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New build: Odd problem on start up

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January 4, 2013 4:16:51 PM

I recently decided to build my own gaming rig. I have all the parts assembled, everything turns on, the graphics card and all the fans are spinning. Its only when I hook up the monitor that things go wrong. Windows isn't installed, so I get the ASUS start up screen for a split second and then I get a combination of just a black screen and static flashing every once and a while. Any idea what this might be causing this? Also the power supply fan is not moving.

My build:
1 x CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
1 x Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
1 x ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
1 x CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High
1 x Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 x Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio (70SB104000000) 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

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January 5, 2013 2:02:28 AM

This is somewhat of an odd error. My guess would be one of two things. One, because you have no operating system that brings you to the black/static screen. This would be because the motherboard is trying boot from the hard drive which has no operating system. This may not be the error because the motherboard usually give the "Missing Operating System" error message if it tries to boot from a device without an operating system. The other error it could be is the power supply (hinted to by the fact that the fan is not spinning), in which case the power supply could be failing upon booting.

Just to make sure that it is not the operating system error, try accessing the BIOS from the motherboard. If that works, than you problem will probably be solved by installing an operating system.

If you can, try another power supply that you know works, this would eliminate the second possibility.

There is the small chance that there is a problem with your motherboard, but I would ignore that possibility until you are sure it is not the operating system or the power supply.

Good Luck
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