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Windows 7: Bios Keeps changing boot order...

19 Jan 2011   #51
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

What model is it?


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19 Jan 2011   #52
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

The PC is a SONY VAIO VGC-RM2U

I do not know any specifics on the motherboard as on model it just says: sony corporation.
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21 Jan 2011   #53
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I found the utility for the RM1 here Sony eSupport - VGC-RM1 - Software Updates & Drivers
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21 Jan 2011   #54
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Tried the RM1, didnt work.

Ok so i tried updating the Bios but got a 'cannot read system information', so i thought maybe if i revert back to vista it will work.

Tried installing vista...failed.
Tried installing xp...installed...then failed with BSOD.
Tried using my recovery disks i made when i got the pc...worked...but took 3 hours due to installing bloatware.

Updated Bios to latest version...

Swapped out HDD for SSD...

No change and problem persists.

And i lost 400GB of data

So thats how i wasted my friday :)
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21 Jan 2011   #55
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Bummer. I've read back through the thread and can't see anything we've missed as long as all SATA controller settings have been tried.

I've learned that skipping the memtest86 for 5-6 passes because it isn't indicated can be a mistake, so best to do that too.
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22 Jan 2011   #56
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Yeh i felt the bios update was the last hope, but knew because it wasnt workign on windows 7 it would be a lot of trouble, so saved it till last.

I guess unless someone has had the exact problem and a fix i'd give up for now.
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22 Jan 2011   #57
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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What size PSU are you using?
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Can you set the BIOS to slow boot?
Have you tried slow boot?
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23 Jan 2011   #58
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Its says i need a minimum of 326W, but the CPU should be adequate as i think its at least a 600W, and it is a video editing PC with 6HDD slots and 16 USB's, so i doubt they stuck a 400W in it.


I cant see any option to slow boot my PC.
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23 Jan 2011   #59
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

How old is it? Is it a us model?
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23 Jan 2011   #60
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I got it late 2008, and Europe
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