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Newly built PC now booting directly to BIOS

Q: Newly built PC now booting directly to BIOS

Hello all?desperate for your help.

Situation: Newly build PC boots to BIOS now

Specifics: PC started off booting properly the first week to windows no problem. All of a sudden, it started booting directly to BIOS and I cannot figure out why. NOTE: I do recall originally having an issue with Windows 10 installation NOT seeing my SSD in the M.2?but then after several attempts to install, it all of a sudden popped up and recognized it. Not sure if this is an indication of something important.

What I?ve done so far to try and fix:

- Ensured all things are connected properly (i.e. RAM, CPU, CPU heat sink/fan, etc.

- Looked into BIOS and cannot see my SSD drive which is properly inserted into the M.2 slot.

- Tried reinstalling Windows 10, but its having the same issue I wrote about above - - it does not see my SSD and therefore cannot reinstall windows.

For now I am holding back my frustration and needing to put my fist through the screen?LOL. Hope you guys can help. Thank you!!!!

The important PC parts:

- CPU/Video Card Combo: Ryzen 5 2700G w/Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079D8FD28/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Hard Drive: Crucial P1 1 TB 3D NAND NVEMe PCIe M.2 SSD

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2Q4SWZ/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHZz DDR4 DRAM

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XJ68LK5/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FWVJSHC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Operating System: Windows 10 Home/USB Flash Drive

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075RM5BHV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Power Supply: EVGA 500 BR, 80+ Bronze 500W

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DTMXD83/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Other items

o Case: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071SHFRTP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

o Fan splitter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BWFT253/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Preferred Solution: Newly built PC now booting directly to BIOS

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Hello all?desperate for your help.

Situation: Newly build PC boots to BIOS now

Specifics: PC started off booting properly the first week to windows no problem. All of a sudden, it started booting directly to BIOS and I cannot figure out why. NOTE: I do recall originally having an issue with Windows 10 installation NOT seeing my SSD in the M.2?but then after several attempts to install, it all of a sudden popped up and recognized it. Not sure if this is an indication of something important.

What I?ve done so far to try and fix:

- Ensured all things are connected properly (i.e. RAM, CPU, CPU heat sink/fan, etc.

- Looked into BIOS and cannot see my SSD drive which is properly inserted into the M.2 slot.

- Tried reinstalling Windows 10, but its having the same issue I wrote about above - - it does not see my SSD and therefore cannot reinstall windows.

For now I am holding back my frustration and needing to put my fist through the screen?LOL. Hope you guys can help. Thank you!!!!

The important PC parts:

- CPU/Video Card Combo: Ryzen 5 2700G w/Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079D8FD28/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Hard Drive: Crucial P1 1 TB 3D NAND NVEMe PCIe M.2 SSD

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2Q4SWZ/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHZz DDR4 DRAM

o https://... Read more

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I built my PC about a year ago and it had been working well until recently when it just stopped booting up. I asked my friend (who is IT savvy) and he suggested that I test/ replace my PSU. I was able to get a free replacement PSU from Amazon but even after connecting that (the one outside the tower in the photo), the PC doesn't seem to boot up. No lights, no sound .. nothing. The only thing that makes a little bit of noise is the new PSU. Is my motherboard gone? Or is it my power-switch that I need to fix? Or is it something else completely. Any help would be much appreciated.

Processor: Intel Core i5-6500 3.20GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor
PSU: Corsair CXM750 ATX/EPS Semi-Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit, 750 W
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z170-HD3
RAM: 2x4GB 2133MHz Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 Memory
Storage: 250GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD and a 500GB HDD
OS: Windows 10 Pro

Some photos attached for reference.


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I just finished building my first computer this evening, and everything appears to be working fine. The problem is when I boot it up, it freezes whenever I try to access the bios, or boot. It also gives me a CMOS Checksum Error whenever it displays the devices. The specs are:

Asus M2N4 - SLI
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
BFG GeForce 7950GT
Patriot extreme Performance 2GB Dual-channel 800MHz DDR2
Antec Smarterpower 2.0 500watt

After googling, this appears to be a fairly common problem, but there doesn't appear to be a single solution. What have I done wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Newly Built Rig Can't access BIOS

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Hi, I just recently bought and assembled my new computer. After assembling it all it wont seem to load the BIOS. The monitor just reads that its in Power Save Mod, Activate using PC. Ive tried a million different things, Can Anyone Lead me in the right Direction. There is no onboard graphics card, so Ive tried swithching the ram around and tried multiple different monitors. If anyone can help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

Asus A8N-SLI Premium Mobo
AMD 64 Athlon 3700+ Processor
eGeforce 8400 GS PCI-Express Graphics Card
160GB SATA Hard Drive
4x512mb SuperTalent DDR400 ram
Dual 500w Power Supply

- When I first tried to boot it up, it turned on and started to load the bios i think but then after about 1 minute, the computer shut down, and after that nothing. The Powersupply fan, CPU fan, Graphics card fan all are spinning. Also the Mobo LED lights up.

