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GA EX58 UD3R forgetting harddisk boot order

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August 31, 2009 8:28:23 PM

Hi,
I have been having this strange issue with my machine.

Whenever the machine gets rebooted abruptly (usually due to power failure) when it comes back up on, the machine does not reboot. I have to go in manually into the bios and set the harddisk boot sequence. Then everything is fine.

How do I fix this?

TIA
a c 177 V Motherboard
August 31, 2009 11:26:31 PM

Which motherboard? Wich BIOS rev? What, in the way of USB devices, do you have plugged into it? Are the boot sequence items always reset to the identical values? Have you ever done the (requisite) BIOS' "Load Optimized Defaults"?
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September 1, 2009 12:12:08 AM

Duh !! Sorry my bad.. completely forgot about writing the specs

I have a GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R F6. I have not done the "Load Optimised Defaults" but does that effect this issue.
Core i7 920. 6GB ram. Only USB device is my old MS IntelliMouse.

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a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2009 8:15:00 PM

Bilbat will say that the loading of the "Optimized Defaults" affects all issues. It sets up the computer to run properly and lets troubleshooting proceed from a set of knowns, rather than unknowns.

You should try it.

You mention setting the harddisk boot sequence - is it wrong when you go into the BIOS? Is this the boot sequence with "CD-ROM, USB, Harddrive, etc..." or the choice among the harddrives of which should be booted?
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September 1, 2009 8:28:43 PM

After your suggestion, I have configured the BIOS to "Optimised Defaults".

Is there a way to purposefully blue-screen a win xp 64 machine?

The problem is with the "HardDrive boot priority" not the boot sequence.
The OS is on a VelociRaptor disk and I have another samsung 750 GB drive.
After a crash or blue-screen, the bios "HardDrive boot priority" order is jumbled !!

Any suggestions?

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September 11, 2009 1:34:40 PM

Any help?

One more issue that has happened since I did the optimised defaults is that the computer has been frozen once. Any ideas?
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a b V Motherboard
September 11, 2009 2:12:41 PM

Frozen is such a wide-ranging topic that no one, even on the scene, can generally nail it down. First you have to eliminate Windows - only way to do that is to re-install. Then there's all the hardware items. Once in ten days, especially if you've been having power failures, is not bad at all.

I'd say if it's doing this when power fails or machine abruptly re-boots - don't do that! Get a basic UPS to keep it running until you can power down. Or get a fancy one that'll turn it off for you when activated.

Is this computer un-attended? You can set BIOS to leave the power off when it loses power rather than turning back on - this might be related to your issue. I always set mine this way - when lightning is the cause of power cut, I don't want computer repeatedly re-booting each time there's a surge or brown-out.

Since the running, or stopping, of Windows isn't related to the items in your BIOS, I'd guess you were having a surge problem in addition to power cut-off. Might be a faulty power supply if also happens on Reset switch shut-offs.

Billbat's the power guy, maybe he'll jump back in this one.
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September 11, 2009 2:25:11 PM

Thanks for your quick response.

The computer is my machine at home which I leave running 24x7. I made it in Jan 2009. I have had the computer freeze about 4-5 times in the past 9 months. Not a big deal but I thought it may be related.

I will see what I can change in the BIOS. I will also try to get a UPS.

All the advise above seems useful and relevant.
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a b V Motherboard
September 11, 2009 2:38:39 PM

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All the advice above seems useful and relevant.

People rarely say that about me! :??: 
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