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So, the Rig listed in my signature, all those parts are on their way here. So in my waiting, I thought "hey, im gunna tear open my computer!" so I ripped into my old computer.

Pulled out everything, opened everything, and found olympic amounts of dust. Cleaned everything off and vacuumed the case out. Put everything back in, hooked it all back up, and booted her up.

Diagnostic screen pops up, goes to my boot options screen, I say "Boot Windows Normally" and it says "No thanks, we're going to freeze right now". So it froze.

Then I boot it again. Diagnostic screen freezes right after displaying memory.

So I unplugged it, came back a few hours later, booted it up again. Got to the diagnostic screenm it displayed the whole system and i hit F1 for bios.

I get into BIOS and start looking around. Freezes. ***? Gah.

Before I pulled it apart, I did have some issues with this computer crashing just about anytime I left it idle. Not sure what was causing it, but now it won't even boot.

So.. Pulled out my old GeForce 5500, and plugged the video into the onboard.

Still same thing. Pulled all the plugs out of everything, replugged it all.

Still freezes.

Only thing I can think that I did wrong was I remounted the power supply upside down, no biggie. Other than that, everything came out and went in just fine.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 35
Recheck all your cables and make sure everything is plugged in nice and snug. Even if it looks all the way in, just double check it.
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post #3 of 35
Gee. Vacuuming the inside of your computer is made. Static can travel like that.

How many sticks of RAM do you have? If you have more than 1. Take one out and run them each on every slot. If the program still occurs, try resetting CMOS.

Resetting CMOS will clear and put your BIOS back into factory default
1. Locate a circular silver battery on your motherboard
2. Remove that battery
3. Let it sit there for 1 minute or longer
4. Put back in the battery and boot.

That's what I would do.
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post #4 of 35
Do you have a case speaker?

Beep codes are often instructive.

If you don't have one, well... To me it sounds like either duff memory, or maybe a bad PSU.
    
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post #5 of 35
Make sure all your risers and screws are screwed in correctly to make sure you're not shorting the board.

Sounds like the mobo to me.
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post #6 of 35
Yeah, mobo or RAM.
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This could easily be a cpu hs problem also. I had same problem with my p4 after cleaning the excessive dust and it all came down to something wrong with the hs or fan on the cpu. Replaced unit and all worked great.
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post #8 of 35
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okay well, I reset the CMOS, pulled out one of the two sticks of ram in there, tried again. Same exact thing occuring. Checked all my plugs, good shape.

My mobo is on risers that are just metal bumbs on the inside of the case. Screw goes through the mobo into the top of the metal bump to hold it. I checked to make sure they were all in.

I vacuumed out the case when there was nothing in it, so I'know I didn't damage anything that way. Not sure what else could be the problem.
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post #9 of 35
How is the fan spinning up on the CPU? It could be a heat issue. If you have any thermal paste, try remounting your heatsink and fan. Make sure to completely clean off the old thermal paste (sorry if I'm over explaining).
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post #10 of 35
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You think a heat issue would come into play that quickly? We're talking seconds after boot, although, it does sound like that could explain it, seeing as how if I leave it powered down for a while and then power it back up, it will get pretty far into the boot.

It's possible I put the fan on upside down, I'll have to check.
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