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#1 TheFrancisco

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 04:59 AM

I installed a new heatsinker and first the pc wouldn't boot up, I solved the problem by removing excess thermal paste :cherry: and then it got going but before loading the O.S, I got the following message:

 

The system has experienced boot failures because of overclocking or changes of voltages.

Last settings in BIOS setup may not coincide with current H/W states.

Current CPU Speed: 4.20 GHz

Current BCLK: 100 MHz

Current Memory Speed: 1333 MHz

 

What does this mean? Have I done something wrong and if so what must I do now?

Help will be appreciated from someone who can read and interpret this warning

 

Thanks in advance.

 

PS: I'm not overclocking and I'm not sure I know what that is...



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 12:45 PM

That can happen sometimes whenever the computer does an unexpected hard shutdown or restart. Reseating the heat sink and the failed bootup afterwards may have contributed to that.

 

Make sure all the power connections to your motherboard are secure and not loose. You may also want to go into the BIOS and make sure everything is set to the default settings -- provided you haven't made any custom changes, and it sounds like you haven't.



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:57 AM

Sorry, that I took so long on replying. I went to BIOS and ordered the pc to load default values and now it won't boot. I get a: status 0x000000f diagnose and I've tried everything, from repairing with the windows disk to resetting the pc to an earlier date but nothing seems to solve the problem, oh, and I also ordered the pc to boot from the latest successful boot but that didn't work either. HELP! (Written from iphone) PS: I forgot to mention and I believe this to be important: I removed the lithium battery from the motherboard, waited 5 minutes and that should have done the trick but it didn't.

Edited by TheFrancisco, 15 July 2017 - 08:08 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

Worth a look, https://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/301854-system-has-experienced-boot-failures-2.html .

 

What motherboard...what cpu?

 

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Edited by hamluis, 15 July 2017 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:44 PM

Your link didn't help much as I already tried most of their suggestions; my cpu is a i7 2600k (if I'm not wrong) and my motherboard is a Gigabyte P-67A. The ONLY thing I did was setting the BIOS to "optimised default values", and this is what I get?! How difficult can it be to start a damned O.S. When apparently the hardware is ok? I say this cause when it starts a hear a lonely "beep" coming from the pc.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:46 PM

Well..."excess thermal paste" might be a point at which to start.  How did you determine that...and how did the system run before your tinkering?  Why change the heatsink?

 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:16 PM

The thing with the thermal paste is old now, it has been working fine since then, but last night I decided to reset BIOS to standard values, all I did was say "yes" to load optimised values and since then I have not been able to boot the OS, I can see it starting to form the windows 7 logo but then it crashes and I get a status: 0x000000f error.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:32 PM

https://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/213386-0x000000f-boot-bcd-error.html

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:22 AM

I knew already that post and tried the suggestions, but what's intriguing is that someone suggests a hard-drive fail now, that could be the answer; do you also second that opinion?

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

I don't see anything posted by you...that supports any opinion and I can''t offer one.

 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
post-33068-0-86653600-1480692866_thumb.j

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

Can't see how the op can run speccy if it won't boot into windows. Looks like it will post and get to the windows bootloader now. Please list the Entire Mother Model Number and Revision Number so we can look into the manual of the bios of this pc. What version of windows are you using?

 

A wrong setting in the bios can and will prevent windows from booting, but it's too hard to say without knowing exactly which mobo and o.s. your using

 

BTW: if you really do have a i7 2600K cpu and you are running it at 4.2 ghz, then your overclocked and that will prevent it from booting too


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:20 PM

Also... looking at a revision 1.0 board, the default SATA Control Mode is IDE, try changing that to AHCI

Check to see if this is the correct manual for your motherboard

http://download1.gigabyte.us/Files/Manual/mb_manual_ga-p67(ph67a)(ph67)-ud3-b3_v1.1_e.pdf



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:14 PM

Also... looking at a revision 1.0 board, the default SATA Control Mode is IDE, try changing that to AHCI

Check to see if this is the correct manual for your motherboard

http://download1.gigabyte.us/Files/Manual/mb_manual_ga-p67(ph67a)(ph67)-ud3-b3_v1.1_e.pdf

Dear Joe,

I did that and do you know what happened? I'll answer you this way, I'm writing from my pc this is what happened; I changed the Control Mode from IDE to AHCI and it, magically, booted and I thought I'd never see my stuff again for I became convinced that my hard disk had ceased to be and gone to meet its maker, I believed that my hard disk had joined the choir of the invisible, but as life is full of (sometimes) good surprises you came along and did some magic (and don't argue, cause it's always magic when one knows nothing about it); I'm spechless and my fingers are tembling as I write these lines, enjoy this moment you've earned it.

Questions:

What the f**k happened when I changed my BIOS?

Will it happen again?

How come (I'm really curious about this one) all the things that I did which included REPAIRING the disk didn't work? (the answer to this is, and I'm guessing, it had nothing to do with my disk but solely with the BIOS)

And the most important one: you said that I'm overclocking; how do I reset to normal values and how did that happen?! I didn't do it, did someone mess with my BIOS?! no one has access to it...

Answering your questions:

My MB is: P67A-UD3-B3 (Gigabyte)

I don't know where to look for the revison number, if it's that important pls tell me where to look for it

Windows version: 7, 64 bit, home edition.

I hope this answers your questions.

Thanks man.






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