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Windows 7: Computer Crashed and won't start

19 Feb 2012   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried the BIOS clearing that essenbe linked to? I would try the third method of removing the CMOS battery and then short the two battery contacts to be sure the BIOS is cleared. Pull out the power cable from the PSU when you do this. This will re-set everything including the BIOS clock, which will go back to near the manufacturing date of the board.

I've had a lot of no POSTing. Some things to try:
Remove all but one DRAM stick, leave the one closest to the CPU.
Disconnect all drives from the motherboard.
IF you can get into BIOS now, go set the boot order and basic DRAM settings, nothing else. Power off, re-connect your OS drive only and see how it goes. This does sound like a bad board.


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19 Feb 2012   #12
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I think it beeps right after it detects the graphics card. I would suspect that if your graphics card checks out, it is a CPU or Motherboard/chipset, of PSU issue that is stopping it from getting that far. It has to have a graphics card recognized before it goes on to detect and report on other peripherals - it hasn't even gotten to detecting any hard drives yet me thinks.
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20 Feb 2012   #13
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

When you don't get a beep, it's either the power supply, or less so the cpu, and even much less so the mobo, in that order.
Unlikely the mobo. When they go, it's normally in their first month of use. Pretty much the same with the cpu. They go early in their life, if they go (overclocking or overheating are other issues). How long have you been using this mobo-cpu combination? Do you run 24/7?

When I was working, I had to replace 8 of 11 Thermaltakes I came across. I wouldn't trust them. The way you tested your psu is not definitive of its' ability to perform under a load.

If you have a really good friend, and one of you is handy around desktops, break his pc down temporarily and bring his psu to your machine & replace yours with his.

This will label or eliminate that part as the problem.
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20 Feb 2012   #14
Dreath

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Alright so, I ran the pc without the VGA, won't post. Disconnected both VGA and DVD reader, won't post. Disconnected VGA, DVD reader, 1 HDD won't post. Disconnected VGA, DVD reader and both HDD, won't post. I can't really get another PSU cause the 2 friends I have that use desktop pc are out of town so I'll have to pay someone to check it out :/ (I hate to do this xD, I never had to pay someone to fix my computer)
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20 Feb 2012   #15
Dreath

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Have you tried the BIOS clearing that essenbe linked to? I would try the third method of removing the CMOS battery and then short the two battery contacts to be sure the BIOS is cleared. Pull out the power cable from the PSU when you do this. This will re-set everything including the BIOS clock, which will go back to near the manufacturing date of the board.

I've had a lot of no POSTing. Some things to try:
Remove all but one DRAM stick, leave the one closest to the CPU.
Disconnect all drives from the motherboard.
IF you can get into BIOS now, go set the boot order and basic DRAM settings, nothing else. Power off, re-connect your OS drive only and see how it goes. This does sound like a bad board.
I tryed BIOS clearing without any changes, and I have never overclocked anything. Even if I did, the motherboard has a OC protection thingy and it resets itself if you fail to OC
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20 Feb 2012   #16
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Dreath:
Bringing it in for a techie to service will cost $95-$125 labor besides the part.
Try this first; it may solve the issue. Purchase an Antec Earthwatts (or Corsair) 750w, and replace your existing. At least you'll know you have quality in there.

It's not your video card; if IT was the culprit, you'd get a series of beeps. Hook it up along with your boot hd & let's see if you post and boot at that point with the new psu.

How long had you run this mobo-cpu combo?
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21 Feb 2012   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Also did you try with only one memory stick?
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21 Feb 2012   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If you will remove all the ram and try to start it, you should get a whole serise of beeps. If you do, that's a good thing. It tells you your motherboard is doing what it should.
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21 Feb 2012   #19
Cadiaqe

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Have you checked on the PSU and see if it is still functioning?
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21 Feb 2012   #20
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

IF the psu is bad, the BIOS post won't get to memory check. Post won't even start.
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