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post #1 of 23
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Just to list problems occurring with my current rig:

BOOTMGR is missing: I did research, made a bootable thumb drive with the win 7 repair files. So I boot-up the computer and my peripherals aren't getting power. My monitor, mouse, and keyboard were not functioning and no LED or any light for that matter was on that would indicate they should be working as intended (except for my monitor - which goes in to Save mode).

So long story short:

I had a BOOTMGR black screen error message that wasn't fixed due to my peripherals not working.

So what I did was take out my GPU, and remove a huge dust ring from the fan area, and open up my push/pull setup from my H50 radiator & pulled out a huge wall of dust. So I put them back, turn on my computer, and the BOOTMGR message isn't there! My computer booted up normally! Minutes later, my screen freezes. I try to Ctrl+Alt+Dlt and see if it was the browser or game that I had open, and it wasn't the case. So I turn off my computer (using the bottom on the mobo), and turn it back on to find out I don't have power to my peripherals. So I got lucky a couple more times (got same freeze and tried various attempts to properly boot up), and ended up with my peripherals not having power.

Is it my SSD (the one holding the OS is near full capacity - even though there should be back up room)? Or is it my PSU (I haven't removed this to see if there is dust build up in the exhaust area, which is millimeters away from the case wall - and it's exhausted ventilation area is very close to a school book not allowing air to flow out in a free area)? Or is it both?


If it's my PSU, let's talk about when to buy and what to get & what to get it for:

I might want to SLI, and would have to find out if it's best to do that for Battlefield 3 or buy a single card. If I wanted to SLI, which PSU and why?

Black Friday & Cyber Monday aren't that far off, I might wait things out & hope I can get a 470 + PSU deal.
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post #2 of 23
This does sound like its your psu doing this i might recommended you the corsair psus though like the HX850W or the HX750W should be enough to SLI the 470 later in the future
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post #3 of 23
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I was just hoping for some more responses before I went and made the purchase. Thanks for your response!
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post #4 of 23
Doesn't immediately sound like the PSU to me. Try booting from a Linux LiveCD.
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Doesn't immediately sound like the PSU to me. Try booting from a Linux LiveCD.
Then why don't I get power to my peripherals most of the time when booting up? It's confusing me, and when I get a proper bootup my screen ends up freezing.
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post #6 of 23
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I'm pretty sad, I can't find out what the problem is

Waiting for PSU editor to respond, so I can see what he thinks about my peripherals not gettingpower.
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post #7 of 23
Apologies for not being on 24/7 shift.


Your problem seems more likely to be related to your SSD/OS or your mainboard. If you're worried about your PSU check its output voltage with a multimeter, only likely cause for this that could be pinned on the PSU is out of spec voltage.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Apologies for not being on 24/7 shift.


Your problem seems more likely to be related to your SSD/OS or your mainboard. If you're worried about your PSU check its output voltage with a multimeter, only likely cause for this that could be pinned on the PSU is out of spec voltage.
Sorry, you know how it can be.. frustration got me antsy


I too think it's an OS issue and SSD, but figured my PSU would be another culprit to my issue. I just lack knowledge, and was hoping to get lucky with responses - so sorry if I made it seem like your soul purpose in life is to respond to threads from helpless posters. I truly appreciate your help, and do you think you can help me find out how to get a Linux LiveCD on my 8GB thumb drive? I've done something similar for my current problem which went away and caused this one (BOOTMGR is missing), so I'm sure it won't be difficult for me to catch on quickly.
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post #9 of 23
which peripherals are not getting power?
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post #10 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by greed View Post
which peripherals are not getting power?

My mouse, keyboard..and most importantly

my monitor!
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