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post #11 of 25
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I'll give it a shot. I've been in need for a bigger hard drive anyway, it's just a pain in the ass to go through all of this you know?

Thanks for all the help man, really appreciate it! thumb.gif
post #12 of 25
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I'll give it a shot. I've been in need for a bigger hard drive anyway, it's just a pain in the ass to go through all of this you know?

 

Yeah, when I format and start over, it can take me over 12 hours to take care of all the little details, sometimes longer depending on how well I can stay on task. :) I even have everything set up so that I'm mostly ready to format and start over at a moment's notice, yet it still takes almost an entire day. Usually all I have to do is back up Microsoft Outlook and Firefox and maybe do a simple Windows Easy Transfer backup just to save settings in both Windows and whatever programs it can do. But even so, my preparation can take a long time due to making absolutely sure I took care of all the little details so that I feel absolutely 100% confident that I can go ahead and format and start over. Even then, I might open Firefox and go play while I think about it just to be sure that I'm absolutely ready to do it.

 

Then setting everything back up is time consuming for me because it's another load of detail-oriented work (at least for me). Not only that, but I spend lots of time making sure I didn't miss anything. The worst part is, once I have Firefox installed, I usually start getting distracted by OCN and my other usual stomping grounds. Of course, I also have to eat at some point during the day too, so I have a couple of huge opportunities to just stop working for a few hours. lol Ugh.

 

Fortunately, the only time Windows 7 needs a fresh start is for those times like you're experiencing. I mean, it's not like XP where it felt good to format and start over on a somewhat regular basis! I'm at 1 year and 11 months (almost 2 years now) with this installation of Windows 7 and it's still just as good as it was on the first day. I love it. However, if I were ever faced with the need to format and start over, then I know that it would mean that it would be a project that would consume an entire day! So yeah, I agree that it can be a pain in the ass.

 

Although, y'know something: I remember that every time I'm in the middle of formatting and starting over, it's kind of fun. Trying to get started isn't fun, but once I start, I kind of enjoy it. I realize this the most when I finish because then I'm left with the feeling of "the fun is over, back to my usual routine". It's kind of like overclocking: getting started isn't the most fun, but being in the middle of it is and you know this to be true once you're all done because then it's like, "Ok. Now what?" lol So, I think you're about to have a lot of fun here.


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post #13 of 25
Good Luck, I don't know much about AMD but if you have spare parts try swapping them around. try booting with 1 stick of ram. Not sure if its possible but my guess is hardware conflicts.
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So I got a fresh copy of Windows on my other drive, I transferred some stuff over and I'm about to start doing all of the big stuff, games and other programs. It's 6am and I'm still up working on this lol.

I'm about to try BigBoris's idea before I go through with everything else though, just wanna be sure before I invest hours into getting everything back to normal.
post #15 of 25
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So I got a fresh copy of Windows on my other drive, I transferred some stuff over and I'm about to start doing all of the big stuff, games and other programs. It's 6am and I'm still up working on this lol.

I'm about to try BigBoris's idea before I go through with everything else though, just wanna be sure before I invest hours into getting everything back to normal.

 

I would too. I mean, how much time could that take in comparison to what you're about to get into? :) Not only that, but you're right: what if it's the solution?

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I had to make sure that the BIOS was up to date for My Saber even though it supports FX out of box.. Stock bios just didn't allow me to boot to windows but once I Flashed the BIOS everything was good
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I had to make sure that the BIOS was up to date for My Saber even though it supports FX out of box.. Stock bios just didn't allow me to boot to windows but once I Flashed the BIOS everything was good

 

But did Windows attempt to boot? I mean, did it begin loading Windows, fail, go to black screen, reboot, and then prompt you with the same thing he's being prompted with?

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post #18 of 25
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But did Windows attempt to boot? I mean, did it begin loading Windows, fail, go to black screen, reboot, and then prompt you with the same thing he's being prompted with?

I do think so if I remember correctly this was back in october so my memory is foggy but here the thing with that.

It takes 5-10 minutes to flash the BIOS.. If that didn't work well at least you have updated BIOS.. However my money is more on the BIOS before anything else
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post #19 of 25
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That's a good idea F3ERS, I'll give that a shot right now. I have this new drive running my basic stuff, but I still don't have any of my games or anything.

I'll let you know how it goes!
post #20 of 25
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I can't seem to update my BIOS. I have the update saved on my hard drive and everything, but I can't even click on the update from drive option in the Gigabyte Q-Flash Menu.

I also removed my mobo's battery, reset the CMOS, and loaded the default BIOS settings to see if that would do anything, but it still doesn't do anything when I click on the update from drive option.
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