So yesterday I finished building my new pc, and proceeded to boot it up. It went through a successful POST, and proceeded to windows installation. However, I realized I didn't have the right version, so I turned the system off (held the power button down for five seconds) and went to bed. Today, I came back, turned the power button, where it proceeded to start up for a few seconds, then reboot (I think it is rebooting) then start up, then reboot, and it keeps doing this until I turn it off by holding down the power button. I can't really imagine that this would be a component issue since it successfully did all of this on the first try, so what do you guys think is happening here? Any helpo would be greatly appreciated.
@OnsideBump: Hey there, sorry to hear you are having issues with your build, there are a couple of things that could be going on but a little more info would be really helpful to pin it down,
Are you saying that its restarts immediately after its POSTs or it no longer POSTs? if its immediately after post make sure its set to boot from your optical drive or removalble media (which ever installation source you are using)
If it is happenig befor it even posts then, reduce your hardware to the bair minium (single stick of ram, onboard video if available, no hard drive and no optical drive etc) then add them back in one at a time (assuming it then posts). Then give us an update.
I'm saying that the computer seems to shut down before it posts, then comes back on, then shuts down again, and keeps repeating this cycle until I shut it down. How could it be a component issue if I've already seen it post before? I was also looking at the motherboard manual, and it said that by holding down the power button for more than 4 seconds (which is what I was doing), it puts the computer in "soft-off" mode. Does anyone know anything about that.