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Pc freezing at boot screen ...sometimes


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#1 MrXT

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:57 PM

I just upgraded my motherboard and cpu. New motherboard is asus z97-p and cpu is i5 4460.

 

I installed the mother board and cpu and at first it wouldn't boot windows it just bsod'ed but changed from ahci which was default to ide and windows booted up.

 

The problem now is it seems to freeze at boot screen sometimes and i cant figure out why, i turn the pc on then it freezes at the boot screen and i cant enter bios and it doesn't move on to boot windows, after i press the power button to switch it off and then turn it back on it seems to work as normal and the computer functions as it should.

 

I am running everything at default/stock clock speeds and voltages. My ram is two 4gb ddr3 1333mhz. One in slot a1 and the other in slot b1 so in dual channel mode, this was changed from a1 and a2 to see if this was a problem but the issue persists i cant see anything wrong when checking the bios settings either, please help this is really annoying.

 

Running windows 7 64bit.

 



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:30 AM

Hello MrXT, 
 
First of all, I would be great if you could take a screenshot of the BSOD error code and post it here. Otherwise, I suggest you check if the motherboard is positioned correctly and doesn't short out anywhere. I would also re-check all the data and power cables attached to the HDDs, the GPU(s), and the motherboard, including the CPU_PWR cable. Further - re-seat the RAM and the GPU card(s) - and any others you have added. If this doesn't solve the problem, then enter the BIOS at power-on and reset the BIOS settings to "Failsafe" or other default settings option, then save those settings and re-start the system. I will wait for an answer and try to help further if needed. Citizen_WD


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:06 PM

 

Hello MrXT, 
 
First of all, I would be great if you could take a screenshot of the BSOD error code and post it here. Otherwise, I suggest you check if the motherboard is positioned correctly and doesn't short out anywhere. I would also re-check all the data and power cables attached to the HDDs, the GPU(s), and the motherboard, including the CPU_PWR cable. Further - re-seat the RAM and the GPU card(s) - and any others you have added. If this doesn't solve the problem, then enter the BIOS at power-on and reset the BIOS settings to "Failsafe" or other default settings option, then save those settings and re-start the system. I will wait for an answer and try to help further if needed. Citizen_WD

 

 

 

Bsod from windows is now irelevant as i already stated i figured out why it wouldnt boot after installing the new cpu/MB and that was because the default settings for the motherboard were set to ahci when my windows was installed in ide mode. No need for me to change the bios settings to force that bsod knowing what caused it...

 

Everything has been reseated now including the gpu, sata cables are a bit twisted atm due to being shaped with a different motherboard but they seem perfectly secure in the slots, not shorts that i can see but if there were turning it off and on again surely wouldnt fix the problem temporarily.

 

Bios settings are already on default apart from the sata change from ahci to ide so windows will boot, i dont see any failsafe option.

 

Thanks for your reply.


Edited by MrXT, 23 June 2015 - 08:09 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:43 PM

What motherboard was replaced?

 

Did you reinstall Windows on your hard drive...or simply connect the drive to the new motherboard, even though it reflects drivers/settings for a different board?

 

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