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Frustrating Booting Problems!System Freeze!Cry For Help!

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#1 Amitava83


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:03 AM

Guys,I am going totally crazy with a persistent PC problem which occurs randomly and erratically,as stated below:

After I turn on my PC after a gap of ,say 5 hours,here is what happens in exact sequence:

1)I switch on the main power
2)I switch on my UPS
3)I switch on my Power Button
4)Power LED(Blue) turns on.
5)HDD LED turns on for .3 secs and then goes off
6)Monitor turns from Active Power Mode to Standby Mode.
7)All the Cabinet fans and SMPS,CPU and GPU fans are running fine.
8)BIOS does not go to post.System freezed.
8)Now I press the power button for 3-4 seconds.
9)Machine boots fine.XP(SP2)/Vista(SP1) runs fine.

I have checked all power connectors.I have changed my CMOS battery.Reset my BIOS.Even updated my BIOS with the latest ROM file.Problem persists.

Here are my BIOS details:
Model: P5Q-E
BIOS Size:2048K

Could it be a HDD problem?Could it be a problem with BIOS itself?Could it be a heat issue?

Please suggest as I've lost all sleep and peace of mind.

My SMPS is brand new.

My config:
C2D E7300 @2.66GHz| ASUS P5Q-E | Palit Radeon HD4870 1GB DDR5 | Corsair 800Mhz 2X2GB 5-5-5-18 | Seagate 500GB 7200.11 |Corsair TX 650W PSU

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#2 fairjoeblue


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:47 AM

Do you have 1 memory stick in each yellow slot ?

Do you have the video card in the top PCI-E slot ?

It sounds like the motherboard is having a issue detecting simething or you have something set wrong in the BIOS.

Unless there is some reason to turn the power strip off leave it on & just shut the computer down.
See if the problem occures then.
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