Boots up only the second time

Ale

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Hello,

the motherboard is an Asus P4R800-V deluxe and when I turn the pc on, it
won't boot and gets stucked right in the initial mb screen, hard drive led
always on. I push the reset button and then, restarts and boots normally.
This never happened a while ago, the only major change in the system I can
be suspicious of, is a recent PSU change. Anyone heard of this?

Thanks a lot
 
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"ale" <poster_again@yahoo.gr> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>the motherboard is an Asus P4R800-V deluxe and when I turn the pc on, it
>won't boot and gets stucked right in the initial mb screen, hard drive led
>always on. I push the reset button and then, restarts and boots normally.
>This never happened a while ago, the only major change in the system I can
>be suspicious of, is a recent PSU change. Anyone heard of this?
>
>Thanks a lot
>

It is something hardware related, that is pretty certain.

Check the new PSU carefully, especially all of the power connectors to
the motherboard and disk drives.

It sounds to me like some component is not performing properly when it
is first powered up but after the power has been on for a brief period
it warms up and then begins to function. A poorly seated power
connector could cause this type of behavior under the right
circumstances.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
 
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Hi, if the issue is occuring systematically(always), clear the CMOS(usually
by shorting a jumper) and replace the CMOS battery. If issue persists,
disconnect the hard disk cable, set the drive type to "Auto" in BIOS and see
if the computer subsequently boots in one go.

Abhilash Tibrewal


"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "ale" <poster_again@yahoo.gr> wrote:
>
> >Hello,
> >
> >the motherboard is an Asus P4R800-V deluxe and when I turn the pc on, it
> >won't boot and gets stucked right in the initial mb screen, hard drive
led
> >always on. I push the reset button and then, restarts and boots normally.
> >This never happened a while ago, the only major change in the system I
can
> >be suspicious of, is a recent PSU change. Anyone heard of this?
> >
> >Thanks a lot
> >
>
> It is something hardware related, that is pretty certain.
>
> Check the new PSU carefully, especially all of the power connectors to
> the motherboard and disk drives.
>
> It sounds to me like some component is not performing properly when it
> is first powered up but after the power has been on for a brief period
> it warms up and then begins to function. A poorly seated power
> connector could cause this type of behavior under the right
> circumstances.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> "The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
 

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Thanks, clearing the CMOS did the trick.


"Abhilash Tibrewal" <abhionnetATnospamsify.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> Hi, if the issue is occuring systematically(always), clear the
> CMOS(usually
> by shorting a jumper) and replace the CMOS battery. If issue persists,
> disconnect the hard disk cable, set the drive type to "Auto" in BIOS and
> see
> if the computer subsequently boots in one go.
>
> Abhilash Tibrewal
>
 
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You are welcome; I am glad my suggestions helped.

Abhilash Tibrewal

"ale" <poster_again@yahoo.gr> wrote in message
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> Thanks, clearing the CMOS did the trick.
>
>
> "Abhilash Tibrewal" <abhionnetATnospamsify.com> wrote in message
> news:u$7z$QA4EHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >
> >
> > Hi, if the issue is occuring systematically(always), clear the
> > CMOS(usually
> > by shorting a jumper) and replace the CMOS battery. If issue persists,
> > disconnect the hard disk cable, set the drive type to "Auto" in BIOS and
> > see
> > if the computer subsequently boots in one go.
> >
> > Abhilash Tibrewal
> >
>
>