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New Build. Power On/Off/Restart Issues.

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March 31, 2013 12:53:08 AM

I just got done building my new gaming rig and am running into some issues with turning on/off my system and restarts. They seem to be taking forever and I get an error that says "Your PC ran into a problem and had to restart." I give me no error codes or what not. I've checked my SATA cable connections and all seem to be good as well as power connections. I'm running Windows 8 64 bit.

i7 3770k ~4.4OC
Gigabyte AMD 7870 Windforce
Coolmax 600W Semi-Modular PSU
Corsair Vengence 8 GB 1600 Ram
Cooler Master 212 Evo
Gigabyte GA-Z77x-UD5H Mobo- Giving error code A0 according to manual means IDE initialization is started.
Samsung 120 GB SSD (Boot Drive)
Toshiba 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
TP Link PCIE 450Mbps Wireless Adaptor

I don't know why I'm getting that error code from my Mobo and then the power on/off/restart issues are driving me nuts. I left for an hour yesterday and my computer was still "shuting down." During these times I get a black screen- no information. However, sometimes I have super fast boot/shutdown/restarts. I've turned off the Win 8 quick boot thing (blanking out on the name ATM.) After my system is on it runs perfect and lightening quick. If you need anymore information let me know and I will be happy to oblige- just want this fixed. So far I've spent $1200 on a computer that sometimes starts slower than my $400 laptop from 5 years ago...


PS. Something I just recalled is when I did the fresh install of Win 8 I forgot to format and partition my boot drive. However after scanning that drive for errors it said there are none. When I went to format my second drive for use it said that my SSD was formatted and ready for use. Also- second thought, minor thought, my 1 TB Hard drive is available to eject from the tray in the bottom right just like you would eject a USB, any ideas?

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March 31, 2013 1:28:29 AM

Start over with default BIOS settings. SSD on SATA 0 , HD on SATA 1

1. Disconnect HD cable and install OS to the SSD. Install all drivers and Windows Updates.
2. Optional: Disconnect SSD data cable, connect HD cable and repeat Step 1 installing windows and drivers and updates to a partition of the same size as your SSD on the HD. Comes in handy for trouble shooting and to if SSD goes south.
3. Run memtest 86+ overnight
4. Run Prime95 overnight
5. Create ya programs and data partitions on HD
6. If ya get this far, start playing w/ OC

Finally, unless ya HD is in a hot swap bay, it should not be "ejectable". Check BIOS settings and make sure it's not on an e-SATA port or otherwise configured for HS.

March 31, 2013 1:31:51 AM

Go to the website of the manufacturer just to check whether any BIOS update is available or not. If available, Download and install the newer BIOS version. I hope this may resolve the problem.
March 31, 2013 11:59:00 PM

I haven't done a re install yet, would like to avoid it if possible. I have however tried running Prime95 and both time got a crash that was labeled "INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR". First time after about 45 mins of prime. I then double checked and updated a few drivers again that I missed and it ran for about 2 hours and crashed.

Here is a link to my skydrive of minidump- I hope I uploaded it right first time using it.!114&authkey=!AMw505FUiFPKe_w

I am fully willing to reinstall windows and what not but I would like to avoid it. I have about another 28 days left before my 30 return to MicroCenter is over so I am trying to get a fix before then.

Also ran 2 passes of Memtest86+ no issues will run it overnight tomorrow night. I havent had a slow start/restart/power down today yet. Just this Prime95 crash. I would like to OC in the future. Also with that said set clock speed back to 3.5.


EDIT: Was watching temps on CPU most of the time and was ranging around 65C highest at one point was 68C I believe.

EDIT:EDIT: Gigabyte UD5H LED still showing A0- Showed 04 for a few mins but that is gone. 04-According to manual "Reserved"