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#1 Scard

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:10 AM

Hi.

 

I've got a computer with an Asus P5QPL-AM Motherboard, two sata hdd, one 1TB Seagate and one Kingston HyperX 3K SSD. I run Windows 7 32-bit on the Seagate and Windows 8 64-bit on the Kingston ssd. Recently I hibernated while running Windows 7, and when I turned it on this morning it got to the log in screen as usual. However when I had logged in the screen showed my desktop and open programs, but I couldn't move my mouse and it didn't respond to Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

 

I rebooted the computer but now it finishes the BIOS POST message, then goes black for 5 second and then reboots before it can reach where you would normally select which OS to boot. It keeps on doing this, I've let it go for at least 5 repetitions without any change. There's no computer beeps at all so no errorcode that I can check.

 

I figured it might still be a BIOS issue, so I did a CMOS clear, but it didn't help. After that I tried to boot Linux from Hiren's bootCD and it succeded. I could see the connected sata drives and navigate the folders on them. Then I rebooted the computer anddetached the ssd drive yet the problem remained. I tried detaching the Seagate drive but then it asked me to reboot and select a proper boot device or insert a boot medium into the boot device.

 

Anyone got any idea what's happened and steps to fix it? I wonder if it might be a corrupted MBR from a virus or something, but I'm not skilled enough at pre-operating system stuff to dare do something without asking for advice first.

 

I would greatly appreciate any advice and help.

 

(btw I thought I already had an account here, but couldn't remember the login details, is there any way to request new password? Or have you perhaps had a purge of inactive accounts sometime?)


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

<<btw I thought I already had an account here, but couldn't remember the login details, is there any way to request new password? Or have you perhaps had a purge of inactive accounts sometime?)>>

 

Send me the details...via PM...of your old account/name/password, when established and let us know if your IP has changed from then to now...and I'll see what I can find out.

 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:30 AM

Well, after asking around among my friends I managed to procure a Win 7 recovery medium. A simple bootrec.exe /FixMbr using the command prompt there was enough to get the computer booting again. Still no idea what the problem was though, so I got the computer doing a full boot-time virus scan.

 

You can mark this thread as solved I guess :)



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:15 AM

Congrats on your resolution...happy computing :).

 

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