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Solved: New Custom-Built PC. Boots, No Display or POST Beeps

Q: Solved: New Custom-Built PC. Boots, No Display or POST Beeps

I just built my dad a new computer and I'm having trouble getting it to work.

AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1GHz CPU
AsRock M3A770DE Motherboard
G.Skill 4GB (2x2gb) Dual Channel DDR 1333 RAM
Seagate 1TB Sata Hard Drive
Lite-On 24x Sata Dvd-Burner

And I'm currently using my Powercolor 1gb PCI-E 2.0 Radeon 4850 video card since the one we ordered didn't arrive yet.

After assembling the computer, I tried turning the computer on but nothing appeared on the display and there was no post beep. I could hear the hard drive and dvd drives spinning, so they appear to be working. The case fan and motherboard fans came on, so the motherboard seems to be powered and the power supply must work.

Afterwards I disconnected both the hard drive and dvd drive and turned the computer back on but it still didn't work. Then I tried removing both ram cards and after I turned the computer on, I heard 3 beeps. beep-beep-beep-pause and this repeated. I then tried each ram card individually and in different slots. But this got me back to where I was having no post beeps.

I put my video card back into my computer to make sure that it was still functioning and that I didn't shock it or anything, and it worked. I put it back into my dad's computer and then took turns trying the dvi and vga ports (both my video card and my monitor have both) but this didn't work either (and no the motherboard doesn't have integrated video so I can't try that).

I have also triple-checked all connections to make sure that everything is connected, all power cables are properly connected and that the ram is properly seated. Everything seems to be assembled properly.

A little more info:
- Both the motherboard 24pin power connector and the 8 pin cpu power connector are, well, connected.
- I made sure that the video card was connected to the power supply
- I wore an anti-static wrist strap to avoid shocking any of the components.
- The power supply does not have a 115/230V switch (it switches automatically) so it is not switched to the wrong voltage.

Any ideas as to what this could be?

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A: Solved: New Custom-Built PC. Boots, No Display or POST Beeps

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ok so I put in a new p5k-c mobo, a used (tested) e6300 intel with a thermaltake max orb heatsink and fan, ati 2600 pro new, 160gb seagate hd new and 2 gb dual channel pc5400 ddr2 new. I hooked that all up and turn the power on the psu. i get a green light on my motherboard.i turn the computer on success everything powered on then it seemed like it restarted and booted again but the monitor did not turn on at all. any solutions for me ?

all my connections are set right for sure!

A:Custom built pc, boots fine, but no display picture

Cold boot to SAFE MODE to see if you get a low resolution on the screen. If so, you probably have a defective video graphics drivers.
Otherwise, you either have the wrong video graphics unit for that motherboard,,, or a defective one... I suspect your used one is used up.

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First off let me say Hi, and let it be known that I've searched the web far and wide for answers to my problem, but to no avail.

About two weeks ago my fiancť ordered some computer parts in attempt to construct a new PC to replace my piece of rubbish that was hanging on to its life by a piece of tape. Literally...

He's put computers together for a living before, and he's a game developer graduate with a love for computers, so he knows what he's doing, but I don't. He did everything, I touched nothing but watched.

Here are the parts, which arrived last Monday and Tuesday, respectively:

XCLIO A380BK Black Case
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ \2.6GHz AM2 Processor
Sunbeam PSU-HUSH680-US-BL 680W Power Supply
ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Rosewill RCX-Z1 CPU Cooler
Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound

I used my same ol' 250Gb harddrive, which worked fine just days before I received the parts, so I know that works perfectly well.

Everything was smoothly put together and powered up like clockwork. Eager to get started installing Windows XP, we hooked it up to my monitor. Powered up and everything seemed good to go... fans worked, mobo light worked...dvd drive worked....led lights came on....harddrive spun up.... but absolutely no display hit that monitor, nor did we hear any beeps.

To diagnose, we tried the following:

- With and withou... Read more

A:Custom-built PC gets power but no POST/display/etc.

Did we either wipe the HDD, or try booting without it?

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Hi guys,

Desperately looking for some help.

Here's my situation...

I installed Windows 7 on my computer and rebooted one day and the screen never came back. However, I really think this has nothing to do with that - it is just a coincidence.

I hear no beeps , but that is normal for me because I don't have a computer speaker connected (so I normally don't even get the 1 beep on post).

Ok so at this point, I suspect the power supply. I take the pc to my local repair shop b/c I didn't have any other power supplies to test it on.

They test it and get it to boot fine with a different power supply.

So... seems clear that's its power supply... right?
So today I buy a power supply at best buy. I made sure it had enough watts and amperage on the 12v rail to handle my video card.

I hook everything up and get the exact same issue!!!

Fans turn on... no display. No usb power it seems either, because my USB mouse/keyboard receiver doesn't blink any lights like it normally should.
Only thing I can think of is my wall outlet is doing something weird. I tested the voltage of the outlet with a multimeter and its reading 124 volts... above the 120volt that it should be.
Is this difference enough to do damage to a power supply?

Unless the repair shop did something else besides just switching the power supply, this is the only thing I can think of that may be a problem.

To make things even more odd, the power supply that they said was bad (at the repai... Read more

A:Solved: PC won't post - no display on monitor, no beeps, can't figure it out!

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Hey everyone,
This is my first post on the forums, so I don't know if this is a bad question or not. I have a custom built computer that has never worked. When I first got it it would never POST or boot at all. It sounds like it is working, but nothing comes up on the screen. I have tried almost everything. I returned the motherboard three times and it tested OK everytime. I also replaced the power supply with a 650 watt Ultra Power Supply. Still nothing. Here are the specs:

AMD 3000+ Dual Core CPU

Asus A8N-SLI Motherboard

1 GB Corsair RAM

EVGA 7300 Video Card

SeaGate 120 GB SATA HDD

If you need anymore specifics, let me know. I will be glad to look them up again. I have booted it up a few times by luck, but it managed to lock up within 10 minutes of it turning on. I can also boot it up when I reset the CMOS. Then it will boot up. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Custom Built Computer Will Not POST

Load it with Fail-safe opinion.

