Solved Why does my computer shut off while booting windows?

January 21, 2016 at 07:47:32
Specs: Windows 8.1
So about a month ago now, I finished building my computer.

Specs:

GPU: Nvidia geoforce GTX 750ti

CPU: AMDFX 6300 (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W)

MotherBoard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 32GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX)

RAM: G-Skill Ares F3-1600C8D-8GAB 8 GB (4 GB x 2) DDR3-1600 Non-ECC Memory Modules with Low Profile Heat Spreader - Blue

PSU: EVGA 100-W1-0500-KR - 500W 80 Plus Power Supply (100-W1-0500-KR)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive

Case: NZXT Source 210 USB 3.0 Mid Tower Chassis with 1x 120/140mm Fan - Elite Black


I have installed the iso correctly onto my USB, I have installed the OS onto the Hard Drive... but when I boot after that, while windows is getting ready, my pc just turns off... No fade, just switches off...

Please could someone help, I'm new to building, and have no idea what to do.

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#1
January 21, 2016 at 11:25:09
Did you do this?:
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...

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#2
January 21, 2016 at 13:52:38
Thanks for replying, no I have not tried that, but my cpu is already in place... should I try to re-place it then continue with the instructions?

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#3
January 21, 2016 at 14:21:52
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At this early stage I would say yes, reseat the CPU because it could be immediately overheating. Clean off the thermal paste and re-apply it using the CPU manufacturers recommended method (rather than what that general article says). Make sure everything is firmly placed into position.

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#4
January 21, 2016 at 23:42:11
Many thanks. I will try that then tell you the outcome.

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#5
February 4, 2016 at 02:39:24
Hello, I did what you said, and now my computer is working just fine! It turns out that it came with way to much thermal paste on it, causing it to overheat. But now I have another problem... I've installed all my drivers and everything, but my router isn't showing up on the internet thing. It keeps showing a icon with a screen and a plug next to it with a red x in the top left corner, please reply... thank you.

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#6
February 4, 2016 at 08:00:24
Yes, too much or too little thermal paste can cause problems.

Have you any other computer or device that is using the router? If so try turning the router off for about half a minute and turning it on again. Strange as it might seem I've known routers to play up on just one computer.

Assuming that doesn't help, are you connected to the router with a cable or Wifi? If it's Wifi it might be best to try setting up on an Ethernet cable first (if you can get near enough). Once that works we can take it further if necessary.

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#7
February 4, 2016 at 09:32:27
I have other devices using it. I will restart it and turn them off. I am connected with Wi-Fi not an Ethernet, although I will try that soon.

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#8
February 4, 2016 at 09:40:33
Also look in Device Manager and make sure no errors are showing in Networks (usually yellow or red icons).

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#9
February 4, 2016 at 10:00:12
Ok, ill do that, I'm just re-installing my drivers, as I wiped the drivers off.

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#10
February 4, 2016 at 10:06:28
Is it possible that my motherboard doesn't do wireless? if so how would I fix that?

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#11
February 4, 2016 at 12:04:25
Re #10

A couple of options:

Add a Wireless Adapter card inside the computer.

Use an Ethernet cable. If the distance to the router is too far then consider PowerLine Adapters, which poke the Ethernet through the domestic wiring system:
http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/be...
I'm using some cheap and cheerful ones and they work fine.

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#12
February 4, 2016 at 13:38:04
Sorry for sending so many messages. I found an old Wi-Fi card, and attached it onto my motherboard. I then booted it back up and it had bars instead of the screen and the wire thing... but it also had a red X on it... do I need to set up a new connection. Please reply... thank you :)

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#13
February 4, 2016 at 14:04:57
"had bars instead of the screen and the wire thing"
Don't know what you mean by "the wire thing".

If you had these effects when booting up and without going to Wifi settings or anywhere else then it seems the card is entirely unsuitable. Without its model number it's hard to say but it could be it is for a 16 bit computer or something. It would need a driver anyway but if it doesn't allow you to boot up then forget it.

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#14
February 5, 2016 at 13:10:47
It allows me to boot up, and what I mean is instead of the Ethernet sign, it had a Wi-Fi sign with an X on it. It's for a computer that ran win 7, I'm not sure if it was 64 or 32 bit because I got it from a friend and never really went on it. I can try and get the name of the card by going into the device manager. would that help?

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#15
February 5, 2016 at 13:45:02
Ah, I assume by these signs you mean the tray icons next to the clock.

Yes let us the make and model number of the card - it might help. In any event you will need that to download the driver software for the card. Get the driver from the Ethernet card manufacturer rather than one of those magic driver websites that litter the internet.

I would be surprised if there were no errors showing in Device Manager for the card if it has no driver.

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#16
February 6, 2016 at 03:46:46
It's called Dell wireless 1505 draft 802.11n W-LAN mini-card... also there are no errors and apparently the drivers are already there...

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#17
February 6, 2016 at 07:10:21
What happens if you right click the Device Manager entry and use Update?

One other thing you could try is to use Uninstall for the device in Device Manager. You then restart the computer which will set up the drivers again (finds new hardware). If it asks whether you want to remove the software do not let it.

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#18
February 6, 2016 at 09:33:42
"right click the Device Manager entry and use Update?"
I'm not understanding this.

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#19
February 6, 2016 at 10:07:53
Go to Device Manager. There are various ways, one being via Control Panel. Go to "Network adapters" then expand out the entry so that you can see your Wifi adapter. If you then right click you will see an Uninstall option. Use this (ignore warnings) but do not let it remove software if it asks you. Restart the computer and it will set up the existing software afresh.

It was in Device Manager that I meant you to watch for errors, usually yellow exclamation marks against the entry.

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#20
February 6, 2016 at 11:48:52
I did it, and it didn't help... also I knew about the yellow exclamation marks, there weren't any.

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#21
February 6, 2016 at 12:51:33
If the taskbar icon has an x on it then probably all that needs to be done is to set up the connection with the appropriate security and pass key. Right click the icon and see if there are any settings options. See this:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/...

Can you see any networks?

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#22
February 12, 2016 at 14:18:41
Hello, when I originally made this I was using Windows 8.1. But my motherboard wasn't compatible. So I down-graded to windows 7. Does this still apply?

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#23
February 21, 2016 at 05:31:13
I fixed it. Just got a new Wifi card. Thanks for all your help, you saved me tons of time. :)

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#24
February 21, 2016 at 07:15:29
Good to hear it and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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