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carbonterry2
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October 11, 2017 - 3:11 am
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I recently did an update with a new ASUSTeK Computer INC. M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 (AM3R2), AMD FX-8320E CPU and 12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz RAM.
Now when I need to restart the machine I have to power off/on several times before it will actually restart. Initially, I did not have the problem after the upgrade.

Advise please

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dandl
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Only thing I can think of is, (1) Defective Mobo, (2) Was this a clean install of Windows for this Mobo?
Try to unplug USB devices, and you might want to try and start from one stick of ram at a time, just in case their may be a bad stick.

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This was a clean install. I'll give the other ideas a try. Thanks

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mmmmmm.... no joy

Ram tested good and I did uninstall RAM one stick at a time.
Disconnected all (a bunch) USB devices
MOBO bad ????? who knows ???????
The BIOS seems to "change" and I cant set in BIOS my #1 boot device as it does not appear at all.

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Richard Pedersen
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November 12, 2017 - 3:14 am
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Well, carbonterry, there's your problem. If BIOS can't see your boot drive, then nothing else can, either.

Test that drive on another system, or clone it to another drive and try that on this system.

You've got a drive (and/or boot partition) problem somewhere... isolate the drive first.

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November 12, 2017 - 6:42 am
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Hey Terry,

Is the PC fitted with a graphics card?

What happens if you tap the F12 key when the BIOS screen displays (before the OS starts to load) - does a boot menu appear?

Is the BIOS legacy (old type) or UEFI (new type)?

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Make sure the drive is showing in Disk Management.

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