You should set your A8N-SLI PCI - X small card (dual mode change to single mode)

I dont know about your ram... I think A8N-SLI only support DDR2.

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I recently finished building my PC and cannot figure out why it will not POST. When I turn on the computer, every single fan and LED turns on, there are no beeps, and the computer does not connect to the monitor. I replaced the PSU, CPU, and motherboard, and get the same results, so those can't be the problem. I tried taking the video card out and plugging the HDMI cable into the motherboard, but same result. The only faulty hardware I can think of that might be causing this problem is the RAM. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
Intel core i5-4690k
Asus H97M-E Micro ATX motherboard
Fractal Design define r5
Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 1x8gb
Gigabyte gtx 960
WD blue 1tb
crucial bx100 ssd 120gb
EVGA supernova 650w psu

A:Custom PC Turns On With No Display/BIOS/Beeps

pull everything apart, leaving cpu motherboard and psu, if there is still no beeps pull out cpu and test again for beeps

If however you do get beeps with cpu, board and psu, add any 1 item, test for beeps, and proceed by adding more components 1 at a time, hard drives should be the last thing to be attached

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After spending hours putting together my new PC ( some new parts, some old parts from my previous computer) I finally get the thing to boot up. THe fans are spinng and the lights go on, but the only thing is theres no display. Ive tried multiple things to get it to work, but still no luck. If anyone has any feedback as to what i should do, it would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the Specs:

ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom 9750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

APEVIA ATX-AS520W-BK 520W ATX Power Supply

POWERCOLOR AX3650 1GBD2 Radeon HD 3650 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16

OCZ Platinum 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

Also keep in mind the MoBo has an onbord video card which I've tried already, by itself and while the graphics card was still attached.

A:No Display on my Custom Built PC

when you disconnect the video card, does the onboard work?

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I came home today to find my computer frozen, dont know why, but i restarted the comp. When i booted it up nothing showed on the screen, it was blank, and there were 2 post beeps. I checked to see if it was the agp slot that was broken by puttin a different card in, but it wasnt, the card worked. So i put my original card back in Geforce 2 MX400 AGP, and it didnt work, i fooled around with it for 30 minutes or so, and nothing seems to be working, did i ruin this card? i sure hope not

A:No Display, 2 post beeps...

you didn't ruin the card.

components die. its happens..... you are lucky it was not your CPU or mobo....

I am actually happy for you it was not your mobo.....

remove it like a cancerous cell and replace it!

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I just built a new PC. When I tried to boot it for the first time, it powers on, the fans work, the led lights work, but nothing displays on my monitor and there are no beeps at all. The monitor does work and the mobo speaker is installed.

I have tried to boot it after removing the GPU and RAM, and I tried with different combinations of those components (w/o GPU, w/o RAM, w/ 1 RAM stick, etc.). No beeps or POST still. I have also tried to reset the CMOS and remove the battery for a period of time. Still nothing.

CPU: Intel G4560
Motherboard: ASRock B250M-HDV
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series (2x4gb) DDR4 2800
GPU: MSi GTX 1050 ti 4gb

I discovered recently that there may be a incompatibility issue here, but I don't think it's causing my problem. The mobo supports up to 2400 RAM. If the RAM is NOT compatible, wouldn't I still get an error beep when booting WITHOUT the RAM?

Can anyone help me locate the source of this problem? Thanks!

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Hey so I fisnish building my computer today and well it doesn't work, I try to turn it on and the fans run but no POST or beeps or anything. I think it might be the RAM that is casue this problem. I tried reseating everything but it didn't help.

here is by build:
Mobo: Asus M4A87TD EVO
CPU: AMD six-core 1055T
GPU: ATI Radeon 5830
PSU: 700 watts
RAM: 8Gb of PQI (4 x 2 )

If any of you have any help it would be most apprecated!! =]

A:No POST, No display, No beeps...

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Oh, my... Did I finally get burned with my latest E-bay item? Got a "slightly" used MSI board (850 Pro5) with a P4 but when I power it up I hear four second long continuous beeps with no display. This happens with or without any memory. Have I gotten some bad parts or is there something else I might be doing wrong? Not a clue.

A:four second beeps / no POST / no display

Video or system timer

Take out all peripherals and only leave in the video, memory and CPU

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Hey all,

Just this second finished building my new build to replace my old one. I turned it on to hear the dreadful fast continuous beeps. I referred to the manual of my MB which stated that continuos beeps relate to a power issue. I messed around a little reseating the ATX power block (with the extra 4 pin block) and the small 4 pin CPU ones (my PSU has 2 of them so I inserted both). After this reproduced the same result I tried my old PSU and got the same problem (though this is a value brand 550W). Since this failed, although my MB manual said a power issue, I started to troubleshoot other components. I tried reseating the RAM sticks one at a time with no results, tried reseating the GPU with no results either. The GPU is from my old system which I tested just now and it still works. I honestly can't think of anything else to try so hopefully you guys can help. I get no display, just a pause and then suddenly continuos fast beeps. Please find my specs below:

CPU - Intel i5 760 2.8GHz Quad Core
MB - Gigabyte P55A-UD4
GPU - XFX ATi 5670 HD
RAM - OCZ 2x2GB DDR3 1600Mhz Obsidian
PSU - OCZ 850W GameXStream
CASE - Antec 900 Gaming Case

