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Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 01:01 PM

I recently just built a new computer. There has been only one problem with it since I have been using it. It takes about 5 minutes for it too boot which in my opinion is way to long. I'm thinking it may be a hardware compatabitlity issue but I'm not sure. Here are the specs to my computer.

Motherboard:
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard
MoBo

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
Proc

Video Card:
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E Video Card
Vid Card

Memory:
CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145450

Sound Card:
CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS 70SB035000000 Sound Card
Sound Card

Hard Drive:
Western Digital 160GB, 7200RPM, Internal ATA/100 Hard Drive
Hard Drive

Wireless Card:
LINKSYS WMP54G PCI Wireless Adapter
WiFi

Case:
Thermaltake SOPRANO VB1000BWS Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Case

Power Supply:
ASPIRE ATX-AS520W BLACK 520W Power Supply
Power Supply

Monitor:
SAMSUNG 915N-Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor
Monitor

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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:28 PM

Where is it hanging at?
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:37 PM

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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:45 PM

Well I mean, what stage of the boot is it hanging in?

I'd go kick it but, i am much busy tonight

however, if you dont get this resolved tonight
bring it by my office speare20 tommorrow, and I'll kick it.
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:01 PM

this thread nearly became worthy of bash.org.
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:07 PM

on BIOS load and on Windows Boot. I wasn't doing w/o the hard drive either. So i'm confused right now...
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:12 PM

syntax_error, on Sep 8 2005, 04:07 PM, said:

on BIOS load and on Windows Boot. I wasn't doing w/o the hard drive either. So i'm confused right now...

A couple of things i can think of now off the top of my head
thorian prolly knows better

Put harddrive as the first boot opion in bios

Make sure the bios has the correct settings for the harddrive, if anything say default for that device.

Make sure your ribbion cable is connected properly.
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 04:34 PM

tried all that and got nothin' I'll keep trying other things though.
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 04:43 PM

Turn off the option in the bios to check the memory?!?! That can take FOREVER.
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:15 PM

Hey Pardon me as I been drinkin.

does that mother board require a 24 pin atx 2.0 compliant powersupply. because if it does and you are using a 20 pin to 24 pin adapter that could be your problem.

Also make sure that you have every powerlead connected on the motherboard SLI boards are powerhungry as all hell if one connection is not made it will cause all sorts of problems.

It could be a bad power supply as well. I bought a rosewill 24 pin 500 watt powersupply for my Lanparty SLIDR and it wasent good enough for it. So I had to get a OCZ modstream as the motherboard required 25 amps on the 12v rail.

Another thing Make sure you got the most current bios for that fucker if you dont it can also cause all sorts of problems.

Get it to boot with the safe settings first then memtest the hell out of that ram to ensure it is stable there then clock it up to where it needs to be. Im sure there is somethign I missed but those would be what I would check first.


I RMA'd damn near everything in my athlon 64 box before I realized it was the powersupply.
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:27 PM

Okay nothing seems to be working. I guess it could be the power supply but my mother board seems to be getting all the power it needs. I'm thinking the compatibility between the mobo and the Hard Drive might be an issue but I'm not too sure. I was thinking of buying a new HDD but not sure if it would be worth the investment.
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 09 September 2005 - 08:35 AM

Yeah when I built mine I thought the same thing and that entailed runnig to wallmart in the middle of the night to buy another 160gig drive.

Can you borrow a power supply to test?
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 09 September 2005 - 09:04 AM

I may have to search around but I prolly could find one. Maybe Speare has one I could borrow... Nova?
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 09 September 2005 - 09:15 AM

We have nothing close to that powerful, all our comps are old PIII's

so testing on one of ours might not get you very far.
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Re: Computer Boot Problem

Posted 14 September 2005 - 10:23 PM

Okay Guys, update on the boot problem. I have yet to find a power supply to test BUT I decided to test to see if the computer booted better w/o my Hard Drive. and the bios booted almost instanly and went to the main bios screen in about 5 seconds rather than ~1 minute. I not sure if this is in relation to the power supply but I would like to test both. If I can find a powersupply I can use I will test it but I have not found one yet. SO, the question is should I order a new HDD or find a power supply and test that first.
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