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Windows 7: I need help with my custom built pc not turning on please.....


17 Dec 2010   #51

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I didn't have to reformat but the only issue I'm having now is the graphics, on desktop and in-game, flicker and blink also makes some of my quicklaunch icons disappear then once I hover over them they appear. I tried new drivers, reinstall of DX10 and DX11 to no avail. I'm tired so I'll try updating bios and other things. And yes I installed some of the vital mobo drivers from the CD.

The mobo is an Asus M4A785-M
GPU is ATI HD3870 (I have two but this mobo only supports 1 GPU), maybe I'll try changing the cards out.

Gnight,
James


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17 Dec 2010   #52

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good morning, sorry this thread is so long lol, time to try and resolve this "last" issue I posted above, in my last post. Any opinons would be great also. Thx


James
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17 Dec 2010   #53

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Because you changed MBs you need to get the system updated for drivers and settings. You've been working on drivers but you may have missed one.

First, check windows update and see if it is reporting any drivers you need. Install them, reboot, check again. Keep doing that until nothing shows up.

It may become necessary to do a Repair Install.
Repair Install[2]=General%20Tips
And you may need to run it 3 times to get everything "lined up".
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17 Dec 2010   #54
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I installed some of the vital mobo drivers from the CD.
People still use those things? I don't remember the last piece of hardware I bought where I even took the disk out of the sleeve. For the new board I would get the LAN and audio (assuming using both) straight from Asus as they will likely be newer (the audio definitely is). For the chipset don't bother with Asus as for whatever reason they almost never update them, instead get them straight from AMD,

ATI Radeon

You'll need the South Bridge driver, and wither the RAID or AHCI driver depending on how you have your hard drive(s) configured.
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17 Dec 2010   #55

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yea I did the repair install first then I did all windows updates and drivers, I also downloaded the latest ATI catalyst drivers, but I still have more things to do that you both have mentioned. I'm so tired atm so I'll finish after a nap, my brain feels like a bus ran it over. :P

oh, and I have my HD's as the sata1 is my primary (OS drive C) and my secondary is my "stuff" drive where all my apps, vids and d/l's are kept.
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17 Dec 2010   #56

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

wow. after reading this i have a headache.

james,

i wish you the best of luck. some advice: slow down, and dont be so erratic.

reading this thread im picturing the Tasmanian devil spinning around a room with computer parts flying and random beeps and blue screens...

another thing, dont just keep replacing power supplies like that.. jeeze. if they keep burning out SOMETHING IS WRONG. power supplies will take other things with them. id bet my life savings that one of those power supplies crapped out and took your mobo with it.
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17 Dec 2010   #57

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

K i've tried both video cards but still have the same issue with this "graphic" issue. I installed the latest none beta drivers for everything I could find. Guess this thread's gone far enough. Thx for the help and effort everyone.

Most of the blink stopped when I got a system.overflowexception error, :\ my luck

James
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17 Dec 2010   #58

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

jimb0616,
Don't worry about the length of the thread, but if the nature of the problem takes us in a new direction and you want to post in a different category then that's fine. What are the chances the GPU isn't 100% ?
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17 Dec 2010   #59
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
What are the chances the GPU isn't 100% ?
After 3 power supplies going up in smoke, I'm surprised that there is anything from the original build that still works. The fun part is determining what is causing them to blow in the first place,

1. Possible short somewhere in the case, not enough to cause immediate issues but over time.

2. Bad motherboard to begin with

3. Not strong enough PSU to begin with (this one can pretty much be ruled out based on the specs of the 3)

4. Bad or u8nclean power right at the wall. This can only be tested when you know all components are good, and plug in another receptacle that is not on the same circuit as the current one.

Also with 3 power supplies going and finally killing the motherboard, may just find that that is what is wrong with the video card(s) as well.

The problems in these two threads,

http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...usb-panel.html

PC reboots if someone walk by

are the sort of thing that can be the cause for #1.
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17 Dec 2010   #60

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
What are the chances the GPU isn't 100% ?
After 3 power supplies going up in smoke, I'm surprised that there is anything from the original build that still works. The fun part is determining what is causing them to blow in the first place,

1. Possible short somewhere in the case, not enough to cause immediate issues but over time.

2. Bad motherboard to begin with

3. Not strong enough PSU to begin with (this one can pretty much be ruled out based on the specs of the 3)

4. Bad or u8nclean power right at the wall. This can only be tested when you know all components are good, and plug in another receptacle that is not on the same circuit as the current one.

Also with 3 power supplies going and finally killing the motherboard, may just find that that is what is wrong with the video card(s) as well.

The problems in these two threads,

http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...usb-panel.html

PC reboots if someone walk by

are the sort of thing that can be the cause for #1.
Nope, see only the first two PSU's, which were both OCZ psu's (first was 800w, 2nd was 700w), burnt out and also I NEVER hook my pc straight to the wall, I have a surge protector. I'm not that dumb, plus the 3rd PSU is still work fine and the reason the first two burnt out was because I didn't read into the specs of the first two PSU's, they didn't have the correct wattage or amp for my gpu's. Once I finally did my homework and got my current (3rd and still working) PSU it worked fine. But, it is possible my CPU is somehow not 100% but both my GPU's are 100% working condition. I've done lots of research and many people have had a similar issue to what I'm having now with the screen flickering, flashing and all kinds of annoying stuff. What I'm doing now is taking a clean HD and installing Windows 7 ult x64 with this new mobo which I'm almost certain will clear things up. If, for some reason, the problem persists then it's obviously just my crap luck of getting a bad mobo, or that my CPU 'MIGHT' not be working 100% which could cause all kinds of issues to pop up.

I've built/assembled over approx 2,000 computers when I was with the school board of Pinellas County, in every school here... High Schools, Middle Shcools, Elementary and more. Even though a large majority of them were pre-built, I still had to go through and open each one to make custom chanes according to the specs that each school wanted etc... and as for custom pc's (i.e. gaming pc's, vid ed pc's) I've only built maybe 35 of them for friends, family, clients and myself which in all cases but ONE (my buddy brett) they turned out great and still work to this day. When I was younger, we use to have huge LAN parties (fun!!) and after I'd network it all up we'd have a blast. They would always try to "fix" their own pc's which made it worse and I'd end up fixing it for them, but they always asked me, "Jim, how come EVERY time we have a LAN party your computer never crashes and how come you never have to fix the pc's you build for yourself?!" I honestly didn't know why, but I told them, "Dude, I go the magic touch." .... until NOW lol! One of those friends found out about my issue I'm having now with my mobo and was stunned, he posted it ALL over Facebook.

Anyways, I'll start a new thread on a diff forum area when I'm done doing what I'm doing. If any of you live in the Tampa Bay, FL area let me know... I just moved back here from Orlando, FL. Cyaz and thx again.

James
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