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Fix bootloader?


gizbug

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Chicago

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#1
I've noticed sometimes when I first powerup my windows 8 machine, it turns on, but I get no display on my monitor (has happened with 2 monitors). I am using the latest beta ATI drivers for my card. The weird thing is, pressing delete i dont even get the bios to appear, just a black/dark monitor screen. I am wondering if repairing the bootloader could fix this? Anyone know how to repair the bootloader? I won't loose any of my data, will I?

After turning off, turning on the computer a few times, I finally get display and can get into windows 8, but it's annoying.

MB is an ASUS P8z68V/gen3
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    CPU
    Intel i7
    Memory
    Gigabyte P8Z68
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#2
Do you have all the latest drivers for you mobo installed? I see there is a BIOS update as well as a chipset.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

labeeman

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#3
I've noticed sometimes when I first powerup my windows 8 machine, it turns on, but I get no display on my monitor (has happened with 2 monitors). I am using the latest beta ATI drivers for my card. The weird thing is, pressing delete i dont even get the bios to appear, just a black/dark monitor screen. I am wondering if repairing the bootloader could fix this? Anyone know how to repair the bootloader? I won't loose any of my data, will I?

After turning off, turning on the computer a few times, I finally get display and can get into windows 8, but it's annoying.

MB is an ASUS P8z68V/gen3
Sounds like to me you will be in the market for a new mother board or PS.

Re seat your power cables on the motherboard.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7/8 Mint
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo W530
    CPU
    intell i7
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    512 gb ssd
    Other Info
    Around 13 million employes

mikiep

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#4
That motherboard from what I just saw has imbedded intel graphics too. Update that driver also maybe, but sounds like bad capacitor or loose wire or card to me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo