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carbonterry2
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October 11, 2017 - 3:11 am

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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October 11, 2017 - 10:59 am

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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October 14, 2017 - 2:49 am

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

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November 12, 2017 - 2:57 am

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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November 12, 2017 - 3:14 am

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

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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November 12, 2017 - 8:40 pm

Make sure the drive is showing in Disk Management.

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November 25, 2017 - 1:48 am

Disc shows, Bios is the new version. If I tap F8 The start menu appears and I can choose the correct drive.
Now there is an additional issue. If I boot from the C drive I get the BSOD (bad config command). If I boot from my back up system(D), the C drive will open OK.
Terribly convoluted

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November 25, 2017 - 1:49 am

built-in graphics card

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November 25, 2017 - 10:57 am

Hi Terry
It looks like you are going to have to edit your boot entries by using the bcdedit command. You can run bcdedit /enum and it will show all entries in the BCD store.
Now if you are not comfortable with using bcdedit then you can try using Easy BCD and edit your boot entries. Run bcdedit by using the elevated admin prompt.
Be advised that some of the bcdedit commands will have to ran from a W7 boot disc and you will then have to use the bootrec command to edit and rebuild the BCD store.
You can run bcdedit /? or bootrec /? to get a list of commands. Write the one's down that you might think you will use, so you do not forget.
The ones I mostly use are bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /rebuildBCD

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November 25, 2017 - 11:05 pm

' Been this way for a long time

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November 25, 2017 - 11:16 pm

Geez, I had to log out/in because I couldn't enter a reply.

dandl,
You're getting over my head with the last reply. Sorry!?

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November 25, 2017 - 11:52 pm

OK, that is a list of Easy BCD boot entries. Are the two partitions on the same drive? Use the Easy BCD edit tab and verify which entry is checked for default.


These are the boot entries for my PC, each OS is on a separate drive.

This is the Easy BCD Edit tab where you edit names for your OS and set the default boot entry. Mine is set for W10.

Open Run and type CMD and run as Administrator, when the command prompt opens type bcdedit at the end of C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
If one of your boot drives is an SSD and the other is HDD then make sure your Sata drives or set in the correct mode, my mobo is set in Eide mode because XP will not boot in AHCI mode.
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November 26, 2017 - 3:11 am

Boot menu
C drive is SSD
D drive is hdd

The BIOS is set to another drive with no entry for the C drive SSD

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November 26, 2017 - 3:18 am

I forgot to load the other image

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