Computer Starts To Log In, but Never Completes the Process

By Curbrider
May 3, 2017
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  1. Hi All!,

    My computer can turn on, but only slowly loads the log in page. After about 5 mins I can type in my password. This is followed by the computer loading my background and sometimes the desktop icons. Then it just stops. I can move around the mouse, but I can't click on anything.

    I have tried to reseed my RAM and I attempted to try just one RAM card in a slot and ran into the same problem.

    I also attempted to hook up my video cords to the motherboard and the screen didn't even register a connection, I also do not get a "beep" from the motherboard during any boot process.

    I've also attempted to restore my computer, but it wouldn't go back to a restore point. Both attempts to do a factory reset failed as well.

    I have taken this to mean that my motherboard is broken and that I am not overlooking anything.

    Thank you for your help.

    My Specs are:
    Asus z87-Plus DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard
    Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core Processor
    EVGA Supernova 750W Power Supply
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit DDR3
    WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive
    EVGA GeForce GTX780
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,022   +662

    Suggest benchtop rebuild - which means everything out of the case and you build it back one or two components at a time. Start with motherboard w/ CPU heatsink and fan, PSU, and the manual. It should give you a beep error code that there is a RAM problem. Put in a stick of RAM and the beep error code should be bad video (you haven't put a video card in yet!!). So put in a video card - and hope you get a single beep (which means POST is ok)... this video will help...

    So, tell us how it goes...maybe we get it working again.
  3. Curbrider

    Curbrider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for the video! I will give this a go and hopefully figure out the issue.
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,022   +662

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