|My computer would not turn on at all the other day, had been having slight issues with it for a while, mainly powering up but once running it was fine. Thought it might have been a psu failure so I swapped my psu and removed my graphics card. I have a dual boot system, both windows 7, on 2 separate SSD drives. It would not touch my ssd drive with my day to day version of windows 7 on it but would boot to my original install on my original ssd drive.|
I then reset my BIOS and tried booting as normal & I could then boot to both copies of windows, restart, shutdown and power up as normal.
I then put my graphics card in and nothing. Power on, fans turn but no signal & no power to keyboard or mouse. Removed card and still nothing. Reset BIOS again and then it was running again (without a graphics card & after changing BIOS to AHCI)
I then put my old, but working, graphics card in the same slot and nothing. Removed card & had to reset BIOS to get it to boot up again.
I am assuming my MOBO is playing up as it seems to forget things once you use a PCIe slot. The date & time are correct so it does not seem like the battery is flat. I shall remove the battery to clear the CMOS tonight hopefully (could have done it last night but watched that awful England game instead)
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
240GB Mushkin Chronos 2.5" SATA 6GB/s (SATA-III) Solid State Drive
MSI HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Cards
I shall have another fight with it tonight but if anyone has any ideas then it would be much appreciated. All the components are less than a year old so I could claim on warranty but I need to find out which part (or parts, if any) is faulty.