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Windows 7: Main machine down help needed

17 Sep 2016   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Probably true but asus played to a different drum and allowed 7 to be installed with uefi compatibility mode on.
Not sure that was the case on this machine though.


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17 Sep 2016   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Indiana I will look at that and Mike I honestly cannot remember how it looked but will check it out today as I am off now for the next two days.

Thanks to you both for your help at least I have a few guides now
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17 Sep 2016   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Update mike and Indianatone I reseated the components jiggled a few cables and made sure the secure boot was set to the EUFI option and first try no go. I then changed the secure boot to other OS and still no go. So went over the whole process again setting the secure boot to EUFI and checked frequencies etc etc even left only the SSD hooked up and still no go.

Now I am thinking the board has gone to board heaven I hooked upthe optical again took the SSD out to see if there any scorch marks or if it was hot but it was ok hooked up again rechecked all the cables and BIOS settings and powered up.

Same thing so I just sat back in the chair thinking well that's that and as I watched the screen telling me to go into the BIOS yet again out of the blue the screen went black and the chkdsk I had started yesterday after that peculiar start sequence fired up - it has initially stopped. It ran for about three seconds when the machine booted into Windows?? Now the machine is running as normal so what the problem was I have no idea but I shall go look for that update and remove it my main concern now is having to shut down at some stage am I going to be left with the original problem??
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17 Sep 2016   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Further update and the machine is still booting into Windows on restart and power up but it does start with that message re accessing the BIOS for a few seconds before it does.
The good thing is the machine is now running a good deal faster than before because it was getting sluggish.

That message think I can turn off in the BIOS but I won't do anything for a while seeing that things are good right now.

Thanks again for the help both of you and oh I searched for that KB but it was never installed or at least a visual and entered search say not.
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18 Sep 2016   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Post a disk management screen shot
If you have system spec's for this machine posted show where or post them separately here
Could be the board or the ssd ?

Got any system images you can put on a new or other ssd to test ?
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18 Sep 2016   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Mike mate I have no spare SSD's large enough here with me right now most are at my new partners place. Images are quite old now so haven't got much faith in them now

I have posted the HW Info specs if those are enough and two disk management pics again which are slightly different for some reason but if you want anything more let me know.

Machine is running as I said a little faster than it did the only difference is that screen prompting me going into the BIOS for a few seconds before it does boot into Windows. I will try to snap a pic with he camera and let you see what it looks like.


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21 Sep 2016   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Back to square one by the looks of things the machine has a mind of it's own I set the BIOS to boot from the SSD and set ignore CPU fan speed etc and after quite a attempts at fixing the BIOS the machine will boot.

The problem comes back after the machine has been powered off the BIOS it looks to me resets itself to whatever it feels like it never stays on the same settings as I have set.

In the boot option I have two drive options one is Windows boot manager EUFI and the other is the straight SSD now I am at a loss as to explain why when there is only one drive installed I should get these two options and how in the name of heaven is the CPU fan speed setting being reverted back to auto when I have set it to ignore. It is getting a little more than boring now and frankly I think maybe the BIOS chip is corrupted somehow but how does one check that??

For the record I am on the latest BIOS version which I set a little while after building the machine.

Is it worth running a Kaspersky rescue disk? to check out if I have any nasties sitting where they shouldn't be because I have run all the usual scans MBAM, SAS ADW and Kaspersky of course.

Edit I meant to ask should I try a chkdsk and I only ask because the last time I tried it the machine just powered off.
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21 Sep 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Very strange :/
Was the bios update really necessary ?

Might be worth rolling back to the original bios.
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22 Sep 2016   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Mike well I did the update at the time of the build and as I was having issues with setting the EUFI BIOS and Gary (Britton) was helping me through it and suggested that I do the update because it actually said it fixed known bugs in the BIOS and up to about 12 months ago the machine has worked so well.

What I don't understand is why the BIOS settings change /revert back to whatever it takes a mind to when I leave the machine powered off for any length of time - plus why there there are those two boot "drives" listed.

I suppose I could try going back an update for the BIOS and see what happens but I would like to find an answer if there is one before I do thta.

Now earlier in the thread the question was asked if I had the CPU cooling g=fan plugged into the right spot and when I checked today in the manual it showed CPU fan_OPT and CPU fan - meaning there were two outputs for the fan.

The fan lead I had was plugged into the OPT one and I did shut down and resite the CPU fan lead to the other outlet. Now it booted ok but whether this was the problem with having to set the fan speed to ignore because of that warning I am not sure - will soon see when I power up tomorrow from cold but the lead has always been in that OPT one and why it should all of a sudden cause a problem like this is a bit of a mystery to me as I am thinking that the fan supply points are interchangeable if one ceases to work?? .
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22 Sep 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Ha okay yea the opt would be for a second fan not the primary
No telling why it took so long to cause a warning it should of right away
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