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Solved: Problems booting built computer

Q: Solved: Problems booting built computer

I am relatively new at building computers. I just configured my rig:

XFX nForce 780i SLI Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3Ghz 6MB
OCZ 700w GameXStream PSU
*BFG GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB PCIe video card
*500 GB SATA II hard drive
*3GB DDR2-667 memory
*DVD-RW Dual layer drive
CoolerMaster CM690 Nvidia Ed. ATX Case

*The starred items I took from a previous computer of mine. The motherboard fried in the old computer, so I am not sure if any of these parts are damaged.

My problem is that I just connected everything and plugged in the PSU and the motherboard's light went on, which was a good sign, but when I pressed the power button on the case the power light went on for a brief second, then the computer didn't boot. The light was still working on my motherboard so I knew it wasn't the motherboard. I am pretty positive that the video card is broken, but my computer should be able to boot without it right? What could cause my computer to act like this? Thanks for the help.

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A: Solved: Problems booting built computer

Since you have SLI Mobo You can only check if you Graphic Card is faulty by changing it with another one.
before that you should troubleshoot with what you have i.e
Disconnect your DVD rom from PSU & Mobo
Use only a single RAM first
you should Swap each RAM in Each Slots i.e 1st slot try 1st ram the boot, if not booting try the 2nd one in the same slot & so on.
So if you have 4 slots you will have to try 12times
if its not working even then, you then try to check your graphics card by putting it in another computer/ another computers card in your computer.
If everything if working when you disconnected the DVD Rom then either your DVD Rom is Faulty or the connecting cable is.

Best of Luck

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Good morning all,

I am new to this forum and hope to god someone can help me, I was up until 2AM this morning trying to fix my new rig :(

Let me explain the issue and what I have done so far:-

I have an Asus Crosshair II Formula mobo, 8GB of OCZ 1066MHz Reaper X RAM, AMD Athlon X4 Black Edition and Windows Vista

When I first built the machine and switch on for the first time (with all 8 GB RAM in) I got a DRAM error on the LCD display of the Mobo and nothing shown on the screen.

I removed 2 of the sticks of RAM so down to 4GB and it booted, I installed Windows Vista 64Bit Ultimate and all worked well.

I now want to be able to use my other 2 sticks of RAM.

I have put the other 2 sticks back in and again I cant even boot to BIOS. After reading some forum posts I lowered my RAM down to on DDR2 800MHz and turned off Ganged mode??

This allows me to boot to BIOS perfectly and recognizes all 8GB in BIOS.

Now when I go through the BIOS and try to get into Windows, I immediately get rebooted, and this just keeps going in a circle.

I have tried to reinstall the OS but after I get past the intial black install screen I immediately get a BSOD telling me its stopped my computer to save it blah blah blah.

So, I cannot get into Windows, I cannot reinstall Windows.

I desperately want to use all 8GB..

Any ideas?

PS I have also updated to the latest BIOS on the Mobo....

Thanks in advance

A:New Rig Built, Booting Problems, Please Help

Of course I ment AMD Phenom X4 not Athlon ;) old habbits.

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I built a new computer, but I think I hit a wrong button when setting it up. I got into the bios and set it up how I wanted it, but I closed out of the bios and now the computer isn't sending a signal to the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. The fans come on, the lights light up, I don't here any beeps from the motherboard. I haven't installed Windows yet.

A:Built computer not booting

Did you change anything regarding the internal video card?

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We just built a new computer and its running fine and showing the bios and all that. Now we want to install the operating system and it says to insert the boot disk and press enter. I burned the Windows 7 64-bit ISO onto a blank dvd-r disk and when i put in the disk in the computer, it just says that it failed to open or something like that and it says to put in the disk and press enter again. So we thought that the problem was with the cd drive so we swapped it with another one we have and we had the same problem. Anyone know why this is happening?How can we fix it?

A:Solved: Problems installing windows 7 on newly built computer.

You are rebooting after inserting the disc aren't you? Make sure your Cd/DVD drive is setup in the bios as the first boot option.

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I recently built a computer and when I turned it on, all of the RGB, fans, PSU, etc. turned on. However, when I turn it on and plug it into my monitor, it says, ?no signal?. The ram is in the right spot according to the manual. Help is greatly appreciated. My specs are:

Video Card: MSI GeForce rtx 2060
Motherboard: MSI z370 gaming m5
Ram: G.skill tridentZ 16 gb (two sticks)

A:New built computer “turning on” but not booting

Also, when I plug in my RGB keyboard and mouse they don?t light up. However, my RGB headphones do light up.

