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June 7, 2011 4:10:31 PM

HI, i recently built a new computer with the following parts:

i7-2600k at 4.4 ghz
Thermaltake Frio Cooler
Asus p8p67 deluxe motherboard
8 gb corsair vengeance ram at 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
750watt thermaltake psu
antec twelve hundred case
gtx 460 1gb
1tb wd internal drive x1
1tb wd external usb drive x1

here's my story:


Everything was fine when i first completed building my pc, it booted first time and i successfully installed windows 7 and i even got to playing battlefield: bc2 on it. However, when i restart my pc after a windows update or any reason at all, it will show asus motherboard logo, then Marvelltray for raid, then nothing. It refuses to boot back into windows and just sit at a black screen with a small dot blinking at top left of screen, like it is waiting for something. This occurs when restarting and after a full shutdown. I think it is an issue with the motherboard, but i don;t know how to go about fixing this? is this a common problem for the asus p8p67 deluxe?

I found a temporary fix, which is to leave my windows 7 installation cd in the dvd drive. At boot, it asks to boot from cd, i ignore it, then it proceeds to go into windows from there, why does my system do this?

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June 7, 2011 4:22:58 PM

I have a machine that would do that with a specific USB drive connected, and similarly only on a shutdown/restart, not on a warm reboot.

Make sure you have any potential external boot devices disconnected and see if that lets it boot normally. If so, disable USB boot devices in CMOS.
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June 7, 2011 4:34:30 PM

Thank you, i just removed my wd external drive, shutdown and restarted into windows!
However now when i turn on my pc, it does a double boot, it will start for about 5 secs then turn off and then turn on again and boot as normal. Does this relate to power settings in EFI bios at all?

Also, i would like to continue using my external drive, so how would i go about disabling it in cmos like you suggested?
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June 7, 2011 5:44:36 PM

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