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Windows 7: Changed from Intel to AMD mobo, windows will not boot

07 Aug 2015   #1
metalh3ad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Changed from Intel to AMD mobo, windows will not boot

I'm having a huge issue with my new build. I upgraded from a very outdated Intel mobo and processor to an AMD setup. I turn the machine on and everything powers up no problem but nothing boots, not even the BIOS. I can't even boot from the disk drive to reinstall windows. Could really use some help on this one.


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07 Aug 2015   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Are you getting any beeps after power-on? Not coming out of the BIOS boot is often related to an improperly installed CPU or memory modules and/or defective parts. A little more info on your hardware might help.
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07 Aug 2015   #3
metalh3ad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Are you getting any beeps after power-on? Not coming out of the BIOS boot is often related to an improperly installed CPU or memory modules and/or defective parts. A little more info on your hardware might help.
Not a sound. But I don't have a working chassis speaker, would that effect whether or not I would hear anything? The mobo I just installed is an Asrock N68-GS/USB3 FX, with a 6-core Vishera 3.2GHz CPU, 8GB DDR3 (don't know the speed, bought it almost 4 years ago before I knew to pay attention tion to that kind of thing), 250GB OS drive, 1TB slave drive, and a Nvidia GTX 750Ti 2GB GPU
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07 Aug 2015   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Many motherboards have a small piezo speaker built in, others don't. If the BIOS boot POST (Power On Self Test) is stopping, it's probably sounding beeps. The beep count will indicate a problem area or error. No speaker, no beep so we'll just be guessing at the error.

Be sure your Power Supply can support the new motherboard and GPU.

Make sure all your power cables are attached to the correct pins. Your motherboard shows a 24+8 configuration; However, it states a 20+4 can be used if connected correctly. Review your MB documentation for the correct placement if you're using 20+4 cables/PSU.

Check the memory modules and make sure they are compatible with the MB. Also make sure they are installed correctly. Apparently, the MB supports both DDR2 and DDR3 but MUST be installed in a specific way or the MB will be damaged.

Check the CPU for bent pins or miss-installed. Be sure NO compound has come in contact with the pins or the circuit traces on the motherboard.
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07 Aug 2015   #5
metalh3ad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Many motherboards have a small piezo speaker built in, others don't. If the BIOS boot POST (Power On Self Test) is stopping, it's probably sounding beeps. The beep count will indicate a problem area or error. No speaker, no beep so we'll just be guessing at the error.

Be sure your Power Supply can support the new motherboard and GPU.

Make sure all your power cables are attached to the correct pins. Your motherboard shows a 24+8 configuration; However, it states a 20+4 can be used if connected correctly. Review your MB documentation for the correct placement if you're using 20+4 cables/PSU.

Check the memory modules and make sure they are compatible with the MB. Also make sure they are installed correctly. Apparently, the MB supports both DDR2 and DDR3 but MUST be installed in a specific way or the MB will be damaged.

Check the CPU for bent pins or miss-installed. Be sure NO compound has come in contact with the pins or the circuit traces on the motherboard.
Already checked that everything was clean, undamaged and seated correctly. My PSU is a 600W that can support 20+4, 24+4, and 24+8. I believe my memory is 1066 but I honestly don't know. And I doubt the exact model I have is still sold, as I said it's rather old.
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07 Aug 2015   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I would suggest connecting a chassis speaker. It's the only way to determine why the POST is failing. Well, not the only way but it's the cheapest way. The only other method is to purchase a POST display card. Some high-end MBs have LEDs to display the error. I didn't see that on your MB but I scanned the manual quickly.
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07 Aug 2015   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Here's the Beep Codes:


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07 Aug 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If you powered it on is there any lights showing on the mother board ?
Is the power button illuminating or is there any indication power is on anywhere ?

Most psu's have a small switch on them does yours ?
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07 Aug 2015   #9
metalh3ad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I would suggest connecting a chassis speaker. It's the only way to determine why the POST is failing. Well, not the only way but it's the cheapest way. The only other method is to purchase a POST display card. Some high-end MBs have LEDs to display the error. I didn't see that on your MB but I scanned the manual quickly.
Found a working case speaker. No beeps at all when I power it up.
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07 Aug 2015   #10
metalh3ad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
If you powered it on is there any lights showing on the mother board ?
Is the power button illuminating or is there any indication power is on anywhere ?

Most psu's have a small switch on them does yours ?
Yes, everything powers up. Fans, cpu cooler, hard disks, disk drive, everything.
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