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So, I was helping a friend set up his new computer with the parts that had arrived. After god knows how many hours we got it running. Then installed win 7 from a flashdrive to a HDD. logged in and everything was hunkadory. Then he decided he wanted to put the watercooling in. Yay... So, when yanking the CPU fan of the CPU he managed to pull the chip of the input, or whatevs it's called. He got som TIM on it, but I cleaned it at i started working again. We got the red LED light before i cleaned on startup, no POST. Now that we got that fixed and the watercooler was installed. Sooo now we can't get the thing to boot properly. When checking the bootrpiority in BIOS we checked for the HDD as the primary startup option. It was selected, but still wouldn't boot properly. Even when trying ot override it, it said "no drivers found". He reinstalled win 7 and after a couple of autorestarts the machine booted up and he could log in properly. So now it works fine, but what we would like to know is why it was like this in the beginning. So that IF it happens again we/he could fix it.
This is his setup:
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990 FX
CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090T
GPU: Nvidia GTX 460 GS 1 GB
RAM: 16 GB ddr3 1333mhz
Kuhler 920 H2Ocooler
Case: Phantom NZXT
Thanks for reading this far and any help would be appreciated!
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