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Did you make sure that after your BIOS got reset the hard drives were in proper boot order? Not boot order in general as in boot from cd/hdd/floppy, but the actual order of what hard drive your BIOS sees first.
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OK, try this, removed the CMOS battery out for 1 hour. Unplug power cord. Remove the cards, HDD or SSDs and the optical drive then put everything back after 1 hour.
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OK, try this, removed the CMOS battery out for 1 hour. Unplug power cord. Remove the cards, HDD or SSDs and the optical drive then put everything back after 1 hour.
Will do.

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Did you make sure that after your BIOS got reset the hard drives were in proper boot order? Not boot order in general as in boot from cd/hdd/floppy, but the actual order of what hard drive your BIOS sees first.
Will make sure I do this also.
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I could, though only for a short time before it restarts on me (~5 minutes). When I try to boot in to my Windows Setup disc I get a blue screen with error code 0x3B.
OK, if you are still getting this error code 0xFFFFF8800FDBF013 after 1 hour, the motherboard BIOS might have corrupted your OS Drive HDD ROM. If that is the case you need to find away to flash the original HDD Firmware. Sorry, but this the only way to debug and process of elimination.
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OK, if you are still getting this error code 0xFFFFF8800FDBF013 after 1 hour, the motherboard BIOS might have corrupted your OS Drive HDD ROM. If that is the case you need to find away to flash the original HDD Firmware. Sorry, but this the only way to debug and process of elimination.
Geez I've never tried that before, what does that entail? By the way, windows is on my SSD.
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I am just stabbing in the dark here. Motherboard BIOS carries firmwares of the HDDs or SDDs. So whenever you re-set CMOS, the BIOS will check the firmwares of the peripherals and update as neccessary. This could be a hidden task that you don't see on the POST screen, sometimes you do, depens on BIOS versions. So it is very likely when the board BIOS updating the firmware the power was cut off (re-set, re-start, etc) causing it a bad flash.

Try this. To eliminate the BSOD, use one drive at a time to see which drive will let you OS re-install and which doesn't. In that case, you would know that particular drive was corrupted.
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post #17 of 33
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Did you make sure that after your BIOS got reset the hard drives were in proper boot order? Not boot order in general as in boot from cd/hdd/floppy, but the actual order of what hard drive your BIOS sees first.
Tried this, made no difference.

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OK, try this, removed the CMOS battery out for 1 hour. Unplug power cord. Remove the cards, HDD or SSDs and the optical drive then put everything back after 1 hour.
Did this for 2 hours. Made no difference.

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I am just stabbing in the dark here. Motherboard BIOS carries firmwares of the HDDs or SDDs. So whenever you re-set CMOS, the BIOS will check the firmwares of the peripherals and update as neccessary. This could be a hidden task that you don't see on the POST screen, sometimes you do, depens on BIOS versions. So it is very likely when the board BIOS updating the firmware the power was cut off (re-set, re-start, etc) causing it a bad flash.

Try this. To eliminate the BSOD, use one drive at a time to see which drive will let you OS re-install and which doesn't. In that case, you would know that particular drive was corrupted.
I tried disconnecting all of the drives but I am not even able to get in to window's setup still. So that isn't it. Is there anything left I could possibly do? Or is my motherboard basically toast?
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Have you tested each drive and unable to boot into safe mode? Do you have other drive and oprtical drive that you could try? If that also doesn't work, I would assume it's the mainboard issue.

Also try with the other one card card alone just to make sure it is not the cards that you just flashed is causing the BSOD.
Edited by Ken1649 - 8/10/11 at 2:06pm
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Have you tested each drive and unable to boot into safe mode? Do you have other drive and oprtical drive that you could try? If that also doesn't work, I would assume it's the mainboard issue.

Also try with the other one card card alone just to make sure it is not the cards that you just flashed is causing the BSOD.
Tried all of that. Made absolutely no difference.
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What happens when you just stay in safe mode? Will you be able to get to Device Manager?
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