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Windows 7: "Reboot & Select Proper Boot Device"

13 Feb 2013   #51
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 

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Did you do this? Repair Install
Yes sir, in the process now. Looking good though cause the multiple reboots were wonderfully uneventful.

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Oh. I had to format my brain and start over earlier, so I must've forgotten to back that part up.
Yeh, I thought what the heck happened to old TimboBimbo. It's not like you to have any mental lapses.

Thanks, I needed that though. I feel better about myself now.


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13 Feb 2013   #52
essenbe

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

During the reboots, was the DVD in the DVD drive? If so, take it out and try. Or the USB drive if you installed from that.
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13 Feb 2013   #53
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Dennis, at any time did you either push and hold the clear CMOS button, or switch the jumper if it doesn't have a button?
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13 Feb 2013   #54
TwoCables

 

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Did you do this? Repair Install
Yes sir, in the process now. Looking good though cause the multiple reboots were wonderfully uneventful.

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Oh. I had to format my brain and start over earlier, so I must've forgotten to back that part up.
Yeh, I thought what the heck happened to old TimboBimbo. It's not like you to have any mental lapses.

Thanks, I needed that though. I feel better about myself now.
hehehehehe
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13 Feb 2013   #55
essenbe

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

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Steve, I really appreciate your hanging in there.
I'm offended you would expect anything different from me.
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13 Feb 2013   #56
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 

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During the reboots, was the DVD in the DVD drive? If so, take it out and try.
If the Setup Disk is not in the drive, I still get the Insert ... error message. Put the Setup disk in the drive, hit enter and we boot nicely into Windows. That is after I did the whole Upgrade thingy from within Windows (very time consuming). Still fail in exactly same way.

OK. What did I learn? Well, I joke around a lot but I was telling the truth when I said I trust Logic and Logic only. Logic has been my whole life really.

So for me this is 100% a BIOS problem - No other possibility.

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Dennis, at any time did you either push and hold the clear CMOS button, or switch the jumper if it doesn't have a button?
No, But I must say that sure looks like something to do. I thought that I could obviate the need to do so by simply reflashing the BIOS. Which I did twice - with the latest BIOS and the next to latest BIOS (now the current one in my rig)

To be honest with you, the BIOS still seems a bit squirrely and I've looked at a lot of BIOS's. Why? Well, when I get a choice between P-Atapi and UEFI-Atapi, I feel that's really weird. First time by my memory. (and, yes, I know what UEFI is. I just don't know where the heck these bizarre choices came from)

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I'm offended you would expect anything different from me.
Steve, I'm sure this will sound kind of freaky, sloppy emotional; but I really, really feel at home in SevenForums. True, I like OCN but this group has a special feel to it.

I have met so many kind people already. I am both touched - and extremely grateful.

Well, it's almost 1:00 am here in Hooterville. I'm getting kinda tired so I'll go grab me a mason jar of our best shine and off to bed with my first cousin.


Later all.
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13 Feb 2013   #57
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I have seen cases where flashing or reflashing the BIOS didn't clear the issues up, but clearing the CMOS did. It's 50/50....it either will fix it, or won't fix it lol.
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13 Feb 2013   #58
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post
Steve, I'm sure this will sound kind of freaky, sloppy emotional; but I really, really feel at home in SevenForums. True, I like OCN but this group has a special feel to it.

I have met so many kind people already. I am both touched - and extremely grateful.

Well, it's almost 1:00 am here in Hooterville. I'm getting kinda tired so I'll go grab me a mason jar of our best shine and off to bed with my first cousin.


Later all.
I agree. You also look far more at home here than you did on OCN. I see SevenForums as the perfect fit for you. I mean, I think many of the people on OCN need to lighten up or something because they just don't appreciate your whimsical and lively (and daffy!) personality. I don't think that they get the whole reason why you chose Daffy Duck as your avatar. It's like, here on SevenForums you are free to be you and everyone gets it and they love it. On OCN, it's like too many of them want to be serious all the time or something.

Like for example, too many of them would have taken the post linked below (Post #22) very seriously and they would have been offended:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post2290521

It's like, when I read this as though Daffy Duck is saying it, I can't help but have fun reading it (and I thank you for that).
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13 Feb 2013   #59
essenbe

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

Time to get up and get to it, Daffy.
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13 Feb 2013   #60
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 

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Time to get up and get to it, Daffy.
I'm hearing you. It is about time. I was gonna make a joke about how Cousin Abigaile kept me going all night, but some folks might think I'm serious. (actually all that inbred hillbilly stuff was made up )

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I think many of the people on OCN need to lighten up
Yeh, OCN does feel a bit like trying to make friends in Los Angeles. Everyone is a bit uptight and fearful of looking stupid. Hell, I don't mind looking stupid. Actually I embrace it. Stupidity is the New Cool.

OK, can we all agree that my BIOS is schizophrenic? I mean, that's the only thing that logic will permit me to conclude. There can't be any problem with the kernel or the boot loader of the OS being corrupt because I de facto reinstalled the OS.

Now, logic does permit me one alternative to clearing the CMOS. I could set the SSD as the one and only boot device and by so doing perhaps trick the BIOS into not looking for anything on the optical drive. OK, I know, that's Fuzzy Logic at best. Really a bit slap-happy.

And it doesn't address the actual problem.

So what is the sure-fire way to clear the CMOS (BIOS)? Duh, well yeh I know I can push the button that says "Clear the CMOS" but wouldn't taking the battery out and letting the computer sit for a few minutes be a more fail-safe way?

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Personal Background: When I was a youngster, my hobbies included electronics, ham radio and rocketry. I was always building electronic equipment (amps, receivers, etc.) - all tube stuff of course; and I also lived in the military surplus catalogues.

I would like it to be known that I have never really liked my parents. They in fact scarred me for life.

How so? Well, I wanted to be the first teenager to put my own satellite in orbit. To that end, I was making liquid rocket fuel in my bedroom. And my parents put an emphatic stop to that.

And that was the end of my pursuit of my rocketry goals. Even at this age I am still bitter.
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