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August 12, 2013 7:23:58 AM

Hi,
I was trying to run DBAN to wipe my hdd, so I changed the boot order i my Bios to the usb, once I did that and saved changes the bios just froze and there were red green white 1 inch vertical lines near the top of the screen. I turned off the power switch on the back and tried again with no avail.

I have an asrock z87 Extreme 6

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a c 104 V Motherboard
August 12, 2013 7:40:34 AM

Did you make a proper bootable DBAN USB stick like THIS? Did you select the legacy USB boot, rather than the UEFI mode?

I would start by resetting the CMOS.
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August 12, 2013 7:59:53 AM

RealBeast said:
Did you make a proper bootable DBAN USB stick like THIS? Did you select the legacy USB boot, rather than the UEFI mode?

I would start by resetting the CMOS.


I just cleared a USB stick, formatted it, and then used the UUI to put DBAN on the USB. I didnt do anthing with the UEFI modeo r legacy usb mode, what is that?
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a c 104 V Motherboard
August 12, 2013 8:09:05 AM

The newer motherboards have several boot modes for each device, one that is UEFI and one not. You select it in the bios boot device selection. The UEFI type usually starts with UEFI or EFI then the device name.
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August 12, 2013 8:12:33 AM

11338532,0,409057 said:
The newer motherboards have several boot modes for each device, one that is UEFI and one not. You select it in the bios boot device selection. The UEFI type usually starts with UEFI or EFI then the device name.[/quotemsg/]

So do I go in the bios boot device selection or configure the boot order in the bios or do both and in what order? Because I cant do anything wth the boot order without it crashing
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a c 104 V Motherboard
August 12, 2013 8:44:05 AM

First I would push the Clear CMOS switch with computer unplugged.

Then in the bios boot screen I would disable Fast Boot for now (it does not allow proper USB boots) and set USB to the first boot selection. I would make a fresh DBAN stick and boot with it in a USB 2 port.

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