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Motherboard: 865PE-A7 (1.0)

Bios Version: 1.0g (Default)

CPU: P4 Prescott 640 (3.2GHz)

HDD: none but have tried hooking up a WD 120GB IDE drive with no luck and a WD 250GB SATA150 with no result

PSU: 450 Watt from steel aspire x-navigator case which it is inside)

OS: None Yet (going to be Windows XP Pro)

Video Card: AGP 8x eVGA Nvidia 6800GT

Memory: Corsair Value Select 1GB (2X 512MB) PC3200 DDR400 but have tried one stick with same results and some memory from another computer

this forum post best describes the problem:


I am having the same problem.
Turn on my computer minimums connected (


CPU with Heatsink and fan (have checked thermal grease and don't think thats the problem)
(also took of heatsink and instead of continuously rebooting it booted once and turned off no harm done)

1 stick 512MB ram in Dimm 1 slot (have also tried some DDR333 256MB ram from some other computers) not the problem,

AGP card w/monitor connected, PS/2 keyboard (have tried multiple ones (not the problem)

internal pc speaker

power and reset buttons on case and a couple of fans

That is the configuration I am trying to get it to first run in

CMOS jumper is not the problem (I know what I am doing)
reset CMOS by taking out battery and changin jumper and then changing back... Read more

A:Help Please! Continous Booting problem - New self built computer

Id say its a bad motherboard, possibley RAM. Do a Google search for your mobo for other peop,e who may have similar problems and make sure that it can be used with Corsair RAM.

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I built a new computer, but I think I hit a wrong button when setting it up. I got into the bios and set it up how I wanted it, but I closed out of the bios and now the computer isn't sending a signal to the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. The fans come on, the lights light up, I don't here any beeps from the motherboard. I haven't installed Windows yet.

A:Built computer not booting (Moved from Windows 10)

Did you change anything regarding the internal video card?

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My computer sometimes get "stuck" at any random point in booting up. Sometimes at the windows xp screen, sometimes right after the mobo post. I have to reset it and then it might boot up, or it might get stuck again. Sometimes if I reset and it will boot to the OS options screen and if I select "last settings that worked", it will boot up every time like that. Sometimes it will just boot. Once the computer has booted, it runs perfect as usual.

Where should I start? I'm not quite ready for a reformat yet and I don't want to do that in case it is hardware. Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] Computer has problems booting.

Scratch that, now it just BSOD's and restarts right after the Windows XP screen no matter what. But it will boot in to safe mode just fine everytime.

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Hello everyone,
I made an account especially for this problem I have.

Yesterday I was playing some games on my computer and all was fine and nothing was wrong. I went to sleep after turning off my computer and still there was nothing wrong. But when I woke up and after some time I turned my computer back on, it did not boot up. It did turn on but it did not go much further than that. When I try to press f2 or f11 for : Set-up or : Boot options it does not work, what does happen is if I am quick enough and spam enough, it does highlight the pressed option, but does not show any kind of progress or menu.

Normally when it boots up he makes 1 beep quickly after turning it on, and then it goes to the first boot-up screen, where you see the large Dell icon and under that you see the word Inspiron just on top of a small bar that fills up.
But today it did not go like that. At first I did not hear the beep, but I did not hear that. What I did notice is that when I came back (I went to the bathroom and just before that I already turned my computer on) I saw that it was still stuck on that first screen. This was not normally happening and after waiting another 10 minutes and not making any progress I decided to turn off my computer by pressing and holding the on/off button. After that I waited for a bit and turned it back on, but still nothing happened. I repeated it a few times more but it did not help. So now I am stuck with my laptop, which is absolutely not a good laptop, and hop... Read more

A:Solved: Problems booting my computer

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Not long ago (a week and a half or so) I was playing Payday 2 and my computer froze, I turned off my computer to restart it and could not load my computer past a pre-loading windows black screen where the mouse was not showing. I then tried booting my computer in various ways (safe, with and without networking etc) and they worked, however I believe one of my drivers failing to load was the reason for my "Windows Normal" startup to fail. I eventually decided through, I then looked at using the system restore point function in order to hope for some success. The system restore function when I restored to; a week ago, two weeks ago, did not seem too alleviate my issue much, it did however allow me to load windows but almost immediately after using the machine for 2-5 minutes I would have a frozen screen again. I then eventually decided to just factory reset the machine out of desperation, the factory reset eventually happened successfully and I was able to load windows and login into my new user successfully, as I learnt that I had to reinstall my graphical drivers I then attempted to put in various CD's in in order to install these drivers, eventually when I figured out the order of CD's that I needed to install for my games to load properly, I then resumed my activities on my pc (such as gaming, browsing etc).