A:Newly Built PC wont Load Bios

Is there a 4 or 8 pin connector near the CPU that needs a cable from the power supply to be plugged in, similar to Intel boards?

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I just finished assembling a new computer. Using an Abit NF7-S Ver 2 MOBO, AMD 2500+ Athlon CPU; and a Evga GeForce 6800 GT Graphics card and Windows XP Pro. It booted up the first time (score one for me) but I have a couple of questions about the BIOS setup.
1. The CPU comes up as unknown, is this normal?
2. What should I set the CPU operating speed, External clock and Multiplier factor to? Right now they are CPU_600; Clock-100Mhz; Mult-6
Thanks in advance for any help

A:BIOS Setup for newly built computer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your fsb should be set to 166mhz for your cpu.

The multiplier cannot be set, and is automatically set at 11x.

11x166mhz(333mhz effective)=1826mhz(1.8gig) cpu speed.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I just built my first computer and am having a serious issue with getting it to run. I have a 680i LT SLI mobo from XFX. I got everything together (correctly- I think) and when I start it up everything seems to be recognized just fine. However, about between 15- 45 seconds after startup the bios freezes. The cpu temp seems to be fine, and everything I installed seems to be recognized without issue. I'm not sure if it is a bios issue or it is a faulty mobo. I don't have a floppy drive, so I'm not sure how to try and update the bios to see if that would help.

How can I narrow the potential source of the problem? I know it could be a variety of problems but I don't get any time to fiddle with the bios before it locks up.

How can I try and update the bios without a floppy drive (preferrably use a USB flashdrive)?

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Hey all, Newbie here. Glad to be a member finally!

Well I have a question, it's probably really simple that i'm not thinking of but you all know how that goes. Anyway, I've just completed building my PC, and I power on, and nothing displays on the monitor not even the BIOS. The motherboard I'm using doesn't have onboard video, so i installed an e-GeForce 7600GS PCI-E (i'm thinking this is causing the conflict). What should I do/try? Thanks in advance and i hope to hear from you very soon!

Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.

A:Nothing displays on the monitor not even the BIOS on newly built computer.

Look at my post below in my signature and tell us your power supply wattage and # of amps on the +12V rail.

BTW, Welcome :wave: !

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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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I have just recently build a new computer for the first time with a friends help and after finishing setting up all of the hardware, my friend and I tried booting up the computer and enter the bios to change the default settings to accept a USB to install the software, but after 1 or 2 seconds upon entering bios, the computer completely freezes and stops working, the computer and everything is still running, but the mouse and keyboard stop functioning and the screen freezes. We tried to removing the ram and changing the positions of where they are as well as only using one at a time. We also tried re-adjusting the CPU, but the bios screen still kept freezing after a second upon entering. Because this, I am not able to install an os which I have on a USB, since my mother board's default setting is to read disks, and I can't access the Bios to change it. Please help. This is my first time building a computer and I really want it to be able to run.
Computer Specs:
CPU-AMD X8 FX-8320
Mother Board-ASUS M5A97 R2.0
RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz
Power Supply-EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B 750W 80Plus Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply
Video Card-ASUS GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5
Hard Drive-Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA3 64MB Cache OEM Hard
Case-NZXT Phantom 410 BLACK Crafted Mid Tower Case

A:Newly built computer, Bios freezes after few seconds of entering

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums Javx123.
If you have the USB plugged in, power off remove it. Try booting to BIOS without the USB and see if it works. Power off, plug it into a USB 2.0 port and power on and try now.

