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Weird Issue - Computer No boot, then boots next day
03-17-2012, 05:43 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-17-2012, 06:17 PM by Pineappl.)
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Weird Issue - Computer No boot, then boots next day
So, I had a weird issue where my computer was fine in the morning. Later that day it didn't boot.

Didn't boot the next morning. All I did was mash the clear CMOS button a bunch of times (fixed my last no boot) didn't work. Then tried the power cycling the PSU by turning the switch on and off. Still didn't work.

Then later today I just tried the power button again and it boots. When it booted I didn't get a picture right away, I saw Debug Codes of A3 and 64 linger for a while. Not sure if these mean anything.

So I have no idea what's going on. Thought it was PSU failure as the first step, but I was still in the process of figuring out the real problem. Now i'm afraid to turn my computer off. Any ideas?

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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03-17-2012, 10:32 PM,
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RE: Weird Issue - Computer No boot, then boots next day
Does your PSU come on during times of no boot? If so, it could be the motherboard. I would think it is the motherboard or PSU. You might run memtest too, although I wouldn't suspect the RAM.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
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03-17-2012, 11:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-17-2012, 11:14 PM by MathieuB.)
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RE: Weird Issue - Computer No boot, then boots next day
Might be a loose cable or a part that's not seated properly. It's hard to say without you investigating further more for some clues.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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03-23-2012, 11:01 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-23-2012, 11:02 AM by Pineappl.)
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RE: Weird Issue - Computer No boot, then boots next day
Update:
I have opened up my case and re-inserted all the major cables and that didn't fix it at the time.

Yesterday all I did was push the power cable from the PC in to make sure it was snug and clicked the power switch on and off a few times (Seasonic calls this power cycling to generate power or something) and it turned on again. Then last night I decided to leave it on but put it in sleep mode, and this morning I couldn't power it back on. Could my PSU be getting a weak signal or something but it shouldn't since it's only 3 months old and a nice brand.

Would hitting the Clear CMOS button require me to reset my boot drive? Both times the computer has turned on for me, I had to go back in the BIOS and turn on my Marvell Controller for the boot drive.

I thought about buying a PSU Tester at one point, but i honestly have no idea how to read them and i'd just be going off some instructions online.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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03-31-2012, 04:09 PM,
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RE: Weird Issue - Computer No boot, then boots next day
I decided to just take it to a store to find the problem. Turned out to be the PSU as usual. 3 months old seasonic Sad.

Does anyone know if i have to send back all the cables, or if i can just leave them in and send back the unit? Cause that'd be so much nicer.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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04-01-2012, 01:47 AM,
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Weird Issue - Computer No boot, then boots next day
If you are just sending it in for repair, keep all the accessories. They'll just ship the unit back to you. Good luck!
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