Flash forward to the second factory reset, this one happened due to a very similar freezing problem yet again, and again I decided to turn off my computer... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Computer not booting 9/10 times and update problems

@ROMs101 Factory reset, the reason I re-installed my graphics drivers and chipset was due to none of my games being able to run, an example of this was the battle.net client for Blizzard games, or my League of Legends. I bought my computer pre-made and with it came four various discs, one for the graphics driver, one for chipset, one for windows and one for various window software.

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Hello. I just built a computer from scratch using a

MSI KT4A-V motherboard,
AMD Sempron 2400+,
512mb ram,
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9200SE,
New Lite-on CD-RW drive (Just bought it because I thought other was defective)
Maxtor 40gb hard drive
Sidewinder gaming case

Problem is, I press the power button and it does not ALWAYS start. It powers up the fans, and lights, and psu but doesn't beep or goto bios. When computer does boot up I see the drives in the bios perfectly, but it wont boot any disks. I am trying windows xp pro. I know the cd works. When I disable the network boot & floppy boot, it says Boot failure when I try to boot from cdrom, and tells me to enter something into drive and press any key to continue. I notice when I reset the CMOS it says i am using a sempron 1000 cpu when I am using a sempron 2400+.

Any help on why the thing won't start every time? And why I can't boot from cdrom? I believe all the cables are correctly on.

Thank you for any help at all. I'm desperate

A:Just built a computer/problems

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I just spent about $1000 building my computer. It started out great. But then i notice if it goes to sleep it won't wake up. And slowly it started taking longer for the screen to pop up after i power it on. The power button light is on, and the ram and graphics cards are lit up, and the keyboard lights up in the beginning but goes out while everything else stays on and the screen still isnt on. Please help i know little to nothing about fixing computer problems.

A:Problems with Self Built Computer

I'm not the forum expert on build issues, but you do need to describe your hardware in detail, all of it, brand name and model numbers plus the operating system so that someone can help.

Good luck.

Johnny b

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I start up the computer and it goes into BIOS
I have the <DEL> option to go into setup
The screen says "Detecting IDE Devices..."

Then it goes to another screen:

Scan Devices, Please Wait...
Press <Tab> key into User Window

If I wait it goes to PCI device listing and then crashes
If I hit <Tab> it brings me to SATA RAID BIOS where there
is a notice:

NOTICE: The number of disks is not
adequate to create a RAID!!

Then I have no options but to exit the menu and start the computer

Please help if you know what's up

A:Just built a computer, but having PROBLEMS

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Hey this is my first time trying a tech forums, so if they are a helpful as people say they are i plan on using them more often to solve problems i encounter.

I built this computer using parts i had left over from an old computer that was faulty.

I had a brand new hard drive which was compatible, with all this parts, thinking that the problems i had with the old computer was software related. I put it all together and started to install windows xp, but during the copying of files stage the computer shut off and when started back up wouldn't work.

So I put in my brother's spare motherboard (which is compatible with all the left over parts). Hoping that to solve the problem, it finished the copying of files part but now gets a blue screen flash and shut off as windows is still installing (Beyond the blue screen installation part). Says windows needs to restart, and keeps restarting to the blue flash screen. It continues to do this...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. specs on computer

4GB DDR2 667
Intel Core2duo E6600
Nvidia 7600 512MB

A:New computer built and having problems

Is this a SATA or IDE hard drive? What motherboard are you using?

