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Alright, so three days ago I got my new rig (everything is in my rig sig), slowly I've been building it with a friend as I haven't built a rig from scratch until I got this computer. Everything has been put into place and when I turn it on the bios image flashes on my monitor... not at first as it stays for about 3 seconds but then begins to appear and disappear with random CMOS stuff in between the flashes I think. I can still press delete if I hit it at the right time to enter the bios. I'm pretty sure it isn't supposed to do that? Also, I've installed windows 7 64bit on my SSD but it won't load passed the bios, and eventually the flashing stops and it's just a black screen.
In addition, when I placed my tower upright, it begins an endless cycle of turning on and off... I have no idea what's happening and I'm very frustrated and upset that this computer that I've paid good money for is acting this way, unless I just have something not connected correctly.

Can anyone help me out? I'm in a real fix here since I don't know for sure if it's my mobo and should send it back or if it's something else...
    
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My first guess is that you've got a grounding issue between your motherboard and case. Pull everything out of the case and do a minimal hardware build on your table or work bench.

Place the motherboard on a static free surface.

For now remove the motherboard battery and clear the cmos - if you have a cmos jumper leave it in the clear position while you're assembling everything outside the case.

Double check your cpu cooler installation and thermal paste application.

Install one stick of ram

Install your video card

Connect one hard drive to your Primary SATAIII port

Plug in keyboard and mouse (preferably PS2 if you have them) for now at least

Plug in all power supply connectors to the motherboard

Put the motherboard battery back in and move your CMOS jumper back to the save position.

Plug the power supply into the wall outlet and boot computer.

Enter BIOS and load optimized defaults. After you've loaded optimized defaults make sure that you do the following;
Set hard drive to AHCI (it will have likely defaulted to IDE)
Manually enter in your four primary memory timings and set your dram voltage to whatever the mfg. has specified on the modules

See if errors persist.

Run memtest from a usb thumb drive or cd. Let it run for a few hours and see if any errors are reported.

If no errors are reported proceed with OS install.
Edited by wevsspot - 3/29/12 at 12:24pm
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post #3 of 13
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Alright, I just did most of what you instructed and I noticed the cpu light on the mobo is on and it wasn't before. (I did not install the gpu yet)

NVM, fixed, continuing with troubleshooting.
Edited by ACertainGamingEnthusiast - 3/29/12 at 4:55pm
    
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Alright, I've followed through the instructions (except for the mem test) and I was able to boot into windows 7, but the bios is still flashing a few times before booting into windows.
    
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Could the bios chip be loose?
    
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Please clarify BIOS flashing, do you mean a little hyphen symbol flashing in the top left hand corner of the screen before the BIOS post screen? Or do you mean your screen goes blank and then comes back each time a certain step of the BIOS initialization is occurring?

As long as you're not getting any stop errors or complete hang/freeze of the post process you should be good. I'm assuming that you don't have quick boot enabled. If you don't you can do that now.

Also disable the BIOS splash screen while you're in there.
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post #7 of 13
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The image for the bios that says "Press delete to enter the BIOS" appears on the screen for a few seconds, disappears, then reappears once for less then second and then displays text that disappears too fast for me to read, the image reappears and disappears twice more, and then before I took out all of my parts, it wouldn't load to windows, but after I took the parts out I can now boot into windows with no errors. I can relay the numbers the mobo displays during this if it would help diagnose this.
    
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post #8 of 13
You can try and post up what it is saying, but honestly it sounds like normal BIOS post behavior and nothing you need worry about. Again, if you are getting through the BIOS post process without issues such as freezes or hang ups then I don't think it's a concern. Try enabling the quick boot option in your BIOS and disable the boot splash screen and see if that modifies the behavior at all.
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post #9 of 13
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The numbers on the mobo start at 62 before the image appears, then to 98 and 99, and go back to 62 when it disappears.

I also noticed my HDD isn't being detected, only my SSD o.O
    
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How long does it take from power up until you are at the Windows login screen?

Is there anyway for you to post up a short video clip of your screen during the boot process?
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