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Windows 7: Restart Cycle Problem on my newly built system.

24 Dec 2011   #1
altek

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Restart Cycle Problem on my newly built system.

Need some serious help someone, anyone! I am freaking out over here.

I put together my new rig tonight:

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K
MOBO - MSI P67A-G43 (B3)
Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Hard Drive - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III (SSD)
Power Supply - SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V
Case - Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel
GPU EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB
CD-ROM/DVD-RW - ASUS 24X DVD Burner


Mounted the mobo, installed the CPU and fan, made all the necessary mobo connections, installed the PSU, installed the video card, SSD drive and CD/DVD rom drive. Installed RAM. Made all the necessary power connections and double and triple checked everything. Built it just like I built my last rig. So I go to fire it up so I can get Win 7 on this bad boy and I am having some type of problem. I power up the PSU and hit the power button and the LEDs light up, fan starts up and it seems the computer is starting.. then about 2-3 seconds later it shuts off and turns back on and repeats this over and over until I manually shut the power. In that 2-3 second window, I tried opening the ROM drive and it works. It just seems like the computer is stuck in a restart cycle. It won't start up, just turns on and keeps restarting endlessly.

A few things to note is the hard drive is 2.5 and I don't have a 2.5 bay, but am getting a 3.5 mount for it Monday ASAP but I don't think that is the issue to be honest. It's flat and stable. Also, this SSD drive is going to be used to install Win 7 on and used just for an OS. I have other HD's with all my media and etc on. I am new to SSD's and also the whole SATA 3.0/6.0 thing.

Any suggestions as to what is wrong? I can't figure it out and I am going crazy losing my mind.


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24 Dec 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My first suggestion is to alternate ram , better yet it's best to have a minimal amount in there regardless for installing windows, it just tends to go more smoothly that way.

You can also try starting it without any ram in it at all.
If the motherboard is working properly it should beep, or at least alter it's behavior in some way being started with no ram in it.
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24 Dec 2011   #3
altek

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
My first suggestion is to alternate ram , better yet it's best to have a minimal amount in there regardless for installing windows, it just tends to go more smoothly that way.

You can also try starting it without any ram in it at all.
If the motherboard is working properly it should beep, or at least alter it's behavior in some way being started with no ram in it.
Yep. I found out it was a RAM issue. PC starts up fine now. Now I just have to install Win 7.
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24 Dec 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah behavior like that is 90% of the time a ram issue, and about 10% of the time a bad motherboard.
Glad you are sorted
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