I recently built an HTPC and it was working OK until last night. Iíve been using it mainly as an OTA DVR and it does wake up, record, etc.
I went to program a recording & it was already awake & the HDD indicator LED was on. However the HDTV had a black screen with a message to select boot device & press any key. This was not a BSOD but a black screen. There was no way to select anything as every time I pressed a key the same message displayed another time. I finally powered off.
Another program was scheduled to record at this time but it should not have. It was a series schedule set for new but this episode was not. Thatís one strike against the EPG. Anyway it started recording after I booted back up but it was missing the first 40 minutes because I booted up 40 minutes into the program.
I donít think the program was the problem but maybe there was a glitch at the start of the recording which caused the problem, I donít know. Unfortunately I have no idea how long the HTPC had been sitting in the ďselect bootĒ state. It could have been that way for hours.
I looked at the PCís event logs to see if anything was obvious. But there were so many logs I had no idea what I was looking at.
Any ideas what would cause a PC to display the message or where to look? Could this be a motherboard problem?