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Computer won't boot without hitting reset

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February 23, 2010 1:01:31 PM

I've just finished building my 1st computer, and I'm having an issue. When I hit the poer button, the fans and LEDs inside the case and on the motherboard, and the CPU fan all come on, but the computer does not boot. I then have to hit reset (sometimes multiple times) for the computer to actually boot up.
I have checked the connections from the power/reset switches to the mobo, which are fine. I have gone into BIOS and checked my boot order, which is fine.
I'm worried about doing damage to the hard drive, since windows keeps giving me the "Your computer was unable to start" and I have t keep doing a system restore.
Anyway, any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
February 23, 2010 1:08:24 PM

We need specs to be of any help other than to direct you to the standard troubleshooting sticky ("READ before posting about boot problems", link in my signature).
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February 23, 2010 1:12:41 PM

Specs: Gigabyte GA-EP43T-UD3L mobo
Intel core 2 Quad Processor
Corsair 650w PS
Hitachi 1TB SATA HD
6G DDR 3 RAM
Nvidia GTX 9800 VC
Antec 1200 case.

This is my 1st time building.. all with tutorials. lol, so I feel a bit clueless.
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