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Windows 7: A puzzler

12 Jan 2011   #1
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
A puzzler

This evening, as with most evenings, I decided to boot up my computer. This was fine, except for one thing. It wouldn't boot , instead giving me the message about selecting the correct boot device. I checked the settings in the BIOS. All were correct. I tried a few times. Still the same. Then I decided to try the one-time boot menu via the F11 key. Selected my boot device (which, incidentally, is 3rd in the BIOS order which I checked and rechecked above). This time, it booted up! I wonder if it could be the battery, but all the settings in the BIOS were correct.


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12 Jan 2011   #2
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hopefully your hard drive isnt starting to fail : S, it cant be your battery if the time was correct on startup
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12 Jan 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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3rd in the BIOS
How come it is 3d? I would understand 2nd if you have the optical reader as #1, but what is the other drive and does it need to be in that order. The BIOS probably got hung up on that one.

Also I would plug the boot disk into port0 on the mobo. Just a good practice.
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12 Jan 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

My boot order is Floppy, DVD, HDD. Always has been, no change there. HDD array currently in ports #3 and #4, because of access due to my previous graphics card (8800GT) partially blocking the SATA sockets.
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12 Jan 2011   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dwarf,

You might check to see of a disc is in the Floppy or DVD drive causing it.

You might also run a startup repair on the HDD a few times to see if it that may help if it was corrupted somehow.
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12 Jan 2011   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Shawn,

No floppy or DVD/CD left in. Still a puzzler as to why this happened, especially as I was able to boot up through the one-time menu with F11. And, before you ask, my printer isn't in the BIOS boot menu (although I can select it via F11, as I can my external drive).

Edit: Just decided to do a reboot, and no problems! Will get a replacement battery tomorrow and try that.
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12 Jan 2011   #7
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

have you recently installed ubuntu or anythign that would mess with mbr? <-- just curious : D
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12 Jan 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, Floppy - LOL. But since you apparently never got out of the BIOS, fixing Win7 will probably not do anything for you. If it was a one time occurence, I would book it as a hickup. If it occurs more often, a BIOS update may help. I do not think the CMOS battery plays a role since the system had full power.
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12 Jan 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You'll know if it is the watch battery on the mobo if you can reboot a hundred times without issue, but if you power off and then power up...you have the boot issue.
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12 Jan 2011   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That's what I'm thinking. I powered off OK last night, but it was this evening that I had problems. Strange why there was no change to my settings in the BIOS, my HDD array was listed as a boot device but wouldn't boot, yet it did when selected via the F11 one-time boot menu. Guess computers just want to keep us on our toes sometimes.
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