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New MOBO or CPU failure?

Alright, so recently I have just purchased a brand new Asus M5A99FX Pro r2.0 motherboard, with an AMD FX 6300 CPU. I also bought 2 4gb sticks of Corsair Vengeance Ram to go along with it. I've been pretty excited for this build for a while, and finally installing windows I ran into my first problem. I was getting this error at the beginning:

"Windows Cannot Be Installed to This Disk. The Selected Disk Has an MBR Partition Table. On EFI Systems, Windows Can Only Be Installed to GPT"

I did some playing around in BIOS and changed the boot settings to have no EFI boot, which was the first priority. After changing that, I was able to install windows. I formatted my drive, so there would be no issues. So, I go through everything, and now my pc is running extremely slowly. At the desktop, opening anything will take 2mins+. Including the Taskbar. Although, other times it will be quicker for some odd reason. I installed the MOBO's drivers and everything, but it's still just extremely slow. Everything is connected correctly, and all the fans are running, but I'm pretty upset that my new system is already giving me issues. Any ideas?
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  1. just a quick addition of information:

    The computer seems to run alright for a couple of minutes, but then has some kind of hiccup where everything freezes/is slow.
  2. Best answer
    Is your HDD new? It really sounds like a hard drive issue. What is your storage setup, what else is new in your system?
  3. The HDD isn't new, no. I'm not sure how old it is, as the prior build was given to me by my Uncle. It's a small unit, like 350 Gigs.
    But, it was running fine prior to the update.

    The old bits are the Hard Drive, Graphics Card, and Power Supply

    The Power Supply is a Corsair 620 Watt (I wouldn't be able to tell you what the model is, I'm not around my computer at the moment)

    The hard drive being like 350gigs

    and the Graphics Card is a Nvidia GTX Geforce 285
  4. You should download and run crystal disk info. It is a free download here. Run that program and then let me know what it says about your hdd, we can go from there.
  5. I'll let you know tomorrow morning when I try it out.

    Before I left my room, a friend told me to try a different SATA input since my MOBO has 6. 1 of the SATA port hubs was a different color, so I put it in there and in the 3-5 minutes that I used the pc it seemed to work without problems. But, the startup is still terribly slow for what I have installed.

    Anyways, I'll let you know.
  6. Trev92 said:
    I'll let you know tomorrow morning when I try it out.

    Before I left my room, a friend told me to try a different SATA input since my MOBO has 6. 1 of the SATA port hubs was a different color, so I put it in there and in the 3-5 minutes that I used the pc it seemed to work without problems. But, the startup is still terribly slow for what I have installed.

    Anyways, I'll let you know.


    Yea, let me know I'll check in. Could be that the old partition didn't get properly deleted during reformat and still has old boot files.
  7. well I guess it was the HDD. IT failed earlier today, and since I needed to upgrade it at some point I bought a new one today, upgrading from 250gb to 1tb and everything is working much better. Thanks for the input, I wouldn't thought of it being the harddrive.
  8. Ahhhh...

    This is a simple BIOS/Windows installation problem.

    If you had already installed a version of Windows, go to BIOS, and disable EFI.

    If you haven't installed anything, start from disk, and after arriving the partitioning stage, press shift (or control) + Function 10. Command prompt shows up. Enter (all the following without the quotes) "diskpart"; then "select disk 0"; then "clean", then "convert gpt". At this stage, enter "exit" 2 times. Then go on installation as normal.
  9. Trev92 said:
    well I guess it was the HDD. IT failed earlier today, and since I needed to upgrade it at some point I bought a new one today, upgrading from 250gb to 1tb and everything is working much better. Thanks for the input, I wouldn't thought of it being the harddrive.


    Np at all. I have run into this issue before with friends pc's and it was usually the hard drive. Despite what the above poster stated, if Crystal Disk info said the drive is bad, it is bad. Has nothing to do with bios settings or the like. Goodluck with your new HDD, like you said you needed to upgrade ;)
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