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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX
GIGABYTE GV-N94TOC-1GI GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
2 Stick Patriot ddr 3

This system is put together with an older HD that is working. When I turn on the power I get light, fans but bios will not load and I get no cpu beeps. Have returned and replaced the mobo, cpu, vid card, power supply and ram. Tried different case and monitor. HD works in another pc. I am completely stumped. Thought for sure it was the mobo but just got a new one in and its still doing the same thing. Get nothing on the monitor, no signal. Have used different cables to the monitor as well. According to Gigabyte, everything is compatible. Any more ideas?

Added- From Gigabyte support "Athlon II X2 250 is supported on this board, but if current mother board bios is F1 only that need to update bios to F3 support processor." Does this make sense to anyone?

A:Newly built PC, will not boot into bios, fans and lights come on, no CPU beeps

Just in case, did you plug in the 8 pin CPU power supply connector to the motherboard?

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I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

A:Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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No error message, no blue screen just freezes then restarts.
here is the dmp file http://www.filedropper.com/031015-25531-01
My specs are :
CPU : AMD FX 6300

A:newly built pc crashing

Hello ivanbonilla!
After some basic googling it looks like it's a hardware issue. Check your BIOS for the correct CPU and memory timings (If you're overclocking revert back to the recommended settings!)

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

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

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

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hello, computer noob here, i dont know much about computers but i tried to build one on my own anyway, and the results were as follows: powerfull graphics card yet games run pretty ******? cant handle several programs running at the same time, and becomes almost unresponsive, also states that i have 8 gb of ram, yet only says its using 3 or 4?
pc specs: Processor AMD A6-6400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
powersupply power: 630 W
motherboard: GIGABYTE F2A75M-D3H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 32-bit
any help would be appreciated, because quite frankly i have no bloody idea what to do...

edit: here is more information as some suggested: powersupply : http://www.pcb.se/p/CA-XION-600F12P
device manager scshot: http://imgur.com/a/SXX86
bios info and other stuff: http://imgur.com/M721DKT
thx for all the help so far, you're saving me here

A:newly built pc is very slow?

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Hey guys, I'm going to be putting my first computer together (hopefully the 29th of March). I was wondering if anyone had any pointers, recomendations, ideas, or past experiences that could be of some help for me. What should I expect and do the first time it is turned on? Should I have the OS cd in right away? WHAT SHOULD I DO!?!?!?!?

A:Newly built: first startup

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ok, this is the third system ive built so far, ive got a Abit AB9 mobo, intel 2 core duo, i gb ddr2, nvidia 7200 512 mb (core clock 400), 1 maxter sata hd, 2 dvd/cd +- drives. I start up my system go to the bios, make all the necessary changes to get ready to boot up windows. I set the primary or the first boot device to my rom drive, slam the disc in the tray only to get an error saying that there is no disc. WEll i put my HD bootable disc in the tray and it read that fine, i even got to a gui thingy to go in and change settings on my HD. the only thing i could think of is that my jumpers are set incorrectly on my ide drives, but im pretty sure they are set correctly. Or maybe its something in the abit bios that im not familiar with. Any thoughts or help would be great.

Im deleting everything on my HD as i type, so as soon as i get done with that ill repost and give the exact error, srry for the vaugness.

Error reads as follows: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter.

I put disk in, and nothing happens !

A:Help with newly built system

Try a different IDE cable for the optical drive.

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Here are the specs http://speccy.piriform.com/results/o...tYKhTEckXbjNje. With a 600W EVGA PSU. I've tried reinstalling windows and updating the drivers. I can play BF4 ultra setting 1080p for hours til I get bored without it crashing, but if I try to do something else like play another game or browse the internet it crashes within minutes. Heres my latest dmp file : 031715-11140-01.dmp :: Free File Hosting - File Dropper: File Host for Mp3, Videos, Music, Documents. and my even logs eventfiles.evtx :: Free File Hosting - File Dropper: File Host for Mp3, Videos, Music, Documents.. My pc literally crashed like 4 times while writing this thread..

A:Newly built pc crashing

Please do not use FileDropper to upload files for me. It is doing something unusual when I try to download and I just don't trust it.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

The bugchecks are STOP 0x124's - here's a link to a detailed description: BSOD Index

As there are no 3rd party drivers listed in the memory dump, it's most likely that this is a hardware problem. It could also be a Windows problem, but this is less likely (and we can't tell much about this without the reports I've asked for).

