my new machine just rebooted all by itself. after tireless configuration and setting it up, finally was done.
All I did was connect my new linksys E4200 router, then connected my main PC to the router then the new machine to it for 1GBPS transfer.
I was in the middle of transferring the file and it rebooted (the new machine). I thought ok, maybe driver issue.
booted into Windows... then it rebooted itself again!
Now at around 6GB (out of 12GB) of memcheck at the POST, it reboots!
I know this message! I get it on my Asus P8P67 Pro mobo sometimes. Take out the RAM, clean it and put it back in. Make sure it sits nicely. Once you get the message, enter the menu, then save & exit. The message usually pops up after on of the components have been changed (such as RAM, CPU) or due to shutdown because of RAM not being placed properly (weak contacts).
P.S. In the future, it helps to post your full specs...
problem is, this is a BRAND NEW system which I had built and the guy at the "shop" put on the CPU. its been running fine with no problems for a week and only just plugged in my new router to it along to my main system.
ASUS p658XD-E mobo
Intel 990x extreme 3.46GHz
12GB of crucial memory (ballistix)
1x120GB SSD as boot
2x2TB as RAID0
1x2TB as normal SATA
1x3TB as normal SATA
ASUS Geforce graphics card (cannot remember the model but something like 550 Ti?)
thats all that there is currently. I've still to move the soundcard later when everything is ok.
its been running fine until tonight! when i decide to switch it on after 2 days of power off.
I cannot do what you suggested because at anytime... it reboots.
Did you already try re-sitting the RAM? If not, then do. A reboot before POST means something is messed up in hardware department, and that means you have to open the case and figure out what. (Also, make sure your Reset button isn't jammed: I had a friend once who had exactly that problem - machine kept rebooting, and all because of Reset button...)
just took out all DIMMS. put just 1 DIMM in.
seems to be ok for now but the PC has been off for a good 1 hour.
booted into Windows fine....
should I leave it like this left on? But i think at any point if it does reboot into an endless state it will damage the system. i dont want to just leave it on overnight or all day tomorrow as I would be at work....
Try it! If it does it again (reboots), just keep trying different combinations of DIMMs until it's stable. But most likely the problem is caused by DIMMs not properly seated, so once you reinstall them, all should be fine.
trying to switch the system on now and shows no output but everything else seems to be running? however there is no "initialisation" on the keyboard (you see the 3 lights of numlock/caps lock/scroll lock flash once as normal)...
After 5 days, they just rang me and said they could not find the problem. they did a memtest, pccheck etc... and says its been running fine and claimed that Windows was giving a stop error at times due to the configuration in the BIOS of the SSD drive being in AHCI mode but I said that its not what the problem was, and never has been.