Have just joined as am about to rip the last of my hair out or go and hunt down Mr W. Gates. My issue is with a non booting home build pc but 1st I will list the faults to date.
My PC was as follows
Win 7 HPrem 64Bit
ASROCK Penryn 3xSli MOBO
Intel q6600 @ 2.4
4 gig of SLi ram
1 x SSD (Booot)
2 x WD Cav Blue for Apps
2 x Storage drives non raided.
1 x SATA DVD Drive.
The system was working fine up until 1st march. I shut the PC down and when I went to boot up the next day nothing, not even BIOS. I did all of the usual tests and came to the conclusion that the MOBO had died. It is also worth noting that on the last night I had the PC running I installed Windows 7 SP1!
After assuming the worst and waiting 3 weeks for a new motherboard from the US I assembled the PC back together & it worked fine.The PC is the same build as above save for the motherboard which is now
Acer MC72XE, It is a branded form of an MSI P7N diamond.
All systems boooted up fine. I installed Windows 7 64bit with no issues. I then installed Windows 7 SP1 and low and behold the next day (Yesterday) I went to boot in the morning and nothing, black screen. no BIOS, no beeps no nothing. Fortunately the new board has LEDS to show which components were working and it seemed all was fine. How could a 1 day old board die I thought. After trying some radical approaches ie holding the power button down for an hour or so there came a single long beep from the board. Something Ii thought. I then removed the +12v Atx plug switched on then off, replugged the 12v and bang up she fired. There were still a few issues though, the bios didnt see the ONXY2 SSD and so i had to reset CMOS again and it eventuallly fired up. I used the PC all day yesterday, shut it down and bang Ive come in today to use it annd nothing again. I can only suspect Windows 7 SP1 now as the chances of 2 motherboards dying under teh same circumstances seems a bit too much for me to believe!
Has anyone else experienced this kind of behaviour following Sp1 install, is it due to the nforce chipset or just mroe shoddy work from Microsoft? Law suits are now crossing my mind. Anny advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance