Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:42 PM
I just recently installed a new mobo and CPU after my old mobo died on me. Thats slightly irrelevent, but I'll continue. Everything was working fine until yesterday, when I started it up and it froze while booting up. I reset the computer and it started up fine. Today, the problem continued, but to a higher degree. I started the computer up, and it did the same thing: it froze right after displaying the mobo and CPU spec in BIOS, and right before reading the IDE drives. I waited for a good minute and tried to restart several times, each to no avail. I then tried resetting the BIOS memory, still the same thing. I tried one final time, with a little more patience, and noticed that while it seemed to be frozen, the CPU, or hard drive, was making that loading noise that computers make. So I waited, figuring it would finally start up.. and I was right. So, my questions are: why is this happening, how can I fix it, and should I just leave the computer running until I get it figured out? The latter I probably will do anyways. Specs are below. Thanks for any help.
Gigabyte K8Triton Athlon 64/FX Skt939 nForce3
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Skt939
Seagate 80gb HD (94.5% full)
Lite-On CD/DVD rom drives
1gb Kingston ValueRam