Hopefully someone can help so I can get off my bed and get my build up and running

Thanks in advance

Edit - Tested PSU in other system and it worked fine so it can't be that? With no RAM I get the continuos fast beeps but this time they start instantly. Whereas with one stick in slot one there is a soundless pause before the beepin... Read more

A:No Post,no display and fast beeps

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Hi all.... another perplexing problem..
PC is just over a year old: elite k7vmm mobo, Athlon 1900xp, 256 ddr333, 40gb maxtor, cd-rom, floppy.
It's not exactly overused or abused but the other day it would not 'turn on'..
It POST's no problem but won't display anything to do with windows (xp)..just sits at a blank screen.
So far I have tried:

safe mode
last known good
vga mode
different psu
reset cmos
run memtest
run powermax
different monitor
different video card (mobo has onboard - tried agp, ati rage pro)

All thats left is to run around screaming and drooling unless you can help..

I have noticed the cpu seems to run very hot and fluctuates.. between 55 and 65. I know thats fairly safe but it still seems very hot and unstable. Heatsink doesnt seem clogged and bios reports fan running at over 4000 revs..

So.. any ideas oh great ones?


A:What could this be.. boots, post but no display

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My computer died on me about a month ago. The screen suddenly froze one day while idling, I tried to restart and I got no post, no display, no beep code, only the fans spin and power button light goes on.

It's an old used gaming rig, I did not build it, I got it for free 6 years ago (ancient!!) from a tech guy I used to know. I've had problems with it before and had to replace a few parts over the years, the most recent being a new Power Supply from newegg.

Anyways, I guess it's finally time for an upgrade. Money is tight for me right now and I gather it's more cost efficient to just build a new system from current low-end parts rather than buying old parts for an old system. So I plan to buy new MoBo/CPU/RAM and recycle as much as I can from the old computer (Case/Power Supply/Video Card/HDD etc). Which is why I want to know what could have caused this kind of failure in case it's one of the parts I plan on recycling. I suspect it's the CPU that died but I'm a bit of noob when it comes to hardware and I'm not 100% sure. Could it be the Video Card or Power supply that caused this?

A:no post, no beeps, no display, only fans spin

CPUs are actually pretty hard to hurt unless you overclock/overvolt them or physically damage them while installing.

First of all, post ALL of your parts; no one knows what you are working on except you. In addition, post the exact pw supply you installed. Just because it is new does not mean it is working or that it is a quality unit. Newegg sells high end pw supplies and they also sell junk pw supplies.

If you are intending to replace the mb, cpu, and ram, I would also add a new case and hard drive. Both cases and hard drives have come a LONG way in the last 6yrs.

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well im new here and in a bit of a jam, just built my first pc and already having problems with it. any help would be great

ASUS M4A78-E 790Gx
AMD Athlon x2 64 Dual Core processor
Rosewill 650W PSU
G.Skill DDR2 1066 4Gb ram (2 sticks)

and the older items are my harddrive and cd/dvd drive

ok i just spent the past 7 hours trying to figure out whats going on. i put everything in my case, started it up for the first time and everything worked fine, 1 beep bios came up so i followed the manual and went into BIOS setup. worked untill about 25-30 secs later my monitor showed no signal. so i rebooted and everything worked fine but this time after 10 secs it popped up with no display again.

now im not getting any POST or display, just fans and the green LED on the mobo

im going to do the ram swap 2morrow, aswell as testing out a different PSU but before then i'd like to know what else could be wrong with it. any suggestions would help alot.

on a side note- could it be a grounding issue? the mobo making contact with the case?

EDIT-also i have checked, rechecked and re-rechecked all the connectors

A:No display/post on custom pc

Welcome to TS; sorry to hear you are facing problems...

First off, make sure everything is assembled and connected correctly (power dongles, case buttons etc.) Second, which video card are you using in this system? I noticed you did not list one. You can try one stick of RAM at a time to eliminate the possibility of faulty modules. You might want to try a CMOS reset by removing the battery for ~20-30 secs so the BIOS settings are set to default. Good luck and post up your progress or additional queries so we can help you further.

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I'd appreciate some help on this one. I'm a bit stumped as to where to go from here.
I've had my PC for a year. It wouldn't wake up from sleep the other day - just a black screen. So I tried holding the power button. It wouldn't shut off. I had to use the power button on the back of the PSU. Now when I turn on the PC, I get no display, and no POST beeps (made sure the internal speaker was plugged in), but all of the fans work. The drives are spinning up just fine too. I still can't shut it off with the case button no matter how long I hold it in...which seems a little strange.
Tried:Switched the monitor cable from PCIe video card to integrated card. No change.
Tested monitor on laptop using the same cable. Checks out.
Tested the PSU with a DMM. Checks out.
Tested the PSU with a DMM while plugged into MB. Checks out.
*I realize this could still be bad
Breadboarding. No change.
Re-seated the ram. No change.
Removed the only stick of ram I have. No change.
Swapped RAM with the other DIMM slot. No change.
Removed the HDD, DVD, audio, and KB & mouse. No change.
Inspected the motherboard for blown caps. Appears OK.
Removed the battery for ten minutes with the psu unplugged. No change.
Cleared the CMOS with a jumper pins for 10+ seconds...twice. No change.
Examined the heat sink compound and CPU pins. Checks out.

Throughout all of this I never got any beeps or display.

Haven't tried:Using a different ram stick - don't have an extra.
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A:No display when PC turns on. No POST beeps but all fans and drives run

TT mate have you tried a memtest a you only have one stick?? might be as simple as that mate as you seem to have covered most other stuff RAM - Test with Memtest86+

You need to run it for at least 8 passes unless errors start straight away. Try the stick in different slots too- the testing is going to take you a long time unless like I said the errors start to come up fairly quickly.

