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Cant boot onto anything, brand new motherboard.

  1. #1


    Bow, WA
    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center

    Cant boot onto anything, brand new motherboard.


    I just got back from vacation andwent to turn on my pc which worked before on my Gigabyte GA78LMTS2 and now cant boot into Windows, instalation media, anything. it just hangs on the BIOS load screen. I am using AHCI for my sata. Any help?

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  2. #2


    Hi there. Any beep or beeps for BIOS post?
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  3. #3


    Bow, WA
    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center


    I did post, being able to go into the BIOS.
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  4. #4


    Could be a hardware problem or corrupt boot sector. Did you try to reseat items on the motherboard? You would know to take all precautions, but just to be sure.

    You could try a hard reset CMOS or boot from Win install DVD and do a system repair.
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  5. #5


    Bow, WA
    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center


    I cant boot into the installation media AT ALL I will reseat everything, and reset.the CMOS. I will check back when Im done
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  6. #6


    Bow, WA
    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center


    Did not help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukethedj View Post
    Did not help.
    Sorry for the delay. Got lost in upgrading my Lumia.

    Bummer! I had a similar problem with this older Acer this past winter, but BIOS did not post. I unhooked HD and all peripherals > Everything. While I was at it I changed the Cmos battery. Then proceeded to hook everything back up one at a time starting with HD and rebooted after each. When all was done, all was well. Really never did find out what it was.

    I don't know what else to tell you. What could possibly go wrong sitting off other than a drained Cmos battery?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 148
    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    It sounds like a defective mainboard to me. But changing the bios battery is indeed something you could try. You could also try to remove all but one ram element from the ram banks. Try to boot with every ram element you've got (insert only one at a time) to check if there is a defective ram element. Disconnecting all drives would also be something you could try. If all those steps do not help I would definitely say you've got a defective mainboard.
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  9. #9


    Bow, WA
    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center


    No problem
    I will try the battery. Would any watch battery work?
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  10. #10


    I would match the voltage.
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