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New build won't start after a full shutdown

By MyPCRunsMe
Nov 17, 2011
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  1. I recently built a new gaming rig out of these parts:
    i5 2500K
    ASUS ENGTX 570 DIRECT CU II
    Corsair TX 650
    G.SKILLS RIPJAWX 1600mhz
    ASUS P8P67 Mobo
    WD Caviar black 7200RPM 500GB 32mb cache

    It won't start after a full shutdown unless i switch off the power supply, wait for 10 secs, and switch it back on. But all my settings will be reset, and it will prompt me to the UEFI before I can go in to my OS.

    For some reason, It boots fine from hibernation. And from what I have learned, Hibernation is just like a full shutdown, except it copies everything in the RAM on to your hard drive.

    yes, I have installed the motherboard standoffs. and made sure all my connections are plugged in correctly. Any help?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Did you install all the Asus motherboards drivers from the Asus support website, and not from another source like a CD?
     
  3. MyPCRunsMe

    MyPCRunsMe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    yes, i downloaded the most recent drivers as well as flashed my bios, no luck.
    Could it be a motherboard problem?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Can you re-install Windows? Did this problem happen before the bios upgrade or after?
     
  5. MyPCRunsMe

    MyPCRunsMe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I think the problem was always there, because i did everything on my 1st boot. And yes, i have tried reinstalling windows. To my disappointment, it did not fix the problem
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Did you do a full format before the Windows install?
     
  7. MyPCRunsMe

    MyPCRunsMe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    that, i didn't do. I didn't think it was necessary, since it's a new drive fresh from the manufacturer.
    Can the OS affect how the computer turns on?
    i find it hard to believe.
     


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