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    Default Z77 Extreme4 - will not Cold Boot

    This board is about 3 months old, and I have never had a problem until recently

    It will run fine for days and/or Warm Boot/Reboot without a hiccup.

    If I shut down, when I attempt to restart.. fan lights flash on for a second, everything gives a quick "whir"

    and then NADA...

    With the power still on.. a press or two of (only) the BIOS Reset button starts the machine right up

    However, I now have to re-enable RAID, F10/reboot, change the Boot Drive back to the ARRAY,
    DEL/reboot, and everything is Hunky-Dory... err, um Copacetic.

    On the outside chance that it may have gone bad... I replaced this 2032 bios' button battery
    and it started right up, But, sadly, that was only because BIOS had been reset to factory settings
    ...similar to pushing the BIOS clear button to achieve a BOOT.

    A couple of days ago, while in the midst going through 'The Ritual' to get running, I flashed the to most current BIOS version
    (which was one point release newer than my resident version) ...still No Joy.

    My current line of thought is that: my Power Supply might be bad.


    Does anyone have any insight as to what the problem might be?

    Thank You, in advance.

    _Richie_K


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    and an EVGA heatsink as big as your head, with fans, of course,
    Running in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

    ALL SETTINGS on all Devices are Nominal (Factory Spec)
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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4 - will not Cold Boot

    Hello and Welcome.

    Odd. Only the BIOS Reset button rectifies this, and not the Power button too/also?
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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4 - will not Cold Boot

    ty for the reply...


    Upon the 2nd (or subsequent) push of the power Button....nothing happens.

    If I power-off completely (10-15 seconds) and then power on again (mouse lights up)

    I get the same inital Flash-and-whir...but still no boot.

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    Does the reset button do anything for this? How about the PS's power switch? Are you using a UPS?

    Could be a bad PS, but the consistency of your "fix" makes me wonder about that. But, switching PSs like PC use can be weird.

    Some things you can try that come to mind:

    I don't know who actually makes your PS (example, Corsair does not manufacture any of their PS's, there's a handful of companies that actually do) but Seasonic has a procedure for "resetting" their PS's by flipping the power switch between on and off about two times a second.

    Wiring check time, starting with the case's power switch connections to the board. If you can easily ID those wires, just pull those two off and put them back a few times to clean the contacts. If you can see where those wires go back to the switch (Ha!, yeah right...) see if they look Ok.

    Next would be all the power connections to the board, with everything shutdown and unplugged from AC. Disconnect and reconnect the 24 pin and 8 pin connectors. I have the same board and CPU, and it really does not need that much power so should not be stressing your PS. Video card is the major power hog as in most PCs.

    If you can do this, you can start a PC or a PS by momentarily shorting the two pins on the header for the power switch with a small blade screwdriver. If that worked every time, that points to the switch. But given your false start thing, meaning it sort of starts and then dies, this may be a dead end.

    Does that PS have multiple 12V rails? I'm wondering if by chance you have "too many" things connected to one rail, and the over current protection kicks in due to the start surge of power. Nope, just checked it on Newegg, single rail. Hmm, looks like the reviews of that unit are not to good. Did you ever monitor the PS voltages in Windows with anything? While not the most accurate, they will show you if the voltages change a lot or are low.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4 - will not Cold Boot

    The reset button does nothing other than "click"

    The PS button, after a false start, will light up the mouse and KB.

    I'm not using a UPS, and my power supply is Labelled "Coolmax"...I'll do a search about the Reset/switch flipping thing.

    I'm going to clean/re-seat all my power connectors,
    also remove, clean contacts and re-seat any components
    and maybe jiggle a few wires, here and there, in case of a break/bad solder point.

    and Initially, after I had just installed it (the PS) I did, in fact, monitor the various power supply leads,
    and everything was (marginally +.05) on the plus side of the reported voltage outputs, and steady.

    Maybe there's a dead ****roach in there somewhere.

