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ASUS X501a does not start up(fan spins, HDD does not spin, black screen)

Repairing my friend's ASUS X501a laptop. After power up, it goes into a black screen. The fan spins a few seconds after powering up , but HDD refuses to spin. I have tried the following: Plugged a ...
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Troubleshooting PC power-on irregularity, narrowed down to ASUS VRM Spread Spectrum, why?

There are many resources online regarding the issue when the PC shutsdown a few seconds after pressing the power button. I have a variation of the problem which is reproducible under certain ...
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PC Continues fast short beep or Continues long beep

I hope I can ask this one here. Can Anyone please help me on this. I was trying to format my pc since the bootmgr is missing., MY pc has a motherboard Asus H61ME. I have a Video card GeForce GT 620 ...
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ASUS laptop stuck in splash screen loop. Can't access BIOS with HDD installed

I have an ASUS laptop (model u56e, windows 7 64-bit) that is baffling me right now. I was recently on a trip, laptop working fine, though partitioned SATA HDD a bit overloaded with vacay pics. On way ...
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Diagnosing Motherboard/CPU/ (most likely) GPU

OK, so I am trying to salvage my Mum's old PC for which she had bought a new power supply. After that it worked for a long time. After that time, it wouldn't boot (fans would come on very loud, power ...
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Z77-DS3H, I5-3570K system hangs on bios splash screen

My computer setup: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H rev 1.1 CPU: i5-3570K CPU VGA: Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 2GB Current BIOS version: F10f So yesterday I decided to overclock my CPU. First of all i tried ...
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Is clearing CMOS and flashing BIOS same operation?

My friends' desktop PC won't boot, shows nothing on display, confirmed that everything's working fine, but BIOS is corrupted..need to flash the BIOS using bootable CD/USB (Hiren's boot CD or Ultimate ...
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1answer
40 views

Freenas box Motherboard sometimes does not boot from USB

I have a Freenas box that boots from a USB stick. It has been fine for a few years, but recently it has stopped detecting the USB stick at boot time and will not boot from USB. Instead it goes into ...
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47 views

Computer does not boot, often

I've ran into a issue with my computer that it does no longer reach POST, but simply powers on for a fraction of a second and powers off. But this is not always, some times it boots just normally and ...
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CMOS failure MSI motherboard

I recently tried to get an old MSI P965 Neo motherboard working, but the cmos is getting cleared every time i boot the pc. I tried a new 2032 3v battery, but it still wasnt working. I can get into the ...
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Is my motherboard failing, or is there some other issue?

So, several months ago I put together my own desktop PC. I set up a dual boot to Windows and Ubuntu. Recently, without changing any settings or installing anything new, the wifi stopped working on ...
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225 views

Unknown CPU detected, Bios Update is Required to Unleash it's Full Power

I have Asus P5K SE motherboard i recently changer the CPUfrom core2quad to core2due after the change i got a message at the very beginning of the boot "Unknown CPU detected, Bios Update is Required ...
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19 views

Motherboard BEEPS Code

I am using Gigabyte motherboard, today my PC suddenly when black and the beep sound begins. I tried to restart my PC, but when it try to boot into windows, same beep sound appear again. I have to ...
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33 views

Does my motherboard support booting from SD card?

How do I check if my motherboard supports booting from an SD card? (In my case this is a Dell XPS 15 I bought sometime in 2010.)
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22 views

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherbaord and Archlinux UEFI boot

Is it possible to UEFI boot Archlinux using the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard with an SSD attached. I have tried several things specified on their wiki, including EUFI boot from a USB drive, ...
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2answers
44 views

New computer build unable to start

I am building a new computer and I've encountered a problem; once my out of box build was done I tested the computer to see if it could start. It would only power on for like a second then shut down. ...
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1answer
28 views

Beep ×11? Computer beep when booting

This is an issue which is happening me with a computer having Asrock 939A8X-M motherboard. When it is all complete (with everything connected) the fans do start but the rest of the components seem ...
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19 views

Graphic card beeps on startup

I know 'Graphic card beeping on startup' is a very common problem, but my problem is a little different. I have been using this graphic card for the past few months and it had been working fine. My ...
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25 views

Does the Asus P8P67 Pro have a scheduled boot option?

