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Windows 7: "Reboot & Select Proper Boot Device"

12 Feb 2013   #31
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The lack of 100% connection with the modular connector may have zapped something that jumbled up the BIOS, that is what our ideas are. Be thankful that it was only the BIOS and not a DIMM slot, or PCI slot.......also, be glad these new motherboards have a BIOS system that allows some corruption without having to replace the BIOS chip! I hope that's all it is, a clearing of the CMOS settings and a reflashing of the BIOS.


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12 Feb 2013   #32
TwoCables

 

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I suspect that it may have happened from being improperly turned off and back on way too many times in a row. Of course, I'm not testing this theory on my computer. No way! I'm just going to make this guess and back away slowly.

Go ahead, give it a try. No Guts, No Glory. But, as much as I have overclocked this computer and got BSOD after BSOD, I would expect mine to be dead a long time ago.
That's different though. I'm talking about something as similar as unplugging the PSU in order to turn your computer off. Doing that too many times would probably end up doing something bad to your computer, and I suspect that screwing up the BIOS is probably thing that can happen. Only, I am fearing that what his computer went through is probably worse than simply unplugging the PSU due to how the modular cables were loose.
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12 Feb 2013   #33
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I suspect you're right, TC. But in all seriousness. My motherboard came with a mini wireless/bluetooth card. I never tried it because I didn't really need it. One night i was bored and decided I paid for it, so may as well put it on and maybe I would use it. I put it on, and when I tried to start it, nothing happened, not even a fan would come on. I played around trying to figure out how to fix it for a few minutes, then said the heck with it and removed the mini pcie card. It started right up, but I got the message to go to bios and run set up. When I got there everything was scrambled (yes, I know Dennis) up. Nothing I did, would fix it. So, i flashed the bios, and set defaults and set it up, and it ran perfect. Now, I know I'm a Redneck and do not have the superior intellect of Dennis, but I figured the wireless card had shorted out the bios and corrupted it.
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12 Feb 2013   #34
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I suspect you're right, TC. But in all seriousness. My motherboard came with a mini wireless/bluetooth card. I never tried it because I didn't really need it. One night i was bored and decided I paid for it, so may as well put it on and maybe I would use it. I put it on, and when I tried to start it, nothing happened, not even a fan would come on. I played around trying to figure out how to fix it for a few minutes, then said the heck with it and removed the mini pcie card. It started right up, but I got the message to go to bios and run set up. When I got there everything was scrambled (yes, I know Dennis) up. Nothing I did, would fix it. So, i flashed the bios, and set defaults and set it up, and it ran perfect. Now, I know I'm a Redneck and do not have the superior intellect of Dennis, but I figured the wireless card had shorted out the bios and corrupted it.
Not too long ago, a corrupted BIOS was a travesty.......now it's as simple as shutting the PC down and pushing a button for a few seconds while it loads a default BIOS. One of the best motherboard features there is in my opinion.
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12 Feb 2013   #35
TwoCables

 

Oh yeah, the CrashFree BIOS?
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12 Feb 2013   #36
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

USB BIOS Flashback
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12 Feb 2013   #37
TwoCables

 

Aw, a feature my little board doesn't have.
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12 Feb 2013   #38
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I don't remember when they implemented it into motherboards actually, but I'm sure it's saved quite a few headaches.
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12 Feb 2013   #39
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I like it too. I really like the dual bios chips too, although they are not actually a dual bios, but they are nice to have. You can buy the bios chips from Asus store for $25.
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12 Feb 2013   #40
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 

Binary Decision Tree Logic
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Other Irrelevancies


For your viewing pleasure I have attached some pics of my BIOS, which I flashed to the latest (1703) - see attached evidence.

Also, pics of other relevant settings.

Now before you jump to the rather tempting conclusion that I am Brilliant Beyond Description, please allow me to be perfectly honest.

I have no idea what the hell I did right!

At any rate I did Startup Repair several times (within Startup Repair - yes, I know that makes zero sense), tried taking the OS Setup DVD out of the drive and again encountered the same error message: Please insert proper yada yada ...

OK, then instead of using Binary Decision Tree Logic, I used Magic and Witchcraft (I can explain how to do so later. )

I rebooted, this time leaving the setup disk in the drive. I sat there and just waited. And Bingo! A menu came up that asked me what OS I wanted to boot to. How about that! OK, so I chose the only one offered (Win 7) and it booted nicely.

Now, because I have become somewhat fearful, I have not tried to do a restart to see if Win 7 would come up as it should.

Any suggestions as to how to proceed?

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