer for my parents and am having the weirdest problems. once everything was connected it turned on right away and loaded Windows XP with no problems at all. some of the drivers wouldnt load from the cd that came with the motherboard but i ignored them at the time. Also my Office 2007 cd wouldnt install either and i know that copy is good because iv used it before; no scratches either. Got it connected to the internet and that works fine but as soon as i loaded Service Pack 3 from Windows Updates and restarted the machine it would not boot to Windows.??? I had to reload Windows XP back onto the machine, which i was not happy about, and tryed reloading everything again. Same problem though! I did some hard drive tests from a boot cd i have and did a CHKDSK through Windows, no bad sectors appeared and it passed every test i have. Then i thought it was my version of Windows i installed so i got someones elses Windows XP cd but once again SAMETHING!!!! An error message occured this time though while trying to install Service Pack 3 and corrupted Windows. Now im back at stage 1. ***!!!! If my hard drive is supposedly good(brand new western digital SATA drive) and loading two different Windows XP cd's didn't work, what else is???????? i even tryed reseting the MBR..... My only other guess is a bad motherboard............

A:Need help with newly built computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Try and download the latest drivers for the Motherboard from the manufacturers site instead of the CD. Once you get Windows installed and there are no Yellow marks in Device Manager then do a Clone of the drive using Ghost or Acronis. Then Try downloading XP SP3 as a stand alone download, not through Windows Update. Now try loading SP3 if that fails then you can always revert back to the Clone you created previously without having to reinstall.

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I just put together a new a computer, and I was wondering the Best software, and things to look for when stress testing it? I did Download the latest MB5, Prime 95, and CPU Burn-In.

I am running Prime 95 and CPU Burn-In at the same time. Thing is Prime 95 gives you a screen with whats its testing, and CPU Burn-In is just giving a me a screen with time to runand you click start ( so I'm wondering if its really working? ) How is CPU Burn-In supposed to work?

After about 20 minutes I am getting 56 degrees Celsius, with stock cooling. What type of temps should I expect?

Prime95 failed after avout 25 minutes....

And another quick question? I get my Realtek Gigabyte Ethernet that comes up in the boot screen, is this normal, or anway to disable it? its like Shift F10 to Configure?

MSI 865PE Neo 2 Platinum Edition Motherboard
P4 3E Ghz
2x512MB Corsair XMS ( platinum heat sink ) Dual Channel Kit
Western Digital Caviar RE 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
BFG GeForce 7800 GS OC
Thermaltake SViking VA4000BWS Case
Aspire 520W PSU
NEC MultiSync 97F Monitor

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Hey there I recently put together my computer for a better gaming experience and I don't know whats going on but something somewhere is going wrong. Everytime I try to play a game like starcraft 2 or star wars the old republic I get a blue screen and a get a 0x0000016 error.
Also I got a weird first error when I installed windows the first time.

Dump File : 021212-16894-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2/13/2012 12:39:43 AM
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : fffff880`efddbeec
Parameter 2 : 00000000`0000000e
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff880`0fffd732
Caused By Driver : nvlddmkm.sys
Caused By Address : nvlddmkm.sys+1ea732
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\021212-16894-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 262,144

then the 0x0000016 errors

Dump File : 022212-15756-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2/22/2012 5:39:22 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000116
Parameter 1 : fffffa80`0679e4e0
Parameter 2 : ... Read more

A:Need help with newly built computer!

Make sure all of the cables are fit properly, as a lack of power to graphics card could certainly cause problems.

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I just put together my own computer and it was working fine till all the sudden i noticed it started to just stop and the computer would lock up. so i restarted thinking that would fix the problem and it happened again. at first i thought it was a heat problem then i cooled it down and tryed it again and that didn't help and i noticed later on that it was only in dark places in games that it had blue squares everywhere and that problem continued and i was puzzeled and i don't have a clue why blue square/dots and locking up of my computer is happeneing? anyone got any idea as to what is going on???

A:Having problems with newly built computer!

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I recently built a new gaming computer and the Internet on it took my regular speed and basically butchered it. I then figured out that what I was missing was the newest LAN driver. After I installed that driver, everything was great for weeks. Then one day, I try to get on it to do my regular things and it was doing almost the exact same thing it was doing before I installed the driver. I checked for a new driver and there is none. I ran a full virus scan with Windows Defender that came out to nothing. I've checked for any 3rd party programs that could be causing the problem and I'm pretty sure there are none. I have installed new drivers for other components that didn't fix the problem. Also, what I have had the Ethernet plugged into the whole time, a NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender (Model: WN3000RP), I have updated it's firmware and that gave no effect. (Don't say that the extender is the issue, it's worked completely fine and it works fine with other devices.) I've tried so many things that has done nothing and I'm starting to lose hope. Any help is appreciated. (My Internet download speed is 1 MB/s which I know is bad already but it gets by, my computer takes that down to less than 20 KB/s at all times. Obviously that comes with awful ping too.) I can't figure out this issue. I'm desperate for help at this point.

