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Windows 7: Computer froze and now doesn't even boot.

23 Apr 2011   #11
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ah :/
well, I guess i'll just have to accept that it's dead :/
any ideas why it just froze like that?


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23 Apr 2011   #12
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
ah :/
well, I guess i'll just have to accept that it's dead :/
any ideas why it just froze like that?
Yeah because it died. It was still getting power to some of the components, like the video card, so it just kept the last image displaying. Once it got shut down completely the part/s that had totally failed stopped it from powering back up.
Since the fans are running there is power to the board and the board is feeding that power to the fan connectors but as far as it actually powering the board that isn't happening.

Have you tried a different power supply. I don't think it will help.
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23 Apr 2011   #13
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yeah, i tried a different power supply yesterday and the same happened :/
thanks for clearing it up
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23 Apr 2011   #14
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Before we throw the horse out with the bath water...

Let's try a few things.
Firstly, disconnect everything from your motherboard (ram, hard drives, cd drives, video card and all cards that you plug in), and plug in just the psu, and power the machine on. Try starting it with just the CPU installed and the power supply plugged in. That'll truly tell us if it's a dead motherboard (no beep codes = no effort to find devices = dead), or a malfunctioning device.
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23 Apr 2011   #15
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

okay, just tried it with everything disconnected, just the two power connectors to the mobo and the front panel power switch connector - still just the fans
Also tried with everything disconnected and with the different processor, still just fans
I couldn't visually see anything that looked wrong on the board. Might a multimeter be able to confirm the suspicions?
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23 Apr 2011   #16
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
okay, just tried it with everything disconnected, just the two power connectors to the mobo and the front panel power switch connector - still just the fans
Also tried with everything disconnected and with the different processor, still just fans
I couldn't visually see anything that looked wrong on the board. Might a multimeter be able to confirm the suspicions?
Maybe if you know your way around the motherboard circuits.

Really I know what the manufacturers do with boards like this. They throw them away.
These board are made on a machine, component placement, soldering the whole works. They can produce 5-10-15-100 boards in the time it would take them to just troubleshoot the problem. Then even more time to maybe fix it, if it could be fixed.

So what if you find something. That is if you know what to look for.

If the board is still under warranty RMA it. If not buy one that will take all your current parts.
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23 Apr 2011   #17
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

well it's from a 2005 fujitsu siemens, so i guess any warranty expired
thanks for the idea of getting a new mobo that supports my current parts - i hadn't considered that, but i guess it would tide me over better than my laptop would until i have enough to build my dream computer.
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23 Apr 2011   #18
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah I know what you mean by Dream Computer.
But the only problem with that is what the dream is today will change in a day/week/month.

I just built a new system about 1.5 months ago and I've already changed HDD, put in a SSD, and more RAM, up to the MAX of my board (16GBs), and I'm looking at at the supposed new chipsets coming out soon.

Good luck with everything.
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23 Apr 2011   #19
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yeah, I agree with it being outdated quickly. Before I changed anything in this coumputer, it and it's 512MB of RAM were considered a top of the range media computer
The times changed quickly then, and they are speeding up. SSDs are getting bigger and bigger, HDDs are now at 3TB, the amount of RAM one stick can now hold makes me amazed...
With my dream computer, I want it to be able to have more than 24GB of RAM, which most mobos can't handle and would probably be insane. But, i'm fed up with really slow computers and I want to build a machine that I will seriously struggle pushing to the limit.
I twould be nice if motherboard processor compatability was more standard :/
Thanks for the good luck, I also wish you luck with your current build and any future builds/alterations
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23 Apr 2011   #20
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry that didn't help.

Well, if you can live with the laptop for two or three months, buy a nice motherboard with this paycheck, and then buy a nice CPU with the next one, and do so until you've all the parts you need.
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