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[solved] M4A79XTD EVO Stuck on NVRAM during boot, need help

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I need help. I've tried everything I can think of and everything Google spat back.

I was on my sig rig earlier, not folding or anything intensive, just watching youtube, when I got a bsod. Thought it was a little strange since I have done stability tests on this oc and I left it folding all week while I was out of town with no issues. Tried to reboot and it got stuck on a flashing underscore cursor right after it said Checking NVRAM. This happens every time I boot now.

I've tried flashing cmos, reseating ram, removing hard drives, and nothing is working. I have a raid for my C drive. When I flash the cmos, bios sees all four hard drives (two are in a raid and two are not), but when I change the setting from ide to raid and reboot, the raid utility correctly sees the drives but bios does not detect any. I'm not positive, but I think it did detect them earlier.

I really don't know what to do at this point and would be grateful for help!
Edited by purduepilot - 1/4/11 at 2:26am
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post #2 of 5
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Could a bad battery on my mobo be causing this?
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post #3 of 5
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Just replaced the battery. No change. There's $5 well spent.

I'll give out +rep for suggestions, even if they don't work. I'm desperate!
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Try one stick at a time. It could be a bad stick of memory.
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Took everything out but the CPU and added one component at a time. Turns out it was my RAID array. Not sure why. Reinstalled windows and spent all night getting my programs back up and running. Not the way I wanted to spend my evening, but you gotta do what you gotta do... Maybe I'll be a good boy and make a C backup this time.
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