Alienware 17 R4 2017 review
Hi guys, I have a modified HD Pavilion 500-199. Only my moBo and processor are original to the machine. I run an ASUS strip get 960, a 500w dynex power supply. I have 3 drives in my rig. One 120gb Kingston ssd. And two 1TB hdds. 16gb of crucial ballistic ram. This is all wrapped up in a Zalman z5 series case.
I was running into an issue with windows 10 and missing network protocols. And after troubleshooting that problem several times with no luck I decided to wipe my current windows install and start over because everything was working fine up until I ran some updates a few days ago. So I made a windows 10 installation usb and went to boot up to run off the stick. My PC kept beating me to the windows load screen so I hit reset this happened 3 times. Then it would power on and I got nothing come up 8 my screen and my mouse and keyboard wouldn't power up. So I pulled the main power cord and let it sit for a few. Plugged it back it fired her up and still nothing. I can here the fans power and the hard drives tick. But that's it. So as I sat here looking up on my tablet having a WTF moment, bam! Windows load screen flashed up. I didn't logon to windows I just clickthe power icon and said shutdown. After she powered down I wanted to try and boot off my usb again. So I hit my power button the fans fired up I could here the hard drives but nothing on screen. So I called my PC a few choice words and pulled the power cord again. I disconnect all my peripherals with just my monitor plugged in and nothing. Same thing again. So I opened her up and cleaned all the dust out there wasn't that much in there I was pretty surprised. I reseted my graphics card, my ram, the power cables put it all back together. Plugged her in fired her up nothing. So I did it again this time I even popped out the cmos battery put it back. Hit the power nothing same thing again... now I'm frustrated and don't know what else to try. So I found you guys looking for help.
Little update: I tried disconnecting the drives and powering on I get nothing, even just trying one at a time. Sometimes it powers down then fires back up on it's own but not actually booting. Did my power supply bite the dust?
Update 2: I just bought a new psu and the problem still happens I am officially stumped
* Sometimes it powers down then fires back up on it's own *
Long shot but check for a damaged usb port.
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