    I see a sticker on the corner of the Power Supply that stated something about "voiding the warranty if removed"

    I also remember being 5 or 6 years old, looking at a broken steam Iron that my Mom was going to throw out
    On the heel of the Iron it Stated: No User Serviceable Parts Inside

    My question at that time was: If a User of these things couldn't fix them..then who could?

    ... and Who Is John Galt?

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4 - will not Cold Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by RichieK View Post
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    I see a sticker on the corner of the Power Supply that stated something about "voiding the warranty if removed"

    I also remember being 5 or 6 years old, looking at a broken steam Iron that my Mom was going to throw out
    On the heel of the Iron it Stated: No User Serviceable Parts Inside

    My question at that time was: If a User of these things couldn't fix them..then who could?

    ... and Who Is John Galt?
    Well, can you decide by visually examining a MOSFET or other transistor that is intermittent in its function, if it is good or bad? Or the same for a diode, rectifier bridge, or any electrical component that is not burnt or physically not normal?

    We are PC Users, but can we design a mother board, diagnose a bad VRM, or know why a DIMM has errors when tested with memtest?

    As PC builders we know a fair amount about PCs, and we also don't know squat.

    Most people don't care who John Galt is, I sure don't, and neither did Atlas, apparently.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4 - will not Cold Boot

    If it was of major importance, or a big dollar value item, I might care about manufacturers warranties.
    I don't. Parts are parts...stuff fails occasionally. And on Occasion within that occasion, sometimes there is a quick fix, or a decision to be made

    If I can open something up and do a visual inspection, and I see something obviously out of the ordinany
    burnt board...dead bug in a coil.. whatever...
    It Usually means that I need to replace the piece, or remove the offending short, instead of looking elsewhere for fault

    the point being... some things are our of our control ...some things we can fix

    I'm 53 years old...I used to jump out of perfectly good aircraft and dismantle 'threatening devices' in my younger days
    A power supply doesn't scare me, and I don't understand where the Attitude comes from.

    Do me a favor

    Refrain from commenting, I was looking for help, not harassment

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4 - will not Cold Boot

    Try clearing the CMOS. If, when you said you hit the "reset" button, am I to assume you tried clearing/resetting the CMOS?
    Had this happen a few days ago, not on my current system, but on an older system, with Vista 64. What I had done to initiate the problem, was attempt to put the computer to "sleep", but instead must have hit "hibernate", or I don't know what. Anyways, I could push a button on the keyboard, the computer would try and start-lights would turn on, then shut itself off.
    Tried to turn off the power supply, back on, push the start button-same thing, lights flash like the computer is going to boot, then goes back into a "hibernation" for lack of a better term.

    So, what I did was; with the power supply on, I pushed and held the "clear CMOS" button-for about 5 seconds, I would guess. Then pushed the "boot" button, and the computer booted into the BIOS. From there, I re-assigned the correct boot sequence, disabled the CPU fan alarm(water-cooled), saved and exited. The computer booted up just fine-and I never did find exactly what caused the problem. But, it was the first time in 4 years(old computer), that I had to reset the CMOS.

    So, if that doesn't work-I'm outta idea's.
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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4 - will not Cold Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by RichieK View Post
    If it was of major importance, or a big dollar value item, I might care about manufacturers warranties.
    I don't. Parts are parts...stuff fails occasionally. And on Occasion within that occasion, sometimes there is a quick fix, or a decision to be made

    If I can open something up and do a visual inspection, and I see something obviously out of the ordinany
    burnt board...dead bug in a coil.. whatever...
    It Usually means that I need to replace the piece, or remove the offending short, instead of looking elsewhere for fault

    the point being... some things are our of our control ...some things we can fix

    I'm 53 years old...I used to jump out of perfectly good aircraft and dismantle 'threatening devices' in my younger days
    A power supply doesn't scare me, and I don't understand where the Attitude comes from.

    Do me a favor

    Refrain from commenting, I was looking for help, not harassment
    How was my comment harassment? If you're not an electrical engineer or technician, and you open up the power supply, thus voiding the warranty, then what do you do? If you could visually find a damaged part, what is then the source of a replacement, Radio Shack?

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