Beyond this, as there was only 1 memory dump in the upload, I have these 4 suggestions:
1. Get ALL available Windows Updates. It may take several trips to get them all
2. Get ALL available, Win8.1 compatible updates from the manufacturer's website.
3. Start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
4. If all of the hardware tests pass, then run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Wed Mar 18 01:13:31.712 2015 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\031715-11140-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9600.17668.amd64fre.winblue_r8.150127-1500
System Uptime:0 days 0:00:05.417
Probably caused by :AuthenticAMD
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So I just bought and assembled a new pc. Everything new.

Have been having bsods since the beginning. Also windows updates keep failing. Specifically sp1.

Attached is the dump files.

Thanks in advance!

A:x0a xc9 bsods on a newly built pc

Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

Usual causes: Driver verifier

- Test your RAM. your dump files states an indication of possible memory corruption
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run for at least 8 passes. Pay attention to #3 on that link

- Also, run these two commands from the elevated command prompt:
chkdsk /r /f
SFC /scannow

- One of the DirectX driver was caught on the BSOD dump files. Try to update directx
dxgmms1.sys - Driver Reference Table

Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgmms1.sys
Image name: dxgmms1.sys
Timestamp: Wed Jan 26 11:22:12 2011 (4D3FA174)
- Looks like Driver Verifier was enabled on your PC, and caught IOMap64.sys causing I/O error.
This also pops up several times in your dump files
IOMap64.sys - Driver Reference Table
Consider Updating that driver first:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download

Image path: \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\IOMap64.sys
Image name: IOMap64.sys
Timestamp: Fri Feb 05 08:55:34 2010 (4B6B7A96)
- Until we need it again for further testing, disable driver verifier to reduce your PC Load
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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I just built a PC I am almost positive I connected everything correctly according to the book I got with my motherboard and when I pluged it in and it the ower button nothing happened.
I have:
400 W power suply (powmax)
P4 2.4 GhZ
Intel 845 motherboard
512 DDR ram
AGP video card
DVD-Rom drive
powmax case

Any suggestions or thoughts?

A:Newly built PC does not turn on.

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I just built a PC I am almost positive I connected everything correctly according to the book I got with my motherboard and when I pluged it in and it the ower button nothing happened.
I have:
400 W power suply (powmax)
P4 2.4 GhZ
Intel 845 motherboard
512 DDR ram
AGP video card
DVD-Rom drive
powmax case

Any suggestions or thoughts?

A:Newly built PC does not turn on.

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I built a new gaming PC a few weeks ago and it has been crashing ever since. It does not BSOD, it just reboots randomly. Sometimes it's minutes after booting, other times it takes a few hours. I check EventViewer after each reboot and it's always a Kernel-Power 41 with BugcheckCode 0. It used to crash while playing video games at which point I got a warning in the log just before the reboot stating "display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered". Now I still get games crashing with this warning but I can launch the task manager and kill the game, at which point the PC resumes working fine. The random reboots are still happening though.
Things I have tried so far:
- updating all drivers (even hotfix AMD GPU drivers)
- reinstalling Windows 10
- running memtest86 for 1 full pass - took 12 hours on 1 CPU out of 8, no errors
- running Prime95 - first run PC rebooted after 4 hours, second run was fine. I stopped it after 6:30 hours with all tests passing
- running FurMark - first time crashed after about a minute, then ran 3-4 times for 30 minutes without failure
- running ESET online scanner - no issues
- running Driver Verifier for 48 hours - bugcheck code was still 0 with a couple of reboots
- running SanDisk SSD diagnostics - a SMART extended test resulted in no errors
At this point I can only think of two options. It's either a Windows 10 - driver incompatibility or a hardware issue. Should I try installing windows 8.1 or linux?... Read more

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Hello everyone, new here at TechSpot and I'm in need of help. I have tried the search bar, and found a similar thread but it's a year old, and still no answers. So I thought I would start a new thread with more information.

PC Specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(With stock heatsink/fan)
Video Card: Evga e-GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB
RAM: Corsair XMS2 2GB 5-5-5-18
Hard Drives: x1 Western Digital Raptor 74GB, x1 Maxtor Sata 2 320GB
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 700w(Crossfire certified)
Motherboard: Asus P5N-E-SLI
Sound: Onboard Sound
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition

*Everything is at its stock speed. No overclocking has been done.
*All parts are 1 week old(Spent 1 week trying to fix the problem)

I recently built a new computer for gaming and everyday tasks, but cannot get it up and running. When i press the power button, I can see the case fans and the CPU fan start to spin for a split second before dying on me. If I press the power button a second time, nothing happens.

