Ok so I just signed up to this forum in hopes that one of you guys can help me with this problem; I have exhausted all of my own knowledge.
Briefly about me: I am a basic computer tech that is A+ certified. I have a decent amount of experience with computers but know FAR from everything.
This situation has humbled me greatly and am looking to learn from this. This is the hardest issue I have had to deal with to date.
Backstory (point form and brief as possible)
-Flashed my Bios (Gigabyte z97 gaming 3) using windows app @bios provided by gigabyte
-computer turned off and on repeatedly (simulated a POST failutre)
- Hard rebooted, computer POSTs but crashes at the windows logo/spinning dots.
-Attempted to boot from the windows 10 USB, same error...
tried windows 7 usb... same error (different logo)....
tried Ubuntu USB... crashed after slight load.. so same error but it looks different
NOTE: I attempted disconnecting all of my hard drives, no avail.
Summary : Computer POSTs but can not load ANY OS I throw at it.
Fix attempts (none fix my issue)
-remove RAM and change slots one at a time
-disconnect drives one at a time including all drives in attempt to boot from USB
-Use Backup BIOS
-Remove all possible PCI cards
-Change following BIOS settings: Fast Boot; Intel Rapid storage; Sata Config RAID/AHCI/IDE; almost everything other than temp/voltage (have NEVER OC'd any part of my system.. more to list, almost every setting all changed one at a time
-BOUGHT A COMPLETELY NEW MOTHERBOARD (now I'm here)
I don't know what to do. I figure it can't be my processor, the system would not POST, Correct?
I know this is a shot in the dark, but who knows maybe someone can help..
gigabyte z97 gaming3 (and also Z97x SLI was the replacement)
16gb Adata RAM