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New build ocassionaly boots.

 
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Fry1330



Joined: 03 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: New build ocassionaly boots. Reply with quote

Hi,
Ive just built my first PC, after everything going well at the start. I seem to off hit a brick wall.
When I turn my computer on the fans start spinning and everything seems to be booting okay, but nothing show on the screen.
I tried it several times and then it worked fine and I managed to install windows and update all my software. After turning it of, the problem persisted. Now it takes about 30 re-starts before it finally boots and shows on the screen, and then it works fine.
Initially I thought it could be the screen but testing it on another PC it works fine.
Ive tried re-setting the BIOS memory on the mobo and it often works first time after doing so. The problem is I have no similar computer to test the components.
Could anyone please shed some light on why its being so unstable, as I really need it working to do my uni work.
Thanks a lot.
James
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's difficult to tell what is causing the problem as the symptoms point at several possibilities. It does however sound like there could be something making a poor contact, try reseating all of the components and cables. Also, are you sure the PSU you are using is capable of supplying enough power for the components it is driving?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a PC that does a similar thing. Interestingly it starts fine so long as I don't turn it off at the plug ever.

It might be worth updating your firmware - you never know.
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