I have a custom built computer with an Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard and an i5 2500K CPU, running Windows 7 64 bit. Is it possible to setup this motherboard (if needed using the BIOS) to boot at 17h15 ...
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213 views

MSI H81M E33 Mobo - Now won't boot

Just bought myself a new bare bones system that runs the MSI H81M E33 Mobo. Droppped my current SSD into the system, and off it went happy as larry. Installed all MOBO drivers and all running well, ...
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50 views

Changed CPU and system doesn't boot. Put back old CPU, it doesn't boot either

Ok, this is my motherboard: GA-945PL-DS3 (rev. 2.0). When I bought this PC it came with Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz. Now, I bought new processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2 x 2.66 GHz. I removed old CPU and ...
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Updated BIOS on Asus laptop. Black screen

I updated my the BIOS on my laptop yesterday, and now when I think back, I might have chosen the wrong file to update the BIOS with..... sigh.. So now when I press the power button the computer makes ...
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45 views

Not able to enter bios from restart

I have an asus Sabertooth 990FX motherboard running BIOS revision 1604. I previously had to RMA it and they sent me a new one. Since then I've haven't been able to get into BIOS on restart, but from a ...
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73 views

Restoring BIOS on an Asus P5B-LA motherboard after using wrong BIOS update file

I found a post and replies regarding the restoring of a computer after a failed BIOS update (flashing on an Asus P5B motherboard), and was wondering if it would work as well on the P4B-LA motherboard ...
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1answer
121 views

SATA Drives On Intel 945 Board

I have an old/dead (assembled) Intel 945G Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz machine. I bought new seagate SATA HDD & SATA DVD Drive & connected to it. I have been facing below error while booting up: ...
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Why my PC won't boot up?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 (OnBoard Graphics) Core: Intel i5 3350P (No Graphics Included) RAM: Kingston KVR13N9S8/4 When I press the power button, the only thing that the PC does is "buzzing" ...
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101 views

Hard disk detects but doesn't boot, CD ROM gets detected as MATSHITA rv10 downloader

I started getting the Select proper boot media... notice on booting up my PC. I tried changing the slots on the motherboard, the cables, everything, but it still didn't work. I figured my SATA hard ...
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1answer
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can't access bios solid motherboard beep

You can skip this part if you just want to get to the point. goto :question I have a toshiba satellite c885, that originally had windows 8 installed. I deleted windows 8, and ...
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1answer
41 views

BIOS troubleshooting - how it become corrupted?

Recently I was repairing two computers: 8+ years old core 2 duo, and 1 year old core i3. Both had problems with booting. First one: no video output, no beeps, leds & fans on, second one: no video ...
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166 views

Debugging a “Somewhat” Faulty PC Component

TL;DR: I have a component that fails very infrequently, preventing my computer from POSTing (I am suspicious that this may be a motherboard issue). Since I cannot reliably reproduce this error, what ...
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155 views

Change motherboard and CPU drivers of Windows XP without booting

I have a very old pc running Windows XP that died. I took the hard drive and connected it to a new system which has new CPU and motherboard (ASUS P5K-VM). When I switch on, Windows XP boot menu ...
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BSOD crash. CPU fan turning on and off. The computer won't boot. Processor thermal trip error

One of my friend's desktop suddenly crashed and is throwing up random symptoms. The following is how the issues have taken place: The Operating System (Windows 7) abruptly crashed with a BSOD error ...
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360 views

ASUS H81M-E - DVI display does not work at bootup or in the bios, but works fine in windows

I just put together a new system built around an ASUS H81M-E motherboard. The bare essential setup has a zalman 500W PSU, H81M-E, intel i5-4440 and corsair 1600 1x8GB DIMM. I connected my monitor ...
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227 views

Cannot boot a Windows UEFI installation with Intel Graphics HD 4000 without CSM

Problem I am attempting to convert my Windows 8.1 Pro installation from BIOS to UEFI. I followed these instructions. However, I cannot boot without the enabling the Compatibility Support Module ...
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1answer
87 views

What would prevent me from getting into my BIOS settings?

