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  1. petrozza

    petrozza Thread Starter

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    Hi! Recently I started having all kinds of problems with my homebuilt system
    that worked fine for about 8 months. Here's my setup:

    MB: Asus P5B Deluxe
    CPU: Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
    RAM: 4 x CM2X1024-6400 (4GB)
    2x74GB WD Raptor hard drives in RAID0 - OS is there
    1x250GB WD hard drive
    1x500GB WD hard drive
    1x250GB WD external hard drive
    Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7900GS 256MB
    Sound Card: Creative Audigy 4

    So, about a month ago the system stopped booting (I had the CPU overclocked
    to 3GHz or so). Clearing CMOS every time was basically the only way to boot
    it. I decided to upgrade BIOS, upgrade failed and totally killed the
    motherboard. Later I read on ASUS forums that this had happened to everyone
    who tried to upgrade BIOS in P5B Deluxe in Vista (the only way to do it was
    through BIOS setup). I ordered exactly the same model, but even with the new
    board these problems did not go away. At least I know that the motherboard
    is not the problem.
    The system now never starts up when I turn it on the first time. I am
    getting blue screens, no POST at all, or Vista just hangs during startup.
    It's always something different. Yesterday, for example, I had to clear CMOS
    in order to finally load the OS. Once the system loads the first time, I can
    reboot it however many times I want - no problems. Then, on the next day
    problems start again. When I turned it on earlier today, the system began
    turning off and on by itself. Then, it froze a couple of times in BIOS
    setup, froze a few times on POST, and a few times on Vista password prompt.
    In order to finally start up, I had to disconnect everything but the MB and
    video card. Then, once I got into BIOS setup and it did not freeze, I
    connected the hard drives and finally was able to boot up.

    Can anyone help?

    Thank you
     
  2. petrozza

    petrozza Thread Starter

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    any ideas?
     
  3. Omar1977

    Omar1977

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    Hello....
    I am having problem with starting-up my AMD desktop computer. It does not go through the normal starting in fact it does not even start-up on the screen. I had got into the main BIOS and changed something called (USP) Or (UCP) from normal to fast, since then I was not able to use the computer.
     
  4. norton850

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    Omar

    Stick to one post it will be less confusing for all of us.
     
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