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Windows 7: Added new/old HDs and now I get 'Reboot and Select Proper Media.'

20 Dec 2013   #31
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

1st Build - Major help needed

I have not tried your settings that you suggested above. This PC is freaking out. It is now restarting seemingly randomly. It's got to be the board.


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20 Dec 2013   #32
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It could be a bad motherboard. You've got some weird stuff going on there.
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20 Dec 2013   #33
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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After restarting and running System Repair and having it say 'sorry'
So does this mean the License problem is gone?
Or does "sorry" mean you could not run System Repair?

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Hit any key to shut down, I moved the SATA cable on the board to the next sata location and it booted up.
Be sure the SATA cable for the SSD is connected as shown below.
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Do not connect any other hard drives until you have Windows installed and the system set up properly.


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I really don't know what to do with this thing.
Be sure your BIOS settings are set up like this:
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Try not to change any other BIOS settings other than Boot Priority until you get the system working correctly on the FAIL SAFE DEFAULTS.
I don't see how to get to that ESP area but the Portx hot plug are all disabled.
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20 Dec 2013   #34
spapakons

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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Just bizarre behavior. I log in and go to Windows updates. There are 4 optional Win7 updates. I install, it finishes and says that 1 failed. I close it and open update again and there are 48 recommended updates. This is all within 60 seconds.

Anyways, I will post another thread today hopefully.
This is perfectly normal. Windows has no way telling if one update is not necessary because there is a newer one in the list. So a couple of updates fail because a newer one is installed and these are not needed and cannot be installed after it. When you install some updates, you fulfill some requirements for future updates (eg some must have dotNET 4 or newer installed). Since your system now meets these requirements, more updates are discovered at the new search. This is that case from Windows 95 up to 8.1 All you have to do in a new installation is update again and again, until nothing new is found. Then you are 100% up to date. Next time new stuff will be really new, not some old update that you hadn't install yet.
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20 Dec 2013   #35
spapakons

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
1st Build - Major help needed

I have not tried your settings that you suggested above. This PC is freaking out. It is now restarting seemingly randomly. It's got to be the board.
This means that some update didn't install successfully, most likely some driver. Use Windows Restore to return to a stable state and try again. Press F8 several times (to make sure it works) before seeing the Microsoft logo. This should give you a menu. Select to boot into Safe Mode. Then load System Restore and restore Windows to an earlier checkpoint (usually last one or the previous one).
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20 Dec 2013   #36
spapakons

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Pity you are far away. If you were here in Athens, Greece, you could bring your computer, or I could visit to have a look. Unfortunately such kind of trouble shooting cannot be done remotely (eg using TeamViewer), otherwise I could connect to your system with TeamViewer or VNC and try to help you. If you have access to another computer or a smartphone, we could use Skype to watch your computer and screen and guide you what to do, from connecting the cables right, setting the BIOS to updating Windows... however I don't have too much free time. Any other volunteer? Maybe a friend with some knowledge on computers could help you out?
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