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I recently invested in an Asus A7N8X-E MoBo, when it came I already had a AMD Athlon 3200+ 64 Proc, 512MB DDR 400 Kingston RAM, PNY Nvidia GeForce Ti 4200 GFX Card, Modded Case and a Q-Tec 450W Gold Fan PSU, when I put the system together I pressed the on button and all the fans went and also the green power light on the MoBo itself.

But the problem is after waiting and waiting there was no display, no bios beeps, and no POST???

Can any body relate and give me a helping hand please.

A:Help! Asus A7N8X-E, When Connected No Display, No POST, No Beeps

64 bit cpu? on that board?

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I recently rebuilt a system for a friend of mine using replacement components - a long story involving a lot of parts suddenly failing just within warranty. The important components are:

Mainboard: MSI K9N NEO-F V2 (socket AM2, nForce 520 board)
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
GPU: EVGA GeForce 8500GT 256MB DDR2
RAM: Corsair 2GB XMS2 DDR2 Twin2X PC6400

I cannot get any display output or a POST beep from the system in ANY configuration (see below). I realise the PSU is less than stellar and have had a 450W Antec unit at hand to try out as well. The configurations I’ve tried are (not in any order and these were tried at least twice, once before I sent them away and once after):

Mainboard (connected to power switch and internal speaker for this and all following permutations) + PSU - The PSU fan spins up, no beeps from speaker.

Mainboard, CPU + PSU - CPU fan spins up, as well as PSU, no POST beep(s).

Mainboard, CPU, GPU + PSU - All three fans spin up, no post beep(s).

And so on... Including RAM in and out and clearing the CMOS.

I e-mailed the company that I got these off weeks ago (komplett.ie) about this problem and they took back the mainboard and GPU, reported they worked (had a test docket in there with some info on a three hour test that they passed under windows XP) and sent them back.

The next obvious component is the CPU but I can’t understand the lack of a POST error. If anybody has any suggestions b... Read more

A:No display/POST from newly built system

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Hi, I have been getting seemingly random crashes on a computer I built. I have run memtest, prime, and seatools and hardware seems okay. Hopefully I can get some help with these BSODs. Thanks

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7 professional
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Clean install using upgrade disc iso
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? bought it through microsoft student discount program.
? Age of system (hardware) (~3 months)
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? (3 months also. never reinstalled)
? CPU i7 930 D0
? Video Card hd radeon 4500
? MotherBoard gigabyte x58 ud3r (latest bios)
? Power Supply - brand & wattage OCZ 550W

here's the complete system specs:
i7 930 cpu
gigabyte x58 ud3r (latest bios)
6 gb corsair ram 1600mhz (running at 1333 w/ 1.5v)
1tb samsung spinpoint hd
hd radeon 4550 gpu
ocz 550w psu

A:[SOLVED] BSOD Custom Built PC

Hi -

23 BSODs since 31 October 2010

18 of the 23 occurred during the last 9 days.

All bugchecks are memory related -
0x1a = memory management error
0x50 = invalid memory referenced
0x19 (0x3,,,) = pool list is corrupted

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

ntfs.sys mentioned in BSODs = NTFS file system = HDD

Run HDD diags - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Keep in mind that memory could be physical RAM or virtual (page file - HDD); also problem may be unknown hardware failure affecting RAMs ability to properly hold kernel code.

Windbg Logs
--> http://sysnative.com/BSOD_2010/jcgri..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://sysnative.com/BSOD_2010/jcgri...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .





Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Tue Dec 14 17:34:48.160 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:09:49.174
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+6368 )
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
Bugcheck code 0000001A
Arguments 00000000`00000031 fffffa80`05816810 fffff880`07eb4000 fffff8a0`0d4e446e
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Mon Dec 13 17:34:32.030 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:05:48.934
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I just built a custom built computer for my office; however I am having some problems.

The main issue that I am trying to resolve is the computer keeps crashing. This happen randomly. The process of the crash is this: first it will freeze while displaying yellow lines in parts of the screen the lines are very faint, and then sometimes it will display a blue screen but very quickly to were I can't read or get a print screen. I have ran test with random 3rd party software on the RAM everything check out okay, I also ran check disk everything came out okay. I am clueless of what other troubleshooting to do to this machine.

It runs Win7 HOME, Motherboard: ASUS P8P 67LE REV3.0 New P67 B3Revision, CHipset IntelP67 express chipset. CPU: Core i3 processor. Graphic card: Geforce 210 1024mb DDR3, RAM: two chips of 4GB forgot the speed. Harddrive is 1TB bought from Comp USA in plastic casing.

Any help will be great! Thank you


First disable automatic restart so that it'll display the BSOD and memory/kernel dump screen. If you need assistance in doing this, do say. Also check to ensure that the system is configured to create minidumps incase of system failures. look in this directory %SystemRoot%\Minidump for the minidumps. Upload the most recent dumpfile.

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I just upgraded my computer with a Chaintech VNF4/Ultra mobo, Athlon 64 3000+ cpu, PC3200 512MB RAM, and GeForce 6600 256MB 16x PCI express video card and it produces a long beep.....long beep....and keeps this sequence up for as long as the computer is on. So I took out the video card and left the memory in and vice versa and still got the same beep, I mean I even took out video card and memory at the same time and the same result. I'm starting to think PSU. I only hooked up the PSU to the HDD and mobo to see if that would help if the system wasn't getting enough juice, but no. Could it be I need a better PSU, I mean I have a 420watt with a 24 pin adaptor attached to the 20pin cable. My mobo manufacturer strongly recommends 12V ATX2.0 compliant PSU's which I obviously don't have, but would that really be the prob? Please help!