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My new computer has been having many stop messages which have prevented me from installing the drivers. (0x0000008E, 0x0000007E, and 0x00000050 were the last three I remember)
These BSODs always happen when I am working with my sound card/driver.
Also, my sound driver has the error "Device cannot start (CODE 10)" and I get no sound from it. One time, I managed to get sound but a blue screen showed up for a second and when my my computer restarted, the sound was broken again.
I put together this computer with my friends, we're relatively inexperienced so the problem might be with the placement of the hardware.

Thanks for any help that anyone may give me

A:Many different BSODs on my newly built Computer

Please list your full system specs.

These errors indicate a problem with ram or a add in card among other hardware problems.

Start with the sound card, remove it from the system and see if the bsod's stop

Have you ran the motherboard cd and installed all the drivers?

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So I've built two computers before, both without any trouble, but this one for some reason is acting up. More specifically, after putting everything together, when I turn on the PSU and hit the power button, nothing happens. When I turn on the PSU, the blue-standby LED on my mobo turns on, but nothing else (no fans, nothing). Hitting the power or reset button(s) does nothing.

I've cleared the CMOS (moved the jumper, then moved it back), and I've tried connecting the POWERSW connector from the power button both ways (ie, +/- and -/+). Nothing helps. Here are my specs. Help would be *much* appreciated.

NOTE: The very first time I turned the PSU on, the fans moved a little bit, and then nothing. Fans would not move afterwards.

Intel Core 2 Quad q9450 2.66ghz
2GB Corsair DDR2 800 RAM
EVGA nforce 780i SLI motherboard
coolmax 1200W PSU
Seagate 640gb SATA hard drive
some random cd/dvd drive
Cooler-master cosmos rc-1000 computer case

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I've got my entire motherboard out of the case (sitting on a couple of books), Everything connected, except a few USB cables and fans...

the system as it is now is:

intel core 2 quad q9450
HIS Radeon x1950 PRO
EVGA 780i mobo
2gb DDR2 800 corsair ram
640gb seagate SATA hard drive...

Same problem, when I turn on the PSU the blue LED on the mobo goes on, but nothing happens when I hit the power switch.

Ive also tried manually "shorting" the two pins where the power switch connector goes, nothing happens. Would this be the expected behavior if the CPU is bad? (badly connected, DOA/dead on arrival) ?

please help.

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I've purchased a "computer" on TigerDirect.com by ordering parts to place together. Here is what I got:

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4Ghz Unlocked LGA1155 CPU
Corsair High Perform Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz2x4
Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/64MB/SATA-6G
Sony Optiarc 24X DVDRW SATA OEM
Thermaltake 750W Modular Power Supply. 80+ Bronze
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
Corsair SP120 Performance Edition 120mm Fan TwinPk
I believe that everything should work together just fine...I saw not conflicting components.

I've building the computer, placed everything as it should be...And I can't get it to boot for more than 3 seconds or less and it shuts down.

I have a few ideas of what it might be, but I cannot test my theories until Monday (due to lack of resources at my house) at my school's computer clinic.

I have moderate computer knowledge and would like to see if anyone could help me figure out what my issue might be.. I'm open for suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

A:Newly-built computer will not boot

Hi, a few questions.

Did you install the motherboard standoffs correctly? because if any exposed metal is touching the motherboard it could be shorting it out.
Have you tried troubleshooting individual components yet? I have a feeling it might be the PSU because even though it has more than enough wattage, I've heard some suspicious things about thermaltake power supplies being not very reliable. then again, I could be completely wrong, I'm just going off what I've read on review sites and forums.
You could try pressing the ASUS memok! button on the motherboard to eliminate the possibility of it being the RAM.
If I were you I'd try a different power supply.
good luck, if anything happens let me know.

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I bought me a new MOTHERBOARD,a new VideoCard,a new Processor,and i connected everything in the way it must be after reading the guide and i must done something wrong because i can't start the computer.when i push the buton to start it only the light goes on but the computer has no reaction where could be the problem? could it be that there is not enough power supply or something?please if there is anybody who knows how to help me to contact me thanks

A:newly built computer won't turn on

may be a stupid question.... do you have RAM?

is your CPU power plugged in?

do your fans come on?

