Ok this is a problem that I've had for a while that I chalked up to a PSU issue. The PSU problem became bad enough that I finally RMA'ed it and had Corsair send me a new one. Down to the nitty gritty.
This is a custom machine. Parts:
ASROCK 990FX Extreme 3 motherboard
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU
The problem is if the machine is powered off, when you turn it on you will not get any display at all. Lights stay orange on both monitors. If you hold the button and power off and power right back on it, it pops up and works every time. I think it depends how long I wait to power off, but sometimes goes thru POST other times it must make it Windows as I get the improper shutdown message.
This has been a long term problem that i haven't just dealt with out of laziness. The computer issues seem to escalate when plugging in any device into the MOBO Usb or case USB ports that required power would freeze the computer. And then two weeks ago the hard drives weren't getting power.
I always chalked up the first time boot display issue as a PSU problem. Well I received my new Corsair power supply today. Hard drives have power and the USB ports seem to work now (I need some more testing, but so far so good).
But the no display from a cold start issue is still occurring. The MOBO does not have an onboard graphics card. So there isn't anything extra to disable. I have upgraded to the latest BIOS version as well.
I have come across only one article where someone else described this issue but it wasn't resolved. I don't have any extra MOBOs or GPU's laying around to do all kinds of swaps.
Anyone else seen an issue like this before.
It works perfectly fine on the second boot. Motherboard or Graphics card issue?