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February 16, 2014 4:04:15 AM

Got a GTX 650 Ti Boost and installed it, system booted up as normal and installed latest drivers from NVIDIA through GeForce Experience. After I was done playing some games I turned it off. The next day, when I turn it on, it didn't start; it gets to the "Starting Windows" screen and then goes black and stays like that until I turn it off manually (holding down power button[tried DVI and HDMI]). I figured out that it wouldn't boot unless I went into the BIOS even if I didn't change any setting at all. Just going into the UEFI BIOS and exiting it will make it work. I had been using the Intel HD 4000 graphics from the processor before without any "booting" problem. It all started with the GPU drivers installation and it still happens even after new versions of drivers came out. (Motherboard BIOS update [current latest] was done long before I got the GPU)

How can I fix it so that I don't have to go into the BIOS every time I have to use the computer? I have had this problem for quite a while and have, also, asked before but never got a real solution so I thought of asking once more.

Specs:
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
CPU: Intel 3770k @4.2ghz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti Boost
RAM: G. Skill Sniper 8GB (x2 4GB)
PSU: Corsair HX750
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB
OS: Windows 7 Ult

Thanks and I hope you guys can help me out!

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February 16, 2014 4:49:49 AM

go to bios, check your boot priority. Make sure it set to hdd or ssd you are using it for OS.
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February 16, 2014 5:07:34 AM

Go into the bios and set the pcie/peg as default,see how that works.
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February 17, 2014 5:13:51 AM

Vic 40 said:
Go into the bios and set the pcie/peg as default,see how that works.


Thanks for the replies!

I don't know that much about BIOS settings and what they do but I found that under "Primary Display" it was set to "Auto" so I changed it to "PCIE." Is that what you meant? because it didn't solve the problem :/  any other suggestion?
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February 17, 2014 6:01:09 AM

Lrobert said:

I don't know that much about BIOS settings and what they do but I found that under "Primary Display" it was set to "Auto" so I changed it to "PCIE." Is that what you meant?

That is what i meant.

Do you have the latest bios?

The next program=hwinfo32 will give you your bios,
http://www.hwinfo.com/download32.html
when opened=click run,it will give two windows,in the top one=system summary it will give this info on the right middle.
Check the next for the latest bios.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z77V_PRO/#support
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February 17, 2014 12:40:07 PM

Vic 40 said:
Lrobert said:

I don't know that much about BIOS settings and what they do but I found that under "Primary Display" it was set to "Auto" so I changed it to "PCIE." Is that what you meant?

That is what i meant.

Do you have the latest bios?

The next program=hwinfo32 will give you your bios,
http://www.hwinfo.com/download32.html
when opened=click run,it will give two windows,in the top one=system summary it will give this info on the right middle.
Check the next for the latest bios.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z77V_PRO/#support


As I mentioned, I did update the BIOS to the latest version available (currently, version 2104) long before I got the GPU, which is why I find this a strange problem. Thank you so much for your help but the problem still persists. Is there anything else I can try?
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February 17, 2014 4:30:27 PM

Did you enable XMP Profile in BIOS?

Thank you
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February 17, 2014 7:34:34 PM

have you checked the Boot Priority?
another thing you can try is clearing CMOS by re-seating the motherboard battery(keep battery out for at least a min and unplug you psu cable from psu).
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