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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($140.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.29 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1127.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-28 00:50 EDT-0400

Hello! I have recently upgraded my motherboard from this ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard to the one seen above, hopefully if the PCPartPicker markup works correctly. Everything went off without a hitch, computer booted perfectly fine as is with no issues, but I'm a bit odd and decided to do a factory reset so I didn't have random unused drivers from the upgrade. No issues at all here, I went ahead and did a BIOS update to 5.6 from MSI's website, with no issues and everything went smoothly. I began to update everything on the computer with Windows Update and this is where the issues begin. First, the updater was stuck on update 117 of 118 for an hour or two, so I powered down the computer and it gave the "Applying update operation" screen and reset properly, when the computer booted back up, I was given a new screen I have never seen before. It said something to the tune of "Failed to apply update, reverting to previous state", I brushed this off as computers just being weird and finicky, so I let it do its thing. This process of "reverting to a previous state" took over 4 hours, and I was already laying down in bed by the time the desktop wallpaper woke me up. I was happy it was all over, opened the start menu, and powered the computer down for the night. In the morning, however, the computer began to act strangely, it will not POST, the lights on my keyboard and mouse will not turn on as they usually do, I get no image on my screen whatsoever, while the fans spin in the case, on the CPU Cooler, and the GPU along with the 'WINDFORCE' logo on the latter. I began to do some troubleshooting because I hate to make posts begging for help. First I made sure it wasn't the SSD or HDD, it obviously wasn't since the computer would at least POST if there was a problem with the storage drives, but I tried a drive from a different computer in my house just to be safe. I tried two different sticks of RAM, and with the GPU not plugged in and the monitor plugged into the motherboard. Finally, out of desperation, I made sure the thermal paste was applied correctly to make sure the CPU didnt overheat while the updates ran for hours on end. Thermal paste was OK, and there was no damage to the CPU, or the pins on the motherboard. I'm at a loss, the last thing I could only imagine is some unsee-able damage to the CPU innards, or likewise for the motherboard, regardless, any and all help would be super awesome. Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by luckydoodles View Post

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($140.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.29 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1127.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-28 00:50 EDT-0400

Hello! I have recently upgraded my motherboard from this ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard to the one seen above, hopefully if the PCPartPicker markup works correctly. Everything went off without a hitch, computer booted perfectly fine as is with no issues, but I'm a bit odd and decided to do a factory reset so I didn't have random unused drivers from the upgrade. No issues at all here, I went ahead and did a BIOS update to 5.6 from MSI's website, with no issues and everything went smoothly. I began to update everything on the computer with Windows Update and this is where the issues begin. First, the updater was stuck on update 117 of 118 for an hour or two, so I powered down the computer and it gave the "Applying update operation" screen and reset properly, when the computer booted back up, I was given a new screen I have never seen before. It said something to the tune of "Failed to apply update, reverting to previous state", I brushed this off as computers just being weird and finicky, so I let it do its thing. This process of "reverting to a previous state" took over 4 hours, and I was already laying down in bed by the time the desktop wallpaper woke me up. I was happy it was all over, opened the start menu, and powered the computer down for the night. In the morning, however, the computer began to act strangely, it will not POST, the lights on my keyboard and mouse will not turn on as they usually do, I get no image on my screen whatsoever, while the fans spin in the case, on the CPU Cooler, and the GPU along with the 'WINDFORCE' logo on the latter. I began to do some troubleshooting because I hate to make posts begging for help. First I made sure it wasn't the SSD or HDD, it obviously wasn't since the computer would at least POST if there was a problem with the storage drives, but I tried a drive from a different computer in my house just to be safe. I tried two different sticks of RAM, and with the GPU not plugged in and the monitor plugged into the motherboard. Finally, out of desperation, I made sure the thermal paste was applied correctly to make sure the CPU didnt overheat while the updates ran for hours on end. Thermal paste was OK, and there was no damage to the CPU, or the pins on the motherboard. I'm at a loss, the last thing I could only imagine is some unsee-able damage to the CPU innards, or likewise for the motherboard, regardless, any and all help would be super awesome. Thanks in advance!

Did you have the HDD plugged in when you were installing Windows?
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Did you have the HDD plugged in when you were installing Windows?

Negative, only the SSD, I couldnt have the HDD plugged in while installing windows since it kept putting the system partition on the 3TB HDD which prevented me from converting the drive from MRB to GBT so that I could use all ((read 2.72TB)) of the drive as one instead of 1.99TB on one partition and the ~720GB on the other, but thats a different story all together.
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Negative, only the SSD, I couldnt have the HDD plugged in while installing windows since it kept putting the system partition on the 3TB HDD which prevented me from converting the drive from MRB to GBT so that I could use all ((read 2.72TB)) of the drive as one instead of 1.99TB on one partition and the ~720GB on the other, but thats a different story all together.

I was hoping the problem was the installer putting MBR pieces in a GPT file system so the problem would be easy. redface.gif

I dunno. If you are using a CD/DVD installer from Microsoft. I would try again. If you are using a System Builder CD/DVD it may have proprietary stuff on it and I would try an actual Microsoft disc.

Before doing that I would throw Linux on it as it is free and it will tell you immediately if you have a hardware or software issue.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
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I was hoping the problem was the installer putting MBR pieces in a GPT file system so the problem would be easy. redface.gif

I dunno. If you are using a CD/DVD installer from Microsoft. I would try again. If you are using a System Builder CD/DVD it may have proprietary stuff on it and I would try an actual Microsoft disc.

Before doing that I would throw Linux on it as it is free and it will tell you immediately if you have a hardware or software issue.

The system wont POST, so getting a re-install of the OS is out of the question
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Do you have fast boot or ultra fast boot enabled? If so then that could be the problem if windows is corrupt and its just skipping your bios boot screen.

I would also try using different display outputs if possible e.g. vga, dvi etc. Maybe it is posting just not recognizing you are plugged into the right display connector. If this fails as well, maybe clearing your cmos will work.
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Do you have fast boot or ultra fast boot enabled? If so then that could be the problem if windows is corrupt and its just skipping your bios boot screen.

I would also try using different display outputs if possible e.g. vga, dvi etc. Maybe it is posting just not recognizing you are plugged into the right display connector. If this fails as well, maybe clearing your cmos will work.

Negative on the fast boot, the case speaker doesn't even beep, so its not even posting.
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The system wont POST, so getting a re-install of the OS is out of the question

Sorry missed that in the OP. The case fans and things come on but nothing happens? If you unplug the CPU plug and everything comes on but nothing happens it is board or CPU. If you do that and still get nothing I would buy a PSU tester for like 10 bucks and check the things.
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I ended up RMAing the board, not sure what happened to it, but I was able to put my CPU into a different H97 motherboard from gigabyte and it POSTed just fine
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