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Hey, Ive just update a computer...(added more memory, a cd burner, replaced the modem, added another harddrive) and when i turn on the computer it will work for about 25 seconds or less and then it will reboot and it keeps doing this or it will say that there was an error and that i need to restart the computer because of some file that got deleated for windows...so what i did is i changed the master hard drive so that windows would work and the computer is still restarting ever 15-20 secs....do you know what the problem is and how to fix it...and also how i can recover the deleated windows file?

A:newly built computer keeps rebooting....

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Hi I'm new here and to forums dedicated to technical issues in general, or at least am a voyeur of sorts because I've never taken the time to post one of my own problems. I've always assumed some one else would have a similar issue posted here and I could simply work from that. However that is not the case now.

Over the past couple months I have been buying parts for a new PC. The only parts I didn't buy were the optical drives, hard drives, and memory because I have those parts already from the computer I had been using up until a couple months ago. The reason I started shopping for new parts in the first place was because of a series of issues this computer has had in the past with graphics cards and power supplies. It has gone through 2 power supplies and 2 graphics cards, because my g/f who owned the computer first didn't know that in order to properly power a graphics card of merit, the power supply would have to be at least 500 watts.

I've solved that problem now by buying a new graphics card and a new power supply. The power supply is a 500W "Apevia Java Power" and the graphics card is an "Nvidia GeForce GT 240" 1 GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0. Upon attempting to hook those up, however, I discovered that dell's impractical case would not host any power supply except for a replacement one of the same kind, so I went out and boug... Read more

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Hi. Just finished building my first custom computer and it will not turn on. I check to see if the LED on the mobo is on (it is). Apparently when I turn it on, the fan flinches for a split second and the power LED flashes once and thats it.

M4A785-M Asus Motherboard
AMD Athlon II Quad Core Processor X4 630
2x Cosair XMS2 DDR2 2GB
GeForce Galaxy 210 1GB DDR2 Video Card
450 Watt ATX PSU

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Did you plug in the P4 12V connector to the motherboard? Did you use motherboard standoffs? What PSU are you using? Not one that came with the case?

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Phoenix- Award BIOS v6.00PG an energy star ally (C) 1984-2002 phoenix tech


Main processor : AMD Athlon (tm) XP 1050MHz (should be a AMD sempron 2500+)
Main testing: 262144k ok

memeroy frequency is at 133 MHz, single channel mode
primary master: WDC WD300BB-00AUA1 18.20D18
primary slave :None
secondary master: Pioneer DVD-Rom ATAPI model DVD-115, 011 e1.11

Primary IDE channel no 80 connector cable installed

CMOS checksum error- defaults loaded

Warning!! CPU have been changed

any help with how to get passed this and what ishould do hard ware wise would be great

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Hi just built a computer. This is only my 2nd one. First one built without problems. syptoms--- No Post, No beeps, fans are working, no video, hard drive spins, can only turn on power, does not turn off I((have to unplug) cd rom only ejects, does not close. I am now in the process of following the guide to building problems. Removing all components including motherboard off chassi. My question for now before I begin disamble is i noticed when I was screwing the mobo in there was a missing standoff. so there is a empty screw hole. could that be the problem??? will let know how the reassemble went. thanks for all suggestions opinons and help.
AMD phenom 940
Corsair 4GB dominator 800mhz memory
160 WD HD sata
Sata DVD rom
750W corsair psu
asus m3a78-t Mobo
ati radeon 4850 crossfire ready video card
I swapped out HD with ide cable, removed cmos, reseated ram, video card, hook up monitor to another computer monitor is fine. changed psu, same problem. thanks again

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You need version 0502 or higher BIOS to support the Phenom II 940 with that motherboard. I'd assume you don't have. (meaning, you have 0204, 0306 or 0403 versio BIOS.)
Get a natively supported CPU (see here: http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=M3A78-T&product=1 (the ones with since BIOS 0204 marking), flash your BIOS and reinstall the Phenom. Or have this done by a builder or store.

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We have just complete building a new computer and now are putting on the windows xp, but every time it runs through, it goes back through setup up again. How do we get passed this?:

A:Newly built computer boot

Sounds like the XP installer is not playing the game fairly. I would suggest that it is automatically booting from the CD each time it restarts (it shouldn't unless you press a key when it asks about booting from a CD). Assuming you aren't touching the keyboard on reboot then go into the BIOS setup and change the boot order to the Hard Disk first. Save the changes and the problem should go away. Obviously, if you are hitting a key when prompted then all you need do is not touch the keyboard during boot (it will then default to booting from the hard drive).

