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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by petrozza, Oct 5, 2007.

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  1. petrozza

    petrozza Thread Starter

    Oct 5, 2007
    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

    Oct 5, 2007
    any ideas?
  3. Omar1977


    Oct 6, 2007
    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


    Mar 8, 2004

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