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Need help, PC not booting since upgrade?

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March 12, 2012 3:08:52 PM

Hi

Not sure where to ask so asked in a couple of threads.
I just replaced my M2N32, 64fx-62 and Corsair 4GB with a P8Z68, i7 and Corsair 16GB.
My hard drives are HD401LJ and HD501LJ Sata drives. The GPU is a 7950GX-2.
I thought I wired up everything but when I hit power the fans spin but that's it. No Bios, it doesn't even sound like the drives are spinning.
Any ideas?

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March 12, 2012 3:43:09 PM

bruvvamoff said:
Hi

Not sure where to ask so asked in a couple of threads.
I just replaced my M2N32, 64fx-62 and Corsair 4GB with a P8Z68, i7 and Corsair 16GB.
My hard drives are HD401LJ and HD501LJ Sata drives. The GPU is a 7950GX-2.
I thought I wired up everything but when I hit power the fans spin but that's it. No Bios, it doesn't even sound like the drives are spinning.
Any ideas?

What's your OS? If it's windows 7 try installing your non system hard drive and the GPU one at a time (rebooting in between). Thats remove. Reboot. Install the HDD. Reboot. Install the Gpu. Reboot. See what happens.
March 12, 2012 4:00:15 PM

Pull the CMOS battery
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March 12, 2012 4:13:50 PM

Chaz21 said:
What's your OS? If it's windows 7 try installing your non system hard drive and the GPU one at a time (rebooting in between). Thats remove. Reboot. Install the HDD. Reboot. Install the Gpu. Reboot. See what happens.


I'm on Windows XP Pro 64bit.
March 12, 2012 4:14:24 PM

quentin16564 said:
Pull the CMOS battery


CMOS battery being what and where?
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March 12, 2012 4:23:43 PM

bruvvamoff said:
CMOS battery being what and where?

It looks like a big watch battery. On your board it should be near "ASUS" between your PCI slot and your PCI-x16 slot.
March 12, 2012 4:34:16 PM

Chaz21 said:
It looks like a big watch battery. On your board it should be near "ASUS" between your PCI slot and your PCI-x16 slot.


Pulled it out, put it back, rebooted. Got nothing. Removed my GPU and used the i7 graphics and I got somewhere. Different issue now. Got the BIOS set up page, save and continue, windows screen momentarily, then bios screen momentarily, then windows failed to load screen.
Same thing happens over and over, won't even boot in safe mode.
March 12, 2012 4:41:13 PM

You have to reload Windows with such a huge change in hardware.
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March 12, 2012 5:12:01 PM

Jim_L9 said:
You have to reload Windows with such a huge change in hardware.

I would agree. When you do, install each part one at a time like I posted earlier. Start with 8gb's of ram also (once its running you can add the rest). If your able, go with windows 7 x64 instead. Hope this helps you. :) 
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