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Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, AMD Athlon X2 3800+, WD 10,000 RPM HDD, CD combo drive, Antec True Power 2.0 550W, eVGA GeForce 7800GT, 1GB RAM, SoundBlaster Audigy 2z

I built a new computer from those parts. I have it all together, however, when I turn it on it displays nothing on the monitor and appears it's not doing much. Everything powers on, can see the CPU fan running, Video card fan running, and such. So it seems everything has power. But like I said, nothing displays on the monitor when I attempt to boot it up. Monitor will usually just stay black with power light blinking. Any help?

A:Newly built computer not quite working...

Make sure you have the cable that plugs in to the 7800 properly connected. That maybe the problem.

:bounce: + :hotbounce = :hotouch:

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Hi, I'm building a computer for the first time and I'm having a little trouble. I'm not too sure about the connections and cables.
- I'm using a Gigabyte 965p-ds3 mobo and I have a 24 pin cable from the psu plugged into it, along with the ATX 12V connector plugged in.
- I have an optical drive plugged in through an IDE cable and power from the four pin molex
- My CPU core 2 duo is put in and the cpu fan is the one that comes with the retail package.
- I have a video card plugged into the pci-e slot.
- Two ddr2 sticks of ram are in the mobo
- I've connected the power button/reset button pins to their respective spots on the mobo.

The only thing I don't have connected is the hard drive, but i don't think that is the problem.

Now, when I plug in the psu and press the power button, nothing happens. No sounds, beeps, fans running, nothing. I'm guessing that there is something wrong with the cabling that I have. I think something is wrong with the power button pins, but i'm not sure. Also, the PWR_LED pins from the case have a positive and a negative pin, but on the mobo, there are three pins for PWR_LED, one positive and two negative, does this have to do with anything.

For the power supply, nothing happens when I turn it on, but when I flip the switch on the back to turn it off, it makes a high pitch sound for about 1 second then fades away, as if it is turning off. That is why I don't think the psu itself is faulty, maybe t... Read more

A:Newly built computer will not start

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I'm building a computer for a friend. Here's what we put in it(straight from the newegg.com invoice):

(Serial#: 51MM596471)
(Serial#: 08E9FJ070000068)
CPU P4/3.0EGHz 800M 478P/1MB HT %
(Serial#: 19424643)
2 sticks of DDRAM 512MB ADATA|64Mx64 DDR400
We put all that in, and tried to boot up. It turned on, but didn't beep and nothing came up on the monitor. Any suggestions on what might be wrong?

In the Mobo manual, it says only to use 1.5 Volt AGP cards. Is that the standard, or are there different types(so that maybe they are incompatible)?

Also, we had some trouble connecting the front audio on the case to the mobo. I think I plugged it in right, but there's a chance I may have messed it up. Would that stop it from booting?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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So I just built my new computer a couple weeks ago and I'm still trying to figure out how to fix the bsod 101 &124. All my drivers are up to date and my bios as well. I've been looking all over the web to get a solution but nothing seems to be working out. If there's anyone out there that can help me out it would be much appreciated. Here are the specs of my computer and the bccodes.
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Processor

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 Motherboard

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 101
BCP1: 0000000000000021
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF88002F65180
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:Newly built computer. BSOD 101 &124

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8008A3E038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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I have built many computers but am having a little bit of a problem with some things and my new one. My new install went great. All programs installed without a hitch. Fast and furious is the way it went to get everything installed. Now, after a week or so I have started having a couple glitches. When I go to install a new program or update it the program just sits there for 4 or 5 minutes before doing anything and then finally starts to do its thing. What could be causing this.
The other issue is that I am trying to do a backup and image clone to get my new system backed up. The problem there is that the windows backup won't see my hard drives. I then tried Norton Ghost and the same thing happened. What is causing this? Thanks.

A:Several issues with newly built computer.

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Hello, I recently built my own pc with all brand new parts and installed windows 7. After a windows update the computer began to behave slowly and programs would frequently stop responding. I performed a disk check but that did not solve the problem. I also did a sfc/scannow but that did not solve anything either. I eventually did a clean install of windows which seemed to solve the issue until it updated again. I am afraid to update anymore because every time I do the computer hangs while installing the updates which forces me to turn it off which I am sure is not good for my computer. I really have no idea what the issue is and any help would be appreciated thank you.

A:Newly built computer is slow

what version of windows 7 -is it a genuine copy
do you have SP1 on - usually on new Install with SP1 there are over 100 updates

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Hey everybody,

I've been putting together a new computer for the past 2 weeks, and I've been getting the BSOD and I don't know why. It might be because of the cpu cooling or memory or the psu. I've changed the psu from 600w to 800w but I'm still getting the bs. I'm currently using the stock heatsink, maybe I need to get a better one?


