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I've built a couple of pc's in the past and yesterday I helped a friend build one of his own. We got it up and running without any issues yesterday and even tested it out by playing some games on it. However, while playing a game on it today, the computer crashed on him, sending him into an infinite

I've built a couple of pc's in the past and yesterday I helped a friend build one of his own. We got it up and running without any issues yesterday and even tested it out by playing some games on it. However, while playing a game on it today, the computer crashed on him, sending him into an infinite restart loop stating that windows is trying an automatic repair. While trying to figure out the issue, now the computer no longer displays anything on the screen when powered on. All of the lights and fans turn on, but nothing shows up on the screen. We also tried moving the hdmi cable to be connected directly to the motherboard and nothing showed up. I'm thinking that it is a motherboard issue and he should send it back to get a new one. Does anyone know what the issue could be?

He is running windows 10 on: Asus z170 pro gaming/aura mobo, geforce gtx 1070, corsair cx750m power supply, intel i7 skylake cpu, 32 gb ddr4 ram

Other answer:

Kevin:
Good luck getting the mother board swapped. Most companies will NOT swap out parts with DITY builders. Only companies in the business and certified technicians get warranty – generally.

You, and your friend are playing with money. The only reason to build your own computer is because nobody makes one like you want or will build you one. Building your own – and having something go bad happens…… and you now are out the Big $$ for a new mommy board.

Looking at your specs – there is nothing on or in this computer you could not have found at WalMart. Your power supply is woefully underrated…….. you need to add up all the wattage and multiply by 30% for best efficiency. Double or triple the size if you plan to upgrade ever. A 1500 watt PSU only draws what it needs – it does not up your electric bill unless some part inside the computer is using the power. 750w is for a small business machine – not a gaming machine – here you want 1100 to1800 watts.

Laurence I:
its just windows setting the monitor driver to default, where its just your luck the default does not include your lcd's ONE and ONLY native size. some lcd's just go BLACK others make some sort of attempt at displaying something. the worst thing to do is start disconnecting stuff. windows 10 has bios issues. so CLEAR the CMOS which you should have done at least ONCE on a new build anyway. then load and SAVE defaults. then SET your performance/UEFI settings and SAVE and then try restarting to windows. remember these facts 1) removing a video card might easily corrupt the cmos settings(your saved BIOS values) 2) corrupted cmos settings often CONFUSE a bios so badly it wont know what video card you have or what your hard drive needs to start properly or even what the CPU is. 3) an up to date BIOS firmware may cure many things(including w10 issues) and may ADD new CPU's to the supported list which may include the unsupported one you may have just fitted! 4) when changing BIOS settings(or clearing them) make sure you SET the INITial gpu to your PCI-e add in card(and save it) otherwise the windows DEFAULT screen maybe something else. ** note if your display is 1920×1080 then microsoft forgot to add that to the DEFAULT monitor driver which can explain many things. so having a default monitor which is say 1440×900 may help get it up.
William:
Just from the boot loop I suspect it's the hard drive/SSD but the lack of a display makes me suspect the GPU.

Because you have had multiple new parts appear to fail in a short period of time, I suspect it might be the power supply. Corsair's CX series (and VS) is pretty bad. You should have gotten an EVGA SuperNOVA G2 or at the very least a Corsair RMx.

You will probably get better answers if you ask this question on https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/

THX1138:
With the system off suggest checking that all the boards & ribbon cables are fully inserted. Check that the ram is also seated. I've had systems come back just after re-seating the ram. Be sure to touch the PC chassis before doing any of the above! An ESD spark can damage the ram etc.
Starrysky:
Heat. Have to cool stuff adequately. Check that. Or the hard disk has a problem.
John:
Something burned out.

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