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hi guys,
I really got it. I could do it. But there are some problems:

On start up after the asus mobo page the com scan for devices.
After detection it writes a warning:
Warning! An Ultra ATA 66 ( or faster ) drive is connected with a 40-pin IDE cable on a secondary channel. Drive speed is downgraded to Ultra ATA 33 mode. ( I tried to change the cable but the same problem)
What's the problem?
Second main problem that I can't start up without having the win xp pro cd in the boot drive. After the scanning and warning it writes then: found bootable disk on drive 2. After press any key to boot from the cd.... the system starts up. If the cd isn't in it tells missing NTDRL (?) File press any key to restart the system.
Thanks for any help.
Asus P5LD2
Pentium 4 630 3.0 Gigs
win xp pro sp 2
hdd 80 GB Seagate

A:problems with new built computer

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I am helping to build a computer at the moment. I am using some good stuff from the old one and a new case, motherboard, graphics card, soundcard, and hard drive.
One problem is that the monitor won't stay on. This is new and it is powered when I press the button the green light vomes on then changes back to yellow. The computer is running at this point. However, I have not been able to install an operating system. Is it necessary to do this before trying to see a signal on the monitor? It will be Win XP, by the way. What order should it be done in? OS - Programs - BIOS?
Also, the two disk drives I took out of the old computer (DVD-ROM and CD-RW) won't work in this one. They are powered and light up but no matter how long I hold down the drive open button or press it the drawer on neither drive will open. A person I spoke to said that perhaps the motors have failed in both drives but I think that for them both to bre affected at the same time is highly unlikely. he thinks it would be best to replace the drives.

You thoughts on these please.

A:Built computer - having problems

check for bent pins on the video plug - common problem with video.

make sure everything seated correctly

instal OS - then install motherboard drivers, for video, audio, lan etc etc - then your additional programs.

if you are having problems it would be a good idea to connect it up outside the box with the minimum componets - DO NOT put on static bag as this is conductive - put mobo on the cardboard box - sometimes the mounting bolts on the case short out the mobo.

i dont htinkk theres a hardware problem with the drives - it maybe a symtom of the other problems you have - but lets get the PC basic config running 1st

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I recently built a computer for my boyfriend and it's been kicking my butt. I'm now having problems with it locking up (at any given moment), installing some programs (none in particular - it's not being picky), and rebooting (it doesn't like to reboot at ALL and it drags real bad when it is). I've come to know CMOS very well as I've gone in and checked and rechecked the settings several times - I've also disabled the onboard codecs because I thought that might be the problem with it running so slow when it's rebooted.

This is the system info:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
VIA Technologies, Inc. model VT8365 motherboard
x86 Family 6 Model 3 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~801 Mhz
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Maxtor 40GB 7200 rpm hard drive
256 RAM pc133
Soundblaster sound card
NVidia TNT2 32mb video card
D-Link ethernet card

If anyone can offer some insight on what the problem might be, I would appreciate it sooooooo much!


A:Having problems with this computer I built...

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hello, i am at a loss, i have built a few older machines in the past and never had any problems like this and have just about run out of ideas, aside from dropping it froma great height

here are the specs

antec smartpower 2.0 450watt psu
abit aa8 duramax mb
p4 lga775 550 3.4ghz
1gb stick of corsair ddr2 mem
ati radeon x700pro 256mb pci express
300gb sata hard drive

the problem:
When i boot the machine it gets as far as press del to enter the bios and then pretty much shuts down completely. At first i thought it maybe the psu as i bought a cheapy from ebuyer(500w, switching). so i bought this new antec psu, as i had heard good things about them and still nothing. I have tried an older graphics card and the problem is still there. I can't even get into the bios, the screen intialises and the abit logo comes up sometimes and then the whole system shuts down.

any ideas guys

A:problems with new built computer

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I just built a pc. The specs are as follows:
P4 1.8ghz
512mb ram
20gig HDD
Two optical drives
floppy drive

When I first turn on the computer, there are no errors with the POST.
It shows the cpu temp. and cpu fan speed at the bottom (both ok). It then recognizes the hard drive and then tries to boot. I changed the BIOS to boot from a CD first and I put my XP CD in. I restarted and when it came to the point to hit any key to boot from CD it froze. I hit the enter button and after about 5 minutes it still hadn't done anything. I then turned it off and went to bed.

This morning I turned it on again and it went through the POST, still no problems, and when it asked to boot from a CD I hit the enter button. The Windows XP install started, but about half way through the loading of the files needed it froze again (before it asked me what I wanted to do with the install). So I turned it off and on again, and it froze a second time at the "Press any key to boot from CD" point. I turned it off again and haven't tried anything else yet.
Any ideas?

A:Built Computer Problems

Check the jumpers on the drives.

