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First new system - Windows or hardware error?

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December 15, 2012 1:53:50 PM

I just built my first new system as a Christmas present for my brother. I have tried to install Windows 8 multiple times and keep getting an error or some sort. The screen goes crazy for a few seconds and then black. The monitor then acts like the computer is off or in sleep mode. Any ideas? I have tried chkdsk and get an error that says cannot lock the drive. I did get Windows to start in safe mode once, but have not been able to repeat.
December 15, 2012 3:07:24 PM

Sorry, but no help without any specs of your system and the EXACT error message.
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December 16, 2012 12:59:25 AM

There is no error message. The What happens is what is shown in the picture. The specs are as follows:
Asus M5A99x Evo
OCZ Fata1ity 750 watt
AMD 8-core FX-8150
16 GB Corsair DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Seagate Barracuda ST1000dm003 1 TB HDD
LG DB Combo
Windows 8
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December 16, 2012 9:37:43 PM

Forgot to add the video card. It is a EVGA GTX560DS. Anyone have any ideas? I'm leaning towards video card. My brother had tried to put it into a different computer and had issues. He figured it was from having too small of a power supply. I can't even install windows at this point. It gets to the point where it restarts and when it restarts that screen comes up. I've tried it on both a LCD monitor and a TV via HDMI. I can't get into safe mode anymore because Windows is not fully installed anymore.

Anyone have an idea?
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