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Computer wont reset (Hard or Software)

By kpcurley
Sep 21, 2013
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  1. Good evening fellas,

    The Problem...

    This is an issue I have never run into before on numerous builds. My computer wont reset from pressing the reset button or through software reset. I was able to get through windows installation by pressing the power button and powering back up. This is when I noticed a second issue. My computer wont boot to windows with the USB mouse and key board plugged in (Front panel or back panel) its just a black screen. It will post with the USB mouse and keyboard plugged in as I am able to press F2 to get into bios. I tried rearranging the front panel connectors on the mobo, running with only the power button hooked up, running with the front pannel usb hooked up, and looking around bios for any relevant settings (cant find anything there related to boot) Once in windows I test my hardware by playing about 6 hours straight of AC3, and doing burn in tests with no errors. I am at a loss.

    The Background...

    I recently bought a replacement mobo and power supply, to replace a pair that fried due to moisture. I bought a new case because I fell out of favor with my old case that had a window pane and led lights and I upgraded my ram to 8 gb (2x4gb) modules. Essentially, I only kept my 1TB HD, DVD-RW, Video Card, and CPU. I tested all of the hard ware I kept in a friends system he let me use for the purpose, and those components all burned in well after about 24 hours of benching and burn in testing with no errors.

    The Hardware....

    Mobo: Asrock N68C-GS http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-GS FX/
    CPU: Phenom X4 964 BE
    GPU: Pallet GT 460 Sonic Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261076
    RAM: 8 GB PC 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313266
    PSU: Raidmax Hybrid 2 530 W Modular. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028
  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,187   +207

    A strange problem indeed.

    Triple check your wiring is correct using your motherboard manual. Be sure the motherboard is mounted correctly on the standoffs and no grounds are occurring.

    Faulty buttons on the case itself?

    Reset bios to optimal defaults, clear cmos.

    After that I would return the mobo.

    Sorry I cant be more specific, Hope this helps.

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