System specs:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16 GB (4 x 4GB)
GRAPHICS: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW
SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 120GB SATA III
PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W

A:Newly built computer with BSOD, please help!

Problematic Software:
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS Public
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II Public
Recommend removing your ASUS utilities through Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program. They can provide software interfaces with the hardware for overclocking, and even when the overclock is not enabled, that interface can cause instability.

Log Name: System
Source: Ntfs
Date: 2012-06-20T04:13:09.421
Event ID: 55
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: JordanLu-PC
The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume C:.

Your crashes primarily indicate hard disk problems. This could mean hard disk corruption, bad sectors, a failing hard disk, Windows files or registry corruption, viruses, or memory problems.If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log (you may need to search for wininit instead of chkdsk).
For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made co... Read more

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Case: Raidmax Smilodon
Power supply: Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W
Graphics: EVGA 640-P2-N829-A1 GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit
Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775
Hardrive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16M
Cd Drive: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

(I dont think I missed anything.)

Alright as I said this is me building this from just the parts so it is of course possible that I messed up. Although I have redone this around half a dozen times so if I'm messing up im in real trouble. But anyway what happens is hit the power button and absolutly nothing happens. I do have it plugged in, and also I notice when I hit the I/O button on the power supply turning it on, the keyboard that is plugged in Cap/Number lock buttons will flash a few times. Other then that nothing happens.

Alright I understand that this probly is not really a ton to work with, but any suggestions/ideas would be welcome.


A:Newly built computer not starting

You have BOTH power plugs into the board (24 and 4 pin)?

Can you test the psu outputs?

You were sure to use the mobo stand-offs in the correct configuration to insulate the mobo from the backboard?

You have a battery installed correctly in the cmos battery clip?

You have the psu set for the proper voltage?

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I have just recently built a computer. There was a problem with it and my friend and I had to trouble shoot it. When trouble shooting, we had to remove the CPU, ruining the heat paste. We have recently just reapplied the heat paste using the pea method. The only concern I have is that when I use CPUID Hard Ware Monitor, it says that the temperature for the computer is under 20 degrees Celsius when I'm browsing. I'm not sure if this is normal or not. Please help.

A:Newly Built Computer, CPU temperature really low


If the temps are low, then in my view you should not be worried. It's high temps that you should be concerned about. As you mentioned that you re applied thermal paste. Your CPU heat sink pipes are getting properly cooled and getting good air flow.

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Hello, I'm getting some BSOD's on a computer I just built this week. They appear random in that I don't think there is any particular action which sets them off that I know of. Here's the specs for my system:

? OS - Windows 7x64
? Computer was built about 4 or 5 days ago
? I did a reinstall of the operating system because it was initially installed to an SSD but I wanted to install it to my HDD instead do make use of Intel's caching feature
? CPU - i7-3770k 3.5 GHZ Ivy Bridge
? Video Card - Zotac Nvidia GTX 680
? Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V LE
? Power Supply - Corsair 850W

The Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2.zip file is attached.

Thank you for your time.

A:BSOD On Newly Built Computer


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I just built a new computer today. the specs are as follows:
AMD 64 3000+
1024MB Ultra PC3200 Ram (One stick new, one is about 3-4 months old)
ECS KN1 Extreme nForce4 Ultra 400 Socket 939 motherboard
running on a 400 watt power supply
Graphics card is a Chaintech GeForce 6200 PCI-express 256MB card.
two hard drives (one 3-4 months old, one almost a year) 120gb and 60 gb respectively.
i hooked it all up today and im pretty sure everything is done right as this is my fourth built computer in 3 years. yet when i go to boot it up. everything seems to run and lights go on in every corner of the motherboard (ram, pci, etc.) but the monitor does not get a signal and nothing comes up. i have a motherboard diagnostic thing from Soyo and it just stays on FF. meaning flash program successful BIOS is going to restart runtime code is uncompressed in F000 shadow ram (this is what the manual says).

any help would be so greatly appreciated.

oh and i have tried reseating everything, trying only one stick of ram, running off of just ram, video card and motherboard, but still no results.

anyone have any suggestions?

thanks in advance.

