Updated Win 8 now nothing :(

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iwantmyid

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Hi,

anyone with any ideas?

I've updated Win 8 on a shutdown and now my PC will not boot.

I push the power button and after about 1-2 seconds it powers down and the after a short pause it boots into this loop of
start off star off etc.

I have all new parts from mother board, case, CPU etc.

I've swapped out the PSU and the same happened with a different one so is it the motherboard?
Also if i take out the graphics card (gt 220) even less happens (less fan spin and general booting) perhaps .5 - 1 second of booting


I've had the machine running for about perhaps 30 hours in 3 weeks so not much.

Any help would be really appreciated.

Thanks.


i5 3570k
P8Z77 V lx
2x4GB Corsair Vengance 1600Mhz
 
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I have never had done an upgrade from an old to a new system but my guess is you would have a DVD or CD from the upgrade purchase.

It is possible that you can boot up this CD/DVD to prove the PC is still working.

Also if the CD/DVD boots then you can opt for repair, go into the Command Prompt and carry out repair. If you can work in Command Prompt and the system respond to your commands in a text terminal that pretty much says you PC is working satisfactorily and so you can sort out Windows 8 as purely a software issue.
 

iwantmyid

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The update was just windows updating as normal not a between OS versions.

I think perhaps the motherboard has died.

I've reset the ram, and moved the jumper to delete any bios info but still nothing just 1-2 seconds the off again.
 
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But you can test the hardware with the original installation DVD!

That beats opening the case, unplug ram and mess around with the bios.

The installation DVD or any installation CD/DVD can communicates with your hardware directly without using the Windows 8 which could be faulty and unbootable if the update was forcibly interrupted.
 
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