A:Solved: POST beeps

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I have 4 sticks of ram that was given to me out of a working machine. Each stick is a 4GB stick for a total of 16GB ram.

This is the RAM in question: http://www.amazon.com/M393T5160QZA-CE6Q0-Samsung-667mhz-Pc2-5300-240pins/dp/B00DUG6PRI

Things to note that I have tried:

I have reset the CMOS battery multiple times, letting it sit for 30 seconds and even holding the power button for discharging.
I have tried using only a single stick at a time to check if anything boots on their own.
I have attempted to re-use my old RAM and the computer boots up fine with the old ones.
I have triple-checked to make sure the ram was seated correctly.
I have attempted to increase the Voltage in the bios, but to no avail and am unsure I am doing it correctly. It is currently set to AUTO with the minimum voltage being 1.8 and the maximum being slightly over 3. I can increase voltage in increments of 0.2.
I have attempted to update my BIOS to the most recent manufacturer's version

No matter what I have tried so far, I still get the fans turning on in the computer, but no beeps, no POST, no video of any kind. Just silence and blank screens until I put my old RAM back in.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 19080 MB;
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A:Solved: New RAM - No Beeps, No Post, No Nothing

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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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Hi I have been getting random bsods on a computer i built. it is running windows 7 pro 64 bit. any help would be appreciated thanks. EDIT**** I just looked at the log and it says i have 4gb of ram? or am i reading it wrong. I have run memtest, prime, and seatools and hardware has checked out okay. on computer ->properties it says i have 6gb of ram installed. just something to note. i will run memtest again overnight just in case it missed something the first time.

here's the whocrashed report:
System Information (local)
computer name: DANIEL-PC
windows version: Windows 7 , 6.1, build: 7600
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz Intel586, level: 6
8 logical processors, active mask: 255
RAM: 4294967295 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1994854400
Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
On Tue 12/14/2010 10:34:48 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\121410-20170-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x70740)
Bugcheck code: 0x1A (0x31, 0xFFFFFA8005816810, 0xFFFFF88007EB4000, 0xFFFFF8A00D4E446E)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoftģ Windowsģ Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This indicates that a severe memory management error occurred.
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A little history about this computer first:

The most recent problem it had was it was blue screening. I found that one slot of ram on the motherboard, whenever occupied by ram and a memtest is done, always shows errors. Moving the ram to the other slot eliminated the errors, no matter which stick of ram it was so I left one stick in there and it was working fine.

Now, the computer turns on (power light shows) and I hear slight activity but not as loud as normal.

1. Tested power supply with a multimeter, all the motherboard connectors checked out to their voltages. Some of the 12v connectors showed something like 11.8 or 11.9 but I think that should still be ok as I've seen it with other working supplies.
2. I took out all the ram, disconnected the power, held the power button, plugged it back in, and it turns on but no post, no screen, no BEEPS (does that mean CPU or mobo?)
3. I tested the monitor and it works fine elsewhere.

Any ideas? As this point I'd say it is between Mobo and CPU. Since the ram slot has had bad history, I'm guessing the mobo but I guess it could still be the CPU. Anyway to tell for sure without putting the cpu in another mobo?

A:Solved: No POST, no SCREEN, no BEEPS

I'm going to share a precious experience with you guys about this problem, and I've run into a similar problem at least once or twice before in my computer career.

I bought another motherboard AND CPU.

Took the NEW motherboard and paired it with OLD cpu (no memory modules just to see if I'd get beeps or it'd come on) - Nothing.

Took NEW cpu and paired with OLD motherboard with no memroy - Nothing.

I also Tried memory in one of the configurations above but can't remember which.

I took NEW motherboard and NEW Cpu and still NOTHING. By the way, In between I also tried a BRAND NEW power supply and still nothing.

I unplugged the power supply, put a memory stick in the slot closest to CPU, it turned on. This is with NEW CPU and NEW motherboard. I put the other Memory module in and it still turned on.

Not sure exactly why I didn't get a beep or picture without the memory modules in the new configuration and I'm still a little confused at to what happened but to tired to go back to the old motherboard and see if I can get it to start up again X_X

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I have a computer that I built a few years back and recently its performance has been absolutely terrible and borderline unusable. I have a fresh install of Windows 7 (32-bit) and I have included a full .txt file giving all the details of my hardware. I run the "gadget" that shows you your CPU and RAM usage and it seems like the processor is always working its butt off, even if the computer is doing nothing other than bringing up the right-click menu on the desktop. I am wondering which parts could possibly be causing this utterly horrific performance or if possibly it is just wear and tear over the years that have caused my hardware to function poorly. I recently upgraded my video card and RAM, but it made little to no difference. I primarily use the computer for gaming, but even browsing the internet or watching a low definition youtube video is very choppy and virtually unwatchable. Thank you in advance for your input!

A:Solved: Custom Self-Built Computer - Poor Performance

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So I was fortunate enough to come into a custom built PC that was originally set to be a server (and thus has two 500GB HDD set up with RAID). I want to reconfigure all of this (and wipe everything) so that I can have a kick butt PC to work/play on. My question is how do I go about changing it from the RAID set up that it is currently in to a setup where I just have a C drive of 500GB and a D drive of 500 GB. I have a Windows 7 Pro disk but no drivers disks for the components. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Solved: Help Adjusting Custom Built Server to Regular PC

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Have a packard bell desktop pc about 3 years old with decent spec (1GB RAM, 160GB HD, DVD RW, decent graphics card, Windows xp pro) but electric got turned off suddenly a few days ago and when the power came back on the pc would not boot up - no power in the unit at all. Bought a new PSU and fitted it as per the old one and got power again but no POST beep - just the fan going like crazy and a message on the monitor "For advanced windows troubleshooting press F8" . When i press F8 i get the boot up order selection choices but selecting the hard drive does not resolve the issue.

