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New build startup problem

by mckenzie67 / January 31, 2009 2:30 AM PST

gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3r motherboard with latest bios
sapphire radeon hd 4850 video card
thermaltake purepower 500 watt power supply
intel core 2 duo e8400 processor
corsair dominator 4gb (2 x 2gb) ddr2 1066
lite-on 20x dvd
samsung spinpoint f1 hd753lg 750 gb hard drive
cooler master centurion 5 cac-t05-uw case
windows xp pro service pac 3

When I push the power button computer starts but does not get past bios screen. I have to hit reset button to get windows to start. When I use restart after it has been running it boots into windows normally. However after it is turned off overnite it's back to having to use the reset button. In bios I have to set the computer to boot with any errors to get it running. This is my first build so this is all new to me. I have reinstalled windows and it does not help with this problem. Thanks for any help, John

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Device manager
by pyrrhus55 / January 31, 2009 8:55 AM PST

Once your get to windows. Are there any errors in device manager? Do you get a normal post beep? Have you tried disconnecting the dvd drive then booting? I see no sound card mentioned? Yes , I'm thinking a post error on one of the drives or cards.

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device manager
by mckenzie67 / January 31, 2009 12:34 PM PST
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No errors in device manager. I will have the wife check the beeps, as I have high frequecy hearing loss. There is no sound card installed. There are two dvd drives installed. Also a floopy drive that I just installed to update the bios. Wierd thing is that I can turn computer off and if I start it soon it starts and goes to windows normally. Leave it off for a few hours and it won't get past bios screen without pushing the reset button. Thanks for your help, John

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