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This is the first time I've tried to build a computer. Before this, I have only done as much as installing a new video card.

When it came time to start up, I looked at the bios a bit and then quit and restarted before putting the windows CD in. Everything worked fine, the computer read the CD and started installing files. However, when it said that it was about to start windows XP, I got a blue screen of death.

Now, when I try to start up, sometimes i just get to the screen with the blinking cursor, and the computer eventually shuts down. Other times, it shuts down almost as soon as it starts up. I've also tried running the bios, but eventually it will shut down here as well. I'm kind of lost, but it seems like it might be a power problem? or really multiple problems...? If anyone could help me, I would really appreciate it

Here are my specs:

-ASUS P5K PRO LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
-CORSAIR Dominator 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Quad Kit Desktop Memory
-XFX GX260NADDU GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
-Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails
-Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002

A:Built a computer....but problems on startup!

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I am familiar with installing cards and so on, but this was my first bare assembly of a PC, first off I purchased a Epox 8KHA+ with an Athlon xp 1500, and I asssembled it paying attention to the spacing of the board to the Case and using the felt and proper spacers the CPU was already installed and jumpers were set, I turned on the computer and it went through the Post and memory check was ok, and cpu speed was correct, now i tried to get it into the bios and there it froze, each time it froze tried like 5 times to get it in, I assumed the CPU was burnt, well the company called today and said the CPU was fine, and to my discovery I inserted the DDR memory in the 4th bank, would this make a difference if there was only one chip in there, could this be what caused it to freeze? Or could my board be bad? I am going to take it to a local computer store and have the board tested with another chip while mine is in transit back to me. Any ideas???

A:built first computer system..Problems though.

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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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It's made of

Antec Nine Hundred Two Gaming Case
ASUS P6TD Deluxe
Intel i7 920
Kingston HyperX 3GB (3 x 1GB)
BFG GeForce 9800 GT 1GB
OCZ GameXStream 850W
My power supplies keep burning out. I think it has to do with my old hard drives 8+ years old. They make lots of noise and sometimes aren't detected when i power on the computer. Is this likely?

At the moment, I am using two. one to power the harddrives 650W and a 350W to power the motherboard. I was using an 850W for both, but it kept messing up.
Not sure about the models of current ones.
By burning out I mean it messes up. It gets to where it will shut off and the computer will start over. I have it set in the BIOS to resume previous state after power loss. If I disable that it will stay off. As soon as I replace the power supply it will start working again.
It varies at when it happens depending on how long I have had the power supply. When using a single one it lasts about a month. With this current 2 power supply combo it has lasted about 3 months. This is a overall time frame not constantly on.

The 650W had already started restarting constantly. It would still however supply power, so I was using them separate to test the harddrive theory The 350W to keep the motherboard on to keep it from restarting and the 650W to power all the drives. I accidentally plugged a drive into the 350W, so it may still be the reason for messing them up.
Also, the 350W would not power the computer. Look at the specs above. The f... Read more

A:Custom Built Computer Problems...

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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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i think it might be the power supply i have that casues the frezzing! it frezzes will loading games and when i try to install things or watch movies on the internet

A:Built my own computer havin problems w/ it freezing

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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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Hello all,
I'm new to building computers and new to this forum..
I had bought all my parts in a day, and had a friend of mine install/built the computer for me, but I've been having quite alot of problems with the computer itself.

On bootup, it writes that it doesn't have any BIOS installed, so I was wondering if I just install the flash bios thing automatically? or do I have to read the guidelines carefully?

The monitor dies out randomly everytime I boot up my computer, the monitor goes black and the power light blinks. It's weird, but when I try getting into geocities to signup (to upload a picture on my wattage thing, I'll be writing up more details later about the wattage) it shuts off, or when I screw around in World of Warcraft it dies out after awhile(3+ mins). When it dies while in WoW, there's a message on screen showing "Sync. Out of Range".
(I have already set my Power options>power scheme(always on) and turned off hibernation)

I have installed some MSI programs, and one of them showed something strange. PC Alert 4 showed that my wattage (3.3v) was .58(in red numbers). and some of the fan numbers were 0. So I believe it might be something wrong with the wattage/voltage settings?

