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New Build PC not booting

I have just built a new barebones desktop ATX PC and am experiencing problems when booting.

The computer is built with the following components:

1) Gigabyte S-Series GA-M57SLI-Sq
2) AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket AM2 1.8GHz 512KB L2 Cache OEM Processor
3) Akasa AK 860SF - Processor cooler
4) Memory 2 x 2Gb Gigabyte Motherboard GA-M57SLI-S4 DDR2 PC-5300
5) Gigabyte 256MB/512MB Geforce 7300SE PCI-E Graphics Card
6)Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x Internal Black Bare SATA DVD+/-RW Drive

7)320GB NEW Samsung 3.5" SATA Hard Drive (300gb HDD)
8) ATX 400W Blue Computer Case 20 + 4pin PSU

All items were brand new and sealed

I have connected all of the jumpers as per the manual and doube checked these

On power up the CPU fan kicks in, the disc in the DVD player is read (I can see the light flash on and off) as too is the Hard Disk (light flashes on and off). The yellow LED next to the LAN (RJ45) socket also lights up. However there is no bleep and no signal transmitted to the monitor. I cannot see that there is a power LED on the motherboard. I have 2 sticks of 2Gb memory and I have each combination in all of the 4 available slots with the same result. I have a PC PCI Diagnostic Card Motherboard Analyzer and on boot it goes through codes C!, C3, 21 and always stops at 25.

Any help or advise is greatly appreciated


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Do you get any onscreen information like a bios screen?

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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  • Chuck Feb 22, 2009

    im sorry that wasnt solution i needed clarification

  • Chuck Feb 22, 2009

    you must install new operating system as well correct?

    xp or vista? sp1 sp2 or sp3 disk?

  • Chuck Feb 22, 2009

    you must install new operating system as well correct?

    xp or vista? sp1 sp2 or sp3 disk?

  • Chuck Feb 22, 2009

    just make sure to plug in all power connectors on motherboard there is a 4 pin connector near top of cpu port on motherboard it might have a plastic plug on it make sure to remove this and plug in power from powersupply. i have to look at your video card now as well. do you have the exact model number of it?

  • Chuck Feb 22, 2009

    i just saw the other pcie power for motherboard this is the power for your graphics card and the one you have is pcie so make sure you also plug in the 4 pin molex from power supply as well you can locate it underneath where you plugged the cpu fan in. i believe if you didnt have either one of these extra power connectors plugged in this would give you the problems you are describing. look at my previous comment for the other power connector

  • Chuck Feb 22, 2009
  • Chuck Feb 24, 2009

    did you read page 25 and 26 of your manual from the above comment? just make sure those power connections are all plugged in ok. and how bout a fix ya if it worked or maybe alittle



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