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Restarting on Boot. Will not boot from CD or USB.

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February 18, 2013 6:57:14 PM

I don't know where to put this thread, but I feel this is probably the best place. If you remember my previous thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

Well, my PC won't boot to windows now. I cannot get it to boot to a CD image or USB image. It just restarts over and over again. I can access BIOS and it says my CPU is running fine, so I doubt it's that, but I can't get it to boot anything. I've tried removing all unneeded things like the cd drive and switching GPUs and PSUs, I tried resetting ram in different slots, but it just won't boot.. The windows 7 logo pops up for about a millisecond then the pc reboots. MSI tech support was useless. They just told me to RMA the motherboard and didn't tell me what could have happened. I want to avoid RMAing this because I have to get stuff done for school, and RMA will take 5-15 business days.

Any help? :( 
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February 18, 2013 7:06:56 PM

How far have you gone down the route of removing things ? You mention all the main hardware but have you tried unconnecting all connections that are unneeded.
I had a similar issue to trouble shoot one time and it turned out to be the front USB header that was the problem.

Mactronix :) 
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February 18, 2013 8:19:16 PM

mactronix said:
How far have you gone down the route of removing things ? You mention all the main hardware but have you tried unconnecting all connections that are unneeded.
I had a similar issue to trouble shoot one time and it turned out to be the front USB header that was the problem.

Mactronix :) 


I've removed HDD, CD, and All but 1 RAM. I haven't tried unplugging my usb. I'll try that now.

Edit: Tryed that. Have my CD, and USB removed. Also have GPU unplugged.
Not working still.
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February 18, 2013 8:36:39 PM

It either your PSU or motherboard. 90% sure of that.
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February 18, 2013 10:31:13 PM

Ponyface said:
It either your PSU or motherboard. 90% sure of that.

It's the motherboard. I just confirmed that. I turn it on and it only runs the lights and fans now. It's no longer supplying 12 v power.

I guess: Solved. (Not what I wanted, but oh well...)
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February 18, 2013 10:37:45 PM

Best answer selected by carmitrey.
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