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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:53 PM
Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:29 AM
Honesty & Integrity Above All!
Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:48 PM
Just a couple of thoughts.
I dont have a disk drive
I think you mean that you do not have a DVD drive; they are cheap, super-easy to install, and are still useful. Sometimes it gets "iffy" trying to boot from a flash stick, whereas a DVD drive never fails.
> First, check that the power cable from the CPU heatsink fan is connected to the proper socket on the mainboard. It will be marked as "CPU", or FAN_CPU" or some such. If not connected to the proper socket, the unit will immediately shut down or reboot.
> Next, reset the BIOS back to factory default. I always do that on a new build, sometimes settings get messed up during the build.
> Next, test your memory one stick at a time using Memtest 86+ as follows:
> Download the (free) zip file (2nd from the top) ISO of Memtest86+ and burn to a CD.
> Make sure your BIOS is set to CD = 1st Boot Device, HDD = 2nd Boot Device.
> If you have multiple sticks, test only one (1) stick at a time; this may be problematic on a laptop if you do not know how to access your memory sticks. If you don’t, then run the test normally, otherwise do one stick at a time.
> Reboot with the CD in your drive. Allow it to run until you get a message at the bottom of the screen that testing is complete (about 20 minutes). Any red posts at the bottom of the screen means that memory stick is bad.
If Memtest86+ will not run or you get error messages, let me know.
There is no need to run the test multiple times on the same stick, one complete pass is sufficient.
I am not sure if Memtest 86+ can be run from a flash drive or not, but the website should have that information.
[EDIT]: I just checked the site, and there is a new auto-setup for a flash drive, so you may be in luck.
If none of the above works, Here is a method for a bench build that has never failed me. I know it's a pain, but following this will find your problem.
Edited by ranchhand_, 23 November 2017 - 03:51 PM.
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