A:Newly Built Computer but no signal

Does that video-card need an extra power-connection? (same as the powercable that goes into HD or CD drive)

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I'm Building my own computer basicly from scratch, everything i have is new, the power supply, cpu, ram, everything.. my problem is that the computer doesnt still turn on, ive checked every setting to be correct, triple checked the front panel connector(where the power switch is) and the motherboard doesnt need to be configured. whats the problem, i know it could be anything, but if you know something that i havent done please answer, ive invested 600 dollars on it..

other thing is, everytime i try to boot, i can see the cpu fan spinning for 1 sec then it stops

A:Newly built computer won`t start.

It can be many things. Unplug or remove anything except the power supply, CPU, Video card, Main Hard Drive and one stick of ram and try to boot the computer. Also what OS have you installed?

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Sorry if this topic doesn't fit this specific forum, but I'm in a rush and couldn't a find one that really pertains to this topic.

My step-brother received all the parts for his new computer today and began putting it together the instant they arrived. His system specs are:

-4 sticks of 2gb corsair ram
-Nvidia GeForce GTX 280
-1tb HD
-MSI p45 platinum mobo
-Intel quad core 3.0 Ghz
-850w Raidmax PSU

The problem:
After spending roughly an hour putting everything in and making sure everything was plugged in to the right slots, we finally closed the case in preparation to turn it on. The computer turned on, the fans were running, monitor lit up, motherboard screen shows up, ubuntu setup loads, we choose english, and then...it shuts off. Not formally, or slowly; it just completely shuts off. We've tried switching the outlet, making sure once again that everything is plugged in, taking out some of the RAM, taking out and inspecting the PSU, and still nothing. We made sure before we even bought the parts that his PSU could support everything, so I don't think that's the problem.

If anyone could shed some light on this, it would be a great help.

A:Newly Built Computer Keeps Shutting off

i could be wrong, but it sounds like something is getting too hot.

how much or how little and what kind of paste did you use for the cpu before putting the cooler on it.

btw, nice setup your step brother has.

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I just finished building my computer and every thing went Wronga!:dead:

Mother Board: ASUS P5WD2-E Premium
CPU: Pentium D 950 @ 3.4GHz
RAM: Corsair 2GB XMS2 PC2-6400 PRO
Video Card: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX

When I put every thing together and stared it up it just never goes to BIOS the screen only stays black. It also never gives me any ERROR beeps I double checked every thing and nothing was out of place. I?m really worried I spent too much money and time on this to not work. Dose any one have any ideas on what to do?

* :suspiciou I think that the problem might be the mother board because it was missing the I/O Shield and was also missing a CD! PLEASE HELP AND THANK YOU!

A:Newly built computer won`t start.

Hey I know the feeling...

I'm currently building a similar rig...
CPU: Pentium Extreme Edition 965 3.73Ghz
Mobo: P5WDG2-WS
RAM: 4GB OCZ PC2-6400
Vid: 2 - ATI Radeon X1600XT Crossfire

Anyway about your problem about the black screen, I had that with my first motherboard. I had to return it and got a new one. Now At least I get BIOS up and I'm able to POST, but now I get a "acpi.sys PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" error... not sure what it is? Does anyone have any advice???

Anyway If I were you I'd get a replacement motherboard!!! Hope this helps you, and you don't have my problems. lol

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Ok,I just built me a computer based off my old dell 8300,I bought a asus P4S800D-X and I also have ddr sdram dimms 1 gig each and I have 2,I took my ram ans my 3.20 p4 proccessor out socket 478 and put it on the new motherboard,ok so when I run windows,everything was working fine,when I run my music programs my proccessor is pushing about 40 % on fruityloops just on the demo song,sometimes when I just play normal music on my media player it jumps,so does fruity loops program,when I metion jumping I mean like a instant slow like watching a movie,all of a sudden the movie kinda slow then pause then jumps back on. I try to check for over heat in my cpu,it was running at about 40 degrees C then 127 to 147 F at first,thats becuase I ending up putting to much thermal paste,but now its down 36 C to 97 F. Can some one tell me whats going on? I mean doing normal things like browsing it seems fine,but when I run my programs it acts funny,it will do it anytime out of no where,it sounds like matrix when the agents change into other people,that errrr computer sound. Is it my proccessor thats screwed up? Plzz help me.

A:Newly built computer keeps freezeing. Can you help?

Wow, that is one long sentence. Check if your Graphics Card has sufficient breathing space to prefent over heating. Just checking the temp of cpu is not sufficient. Also, try to keep things a bit less complicated by writing several sentences instead of just the one with 600 comma's.

Good Luck



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My computer has been getting the BSOD with normal use. It's a brand new computer that I assembled myself. The only parts that aren't new are the three internal hard drives, which were salvaged from an older machine. Appreciate any help, thanks in advance!

