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post #1 of 6
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My brothers PC won't POST

What happens when I try to boot (One of the following things happen in no particular order.)

1. Fans spin up and no POST, just black screen and the fans keep spinning.

2. Fans spin up, POST, mangaes to go to Windows and after short time (Few minutes) it resets.

3. Fans spin up, it tries to boot to ASUS Express Gate (which is not installed.)

The rig itself is around 5 years old, the last and only thing which was upgraded was the ram from 2GB OCZ kit (can't remember the specs) to the 8GB Corsair ram.

ASUS P5Q
Inter Core2Duo E8400 @stock
Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200RPM
Corsair XMS2-6400 4x2GB 4-4-4-12 800MHz 2.1V
LCPower LC6420 420W PSU
Sapphire radeon HD3850

I'm thinking PSU, but the Express Gate thingie is weird...
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post #2 of 6
Sounds like a modo issue. Has the case been moved recently?
    
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well sadly, he does keep the side panel off, and the last time it was moved was a few weeks ago to a lan party (Again with no side panel)
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post #4 of 6
Try to boot ubuntu from a usb stick and see how that goes.
    
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
generic LG DVD WC'd , Supreme LT, NexXxoS Xtreme III 360, Phob... Windows 7 x64 Samsung 27" LED S27A550B 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ACER 23" x233H Dell U3415W Logitech G11 Chieftec 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks enthoo luxe Razer deathAdder respawn steelseries Qck Yamaha HTR-6130 AV Receiver 
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
generic LG DVD WC'd , Supreme LT, NexXxoS Xtreme III 360, Phob... Windows 7 x64 Samsung 27" LED S27A550B 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ACER 23" x233H Dell U3415W Logitech G11 Chieftec 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks enthoo luxe Razer deathAdder respawn steelseries Qck Yamaha HTR-6130 AV Receiver 
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post #5 of 6
Is there a PC speaker installed? Any beep codes?
    
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yes, speaker is installed, I get a "normal" beep (No beep codes)

As I mentioned in the first post, sometimes I manage to get to Windows and after a short while it would reset itself...

I'm guessing PSU...

I'll hook up my PSU later today.
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WD Caviar Blue 500GB Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG FLATRON W2243T 22" 
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CIBOX 19" Genius K640 Corsair VX 550W CM 690 II 
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Razer Krait Logitech G930 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500GB Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG FLATRON W2243T 22" 
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CIBOX 19" Genius K640 Corsair VX 550W CM 690 II 
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