My ram the 512 corsair doesn't show up as 512 on my computer, but 256. Is it some type of defect? or do I have to do something in BIOS? (because I've looked all over my bios, and couldn't figure it out)

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A:Newly built computer, having monitor/ram/no bios? etc problems

fan problems

dude, i think you have problems with your fan, if the system info said that your fan speeds were at 0, then they werent working, or they were running below the required fan thresh hold. which would explain that when you go and play WoW it uses up a lot of ur cpu power, which heats it up, and above the thresh hold which cuts out your computer. so what you need to do is reposition your fan/fans. ie turn them clockwise or anticlockwise, until they work properly. also if your screen is going blank at a different time, with blinking power lights.(not at the same time as cutting out in Wow) then it may be a bios problem... try the fan/fans first, and then get back to us...

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SO I JUST BUILT A NEW COMPUTER, RIGHT? I'm pretty confident I got the BIOS set up correctly, and I go to install Windows 7 and I have two options - Custom or Upgrade, being that this is a newly constructed PC I go Custom so I can fully install it, and lo and behold, it's not detecting my hard drive. I tell it to look for the drive and it says it needs the drivers in order to detect it, I put the driver disk in there and nothing.

So I restart it, **** around with the BIOS, I find that it wasn't enabled, enable it and I try again, same message.

I don't know why my computer isn't detecting the hard drive but I'm having an extremely frustrating time here trying to figure out what's going on. Is my hard drive dead? Is it not wired correctly? Wrong version of Windows 7?

A:Newly built computer; having hard drive problems.

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GAMES CONSTANTLY CRASH! FX-53,X800XT,1g ram,built pc myself

any known compatibility issues w/ kingston memory, sb audigy, abit mobo, and ati gpu's??? i'm on a mission to solve these crashes!

i built a pc in october of last year and ever since then i've had a problem with games always crashing. i am to the point of throwing it out the window b/c i built the system just for gaming and it wont work! anybody who can help, i owe you big, like $2,000 big. i'll describe best i can...

Abit av8 pro mobo
amd fx-53 cpu
ati oem x800xt video card
audigy 2zx sound card
kingston kvr 2x512mb (1gig memory)
antec 550w ps
thermaltake cpu cooling fan

almost every single time i sit down and start playing a game my computer randomly crashes. it varies in the ways that it crashes
--sometimes it throws a blue screen reboot (this is always accompanied by a very high pitch noise that emits from the speakers right before rebooting???),

--sometimes i get crash to desktop w/o any error message.

--sometimes i get crash to desktop with an error message relating to physical memory dump: critical error.

i have tried multiple forums, browsing to find a solution, but never figured it out.

i have the latest catalyst drivers from ati (fast write disabled)..i've been told some people have compatibility problems with audigy sound cards..maybe this??? i've heard kin... Read more

A:ati x800xt, fx-53, abit av8 mobo, gig ram, crash problems, built computer myself

well it sounds to me that you have a heating problem,, maybe you should download a tempiture monider and see the cpu and gpu temps, also if u think its the sound card wh dont you remove it and see if the games still crash

just a thought good luck, i hope u get it fixed soon


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hey all, i just built a computer, now i've never run into this probem before, but for some reason the computer will not boot from any boot device, not the floppy and neither cd-rom. I'm trying to install Windows XP, I have the 6 setup disks, and I put the first disk in the drive and all i get is:
Verifying DMI Pool Data.......
Boot From CD:
Boot From CD:

What can I do? Thanks

A:Solved: just built a comp...OS install problems

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i need some help people. I just installed my new mobo (DFI PT880-ALF) and my new cpu, well basically i just re-built my PC. anyways, i was having a problem where the HDD wouldn't power on. First thing, I'm thinking its the hdd, then i find out its not, for some reason, an HDD will not power on when it's plugged into the IDE cable, but when it's not plugged into the IDE cable, it will power on. What's the problem? Please don't tell me I have to send something back, I don't have time, grrrrr. HELP!


A:Solved: just built my computer...help!

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First of all im completely new to this, its my first attempt ever on anything like this.
I recently got a new case called DF-30 by Antec. I took all the parts from an Acer Aspire Ax3812 and just put it together in the new case. I needed a new case because the old one is too small for the new motherboard im getting soon.

So heres the problem when i turn the computer on it makes a loud constant beeping sound, im pretty sure it comes from the power supply, i may have connected something wrong. It seems to start like normal but no picture on the screen. And the fans in the case do not start, just the cpu fan. I could take a picture of it, but the cables are just a big mess at the moment, so wat to do?

