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Solved PC Boot problem

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RondVierkant

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Hi,

so for the last 2 days I've been having trouble booting my PC. For some reason first of all it boots very slow, and it opens my BIOS automatically every time.
I've been OC'ing my CPU (i5-6600K) from 3.5Ghz to 4.2Ghz for a couple of years without trouble. However, when I tried to boot my PC yesterday it gave me a message saying my OC had failed. I opened my BIOS, checked the OC settings but everything seemed okay so I booted anyway. When I checked CPUID HWMonitor I noticed the CPU was indeed running at the regular 3.5Ghz. I restarted my PC and removed the OC altogether. However, first of all I can't get my OC to work anymore, and now whenever I boot my PC the BIOS automatically opens up, and it takes quite a long time to boot. I really don't know what to do anymore. Does anyone have an idea of what went wrong here?
This is the BIOS it boots into:
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Motherboard is the Asus MAXIMUS VIII RANGER, any help is appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
 

RondVierkant

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Hi @jmarket, thanks a lot!

Windows is installed on my SSD, and it seems to want to boot from that drive if I understand correctly?
I've made some screen though.

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RondVierkant

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That's weird, I've had the same version of windows for a few years now. Seems odd that it's not recognized anymore all of a sudden.
Thanks though, I'll look into it!
Can this also be the reason my OC doesn't work any longer or are they seperate problems?
 

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Prior to doing the steps with the disk I linked you to, I'd reset your bios to default settings.
 

RondVierkant

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Alright I'm a total noob when it comes to this stuff... I installed the ubcd on a usb and made it boot from that usb. However I can't get it to boot like it does in the video. Any ideas?

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Try each option until you reach the screen in the video. Been a while since I used the disk myself.
 

RondVierkant

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Alright I finally got to where I needed to go in the video, except when I try to do what the guide says, I get an error message:
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OK, let's try this.

You may still be able to grab your files.



Backup your data using Puppy Linux

These instructions come courtesy of phillpower2 from our technical section.

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***Required Hardware***
CD Burner (CDRW) Drive,
Blank CD,
Extra Storage Device (USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive)
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1. Save these files to your Desktop/Burn Your Live CD:




There are instructions on how to boot from flash drive with puppy here




  • Open BurnCDCC with Windows Explorer
  • Extract All files to a location you can remember
  • Double Click

    BurnCDCC
  • Click Browse

    and navigate to the Puppy Linux ISO file you just downloaded
  • Open/Double Click that file
IMPORTANT: Adjust the speed bar to CD: 4x DVD: 1x

  • Click Start
  • Your CD Burner Tray will open automatically
  • Insert a blank CD and close the tray
  • Click OK

Puppy Linux Live CD will now be created


2. Set your boot priority in the BIOS to CD-ROM first, Hard Drive Second



  • Start the computer/press the power button
  • Immediately start tapping the appropriate key to enter the BIOS, aka "Setup"
(Usually shown during the "Dell" screen, or "Gateway" Screen)

  • Once in the BIOS, under Advanced BIOS Options change boot priority to:
CD-ROM 1st, Hard Drive 2nd

  • Open your ROM drive and insert the disk
  • Press F10 to save and exit
  • Agree with "Y" to continue
  • Your computer will restart and boot from the Puppy Linux Live CD







3. Recover Your Data
Once Puppy Linux has loaded, it is actually running in your computer's Memory (RAM). You will see a fully functioning Graphical User Interface similar to what you normally call "your computer". Internet access may or may not be available depending on your machine, so it is recommended you print these instructions before beginning. Also, double clicking is not needed in Puppy. To expand, or open folders/icons, just click once. Puppy is very light on resources, so you will quickly notice it is much speedier than you are used to. This is normal. Ready? Let's get started.

3a. Mount Drives


  • Click the Mount Icon located at the top left of your desktop.
  • A Window will open. By default, the "drive" tab will be forward/highlighted. Click on Mount for your hard drive.
  • Assuming you only have one hard drive and/or partition, there may be only one selection to mount.
  • USB Flash Drives usually automatically mount upon boot, but click the "usbdrv" tab and make sure it is mounted.
  • If using an external hard drive for the data recovery, do this under the "drive" tab. Mount it now.


3b. Transfer Files.


  • At the bottom left of your desktop a list of all hard drives/partitions, USB Drives, and Optical Drives are listed with a familiar looking hard drive icon.
  • Open your old hard drive i.e. sda1
  • Next, open your USB Flash Drive or External Drive. i.e. sdc or sdb1
  • If you open the wrong drive, simply X out at the top right corner of the window that opens. (Just like in Windows)
  • From your old hard drive, drag and drop whatever files/folders you wish to transfer to your USB Drive's Window.


For The Novice: The common path to your pictures, music, video, and documents folders is: Documents and Settings >> All Users (or each idividual name of each user. CHECK All Names!) >> Documents >> You will now see My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos.
Alternatively search for Main drive >> Users >> Username

Remember to only click once! No double clicking! Once you drag and drop your first folder, you will notice a small menu will appear giving you the option to move or copy. Choose COPY each time you drag and drop.

If you're doing this to recover from a virus or malware infection, (or even if you're not), DO NOT copy executable files (.exe, .scr. etc...) if any of these files are infected you could be copying the corruption over to any new device/computer. Just copy documents, pictures, music, or videos.

YOU ARE DONE!!! Simply click Menu >> Mouse Over Shutdown >> Reboot/Turn Off Computer. Be sure to plug your USB Drive into another working windows machine to verify all data is there and transferred without corruption.
Congratulations!


 

RondVierkant

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I was out of town for 2 days so I haven't really touched my computer for 2 days, when I got back I turned on my computer and it booted perfectly fine. I tried OCing my CPU and even that worked instantly. I have no clue what happened to be honest, really really odd. Just thought I'd let you guys know. Thanks a lot for the help!
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I was out of town for 2 days so I haven't really touched my computer for 2 days, when I got back I turned on my computer and it booted perfectly fine. I tried OCing my CPU and even that worked instantly. I have no clue what happened to be honest, really really odd. Just thought I'd let you guys know. Thanks a lot for the help!
This topic can be closed now.
Per request of @RondVierkant closing thread.
 
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