What I have tried
I have tried unmounting my motherboard and placing it on a nearby surface with the following attached: CPU and heatsink/fan, 1 stick of RAM, video card, 4pin/24pin power connectors, and monitor, but still come up with the same results. I have also tried shorting the power switch pins, and still no luck. Another thing that I have tried is shorting the BIOS pins.(Thanks to kimsland )

Things to note
*The green led light on the motherboard is active ... Read more

A:Newly built pc will not start

Wow, first post by you ! (mine are not so neat - but please continue your way)

Sadly I'm thinking motherboard, but we really don't know this until all (cheaper) parts have been tested

This is where a computer shop does help.
They have lots of different CPU's and ram and powersupplies and more to swap in and out (without charging for the hardware (time - yes!)

Other than removing everything (everything!) from your motherboard and cleaning every part with electronic circuit board spray, and then securing only the minimal components (no -usb etc) And test.

Also, can you (or have you) tried shorting the bios (reset) pins ?
Actually the only thing you didn't mention.

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I just built my first PC. I'm pretty sure everything is in place. I put in an Asus P5LD2 mobo, P4 3.2 ghz, GeForce 6600 PCI exp vid card, 1 gb DDr2 ram, i used my old HD ATA 60gb. PSU 380 watt

My problem is when i start up everything appears to be normal. i go to my bios, but after about 1min my computer shuts off. the light is on on the mobo. i checked, rechecked all connections. any help would be much appreciated.

A:Newly Built PC Shuts off After 1 min.

check to make sure your computer is not overheating. and check to see if your motherboard is away from the metal on your case and is sitting on rubber spacers or whatever its supposed to sit on.

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Hey, I recently built my first ever PC. Here's the spec:

- AMD Phenom 9500 Quad Core (2.2 GHz) Processor
- MSI K9A2 CF Motherboard
- nVidia Geforce 7300GS Graphics Card
- 500Gb HD
- Antec TruePower Trio 430 PSU (430W)

The PC is up and running, i've had it working for about a week. But sometimes the PC just freezes, then i have to hold the power button on my computer to shut it down. This has only happened whenever i've been watching a movie (I watch high res MKV files on Windows Media Player), burning a DVD or playing Civilization IV.
When the PC freezes you can hear a constant buzzing sound through the speakers.

I've tried to do research on my problems but so far i can't really limit the options much. Apparently it could be a driver problem, a graphic card problem, a memory problem, overheating problem? or maybe i don't have enough power? It's a mystery to me.
I limit the amount of processes going on, I have stopped most of them from starting up. Right now the task manager shows 24 processes running (inc 3 IE windows, task manager and my download manager which takes up 2 processes, and finally NOD32...my Antivirus) I have 8-11 CPU usage right now.

Even though i built it all myself, my dads friend put the Processor on the motherboard with all of the heating materials, it doesn't feel overheated.
I installed my graphic card driver before all of my windows apps, from the disc i had with my card. According to the Geforc... Read more

A:Newly built PC, Keeps freezing. Help Please!

Nobody at all can help?

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So as the title suggests, I recently had a BSOD on my brand new pc (Win10). It happened when I tried to drag a video game window to the top of the screen to make it go into fullscreen. I've since updated my graphics card drivers (GeForce GTX 1080), however just to be sure there aren't any other issues that might've caused the crash, I would like to upload the dump file for someone who knows what they're looking at (unlike me) to check out. However, when I try to attach the minidump file, it says "invalid file." Not sure why? It's a .dmp file, so could that extension be the issue?
Anyway, am I correct in saying that you guys only need the minidump file from the windows folder to check for causes of issues? If so, how can I fix the issue of not being able to attach it?

Thanks in advance

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I connected up the components for my new PC, checked everything was connected properly, and turned it on. Early signs were good; it powered up fine, the audio worked, and it seemed to recognise all my hardware. I managed to get into the BIOS, and I quit and powered down without changing anything. The only thing I changed before powering up again was to move a cable that was obstructing a fan; when I turned on again, all I got was a blank screen; no start-up beep, nothing. I've tried resetting the CMOS by switching jumpers about and even by removing the battery, but neither has worked.

The last time I turned it on, it powered down, powered up, and continued to do this over and over, with the intervals between power downs getting progressively smaller. I'd say this was a fault with the CPU, and it wouldn't surprise me as I was the one who fitted the heatsink and fan, but it was on for minutes the first time it powered up with no problems, and the heatsink seems to be fitted in place absolutely fine. Any idea what might have happened?


