Hi, I built my first CPU about 9 months ago, and it has been working great for 8 of those months. Just recently my CPU has had trouble booting windows on start-up, at first maybe once a week, but now every time I start-up the CPU I am forced to press the restart button for windows to boot.
To be more detailed: I start my computer. Then the Asus Mobo screen pops up. Next I would usually see a screen saying "starting windows" but instead I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor/place holder(not sure what it's called) in the top left corner. Then I press the restart button and windows 7 boots fine.