A:BSOD on newly built computer

Welcome aboard.

Your crash dump says: STOP 0x0000003B: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTIONwithUsual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, memory.

An investigation into the dump reveals

fffff880`026fa6c8 fffff880`0f0b6fdcUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for igdkmd64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for igdkmd64.sys
igdkmd64.sys is Intel Graphics driver. You try to update it from Download Center.

Also Free up the startup.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept the restart.
Let us know the results.

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I built this computer on June 23rd, had zero issues. I OC'd it to 4.5GHz on the 25th, have been playing Crysis 1, and NFS Undercover with no issues. I've run both at the same time while running prime95, and having Core Temp up, averaging 53c.
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
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A:First BSOD on newly built computer.

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I just built my system after coming across some parts. It's composed of a 20GB HDD, Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2, PC Chips A33G MOBO, Elixir 256 mb ddr2 5300 RAM, and a 350W PS/case 230/115 V combo bought off Ewiz for $36 (found for 60 elsewhere).i I am at a loss as to what is wrong. Here's the scenario- it's my first time building =( I put all the components in and attached all the cables as needed then I tried to power it on. No response with the exception of the Hard Drive LED on. So I find I read the front panel connections wrong and correct it, no response at all. Next I found- and please don't kill me for this- that I had forgot to attach the 12V 4 pin connector as it had straggled into a crevice in my case. So I attach the 12v 4 pin and try to power still no response. Note: I unplugged the power from the back every time I tried to make a correction. I've tried multiple front panel setups and tried both the 115 and 230 voltage settings. This case used to have an old mobo and CPU in it I scavenged from an Emachines T1100 and it was working fine. Please help me, I understand criticisms so feel free to but be gentle as Im a novice.

A:Newly Built Computer Won't Power Up

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Hi all

I just put together a new system with the following specs:

Cooler Master Elite 330 case
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Hard Drive
Core i5 2400 cpu with stock heatsink
Gigabyte Intel H67 LGA1155 PCI-E DDR3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard - Retail GA-H67MA-UD2H
Lite-On Sata DVD Burner (I forget the model number)
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
2x Corsair 4GB Dual Channel Corsair DDR3 Memory for Intel Core i5 Processors
Radeon HD 5670 video card

I hooked everything up, and tried to power on, and nothing. No beeps, no fans spinning, no light on the board (I am not even sure if it has one), nada.

I did a few troubleshooting steps like remove the video card, remove three of the four sticks of RAM, tried a different psu, unplugged the hdd, and DVD drive, reseated the board and verified the cpu and heatsink were seated properly, and switched the power sw cord to all the different pins.

Both power cords are plugged in. The cpu fan cord is plugged in. There's no screws or wires touching the underside of the board.

I just don't know what to do. All the stuff is brand new (1 day old) except for the DVD drive.

It can't be the psu since two different ones didn't work. Could it be the board? I am hoping it's just something I missed and I can fix it.

Oh and yes, the switch on the psu is in the on position. I wish it were that easy.

A:Newly Built Computer Won't Power On

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My son just built his computer and it says no signal on the monitor. We don?t know what could be the problem. Maybe somethings not plugged in correctly? The manual does not do a good job of explaining.

A:Newly built computer says no signal

Please list the make and model of all the components, motherboard, cpu, ram, graphics card, power supply and monitor. Provide as much detail as possible for all of them please.

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Hi iam building a new computer for my friend and i connected everything. When i turn it on the processor fan goes on than shuts off immediatly. I checked the psu and all the connections. I was wondering if it was because he baught the wrong ram?

A:newly built computer fan will start than shut off

What kind of ram did you buy? What kind of motherboard did you buy?


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Just built a new computer and it ran great for about a week or so.

ASUS P5K-V LGA 775 Intel G33 ATX Intel Motherboard
GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX Power SupplyIntel core 2 quad q6600
OCZ (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

also running Windows XP Professional with sp2

the computer is randomly restarting while in Windows, while loading the OS, while going through the normal boot process, and even restarted once while in the bios. No blue screen or anything. any idea on what it might be?

Can't currently post a link but here's the info:
Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91 950W Power Supply 100 - 240 V TUV, FCC, UL, CE, ROHS
i must have cut some things out when i posted

A:Random Restarts on newly built computer

Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX ??? Never heard of it. With the specs of your rig, your PSU is about the second most important component (after cpu).
Can you give us the spec of this psu? Amps on each Rail (12V, 5V) and over all wattage please.

