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Hi everyone,

I was just playing some TF2 today, then all of a sudden my game froze. I had to restart my computer and when I did, it took a long time to get past the intial post screen. When it did, it moved onto the Boot from CD screen. However now it is just sitting there and doesn't seem to want to move past it.

I am not sure if this is a motherboard issue, or a hard drive issue, or neither. I was just wondering if anyone had ever experienced something like this? I'm not quite sure where to narrow the problem down. Bios recognizes the hard drive, so I don't know if thats even the issue.

Thanks,

James
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post #2 of 8
What is your primary boot device set up to in BIOS? hd or cd?
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post #3 of 8
Try disabling the CD boot, and only leave it on the HDD boot.
    
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I just had a similar problem yesterday on my brother-in-law's computer. The computer froze forcing him to do a hard reboot. When it rebooted, he got a "read error". I thought it was a master boot record error. So I ran the recovery console and tried "fixmbr", then "bootconfig /default", and finally "fixboot". After all attempts failed, I downloaded the WD data lifeguard utility and ran it. It came back with a "cable error". So I swapped the SATA cable, ran "fixmbr", and it worked!

The point of me explaining this, is that it can also be the SATA cable.
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Thanks for the quick responses. I have just tried disabling the boot drives, and swapping the order of them. However this did not seem to fix the issue.

I just went to rummage around for a sata cable, I came back upstairs and it made it to the windows loading screen. It is just taking 10 minutes to do this.

The odd thing is it seems to be sitting at the intial post screen for a good 1-2 minutes before moving onto the boot from cd screen. I have never experience such a thing in my life which is why I am so puzzled by it.
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post #6 of 8
Take out your DVD burner drive or optical drive and then boot it up like that.

edit:
Glad to hear your issue was fixed.
    
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post #7 of 8
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Eric, thank you very much, it was the SATA cable. Thanks for all your efforts, it was much appreciated.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by nein View Post
Eric, thank you very much, it was the SATA cable. Thanks for all your efforts, it was much appreciated.
I bet you are as shocked as I was! If I hadnt run the utility, I would have tried to format, then ordered a new one and RMA'ed the old one. Then who knows what would have happened next!

Congrats!
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