Hi Daniweb! This would be my first post, so please, let me know any suggestions to improve my posting on your (On first impression) very well put together site.
I have searched the forum briefly for a related issue and could find none, if I missed a previous post, please let me know.
-I recently assembled a new system for a family member. On startup, I was getting major freeze issues where the whole system would lock up. Checked out the RAM timing, and found the RAM was being mis-timed by the motherboard. After correcting it, I was still experiencing these lockups. Diagnosed that my graphics card was faulty, so I got it exchanged for a tested part.
Now, the computer functions properly, but there is a startup issue. On a cold restart (All power is off then switched on) the computer will not initialize. POST displays, but when it reaches Windows startup it just stays as a black screen. When I initialize a warm restart (no power is cut off when restarted) the computer will boot without a hitch.
Now if it was the other way around, I would probably blame the memory for not dumping its load, but as its only on a WARM restart it works, im a little stumped.
Thanks in advance for your help, I posted in the hardware section because of my previous issues.