Computer doesn't power on unless I press the MemOK button on the Motherboard

By shosha ยท 5 replies
Nov 6, 2014
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  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm a big dumbie and accidentally spilt a tiny (and I mean minuscule) amount of water that ended up trickling into my PC. Whoops. It wouldn't turn on after that so I thought maybe the graphics card was shot.

    It wasn't the graphics card. The graphics card is fine. I replaced the motherboard, and in the process, the PSU died. I replaced the PSU, now I get the blue screen of death every time after boot that says "Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer."

    I'm assuming I get that message because I had tested the hard drive while trying to figure out what was damaged by the water in another computer, and it worked fine.

    I reseated the battery in the motherboard to reset the CMOS. I reseated the CPU to fix a 'CPU fan error' message that was occuring (bent CPU pin). I moved around sticks of ram., only used one stick, different slots, both sticks, different slots.

    What do I need to do to get my computer working again?

    Here's what I have (that I think is relevant):
    Power Supply 500 Watts
    RAM 8GB DDR3 SDRAM / 16GB (Max)
    Hard Drive 1TB - SATA III - 7200 rpm
    Motherboard Chipset ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 5Gb/s USH 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    Thank you for any and all help. IMG_20141105_191127_012.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Set the bios to the failsafe defaults and see if the computer boots normally. Just make sure that the SATA controller is set for AHCI
  3. shosha

    shosha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The BIOS is unlike any other I've ever seen, but I do believe I've already set to failsafe defaults several times and nothing changed, but I could be wrong. If anyone is familiar with this BIOS, could they help me out?

    And The SATA options were already ACHI

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  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The bios date is not set, it shows 2008
  5. shosha

    shosha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I fixed the date and time, still get blue screen.

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  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The blue screen is asking you to check the hard drive. If it still won't start up properly the motherboard is most likely damaged. You might try to re-install Windows fresh to rule out a hardware failure
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014

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