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Windows 7: Newly built computer, Bios freezes after few seconds of entering

27 Dec 2013   #1
Javx123

Windows 7
 
 
Newly built computer, Bios freezes after few seconds of entering

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


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27 Dec 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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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27 Dec 2013   #3
Javx123

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the reply Britton! unfortunately I've tried that already, and it has failed to make any difference. The screen still freezes a second after I enter bios.
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27 Dec 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Only two other things I can think of are too carefully go over all the power connectors to make sure all are in place and fully seated. I have forgot to plug in the one for the CPU before. The other thing is the board may be a dud.
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27 Dec 2013   #5
Javx123

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I'm planning on taking everything apart and putting it back together again, but I'm wondering is it common for a new motherboard to be a dud?
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28 Dec 2013   #6
Javx123

Windows 7
 
 

Any other suggestions?
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28 Dec 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No I can't think of anything else. It's not common for a board to be bad when new but it does happen, I've had some myself.
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28 Dec 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought.
Have you loaded the drivers and chip set from the CD that came with the motherboard?
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28 Dec 2013   #9
Javx123

Windows 7
 
 

OK thank britton. And no, i thought it would be OK to download the drivers of the motherboard from a USB since i haven't bought a optimal drive. My friend converted the files to a USB and that's why we are trying to get into bios, to change it so the motherboard will read and install things from a USB since the default is from a disk.
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28 Dec 2013   #10
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

This is a long shot but it is worth a try.
Power off the PC and disconnect it from the wall outlet.
Disconnect the HDD's SATA Data and Power, try the BIOS again.
Does it still freeze?
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