A:Solved: Problem with self built computer

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Just built a new computer.
I load OS setup disc, and it doesn't find my HDD, which is plugged into a SATA port on my motherboard. However, the BIOS identifies it correctly as a Samsung HDD. Why can't my OS setup find the HDD?


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First of all Thank You for taking the time to help me with my problem.
My husband's computer has had issues since his brother built it for him back in October. it seems he is incompetent. It crashes alot. It will crash randomly but more so if you are trying to use usb ports, I was unable to install a usb wireless adapter and eventually ran an Ethernet cord through the attic to the backroom to get around that problem. It has passed memtest86. I have used OCCT but i am not sure what exactly I am looking for. I have attached the dxdiag and the memory dump. I thought is was a driver issue but I have updated all drivers with Driver Tuner and no change. Here is the list of what was used to build his computer.
It all came from newegg:
-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
-Foxconn Inferno Katana LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA
6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3
12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
-OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply
compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
-SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1
x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-HEC 63R3BB Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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A:[SOLVED] computer crashes built PC

Initially I want to forewarn any further use of 3rd-party driver update software like Driver Tuner. They have a notorious history of installing either outdated drivers and/or wrong drivers. They operate on a best-guess basis, and it has caused a lot of woe with a number of individuals looking to service their computer. Your best solution is always to manually go to the site of your OEM (Dell, HP, etc.) for drivers there, or (in this case) for custom-built PCs, go to each manufacturer's website and download the drivers there.

Anyways, please provide us a JCGriff report. That should provide us all the info we need to get started. It's nice how you did an !analyze -v, but we're need to peruse the minidumps ourselves, beyond what the analysis engine mentions (especially with a WHEA error like this).

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This message appears when i boot up my new custom built PC. This is my first custom build. All parts were purchased new.
The parts used in the build are:
CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Power Supply - EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-K3, Black
SSD/HDD - Crucial MX500 CT250MX500SSD4 250 GB (3D NAND, SATA, M.2 Type 2280SS, Internal SSD)
Grahpics Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4 GB Mini Graphics Card - Black
Motherboard - MSI ProSeries AMD Ryzen 1st and 2ND Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 D-Sub DVI HDMI micro-ATX Motherboard (B450M PRO-VDH Plus)
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX-16GB High Performance 2.0 XMP Memory Module (2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 3000 MHz, C15), black color.

The BIOS i have installed is - MSI Click Bios 5 - 7A38v943(Beta version).
I have tried to choose my Sandisk usb device with Windows 10 on it as the Boot option number 1 but was unsuccessful.
I would appreciate any tips or help on what i have to do to boot my PC successfully.

Thank you.

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Well, I'm pretty sure I did everything right, everything's connected, yadda yadda. The monitor IS plugged into the right spot on the video card, but when I boot, the monitor stays blank. I know the power works cause everything lights up and the fans start spinning, the cd drive gets recognized, along with the HD, but it still makes the 2 second long beeping noise that it did when I first tested in in the early stages of building. Any thoughts what could be the problem?

Shuttle AN35N Ultra
1x 512 MB Corsair ValueSelect RAM
120 GB Seagate 7200 RPM HDD
Powercolor ATi Radeon 9600PRO
Rosewill DVD-ROM/CD/RW Drive
Samsung Floppy Drive
Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 HS/Fan
AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2500+


A:New Custom Built PC Not Booting! HELP

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Hi all. This is my first attempt at a custom built and it's not going so well. Here are my products:


CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

Mobo: Foxconn A7VMX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD

PS: Allied 500w 20-pin (mobo is 24 but claims my old 20 will work)


Hard drive: My old Dell 4400 hard drive


When I turn the power on, the case fans work, the CPU fan works, the USB mouse has power, the non-USB keyboard doesn't work, the DVD drive doesn't eject, and I don't get anything on the monitor. It's as if the lights are on but no one is home.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Custom built not booting

Take the RAM out, do you get any beeps?

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Hello everyone hope this is the right place to post this topic.

