So, kind of a noob here, but I became really interested in computers last year. I decided to build my own PC during that summer, specs are as follows:
- ASUS TUF Gaming H670 Pro Wifi D4
- Intel i7-12700K
- EVGA RTX3070ti 3 FAN
- Corsair iCUE H150I RGB Pro XT
- Corsair 32GB (2X16GB) D4 RGB RT
- Samsung E 1TB 980EVO NVME M.2 SSD
- EVGA 850 GT 80+ FM ATX PSU GOLD
In any case, this past year, I've been struggling financially so I tried to sell this PC. Sadly, I had no luck, but because I was going to sell it it, I reset everything and wiped the little amount of files I had on there in January. Well, yesterday, I just decided to say screw it and set everything up again. And it all kind of crashed and burned, so to speak.
The first thing I noticed was the beginning setup was a bit different... didn't give me the same options when installing my windows package, etc. but it could be an update between last year when I set everything up the first time and now, I'm not sure. I have a razor keyboard, and there were issues setting that up in the beginning as well (for some reason there was a big fat installation error). Not a super big deal, though. Once I got everything up, I went to ASUS's website to get the BIOS/Firmware and drivers installed.
First problem. The install for BIOS ran, my computer restarted a few times, the install "completed". So I pressed f1 to enter the setup but... then my PC just went black, nothing on screen but my mouse. Again, kind of a noob, so I thought maybe it was still getting it's brain. I let it sit like that for probably an hour before considering this is probably not what's supposed to happen. Tried to ctrl alt delete but nothing popped up, and nothing else I saw online helped. Not sure if this was the worst possible option or not, but I just restarted the PC but I didn't know what else to do, and nothing I could find online was helpful.
Second problem. Get the PC up and running again, and granted it turned on, so I decide to just deal with the BIOS issues later. I tried to run the other drivers for wifi, bluetooth, audio, etc. just to see and... none will install. No pops ups, no install packages. I thought maybe they were silent downloads, but from what I see in device manager, I don't think any of them worked. The most I got was with the realtek audio driver install- it popped open a loading screen that said something like "software installation/download loading, please wait...", but it just hung for maybe 15 minutes before force quitting and doing absolutely nothing. I tried to do a direct install from the realtek website, but that gave me an error that it couldn't complete the install because "there are no drivers", obviously. I'm not sure if these aren't working because the BIOS install had issues, but I wouldn't doubt it.
Other than those issues, the PC just keeps black/grey screening. I don't know what's happening to cause it, nor do I know how to even begin to fix it. I don't want to keep just throwing **** at the wall until something sticks because I don't want to fry the motherboard trying to figure out what's going on. I'm also just mildly afraid something is already broken and I won't be able to fix it without replacing the whole thing.
If anyone has any ideas on what's happening or how to help please let me know. I tried ASUS support and they couldn't help, and I'll probably call microcenter tomorrow to see if they can maybe help me. I'm sure some will read this and think I'm a moron, but I'm still learning and I'd just really like to fix it now and avoid/stop worrying that everything is broken.