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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [4]


07 Mar 2013   #1401

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I was floored that my Bios updated version wasn't updated and that leaves a real chicken or the egg issue....at least it did for me until I drove it to MSI and they updated it in like 2 minutes.


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07 Mar 2013   #1402

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
the errant screw may be lodged between mobo components LF, shorting it.
That is the first thing that popped in my head after I read about the problem. I would look there before I made a bunch of changes, just to be 100% sure.
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07 Mar 2013   #1403

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The only way I'll be able to check the board any closer for the idiot screw than I already have is to take it out, a major chore. I doubt the bios version is a problem because it worked fine when I bench tested it. I'll deal with it tomorrow,
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07 Mar 2013   #1404
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Plus, that board was made for only 1 type CPU, it shouldn't need a bios update to post.
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07 Mar 2013   #1405

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I finally found the miserable, misbegotten screw (after drawing blood). It was hiding between the front panel audio connector and the metal housing the rear I/O audio jacks. Fished it out, turned on the power, hit the on switch, and got the same damned thing. I'm stumped.
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07 Mar 2013   #1406

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Good I didn't realize it had been bench tested. I would pull everything not essential to the boot from the mobo. Also re-seat all essential items. Personally I'd be very surprised it was that loose screw.....but stranger things have happened. Good luck and steady wins the race. It will turn out to be something really silly.....stay with it and we're here to help!
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07 Mar 2013   #1407
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I finally found the miserable, misbegotten screw (after drawing blood). It was hiding between the front panel audio connector and the metal housing the rear I/O audio jacks. Fished it out, turned on the power, hit the on switch, and got the same damned thing. I'm stumped.
Well done. That just proves that it was Gremlins that hid the screw, but the Leprechauns helped you find it. It was always my understanding that Leprechauns only did good, it was the Gremlins who were the bad ones. But, when you bench tested the board, did you leave the ram and CPU cooler attached when you installed it into the case? We can go through the obvious trouble shooting with you, but that would insult your intelligence, and none of us would want to do that. But, Thomas Edison once that people need to be reminded more often than taught. If you would like us to start, we would be happy to. After all, that's what we do here. Just let us know how we can help and you will be inundated with suggestions. Right Guys?
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07 Mar 2013   #1408

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Don't EVER worry about insulting me with suggestions (the same with backseat driving; even if the backseat driver sees something I didn't only once in a hundred times, it makes the other 99 times welcome)! I'm new enough at this to easily get in trouble over something obvious to you all.

Actually, leprechauns tend to be quite troublesome. They are the Irish cousins to gremlins, poltergeists, and minnahoonies.

Yes, the RAM and CPU cooler were still attached when I put the board in the case. I had no choice in this matter because one of the cooler's mounting screws is inaccessable one in the case. If I ever have to pull the cooler, the board will have to come out. What really burns my backside (besides a 3' flame) is the other sockets that the cooler is designed to fit allow the use of nuts on the bottom of the MOBO to attach the cooler and my case has a humongous opening behind the MOBO with all kinds of open acreage around the socket (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble).

I started pulling cables and finally got the board to start up on top of my washing machine (no monitor or keyboard/mouse) when I pulled the front panel connectors in the lower right corner. I'll figure which one was the culprit later.

Thanks for the encouragement, guys.
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07 Mar 2013   #1409
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

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07 Mar 2013   #1410

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Actually, leprechauns tend to be quite troublesome. They are the Irish cousins to gremlins, poltergeists, and minnahoonies.

I started pulling cables and finally got the board to start up on top of my washing machine (no monitor or keyboard/mouse) when I pulled the front panel connectors in the lower right corner. I'll figure which one was the culprit later.

Thanks for the encouragement, guys.
I think I've got poltergeists in my box since installing IE10; may need to perform an exorcism (restore) to put this box back right.

Glad you got it running LF. I've read of others that had front panel connectors causing shorts to occur. All in good fun I say.
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