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Windows 7: A Rebuild Gone Bad

07 Jan 2011   #21
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Don't dispair this is the fun of computing ??......with luck it's something simple like a connection. At the very least you will be able to test all options before taking to a repair test bed. Keep smiling and learning !
I'm doin my best but my dad is a very negative person so it gets hard to work with that but he knows more than I do so I can't complain.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Don't dispair this is the fun of computing ??......with luck it's something simple like a connection. At the very least you will be able to test all options before taking to a repair test bed. Keep smiling and learning !
Indeed when it comes to computers there isn't anything your not capable of fixing yourself, I've worked on computers for hours before i found the solution. Sometimes you must walk away and have a breather.

- Tony
I can't imagine its anything too serious, the computer runs and sounds normal I'm just not getting the image. The PSU is new but I suppose that could be it, or my GPU is being a power hog?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by St4vr0s View Post
I had this happen to one of my machines at work the other day. I used a multi meter and found out is was the PSU.

When I did reasearch it seemed that from working to not working (not even POST) is often the PSU or the Mobo, surley if the GPU was the issue there would be some form of POST?
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by St4vr0s View Post
I had this happen to one of my machines at work the other day. I used a multi meter and found out is was the PSU.

When I did reasearch it seemed that from working to not working (not even POST) is often the PSU or the Mobo, surley if the GPU was the issue there would be some form of POST?
Agreed, normally its 3 things, Motherboard, PSU or Memory either reseated or replaced.
My guess is the memory or PSU, since the bios is not booting my dad is convinced that there is something else wrong. The thing I personally don't get is how it goes from working fine to starting up, freezing, and then displaying nothing.


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07 Jan 2011   #22
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I took another look and I do not see a gpu on the motherboard, even in the manual, just a sound card.
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07 Jan 2011   #23
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
I took another look and I do not see a gpu on the motherboard, even in the manual, just a sound card.
You try what i suggested and unplug anything you dont need, keyboard mouse, extra HD all memory but 1 stick. reseat that stick, reseat your video card?

- Tony
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07 Jan 2011   #24
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TonyTiger2004 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
I took another look and I do not see a gpu on the motherboard, even in the manual, just a sound card.
You try what i suggested and unplug anything you dont need, keyboard mouse, extra HD all memory but 1 stick. reseat that stick, reseat your video card?

- Tony
Just tried it, same result. Mouse and keyboard are unplugged. All memory but 1 stick is out, reseated it, as well as video card.
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07 Jan 2011   #25
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TonyTiger2004 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
I took another look and I do not see a gpu on the motherboard, even in the manual, just a sound card.
You try what i suggested and unplug anything you dont need, keyboard mouse, extra HD all memory but 1 stick. reseat that stick, reseat your video card?

- Tony
Just tried it, same result. Mouse and keyboard are unplugged. All memory but 1 stick is out, reseated it, as well as video card.
You try a different stick of memory in a different slot? Can also use a volt meter to check voltages of your PSU.
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07 Jan 2011   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
I took another look and I do not see a gpu on the motherboard, even in the manual, just a sound card.
There is no on-board graphics on your Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i SLI Mainboard
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07 Jan 2011   #27
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TonyTiger2004 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TonyTiger2004 View Post

You try what i suggested and unplug anything you dont need, keyboard mouse, extra HD all memory but 1 stick. reseat that stick, reseat your video card?

- Tony
Just tried it, same result. Mouse and keyboard are unplugged. All memory but 1 stick is out, reseated it, as well as video card.
You try a different stick of memory in a different slot? Can also use a volt meter to check voltages of your PSU.
Just did, different slot, different stick, same result. Don't have a volt meter

I'm saying at this point its the GPU, that is my guess.
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07 Jan 2011   #28
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If the bios ran through and the OS was starting up when it froze the first time I started it with a new monitor would it suggest the PSU/Mobo/CPU or could it still be the GPU?
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07 Jan 2011   #29
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
If the bios ran through and the OS was starting up when it froze the first time I started it with a new monitor would it suggest the PSU/Mobo/CPU or could it still be the GPU?
Absolutely if your getting a black screen then yes it could still be the GPU
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07 Jan 2011   #30
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

OK, is it just me or can a computer once boot and display without on board graphics or a GPU card installed ? Is this a case of the mystery GPU?
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