09-03-2009, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
First off I wanted to say thanks to everyone who is here to offer their support. I really wasn't sure which forum to categorize this in, so sorry if it's the wrong one.
My motherboard is a ECS HT2000.
I'll try to explain this all as clearly as possible. I am fairly knowledgeable and a quick learner, but I don't know technical terms for certain things.
My issue began about two weeks ago. I started up my computer, and received a screen asking me how I would like to start windows (safe mode, with networking, etc)
I tried to start it normally, and it started to load windows, then crashed. No noises, no delay, just instantly dead.
I started it up again, and went through all options, and finally got it to load by loading my last good settings.
It was a couple days later before I shut it down again, and when I started it back up, it gave me the same problem. Only this time I couldn't get Windows to load at all.
I had just recently backed up all my files, so I decided to just give re-installing windows a shot. And it worked. For about 8 hours, then it died again.
I attempted to reinstall and partition things differently, etc, and it never made it all the way through the installation. It would normally die right after the disk was formatted.
So, I opened the case and cleaned things out. I cleaned the heatsink cooler, but I didn't get into where the exhaust fan is because I didn't think that was the issue.
Nothing worked, so I decided it was my hard drive. I ordered one and some new memory and it arrived today. I did the switch, and was installing Windows, and it died again right after being formatted.
I was looking around online at some other help forums to see if anyone had this issue before. One thing I saw said to disconnect non-essential stuff, so I did.
Well, I disconnected a power supply on accident, and I can't figure out which way it went in (stupid, I know)
There is a blue wire that goes to the led light around my power button, then a red one labeled "SW"
So, I have a major problem, and a minor problem, and I'm at a complete loss for what to do next.