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This is specs of the PC

Asus Z-87-PRO
Intel i5-4670
Asus GTX 750-ti
650 Thermal Take Power Supply
8GB Hyper X Fury Black
120GB Sandisk SSD
2TB Green HDD

It works fine when starting from a powered off machine, but after reboot it fails to boot (I meant there is no video , even the mouse and keyboard has no lights)

Please help, Thank you

A:Newly built computer having problems ,after reboot

Yeyo mate try running these first


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary

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I revived a BSOD error 0x0000003B while the computer was at idle. The computer was at idle. I think I uploaded the dump file correctly. I am new here.

Thanks for your time in advance.

A:BSOD 0x0000003B on newly built Computer.


Your BSoDs were caused by "Symantec Extended File Attributes"
Norton is a known cause to BSoDs, suggest you to uninstall it and all its components right away.
Keep MSE instead. It's free, light weight and does not cause such problems.
→ Norton Removal Tool
→ Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800021c204b, fffff88002ddc5f8, fffff88002ddbe50}

Probably caused by : SYMEFA64.SYS ( SYMEFA64+12441 )

Followup: MachineOwner

Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS,
Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility,
Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,
Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility,
Remote control programs, memory, BIOS
Go through these if you have time:... Read more

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Hey there. About two weeks ago I had a computer built for me, and ever since my Windows has been blue screening off and on. I'd say in that time it has blue screened about 10 times. Sometimes it'll blue screen while im using it, just last night i left it on all night and woke up to it suffering from another blue screen. I figured i'd post a thread in here before i tried reinstalling Windows.

I followed all the steps, and attached a zip file. Some of the dmp files might not be there from the crashes because i have used ccleaner on my computer, but the last two are there.

Please give me a hint what's going on, thanks.

A:Newly built computer Blue Screening

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Hello all,

I've just finish putting all the components in a newly built computer and it won't boot. When I hit the power button, the power comes on and the light on the monitor blinks but I can't get it to boot to the cd to install the OS.
The case is an ATX case, the MOB is an MSI P6NGM, two Patriot 1G memory cards, on board video and the HD is a Seagate (SATA) 320g.

I've check to make sure that everything is plugged in nice and tight. I've rechecked the memory and the drives. One (LG) is set to Master and the other is set to Slave.

I'm at my wits end on this one.

Any thoughts, comments, help, or suggestions is highly welcomed.



A:Solved: Newly built computer won't boot

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Background : I had my custom computer build for me, the parts are
Processor - Intels i3 3220 3.3ghz
Motherboard - MSI Z77A-G41
Graphics Card - MSI Radeon 7770
Harddrive - Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 1TB 64mb cache
RAM - 2 x 4 GB Ballistics Memory Sticks
DVD CD 24/XX - optical drive
operating system - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I do use Norton Antivirus, Idk if that matters, but yes I did install it in the first time, and now the second time

First time Installing Windows 7, everything went well, I thought, till I starting updating everything. Starting with the Mobo disk, then the Gpu disk , then windows updates, having updating everything, including optional ones. So then I got massive BSODS and lots of problems, wasn't functioning like 30 mins without one.

So then I rebooted, did a clean reboot of the entire system and wiped the HDD before starting it, then it all worked better, I didn't use the optional updates and only did the updates from the disks I got without the "afterburner" and "CCC" from ATI . Now I am getting this screen, I have gotton it randomly from time to time, and right now it is working perfectly, I haven't made many changes, nothing crazy. Everything says it's up to date when I go into the device manager. Just curious as to why this happens, I am not holding my breath, because I know this could come up at any time. When it doesn't come up , it plays flawlessly, like I did last night for 4 hours no problems, then rebooted in the... Read more

A:BSOD in Newly built computer BCCode: 50

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Alright ive just recently built a computer with Intel 850emv2 motherboard, Intel P4 1.8, 512 rdram, 80gb western digital, and geforce fx5200 video card.
Today when i went to install windows XP pro it took the computer litteraly 3 hours to install when it said approximate time 39 minutes. After the installation was complete it took the computer 10 minutes to go from power button to desktop. I dont know whats wrong with it. Can anyone please help me?

A:Newly built computer going snail slow

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Hey I've recently built my own computer and lately ive been getting completely random BSOD errors and sometimes the whole system just hangs and I can't move the mouse or anything and need to turn the power off

Video Card - Leadtek Geforce GTS450, 2GB
Power Supply 500W

This is really irritating to me because I just want to enjoy my new computer

If any of you guys could help me it would be HIGHLY appericated :)

I've read the instructions and attached the file.

A:BSOD Problems Newly Built Computer

STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT Troubleshooting

Info on the STOP 0x101 error.

Please refer to this link...

STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg - Windows 7 Forums

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