New computer won't restart, no windows installed thus also no software. Restart won't work if I try to restart from bios (save & restart) or neither when I push the restart button on the case. PC tries to restart but it slowly goes to sleep or something similar - monitor goes to sleep and everything (coolers etc.) seem just to run very slowly. Obviously no boot up follows. The funny thing is, that when I "load optimal settings" in bios, then the pc will restart for one time only.

So far I did a bios update, checked memory (Memtest86+) which seems fine. I really dont have any clues what to do next.

Specs: CPU i3-4150, Mobo MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate, no GPU, random Corsair RAM, PSU Corsair CX430, SSD Crucial MX100, HDD WD Black 1GB
And a random Samsung CD/DVD player

  • Verify all component and cable connections. – Ramhound Feb 9 '15 at 18:46
  • Done that. CPU and fans, PSU, SSD, HDD, DVD drive and front panel connected. Everything shows up as it should ... – Jack_Birch Feb 9 '15 at 18:51
  • If you disconnect the SSD, HDD and DVD drive does it still fail to restart? – Andrew Morton Feb 9 '15 at 19:01
  • Verify you have no bent pins. If you have a single bent pin then that is likely the cause. – Ramhound Feb 9 '15 at 19:01
  • How did you run memtest? – ott-- Feb 9 '15 at 19:30

After looking at other people's comments, here is my theory:

Its either that the hard drive is broken (or the DVD)

Or that its something messing around with the boot sector. Can you confirm that your PC passes POST. If it doesn't, can we get some sort of beep codes ?

If you go past POST, try to boot from a USB, to see where it goes.

  • I shouldnt have any power issues, I ran a calculation at some website for the build and it suggested max 186W, which CX430 should cover with no probs. There are no power problems otherwise as well. Any ideas what to change in the BIOS power options? – Jack_Birch Feb 9 '15 at 18:57
  • @user220258 - His CPU has an iGPU there isn't a reason for him to use a dGPU at this point – Ramhound Feb 9 '15 at 19:04
  • Edited my comment based on your input. – lyubolp Feb 9 '15 at 19:08

From my experiences ,i would first try to reload os.and check condition of ssd,sometimes they last sometimes they dont.but if that doesnt work out loading os on ssd,then try loading on wd.Thats what i would try first.Ive beat my head against the wall for days on somethings that it was all os.

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    His system won't even POST. This answer isn't that helpful. It also contains considerable amounts of grammatical mistakes. – Ramhound Feb 9 '15 at 19:02
  • i was asumeing it made past post – user417218 Feb 9 '15 at 19:10
  • I am offering feedback. I am pointing out the problems that exist in the answer. I encourage you to address those problems. It seems like an answer that was published very quickly. His computer is failing to POST consistently. If you took offense then I apologize. I mean he clearly indicate the system doesn't even have an OS at this point. – Ramhound Feb 9 '15 at 19:19
  • PC is brand new and one can not install windows if you cant restart (at least I cant). So its definitely not an OS problem .. thus I am afraid Ramhound has a point there ... but surely no offense meant. – Jack_Birch Feb 9 '15 at 19:22

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