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Windows 7: Is my motherboard showing near-to-death symptoms?

16 Nov 2014   #1
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 
Is my motherboard showing near-to-death symptoms?

I've noticed this yesterday. My PC will not boot past the BIOS splash screen (My motherboard is MSI MS-7525 and therefore is OEM and not supported by MSI.) Is the motherboard going to die? I'm thinking of getting any G31 Motherboards (Too lazy to install drivers) and I need an upgrade to Core 2 Quad.


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16 Nov 2014   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

No, given the limited description it sounds more like a hard drive problem or a corrupted OS.

When you start a PC the motherboard runs two tests: the POST and then discovering and naming devices, the most important device being a hard drive with a bootable partition to hand off to.

If the BIOS finds a bootable partition it hands off controll to the boot loader and that is it.
If the BIOS can't find a bootable drive or partition then it displays a message saying so.

A test: see if you can get into the BIOS settings. If all looks normal in there then there is probably nothing wrong with the motherboard.
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16 Nov 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Use the one time boot key during post, does it give you the list ?

Can you chose the hard drive ? What happens next ?
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16 Nov 2014   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

It displays all of the devices connected, including my USB Drive (I use ReadyBoost) but after that it will just freeze in there
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16 Nov 2014   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Try this:
Disconnect all hard drives, optical drives, and all USB connected devices - except keyboard and mouse.

Then boot and see if you get a "No operating system found" or " no bootable device" message.

After noting that result, then connect one bootable device and try it again.

Let us know the results of both.
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16 Nov 2014   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

Hmm the problem seems to be gone now.

Thanks to everyone. If this happens again then I'll go buy a new motherboard
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17 Nov 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It was most likely the usb drive.
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