I just fired up my new machine for the first time. The motherboard is an Asus ROG Rampage IV Extreme. When I turn on the machine everything comes to life and the ROG logo appears on my screen and ...
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59 views

Desktop Computer - One Second Shutdown

Hello superuser community. My computer just died on me yesterday, I've spent over five hours trying to figure out what broke but had no success. My computer's hardware CPU - Intel I5 2500K @ ...
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Motherboard posts after electrical short but does not boot

Edit: I'd like to note that in my post-mortem I found out that I had, indeed, plugged the jumper onto the wrong header. Ugh. Just because they're both labeled "HD Audio" doesn't mean that they should ...
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RAM Doesn't make a click sound when installing

So I built my first PC and I have a asus m5a97 le r2.0 motherboard and one stick of corsair vengeance Lp 8gb black version cml8gx3m1a1600c10 ram. it goes in the slot but no click. once i turn on my pc ...
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New build won't boot to BIOS, continuous sets of 3 long beeps

I have an ASRock z87, with 1 stick of 8GB ram, GTX 770 GPU, a corsair hx750 PSU and an i5 3.4ghz processor, all of which are connected properly. Every time I boot from replugging my PSU in, it boots ...
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1answer
213 views

How do I tell what component is preventing my computer from booting for the first time?

This is the build: Intel Core i3-4130T Haswell MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE ADATA XPG V1.0 series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 ...
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168 views

Unable to access “Boot Menu”on windows XP and MSI motherboard

I have windows XP SP2 & MSI motherboard, but i am unable to know how i can access the Boot Menu on windows start. Currently when i start my windows, i do not have the option to access the Boot ...
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62 views

PC powers on but doesn't boot

My pc powers on and fans start running when i press the power button but monitor shows nothing and no boot sound from pc. I removed the memory modules, gpu, hdd but the pc still doesn't boot or ...
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1answer
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PC starts, shuts down, then continues to run

I just assembled my new desktop. This is the configuration: MB: ASUS Maximus VI Gene CPU: i7-4771 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston (2x 8GB) HDD: Seagate 4TB PSU: Raidmax RX-600AF GPU: on-board graphics ...
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What does this beep code mean?

When I wanted to start my laptop today (an Acer Aspire 8920G), the laptop started beeping. I know this beeping is a POST error code, but I can not figure out which one it is. The motherboard of the ...
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Booting EBOOT.BIN displays blank screen?

Having trouble finding any documentation on EBOOT.BIN. Have an Intel NUC DCCP847DYE as my target device and another working PC as the host. Would like to load a WEC7 image onto the target device, ...
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Computer won't power on

Was working fine for over a year, now won't boot. LEDs on the GFX card and one on the MOBO labeled PWR glow when plugged in, but nothing happens when I push power and shorting switch pins does nothing ...
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No SATA drives after PSU Upgrade

I know this sounds a lot like this but I just confirmed that my MBR is fine as well as the SSD drive in question. What happened: I upgraded my be-quiet 700w PSU to the 1000w dark power pro. When I ...
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New video card HIS 7790 OC 1GB: sytem doesn't boot

I've upgraded my old video card Gygabyte 7750 to HIS 7790 IceQ Turbo. After installation of card onto mobo, plugging power into video card and powering on, system starts but doesn't boot. Power is on, ...
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PC will not power on with normal power supply

My ASUS M2N-SLI motherboard would not turn back on after running fine for 5 years. Connected a new (still in the box) 430W power supply - ATX 2.1 - the system powers on. The power supply doesn't have ...
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Transferring IDE hard disk to SATA-only motherboard

I have an IDE hard disk and want to move it to a new computer. However, that computer only supports SATA and I doubt it will boot from a PCI IDE card. Using a connect that converts the IDE to SATA, ...