Need Help Troubleshooting Tags: Homebuilt Safe Mode Computer Systems Last response: August 14, 2012 6:02 PM in Systems Share repulsive August 12, 2012 2:27:28 AM Hello, I am new to the forums and I'm not exactly sure if this is the right section to be asking this but... I've been having some problems with my computer lately. When I turn on my computer, the screen will show all the ASUS messages and then a blinking _ will appear and repeatedly flash endlessly. I went into safe mode and I was able to boot successfully, and after restarting my computer a couple of times I was able to get in the normal way. What should I do to diagnose the problem here? Also, if my computer idles for too long it'll shut off and go back to the blinking screen state again. Thank you . More about : troubleshooting repulsive August 12, 2012 3:23:19 AM Update : I just got a random blue screen when playing dota 2... m 0 l rmerwede August 12, 2012 3:43:21 AM So you were able to get into windows and play DOTA2, meaning you got past the blinking "_"? Please post hardware specs, and if possible, any codes you are receiving following the blue screen. m 0 l Related resources Need Help Voltage Troubleshooting - Forum Need help troubleshooting!!! - Forum Need Help Troubleshooting new build - Forum need help troubleshooting upload speed - Forum ASUS HD6870 Fan started running at 4000rpm for no reason need troubleshooting help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer repulsive August 12, 2012 9:43:41 PM Well I just got back home and I havn't got a blue screen since but I managed to get past the blinking by pressing F8 and selecting my SSD. http://i.imgur.com/3vyp3.png Is this detailed enough? If not, off the top of my head... PSU : Corsair TX750W Motherboard : ASUS P8Z68 V-PRO CPU : Intel i5 2500K @ 3.3 ghz Ram : Corsair Vengeance 8GB @ 1333 mhz GPU : MSI GTX 460 factory overclocked SSD : Crucial M4 60GB HD : Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black Don't think I missed any core components. If I get a blue screen again, I'll try to snap a picture really quick or is there another way ? m 0 l repulsive August 12, 2012 11:06:51 PM Update : So my computer just blue screened and I got an error like the one in this image http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WLoXv_e54U8/TCikGN4zPKI/AAAAA... On my attempt to start up again, the Crucial M4 (SSD) was not the option given to me when I was asked to select to boot my computer. Instead, only the Hard drive and CD option was available. Eventually after 10 minutes or so, I tried again and the SSD was available for me to launch from. Is my SSD dead? m 0 l repulsive August 13, 2012 1:57:17 AM Another update : Booting in IDE mode works and my computer is able to run. However I'd still prefer the AHCI mode... we'll see if I still get blue screens with this mode. m 0 l repulsive August 13, 2012 4:13:12 AM Just tried again in IDE mode, I guess that was just a miracle...and I also had the blinking _ when I came back to my computer from idling. m 0 l repulsive August 14, 2012 6:02:15 PM D: still getting the errors m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed troubleshooting help with HP dc7900 Desktop please? Forum Need help troubleshooting Forum Solvedneed help troubleshooting a system that's started crashing Forum [Troubleshooting] Desperately need help! Trying to install drivers for R9 290X. "Install Package Failure" Forum SolvedNeed help troubleshooting an upgrade Forum Need help troubleshooting power failure Forum Need help troubleshooting Forum SolvedNeed help troubleshooting bluescreens, think it is a hardware problem but need help to pinpoint it. Forum My first Intel build. Need Help Troubleshooting Forum Need help with troubleshooting POST issues Forum Really weird issues, need help troubleshooting and resolving Forum Need Help Troubleshooting Forum Need Help Troubleshooting Forum Computer keeps reseting! I just did a hardware and OS upgrade, need help troubleshooting please! Forum System wont Post: need help troubleshooting Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !