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Just built computer: Motherboard splash then black screen

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August 10, 2013 1:22:27 PM

Just yesterday I completed my build and started it up for the first time. The splash lingered for longer than expected, but windows did begin installing from the disc. The computer was working as intended once I got to windows, but rebooted slowly and would not let me access the bios. I would spam delete for the duration of the motherboard splash screen, and once it tried to bring me to the bios, I would get a black screen. If I allowed windows to load, everything was fine, but I knew I would need to access the bios eventually, be it for overclocking or to disable the splash. I attempted to update the bios through Gigabyte's @BIOS and restarted. Now, no matter what I do or how long I wait, I get a black screen after the motherboard splash. If I attempt to go into the bios, I get a flashing cursor, but it does not progress.
I have attempted everything, I am using a VGA cable to my monitor, I have tried resetting the CMOS on the motherboard, I have tried with and without both of my drives, I have tried booting from my windows disc, all result in the same black screen following the motherboard splash. Any help resolving my issue would be greatly appreciated.
My specs are as follows:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4
CPU: Intel i7-3820
PSU: NZXT Hale90 v2 850W
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengence
SSD: Samsung 250GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Operating System: Windows 7 64bit
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August 10, 2013 1:39:31 PM

Exude said:
Just yesterday I completed my build and started it up for the first time. The splash lingered for longer than expected, but windows did begin installing from the disc. The computer was working as intended once I got to windows, but rebooted slowly and would not let me access the bios. I would spam delete for the duration of the motherboard splash screen, and once it tried to bring me to the bios, I would get a black screen. If I allowed windows to load, everything was fine, but I knew I would need to access the bios eventually, be it for overclocking or to disable the splash. I attempted to update the bios through Gigabyte's @BIOS and restarted. Now, no matter what I do or how long I wait, I get a black screen after the motherboard splash. If I attempt to go into the bios, I get a flashing cursor, but it does not progress.
I have attempted everything, I am using a VGA cable to my monitor, I have tried resetting the CMOS on the motherboard, I have tried with and without both of my drives, I have tried booting from my windows disc, all result in the same black screen following the motherboard splash. Any help resolving my issue would be greatly appreciated.
My specs are as follows:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4
CPU: Intel i7-3820
PSU: NZXT Hale90 v2 850W
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengence
SSD: Samsung 250GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Operating System: Windows 7 64bit


Remove the Windows disc from the drive, from there, set the boot priority to the disc and then attempt to install Windows.
August 10, 2013 1:41:29 PM

Unfortunately I cannot access the bios to change boot priority. Is there another way to do so?

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August 10, 2013 1:55:09 PM
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Exude said:
Unfortunately I cannot access the bios to change boot priority. Is there another way to do so?


Reseat the CPU or clear the CMOS, if it fails again, attempt a breadboard.
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