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Pc wont boot after being turned off

August 15, 2011 at 19:43:14
Specs: Windows 7, amd A8-3850, 8 gb ddr3

HI,
Ive just built my first pc, It turns on and seems to be working fine. However when I turn it off and try to turn it back on it wont boot. Ive gotten two different error beep codes three beeps sometimes and others 4short 1 long 7 short. If I let it sit off for a minute or more it will start just fine. Any idea what the issue might be? my specs are
msi a75ma-g55 fm1 a75 motherboard
amd A8-3850 2.9ghz quad core
8gb ram gskill ripjaws x series
any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#1
August 15, 2011 at 22:09:22

Beep codes:
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/be...
See if this helps you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
August 16, 2011 at 05:19:19

Thanks for the quick response. The beep codes was one of the first things i thought of as well. I've tried booting with both sticks of ram then each separately and still the same issue. Could the motherboard be bad?
thanks again in advance.

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#3
August 16, 2011 at 21:01:46

You could get a beep say if your hard drive is dead. Try unplugging your hard drive and see if you can boot to your BIOS set up. If you can then your board is probably good and your hard drive may not be (specially if you have heard some noises from it lately). There are other possibilities including low voltage coming out of your power supply and the small possibility that both memory cards are bad. What does the beep code read for your system? This should help point you in the right direction.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
October 5, 2011 at 12:42:40

I have the exactly same motherboard, cpu and RAM as you and i am having the same problem however mine was working fine till i change the overclock settings now it just beeps originally about 5 times now about 12 times with one long beep after 5.
Anyone know what i should do?

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#5
October 5, 2011 at 12:48:42

I replaced the ram and that solved the problem. Although it is supported the pc didn't seem to like it. I went with crucial instead of gskill and problem solved. The gskill will go in the next build I guess. Hope this helps.

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#6
October 5, 2011 at 20:33:18

Gitch: Reset BIOS to defaults if you can and start over. If you cannot boot to BIOS then reset CMOS through jumper (don't forget to unplug first) and then reset to defaults. You need to learn more about overclocking your system before continuing. You may have accidentally overclocked your RAM, overclocked your PCIe, or any number of other incorrect settings the caused your problems.
Post your exact system specs and everything you have already tried, BUT post it under the overclocking forum for detailed advice on getting your OC to work quickly and stably.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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