I have read on here about possibly putting a new CMOS battery in but would welcome any suggestions. I did think about booting up from CDROM and reinstalling windows if it will allow this but don't really want to lose the info on the hard disk.

A:Solved: No POST beeps but prompt for F8 message!

i would see if you can boot off a CD
there may be a problem with the motherboard
if you have a floppy drive on PC - then you could download a bootdisc of the web onto floppy and boot the floppy
otherwise just boot upp a bootable CD

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I decided to use the money I got from selling some of my old textbooks to put together an inexpensive gaming computer. I'd consider myself a total neophyte at PC building, as this is my first build. So forgive me if I use some incorrect terminology or if I'm missing something really simple. All the parts were bought brand new from Amazon. Important Parts list:

Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor G860 3.0 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623G860
BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US)
Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz PC3-10666 240-pin DDR3 Memory Kit
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card (100315L)

I haven't hooked up the hard drive yet, nor used the case for anything other than the power button, so they should be inconsequential. Before mounting anything in the case, I tried a minimal build sitting on the motherboard box, which I had seen recommended in several different places. I seated the CPU and the stock fan, and the video card and my 1 stick of RAM and hooked everything up to the power supply, connected it to my TV and attempted to power it on. The CPU fan and the video card fan spun for about a second, then stopped and nothing ever came on the monitor. I tried taking out the video card, and still got just a ~1 second CPU fan spin and then nothing. I tried re-seating the CPU, but got the same result. I tried moving the RAM stick to the other slot, and got the same r... Read more

A:Solved: New PC build, no POST, no beeps, nothing on the monitor

My initial thought would be possibly a dead power supply. If you are getting nothing with a minimal build the the likely culprits are PSU or motherboard in my opinion.

There is a guide to problem builds here, if you run through that in its entirety that should point you at the culprit. But I would certanily consider an RMA on the motherboard and/or PSU at least.

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I got a new motherboard, a Gigabyte MA790GP-UDH4, and I think it might be DOA. My computer won't boot at all, and won't give me any POST beeps. Are the beeps automatically enabled, thus pointing to probably a dead mobo? Or do I need to do something to activate them first, thus increasing the possibilities of what's gone wrong?

Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Do POST beeps require activation?

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Hey guys,

I was fiddling around with OC my RAM, and I increased the voltage to about 1.5V (I read somewhere that up to 1.7V is safe). I restarted my computer, and nothing would post. No beeps or anything.

So, I reset my RAM and started up the computer. I get three long beeps. Now, I know that that is a RAM issue. So, my question is not about the RAM.

I did the CMOS reset (hard reset with the jumpers and removing the battery for 5 minutes), and that didn't solve anything.

Am I to assume that the RAM is fried? Is hearing the Post beeping a good thing knowing that my BIOS or motherboard isn't messed up? If I put a new DDR3 RAM in the slot, will the computer try to push in 1.5V and fry my new RAM or will it reset the voltage back to a safe level?

I just want to make sure if I replace my RAM that the OC won't stick and fry the new one. Don't want to waste more money.

My computer:

Motherboard: MSI 970A - G46
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws 16GB (8GB x 2) @ 1666 Mhz
CPU: AMD FX-8120 OC @ 3.6Ghz (my CPU was stable and working fine with the OC)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
PSU: Corsair 750W
HDD: Too old to remember what the brand is. It's 6 years old.

A:Solved: BIOS Post 3 Long Beeps

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hi, a user brought in her older custom-built pc & asked me to reinstall her OS is it was full of viruses, etc. She did not have her installation cd, and no product key or COA sticker either (perhaps the XP Home OEM thatís on there now was an upgrade of an earlier version - I think could have been built before COA stickers were required on side of box). But, in system properties I did find an OEM product key, it is 20 digits long.
So I began to reinstall XP Home OEM with one of my cdís and when it got to the screen where it wanted the product key, it wanted a 25 digit product key. At this point I donít know what to do.
The shop where the customer had the pc build is out of business and they did not give her any of the cdís that came with her custom-built pc. What to do?

More thinking on the subject, I am wondering why there was no sticker on the case. Possibly the shop that built it was not above-board. That being the possible scenario, I am thinking about interrupting the setup process, fdisking, and installing a retail xp version. I would attempt to do this by removing the hard drive and hooking it up to my other pc through an adapter cable, then deleting the os off it. Donít know if this will work or not. Basically Iím stuck and need some ideas on how to move forward. Thanks very much for your time!
Product key provided in system properties syntax is as follows:

(5 #ís Ė OEM- 7 #ís Ė 5 #ís) total 20 digits
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A:Solved: OEM Reinstall: no original disk or product key (custom built pc)

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alright guys
installed an NIC card into my system earlier tonight as i want to be connected via ethernet, so put the card in the pci slot, booted up the pc.
beeps once

no display what so ever and system hangs. tried another monitor, same problem.

cleaned some dust from my motherboard and ram while putting the card in.

have i messed up the RAM or mainboard in the process??

wish i didnt touch the thing now

cheers bob
Edited by AcaCandy

A:Solved: pc boots to no display??? help please

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My power supply blew up a few weeks ago, finally got round to ordering a new PSU, it worked briefly but couldn't power my CPU fan enough so PC kept cutting off. So I returned that and got my new PSU today.

Plugged it all in and everything lights up in the right places and appears to kick in but I get no display, no beeps, no bios.

I took the hard drive out and put it into a caddy and works fine, can browse the operating system files okay. Not sure what else to try and test, don't have spare motherboard/graphics card/CPU to try them.

