Hi again Valmere. This is probable not related but after some extensive research I found another article showing strange charactors at bootup with a MSI MBN. Check out the link under the post. Not exactly the same but some of the same strange symbols. See below. MSI boots with strange symbols
I'm not sure what I should do about this.
I have a MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX Motherboard and a MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card.
I was using Ubuntu when my computer froze. I thought that it was no big deal, so I restarted my computer. Then there were strange symbols that popped up where the bios startup text should be. Once I got to the Ubuntu login screen it had blue printing all over it. I waited for a while until I turned it off again. I booted up Windows Vista on a different hard drive and the same issue is there.
I searched using google to find interesting threads on what I should do.
I came up with two conclusions.
I should flash the bios or there's something wrong with my graphics card.
Text that shows up when booting. http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...21f1b17995.jpg
Valmere, you might try getting into BIOS and choose LOAD FAILSAFE DEFAULTS just to see if this makes a difference. As also mentioned in the post, maybe a BIOS update is in order.
Please let us know.
Edit: for some reason that link above will not work. Below is the link to the post and from there, you can get to the image link. http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...e-symbols.html