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pc boot problem

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  1. Nsane1

    Nsane1 Thread Starter

    Oct 16, 2004
    system I7 4790 Asus Z97-A MB OS= win 8 hard drive is SS 256 g

    the problem I pluged an external 2.o usb hard drive into my 3.0 usb slot pc froze now will not boot to

    monitor red light stays on on the MB cpu light is red when the pc tries to start up it shuts down for 2 seconds then

    tries to start nothing happens I cleared Cmoss held the start button for 30 plus seconds still same results the system is 6

    months old
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    First of all, it would help if you posted all of your exact system specs; exact ram, exact pw supply, exact video card, etc. Note do not post “500W” pw supply; post the exact make and model# Do that for all of your parts.

    Next do some basic troubleshooting. With the system OFF, open the case and do the following;
    1 Pull the pw connectors from all drives; both hd and optical.
    2 Pull out any add-in cards ie sound, nic, etc. Leave the video card installed however do reseat the card. Be sure it is fully seated in the slot.
    3 Disconnect any usb device ie printer, scanner, etc. Leave the keyboard connected
    4 Clear cmos or in asus speak RTC. Replace the jumper to the normal position
    5 Now pw On and see if the board will POST ie you see post data or the splash screen. If the board completes POST. Shutdown and start connecting devices one at a time until you find the failed part. If the board does not post in the above config, then you are going to have to swap parts with known good units ie pw supply, mb, ram, etc.
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