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Scary Start up this Morning

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September 6, 2007 1:27:53 PM

My computer has run awesome (About 2 months old now) - everything perfect then I start it up like any other morning and I hear it power on but the Asus boot screen won't come on nor does the monitor respond as if something is loading.

I shut it off wait and try again and same thing. Then I shut it off unplug it and wait for a minute then power back on and it works this time and windows prompts me if I want to start normally or not. So it must have booted up somewhat to ask me if I wanted to start in safe mode?

My mind starts wondering how much of a pain in the a** this is going to be to fix if that motherboard goes out.

Anyhow has anyone had this happen? Its P5N32-E sli board and it always has me jittery wondering if one day it will break. I'm not overclocking or anything and it has plenty of power etc.. all new parts.

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September 6, 2007 1:49:22 PM

Take it from one generic name to another, it was probably just the off glitch - my ASUS mobo sometimes needs several attempts at a boot and even an occasional unplugging. Mine is heavily overclocked though (e6600 2.4 at 3.5) but still . . give it some time and if it keeps happening then start to look into it more.

What are your system specs? And please include your model of power supply.

BTW, a power outage can cause some power supplies to require a reset which can be done by unplugging from the wall for a short time. I think this usually happens when the PC was on at the time of the outage however.
September 6, 2007 2:20:18 PM

yeah the system usually has to make it through the bios in order for windows to even know there was a boot problem. Are you sure it's not a sign that the monitor might be going? Or the video card... Both of those have caused me problems like this. PSU has also been a culprit for me. But then again, a motherboard once caused a problem like this for me, so I guess I'm not much help. lol it really could be anything.
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September 6, 2007 3:02:35 PM

Was it cold this morning? Just needed a little time to warm up. Macs however don't need that I suggest you trade it in for one.
September 6, 2007 3:10:12 PM

I found a couple of Asus' machines I worked with (not built - I don't buy Asus) you had to hold the "on" button in for a full second or better before the machine would start. If you just "tapped" the button they would only "half" boot.
September 7, 2007 12:12:08 AM

I pulled out the graphics cards and swapped them booted up and then it dawned on me - ah ha! I have external hard drive that is USB and the PC was trying to boot from it rather then what I told it to. So lessons for anyone else who might encounter this problem - UNPLUG USB Harddrives

Boots like a champ now again lol
September 7, 2007 1:30:50 AM

chowner said:
Was it cold this morning? Just needed a little time to warm up. Macs however don't need that I suggest you trade it in for one.



Did you seriously just say that???? :pfff: 
September 7, 2007 12:39:17 PM

MACs are for special people who don't like to be challenged...
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