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Motherboard frozen at splash screen AND windows 7 hanging on startup

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April 8, 2011 12:46:08 AM

Hello,
My motherboard, an ASUS M4A87TD Evo, freezes on the splash screen. To make things worse, it only does things when my USB keyboard is not plugged in. When I unplug it, the computer is somewhat responsive, but obviously I can't do anything because I don't have a keyboard to get to the BIOS! On the off chance that I can also get it to boot from my disk drive with my legit windows 7 ultimate, it still hangs. I have tried everything, I have taken out the motherboard battery, I have unplugged everything unrelated to startup, just about everything. I don't know what else to try. And the most annoying thing is that it just worked last night, perfectly fine. I made no hardware or software changes

I also have YouTube videos showing the issue. Since my computer is being a pain, I can't post links on my iPhone (what I'm using now). Search Brandt0 and motherboard freeze problems.
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April 8, 2011 11:47:50 AM

Do this step by step. Let us know how it goes.
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April 8, 2011 12:45:39 PM

Noworldorder said:
Do this step by step. Let us know how it goes.




Yes, I have tried them all. I am currently using one stick of RAM out of my two, they are running at the right voltage, I tried resetting CMOS, I unplugged everything and plugged it back in a checked it 4 times, I didn't build the computer so most of the problems don't apply since the company obviously would make sure all the parts are compatible ( I also double checked before ordering and they indeed are). It also worked fine last night and the past 4 months when I bought it.
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April 8, 2011 12:45:47 PM

Noworldorder said:
Do this step by step. Let us know how it goes.




Yes, I have tried them all. I am currently using one stick of RAM out of my two, they are running at the right voltage, I tried resetting CMOS, I unplugged everything and plugged it back in a checked it 4 times, I didn't build the computer so most of the problems don't apply since the company obviously would make sure all the parts are compatible ( I also double checked before ordering and they indeed are). It also worked fine last night and the past 4 months when I bought it.
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April 8, 2011 1:46:48 PM

Sound like a bad MB, then. Sudden performance declines can often be linked to a bad PSU, which may have spiked and damaged the MB.
Hope not. Can you supply your configuration make and model #s.
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April 8, 2011 3:31:30 PM

Noworldorder said:
Sound like a bad MB, then. Sudden performance declines can often be linked to a bad PSU, which may have spiked and damaged the MB.
Hope not. Can you supply your configuration make and model #s.


*UPDATE: I discovered that when I unplugged me media card reader from the motherboard, it started right up. But now I am having RAM isssues. I still had the one stick in and it boot up and ran just fine. I went to put the second stick in and the MemOK light was flashing and prevented bootup. I tried them in every single slot configuration (1 in slot 1&3, 1&2, 1&4, 2&3, and 2&4) and I still got the MemOK light. So to make sure it wasn't just the sticks of RAM and I tried them individually in the slot farthest away from the cos and it booted up just fine. Could it be a setting in BIOS? I know both sticks together worked before all this happened. And they are 2 2GB sticks, DDR3-1600G, voltage 1.55v~1.75.
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April 8, 2011 3:40:44 PM

I doubt it is a setting in BIOS causing this. Especially since you can't get past the logo to get into BIOS if you wanted to.
I still think it MB.
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April 8, 2011 3:46:59 PM

Noworldorder said:
I doubt it is a setting in BIOS causing this. Especially since you can't get past the logo to get into BIOS if you wanted to.
I still think it MB.



Yah, me too. I checked in BIOS the voltage and it's at 1.6 and it's highlighted in yellow. This is just with the one stick in
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