Graphics card fan is powered up and spinning away fine.

Am getting absolutely no beeps whatsoever when the pc is turned on.

Any suggestions would be great, am losing the will to live with it now...

A:Solved: PC Won't Boot Up. No Beeps No Display No Bios

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Hi. Didn't find any similar problems on this forum.

About 3 hours ago I left my computer on and went to dinner. When i came back 1 hour later it was in standby-mode - which is normal for my pc. I hit a key and the pc asked for password to unlock the screen. Normal so far. Almost, at least. Even at the screenlock the computer was really slow, it took time before my typing showed at the screen, which isn't normal for my pc. It took about 30 sec from loging in to the screen showed all the things it did before dinner. But still it was really slow - so i turned the pc off, waited 20 mins, turned it on. Everything seemed normal, the Dell-loading screen showed and the loading-bar seemed to having progress. Then the pc shut down the screen (VGA), the mouse and the keyboard(both usb), but it still ran. I turned it off, and on again. But when i started it, neither screen, mouse nor keyboard were functional. And the pc made alot of fast paced beeping sounds, which came from the computer (as opposed to the speakers). I tried rebooting 4-5 times, but no progress. I let the pc run for a bit, and the beeping sounds went away after ca. 10-15 secs, but screen, mouse and keyboard were still offline. The beeping is still there when i boot, but it always goes away after 10-15 secs. Even though the usb-devices mouse and keyboard shut down, it seems like my external harddrive turns on when i boot (also USB, and also powered through USB).

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A:[SOLVED] PC beeps, no mouse, keyboard nor display on screen

usual thing to do given the circumstanses you describe is to reseat the ram chips as well as any addin cards. Reseat means remove and put back in again. Might be a good time to get out the canned air and blow out some of the dust bunnies.

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My computer:
XP Pro SP1
512 MB Ram
Asus Mobo P3Vsomethingorother
80 GB Western Digital 40GB Matrox
ATI 8500DV
Pioneer DVDROM

When I boot up the computer gives two high pitched beeps followed by 3 low pitched beeps from the case speaker. i can see that when it starts to boot up, it checks my CDRW drive first, then as its checking the floppy it makes the noise. Meanwhile the CPU processing light is on non-stop, but it goes off after about a minute of leaving it running. The lights on the keyboard and the lights on the monitor never show up. It just gets stuck like that.

Tried putting XP disk in the CDRW drive so it would get it first ...nothing.

Any ideas? I have more than enough power with a relatively new 450W supply.

A:Computer beeps but never boots

Hi There...

Plz Post Ur BIOS Manufacturer's Name
As Different Manufacturers 've Different Code

C Ya
In Hell

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This is a problem that has only just started. I looked up my Bios, and I seem to be running AMIINT 10 Version 1.00.
Anyways, to the actual problem. I left my computer on last night so that I could stay in a game server for a friend/event. I went to bed around 5am, and all was fine. However, just a few hours later, my sister woke me up to say that my computer had begun to beep. Indeed, I heart it - repeated beeps that went on without end. They were two beeps that just repeated over and over again; one being a little higher pitched than the other, but each individual beep being fairly short. I immediately shut off the system, and left it off, assuming maybe that the CPU had just gotten too hot. However, since this was the first time I've ever heard this beeping, I was worried.

Later, I opened up the case. Made sure everything was seated properly, which it seemed to be. The heatsink fan seemed fairly dusty, so I cleaned it a bit. Then I started back up. During start up, the beeping continued, just as it had before. Although abruptly halted as soon as I came to me desktop. Since then, everything seems to be working fine, but I'm still worried; as the beeping seems to be an indication of a serious problem coming my way.

So does anyone have any idea or suggestions about what's wrong? If they can figure out what's wrong?

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Hi all,Right I have PC that boots, then bluescreens... on bootup after it beeps 4-5 times then restarts saying that the it's recovered from an overclock faliure, even though the PC has not been overclocked.The BIOS is set to defaults and yet still fails to boot. Over letting the PC rest for a while it will boot, but will take ages to load and will then fail again.any ideas? I thought maybe it could be an overheating issue?

A:PC Boots and Blue Screen - With Beeps

Sounds like an overheating issue. Is this a new build or have you had this PC for a while? Regardless, I would open up the case next time it boots and see if the fan on the heatsink is spinning. If not, check to see if it somehow got unplugged, otherwise you'll have to buy a new one (they aren't too expensive).

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When I power on the computer I get 3 long beeps then 4 short beeps.  this happens for 5 times then the computer starts.  I have removed everything except the power supply and I have done a restore.Nothing has helped.  What are my next steps.  I purchased this as an open box this week so I can take it back but I would prefer to fix it. Thank you,Hank

A:3 long beeps 4 short, 5 time, then boots

@aumurph? Commentary You may want to take back the computer while you can do so. Open boxes can contain just about anything -- depending on the vendor, the contents may not have had any checks since the box was returned (or opened in the store without having been purchased).  Parts may have been switched out, the computer Operating System may not be "in new" condition, components may be missing or faulty. HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep CodeRead and see Section:Beep and LED code descriptions Sometimes an 'open box' discount can come back and bite you.  (Personal observation.) If the computer is for sale at HP.com, know that HP provides competitive prices, no "open boxes", and guarantees the purchase. When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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My computer does not show any video and it beeps three times in a row upon booting the system. That has never happened before. I read in another forum that the problem is the video card but I'd like some more input before I go and spend money on a video card I might not need.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.


A:3 Beeps When computer boots/No Video output

(Silent)Assasin said:

My computer does not show any video and it beeps three times in a row upon booting the system. That has never happened before. I read in another forum that the problem is the video card but I'd like some more input before I go and spend money on a video card I might not need.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

~(Silent)Click to expand...

