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motherboard wont boot past bios

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mike685436, Jan 1, 2012.

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  1. mike685436

    mike685436 Thread Starter

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    MY SPECS
    Motherboard: Asus p8z68 v-le
    Ram:1600ddr3 2x4gb kingston
    video card: gtx460
    CPU: intel5 2500k with hyper 212
    PSU: basiq 550w+
    OS:windows 7 professional 32 bit(going to upgrade to 64 bit soon)

    i just finished building my rig and i dont get any beeps except for one which indicates the successful post. my problem is my motherboard go's straight to bios and when i exit bios it restarts and go's right back. ive checked all the cables, had the ram replaced, cpu fan was installed correctly, everything is normal. i don't know why it wont continue forward. although i dont have a cd-drive because my old one is a IDE cable version and the new motherboard i got doesn't support it, could this be a problem? i always booted from the harddrive also.
     
  2. dustyjay

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    If you don't have an optical drive, how did you install the OS on your hard drive for the new computer? If you are trying to boot to a hard drive that has Win 7 installed on it while it wa in a different computer, it isn't going to work anyway, New motherboard requires clean istallation of Windows 7.
     
  3. mike685436

    mike685436 Thread Starter

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    hey your were that guy who helped with my last problem. i did indeed have windows 7 installed on my old computer but im still using the same harddrive. the only thing i replaced was the CPU and motherboard. so if i reinstalled windows 7 would that erase everything? should i back it up first?
     
  4. dustyjay

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    Usually a CPU change alone will be fine. It is the different Motherboard that will require the Clean Installation of windows. This is because of the Different Chipsets on the two motherboards. Yes everything will be erased from the partition you install windows to. Back up your documents and files that you want to keep. All of your installed programs will have to be reinstalled.
     
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