EDIT: Specs are as follows:

Asus GeForce EN7300GS-HTD 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-5400C5 Dual Channel Vista Upgrade Gold Series DDR2 (OCZ2VU6674GK)
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "Energy Efficient SLACR 95W Edition" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - OEM
Samsung SH-S203NBEBN 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Lightscribe ReWriter (Black) - OEM
Samsung SpinPoint T 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (... Read more

A:Newly built PC, problems

Try booting with only one RAM module in place and then shutdown, switch and boot again. Perhaps one of the RAM sticks is defective. If so, you'll have to return them as a set.

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Can you please help me with a few of these dumps. The computer has been giving me a random BSODs since its been built. Thanks for all the help.

Windows 7 64bit OEM
System is brand new and fresh install of OS

A:BSOD newly built PC

The results from the DMP files do not give a definitive answer. While we investigate further here are a few things that you can do.

1-Run a system file check to verify and repair you system files. You do this by typing cmd in search, then right click and run as admin. SFC /SCANNOW

2-Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

3-Event viewer
Go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

4-Device manager
Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.

5-Driver verifier
please run Verifier with these settings:

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll ... Read more

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

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Hey there. Last night I put on some South Park on my PC while going to bed and when I woke up I had gotten a BSOD. This build is 2 weeks old and has i5 2500k, 8GB RAM and GTX 580 Twin Frozr II. It said something with bad pool header in the BSOD screen. If you need any info at all I will be happy to answer.

A:BSOD on newly built PC

Have no fear, Vlad is here!
Tmagic will probably help you better though.

But here's my two-pence.

Boot up your PC. (If it is still bootable)
While it boots up (immediately after the BIOS splash screen appears), press F8 for Advanced Boot Options
Select 'Windows Recovery Tools' or something along those lines.
Select Memory Diagnostics (icon is a chip)
A MemTest menu will appear. Select a 10-pass test and let it run.
If it shows up with any error, it's your RAM that needs replacing.

From what I can see, it's a kernel error.
Can you please provide a system report? You may need to use tools like Speccy for a detailed report. Select the "Generate system report" or "save report" option and paste/attach the resultant .txt file.

Right-click on My Computer > Properties > Device Manager (in the left-hand panel)
Are there any yellow triangles with exclamation marks over any components? If so, right-click on the component > Properties > Troubleshoot > Follow the on-screen instructions.

Run Windows Update.

And now, wait for Tmagic.

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Hope you can help.

I have recently built myself a PC (Windows 7, i5) and it's running fine except for one problem. Every now and again, when I've been away from it, I find that it's reset itself. I don't think it's overheating as the machine has two extra case fans and the temps seem fine.

How should I go about starting to investigate this as it has never reset itself while I've been there.


C h r e d g e.

A:Newly built PC resets itself

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

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

then the 0x0000016 errors

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

A:Need help with newly built computer!

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

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I have built a PC with the following configeration and it does not start up, only the fans and the Optical drive starts, there's no BIOS either as the screen stay's blank with "no signal detected".

Before I installed the parts, I checked that they are all compatible, according to the Motherboard specs and Gigabyte tech support. Here is what I have installed.

-Gigabyte GA-81955X Royal, Intel 955X S775 PCI-E ATX ALR
-Intel Pentium D Processor 920, LGA775, 2.80 GHz 2x2 L2 Cache
-Crucial 2 x 1GB. 240PIN 128MX64 DDR2 PC2-5300, Unbuffered
-Sapphire Radion X1600XT 256MB PCIE
-Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 SATA1 150GB Hard Drive

I checked with gigabyte tech support about compatability of these parts along with the motherboard specs. Does anyone know why the system does not start up?

Before I installed this new spec. including MB, I was using the same case and PSU with another MB and other parts and it was working fine.

I checked the installation and as far as i'm aware, I connected everything properly.

I would like to know what is causing this problem, from previous experience, I think the Motherboard may be faulty or it could be the memory modules, not sure.

Can someone please help.

A:Newly built PC does not start up, someone please help

First check your video card and monitor connection. Reseat the video card and make sure you've installed the 4pin molex power connector to it (if req'd), this maybe at the base of the card on the mobo itself.

