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Windows 7: New build not booting

08 Apr 2010   #21
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Well, I took the mobo out, installed the heatsink, and am still having the same issue. The mobo has error LEDs on it, and just before it shuts off, LED 2 is lit. Looking in the manual indicates that this is a VGA error.
Take out your NVIDIA PCI card once, and try it with the onboard graphics chipset. You'll have to enable the onboard graphics in the BIOS if you disabled it when you installed your graphics card.


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08 Apr 2010   #22
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Well, I took the mobo out, installed the heatsink, and am still having the same issue. The mobo has error LEDs on it, and just before it shuts off, LED 2 is lit. Looking in the manual indicates that this is a VGA error.
Take out your NVIDIA PCI card once, and try it with the onboard graphics chipset. You'll have to enable the onboard graphics in the BIOS if you disabled it when you installed your graphics card.
I did...booted it with no hardware hooked up except the HD. Still started up, and about 5 seconds later shut down, never even got to the BIOS. Just took out the CMOS battery and am going to put it back in in an hour.
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08 Apr 2010   #23
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Clearing the CMOS was my next suggestion, so we are on the same page. You only need to wait a couple minutes to clear the CMOS. Short the CMOS jumper with the battery still in [power cord removed from PSU]. This clears it just fine. Taking the battery out, and waiting isn't necassary.
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08 Apr 2010   #24
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Tried that...still nothing. Disconnected everything from the PSU except the mobo, still nothing. This is freaking frustrating.
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08 Apr 2010   #25
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Tried that...still nothing. Disconnected everything from the PSU except the mobo, still nothing. This is freaking frustrating.
Even the hard drive? I've had that happen to me plenty of times because of a bad hard drive connection. Just a blank screen when I power up, no BIOS.....nothing.

You've cleaned your memory modules up, and reseated them too?
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08 Apr 2010   #26
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Yep. I can't even get to POST...
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08 Apr 2010   #27
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

If I was you I would read the motherboard manual slowly. You have to be missing something. Are you sure you cleared the CMOS? Sometimes motherboards ship with the CMOS shorted already, so you might have to change it to the other pin. Check the manual for the correct pins if you haven't already. I know this is extremely frustrating for you, but we'll figure it out. Take it slow, and remember to breath.

Oh, and tossing the PC out the window won't help. Trust me....LOL
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08 Apr 2010   #28
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
If I was you I would read the motherboard manual slowly. You have to be missing something. Are you sure you cleared the CMOS? Sometimes motherboards ship with the CMOS shorted already, so you might have to change it to the other pin. Check the manual for the correct pins if you haven't already. I know this is extremely frustrating for you, but we'll figure it out. Take it slow, and remember to breath.

Oh, and tossing the PC out the window won't help. Trust me....LOL
Hmm...well, the CMOS jumper is in the correct position. Although it looks like I accidentally plugged the system fan into the NB fan slot. I don't think that that would keep the system from booting though.
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08 Apr 2010   #29
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Some motherboards won't fire up with the CPU fan not plugged into the correct header. Generally they put out more voltage for higher RPM's than the system header. If your CPU fan isn't getting the proper RPM's because of that, it won't fire up. It's a protection feature. Check that too.

I'm beginning to think you may have a CPU failure. God, let's hope not. Two DOA boards can happen though. It's a toss up at this point, but we'll keep trying.
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08 Apr 2010   #30
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Some motherboards won't fire up with the CPU fan not plugged into the correct header. Generally they put out more voltage for higher RPM's than the system header. If your CPU fan isn't getting the proper RPM's because of that, it won't fire up. It's a protection feature. Check that too.

I'm beginning to think you may have a CPU failure. God, let's hope not. Two DOA boards can happen though. It's a toss up at this point, but we'll keep trying.
Yeah, I'm starting to think CPU as well. I could always pull mine out of here and check it, as they are both LGA775 Chips.
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