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Windows 7: No display after building a new computer

06 Jan 2014   #11
briantheman890

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Not directly related to the issue but.... you cannot simply swap the harddrive and boot. You have to uninstall unused drivers and install new drivers. But that's only possible if it boots. To make it bootable (after your main problem has been solved):

Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap
I did that with my computer just last year.
Removed nothing, popped in the HD with my old drivers on it and plugged the monitor into the board.
Removed the drivers once I had set up the new machine and installed the new required drivers.

Maybe something could be un-compatible I believe he had re-formatted last night and tried it again to get the same results.

The only thing I can think of is a piece of hardware is bad.


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06 Jan 2014   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Let`s not worry about whether the hard drive is a problem or not.

You did not answer yet.... Can you see the bios on the display or not ?
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06 Jan 2014   #13
poolmon

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Are you sure the monitor is turned on and still functional? If so, you should at least be able to boot into the bios, even if the HD with the old drivers is an issue. At that point I'd begin to suspect the motherboard and/or a mis-seated cpu (or no power getting to the cpu by its own cable vs the motherboard power).

Also, as was previously recommended, one stick of memory in the correct slot is best to start with. And most importantly, that memory needs to be compatible with the motherboard. Check the compatibility list with Asus for your motherboard. The newer motherboard/cpu combos can get pretty picky on the specific memory they will accept.
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06 Jan 2014   #14
briantheman890

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Let`s not worry about whether the hard drive is a problem or not.

You did not answer yet.... Can you see the bios on the display or not ?
In a previous post I had said
"The screen remains blank. Nothing will display, even the bios menu or any form of start up display."
Nothing at all will display.
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06 Jan 2014   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Take it back and have them test the motherboard.
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06 Jan 2014   #16
briantheman890

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
Are you sure the monitor is turned on and still functional? If so, you should at least be able to boot into the bios, even if the HD with the old drivers is an issue. At that point I'd begin to suspect the motherboard and/or a mis-seated cpu (or no power getting to the cpu by its own cable vs the motherboard power).
The monitor is fine. He took out the new parts and placed in his old parts last night and the monitor is on/working.
I believe its the mother board issue but another friend was adamant that the old hard drive was the issue. Which I did not believe to be the case considering I have done it before.

I do think its the mother board I am going to try the beep codes and see what it gives off and hopefully my friend just wired it wrong.
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06 Jan 2014   #17
synth

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by briantheman890 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
Are you sure the monitor is turned on and still functional? If so, you should at least be able to boot into the bios, even if the HD with the old drivers is an issue. At that point I'd begin to suspect the motherboard and/or a mis-seated cpu (or no power getting to the cpu by its own cable vs the motherboard power).
The monitor is fine. He took out the new parts and placed in his old parts last night and the monitor is on/working.
I believe its the mother board issue but another friend was adamant that the old hard drive was the issue. Which I did not believe to be the case considering I have done it before.

I do think its the mother board I am going to try the beep codes and see what it gives off and hopefully my friend just wired it wrong.
You can never rule out anything when you are troubleshooting computer hardware, you should still definitely try plugging in a new or another HDD that is clean. If it worked for you once it doesn't mean it would work for your friend. You can argue with your point that it worked for you before if both of your computers are the same exact specs, models, and brands. But please, common mistake for troubleshooting is failing to test and assuming. There's be no harm in trying hey.
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06 Jan 2014   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

But he says he`s not even seeing the bios, which should show up with or without a hard drive connected. That`s why I said don`t even worry about the hard drive yet. If he doesn`t even see the bios, then something else is wrong.
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06 Jan 2014   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

1st thing I'd check is that there are just the right number of mobo stand off's being used and especially not too many?
2nd thing to check is all mobo power connections and front panel connections and connections back to PSU are made proper?
3rd thing is it could be that the bios isn't seeing the Haswell chip and needs an update(remote chance)
4th thing is either mobo or CPU are bad or both.(likely)
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06 Jan 2014   #20
synth

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But he says he`s not even seeing the bios, which should show up with or without a hard drive connected. That`s why I said don`t even worry about the hard drive yet. If he doesn`t even see the bios, then something else is wrong.
True true, but, based from my experience, we had one workstation (I work as an IT Site Support for an Animation Company, so we have custom built PCs) that had power but isn't displaying anything as well even the bios. We had tried everything you guys suggested earlier in this post to no luck, last thing we did was swap the hard drive with another workstation, and surprisingly it worked. We suspect that the old hard drive was somewhat responsible for black screen because when we tried putting that same drive on a working unit, it showed the same problem, black screen with not even the bios showing up. If im not mistaken I think I have posted that problem here, i'm just not 100% sure. Anyway, like I said, no harm in trying since hardware troubleshooting is isolation. It may have worked for me but it may not work for you, you just got to eliminate all the possibilities is what i'm saying.
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