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Windows 7 only boots on restart

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October 22, 2012 2:51:28 AM

Hi, I built my first CPU about 9 months ago, and it has been working great for 8 of those months. Just recently my CPU has had trouble booting windows on start-up, at first maybe once a week, but now every time I start-up the CPU I am forced to press the restart button for windows to boot.

To be more detailed: I start my computer. Then the Asus Mobo screen pops up. Next I would usually see a screen saying "starting windows" but instead I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor/place holder(not sure what it's called) in the top left corner. Then I press the restart button and windows 7 boots fine.

Any ideas what's happening here?

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October 22, 2012 3:54:59 AM

Do you have any USB storage devices plugged in to the computer (ie external hard drive, usb thumb drive, etc.)?
October 22, 2012 6:09:53 PM

Yeah, do you think it's trying to boot one of them first? I looked at my BIOS and the boot sequence seemed correct. I'll try unplugging them all and see the result.
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October 22, 2012 7:35:36 PM

its trying to boot from elsewhere
October 22, 2012 10:25:28 PM

Thanks guys, that fixed it.
October 22, 2012 10:27:53 PM

Best answer selected by joglesby1.
October 22, 2012 11:17:54 PM

You are very welcome!