System won't boot past POST

By smartjoe88 ยท 4 replies
Jul 13, 2006
  1. Wow. My computer has been acting up like crazy recently.

    So I did a fresh install of Windows that wiped everything. It was working fine until it suddenly froze. After it froze, I rebooted. Then it got to the Windows GUI loading screen where the bar moves across the screen. Suddenly the bar stopped. So it froze while loading Windows, which almost never happens. Then I rebooted again and everything inside the PC turned on (graphics, HD, mobo, PSU, fans). However there is no display. It also doesn't even go through POST anymore (I don't hear any beeps).

    I have already reset the CMOS three times, reseated the CPU, cleaned entire computer, checked all the connections, and run it in barebones mode.

    Do I need to get my mobo RMA'd?

    Asus a8n sli mobo
    nvidia 6800gt
    2 corsair xms 512mb ram
    200gb western digital caviar SE 7200rpm
    500watt PSu
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It does sound like a possible mobo problem. However, I`d recommend you try another psu first just to rule out a psu problem.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. smartjoe88

    smartjoe88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I'll try my friend's PSU. Don't think it is because it worked fine for a whole year.

    Also if I RMA my mobo do I contact ASUS or Newegg (where I bought my mobo from)?
    And will they still RMA if i replaced the chipset fan with a passive cooler?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Personally I`d contact both Newegg and Asus.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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