Check and recheck that the mobo is not grounding itself on the case. Did it come with insulting washer for the mounting screws? Use them!

A common problem of the fans spinning but the PC does not turn-on, is the 5V "power good" signal is not present at the mobo. This is on the 20 pin PSU to mobo connector (sometimes 24pin now). It's pin 8 and usually grey colored wire. This can be caused by a bad PSU or a short on the mobo (defective) or a short of the mobo to case and therefore ground. Reattach this to ensure it's seated properly.

In general check all your PSU connections to HDD, mobo, video card, the case power switch.


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Hi guys I just got the BSOD two times today and its the first time the computer has been used (Just finished building). This is my first build so I was wondering if someone could help it basically force restarted every time i downloaded or installed software not sure which but i was also browsing the web at the time with lots of tabs open. The second time I was installing itunes and it crashed. So this is the error message i got when i restarted windows.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: FFFFF8000289E355
BCP3: FFFFF8800330F608
BCP4: FFFFF8800330EE60
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Oh and BTW AMDs heatsink had preapplied thermal paste so i used that could that be the cause?

this is the name of the .dmp 092610-28485-01.dmp i tried accessing it through a .dmp viewer and it said I needed admins permission.

Also if its hardware I didn't install any drivers so could it be i Installed.

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A:BSOD NEWly Built!?!?!?!? HELP

Attach the .dmp files found in your C:\Windows\Minidump.

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Hey everyone, new to this forum.

I just finished building my new gaming PC yesterday. All parts brand new. When I play any game, be it BF3 or Borderlands 2, it will be fine and then after maybe ~5-10 minutes, the FPS will drop significantly until I see a black screen with the last sound playing on loop. It will then restart the computer and give me a BSOD dump file.

I never experience this crash doing anything else, I can browse the web, do work in Office, everything works fine except for what I said above.

I have tried sweeping all drivers and re installing, updating Windows, updating BIOS, no luck, I am stuck and do not know what to do, please help!

Thanks in advance.

Windows 7 Home Premium (Installed with OEM disc)
Intel i7 3770k
Nvidia GTX 670 (EVGA FTW edition)
Mobo: Asus 98Z77-M Pro
PSU: Modxstream-PRO 700W

A:BSOD on newly built PC, please help!

Hi Welcome to TSF

Can you download "hwmonitor"
Check your temps for your Cores during a heavy load of a game

Also go into BIOS and check the voltages
Are you over clocking?

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

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

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

Prime95 failed after avout 25 minutes....

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

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

A:Newly Built Computer

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I've bought a z87ext4 mobo + int core i3-4130 CPU. The problem: When I put it together and turn it on it almost immediately shuts down. I have unplugged the memory and it doesn't give a sound. I watched Dr. Debug (the digital code indicator) and it doesn't even light up. I read on internet and found somebody with the same problem after building it but the site gave no solution. Could somebody help?

A:Newly built PC shuts down

Is everything properly connected?

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Hey guys!

So, last month I had my first Gaming Desktop built with hardware that I chose. During the first couple of weeks, I had no issues whatsoever. However, one day, my pc suddenly restarted itself while I was playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). Some days later, when I turned my PC on, it failed to recognize my audio device (I am using an HDMI plugged into the graphics card). When I rebooted the system, though, the sound came back on. Another issue I came across was this weird multi-colored screen tearing effect that appeared while playing COD. Lastly, Sometimes, when trying to boot a game, the monitor's screen goes black and an indication pops stating that there is no signal. I was able to tackle this particular issue by restarting the pc.

I kindly ask for your help, guys. I am not an expert and I can't really figure out the nature of the above issues. Thank you for your time reading my post!

PC Hardware:

Monitor: AOC G2590VXQ
Case: CoolerMaster MasterBox K500 Tempered Glass RGB
Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Box
GPU: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB Mech OC
RAM: G.Skill RipjawsV 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
HDD: HDD Western Digital Blue 2TB
SSD: Kingston SSD 240GB UV500
Power Supply: Corsair TX-M Series TX650M 650W 12cm Fan 80+ Gold
Aftermarket Cooler: Be Quiet Pure Rock Slim

A:Newly-Built PC Issues

Are you up to date driver wise?
that means installing drivers from MSI site manually, not driver updater or windows update.

