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Motherboards PC failing to boot

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by chris182, 9 Jul 2013.

  1. chris182

    chris182 New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been having a few problems with my PC recently. It's the one in my sig.

    First off it wouldn't output signal from my GPU so after trying it in a few different machines and PCIe slots I sent that off for an RMA.

    That has just arrived back today and after installing it my PC BSODs during boot and constantly boot cycles (the BSOD only flashes up, so I can't get an error code off it).

    I tried again with a different GPU I have lying around (an old quadro) and had the same problem.

    I removed both GPUs planning on running it without a GPU as had been doing while this one was in Germany however now the PC won't boot at all. I get to the Windows failed to start normally screen, tell it to continue to Windows, my screen goes blank and then I get the POST screen again. This will continue until I power off my PC.

    To me this seems like there may be an issue with my motherboard, but I want to get a few more opinions before I start an RMA there.

    Thanks in advance!

    Chris
     
  2. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Or a nerffed windows install.
     
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  3. chris182

    chris182 New Member

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    But what I don't understand is why simply putting in a GPU would cause that, and surely if Windows were having issues with the change in hardware it would be okay when I took it back out.

    That being said, this is next on my list of things to try, just need to make a Windows install USB or find a spare CD drive!
     
  4. workingclass

    workingclass New Member

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    Can you check temps and voltages in BIOS?

    Can you boot into safe mode? something like pressing f8 or whatever (just google it) at startup.
     
  5. stjimmy69

    stjimmy69 New Member

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    I'd check all the connections on your motherboard, power connectors and the like. It sounds daft but as a techie, i've seen a lot of problems like this where something has come loose when the case has been moved around when fitting the GPU.
    I had the same issue with mine when i moved house, turned out that the 24pin connector had wriggled free when it was being moved.

    (and no, connector issues don't always prevent POST and its well worth checking anyway even as a longshot)
     

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