Just recently I upgraded my motherboard and case (including a new PSU). I put all my other components in and connected the wires to the motherboard. But it wont boot up. I press the power button once but it dosnt turn on, if I press it 2wice the power button lights up and the fan turns on but nothing comes on screen. It doesnt even beep. I had trouble connecting the cases wires to the motherboard, that may be the problem but I need help on how to connect it. Motherboard is ASROCK P4VM900.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Solved: Built my first computer, but it doesnt boot up

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I just built a new computer and upon turning it on i got this message," reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in sleected boot device and press a key". I have checked the BIOS if the CD Rom and Hard Drive are in the right priority and detected. I also changed the configurations around and still have the same problem. Could anyone help me?

A:Solved: Custom Built Computer Error

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My motherboard is a Gigabyte Gigabyte Black Edition LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboards GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK
I have an Intel Core i5 4690K LGA 1150 Processor
I have a Corsair CS550M Power Supply
I have a Corsair Carbide Series Black 500R Mid Tower Computer Case (CC-9011012-WW)

Everything is connected correctly as far as I can see. Is there someone who can tell me what I may have done wrong that is stopping the computer from booting up?

A:Solved: Newly built computer will not turn on

Did you mount the motherboard in the case using the standoffs?

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So I absolutely made sure all cables were plugged in. This is my first build but I went threw the manual. Maybe I missed something idk. My concern was the case power cable to the motherboard. In the manual the connectors are all different and its confusing. Does anyone know what could be wrong?

Using an m5a99x evo motherboard.
700w powersupply
Radeon 6850
Phenom ii 3.2 ghz
2 8gb sticks
2 LED fans
2 normal case fans

A:Solved: Built computer won't start up ( no power )

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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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My computer is acting very strange. recently It has refused to boot from a 'cold' boot (where its been off for a few hours before trying to be started) without considerable fiddling. Also, its not just one reason (ostensibly), I have been told that XP's kernel is missing, it has stopped at the blinking cursor, right after POST (before my raid card's bios utility), not even given video output, and stopped at the black screen right before the XP logo shows up. I recently moved my computer into my new case (antec 900, got it for 50$ from newegg on black friday), but that was not when the problems started, they started a while after that. After the computer boots up its fine, no crashes/freezes/instability and it can run as long as I want it too. And Im not sure if this is important, but the LCD poster on the back of my motherboard is messed up (parts of it aren't working; i can still read it but its messed up), i just noticed it when all this stuff started, so it might be related.

I'm sorry if this is the wrong place, but Im really not sure what could be causing this. I think it might be the psu, but then why would my system work fine the rest of the time? very confused D:

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So I have installed windows 10 on my computer. It has been working ok for awhile now but just recently I have been getting errors like bad_pool_header and 1ql_not_equal. I try rebooting but an error always stops my computer from running more than 5 min. Any ideas?

A:Computer booting problems.

IRQ_NOT_EQUAL is almost always due to a bad driver or failing hardware. What is the make and model number?

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My girlfriend's computer won't boot up properly at all.

She was just playing The Sims 2 when her computer just abruptly shut down. She was puzzled, tried rebooting it and nothing would load up. I had to swap the monitor from the video card to the integrated to be able to view anything on the monitor.

Basically, whenever I try to start Windows (either in last config, safe mode, or normal) they all end up the same, locking up or freezing. If I leave the computer alone, it will boot up and when it finishes loading (the win xp bar line thing moves left to right) it will just reboot.

I tested to see if the computer could read boot a win xp cd and it did. I tried doing repair from the CD but I got a blue screen proclaiming an error about possible new hardware/software.

A friend suggested the hard drive might be dead? I havn't gotten a chance to look at it yet but I was wondering if there are any suggestions or ideas that I might be willing to try? I'm going to attempt to unhook her HD and place it into my comp to test and find out if the HD is truly dead, but if it isn't then I'm not quite sure what to do.

Any help is appreciated!

A:Problems booting up computer

If the PC has a floppy drive you could try a Windows 98 SE boot diskette to find out if the PC is working at all. You can download Windows 98 SE boot diskette from: www.bootdisk.com

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Hi there,

My HP computer with Windows 7 is having a hard time booting up lately. I have done the system restore several times and can then finally login to the computer but once I turn it off the process repeats over and over again. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Computer Booting Problems

May you please provide us some more details ?
Have you got any error message? if so, what message ?
Can you see the Windows Start-up Screen ?
Would your system stop working with a black screen or not ?
When exactly this problem occurred ? I mean in which Level/State? Before Windows Starts-Up/After that and before Windows-Login Screen ? Or...
Please describe your problem .

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