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#1 di2257

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:31 PM

I get this when I turn on my pc. (see attachment)  I have to push F1 to continue.

 

How to fix please. - Dick

 

 

Running win. 10

 

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Motherboard. 

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

GPU - GTX 750ti 

Seagate 600 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

EVGA 450 BT 450W Power Supply

 

 

 

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:45 PM

My guess would be that the hard drive is failing.

 

I would test that by trying the hard drive as a secondary drive in a different working system...and running the SeaTools for DOS diagnostic long generic test on the Seagate drive.  Your BIOS reflects the WD drive as detected normally.

 

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/100346-s-m-a-r-t-command-failed

 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:13 PM

This may not help but let's find out what BIOS Version you are on.

 

Click Menu and type "msinfo32" look under "BIOS Version/Date" I think you should be on "Version 2101"

 

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#4 di2257

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:59 PM

Yes 2101 is correct.  After pushing F1 everything works normal. But it is annoying. 



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:32 PM

Download Seatools for Windows and do the short test. If it passes do the long test. 

 

https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/seatools-win-master/

 

If the drive passes both the short and long test then you may have a setting in your BIOS to disable Smart Status.



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

I have tried to flash the BIOS 3 or 4 time but it won't let do it.  I used the ez flash on the motherboard.     

Is there another way to do it? This mother board has no support for win 10.

 

Maybe it's time for a for a new motherboard.



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:21 PM

Follow Johns advice in #5 and test the Hard Drive.  Or the advice hamluis gave you in #2  We already determined that you were on the correct BIOS and therefore I would not bother with the BIOS at all.

 

When you run this program make sure you don't have any externals plugged in, like a USB with data on it.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:13 PM

I ran the Seatools for Windows and all the tests passed.  Ran  s.m.a.r.t  Test, Short drive and Long drive tests.

 

Computer runs ok most of the time, but sometimes it has a mind of it's own. It is not very stable.

 

What can I look for now to fix the problem?

 

Thanks for all your help.



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:55 PM

If you ran both tests on the Seagate and they passed then look for a setting in BIOS to disable the SMART test. In any case I would backup any important data you have on the drive to another drive.

 

https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1010992/


Edited by hamluis, 14 August 2018 - 09:20 AM.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

 

 

 This is my C drive that failed.  

 

Seagate 600 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ST240HM000

 

 Need advice on what I should replace it with.   Thanks

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 08:56 AM

This is what I've been using because they are not to expensive and deliver comparable speed with a known good brand.

https://www.sandisk.com/home/ssd/ultra-3d-ssd


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:26 PM

I ran another test on my drives and it also gave me a clean bill of health.

CrystalDiskInfo 7.6.1  Should I put a new ssd in or not?

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 03:16 PM

Remember what John said:

In any case I would backup any important data you have on the drive to another drive.  And I will say to remove any USB's also before running tests.

 

CDI is not a test in the sense, it is the S.M.R.T Attributes so will only tell you what SMART see's.  The Long SeaTools test is the one you need to pay attention to in this case.  I have not done this with an SSD but it looks like there is another tool just for Seagate SSDs, see the SeaTools SSD GUI below.  Click on it for direct download.

 

Seagate 600 Series Info

 

Try this one on the SSD this time.  SeaTools SSD GUI


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:43 AM

Puzzling...the CMOS message only points to the hard drive as possibly problematical...since that now seems unlikely, my next candidate would be the CMOS battery...but...I would need more info on when this started, how long you have had this boot problem, any other errors/situations reflected in hardware messages, and such.

 

It's hard for me to believe that your situation developed overnight.

 

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

I've had the boot problem for at least 6 months, maybe longer. The only other message  I had was something about the wrong cable to the drives.

I have Serial ATA cables to both drives.

 

How do I tell if the battery is bad?

 

Dick






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