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Noob Computer builder needs help with BIOS


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JD_Ham

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I am really hoping someone can help me here. Alright, here's the problem. I have just built my first system from scratch. Here's my complete build:

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06 - Retail

EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS

Thermaltake CL-P0401 110mm Full-Range Fan CPU Cooler

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P16004GK

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

Now here's the problem. I have gotten it to install Windows. Loaded provided ASUS CD. Everything works until I reboot or turn the computer off. Once I do that and reboot, windows does not load. The power comes on, I can hear the Video Card running, but nothing. The only thing I can do is turn off the comp, clear the CMOS and then it boots to a screen that tells me "Please enter setup to recover BiOS settings, Press F1 to run setup, Press F2 to load default values and continue".

IF I press F1, I can go into the BIOS setting, I have tried to set the priority boot drive as my HD, but when I save and reboot, I get the problem of not booting into the system (fans run, vid card runs, but nothing on screen). If (instead of F1) I press F2, I can get in windows and do everything that would seem normal but when the comp is turned off and rebooted, I am back where I started from.

I really enjoyed building my comp, but I am at a loss. I figure it has to be something I am doing in the BIOS setting, but I don't know what I am doing wrong. Please help this beginner builder!
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This may be a sign of a defective board and/or a defective power supply. If its under warranty, RMA the board. This is not normal behaviour for a new board.
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Geez, I hope it doesn't come to that. Thanks for the advice.

Update on the problem. I only encounter the problem when the computer is shutdown and then brought back up. IF it reboots, it comes back up fine. I am beginning to wonder if I have a bad mobo.

Hopefully someone can help me.
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If the issue only occurs from a cold start (ie when it's switched off) then it may be a power supply issue as components take more power to actually spin up from cold than they do to keep going over a reboot.
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