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I've just built a new PC with the following specs;

Case: X-QPACK-GN (with 420 watt powersupply)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 BX80547PG3000F LGA 775
RAM: GEIL DDR2 (1 Gig)
Along with the DVD burner and a 250 gig HD (which I think are unrelated to the problem)

The problem that I'm having is that my computer won't fully power on. It will start to boot and then shut off, only to shut itself back on. This will repeat until I cut the power. This wasn't happening when I installed windows, and shortly after I installed windows, it would boot fully, but then shut itself down (i.e., say "Windows is shutting down" or whatever as opposed to just powering off.

I initially thought that I had improperly installed the heatsink or the thermal pad just wasn't doing it's job, but now it's shutting off before I think it has time to even heat up.

I'm also wondering if it's a faulty PSU or perhaps I damaged something during installation.

ANY help is greatly appreciated!

A:Newly built PC just won't turn on

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Ryzen 5 2400g
EVGA 1050 TI
Fataility ASRock AB350 Gaming-itx/ac
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15D-8GVRB
Freezes shortly after game play. (WarThunder)

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So as the title suggests, I recently had a BSOD on my brand new pc (Win10). It happened when I tried to drag a video game window to the top of the screen to make it go into fullscreen. I've since updated my graphics card drivers (GeForce GTX 1080), however just to be sure there aren't any other issues that might've caused the crash, I would like to upload the dump file for someone who knows what they're looking at (unlike me) to check out. However, when I try to attach the minidump file, it says "invalid file." Not sure why? It's a .dmp file, so could that extension be the issue?
Anyway, am I correct in saying that you guys only need the minidump file from the windows folder to check for causes of issues? If so, how can I fix the issue of not being able to attach it?

Thanks in advance

A:BSOD on newly built PC

Ok I think I figured out how to attach it. I compressed it into a zip file...

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Just finished putting together a new pc with a MSI K9VGM-V mainboard, an AMD 64 Athlon X2 processor and a HEC SECC 7K09 Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case. When I try to turn it on, it starts up and then less than 2 seconds later it shuts down. Checked all of my connections and everything seems to be hooked up right. Case came with its own 270W power supply. Any ideas? Thanks

A:Newly built PC won't power up

Have your read and followed the guide at the top of the forum for troubleshooting problem builds? If you follow the guide, you will find the cause of your problem.

Next depending on what cpu you installed, a 270W pw supply may be very underpowered. As an example, if you installed a 6400+ X2 with that power supply, that would really be asking for a problem. You might get by with that pw supply with one of the 65W cpus and a very low end video card.

It would really help if you posted the exact system specs; ie mb, cpu, ram, video card, etc, etc, etc.

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I'm just finishing up my hardware build for my pc.

Mobo: Asus Crosshair III
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2G AM3

I've got RAM, GPU, DVD drive, HDD, and PSU all hooked up without any operating system.

I just wanted to make sure that the student UPGRADE from win741.com could be installed on system with 64-bit without any OS through a custom install before I make the purchase.

A:7 student on newly built pc

The version you are buying is an UPGRADE to windows 7. An upgrade requires you to already have a valid version of XP or Vista installed before upgrading.

You should really purchase the full RETAIL version for your new PC to make it legal.

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

A:Newly Built Computer


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

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

Post back with more information and other questions.

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Here are the Parts i bought:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911 5206
Cool Max 600w Power Supply
Gigabyte Ga-965p-s3 Motherboard
160gb western digital Sata Hard drive

I just built a new pc, and have been having some problems boting it up. I at first thought it was the power supply, so i plugged the old one in, still didnt boot. I Changed the little watch battery on the motherboard, stil wont boot. I need help finding the solution to why this wont boot. Ive tried everything i can think of, and still can get it to work. If anyone has any clue on what might be the problem, please reply to my thread.
-Tommy M

A:Problem with Newly Built PC

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Hi guys,
I have recently built a pc and i get BSOD shortly after start up of windows10.
These are the errors that keep on happening over and over:

*System service exception
*KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED*(no driver name here as you'd expect)
*page fault in nonpaged area

These are components:
G.Skill Flare X 16GB DDR4-3200
Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti amp
Intel Core i7-8700K
Asus ROG Strix Z370-E
Samsung 960 Evo 1TB
NZXT Kraken X62

What i did so far:
Memtest86 - passed
Changed harddrive 3 times - still happens
Removed the rams, one at a time, and tested with only one - still happens
Please help :(

A:BSOD on newly built pc

Updated bios and it's fixed :)

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