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Hardware|Troubleshooting| PC does not boot properly sometime

by injept / April 14, 2018 2:07 AM PDT

Hello People who know stuff! I apologize for any shortcomings regarding language and knowledge in advance.

I recently built my own PC.
Since then I occasionally stumble upon following fatal problem: When pressing the power button, the PC starts its gears but doesn't boot! The screen stays dark and doesn't awake from its stand-by-mode. Same problem occurs sometimes when leaving the stand-by-mode of my PC - the PC starts but leaves my screen pitchblack. But all occasionally!
I once have received a Blue Screen from Windows 10, saying "Video TDR failure". My graphic card's driver is up to date, though.
When starting my PC from scratch - and the above stated problem occurs - my beloved and anticipated POST-beep fails to materialize. When starting the PC without any problems, the POST is successful (one beep tells me everthing's alright).
I'd like to know reasons and solutions to this problem.

Ah, and when going through all this trouble to post in a forum I may aswell report a funny thing: Whenever I open my CD-drive the power cuts off, hence crashing the PC. I think I might be unqualified to assemble pc-components...

AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Crucial Technology 8 GB DDR 4 RAM (one slot only)
SPCC Solid State Disk (120 GB)
Screen: IPS225 (LG Electronics (GoldStar))

Thanks for Your time!


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The top few reasons I see this happen.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2018 9:12 AM PDT

1. This is mainly about Ryzens. The BIOS is not up to date.
2. The PSU is weak or just a bad dual to quad rail model.

If the machine is old you run into motherboards that do that but these work after a few tries. The owner usually resists that it is the motherboard.

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by Bob__B / April 14, 2018 5:02 PM PDT

Unplug the disc....power and data....see if anything changes.

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