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the damn thing no longer POST after windows 8 install

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
To make a long story short, I tried to dual boot Win 8 on my Win 7 HTPC

I did this from a USB, while it was installing I went to do some other things around the house, then I heard what sound like my PC rebooted. When I came over to see, it had actually shut down. So i tried to power it up, power lights lit but nothing happens. Hit the reset button nothing happen, press and held the power button to hard reboot but it doesn't seem to response to it. My only other option was to flick the power switch on my power supply.

Now whenever I hit the power button, I can hear my drives spin up my DVD rom response to ejeck etc... but no more power lights.

I've sinced pulled every attached component, HDD etc.. off and still won't post. Sounds like a fried motherboard. Before I go buy a new MB just wanna see if there's anything I can do.
post #2 of 14
clear your bios, reseat ram (try 1 stick at a time too), and cpu, ect. Try a different PSU too. if all that fails, then maybe buy a new motherboard. but do that stuff first at least.
post #3 of 14
How old is this machine?
post #4 of 14
POST is before the Boot Loader, so if you are having a POST issue, it is not because of the install you just did. Just bad timing.

If you can souce a new power supply for a test, I would go that route first.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
the mb/cpu is a a few years old amd 9900 quad power supply is less than a year old.

i think it's about time for a core i7
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
update:

The problem still exisit...

I bought a new Thermaltake TR2 500w ps, asus P8z68 motherboard and a core i5 2400, Corsair xm3 8gb 1600 ram and corzair force 90gb SSD

Hooked everything up and hit the power button, the exact thing happen. I can see the chasis fan and cpu started to spin then turn off. It would try to spin up two more time and stay quiet.

I disconnected all the front panel connection and use my screwdriver to short out the power button and it would do the same thing.

What else could be bad? The entire PC is basically brand new.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post

update:

The problem still exisit...

I bought a new Thermaltake TR2 500w ps, asus P8z68 motherboard and a core i5 2400, Corsair xm3 8gb 1600 ram and corzair force 90gb SSD

Hooked everything up and hit the power button, the exact thing happen. I can see the chasis fan and cpu started to spin then turn off. It would try to spin up two more time and stay quiet.

I disconnected all the front panel connection and use my screwdriver to short out the power button and it would do the same thing.

What else could be bad? The entire PC is basically brand new.

The only new component I don't see there is a new case. Perhaps there is problem with some of the cables?? Also, is it a power issue. Do you have the computer plugged into a power source that isn't providing enough power? Try a different outlet in the house and avoid power strips or power managers.

Other than that, congrats on a new computer! Its a good excuse to buy all new parts. lol
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by James_stewart View Post

The only new component I don't see there is a new case. Perhaps there is problem with some of the cables?? Also, is it a power issue. Do you have the computer plugged into a power source that isn't providing enough power? Try a different outlet in the house and avoid power strips or power managers.

Other than that, congrats on a new computer! Its a good excuse to buy all new parts. lol

LOL I've been eyeing new components anyways, the PC dying basically gave me a push to pull the trigger.

I don't think the case has anything to do with it. Since I pulled all the components out of the case and did a bench test on a table with nothing connected beside. CPU, 1 ram and MB to the power supply and still no luck.

Did the same thing on the old MB/CPU combo and this time the old stuff stayed on but I couldn't get video from either onboard or pcie. I hooked up the speakers to see if I can hear anything POST beep error but didn't hear anything either. I'm about to head back to the store and buy another MB to see if that was my problem
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post

LOL I've been eyeing new components anyways, the PC dying basically gave me a push to pull the trigger.

I don't think the case has anything to do with it. Since I pulled all the components out of the case and did a bench test on a table with nothing connected beside. CPU, 1 ram and MB to the power supply and still no luck.

Did the same thing on the old MB/CPU combo and this time the old stuff stayed on but I couldn't get video from either onboard or pcie. I hooked up the speakers to see if I can hear anything POST beep error but didn't hear anything either. I'm about to head back to the store and buy another MB to see if that was my problem

wow, sounds like another bad board. what are the odds?
post #10 of 14
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I went out and got an MSI p67a-gd65 at fry's and got everything up and running with Win 8 but I'm hating it right now so Win 7 is coming back in after I write this.

Further inspection, i discovered that I possibly have a bent CPU socket pin. Oh well,
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post

I went out and got an MSI p67a-gd65 at fry's and got everything up and running with Win 8 but I'm hating it right now so Win 7 is coming back in after I write this.

Further inspection, i discovered that I possibly have a bent CPU socket pin. Oh well,

I'm not familiar with windows 8. What is it that you hate?
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by James_stewart View Post

I'm not familiar with windows 8. What is it that you hate?

Can you imagine using your smart phone on a big 55" screen? if it was touch screen it'll be a different story but man. I think it's also because I'm not familiar with the interface yet. It'll take some time for sure.

It isn't like coming from Vista to 7 where most common things are familiar. Crap I had a hard time finding the shutdown button. I just finished putting 7 ultimate and configured my 7MC 90% to where it should be.

SSD is the way to go. It's pretty fast the way it is but I think I'm going to go back and exchange the core i5 2400 for i7 2600 tomorrow.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post

I went out and got an MSI p67a-gd65 at fry's and got everything up and running with Win 8 but I'm hating it right now so Win 7 is coming back in after I write this.

Further inspection, i discovered that I possibly have a bent CPU socket pin. Oh well,

You mean you think you had a bent pin on the Asus P8 board , right? Cause a bent pin on that MSI board and u would not be posting let alone installing any o.s

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Originally Posted by James_stewart View Post

I'm not familiar with windows 8. What is it that you hate?

Uh... Windows 8 !!

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Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post

Can you imagine using your smart phone on a big 55" screen? if it was touch screen it'll be a different story but man. I think it's also because I'm not familiar with the interface yet. It'll take some time for sure.

It isn't like coming from Vista to 7 where most common things are familiar. Crap I had a hard time finding the shutdown button. I just finished putting 7 ultimate and configured my 7MC 90% to where it should be.

SSD is the way to go. It's pretty fast the way it is but I think I'm going to go back and exchange the core i5 2400 for i7 2600 tomorrow.

This must be a dual purpose machine if your thinking i7 cause for strict htpc that would be way overkill. Heck , a Intel i3 / 2105 (3000 graphics) would be plenty.

I don't mind "boxing" with my Droid all day long at work . Hell it's a smart phone , I expect that . But to come home from work and continue the "boxing" on my htpc / personnel computer ? Ya , I don't think so What the hell was Microsoft thinking.

O.P. , Man you got your *ss handed to you in just about every respect and hung in there and got er done....... WAY TO HANG !!
post #14 of 14
To be fair, Android has issues that even Vista solved (such as removing USB devices without saying to stop them first!).
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