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post #1 of 47
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Computer wont boot -> Freezes at splash screen(motherboard logo) ( no response to key press)
i can get into the computer if i restart the CMOS

i tried all the basic hardware troubleshooting ... i installed all updates and am currently installing driver updates... only thing out of place is a hardware interrupt taking up 50% of one of my cores
(pics below) (doesnt show up on standard task manager and takes up no ram??)

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googled a fix but so far only solution i found was to check ide ports for mode change( mine are fine i think) .... so not really sure how to fix this problem.. hoping that if this problem is fixed computer will boot normally ?? T.T

Cpu specs :

Gigabyte ga-770ta-ud3 motherboard
athlon x3 II 4xx processor
4gb Gskill Ram
spinpoint f3 HD
Saphire 4850
Edited by godftw - 10/12/11 at 7:49am
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post #2 of 47
Did you try resetting the CMOS switch?
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yea i forgot i reset the CMOS and it did unfreeze long enough to ask me if i wanted to go with the default or last known settings... but then it went back to freezing again..( it also makes a single beep on startup... which should indicate its booting properly )
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post #4 of 47
It could be a possible driver issue, Are you able to boot into safe mode?
post #5 of 47
As PunkX 1 said reset CMOS, if your MB is an older model remove the round battery for 10 mins before putting it back. If you can fill out your system specs in the user cp interface, it helps to see what hardware you have.
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post #6 of 47
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not able to boot into safe mode or get into the bios... i did try reseting the cmos...

as far as hardware goes

Gigabyte Ga-770ta-ud3 MB
Athlon II x3 Rana 4xx
Samsung spinpoint F3
Saphire Radeon 4850
Gskill Ram

it was working fine the other day i dont think anything updated and i didnt install anything or make any changes.... really weird problem ..

i stripped the computer down to the essantials -- MB GPU CPU PSU RAM -- and still the same problem ..
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post #7 of 47
When windows is loading, restart the comp, on the next reboot you'll get an option to get into safe mode. Once into windows, try restoring your computer to an earlier time (provided you have a restore point created). Before that, make sure you get into the BIOS and load the optimized defaults. This will clear out any overclocks that you may have had at the moment. Have you done any overclocks recently? This could also be the reason of a bad flash of the mobo if you tried flashing.

Edit: Are you able to get to the windows load screen?
Edited by PunkX 1 - 10/8/11 at 2:16pm
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post #8 of 47
I'm no expert, just trying to think what I would do in your situation Make sure 24 pin and 4/8 pin mb power connections are seated correctly, try using only 1 stick of ram in slot one. Are the fans connected to mb turning?
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post #9 of 47
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it wont load past the mother board splash screen and it wont let me boot into safe mode or get into the bios... as soon as i turn the computer on its frozen ... no overclocks no recent changes to anything...no new hardware ... really weird problem...
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post #10 of 47
Quote:
When windows is loading, restart the comp, on the next reboot you'll get an option to get into safe mode.

or you know, you could press f8 like a normal person...




i had that problem too, resetting cmos is one thing, try this:

1. turn off computer
2. unplug power cord from p/s
3. turn on computer to drain extra power(wait until you see all lights go off)
4. count to like 15 then try it again
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