What motherboard make and model do you have?

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I've tried to find a solution to this problem online. Just finding references to it has been difficult enough. A particular user review on Amazon sums it up pretty well. Please check it out because he nails it in far fewer words than I do.

The problem is that when using the mic built in to the "Logitech QuickCam For Notebooks," the audio is perpetually perforated with a beeping sound. This does not occur when using the PC's built-in mic, so I know it's not a problem with my system but with the camera unit.

If I'm recording video sometimes I like to have music playing through my laptop speakers. Because the laptop's built-in mic is so close to the speakers, the music can become distorted. Even if played at a low volume, it obscures my voice and compromises the sound quality. However, because the Logitech mic is far enough away from the PC speaker, the music as well as my voice are both clear and discrete (not "discreet," mind you). However, unless I raise the volume on the music loud enough to drown out the beeping, that irritating, distracting sound is noticable as well. There is no beeping sound when I use the PC's mic, and my voice comes through just fine. Unfortunately I can't have music playing through the computer as well because the video winds up with muddy, garbled audio. I'd like to be able to record webcam videos with background music playing through the computer without having to worry about the constant... Read more

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I am a newbie to these sort of forums, but unable to find a solution by browsing I came here.

I'm looking for help with my grandads computer. It is a very old custom build running windows xp. I've opened it up to have a look inside and it seems to have most things onboard such as graphics ect. I haven't been able to get on to the computer long enough to find out all the system specs.

The computer powers up, gives one beep as it usually would, shows the motherboard(?) splashscreen and then starts loading windows xp.

After this point it does one of 3 things:

The screen goes blank with no cursor and remains like that with all the fans ect stil running and lights still on.

The computer starts beeping continuously a bit like a siren and the monitor says 'no signal'.

The computer loads xp (enough for me to do a system restore which didn't help) but after a minute or so the screen goes grey/blue and stripey.

It's such an old computer but I'd love to sort it as my grandad enjoys playing chess on it but probably won't spend money on a new one!

Let me know if you need any more info/ me to do any more tests.


A:PC boots but then either goes blank, beeps or loads Windows and then crashes

Bad memory or power supply...

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I generally know a lot about computers, so my dad is giving me the job of building him a new computer. Here are the components I bought:

- ASUS Ai Life Deluxe motherboard, SATA/lan/audio the whole shabang.

- Maxtor 160 gb hard drive, sata

- Intel CPU (manually installed to motherboard), 3.2E ghz, LGA775

- CDROM, floppy, etc.

- The case came with a 420W power supply, but in the event of a better video card and full connection to the motherboard power, I got an antec 500.
-1 GB DDR2 (two 512's - super talent?) RAM, placed in same color slots. (DIMM 0 is it?)

- ATI (xtasy sub) X850 on Pci Express 16x, 256MB

That's pretty much the necessities of it.

Anyhow, I plug everything in, make all the connections, get everything situated and start it up.

We put in the Windows XP disc with service pack 1 already on it. It says "press any key to boot from CD", and I do that.

The blue setup low-res setup screen comes up, and it asks to format. I format using NTFS (Quick), and then it begins to copy files. At a certain percentage, the yellow bar freezes and then it says "can't copy the file). I clean the CD, place it back in, and the CDROM doesn't even bother to read it, even when I press retry. When I choose to skip the file, it says it can't read the next one and the next one and so on. If I keep skipping, it comes up with a stop error blue screen, saying there is a problem with either the memory's "caching or shadowing... Read more

A:Custom-built PC on Win XP SP1

you have a bad cd.

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hi everyone,i,hope you can help me with my problem,i have installed a new motherboard(asus h97 pro gamer) a new I3 cpu and a new psu (cooler master g500) and i get no post and no display also no beeping in regard to memory.i hope someone help me ,thank you,steve

A:Solved: no post/no display

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I'm looking for a bit of advice please:

Never had a problem in 6 months with my pc until I installed a new 8800 GTX card 4 days ago and have had nothing but trouble. It worked the first day so I went ahead and sold my old 7800 video card.

The second day the PC wouldn't post and the cpu fan took 20 seconds to even start spinning. I moved the that fan cable to an alternate socket after which the fan started up immediately. The internal motherboard led was green, cpu, HD and GPU fans were spinning and my router detected the ethernet cable connection on its port 1 LED.

Stripping down to the CPU, video card and 1 stick of RAM didn't make any difference. As my PSU was a 480W Seasonic I guessed that would be the likely issue so ordered a 700W Tagan. Plugged it in but no post again fully installed or stripped down. I'm not sure what it might be now -could the cpu or motherboard be dead?

This is my system
Tagan 700W PSU Dual Engine Series
Intel EE6600 2.4 CPU
P5N32-E SLI Plus
Nvidia 8800 GTX OEM
2GB Geil RAM
Raptor 120 x2 in RAID

A:Solved: No Display or Post

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So I am getting BSOD on startup of my newly built computer. This started occuring yesterday, 6 weeks after the computer was built. I am suspecting a hard drive failure (booting from a SSD), but I would really appreciate it if you guys could help me out and tell me what is going on.

Specs:Win 7 64 bit Home Premium
i5 2500k (normal clocks now, I reset them when I started bluescreening but it did not go away) with Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus cooler
2x4gb Corsair 1600mhz ddr3 ram
asrock extreme 3 gen 3 mobo
500gb Western Digital HDD
64 GB Crucial M4 SSD (boot drive)
Sapphire 7850 (running at normal clocks)

Thanks to all replies in advance

A:BSOD on startup, (can get through every 1/5 boots however) Self Built.

Dumps point to a possible RAM problem, run a RAM Test for at least 7 Passes. Post back with your results.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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